Words/phrases in your language

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Hi! Thought it would be interesting to hear words/phrases/sentences in your language.

I speak Afrikaans as my home language. If you want to know any random words, feel free to ask! ;)

Here are some phrases:

Greetings:
Goeie more/oggend: good morning
Goeie middag: good afternoon
Goeie naand: good evening
Hoe gaan dit?: how is it going
Hallo: hello(obviously)
Totsiens: until we see again(or "goodbye")
Baai Baai/baai: bye-bye/bye

Next post will be... idk you can give suggestions for what translations I should post next
 

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Polish:

Dzień dobry: Good morning/good afternoon (we have just one phrase for both)
Dobry wieczór: good evening
Jak się masz?: how are you?
Cześć: hello
Do widzenia: Goodbye
Pa pa: bye-bye

Maybe the next posts something like "My name is...", "I come from...." etc.? I mean such basics which we learn during first lesson of any language. If people wanted to continue this thread, it would become a mini-dictionary of different languages 😅
 
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I'm gonna do pronouns related things since it's very useful:


Ek: I
My: me
My: my
Myne: mine
Jou: your
Jy: you
Joune: yours
U: formal way of saying you
Julle: plural form of you
Dit: it

Sy/haar/haar: she/her/hers
Haarself: herself
Meisie: girl
Vrou: woman
Tannie: aunt
Mamma/ma/moeder: Mommy/mom/mother
Ouma:grandma/grandmother/Granny
Mevrou: missus
Juffrou: miss

Hy/hom/sy: he/him/his
Homself: himself
Seun: boy
Man: man
Oom: uncle
Pappa/pa/vader: daddy/dad/father
Meneer: Mister

Hulle: they/them
Hulle s'n: their
Ons: we/us
Persoon: person
Ouer: parent
Mense: people
Kind: child
Grootmens/volwassene: grown-up/adult
 

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I saw this and I wasn't sure how to write the Polish stuff... some things I will be writing in brackets, the form depends what's next in the sentence. The easiest way is to explain on people - the first form may be used about "owning" a boy (eg. my son), second one for a girl and the third word for a group of people (I could add the forth one for a group of boys but I didn't want to make it more complicated)

Ja: I
mój (moja/moje): my
Ty: you (singular)
Twój (twoja/twoje): your (singular)
To: it

On: he
Jego: his
chłopiec: boy
mężczyzna: man
wujek: uncle
ojciec/tata: father/dad
Pan: mister

ona: she
jej: her
dziewczyna: girl
Kobieta: woman
ciocia: aunt
Matka/mama: mother/mom
Pani: miss/missus

Wy: you (plural)
Wasz (wasza/wasze): your (plural)
my: we
nasz (nasza/nasze): our
oni: they (about a group of men or both men and women)
One: they (about a group of women)
ich: their

Osoba: person
rodzic: parent
ludzie: people
dzieco - child
dorosły - adult
 
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I really like your idea of sharing common phrases in different languages so that everyone who wants can learn at least a teeny tiny bit of a foreign language and ask all their questions.

German
Hello: Hallo
Good morning/afternoon/evening: Guten Morgen/Nachmittag/Abend
Good night: Gute Nacht
Goodbye: Auf Wiedersehen
Bye: Tschüss / Tschau / Bye
How are you?: Wie geht es dir?
My name is … : Mein Name ist … / Ich heiße …
"..." : „…“

And some bird-related stuff …

Bird: Vogel
Budgie: Wellensittich
Cockatiel: Nymphensittich
Cockatoo: Kakadu
Finch: Fink
Canary: Kanarienvogel
Lovebirds: Unzertrennliche ("inseparable") → human "lovebirds" = Turteltauben (= turtledoves)
Macaw: Ara
Parrot: Papagei
Parakeet/Conure: Sittich
→ but it’s important to note that you can’t just translate those one-to-one because they aren’t always the same in English and German, e.g. red-rumped parrot = Singsittich
 
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In Afrikaans a finch is also called fink:)

Bird is called Vöel
 

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I really like your idea of sharing common phrases in different languages so that everyone who wants can learn at least a teeny tiny bit of a foreign language and ask all their questions.

German
Hello: Hallo
Good morning/afternoon/evening: Guten Morgen/Nachmittag/Abend
Good night: Gute Nacht
Goodbye: Auf Wiedersehen
Bye: Tschüss / Tschau / Bye
How are you?: Wie geht es dir?
My name is … : Mein Name ist … / Ich heiße …
"..." : „…“

And some bird-related stuff …
Bird: Vogel
Budgie: Wellensittich
Cockatiel: Nymphensittich
Cockatoo: Kakadu
Finch: Fink
Canary: Kanarienvogel
Lovebirds: Unzertrennliche ("inseparable") → human "lovebirds" = Turteltauben (= turtledoves)
Macaw: Ara
Parrot: Papagei
Parakeet/Conure: Sittich
→ but it’s important to note that you can’t just translate those one-to-one because they aren’t always the same in English and German, e.g. red-rumped parrot = Singsittich
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Sorry, I had to write something in German:p
 

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parrot-related stuff:

ptak: bird
papuga: parrot
kakadu: cockatoo (as German :) )
nimfa: cockatiel
żako: African grey parrot (both species - Congo and Timneh)
Ara: macaw (as German :) )
rudosterka: conure (genus Pyrhurra)
konura: conure
barwnica/lora wielka: eclectus parrot (the second name means "big lory" and it always confuses people making them thinking it's a species of lories:confused:)
rozella: rosella
łąkówka: grass parrot (Neophema, Bourkes)
papużka falista: budgie
nierozłączka: lovebird (it means inseparable too!)
 

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Polish:

Dzień dobry: Good morning/good afternoon (we have just one phrase for both)
Dobry wieczór: good evening
Jak się masz?: how are you?
Cześć: hello
Do widzenia: Goodbye
Pa pa: bye-bye

Maybe the next posts something like "My name is...", "I come from...." etc.? I mean such basics which we learn during first lesson of any language. If people wanted to continue this thread, it would become a mini-dictionary of different languages 😅
I am learning Polish online, after having heard in the past the language at holidays and around the old people in my family. It’s so different from learning French or Spanish. But I am surprised at the things I remember and that the sounds are pretty easy for me 😊
 
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