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Let's learn some words from your country

Postby chemist » Wed Jul 21, 2004 11:21 am

English Arabic
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 :)

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Postby RedRose » Wed Jul 21, 2004 1:32 pm

oh, chemist, Arabian language is too profound :wink: but I shall remember them with an effort.

ok, here are some chinese words, they are so easy :lol:

88 means bye
555 means cry
Ni Hao means Hello
XieXieNi means thank u

so many......I shall introduce others in the future :wink:

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Postby Dixie » Wed Jul 21, 2004 1:46 pm

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

I can say some more stuff in Chinese!!! Thanks to my personal Chinese Teacher! Wo Ai Ni Rose! ;)

RedRose

Postby RedRose » Wed Jul 21, 2004 1:56 pm

By the way, as Dixie said before, Wo Ai Ni means "l love you!" :lol:

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Postby Aiza » Wed Jul 21, 2004 6:42 pm

My mother language is Basque (we call it euskera )
To say hello! we say kaixo
friend lagun
I love you maite zaitut

If you come to my country, you know what can you say!

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Postby RedRose » 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. :wink:

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Postby chemist » 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

salam
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Postby RedRose » Thu Jul 22, 2004 9:55 am

oh, chemist, I agree with you :wink: you are the best instrument with which the oil is analyzed :lol: and you are an alive oil-analyzed instrument :wink:

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Postby Dixie » Thu Jul 22, 2004 10:10 am

To Aiza,

I'm really glad to find a Basque person here!!! Welcome dear, are you new??? I can say something in Euskera :lol: :lol: :lol:

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

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Postby Aiza » 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?

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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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