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Language Thread

Five
12-26-2005, 08:48 AM
since we (i and tosee) are very interested in learning foreign languages, i decided to create this thread to exchange our language skills ;)
tosee will teach me chinese
manura will teach me romanian
aleylasafina will teach me english
annie will teach me russian
:lol:
come on guys! :bounce:

{Annie}
12-26-2005, 09:02 AM
LMAO Rusik :lol: Ermmm what are YOU gonna teach us?

linus
12-26-2005, 09:39 AM
:lol:

Mara_M
12-26-2005, 10:25 PM
1:who is manura:scratch:?
2:u don't know russian?
3:i have no ideea of russian,so,pls at least don't write in quirilik..ot at least translate it:angel:
np about the romanian,if u will asking me,but how about spanish or french?

linus
12-27-2005, 01:07 AM
well, when to start our first class :aplot:

whats the first topic ;)

Mara_M
12-27-2005, 01:35 AM
i must move my question in here!how do u say windows in russian?

Five
12-27-2005, 03:42 AM
i must move my question in here!how do u say windows in russian?
window = окно :cool:

Five
12-27-2005, 03:56 AM
1:who is manura:scratch:?
2:u don't know russian?
3:i have no ideea of russian,so,pls at least don't write in quirilik..ot at least translate it:angel:
np about the romanian,if u will asking me,but how about spanish or french?
1. i thought your name is Manura :o
2. :devil:
3. you got it :cool:

Five
12-27-2005, 03:58 AM
well, when to start our first class :aplot:

whats the first topic ;)
the first topic would be: How to greet in chinese :banana:
Ní hăo. Ni shenti hăo ma :o
you continue, tosee :angel:

Five
12-27-2005, 03:59 AM
LMAO Rusik :lol: Ermmm what are YOU gonna teach us?
:secret:

alelysafina
12-27-2005, 07:32 AM
I can teach English and Spanish :)

{Annie}
12-27-2005, 08:27 AM
Rusik, Mara's name is MiRUna, not Minura :lol:

Noemi will teach us Spanish :woohoo:

*Annie gets out her pen and paper and prepares for her lessons* :haha:

Miruna window in Russian is oknO (I will write in capitals the letters, which you have to put an accent on when you talk ;) )

windows in Russian is Okna

:wavey:

linus
12-27-2005, 09:14 AM
thanks all dears :worship:

:kiss:

linus
12-27-2005, 09:17 AM
*Annie gets out her pen and paper and prepares for her lessons* :haha:
me too :wavey:

and dears, i am a bit silly so if some words are not easy, pls show me how to pronounce them :worship:

well, lets begin the first lesson ''Greeting'' (be close not common then :lol: )

{Annie}
12-27-2005, 10:44 AM
Russian Greetings:

privYEt - hi :wavey:

dObroe Utro - good morning

dObriy dyen - good afternoon

dObriy vEcher - good evening

pokA - bye

do svidAniya - goodbye (more polite form)

NINA_BCN
12-27-2005, 11:39 AM
I can teach you spanish, too........ if you want. ;)

linus
12-27-2005, 11:59 AM
Russian Greetings:

privYEt - hi :wavey:

dObroe Utro - good morning

dObriy dyen - good afternoon

dObriy vEcher - good evening

pokA - bye

do svidAniya - goodbye (more polite form)
Miss Annie, privYEt :wavey:

i personally read them loudly but sound so funny :aplot:

linus
12-27-2005, 12:01 PM
I can teach you spanish, too........ if you want. ;)
we do want you :hug:

btw, privYEt Marat :aplot:

NINA_BCN
12-27-2005, 01:08 PM
we do want you :hug:
:D

I start with the greetings:

privyet - hola
dobroe utro - buenos días
dobriy dyen - buenas tardes
dobriy vechen - buenas noches
poka / do svidaniya - adios

{Annie}
12-27-2005, 01:20 PM
Hola Alicia :wavey: Como estas? :D :lol:

Mara_M
12-27-2005, 08:25 PM
Rusik, Mara's name is MiRUna, not Minura :lol:

Noemi will teach us Spanish :woohoo:

*Annie gets out her pen and paper and prepares for her lessons* :haha:

Miruna window in Russian is oknO (I will write in capitals the letters, which you have to put an accent on when you talk ;) )

windows in Russian is Okna

:wavey:
*writing down*

Mara_M
12-27-2005, 08:28 PM
i know spanish too!and i can manage with french,if u would like some...

Five
12-28-2005, 01:08 AM
I want to learn spanish and romanian and chinese :sobbing:
keep up the good work, guys :bounce:

Five
12-28-2005, 03:17 AM
Miruna, je peux aussi parler français. Parlons maintenant! :banana:

{Annie}
12-28-2005, 09:27 AM
:unsure: Rusik

rosespower
12-28-2005, 10:40 AM
guys i think yhis thread is great but we must stick with a language.......and what language is the first one.....

Mara_M
12-28-2005, 02:20 PM
Miruna, je peux aussi parler français. Parlons maintenant! :banana:
oui oui,parlons-en:banana: !
je veux aprendre la russe,je l'en aime beaucoup:hearts:!et un peu de chinese,tosee,c'est ton travaille a faire;)!

Mara_M
12-28-2005, 02:24 PM
guys i think yhis thread is great but we must stick with a language.......and what language is the first one.....
russian:devil:for us,chineese for the russians;)!

Dream
12-28-2005, 02:26 PM
Cool thread! But looks like I've seen it somewhere ;) I've already taught guys on some forums :)

BTW, Annie, don't you think we should spell Russian words the way we pronounce them? For example, pakA cuz we don't say "o" actually :)
Notes: yeah, Russian is a weird language! Pronounciation and spelling hardly ever match! :)

So, Miru? The 1st lesson of Romanian, please ;) I already know such words as: Dragoste, Dragulescu, Hanescu ect. ;) LOL and Hai :)

Mara_M
12-28-2005, 02:32 PM
as far as now i learned that o is prononced a in russian!
the only word in there is dragoste lol,the others are names and hai is an interjection(a word who describes a sound u make in a time-this is for cheering)!what would u like to learn lena?
only guys:aplot:?

Dream
12-28-2005, 02:35 PM
;) Greetings first, Miru :)

linus
12-28-2005, 02:50 PM
It seems that i am entering an international language hall, it is so long and with many rooms at both sides that i dont know which one for me to go into for the first :lol:

Mara_M
12-28-2005, 05:43 PM
lena:
privet(hi):buna
dobre utro(buenos dias)-buna ziua
dobriy dyen(buenas tardes)-buna dupa-amiaza(but we don't use it)
dobriy vechen(buenas noches)-buna seara
poka(bye)-pa
do svidania(adios)-la revedere

Five
12-29-2005, 01:48 AM
oui oui,parlons-en:banana: !
je veux aprendre la russe,je l'en aime beaucoup:hearts:!et un peu de chinese,tosee,c'est ton travaille a faire;)!
Le russe est très difficile ;)
mais bon, Annie ou Dream t'enseignera russe,je ne suis pas un bon professeur du russe :tape: :o
il a l'air que tosee ne veut pas nous enseigner chinois :unsure:

Five
12-29-2005, 01:54 AM
ok, tosee, its your turn now :aparty:

{Annie}
12-29-2005, 06:50 AM
My favourite Romanian word....pa :lol:

Five
12-29-2005, 07:38 AM
i know these romanian words :lol:
Contra naturii insăsi...
Bestie ticăloasă!
Mai rău ca bestiile ticăloase! Rămâi acolo pe vecie!
:lol:

Mara_M
12-29-2005, 12:14 PM
:haha::haha::haha:
do u know what u are saying too rusik?lmfao!
annie,my fav in rusian is tebe tozhe,finallly something nonkilometric:lol:!
yes tosse,some chineese for us:bounce:!
do u want to know something more in romanian?

{Annie}
12-29-2005, 12:29 PM
how do you say Davay in Romanian?

Mara_M
12-29-2005, 12:48 PM
dvai as a cheering or davai as "give it (to me)"?
davai as a cheering is haide or hai!
davai as give it to me - "da-mi" from "a da" wich is "to give"+"mi"which is "to me"!

{Annie}
12-29-2005, 12:49 PM
Da-mi in Russian is dai mne :D very similar

Mara_M
12-29-2005, 12:52 PM
:banana:..finally something easy!but what about davai(isn't for give to me too)?
annie,i wanted to ask something and i've forgot...i'm becoming old:sobbing:!!!
give a shot to 2005 pictures in marat's board and come back(maybe i rememeber:lol: )

linus
12-29-2005, 03:28 PM
:lol: i need to be a hard-working girl

hi

priYEt

hola

buna

好!

Mara_M
12-29-2005, 04:23 PM
:lol:and what's the hi/privet(zdoroffki)/hola/buna in chineese?

The Safinator
12-29-2005, 07:48 PM
Russian Greetings:

privYEt - hi :wavey:

dObroe Utro - good morning

dObriy dyen - good afternoon

dObriy vEcher - good evening

pokA - bye

do svidAniya - goodbye (more polite form)

It's smilar to Bulgarian:

Privet, 'drasti = hi
Dobro Utre = Good morning
Dorur Den = Good morning
dobur Vecher = Good Evening
chao = bye
Dovijdane = goodbye

Dream
12-29-2005, 08:10 PM
LOL, Miru! I love Romanian :) Though it reminds me some other European languages ;)

BTW, que es haiduk? :confused: (dunno how to spell it)

And I love other Slavic languages - sometimes even understand! ;) LOL I understood some words in Slovakian from one of the banners at DC final :) And Bulgarian, Czech etc are even easier :)

but what about davai(isn't for give to me too)?
Yeah, it also means "give" - looks like there's no sense at all :) , no connection between "give" and "come on", yeah? :p But in Spanish for example "vamos" means "(we) go" - no sense also :p

Mara_M
12-29-2005, 10:50 PM
those languages are derrived from russian,that's why u can learn it easy:lol:!
haiduc?still ozone tsctsctsc:lol:!it's a guy like robin hood,a hero who used to live in the woods and to fight for justice!

Mara_M
12-29-2005, 10:56 PM
It's smilar to Bulgarian:

Privet, 'drasti = hi
Dobro Utre = Good morning
Dorur Den = Good morning
dobur Vecher = Good Evening
chao = bye
Dovijdane = goodbye
thanks daniel!so we are learning bulgarian too:bounce:!

linus
12-30-2005, 12:41 AM
thanks for more and more ;)

my notebook is so happy :lol:

Mara_M
12-30-2005, 01:01 AM
:lol:mine too

lena,in romanian haide is an interjection simmilar with the "vamos" meaning!we use it to say someone to rush somwhere!
for example:-as vrea sa mergem la cinema(i would like to go to cinema)
-atunci haide!(then let's go)!


or:
-haide,grabeste-te,e deja 9!(common,hurry up,it's 9 oclock!)it has an imperative sense!

The Safinator
12-30-2005, 06:35 AM
mmm i'm gonna to the country and gonna back next week, so:

Hasta la proxima semana!

Dream
12-30-2005, 11:43 AM
Was it Espanol? ;)
THanks, Miru :)

Mara_M
12-30-2005, 07:28 PM
yes,was spanish:lol:!
hasta pronto,daniel:wavey:!que te diviertes:d!

Five
12-31-2005, 06:44 AM
С Новым Годом!
Happy New Year!
Bonne Année!

linus
12-31-2005, 07:50 AM
:woohoo: our 2nd lesson ''greeting for new year'' :wavey:

our Chinese :D

新年快乐!
( phoneticized as ) Xin Nian Kuai Le !
( 新年 means "new year" 快乐 means "happy" )

if you couldnt see the Chinese characters, pls check the pic attached below ;)

Mara_M
12-31-2005, 02:29 PM
let's see:
happy new year/feliz navidad/bonne annee/s novym godom/un an nou fericit(but we use "la multi ani" more/manigong bagong taon/xin nian kuai le!!!

ps:it's my 8000 post:banana:

linus
01-01-2006, 03:26 AM
:lol: so sumptuous :yeah:

Mara_M
01-01-2006, 03:49 PM
what do u mean?

linus
01-01-2006, 04:19 PM
buna sweetie :wavey:

i mean there are so many languages greeting for new year, so rich ;)

Mara_M
01-01-2006, 04:35 PM
privet darling(i can't find my notes in chineese:mad: )
yeap..i can't belive i can say it in 7 languages:lol:!

linus
01-01-2006, 04:47 PM
:hug: i can give you then ;)

hi (closer) : hǎo

morning: zǎo shàng hǎo

afternoon: xià wǔ hǎo

evening: wǎn shàng hǎo

good night: wǎn ān

bye: zài jiàn

Mara_M
01-01-2006, 10:11 PM
i can't se the second letter from hi,the second from moring and where they repete!

linus
01-02-2006, 07:12 AM
oh, sweetie, they are all the same character -- a, just with the different tone :hug:

alelysafina
01-02-2006, 07:23 AM
let's see:
happy new year/feliz navidad/bonne annee/s novym godom/un an nou fericit(but we use "la multi ani" more/manigong bagong taon/xin nian kuai le!!!

ps:it's my 8000 post:banana:

Mara, it's Feliz Año Nuevo, not Feliz navidad. Feliz Navidad is Merry Christmas or Happy Christmas. :)


Feliz Año Nuevo!!

Mara_M
01-02-2006, 01:01 PM
oops,i was so tired....on teh other posts and on my mess i had written ok....sorry noelle:kiss:!feliz ano nuevo a vos tambien!!

linus
01-03-2006, 03:14 AM
it doesnt matter, dear :hug:

Five
01-03-2006, 07:04 AM
no more lesson? :(

NINA_BCN
01-03-2006, 10:18 AM
Cardinal numbers (números cardinales):

1- one - uno
2- two - dos
3- three - tres
4- four - cuatro
5- five - cinco
6- six - seis
7- seven - siete
8- eight - ocho
9- nine - nueve
10- ten - diez

The Safinator
01-03-2006, 10:44 AM
Adios! (Hi/Здраствуйте/buna/Здрасти)

numeros ordinales:
1-primero
2-segundo
3-tercero
4-cuatro
5-quinto
6-sexto
7-septimo
8-octavo
9-noveno
10-decimo

NINA_BCN
01-03-2006, 11:10 AM
Adios! (Hi/Здраствуйте/buna/Здрасти)

numeros ordinales:
1-primero
2-segundo
3-tercero
4-cuatro
5-quinto
6-sexto
7-séptimo
8-octavo
9-noveno
10-décimo

That's better. ;)

The Safinator
01-03-2006, 11:28 AM
That's better. ;)
yeah. But i've no "é" on my keyboard - that's the reason i didn't write décimo :) ;)

Dream
01-03-2006, 12:26 PM
:) Now in Russian (I write how we pronounce it)

1 adIn
2 dva
3 tri
4 chetYre
5 pyat'
6 shest'
7 sem'
8 vOsem'
9 dEvyat'
10 dEsyat'

The Safinator
01-03-2006, 12:30 PM
In Bulgarian: (we pronounce it how we write it)

1. Edno (едно in cyrilic)
2. Dve (Две)
3. Tri (три)
4. Chet(i)ri (чет(и)ри)
5. Pet (пет)
6. Shest (шест)
7. Sedem (седем)
8. Osem (осем)
9. Devet (девет)
10. Deset (десет)

Mara_M
01-03-2006, 12:56 PM
cardinal numers:
one-unu
two-doi
three-trei
four-patru
five-cinci
six-sase
seven-sapte
eight-opt
nine-noua
ten-zece


ordinal numbers:
first-primul
second-al doilea
third-al treilea
fourth-al patrulea
fifth-al cincilea
sixth-al saselea
seventh-al saptelea
eight-al optulea
ninth-al noualea
tenth-al zecelea

Mara_M
01-03-2006, 12:58 PM
how do i say kiss in russian:banana:?

linus
01-03-2006, 01:20 PM
Now in Russian (I write how we pronounce it)

1 adIn
2 dva
3 tri
4 chetYre
5 pyat'
6 shest'
7 sem'
8 vOsem'
9 dEvyat'
10 dEsyat'

In Bulgarian: (we pronounce it how we write it)

1. Edno (едно in cyrilic)
2. Dve (Две)
3. Tri (три)
4. Chet(i)ri (чет(и)ри)
5. Pet (пет)
6. Shest (шест)
7. Sedem (седем)
8. Osem (осем)
9. Devet (девет)
10. Deset (десет)

THANKS :worship:

i can understand easily with your comments better than just letters ;)

linus
01-03-2006, 01:21 PM
how do i say kiss in russian:banana:?
:lol: sweetie, you also need to ask how about 'love'

NINA_BCN
01-03-2006, 01:25 PM
:lol: sweetie, you also need to ask how about 'love'
:lol:

linus
01-03-2006, 01:29 PM
all right, in Chinese now

cardinal numers:
one-yi (y + i in 'mirnyi')
two-er (too difficult to pronounce :lol: )
three-san(to change the name of Sam to San is ok)
four-si (not easy at all)
five-wu(to cry wuuu....)
six-liu (lju in 'ljubicic')
seven-qi (the last c in 'ljubicic')
eight-ba (too easy for this)
nine-jiu (sounds like tu in 'situation')
ten-shi (most difficult one :eek: )

ordinal numbers:
to add a 'di' ahead of every number is very OK ! (d + i in 'mirnyi')

Dream
01-03-2006, 05:42 PM
Miru ;)
Kiss the noun - patselui
Kiss the verb - tselavat' or patselavat'

And also :)
Love the noun - lubov' (BTW, it's also a women's name here :) )
Love the verb - lubit'

The Safinator
01-03-2006, 06:21 PM
all right, in Chinese now

cardinal numers:
one-yi (y + i in 'mirnyi')
two-er (too difficult to pronounce :lol: )
three-san(to change the name of Sam to San is ok)
four-si (not easy at all)
five-wu(to cry wuuu....)
six-liu (lju in 'ljubicic')
seven-qi (the last c in 'ljubicic')
eight-ba (too easy for this)
nine-jiu (sounds like tu in 'situation')
ten-shi (most difficult one :eek: )

ordinal numbers:
to add a 'di' ahead of every number is very OK ! (d + i in 'mirnyi')

thx
but I think that Chinese is too dificult :) for me

Mara_M
01-03-2006, 08:23 PM
tosee,i knew the love noun and verb:p
thanks lena
thanks for teh lesson tosee

Suzi
02-02-2006, 02:54 PM
:wavey: loooool mara told me to come here :p god it took my dense brain a while to find out who koyla was :lol:

NINA_BCN
02-02-2006, 02:56 PM
:wavey: loooool mara told me to come here :p god it took my dense brain a while to find out who koyla was :lol:
:aplot:

Mara_M
02-02-2006, 03:44 PM
:haha:why didn't u just ask suzi?

alelysafina
02-02-2006, 04:23 PM
:wavey: loooool mara told me to come here :p god it took my dense brain a while to find out who koyla was :lol:


:lol: :lol:
But Welcome Suzi :wavey:

Suzi
02-02-2006, 05:00 PM
wow danke all!!

Mara_M
02-03-2006, 09:54 AM
new avs noelle and suzi:yeah:!
i wante dto ask smthing but i don't remember what:scratch::lol:

Suzi
02-03-2006, 09:49 PM
all right, in Chinese now

cardinal numers:
one-yi (y + i in 'mirnyi')
two-er (too difficult to pronounce :lol: )
three-san(to change the name of Sam to San is ok)
four-si (not easy at all)
five-wu(to cry wuuu....)
six-liu (lju in 'ljubicic')
seven-qi (the last c in 'ljubicic')
eight-ba (too easy for this)
nine-jiu (sounds like tu in 'situation')
ten-shi (most difficult one :eek: )

ordinal numbers:
to add a 'di' ahead of every number is very OK ! (d + i in 'mirnyi')

Canto's better :p

Mara_M
02-03-2006, 09:58 PM
those sound easy..teach us canto suzi:p!

Suzi
02-03-2006, 10:04 PM
Yut 一
Ye 二
Sam 三
Say 四
Mm 五
Lok 六
Chut 七
Bat 八
Gow 九
Sup 十

Mara_M
02-04-2006, 05:14 PM
and that would be the numerals?

Suzi
02-04-2006, 09:28 PM
:haha: oops forgot the most important bits lol yup they are 1-10

Suzi
02-05-2006, 05:18 PM
Here are some greetings:

你好 Nei Ho - Hello

喂 Wai - Hello (informal normally on phone)

你好嗎 Nei ho Ma - How r u?

好 Ho - Good

麻麻地 ma ma day - so so

唔該 Mm Goi - Thank you (for service)

多謝 dor dze - Thank you (for gift)

Bai Bai - Bye :p no kidding

Mara_M
02-05-2006, 08:24 PM
:kiss:thanks suzi:hug:
what abt days of teh week?

romanian:
monday-luni
tuesday-marti
wesday-miercuri
thursday-joi
friday-vineri
saturday-sambata
sunday-duminica

Suzi
02-05-2006, 08:41 PM
hmmm days of week:

Spanish -

Mon: Lunes
Tues: Martes
Weds: Miércoles
Thurs: Jueves
Fri: Viernes
Sat: Sábado
Sun: Domingo

:p

Suzi
02-05-2006, 08:45 PM
Well in canto its easy you just say weekday 1, weekday 2, weekday 3 blah so it goes

Mon: Sing Kei yut (high tone) (weekday 1)
Tues: Sing Kei yi (weekday 2)
Weds: Sing kei sam (weekday 3)
Thurs: Sing Kei Say (weekday 4)
Fri: Sing kei mm (weekday 5)
Sat: Sing kei luk (weekday 6)
Sun: Sing kei yut (low tone) (weekday - Yut=day)

Mara_M
02-05-2006, 09:54 PM
hmmm days of week:

Spanish -

Mon: Lunes
Tues: Martes
Weds: Miércoles
Thurs: Jueves
Fri: Viernes
Sat: Sábado
Sun: Domingo

:p
gracias pero quieria dejar ali decirlos:p!

Suzi
02-05-2006, 10:09 PM
French: :ras:

Lundi
Mardi
Mecredi
Jeudi
Vendredi
Samedi
Dimanche

NINA_BCN
02-06-2006, 06:44 AM
gracias pero quieria dejar ali decirlos:p!
;)
Months - Meses

January - Enero
February - Febrero
March - Marzo
April - Abril
May - Mayo
June - Junio
July - Julio
August - Agosto
September - Septiembre
October - Octubre
November - Noviembre
December - Diciembre

Mara_M
02-06-2006, 01:17 PM
months:romanian
january-ianuarie
february-februarie
march-martie
april-aprilie
may-mai
june-iunie
july-iulie
august-august
september-septembrie
october-octombrie
november-noiembrie
december-decembrie

french:
january-janvrier
february-fevrier
march-mars
april-avril
may-may
july-julie
august-aou
september-septembre
october-octobre
november-novembre
december-decembre

Suzi
02-06-2006, 07:22 PM
Well canto like weekdays instead of say weekday 1 etc... its month one (one month)

Yut = Month

so if January is Yat Yut
and February is Yi Yut

the next lot go according to the numbers i previously posted, so see if u can figure it out :p ur Homework for the day or as they say 功課 Gung For (homework)

Mara_M
02-06-2006, 08:53 PM
:haha: ok suzi:hug:

Hola Mr. SK
03-22-2006, 02:59 PM
:wavey: loooool mara told me to come here :p god it took my dense brain a while to find out who koyla was :lol:
:haha: :haha: fortunately,I don't have problems with the name kolya.:lol:
nice thread!:yeah:

Mara_M
03-22-2006, 04:11 PM
:haha: :haha: fortunately,I don't have problems with the name kolya.:lol:
nice thread!:yeah:
:haha:but who told you to come:angel:

Hola Mr. SK
03-23-2006, 04:34 AM
:haha:but who told you to come:angel:
Manura :p

Hola Mr. SK
03-23-2006, 05:33 AM
well,as I'm here,I'd like to give free lessons about Chinese.
1. to say the number 0(zero)----"ling"--pronounce-->"lin" (i as in "shit").the easiest one among the numbers,huh?:cool:
2. to say "love"----"ai" --pronounce--->"i" (i as I),easy,huh.:cool:
important note: what you are learning is called "pinyin"[pronounce-->"pin yin"(i as in 'shit', y as in 'yep')], such as "ling" and "ai". It is a way to help pronounce the Chinese characters. Actually, each "pinyin" may refer to a bunch of Chinese characters.However,if they are in a sentence, such as " Ni hao",it is easy to figure out which character "Ni" or "hao" is referring to.
btw,there are 4 tones in "pinyin".The tones should be above the letters when you write. Like "Ni hao" should be "Ní hăo"(sorry,my PC doesn't allow me to add tones above the letters.I just copied "Ní hăo" from the previous post by Rusik). Different tones pronounce differently(though its too fine to distingush by you guys) and thus refer to different Chinese characters. but if you only write "pinyin" without tones,like "Ni hao",its still easy to understand.
four tones: the first is the flat tone "-" .
the second is the up tone "/" ,as in "Ní".
the third is the down-up tone "\/" as in "hăo".
the fourth one is the down tone "\"

good luck :wavey:

Mara_M
03-23-2006, 05:36 AM
Manura :p
who:eek:?

Hola Mr. SK
03-23-2006, 05:41 AM
who:eek:?
everyone here knows you have 2 names.
one is Maruna,the other is Manura :p

Suzi
03-23-2006, 08:04 AM
well,as I'm here,I'd like to give free lessons about Chinese.
1. to say the number 0(zero)----"ling"--pronounce-->"lin" (i as in "shit").the easiest one among the numbers,huh?:cool:
2. to say "love"----"ai" --pronounce--->"i" (i as I),easy,huh.:cool:
important note: what you are learning is called "pinyin"[pronounce-->"pin yin"(i as in 'shit', y as in 'yep')], such as "ling" and "ai". It is a way to help pronounce the Chinese characters. Actually, each "pinyin" may refer to a bunch of Chinese characters.However,if they are in a sentence, such as " Ni hao",it is easy to figure out which character "Ni" or "hao" is referring to.
btw,there are 4 tones in "pinyin".The tones should be above the letters when you write. Like "Ni hao" should be "Ní hăo"(sorry,my PC doesn't allow me to add tones above the letters.I just copied "Ní hăo" from the previous post by Rusik). Different tones pronounce differently(though its too fine to distingush by you guys) and thus refer to different Chinese characters. but if you only write "pinyin" without tones,like "Ni hao",its still easy to understand.
four tones: the first is the flat tone "-" .
the second is the up tone "/" ,as in "Ní".
the third is the down-up tone "\/" as in "hăo".
the fourth one is the down tone "\"

good luck :wavey:

lol dont get me started on cantonese then :p

Suzi
03-23-2006, 08:07 AM
we dont even have pin yin and if we kinda do its still difficult thats why i always right it how i say it e.g. our zero is prounanced ling and love omg its sounds kinda like this oi but more smoother kinda rather thatn saying OI!

We have 6 tones

http://www.cantonese.ca/tonechart.gif

Hola Mr. SK
03-23-2006, 08:08 AM
lol dont get me started on cantonese then :p
any rules for cantonese? :wavey: :p

Hola Mr. SK
03-23-2006, 08:09 AM
we dont even have pin yin and if we kinda do its still difficult thats why i always right it how i say it e.g. our zero is prounanced ling and love omg its sounds kinda like this oi but more smoother kinda rather thatn saying OI!

We have 6 tones

http://www.cantonese.ca/tonechart.gif
:lol: here you go :cool:

Suzi
03-23-2006, 08:20 AM
lol but i know that cantonese is one of the oldest languages (in china )- a brief history lesson

The word Cantonese comes from Canton, the former English name of Guangzhou, capital of Guangdong, which was once considered the home of the purest form of Cantonese. However, through years of mass media and pop culture influence, Hong Kong has now truly become the cultural centre of Cantonese.

Although Mandarin (or putonghua) is the standard and official language in mainland China, it has only been around for about 700 or 800 years, compared to the 2000-year history of Cantonese. Cantonese, not Mandarin, is the dominant language in overseas Chinese communities. This comes from the fact that, around the world, the largest flow of Chinese immigrants originates from Hong Kong.

Cantonese is mainly an oral language. People in Hong Kong use standard Chinese (putonghua) when they read and write. They speak Cantonese in their daily interactions with people. As a colloquial language, Cantonese is full of slang and non-standard usage. The language of youth is rapidly evolving, and new slang and trendy expressions are constantly emerging.

The standard written language in Hong Kong is essentially the same Chinese as everywhere else in China. The only difference is that Hong Kong and overseas communities, like Taiwan, have kept what are called traditional characters, whereas mainland China uses simplified characters. In an attempt to increase litteracy in China, thousands of characters were "simplified" in a 1950 spelling reform initiated by chairman Mao Zedong.


http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/9/92/Chinese_language_tree.png


I never realised there was simplified chinese till a couple of months ago :p

Hola Mr. SK
03-23-2006, 08:33 AM
lol but i know that cantonese is one of the oldest languages (in china )- a brief history lesson

The word Cantonese comes from Canton, the former English name of Guangzhou, capital of Guangdong, which was once considered the home of the purest form of Cantonese. However, through years of mass media and pop culture influence, Hong Kong has now truly become the cultural centre of Cantonese.

Although Mandarin (or putonghua) is the standard and official language in mainland China, it has only been around for about 700 or 800 years, compared to the 2000-year history of Cantonese. Cantonese, not Mandarin, is the dominant language in overseas Chinese communities. This comes from the fact that, around the world, the largest flow of Chinese immigrants originates from Hong Kong.

Cantonese is mainly an oral language. People in Hong Kong use standard Chinese (putonghua) when they read and write. They speak Cantonese in their daily interactions with people. As a colloquial language, Cantonese is full of slang and non-standard usage. The language of youth is rapidly evolving, and new slang and trendy expressions are constantly emerging.

The standard written language in Hong Kong is essentially the same Chinese as everywhere else in China. The only difference is that Hong Kong and overseas communities, like Taiwan, have kept what are called traditional characters, whereas mainland China uses simplified characters. In an attempt to increase litteracy in China, thousands of characters were "simplified" in a 1950 spelling reform initiated by chairman Mao Zedong.

never knew Cantonese had a long history.cool.
Great essay! Did you write it yourself? :worship:
I never realised there was simplified chinese till a couple of months ago :p
:o

Suzi
03-23-2006, 08:35 AM
its a thing called copy and paste haha

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/9/92/Chinese_language_tree.png

Hola Mr. SK
03-23-2006, 08:38 AM
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/9/92/Chinese_language_tree.png

From the graph,we can clearly see that there are up to 8 dialects in China. I can speak "Shanghainese" as I live in the east part of China.

Suzi
03-23-2006, 08:40 AM
ooo shanghainese during one of my mandarin lessons they talked about shanghainese interesting, well i can do canto well Cantlish :p and a bit of Hakka, hopefully mando soon ;)

Hola Mr. SK
03-23-2006, 08:50 AM
ooo shanghainese during one of my mandarin lessons they talked about shanghainese interesting, well i can do canto well Cantlish :p and a bit of Hakka, hopefully mando soon ;)
Females always have great talent in languages. sadly for males, it is true :o
Good luck with your language study.:)

Suzi
03-23-2006, 08:57 AM
hehe

你好 - hello
Mandarin: ni hao (Nee How)
Shanghainese: nóng hao. (nong hor)
Cantonese: lěi ho (Lei or Nei ho)

再见 - bye
M:zài jiàn (Ji Jen)
S: zea wei (Jer Way)
C: zai gen (Joi Geen)

谢谢 - Thanks
M: xiè xiè
S: xia yia (Shar ya)
C: dō ziě (Dor Jer)

i dunno if they are correct well shanghainese that is

Hola Mr. SK
03-23-2006, 09:01 AM
hehe

你好 - hello
Mandarin: ni hao (Nee How)
Shanghainese: nóng hao. (nong hor)
Cantonese: lěi ho (Lei or Nei ho)

再见 - bye
M:zài jiàn (Ji Jen)
S: zea wei (Jer Way)
C: zai gen (Joi Geen)

谢谢 - Thanks
M: xiè xiè
S: xia yia (Shar ya)
C: dō ziě (Dor Jer)

i dunno if they are correct well shanghainese that is
:haha: exactly! but you don't have to post Shanghainese here,coz I'm sure some folks will get confused. :haha:

Suzi
03-23-2006, 09:24 AM
What is your name? (informal majority)
My Name is ......

French - Comment t'appelles-tu?
Je m’appelle….

Spanish - ¿Cómo te llamas?
Me Llamo…..

Italian - Come ti chiami?
Mi chiamo…

German - Wie heißt Du?
Ice heiße ….

Mandarin - 你叫什麼﹖Ni jiào shénme?
我叫 Wo jiào ...

Cantonese – *Lei (Nei) gor meng hei mick yer?
*Ngor gew.. (to say I in Canto it is difficult to write down)

* there how i prounounce it its nothing official :p

Mara_M
03-23-2006, 11:56 AM
everyone here knows you have 2 names.
one is Maruna,the other is Manura :p
whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat?my name is miruna!and that's all:p!

Mara_M
03-23-2006, 11:58 AM
thanks suz:),those are great!i admit i had no iddea abt the german(i'm :retard: with german ) and chineese:)!