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  1. Bitbyte

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    Correction [​IMG]

    We also use goeiedag to say goodbye, at least over here we do. Also, alstublieft is the formal way of speaking to someone, like a teacher or principal or boss or w/e while alsjeblieft is used to talk informal, like with friends.
     
  2. -EX-

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    I used the polite form. When you talk with friends, you don't need to use "gozaimasu".

    mthrnite
    Yes, you can use "doumo" or "sankyu (thank you)" as well when talking with friends. And "big thanks" will be "doumo arigatou gozaimasu" (polite).
     
  3. mthrnite
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    mthrnite So it goes.

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    Thanks EX, and I should have spelled it doumo (I pronounce it doh-oo-mo when I say it) but I guess that old Styx song "Mr. Roboto" has tainted me forever! [​IMG]
    If I may bother you for something, could you (or anyone) help just a bit more?
    When my kids are tugging on my shirt and I'm doing something else, I have a habit of saying:
    "choto matte, kudasai"... is it proper for me to shorten that to "matte" (or "choto") or is that nonsense.
    Sorry to ask such a dumb question, but I'm very new to the language and don't have any Japanese speaking friends ( [​IMG] ) to help me out with subtleties like that. I'm trying to use phrases in my daily life to help me ingrain them, but I don't want to ingrain the wrong thing, or inadvertantly teach my kids the wrong way to say something.
     
  4. -EX-

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    Yes, it can be shorten to "chotto" or "matte", but of course it will be unpolite, so you can use it only when talking with friends or people who are "lower" than you like kids or your subordinates for example.
     
  5. mthrnite
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    mthrnite So it goes.

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    Thanks EX, and thanks to everybody once again! [​IMG]

    I've put the progress so far into a chart here, and tagged it onto the original post.
    I've left English variants out of the chart, but by all means represent represent!
    If you don't see your language in there, or something looks wrong, feel free to educate me. [​IMG]

    You people have no idea how absolutely fabulous I think you all are for helping me out on this!
    OBRIGADO!
     
  6. xflash

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    hello = hallo/hei
    goodbye = hade
    please = vær så snill
    thanks = takk

    meh im not really sure how i should help ya say the æ on the internet cause it's kinda hard to explain with letters
     
  7. romeoondaline

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    Heyy and I am Arabic [​IMG]

    Hello:Keyfuck
    Goodbye: Bye
    Please : Momken
    Thannks: Shuquran

    of cousre we right it diffrently
     
  8. Mucuna

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  9. romeoondaline

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    Yes that is how u say it it sounds really fucky doesnt it HAHAHA
     
  10. Mucuna

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    Hehehehe...

    That's right...

    I remember when Star Wars - Episo I was releaded, the names of the characters sucks!

    Why that? Because the names sound like bad words or ridiculous words in portuguese.

    For example:

    Captain Panaka: It sounds just like "Captain Asshole" to us (Panaca). Like Spaceballs movie, uh?

    Queen Amidala: "Queen Tonsil" (Amigdala).

    Sifo Dias: "Was beeing Fucked" (Se Fodias)

    Sad, uh?
     
  11. Azimuth

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    its not momken, momken is asking can i
    min fadlak is the correct term

    arabic gramar sucks

    edit: and hello isnt keyfuck its marhaba, im sorry that im all anal about this but its important

    oh and kusum al yahood had to add that [​IMG] jk
     
  12. Eruonen

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    "Alsjeblieft" is just the less polite way to say thank you, not realy a dialect.

    Also "tot ziens" is more like "see you".
    I think "Goededag" or "Goeiedag" is a slightly better translation.


    Can anybody Tell me what "gezellig" is in English?
    Does it even exist?
     
  13. romeoondaline

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    IT actually depends what part of Mid East you come form and there,s a buch of ways to say it so u and me are right

    Are u Arabic
     
  14. romeoondaline

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    I Like the KISS UMM al Yahood
    hahahaha
    i am with you brother
     
  15. Extreme Coder

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    Passed along to add the Correct arabic forms:
    I will type the non-slant arabic:

    Hello Marhaban
    Goodbye Ma Assalama
    Please Min Fadlak
    Thanks Shukran

    Hope they're not too confusing too read...
     
  16. romeoondaline

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    OKay okay but you know wat i mean i am not using the fusshah way
     
  17. mthrnite
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    mthrnite So it goes.

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    Hi guys,
    I've been away on holiday at the beach the past couple of days, but I'm back and am a lovely crimson hue! [​IMG]
    I'll go over the Arabic promptly and add it to the list, thanks for the work. I figured that would be a tricky one, thanks for hammering it out amongst yourselves. If anyone familiar with it wants to add Hindi/Urdu/Punjabi/Persian that would be a gas, even if it's not your native tounge, it would serve as a good placeholder for further correction. Danyavad!

    Oh, and captain asshole??? [​IMG]
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  18. Rangent

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    (this is just me, and not typical, just me)
    Hello, Goodbye, Please, and Thanks =
    Howdy Howdy, Peace out, I'm begging you, and "dude, you have no idea how much that meant to me".
     
  19. -KangaRod-

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    I'm also in Japan right now.

    For please, I think Onagae shemasu is a little too formal. Thats probably closer to "If you could be so kind." I use Kudasai is please.

    As for dropping the Choto or Mate, I'd sooner drop the Kudasai - cause choto means little or small, and mate is time.

    If you just threw out a Choto kudasai, it doesn't really make sense, and I've never heard anyone say it.

    Domo is of course 100% acceptalble. I might use an Arigato once in a while, but thats only cause it reminds me of that song "Domo Arigato Mr Roboto."

    Sayonara is also rairly used where I am from (the south) - in fact I could count the times its been used on one hand.

    "Ja mata ne" is used if I don't know when I am going to see you next time, which literally translates to "I'll see you next time, right?" or you can also say Ja Ryushu (which is like next week - replace ryushu with the next time you will see them)

    I think you know hello
    Ohiyo or gozamasu - in the morning
    Konichiwa - in the afternoon
    konbanwa - in the night
     
  20. mthrnite
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    mthrnite So it goes.

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    OK!
    Finally added the Arabic and Norwegian. Also fixed the Japanese up a bit.

    Results are at the first post, or HERE if you're lazy.

    Also could somebody tell me what the hell "gezellig" and especially "Kissum al Yahood" means???
    (I have the distinct feeling somebody called me a butt-munch. [​IMG] )

    Thanks again folks!
    If anybody has anything to add/correct, well...
    "Shoot the meatballs to me Dominic!"
     
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