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    New Languages thread

    I've been mulling this as an idea for a thread for a long while now. Not sure if it'll work but here goes! Post any word in another language. Tell us what language and what the word means.

    Marhaba is Arabic (Lebanese dialect) for hello.


    And book languages like Elvish or Latin are invited too!
    "The time has come," the Walrus said,
    "To talk of many things:
    Of shoes--and ships--and sealing-wax--
    Of cabbages--and kings--
    And why the sea is boiling hot--
    And whether pigs have wings."

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    Aadaab (Urdu): Hello
    I sang of leaves, of leaves of gold, and leaves of gold there grew.

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    Dia duit (irish) Hello. dia means god it irish so saying hello is like giving the blessing of god. the reply is Dia is Mhuire Duit.-may god and mary bless you. so basicly its hello for short.
    "Come away O human child!To the waters of the wild, With a faery hand in hand, For the worlds more full of weeping than you can understand."
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    Isten (Hungarian) - God

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    Nihao (chinese)-Hello

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    agus- Irish for AND.
    "Come away O human child!To the waters of the wild, With a faery hand in hand, For the worlds more full of weeping than you can understand."
    W.B.Yeats

    "If it looks like a Dwarf and smells like a Dwarf, then it's probably a Dwarf (or a latrine wearing dungarees)"
    Artemins Fowl and the Lost Colony by Eoin Colfer


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    Quote Originally Posted by andave_ya View Post
    I've been mulling this as an idea for a thread for a long while now. Not sure if it'll work but here goes! Post any word in another language. Tell us what language and what the word means.

    Marhaba is Arabic (Lebanese dialect) for hello.


    And book languages like Elvish or Latin are invited too!
    Great idea......

    In Tunis i stayed at a hotel called MARHABA, now i know what the word really means. Thanks.

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    Olá (portuguese) means hello.

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    onomatopoeia English when the sound of a word or phrase indicates the meaning

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    Tere - hello in estonian (pronounciation about like Teh-reh)
    If you believe even a half of this post, you are severely mistaken.

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    abyssus is supposed to be Latin for hello. If you meet a dead guy that looks like Ceaser, find out!
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    shalom (Hebrew), means peace
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    Namaskar / Pranam -- meaning Hello or Welcome

    Shanti -- meaning Peace / Quiet

    in Hindi
    Charms strike the sight, but merit wins the soul.

    Be the change you wish to see

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    Quote Originally Posted by Niamh View Post
    agus- Irish for AND.

    A familiar word! It's in a song I like and now I know exactly what it means!

    gibnae Arabic for cheese
    "The time has come," the Walrus said,
    "To talk of many things:
    Of shoes--and ships--and sealing-wax--
    Of cabbages--and kings--
    And why the sea is boiling hot--
    And whether pigs have wings."

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    Paz - peace
    Queijo - Cheese

    The words above are in portuguese.

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