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Community Member
Posts: 3
Registered: ‎02-13-2011

How to change the language.

I recieve all my messages from e-bay in German and I dont understand german, how do I change this?
Community Member
Posts: 5,013
Registered: ‎03-19-2006

Re: How to change the language.

in reply to staerdal
try here

http://pages.ebay.com/help/account/change-preferences.html

eBay normaly sends it in the language of country you registered in
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Posts: 1
Registered: ‎02-15-2011

Re: How to change the language.

in reply to staerdal
Thanks, helped me too
Community Member
Posts: 3
Registered: ‎02-13-2011

Re: How to change the language.

in reply to staerdal
How did you change the language? When I am reading on www.ebay.com everything is in english, it is only the messages send to my e-mail thats in german.
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Registered: ‎03-19-2006

Re: How to change the language.

in reply to staerdal
check your setting per the link i gave
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Community Member
Posts: 3
Registered: ‎02-13-2011

Re: How to change the language.

in reply to staerdal
I have done that, but I can not see what settings I am supposed change. As I can see, your link gives me a lot of possible settings I can change, but wich one is it?

I am realy sorry if I seem realy stupid, but I have recieved many messages from e-bay know and I dont understand what they say.
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Posts: 5,013
Registered: ‎03-19-2006

Re: How to change the language.

in reply to staerdal
try resetting your adress, make sure the country/area code is correct.
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Posts: 10
Registered: ‎06-03-2010

Re: How to change the language.

in reply to staerdal
Hi staerdal,

You can't seem to work out the settings in the link provided by redbud_farm you might consider using Google Translate http://translate.google.com/# top translate the message you received.

Cheers,

Richelle :smileyhappy:
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Posts: 5,013
Registered: ‎03-19-2006

Re: How to change the language.

in reply to staerdal
just contact ebay and exsplain the problem.

check the country you are registered in as well
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Posts: 1
Registered: ‎05-05-2011

Re: How to change the language.

in reply to staerdal
ok so i had the same problem. what i did was i changed the address on my account. i couldnt figure out why it was still in german for me too (not really a problem because i speak it but the euro-dollar exchange was frustratiing) so what i simply did was, after changing my address, to log out of ebay.de and log in through ebay.com. then my settings were automatically changed to english
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Posts: 1
Registered: ‎08-18-2011

Re: How to change the language.

in reply to staerdal
I recieve all my messages from e-bay in German and I dont understand german, how do I change this?
Community Member
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎08-20-2011

Re: How to change the language.

in reply to staerdal

Hi. I have a slightly different problem.


I want to buy some concert tickets for a gig in GErmany but the sellers listing is in German. I don't understand the majority of it. Is there any way i can get it translated into English before I buy?


I can't really buy in another language!!


Thanks for any help!

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Posts: 5
Registered: ‎10-10-2010

Re: How to change the language.

in reply to staerdal

cut and paste , then use a language translation site, there's several free ones. google one

leaving feedback for buyers , is so 90's. leave an attaboy instead.
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Posts: 1
Registered: ‎10-17-2011

Re: How to change the language.

in reply to staerdal

I am having the same problem - notifications all in Spanish and I speak very little.



I could change my address to a non-Spanish address, but of course then it wouldn't be my address.



After much hunting around the help pages I found this:



"The language you see depends on what country you're registered in, and you can only open an account in the country where you live. For example, if you're registered in the U.S., your account language will be English."



So basically it would seem the answer is 'tough' - you get the primary language of the country where you live regardless of whether you speak it well.

Community Member
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎11-09-2011

Re: How to change the language.

in reply to staerdal

I also registered for ebay while living in Germany, but now live in UK and English is my first langauge.



I've tried both suggestions here (checking my account preferences - couldn't find any setting for langauge; changed my address to a UK address) without any luck.



If I logon to ebay.co.uk, I see English text. Like others here, the problem I'm trying to solve is that I always receive emails from ebay in German.



It seems rather strange that there is not a simple setting under account preferences.


Community Member
Posts: 5,013
Registered: ‎03-19-2006

Re: How to change the language.

in reply to staerdal

sometimes it takes awhile for the adress change to take affect in all areas.


 


you might try emailing ebay and exsplaining the concern

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Community Member
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎01-12-2012

Re: How to change the language.

in reply to staerdal

Hello,


I had the same problem, but found out that if I changed the country-domain in the browser-address-field, for example from: my.ebay.de/... ...to... my.ebay.co.uk/... the language will also change.


Change it to whatever country-domain you want the text to be displayed in.


Best regards,


Karius_Baktus

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Posts: 1
Registered: ‎01-14-2012

Re: How to change the language.

in reply to staerdal

There doesn't seem to be an e-mail address on their Help pages, only a telephone number.



To call the US with a cell phone is rather expensive…

Community Member
Posts: 5,013
Registered: ‎03-19-2006

Re: How to change the language.

in reply to staerdal


There doesn't seem to be an e-mail address on their Help pages, only a telephone number.



To call the US with a cell phone is rather expensive…




part of doing business outside your own country.



try looking up ebay's number in europe

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Community Member
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎03-07-2012

Re: How to change the language.

in reply to staerdal

I have the same problem. I'm registered in Switzerland which is fine but this is a trilingual country speaking German, French and Italian. There is absolutly no option to change to English or any other language other than german. The site shows in German however all the emails from ebay are in German. I always have to use google translate to change the language from ebay's email messages. Please help.