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Ayen
Since there are so many people from different parts of the world at GMC, why not use this to our advantage, and learn something new in a different language? If you know some things that would be helpful, feel free to say them and their English and/or other language translation. Ill start with greek, since my entire family is from Athens.


Pou = (Pronounced like spelled) = Where
Eimai = (Ee-meh) = I am
Einai = (Ee-neh) = It is
Eisay = (Ee-seh) = You are
Ekei = (Ek-ee) = There
Piato = (Peea-toe) = Plate
Pou Eimai = (Pou, Ee-meh) = Where am I?
Pou Eisai = (Pou, Ee-Seh) = Where are you?
Ti Einai Afto = (Tee - Ee-neh Ahf-toe) = What is this?

If anyone is interested I'll add more, this is just to get it going.


(Note: These aren't the actual Greek spellings, it's just the easiest way I could write it out in an English font.)
Iluha
lol why not.. here's my beginners hebrew dictionary:

Shalom = Hello.

Leitraot = See ya.

Ma kore? = What's up?

Eih Korim Leha = What's you'r name?

Ata menagen nora yafe = You'r playing is very beautifull.

Eifo ani? = Where am I?

Taking requests! smile.gif
shredmandan
cool
Robin
Interesting idea! smile.gif I'll try to add some norwegian later.
Ayen
Thanks, Iluha. I happen to know a few people who speak Hebrew, this'll be fun to make them think I know it haha biggrin.gif.

Yiasou = (Yah-Sew) = Hi, Hello, Welcome, or Goodbye
Then Me Niazi = (Then-Meh-Knee-Ah-Zee) = It doesn't matter/bother me
Nedo = (Neh-ro, rolled R) = Water
AudunESP
and now ill introduce norvegian! the coolest language in the world IMO!
if youre a Black metal fan you might find this verry interesting.
Norway have 2 different languages(3 with saomi), but ill only use the most common for internationals.

Hei - spelled the same way as - hi
hadet - spelled (ha-de) - goodbye
Bil - spelled (beel )- car
Vann - spelled (van) - water
Fjell - spelled (Fyell)
fjord - spelled (fyords) - inlet i think
djevelen/fanden - spelled (dyevell-en/fann-den) - means the badguy down in the basement.
Mørket - spelled (murk-et) - the darkness


basic grammatics:
I/jeg er
You/du er
he/han er
she/hun er
it/det er
We/vi er
you/vi er
They/de er
Iluha
And now here's a beginners Russian dictionary :

Zdrasty/Privet = Hello.
Dosvidanye = Good bye.
Kak dila? = What's up?
Atkuda ti? = Where are you from?
Davai vipim vodku = Let's drink vodka (very usefull!)
Hahol = another word for someone from the Ukraine(PAVEL)
Kak tiba zavut? = What's you'r name?
Ochin priyatna paznakomitza = Very nice to meet you.
Gde ti= Where are you?

Taking requests!
Pavel
QUOTE (Iluha @ Aug 20 2007, 06:05 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
And now here's a beginners Russian dictionary :
Hahol = another word for someone from the Ukraine(PAVEL)


Not too polite word by the way...i would keep away from it if i were you and meeting somebody from Ukraine!
Sergeant_Ant
Well...

Howdy - hello
Yall - you all
aint - not

maybe more later wink.gif

now im off to the Family Values Tour
maybe pictures from that later
Ayen
To Russia! Davai vipim vodku!

Iluha, how do you say "How do I get to" in Russian?
Iluha
QUOTE (Ayen @ Aug 20 2007, 06:44 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
To Russia! Davai vipim vodku!

Iluha, how do you say "How do I get to" in Russian?


Kak papast ve(name of place)?
Ayen
Ah thanks, if I ever wind up in Russia I'll be sure to remember that.
Pavel
QUOTE (Iluha @ Aug 20 2007, 06:49 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Kak papast ve(name of place)?


I know this was a typo but it's:

Kak papast V...(without "e")

...and it also depends on what you are asking for. If it's a country than "v" will work.

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fkalich
"Diss what ya be doin in da dope ayass Six Fows an shih mutha - Wit da one han ova da wheel Gangsta style and Leanin by da dope ayass Stereo tunin in some shih - Heyowll Yea... Rollin down Crenshaw 8mile an shih Biznitch!!! Da G Lean is when you know you bein a Gangsta cold smokin shih!e else."


TRANSLATION: Could you please give me directions to the nearest gas station?
Pavel
Hahaha that's a good one! biggrin.gif Definitely have to learn it! lol
chast
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
Giacinto
wo ist denn michelstadt? biggrin.gif bin aus kölle

lg
chast
QUOTE ([email protected] @ Aug 21 2007, 06:33 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
wo ist denn michelstadt? biggrin.gif bin aus kölle

lg


It is in Hessen. South of Hessen, in the Odenwald, one hour away from Frankfurt wink.gif
My aunt lives in Krefeld =)
fkalich
QUOTE (chast @ Aug 20 2007, 11:25 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
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


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

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. I have been learning Spanish the past few years, and really, there seem to be far fewer words in Spanish where I can discern it as related to an English word. In German it seemed that I could identify a English word related to about half of the German words. Maybe that is the fault of ancestors of the Scandinavians here. I assume the Latin language basis in English derives primarily from the Normans, who while French speaking, of course had Viking ancestors. Maybe the Viking'ed up the French language with a Germanic dialect, making what they melded into English more Germanic sounding. So maybe they are the reason I am having such a hard time learning Spanish.
Andrew Cockburn
I got a similar feeling German, and it was solidified learning some few words of Dutch as well - I believe that English is about half way between the two. Problem with Dutch is the spelling. If you can get through that to the way the words arte pronounced it makes a lot more sense. Sometimes if you only half listen, you can understand Dutch phrases in their entirety. My favourite example (and very useful in business) is:

Dot is niet meen problem (almost certainly got the spelling wrong)

Pronounced something like:

Dot is neet mine problaym

"That is not my problem"

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Ayen
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!
chast
QUOTE (Ayen @ Aug 21 2007, 07:26 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
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
Jeff
QUOTE (fkalich @ Aug 21 2007, 12:10 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
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
Saoirse O'Shea
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...


Cheers,
Tony
Kevin98497
did u know we can all speak one common language? the language of the guitar world
eg
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.

kevin

think he meant, "how do i get INTO" tongue.gif
botoxfox
Andrew Cockburn
QUOTE (botoxfox @ Aug 21 2007, 09:06 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Kokko, kokoo koko kokko kokkoon! - Koko kokkoko kokkoon? - Koko kokko kokkoon


You have to tell us what that means !!
botoxfox
Kaneda
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

QUOTE
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.
Hahn
Would anyone happen to know some french?
Hemlok
Great posts guys! But we seem to be missing Svenska??? sad.gif mycket ledsen
Lester
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
Ivan Milenkovic
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
Gen
QUOTE (chast @ Aug 21 2007, 07:25 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
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!"
besip
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
Kosei Kubota
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

wink.gif
Tomy Jeon
QUOTE (Sergeant_Ant @ Aug 20 2007, 05:34 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Well...

Howdy - hello
Yall - you all
aint - not

maybe more later wink.gif


biggrin.gif

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
Nobody
QUOTE (Milenkovic Ivan @ Jan 5 2008, 04:21 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
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

Hristian
shellshock1911
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
Hemlok
Okay, I am trying to learn Swedish so could someone please some general bar/pub sentences.? biggrin.gif
Tuubsu
QUOTE (Kaneda @ Aug 28 2007, 08:04 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
English: "The bad guy down in the basement"
Norwegian: Djevelen/Fanden
Danish: Djævelen/Fanden

laugh.gif You actually have Two different single words for "Bad guy down in the basement"!!!!????!!??!!

Was there a wave of "Basement-murders" or something there?

edit. OH laugh.gif laugh.gif laugh.gif laugh.gif laugh.gif laugh.gif NOw I get it you ment satan!!! laugh.gif laugh.gif laugh.gif laugh.gif
I'm such a bright guy rolleyes.gif
besip
QUOTE (Nobody @ Jan 5 2008, 03:33 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
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

Hristian



also czech looks same laugh.gif

Hahah bulgarian is very similar :]

Guitar - Kytara
String - Struna
Music - Muzika
Speaker - Mikrofon
To Sing - Spivat
Microfone - Mikrofon
Mixer - Mixer
Tuner - Tuner
Chord - Akord

lot of words are the same cool.gif
xucphra
Well, I speak 5 languages fluently so I guess I should make a contribution to this thread happy.gif

In Farsi:

Salaam: Hello
Chetori: How are you?
Koja: Where
Ki: Who
Kei: When
Chejuri: How
Chi: What

Man Giitor baazi mikonam. - I play guitar
Chejuri be isgah miresam? - How do i get to the train station?
Man nemifahmam - I do not understand


In Spanish:

Hola: Hello
Como Estas?: How are you?
Donde?: Where
Quien: Who
Cuando?: When
Como: How
Que: What

Yo toco la guitarra - I play guitar
Como es que puedo llegar al estacion de tren - How do I get to the train station?
Yo no entiendo - I do not understand


In French:

Bonjour: Hello
Comment allez-vous?: How are you?
Ou: Where
Qui: Who
Quand: When
Comment: How
Que: What

Je joue de la guitare - I play guitar
C'est ou le gare? - Where is the train station? (You can't really say how do I get to it..it sounds odd)
Je ne comprend pas - I do not understand
Ayen
QUOTE (besip @ Jan 7 2008, 04:26 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
also czech looks same laugh.gif

Hahah bulgarian is very similar :]

Guitar - Kytara
String - Struna
Music - Muzika
Speaker - Mikrofon
To Sing - Spivat
Microfone - Mikrofon
Mixer - Mixer
Tuner - Tuner
Chord - Akord

lot of words are the same cool.gif



Wow, Guitar, Music, Speaker and Microphone mean the same thing in Greek as they do in Czech! Cool biggrin.gif

Also, happy to finally see this thread getting a lot of replies.
besip
QUOTE (Ayen @ Jan 7 2008, 05:32 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Wow, Guitar, Music, Speaker and Microphone mean the same thing in Greek as they do in Czech! Cool biggrin.gif

Also, happy to finally see this thread getting a lot of replies.



and bulgarian aslo rolleyes.gif ..i'm know the old yugoslavian countrys ,bulgaria,..for sure slovakia{almost everything} has lots of same words cool.gif like czech
Paul Coutts
who in french is "qui" not quien.

French:

Salut - hey
Une biere s'il vous plait? - One beer please.
T'es mignone! - Your cute!
Vous veuillez venir avec moi ce soir? - Do you want to come out with me tonight?

And the classic - Voulez-vous coucher avec moi...ce soir!? -Do you want to sleep with me tonight wink.gif

Let's get some Swedish, Kris! smile.gif
JasoninOhio
My Wife is Brazilian so, it is beneficial to speak Brazilian portuguese.

Oi=Hi
Tudo bem=You OK?
Como vai voce?=How are you? (formal)
Onde esta sua guitarra/violao? Where is your guitar? (electric/acoustic)
Oque foi este barulho?=What was that noise?
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