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different language stuff

English is the national language of Australia. But you may not always be able to make sense of some of the things you hear Australians say. That's because Australian slang is different from American slang.

See if you can figure out what these sentences mean using the Aussie Glossary below.

Hey, mate! Come along to our barbie this arvo. We've got some charcoal chook, and Grandpa's going to cook the snags.

I don't mean to grizzle, but I was feeling pretty crook during Chrissie. That, and there weren't enough lollies!

Now get the hang of Aussie slang!
(Note: A few of the words below are old-fashioned and are no longer spoken by most Aussies.)

arvo:afternoon
barbie:a barbecue
billabong:waterhole in a dry riverbed
bluey:a red-haired person
chook:a chicken
Chrissie:Christmas
crook:broken or sick, as in "I'm crook. I think I have the flu."
drongo:a foolish person
fair dinkum:really, honestly
garbo:garbage man
grizzle:to complain
jumbuck:sheep
lollies:candy, sweets
mate:a best buddy
mozzie:a mosquito
she'll be apples:It will be all right.
snags:sausages
stickybeak:a busybody
wowser:a party pooper


cool... huh?
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Now you know what France looks like, but what does it sound like? To find out, look at the phrases below to see simple phrases in French, France's official language. Then let our pronunciation key help you talk like a native, too.

Hello
Bonjour (bohn-zhoor)


Goodbye!
Au revoir! (ohr-vwah)


Thank you very much
Merci beaucoup (mair-see boh-koo)


You're welcome.
Je vous en prie (zhuh voo zawn pree)


I speak french!
Je parle français (zhuh par frahn-say)


What's your name? (informal)
Comment t'appelles-tu? (koh-mawn tah-pell tew)


My name is Monique.
Je m'appelle Monique (zhuh mah-pell mown-eek)


Please.
S'il vous plaît. (seel voo pleh)


Let’s go to the movies.
Allons au cinéma. (Ah-lohng zoh see-nay-mah)


hehehe


Why is Italian called a Romance language? Because the ancient Romans spoke Latin, and Italian is based on Latin. Capisci?


Hi/Bye
Ciao (chow)


Goodbye, we'll meet again.
Arrivederci. (ah-ree-vuh-dehr-chee)


Thanks a lot.
Grazie mille. (grat-zee-ay meel-ay)


We're friends.
Siamo amici. (see-ah-mo ah-me-chee)


I'm hungry.
Ho fame. (oh fah-may)


I like pizza.
Mi piace la pizza. (me pee-ah-chay la peet-suh)


Hurry up!
Fa'presto! (fah pres-toe)


Do you understand?
Capisci? (kah-pee-shay)


My name is Carlo and I'll be your tour guide.
Mi chiamo Carlo e saro' la vostra guida.

you know what Brazil looks like, but what does it sound like? To find out, look at the phrases below to see simple phrases in Portuguese, Brazil's official language. Then let our pronunciation key help you talk like a native, too.

Hi, how are you?
Oi, tudo bem? (Oy, TOO-doo BEH-in?)


Very well.
Muito bem (MOOyn-too BEH-in)





Bye
Tchau (CHOW)


Thank you very much.
Muito obrigado (MOOyn-too o-bree GAH-doh).


You're welcome.
De nada (chuh NAH-dah).


What's your name?
Como voce se chama? (KOH-moh voh-SEH see SHAH-mah)


My name is Antonio.
Meu nome e Antonio. (mehw NOH-meh eh An-TONE-ee-o)


Where's the bathroom?
Onde e o banheiro? (OHN-jeh EH oh bahn-YEY-roh?)


Cool
legal (leh-GOW)


I'm so hungry.
Eu estou faminto. (ehw ess-TOE fah-MEAN-toe.)


I adore Jennifer Lopez!
Eu adoro a Jennifer Lopez! (ehw ah-DOH-ro ah JEH-nif-PHER LOH-pez!)


I have a secret for you.
Eu tenho um segredo para voce. (EHW ten-YOH oom suh-GREH-do PAH-rah voh-SEH.


Wow! I have the best teacher in the whole world!
Wow, eu tenho o melhor professor do mundo!
(oo-WAUW, ehw ten-YOH oh mel-YOUR proh-fess-SOOR doo MOON-doh!)


I have the best parents in the world!
Eu tenho os melhores pais do mundo.
(ehw ten-YOH ohs mel-YOUR-res PIES doo MOON-doh.)



In the Vietnamese language, the meaning of a word changes depending on the speaker's tone of voice. look below to see a few simple phrases of Vietnam's official language.

Hello.
Xin chào. (sin chow)


Goodbye.
Tam biêt. (tam bee-at)


What's your name?
Tên là gì? (tuhn la yee)


Korean is written in hangul (hahn-gool), a 24-letter alphabet. Try saying these Korean words and phrases. They are written using our alphabet.


Hello
Yeoboseyo (yuh-bo-say-yo)
(Generally used in phone conversation)


Hello
An nyoung
(Used in personal conversation)


Goodbye
an nyoung hee gaseyo (on nyung hee gah-say-yo)


I'm glad to meet you.
Ban gabssumnida. (bon gahp-sum-nee-dah)


Yes
Nae (nay)


No
Aniyo (ah-nee-yo)


Thank you
Gamsahamnida (gom-sah-hom-nee-dah)


You're welcome.
Chunmaneyo (chun-mon-ay-yo)


I'm hungry. What's for dinner?
Juhneunbaegagopayo? (Juh-nyu-geum-mo-ye-yo?)


Listen to me. I'm speaking Korean.
JuhNaegamalhaneungirldeuluhyo. (Na-neun-han-kook-mal-eul-hae-yo)



Icelandic is based on Old Norse. This is the language that Iceland's first settlers spoke. The Icelandic alphabet has 36 letters. Try to say the words and phrases below. They are written in our alphabet.


Hello
Hallo (hah-low)


How are you?
Hvernig hefurdu thad? (krev-nig hayv-ur-thoo thahth)


I am hungry.
Eg er svöng.
(When spoken by a female)


I am hungry.
Eg er svangur. (yeh air swan-gur)
(When spoken by a male)


I am thirsty.
Eg er thyrst.
(When spoken by a female)


I am thirsty.
Eg er thyrstur.
(When spoken by a male)


What is your name?
Hvad heitir thu? (kuh-vahth hey-teer thoo)


Where are you from?
Hvadan ert thu? (kwah-thon airth thoo)


How old are you?
Hvad ert thu gomul?
(When spoken by a female)


How old are you?
Hvad ertu gamall? (kwahth airth-too gahm -ahth)
(When spoken by a male)


My name is...
Eg heiti...


I can speak Icelandic.
Eg get talad islensku.


Good night
Goda nott (go-the note)


See you later.
Sjaumst sidar. (shau-oomst see -thar)


Goodbye.
Bless.


japaneese.......



good morning
ohayo gozaimasu (oh-hah-yoh goh-zye-mahs)


hello
konnichi wa (kohn-nee-chee wah)


excuse me
sumimasen (soo-me-mah-sen)


yes
hai (hi)


no
iie (ee-ay)


thank you
arigato (ah-ree-gah-toh)


goodbye
sayonara (sah-yoh-nah-rah)


good night
oyasumi nasai (oh-yah-soo-mee nah-sigh)


My name is Mika.
Watashi wa Mika. (wa-ta-shee-wa-mee-ka-des)


Do you speak Japanese?
Nihongo o hanashimasu ka? (nee-hon-go-o-ha-na-she-mas-ka?)


What time is it?
Nan ji desu ka? (naan-gee-des-ka?)

Alaskan



Hello
Waqaa (wah-ca)


Mother
aanaq (ah-nak)


Father
aataq (ah-taq)


Ice cream
akutaq (ah-goo-duk)


Snow
qanikcaq (ah-nik-cuk)


Yes
ii-I (eee)


No
qang'a (ang-na)


My name is.....
Wii-nga atqa..... (weenah-at-cah.....)


It's cold outside.
(Ningllirtuq qagani)


I can speak Yup'ik.
(Kantunga Yupigtun)

spanish


Hi, Hey
che (chay)


boy
pibe (pee-bay)


girl
mina (mee-nah)


friend
amigo (ah-mee-go)


Very good
buenisimo (bway-nee-see-mo)


Good night
Buenas Noches (bway-nas no-ches)


please
por favor (por fah-vor)


My name is…
Me llamo… (Meh Zha-mo…)

chinese..

Hello.
Nin hao (neen how)


Goodbye.
Zai jian (dzai jee-an)


Thank you.
Xie xie (syeh syeh)


You're welcome
Bu yong ke qi (boo yong ke chi)


I'm speaking Chinese!
Wo zai jiang hua yü! (Woh dzai jiang hwa yu)


Where is the bathroom?
Ce suo zai naer? (tse suo dzai nah er?)


What is your name?
Nin gui xing (neen gway sing)


My name is Charlotte.
Wo jiao Charlotte (woh jee-ow Charlotte)


Wow, that's so cool!
Hao bang ah! (how bahng ah)


Happy New Year!
Xin nian yu kuai (sin nian yu kwai)


My name is Jackie.
Tên tôi là Jackie. (tain toy lah Jackie)


How are you?
Manh giõi không? (mahn yoy khom)


Thank you.
Cám ón. (kam uhn)


You're welcome.
Không có chi. (Khom kaw jee)


Excuse me.
Xin loi. (sin loy)


What are you having for lunch today?
Trua nay an gì? (too-rah nigh ahn yee)


Sorry, the dog ate my homework.
Xin loi, con chó an bài làm? (sin loy, con jaw ahn bai lam)

Spanish is Ecuador's official language. But Ecuadorans mix Spanish with words from native languages, including Quechua. Try out these phrases!


Hello?
Hola (oh-lah)


Goodbye
Chao (chow)


Yes
Simon (see-mohn)


School
Escuela (es-kway-lah)


Joke
Cacho (kah-cho)


Cool
Bacan (bah-kahn)


Friend
Pana (pah-nah)


Kid
Pelado (pay-lah-doe)


I love you.
Te amo. (tay ah-mo)


My name is...
Me llamo... (may yah-mo)


Best friend
Nano (nyah nyo)

egyption


hello
ahlan wa sahlan (ah-lan wa sah-lan)


goodbye
ma as salama (ma as sa-la-mah)


yes
aywa (ay-wah)


no
la (la-uh)


where
fein (feehn)


thank you
shukran (shook-run)


I, me
ana (a-nah)


My name is…
Ismi (iss-me)


I'm hungry
Ana guaena (a-nah ga-ah-nah)


How's the weather?
Izzay el gaww? (izz-ay el gow)


How much is a ticket to Cairo?
Bikam el tazkara le qahira? (bee-cam el tuss-ka-ra lil ca-hir-ah)


Listen to me. I'm speaking in Arabic.
Ismaouni. Ana ba kalem Araby. (iss-mah-ooh-nee a-nah ba-kah-lim ar-ah-bee)

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WELL THATS ALL FOR NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!
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