Break Down The WALLS! of language


#1

Hello and Good day Ladies and Gentlemen, I know that we here in the stonehearth community all are from different parts of the world whether it be the Americas or North Africa. So I was thinking why not have a Language Club? Its where Each and everyone of us would share a language we know and share some of the “Basic” words of it so eventually someone could speak I don’t know in Korean and I could sorta understand them. An Example of this would be with Deutsche to English so here it is.
Hello (English) = Hallo (Deutsche)
for (English) = für (Deutsche)
good (English) = gut (Deutsche)
luck (English) = Glück (Deutsche)
to (English) = zu (Deutsche)
Than if multiple people know the language than each person could give 5 translations such as me and a bunch of other Stonehearthians knowing/ Speaking Deutsche (German).


#2

… may I suggest to exchange “Deutsche” with “Deutsch”? Translating “to” is also a bit tricky. It may be “zu”, but could also mean something else, like “nach”… depending on the context. It might be tricky to post here some vocabulary and teach a language this way.

How about posting some sayings and translate the meaning for others? E.g. I was wondering for a while what people meant with “Tomshot” in the early lilve-streams…


#3

That sounds better to me.
Maybe translate some sentences that are harder to find on those “tourist useful sentence dictionary” thingies.

For instance, how would you translate "Hello, how are you, you are really cute ! " to your language. That would be useful to know (you know for general knowledge).


#4

absolutely… no ulterior motive at hand here… :smile:

here’s my contribution (in Italian):

“Hello, how are you, you are really cute!” :arrow_right: “Ciao, come siete, siete veramente carini!”


#5

GERMAN! My favorite other language!
The house is on fire!=Das Haus steht in Flammen!


#6

Hello = 안녕하세요 annyeonghaseyo
Goodbye = 또봐요 to boayo (see you again)
How are you = 어떻게 지내세요? eotteohke jinaeseyo?
My name is… = 제 이름은 (insert name here) 입니다 je ireum-eun (insert name here) imnida


#7

No sir. I solemnly swear that I am up to no good.

In french it would probably sound like this : “Salut, comment ca va, tu es très mignon(ne) :kissing_cat: !”
(the ne is for if you are talking to a woman/girl)


#8

Und wie geht es euch? (How are y’all?)

That’s not my first language, I’m just trying to pitch in here…


#9

Irish:

Hello! = Dia duit!
Goodbye! = Slán (go fóill)!
How are you? = Conas atá tú?
My name is… = … is ainm dom.


#10

ok, Deutsch once more,
Das, a normal the
Der, a manly The
Die, a womanly the
von, a title the
du, you
junge, boy
Madchen, Girl (don’t know if I spelled it right, p.s. put a stress on the a)
bist, are
Mann, man
Frau, woman
ein, the normal and manly a
eine, the womanly a
That is all for now folks!!!
P.S. I have returned from my long Absence!!! and here is proof cows can swim.

This one will not be Denied! @SteveAdamo! or the cows will come!!!


#11

dein… dein… looks over the translated options

I can’t “womanly title” this thread???


#12

Lol , I misspelled, it is denied. and Von is for both genders (I’m guessing on that one)


#13

So many germans was is das?! :smiley:

Here’s one in Croatian - “Dobar dan, smrdiš(sh)” *“Good day, you stink” *


#14

This idea looks pretty nice!

So, let’s start with some phrases in the most difficult language in the world - Polish. (Everyone who want to learn ‘typical polish’, should look at Furious Pete channel though)
I will try also to write, how to say those words (with some help from english letters on my keyboard)

My comments will be in between ( those brackets ), “how to say that” will be between / slashes /
Official greetings
good morning - dzień dobry /tschien’ dobree/
good afternoon - dzień dobry (in Poland we have one form for mornings and afternoons)
good evening - dobry wieczór /dobree wyetchoor/
hello - siema /shema/ (also siemka /shemka/ )

good night - dobranoc /dobra notz/
goodbye - do widzenia /do veetzenya/
bye - na razie /na rashe/ or shorter nara /nara/

how are you - Jak się miewasz? /yak she myevash?/

My name is (name) - Nazywam się (name) /nazeevam she …/
also Na imię mi (name) /na imye mee …/
I am (name) - Jestem (name) /yestem …/


#15

“von” means “from” actually, can’t have you going around teaching wrong stuff :wink: eg Otto von Bismarck means it’s Otto from Bismarck. Neko von Luxemburg means Neko from Luxembourg.

You can use it as “of” too eg anstelle “von” = instead “of” etc


#16

Lets add some dutch shall we?

Official greetings
good morning - goedemorgen
good afternoon - goedemiddag
good evening - goedenavond (The first n is sometimes not pronounced, depending on the dialect)
hello - hallo (not so hard eh?)

good night - goedenacht
goodbye - afscheid (this is abit different, since you say goodbye to a person or such, but you cant say afscheid as one word.)
bye - doei (this actually fits goodbye aswell in dutch.)

how are you - hoe gaat het?

My name is (name) - Mijn naam is (name)
I am (name) - Ik ben (name)

Shamelessly copied from @phoriist


#17

Ok. Let’s pour some brazillian portuguese into the cauldron!
(please note that these might not work with european portuguese)
(as for the pronunciation, it’s quite different from spanish and some letters like “A” or “O” are pronounced similarly to british english)

Some basic greetings

Hello :arrow_forward: Olá
Hi :arrow_forward: Oi
Hey :arrow_forward: Ei (although we say it like ‘ei’, the ‘hey’ also works when writing)
Good morning :arrow_forward: Bom dia
Good afternoon :arrow_forward: Boa tarde
Good evening :arrow_forward: Boa noite (note that ‘Boa noite’ is also used for ‘good night’ (as in ‘going to sleep’))
Goodbye :arrow_forward: Tchau
See you later :arrow_forward: Até mais
Farewell :arrow_forward: Adeus

Some basic sentences

My name is Daniel :arrow_forward: Meu nome é Daniel
What’s your name? :arrow_forward: Qual o seu nome?
Nice to meet you :arrow_forward: Prazer em conhecê-lo (now this is a tricky one - if you’re talking to a female, the suffix ‘-lo’ should be ‘-la’. This happens to many words as portuguese uses more gender determination in it’s structure. You could say it generic like “Prazer em conhecer você” or “Prazer em te conhecer” however they’re rather unusual forms.)
What time is it? :arrow_forward: Que horas são?
Let’s go :arrow_forward: Vamos
Wait :arrow_forward: Espere
Please :arrow_forward: Por favor
Where can I find… :arrow_forward: Onde posso encontrar…
…food? :arrow_forward: …comida?
…water? :arrow_forward: …água?
…a cab? :arrow_forward: …um táxi? (lol)

Some more elaborate sentences

Hello there, you’re very beautiful :arrow_forward: E aí, você é muito linda
Hey, wait, why did you slap me? :arrow_forward: Ei, espere, por que você me deu um tapa?
Please, come back! :arrow_forward: Por favor, volte!
I CAN SPEAK PORTUGUESE! :arrow_forward: EU SEI FALAR PORTUGUÊS!
Damn! :arrow_forward: Droga!


#18

this just made my entire morning… my thanks to you, good sir… :smile:


#19

Hey, I know this might be a bit off topic, but I need to ask. I have been trying to learn French for a while and I need to practice it with someone. Could somebody from France help me a bit?