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From: "Mami Sofi "

Malay Language

Good Morning - Selamat Pagi
Good Afternoon - Selamat Tengah hari
Good Evening - Selamat Petang
Good Night - Selamat Malam
Good Day - Selamat Sejahtera
Good Bye - Selamat Tinggal
Thank You - Terima Kasih
You are welcome - Sama-sama
How are you? - Apa khabar?
I'm fine - Khabar baik
What is your name? - Apa nama kamu?
My name is ... - Nama saya ialah ...

From: "s965417@e3000.hallym.ac.kr"

in Korean
Good morning(or Day): Anyoung haseyo.
Good bye: Anyounghi gaseyo(to leaver)
Anyounghi goeseyo(to stayer)
What's your name?: Dang shinui irumun muotshimnikka?
My name is~: A naui irumun~ ~imnida.

From: "mrcarb@bellatlantic.net"

Hebrew .... Good Morning : Bokker Tov

Btw the French for Good bye is Adieu (or Au Revoir)

From: "rmouse@innercite.net"


"What is your name?"

Vee highzen zee? (formal)

Vee highzst doo? (familiar)

From: "rastogim@gusun.acc.georgetown.edu"

In Russian how are you is Kak dela? and Hello is strastvuitye
just some corrections...

Hello Shalom
Good Morning Boker Tov
How are you? Mah nishmah?
Thank you (very much) Todah (Rabah)
What is your name? Mah shemchah (male)/shmech(female)
My name is.. Shmi (name here)
Goodbye. Shalom, L'Hitraot (till we see each other again)

Check this out! It's my directory! Yee Haw!!

From: "NewYouz"

Rigged:...... there are tons of double-syllabic words in Japanese.......... tsuke-tsuke.... (naked) boro-boro (old) gabo-gabo (too large- for clothes) ira-ira (getting nervous) tsugi-tsugi (one after another) buku-buku (getting fatter and fatter) muka-muka ( bad digestion) goro-goro (resting)

From: "larkp@dbarchitect.com"

french - sometimes i wonder - kelka fwa ghe ma demand.
=quel que fois je me demand.

japanese - the cat is a flower - neko de hana des. =in romanji.

i think that you should also include the original language spelling where possible =can you connect to a way of displaying kanji and other non-roman characters?

My language selection is for conversation -- so that people who are chatting online can greet each other or ask basic questions in more than one language. I provide links to place where one can study languages in more depth.

I don't know how to display kanji.


From: "larkp@dbarchitect.com"

afrikaans - hoe gaan dit? = whas' up brotha?
this one and the one in french ; japanese are from me -
janem@dbarchitect.com although i think the sender id is
set to someone else right now.

my homepage: http://www.slip.net/~db/janepage.htm

found you via slip.net page.
i like your "man at work" animated icon!!


From: "Tomia"

"Me ke aloha pau ole."

May our friendship (love) be everlasting.

This is so beautiful I had to add it here. Maybe someone can tell me what language this is.

Ja cie tesz Koham, I ja zawsze o tobie pamientam.
I love you too, and always think of you.


From: Jack Zinn "jzinn610@owt.com"

English....My name is

Spanish....Me yamo

From: "kukobuka@leo.bekkoame.or.jp"

Rigged, the sentence Ikaga desu ka? is used as "how are do you feel?". For example in a department store after trying a dress the shop owner will ask you... Ikaga desu ka? as "What do you think about it?" or in a hospital the doctor may ask you. . "How do you feel?" as whats the problem --- If you wanna say How are you? the most common way is Ogenki desu ka?

From: "hanna.isosaari@aamulehti.mailnet.fi"


good morning: hew-vaa whoo-omenta

goodbye: nackemeen

my name is: neemeni on ...

More Finnish from Isobel:

Kala -- Fish
Paistettu -- Fried
Grillattu -- Grilled
Muna -- Egg
Munat -- Balls
Sampi -- Sturgeon

Moi Vaeltaja -- "Hello WANDERER"

Tyhmä rääpäle, onko tämä nyt sitten hääyöaie?
Means: Stupid midget, is this a wedding night intention?

Kurkku -- Cucumber
Halaus -- Hug
Iso -- Big

So now you can say, "Halaus iso kurkku..."

*silly grin*

From: "TruBlu@gnn.com"

You need to examine your German offerings. For instance, "good morning" is guten morgen," pronounced "goo ten". "How are you" actually has two forms, one formal the other informal (German requires formal addresses if you are not on intimate terms with a person or if you are addressing an elder)- "wie geht es Ihnen" ("vee gat es eenen") is the formal- "wie geht es dir" ("vee gayt es deer") is the familiar. Of course, you can clip it, and simply ask the person "wie geht's" (vee gayts), which is to say, "how goes it with you?"

Now, "thank you" also is multifoliate- "danke, danke schon (with the two dots, or aumlaut, over the 'o'" pronounce that letter by trying to say long "a" while shaping your mouth to say long "o."), and danke sehr. Each form is more emphatic than its predecessor, and demands an appropriate response- "bitte, bitte schon" (again with the umlaut), and "bitte sehr." In formal surroundings, you must do it correctly, or you may offend--particularly older folks.

"Good-bye" is somewhat faded in english, since we've lost the old Anglo-Saxon flavor where it meant "God be with you." Today it is barely recognizable as such. "Good-bye" is lovely in German, as it is in most continental languages. "Auf wiedersehen" (owf vee der zay en) means, literally, "until we meet again," a beautiful sentiment in any language.

While I'm at it, here's a little morsel in Polish

(Use the short value for "a") "ko-hsh, patsh na shre-bern-ee k'shenz nod k'mor-am-ee"-It means- "Love, look at the silvery moon above the clouds."-It really impressed my wife.


J. Drew Simpson

From: Emelyn Dela-Pena "delapena@mail.sdsu.edu"

Tagalog ,one of the many dialects of the Philippines:

Good Morning - Magandang Umaga, o-maga

How are you - Kamusta ka

What is your name - Ano ang pangalan mo

My name is - Ang pangalan ko ay...

I am - Ako ay si...

Goodbye - Not sure if there’s a direct translation.
I usually say something to the effect of - ingat - meaning, Take care.

From: "Darwin@ashbates.pcs-i.net"

Rigged: If you travel the world, here's a great Arabic phrase for you: Shuf ilmkara waka'mnilbarl.

It means, "Look, the mooker has fallen off the mule." *smirk*