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Postby Lilian » Fri Jul 23, 2004 4:46 am

in bangla..

kemon acho: how are you
tomar nam ki: whats your name?
suvo sokal: good morning
suvo ratri: good night..
English is my second language
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Postby Dixie » Fri Jul 23, 2004 10:36 am

Aiza,

In Basque, I just can remember the words and phrases that everybody learns at first, such as (I'll try to translate them for the rest of the forum members):

Kaixo, Zer moduz? (Hello, how are you?)
Ondo, eta zu? (Good, and you?)
Agur (bye)

Maite zaitut (I love you)

Eskerrik asko / Eskerrak (Thank you)
Ez horregatik (You're welcome)

Zorionak (congratulations)

(Ni) Mercè naiz (I am Mercè)

Egunon (good morning)
Arratsalde on (good afternoon)
Gabon (good night)

Zenbat urte dituzu? (How old are you?)

Ok enough for now 8) by the way, I've got a Catalan friend who has learnt Basque on his own and can speak it really fluently! :P
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Postby Aiza » Fri Jul 23, 2004 10:54 am

Hey Dixie! You've surprised me.You know a lot! I'd like to know some catalan but I've never had the opprtunity. Perhaps now... :wink:
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Postby Dixie » Fri Jul 23, 2004 11:01 am

Catalan is easy! At least, easier than Basque :oops: I can teach you whenever you like ;)
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Postby Aiza » Fri Jul 23, 2004 2:30 pm

I've shown all this phrases to my daughter (we both like languages) and we are learning them. Follow sending , please!
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Postby RedRose » Sat Jul 24, 2004 4:51 am

Azia, can u ask your daughter to post her own essays on the forum? that way she can practise english writing more. let her join in our team :wink:

welcome, little girl! :lol:
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Postby Dixie » Sat Jul 24, 2004 10:18 am

That is great, Aiza! How old is your daughter? Are you interested in learning Catalan? In fact I'm well-used to English teaching, so I don't know how to teach Catalan; unless I teach you some basic and dayly use sentences :D

Hola = Hello (like in Spanish but the first syllable is pronounced a little bit different; we have more vowels than in Spanish)

Com estàs? = How are you? (singular, one person)
Com esteu? = How are you? (plural, two persons or more)

Estic bé, gràcies = I am good, thank you.

Com et dius? = What's your name?
Em dic.... = My name's ...

Tant de gust = Pleased to meet you

Fins aviat = See you soon

Adéu siau = Good-bye

Now you can practise a little conversation in Catalan with your daughter! :D
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Postby RedRose » Sat Jul 24, 2004 10:37 am

Dixie, Catalonia language is really complicated! :wink: it is more difficult to pronounce than chinese!
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