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Let's learn some words from your country
Posted: Wed Jul 21, 2004 11:21 am
Hi Salam Alaikom
Good morning Sabah Alkhair
Good evening Massa AlKhair
how are you? kaif Halik
Are you fine? Hal Anata Be khair
Thank you shukran
I'm Happy Ana Saeed
bye maa Alsalama
maa Alsalama :)
Posted: Wed Jul 21, 2004 1:32 pm
oh, chemist, Arabian language is too profound
but I shall remember them with an effort.
ok, here are some chinese words, they are so easy
88 means bye
555 means cry
Ni Hao means Hello
XieXieNi means thank u
so many......I shall introduce others in the future
Posted: Wed Jul 21, 2004 1:46 pm
Posted: Wed Jul 21, 2004 1:56 pm
By the way, as Dixie said before, Wo Ai Ni means "l love you!"
Posted: Wed Jul 21, 2004 6:42 pm
My mother language is Basque (we call it euskera )
To say hello! we say kaixo
I love you maite zaitut
If you come to my country, you know what can you say!
Posted: Thu Jul 22, 2004 12:30 am
and chemist, I think your occupation should be oil analyst, not oil analyser. "analyser" means a kind of instrument with which people can analyze and check something.
Posted: Thu Jul 22, 2004 8:21 am
:D oh god its really nice to see these words and thier meaning from your languages.
It is really difficult to pronouce but I will try my best.
To: Red Rose Thank you very much for your information about job analyst actually my job Titile is lab chemist.
By the way any instrument that analyses oil is not better than me in analysis hahhahahh
Posted: Thu Jul 22, 2004 9:55 am
oh, chemist, I agree with you
you are the best instrument with which the oil is analyzed
and you are an alive oil-analyzed instrument
Posted: Thu Jul 22, 2004 10:10 am
I'm really glad to find a Basque person here!!! Welcome dear, are you new??? I can say something in Euskera
By the way, like I said, I am Catalan, so here are some words in my language:
Bon dia : good morning
Bona nit: Good night
Bona tarda: Good afternoon
T'estimo : I love you
Fins aviat : See you later
:D :D :D
Posted: Thu Jul 22, 2004 7:43 pm
Dixie, thankyou very much for your post. :D I've felt very happy when I've read it . Yes, very happy! I can see that you are the kind of people that loves their language, their culture, their country. And I like that people very much! :D :D :D
By the way, what is that that you can say in euskera? Can you tell me?
Posted: Fri Jul 23, 2004 4:46 am
kemon acho: how are you
tomar nam ki: whats your name?
suvo sokal: good morning
suvo ratri: good night..
Posted: Fri Jul 23, 2004 10:36 am
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?)
Maite zaitut (I love you)
Eskerrik asko / Eskerrak (Thank you)
Ez horregatik (You're welcome)
(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
Posted: 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...
Posted: Fri Jul 23, 2004 11:01 am
Catalan is easy! At least, easier than Basque
I can teach you whenever you like ;)
Posted: 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!
Posted: 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
welcome, little girl!
Posted: 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
Posted: Sat Jul 24, 2004 10:37 am
Dixie, Catalonia language is really complicated!
it is more difficult to pronounce than chinese!