Hello Goodbye Please Thanks!

Discussion in 'General Off-Topic Chat' started by mthrnite, Sep 19, 2006.

  1. mthrnite
    OP

    mthrnite So it goes.

    Former Staff
    4,527
    938
    Jun 30, 2006
    United States
    th' south
    Apart from picking up Spanish from the kids in my neighborhood, and watching too much anime, where words are slowly filtering into my vernacular, I'm not exposed to a lot of different nationalities where I live.

    Enter GBAtemp.net and it's many little flags!

    How do you say these four words in your native language?

    Hello, Goodbye, Please, and Thanks.

    I'm interested mainly in the phonetic pronunciation, and I'd like to hear it as if you were talking to a friend!
    .. and by all means, add more words if you like!

    Southeastern U.S.:
    Hello: Hay
    Goodbye: Bye
    Please: Pleez
    Thanks: I-Uh-Pree-Shee-Ate-It
    [​IMG]

    (It's international "talk like a pirate day" today, so if someone wants to add that, that's fine too!)

    Here's what you've given so far!
     


  2. Ace Gunman

    Ace Gunman ~••Lucky҉Shot••~

    Former Staff
    6,385
    18
    Apr 17, 2003
    Canada
    Wassamatta U
    Read and be astonished! In Canada we say them like this: "Hello, Goodbye, Please, and Thanks". yes, yes, shocking, I know. I bet more than one mind is blown by my statement. [​IMG]
     
  3. mthrnite
    OP

    mthrnite So it goes.

    Former Staff
    4,527
    938
    Jun 30, 2006
    United States
    th' south
    Indeed! Very educational! From watching SCTV I was deluded into thinking "Hello" in Canadian was "Good Day, Ay!"
    Thanks for clearing that up, and we're off to a great start!
    [​IMG]
     
  4. Heinrisch

    Heinrisch GBAtemp Regular

    Member
    294
    0
    Jun 27, 2006
    Boston dialekt.. guess these words:

    pahk
    cah

    Native language:
    Hello: Hej
    Goodbye: Hej då
    Please: Snälla
    Thanks: Tack

    (Swedish)
     
  5. Bitbyte

    Bitbyte GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Member
    987
    13
    Dec 20, 2003
    Belgium
    ._________.
    Hello, Goodbye, Please, and Thanks.

    Hallo, goeiedag, alsjeblieft en bedankt.
     
  6. TheStump

    TheStump Got Wood?

    Member
    796
    0
    May 8, 2006
    hmm Aussie, i spose you would call it.

    G'day, Pissoff/Cya, Com'on, Cheers

    thats about the best i can come up with this late/early in the morning
     
  7. Mucuna

    Mucuna GBAtemp Fan

    Member
    365
    0
    Jul 28, 2006
    Brazil
    Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    I am from Brazil, Rio de Janeiro city.
    In portuguese these would be:
    between the [ ... ] is the pronunciation for english. Will type in capital letter the accent in the word.


    Hello: Olá [olAh]
    But we use "Fala" [fAhla!], that coulbe literally translated as "Say!", or maybe "Speak!" or "Talk!".
    Goodbye: Adeus [ah-dE oos].
    But "adeus" is like a forever goodbye. When we are simply saying "bye", we say "Tchau" (as in italian: Ciao)
    Please: Por Favor [pOr fah-vOr]
    Literally means "for a favour". It is commonly used.
    Thanks: Obrigado [o'bree gAh doh]
    Usually we just thanks saying "Valeu" [Va'lE-oo] (slang). Literally means "Worth"(conjugated in the past. I think means something like "you help worth me")

    Would like to learn about the cursing and bad words?:-)
     
  8. mthrnite
    OP

    mthrnite So it goes.

    Former Staff
    4,527
    938
    Jun 30, 2006
    United States
    th' south
    Beautiful beautiful!
    and Heinrisch, if you're lookin' for a place to pahk your cah, I suggest Hahvahd yahd!
    and Mucuna, not so much interested in cussing, unless it's a traditional greeting! [​IMG]
     
  9. freemaan

    freemaan Advanced Member

    Newcomer
    90
    0
    Sep 21, 2005
    Hungary
    In hungary [​IMG]

    Hello: Szia
    Goodbye: Viszlát
    Please: Légyszi
    Thanks: Kösz
     
  10. mthrnite
    OP

    mthrnite So it goes.

    Former Staff
    4,527
    938
    Jun 30, 2006
    United States
    th' south
    Great! but I'm having a bit of trouble pronouncing them since I don't see the letters S and Z next to each other much where I'm from. Sorry to sound ignorant, but is that kind of a "sh" sound? or more of a strong Z? "CH" maybe?
     
  11. Heinrisch

    Heinrisch GBAtemp Regular

    Member
    294
    0
    Jun 27, 2006
    Some pronunciation help in swedish

    å is the same sound as door
    ä is cat

    Hej då would be like "Hey doo"

    Close enough [​IMG]
     
  12. mthrnite
    OP

    mthrnite So it goes.

    Former Staff
    4,527
    938
    Jun 30, 2006
    United States
    th' south
    Stuff like that helps loads. Thanks Heinrisch [​IMG]
    and thanks to everyone who participates. When this thread dies out, I'm gonna take all your offerings and condense them into a door (dår [​IMG] ) poster for me and my son to memorize. My son is 4 yrs. old and was a very late bloomer language wise, didn't say a word till he was almost 3. Now he talks all the time and even speaks a little Japanese with me (he likes anime too!)
    Every morning when he wakes up he says "Ohio daddy". (aww ain't that sweet!)
    So that's what all this is really about. So, many thanks, I appreciate it.
    Speaking of my kids, they are bouncing off the walls, so I think I'll take them to the pahk! I'll check back often to glean the goodies, and sincerely, thanks again!
     
  13. Mucuna

    Mucuna GBAtemp Fan

    Member
    365
    0
    Jul 28, 2006
    Brazil
    Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

    Ok then. Something that you MUST know:

    Uma cerveja, por favor! [OO'mah ser'vÊh-ja, pOr fAh'vor]: A beer, please!
     
  14. mthrnite
    OP

    mthrnite So it goes.

    Former Staff
    4,527
    938
    Jun 30, 2006
    United States
    th' south
    THAT'S some knowlege I can use! [​IMG]
     
  15. corbs132

    corbs132 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Member
    853
    0
    Aug 19, 2004
    United States
    in my twisted town

    Hello: sups mah sly cat, hows it hanging in the shiz?
    Goodbye: lata bitch, and next time come with money.... or else.
    Please: Gimme dat shit bitch!
    Thanks: (unused)






    (jk)

    Hello:hey/whats up
    Good bye: later/bye/seeya
    Please:Please
    Thanks:thanks
    Your welcome: no problem
     
  16. Dirtie

    Dirtie :'D

    Former Staff
    3,705
    5
    Sep 9, 2003
    New Zealand
    Zealer
    Hi, Bye, Please, Cheers.
     
  17. freemaan

    freemaan Advanced Member

    Newcomer
    90
    0
    Sep 21, 2005
    Hungary
    Hehe [​IMG]
    'sz' sound like 's' in english (like in 'see')
    'é' is like 'a' in 'lake'
    'á' ... hmm [​IMG] just like the 'a' in the pronouced 'right'
    'ö' - sounds like the first tag of 'ar' in 'fear'
    'gy' ... maybe like 'du' in 'duke'

    Edit: Szia == seeya [​IMG]
     
  18. Samutz

    Samutz Wet Tissue Sample

    Member
    1,598
    2
    Oct 4, 2004
    United States
    See that hole in your wall?
    I live on the Texas/Mexico border, so...

    Hello: Buenos Dias (good day)
    Goodbye: Hasta Luego (cya later)
    Please: Por Favor
    Thanks: Gracias

    It's pretty standard spanish, except that no one here says "hola" or "adios". Although, there are other phrases and such here that are spoken in a different dialect than standard, school-taught spanish.


    In English, my personal way of speaking is usually:

    Hello: Hey/Hi/Hello/Good Morning (never Good Afternoon or Evening)
    Goodye: Later/See Ya Later
    Please: Could you.../Could you do me a favor and... (I never really noticed that I hardly ever say please until this thread made me think about it)
    Thanks: Thanks

    It also depends on wether you're speaking formally or casually.
     
  19. blue99

    blue99 The Original Fake

    Member
    4,250
    0
    Oct 26, 2002
    Canada
    Toronto, Ontario
    Halo paalam paki salamat

    [​IMG]
     
  20. Vince989

    Vince989 Still lurking around, sometimes...

    Former Staff
    1,429
    4
    Oct 24, 2002
    Canada
    Quebec, Canada
    Figured french would have been here already... [​IMG]

    Hello : Salut, Allo
    Goodbye : Au revoir
    Please : S'il te/vous plaît
    Thanks : Merci

    There ya go... [​IMG]

    - Vince989