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post Aug 21 2007, 06:26 AM
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I'd really like to get into learning German and Spanish as a third and fourth language. Chast just did me a huge favor, because my friend happened to meet a few German girls he wants to introduce me to. Luck strikes again!


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post Aug 21 2007, 06:40 AM
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QUOTE (Ayen @ Aug 21 2007, 07:26 AM) *
I'd really like to get into learning German and Spanish as a third and fourth language. Chast just did me a huge favor, because my friend happened to meet a few German girls he wants to introduce me to. Luck strikes again!


Hehe, if you need some other sentences or words, I am there for you tongue.gif


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post Aug 21 2007, 06:55 AM
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QUOTE (fkalich @ Aug 21 2007, 12:10 AM) *
That was the language that i took in college. German seemed easy, at least easier than other language. I feel that the most fundamental words in English tend to have German roots, rather than those coming from the Latin based languages.
That's exactly what I found when I took German in high school. However, considering that I was 15 at the time and only took another language because it was required and I didn't like high school, I failed miserably and would up learning my German from Frank Zappa's "Joe's Garage" album. biggrin.gif
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post Aug 21 2007, 07:21 AM
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I started learning Spanish last year (I am rubbish at languages - spent my days at school doing science and maths) when I moved here. A year on and I can have a conversation of sorts. A thing I learned the hard way is that no language course of cds/dvds and so on will prepare you for actually conversing in the language on a day to day basis.

For instance, a course might teach you:

'Hello can I have a beer please?'

'Certainly. Here you are. That will be 1 euro.'

However in real life the conversation is more likely to be:

'Hello can I have a beer please?'

'Er hang on a minute there are none on the cold shelf would you like a coffee instead? Oh bugger the cat has poo'ed in my shoes.' (A reply I actually got in a bar in town!')

The best way, IMO, to learn any language is immersion - go and live in the country for a few weeks/months years. That way you will learn the language as it is spoken, including the slang, colloquialisms and so on. Nonetheless one professor of modern languages told me that you never master a second language as an adult. You have to work at it every day of your life. That fits my experience - I have good days and bad days.

But you have to start somewhere...


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post Aug 21 2007, 06:32 PM
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did u know we can all speak one common language? the language of the guitar world
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shred : 1.very fast playin with a bunch of technical stuff that hurts your head. 2. also can be used with cheese

lol
anyway i can do chinese, so i will do some bits of traditional chinese for you
switch the charactor encodeing of your internet explorer/firefox into trad chinese
here we go
哪 = (na (accent upwards)) = Where
我是 = (wo seh) = I am
那是 = (na (accent down) seh ) = It is
你是 = (nee seh) = You are
那裡 = (na (accent down) lee (accent down then up) = There
盤子 = (pan gi(stacato)) = Plate
我在哪裡? = (wo tsai na lee) = Where am I?
你在哪裡? = (nee tsai na lee) = Where are you?
這是啥? = (tche tsi tsaa) = What is this?

i really dont know why u wanna learn plate, whats the point of havin a plate and no knife and fork.

刀子 pronounced tao tsi (the tsi is sad quickly)
叉子 pronounced tcha tsi (same)

ok it is really hard to write how to pronounce chinese, ud need me to say it to you for u to copy because there is llots of accents in words. and also some pronounciation is hard to write in english. anyway hope that helped.

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think he meant, "how do i get INTO" tongue.gif
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post Aug 22 2007, 02:06 AM
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post Aug 22 2007, 02:23 AM
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QUOTE (botoxfox @ Aug 21 2007, 09:06 PM) *
Kokko, kokoo koko kokko kokkoon! - Koko kokkoko kokkoon? - Koko kokko kokkoon


You have to tell us what that means !!


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post Aug 22 2007, 05:26 AM
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post Aug 28 2007, 07:04 AM
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I guess I'll just start out my overview of Danish, by basing it on Audun's post. Since Audun seems to have chosen Bokmål, which was pretty much based on Danish (while Nynorsk - "New Norwegian" - is somewhat an attempt at getting away from Danish), a lot of it is the same:

English: Hi
Norwegian: Hei
Danish: Hej

English: Goodbye
Norwegian: hadet
Danish: Farvel (formal) / Hej (informal, yep, same as "hi") / Vi ses ("see ya") / Ha' det

The last one is rare, basically a short version of "ha' det godt" = "Have it well" / "Be well" - interestingly, the word left out is "well", making it essentially mean "Have it" / "Be" wink.gif

English: Car
Norwegian: Bil
Danish: Bil

English: Water
Norwegian: Vann
Danish: Vand (the 'd' is silent, making it almost identical to Norwegian, as usual)

English: Fjeld ("mountain")
Norwegian: Fjell
Danish: Fjeld (when speaking of Norwegian mountains), bjerg (when speaking of other mountains)

English: Fjord ("inlet")
Norwegian: Fjord
Danish: Fjord

English: "The bad guy down in the basement"
Norwegian: Djevelen/Fanden
Danish: Djævelen/Fanden

English: The Darkness
Norwegian: Mørket
Danish: Mørket

The pronouns (I/jeg, You/du etc.) are exactly the same in Danish and Bokmål (different in Nynorsk)

A few additions:
Beer = Øl (which may be the origin of the word "Ale")
Guitar = Guitar
Cheers (toasting) = Skål
Where? = Hvor?
When? = Hvornår?
Who? = Hvem?
What? = Hvad?
Why? = Hvorfor?
Hello = Goddag (note the similarity to "good day" or "g'day" which is what it really means)

I'd like a beer = Jeg vil gerne have en øl
How are you? = Hvordan går det? (literally "How goes it?")
You look good = Du ser godt ud (rather formal version of the meaning "You're hot")
Whats your name? = Hvad hedder du?
How old are you? = Hvor gammel er du?
Where are you from? = Hvor er du fra?

QUOTE (fkalich)
Clearly, you consider the most important words to be those useful for meeting chicks at a bar. I won't argue.


OK, then just to add another one tongue.gif

Do you come here often? = Kommer du her tit? wink.gif

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I feel that the most fundamental words in English tend to have German roots, rather than those coming from the Latin based languages.


Actually, you're probably closer to the truth when bringing the vikings into it later in your post. Lots of very basic English words are most likely based on the scandinavian languages, rather than German or Latin. A lot of them have different words in Scandinavian now, though. Here's just a few that are probably Scandinavian "loanwords":

Egg, Big, Cake, Until, Clumsy, Rotten, Window, Crash, Drip, Guess, Hit, Low, Both, Odd, Rape (wonder why the English needed to learn that word from the vikings... rolleyes.gif), Scream, Gruesome, Scare/Scary, Slaughter, Talk, Skull, Depth, Bang, Tight, Ugly, Shy, Weak, Dirt, Build, Flag, Fog, Gain, Husband, Kid, Welcome, Leg, Shirt, Seat, Tungsten (ever wonder about that one? It literally means "heavy stone"), Happen, Anger etc. etc.

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post Aug 28 2007, 07:37 AM
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Would anyone happen to know some french?
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post Jan 5 2008, 11:12 AM
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Great posts guys! But we seem to be missing Svenska??? sad.gif mycket ledsen


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post Jan 5 2008, 11:37 AM
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how about some dutch? cool.gif

Hello = Hallo
How are you? = hoe gaat het?
Guitar = Gitaar
String = snaar
laugh.gif = lachen (laughing)
smile.gif = glimlachen(smiling)
Lester = me tongue.gif
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post Jan 5 2008, 03:21 PM
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How about some Serbian music terms? smile.gif

Hello - Zdravo
How are you? - Kako si?

Guitar - Gitara
String - Žica
Music - Muzika
Speaker - Zvučnik
Guitar Amp - Gitarsko pojačalo
Sound Card - Zvučna Kartica
Computer - Računar
To Sing - Pevati
Microphone - Mikrofon
Mixer - Mikseta
PA System - Razglas
Pre Amp - Pretpojačalo
Power Amp - Snagaš
Tuner - Štimer
Chord - Akord

hahaha, looks like russian when I see it writtten like this laugh.gif

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post Jan 5 2008, 03:31 PM
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QUOTE (chast @ Aug 21 2007, 07:25 AM) *
Some german ones, at first the most important one:

One beer please = Ein Bier, bitte
Hello = Hallo
Goodbye = Tschüss/Auf Wiedersehen
Guitar = Gitarre wink.gif
How are you? = Wie geht es dir ?
You look good = Du siehst gut aus
Whats your name? = Wie heißt du ?
How old are you? = Wie alt bist du ?
Where are you from? = Wo kommst du her?
Girls = Mädchen
Women = Frauen

Im not German but i know "Ich mag viel den kuchen!"


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KDE = Where
Ja jsem = I am
To je= It is
Ty jsi = You are
Tam = There
Taliř= Plate
Kde to jsem= Where am I?
Kde jsi = Where are you?
Co to je = What is this?

Pivo=Beer laugh.gif


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Speak Japanese like Marty Friedman!

Hajime mashite (Nice to meet you)
Watashi no namae ha XXX desu (My name is XXX)
Watashi wa gita o hikimasu (I play the guitar)
Issho ni hikimasho (Let's play together)
Anata umai desune (You play good)

..well, this is a kind of polite version of Japanese.

A shredder version for the same conversation would be:
Ou
Ore XXX
Ore gita hiku
Issho ni yaroze
Omae umaijan

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QUOTE (Sergeant_Ant @ Aug 20 2007, 05:34 PM) *
Well...

Howdy - hello
Yall - you all
aint - not

maybe more later wink.gif


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I can sorta speak French:

Bonjour: Hello
Salut: Hi
Bonsoir: Hello (evening)
Je suis: I am (?)
J'ai: I have
Je ma'pelle (I can't spell sad.gif): My name (is?)
J'ai un chat: I have a cat
J'ai diez ans: I am 10 years old.
I'l fait beau: The weather is good.

Correct me if I'm wrong smile.gif


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post Jan 5 2008, 09:33 PM
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QUOTE (Milenkovic Ivan @ Jan 5 2008, 04:21 PM) *
How about some Serbian music terms? smile.gif

Hello - Zdravo
How are you? - Kako si?

Guitar - Gitara
String - Žica
Music - Muzika
Speaker - Zvučnik
Guitar Amp - Gitarsko pojačalo
Sound Card - Zvučna Kartica
Computer - Računar
To Sing - Pevati
Microphone - Mikrofon
Mixer - Mikseta
PA System - Razglas
Pre Amp - Pretpojačalo
Power Amp - Snagaš
Tuner - Štimer
Chord - Akord

hahaha, looks like russian when I see it writtten like this laugh.gif


Hahah bulgarian is very similar :]

Guitar - Kitara
String - Struna
Music - Muzika
Speaker - Govoritel
Guitar Amp - Usilvatel
To Sing - Peene
Microfone - Mikrofon
Mixer - Mikser
Tuner - Tuner
Chord - Akord

I'd reaaly like to see some scandinavian languages! I'm sure the more scandinavian you are, the better you play guitar! biggrin.gif

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post Jan 6 2008, 04:46 AM
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Wow no Spanish yet! I speak some because of Spanish class so I can help you with a few terms.

Toco la guitarra- I play guitar
Escucho la musica- I listen to music
Canto- I sing


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Okay, I am trying to learn Swedish so could someone please some general bar/pub sentences.? biggrin.gif


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