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11. Posted by Hien (Travel Guru 3906 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Quoting Wocca

... In Chinese, "nihao" [nee-how] and "zaijian" ....

BTW, for those who do not know, romanised chinese are phonetics, with some exceptions/differences.

The letter "z" has the sound of "C" (minus the 'h' sound),
"Zh" => "Ch" (a little bit like Jh),
"Q" => "Ch" (think of the word "Qi" in Qi-Gong),
"X" => "Sz",
"B" => "P" (minus the 'h' sound),
"P" => "Ph" (not the 'f' sound but a combination of P and h),
"D" => "T" (minus the 'h' sound),
"T" => "Th" (like Thailand).

Note: The above are the nearest sound I can explain.

12. Posted by Travel100 (Travel Guru 1556 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Quoting steffbo

how do you pronounce tschuss??

daveh, it's a pity we can't leave audio messages on the side yet. So I try to explain how to put your mouth. What you do it is, you make your lips pointy and form a circle, breath out and you will say the German "Tschüss" (we also have "Umlaut", a letter with two dots on top for ä and ö,but not to get you too confused I will explain that another time;))[/quote]

I always pronounced "Tschuss" like:

CH (like in church) and UICE (like in juice).

Is that right Steff?

13. Posted by steff (Travel Guru 1162 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

I always pronounced "Tschuss" like:

CH (like in church) and UICE (like in juice).

Is that right Steff?[/quote]

Nice one travel100, that would definetely do the job;)!

14. Posted by daveh (Travel Guru 1027 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

thanks, i've learnt something today!!

15. Posted by summer910 (Respected Member 1342 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Italian:

Hello - ciao, buon giorno (this is more of "good day")
Goodbye - ciao, arrivederci

16. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Quoting mtlchica

Well, since I have two languages, one not being english...

French: bonjour and au revoir

There's also the flexible "salut!", not to be confused with the less flexible "slut!".

17. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Spanish:

Hola - hello
Adios - good bye

Buenos dias - good day - or the short version - buenos (use before noon)
Buenas tardes - good afternoon - or the short vrsion buena (use after noon)
Buenas noches - good evening/night - again the short version - buena

18. Posted by mim (Travel Guru 1276 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Portuguese:(Brasil)

Hi=oi!
hello=ola

good day= Bom dia (pronounced bong gia)

And then it's just ciao for bye!

I also know hello is "Tashi delek" in Tibetan it literally means congratulations (for living!! well thats what I always assumed?!!)

19. Posted by mim (Travel Guru 1276 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

I didn't mean t be unhappy about portuguese btw :( it was a bad mix of punctuation!!

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