Must all the questions be asked in English?

If a question was asked in another language, would it be translated?

  • Meta SE discussion on this topic: meta.stackexchange.com/q/13676/226928
    – alexwlchan
    Jul 17, 2014 at 15:55
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    I could have sworn that the FAQ used to specifically address this, but all I could find is this line regarding quality standards: Correct use of English spelling and grammar to the best of your ability.
    – phantom42
    Jul 17, 2014 at 17:39
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    If someone is having an issues with English, I would suggest that they write their question in their native tongue, then simply drop it into google translate. It'll come up with a fair approximation of English and I'm sure that either myself or another user would then correct any outstanding grammatical or spelling errors.
    – Valorum
    Jul 18, 2014 at 19:12

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Yes, all questions must be asked in English. If you are having trouble with a particular word or phrase, you might be able to get help with it on the English Language Learners SE site.

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    You can also ask for help in chat. I edited a question at least once when someone asked for ESL assistance in chat, so this does work Jul 17, 2014 at 19:11
  • The fact that the qustions must be in English does not mean that only English-language works can be discussed here, does it?
    – user14111
    Jul 17, 2014 at 22:59
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    @user14111 Not at all. We've had a few questions on Bollywood films, for example. They don't get as much attention as English works, but the language doesn't make them off-topic at all.
    – phantom42
    Jul 17, 2014 at 23:25

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