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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
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(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!
 

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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.
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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!
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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
 

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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?:-)
 

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Hello: Szia
Goodbye: Viszlát
Please: Légyszi
Thanks: Kösz

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?
 

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Stuff like that helps loads. Thanks Heinrisch
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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
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) 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!
 

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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
 

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Hello: Szia
Goodbye: Viszlát
Please: Légyszi
Thanks: Kösz


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?

Hehe
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'sz' sound like 's' in english (like in 'see')
'é' is like 'a' in 'lake'
'á' ... hmm
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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
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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.
 

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Figured french would have been here already...
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Hello : Salut, Allo
Goodbye : Au revoir
Please : S'il te/vous plaît
Thanks : Merci

There ya go...
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