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Hello, good-bye, and thank you.

  1. Jun 4, 2004 #1
    I am trying to learn ways of saying "hello", "good-bye" and "thank you". in as many languages as possible. So far this is what I've got:

    1.) English: Hello
    Good-bye
    Thank you

    2.) Amharic: Selam
    Ciao
    Amesegenalow (meaning, I thank you)

    3.) Spanish: Hola
    Adios
    gracias

    4.) Arabic: Selam
    A'asalaama
    Shukran

    5.) French: ?
    ?
    Merci


    If anyone knows how to say anything in another language that are/is synonymous to "hello", "good-bye", and "thank you" then please tell me.

    Thanks. :tongue2:
     
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  3. Jun 4, 2004 #2

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    6.) German: Hallo
    Auf Viedersehen (sp)
    Danke

    French is ... hello = Bonjour
    goodbye: Au revoir

    7.) Italian: Ciao (???)
    Arrivederci
    Grazie

    8.) Russian: Strasvoitche (phonetic i think for all the russian...)
    Do Svidanye
    I think it is Spacibo or Spaciba.... or that could be "please"... its been a while..
     
  4. Jun 4, 2004 #3

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    9.) Cantonese: Whey
    ?
    ?
     
  5. Jun 4, 2004 #4

    Evo

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    What's fun is learning the way people answer the phone.

    US - hello

    Italy - pronto

    Japan - mushi mushi

    France - allo

    Mexico - bueno
     
  6. Jun 4, 2004 #5

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    I usually answer the phone by saying "word" or "what do you want?" or "mad house, chief looney speaking"... sometimes it's "yo yo!"
     
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  7. Jun 4, 2004 #6
    Mr. Burns: Ahoy hoy!
     
  8. Jun 4, 2004 #7
    6b) German also:

    Tag (Guten tag)
    Auf Wiedersehen**
    bitte (general purpose for please/thank you)

    10) Hawaiian:

    Aloha
    Aloha
    Mahalo
     
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  9. Jun 4, 2004 #8
    Afrikaans

    Hello - hallo (as english I think!)
    Tot Siens
    Dankie
     
  10. Jun 4, 2004 #9

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    Finnish:

    Hello - hei
    good-bye - hyvästi
    Thank you - kiitos
     
  11. Jun 4, 2004 #10
    :biggrin: Yan Can Cook accent guaranteed.
     
  12. Jun 4, 2004 #11

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    Hello is also Allo depending on the sense and region used.

    Indonesian
    hello = salam
    goodbye = selamat jalan; selamat tinggal
    thank you = terima-kasih
     
  13. Jun 4, 2004 #12

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    The Gomer Pyle dialect of English:

    * Hey thar!

    * All the best to you an' yers.

    * Gaaaaawwwwlly!
     
  14. Jun 4, 2004 #13

    Evo

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    You forgot "awww, shucks".
     
  15. Jun 4, 2004 #14

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    Aww, 'tweren't nothin.' I do that all the time, ma'am.
     
  16. Jun 4, 2004 #15
    Wei=Hello
    Ni hao=Hello
    Zai Jian=Goodboy
     
  17. Jun 4, 2004 #16

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    In Swahili, Jambo means hello.

    Here's some Texan:

    Hello = Howdy
    Goodbye= Y'all take care, now
    Thank you = Much obliged
     
  18. Jun 4, 2004 #17
    :devil: This is mandarin, not cantonese :tongue2: .
     
  19. Jun 4, 2004 #18
    Didnt read it carefulee :tongue2:
    Wei, the same
    Lei h(a)u=Hello
    Mu koi=Bye bye
     
  20. Jun 4, 2004 #19
    :eek: Hey, seriously, how do you know that?
     
  21. Jun 4, 2004 #20
    how about you? how can you speak English ? How can you speak Chinese ? huh ? :shy:
     
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