Gert Scholtz

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BeBee Comments in Home Languages

BeBee Comments in Home Languages

I am pleasantly surprised every time I receive a comment on a post in my home language. Perhaps others would also like a remark in their home language every so often. Below are four basic English comments, with the foreign translations following in sequence. 

Of course, if you want to give a more lengthy comment, there is Google Translate, which may not always pick up the correct colloquialisms, but it's probably good for basic translations. 

If anything below is incorrect or amiss, please let me know so I can edit. On the last phrase - even if we all live far apart, isn't an invitation for coffee a global gesture of friendship?


FOUR BASIC ENGLISH COMMENTS

Thank you.

Very good post.

I agree with you.

Let’s have a coffee.


TRANSLATIONS IN OTHER LANGUAGES


Spanish - spoken by Javier 🐝 beBee, and many others. 

Gracias.

Muy buena publicación.

Estoy de acuerdo contigo.

Vamos a tener un café.


Croatian - spoken by  Lada 🏡 Prkic 

Hvala vam.

Vrlo dobar post.

Slažem se s tobom.

Popijmo kavu.


Serbian - spoken by  Milos Djukic 

Hvala vam.

Vrlo dobar post.

Slažem se sa tobom.

Hajde da popijemo kafu n post.


French - spoken by Pascal Derrien 

Je vous remercie.

Très bo

Je suis d'accord avec toi.

Prenons un café.


Bengali - home language of Hervé Sabattier the "Kabi"

Dhan'yabāda.

Khuba bhāla pōsṭa.

Āmi āpanāra sāthē ēkamata.

Āsuna ēkaṭi kaphi  āchē


Portuguese - any active Portuguese Bees out there?

Obrigado.

Muito bom post.

Eu concordo com você.

Vamos tomar um café.


Arabic - for Debasish Majumder

shukraan lakum.

maqala jayyia jiddan.

'ana 'atafiq maeak.

daena nishrab ealaa alqahwati.


Japanese - courtesy of Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

Domo arigato gozaimasu.

Totemo yokatta.

Hai, so omoimasu.

Sake o nomi ni ikou!


Afrikaans - Louise Smith who both "talk the tale."

Dankie.

Baie goeie pos.

Ek stem saam met jou.

Kom ons gaan drink 'n koffie.


Hindi - one of many languages spoken by Ian Weinberg 

dhanyavaad.

bahut achchhee post.

main aapase sahamat hun.

chalo kofee peete hain.


Queen's English -  Chris 🐝R Guest, does anyone still speak like this?

Grateful to you my dear Sir / Lady.

I say, I say, old chap, this is quite simply marvelous.

At the risk of being utterly presumptuous, I fully concur with your sublime musings.

Let’s have a cup of tea, shall we?


Scottish English - from Savvy Raj the Scotsman down under. 

Cheers ma dears.

Braw story.

Ah gree wi’ ye.

Let’s gang for a wee dram.


American English - my take on US English. I'm sure Proma 🐝 Nautiyal will correct me :)

Thanks.

Cool post.

Bang on the money!

Catch ya' at Starbucks.


Australian English - especially for Lisa Vanderburg!

Ta.

Heaps good post.

Fair dinkum.

Let’s have a beer, mate!


Or you can simply use the expression understood by just about everyone:

OK!



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7 months ago #54

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🐝 Fatima G. Williams

3 years ago #53

Baie goeie pos Gert Scholtz. I love this idea of commenting in the authors native language and then perhaps complete the comment in English. A great way of opening our mind to new languages :)

Milos Djukic

3 years ago #52

#49
Gert Scholtz, It was not necessary, but thank you anyway :) I like this post very much and also grateful for your kindness, loyalty and commitment to all of us.

Milos Djukic

3 years ago #51

#44
Lada \ud83c\udfe1 Prkic, Pokazalo se da su mješanci neretko najbolji, najlepši i najuspešniji, a evo i labavih dokaza :-)

Milos Djukic

3 years ago #50

#44
Lada \ud83c\udfe1 Prkic, Pokazalo se da su mješamci neretko najbolji, najlepši i najuspešniji, a evo i labavih dokaza :-)

Gert Scholtz

3 years ago #49

Milos Djukic I have now updated the post and included Serbian as well - which as you mentioned is very close to Croatian. The only phrase that seems to differ is the invitation for coffee:) Many thanks for your comment stream to the post, Milos!

Gert Scholtz

3 years ago #48

#40
Jerry Fletcher Many thanks for that story Jerry - indeed it's very interesting how other languages open the mind and gives the opportunity to learn about others personally.

Gert Scholtz

3 years ago #47

#37
Franci\ud83d\udc1dEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador Right on Franci! Thanks for the phrases of the swinging sixties.

Gert Scholtz

3 years ago #46

#37
Franci\ud83d\udc1dEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador With those phrases, it wasn't called the swinging sixties for nothing. Right on Franci!

Gert Scholtz

3 years ago #45

#25
mohammed khalaf Thank you kindly for your words Mohammed!

Lada 🏡 Prkic

3 years ago #44

#43
To mi drago čuti. I ja sam "mješavina" još nekoliko narodnosti. Međutim, kako se pokazalo, nije lako biti mješanac na ovim prostorima, :-(

Milos Djukic

3 years ago #43

#39
Lada \ud83c\udfe1 Prkic, My Wife's Grandfather is born in Split, while her father have Austrian origin, and I also have Czech origin :) I especially like Vodice and have some nice memories from there.

Milos Djukic

3 years ago #42

#36
No problem Gert Scholtz, my dear friend from Croatia, and I always understand each other and not only because our languages are similar. Lada \ud83c\udfe1 Prkic, ja se iskreno nadam da ćemo uskoro imati priliku za jednu kavicu :)

Milos Djukic

3 years ago #41

#32
Lisa Vanderburg, In my professional and scientific field of interests, I almost always think and write in English. Also, my posts about social philosophy and social media mechanisms are exclusively in English language.

Jerry Fletcher

3 years ago #40

Gert, another wondrous idea. I'm reminded of when I lived in New York and ran with a crowd that included an Italian, a Puerto Rican, a Swede, a Frenchman one native New Yorker and an interloper from Ohio. None of us ever learned the languages of our comrades completely but we all became able to have a multilingual conversation over pitchers of beer. The language would shift to what ever was most convenient for the speaker and his primary listener. We probably did not learn proper language but we did communicate. Perhaps we should try to communicate a little in other languages each time as we post. Anyone want to have beer and talk about it? Quelqu'un veut de la bière et en parler? ¿alguien quiere tomar cerveza y hablar de ello? Hoжe li neko pivo i priиati o tome? Iemand wil het bier en daaroor praat? ai shkhs yrid an ykon alberh و# alhadith an zelk (if it is not against your religion) Želi li netko pivo i razgovarati o tome? Iedereen wil bier hebben en erover praten? Gugustuhin ng sinuman na may serbesa at pag-usapan ang mga ito? kisi ko bhi bears hai aur isake bare men baat karana chahate hain? Bất cứ ai muốn có bia và nói về nó? 누구 든 지 맥주를가지고 그것에 대해 이야기 하 고 싶어 합니까? My apologies to any of the regulars I may have over-looked.

Lada 🏡 Prkic

3 years ago #39

#27
#29 Yes Milos, I agree, and you're right particularly because my roots are in both countries.

Lada 🏡 Prkic

3 years ago #38

Great translation in Croatian, Gert.:) Milos already said what I wanted to say about Croatian and Serbian. I have to say that I miss posts and comments in my home language. I was hoping more Bees from my part of the world would join beBee. Unfortunately, it didn't happen. Regardless, this post is an excellent opportunity for socializing in many languages. An invitation for coffee is a global gesture of friendship. Ajmo na kavu! - local slang for "let's go for coffee" :-)

Sixties Slang - Gert Scholtz Copasetic Groovy post Right on Let's draw one in the dark Nothin dullsville about this post, Gert. You're a cool head, man. 😎

Gert Scholtz

3 years ago #36

#29
Milos Djukic Thank you for pointing that out Milos. I should have done my homework better and realized that Croatian and Serbian are two different languages. I do appreciate your comments and participation in the post!

Gert Scholtz

3 years ago #35

#29
Milos Djukic Thank you for pointing that out Milos. I should have done my homework and realised that Croatian and Serbian are different languages. I appreciate your comments and participation in the post!

Gert Scholtz

3 years ago #34

#29
Milos Djukic Thank you for pointing that out Milos - I should have done my homework better and realised that Croatian and Serbian are different languages. I appreciate your reading and participation in the post!

Gert Scholtz

3 years ago #33

#28
Pascal Derrien Merci Pascal, venant de quelqu'un avec ton immense imagination - un grand compliment.

Lisa Vanderburg

3 years ago #32

#31
So....conceptually, do you think in different languages? I follow that with a word I rarely dare to use: mathmatics...brrrrr, Milos Djukic!

Milos Djukic

3 years ago #31

#30
Lisa Vanderburg :)

Lisa Vanderburg

3 years ago #30

#29
wot he said..... :)

Milos Djukic

3 years ago #29

But, "Hvala vam. Vrlo dobar post. Slažem se s tobom." are almost same in both languages. Serbia and Croatia are neighboring countries with a very strong relationships :) cc. Lada \ud83c\udfe1 Prkic

Pascal Derrien

3 years ago #28

Tres bon post Gert Scholtz tres imaginatif comme d'habitude :-)

Milos Djukic

3 years ago #27

For example: kava (Croatian) is kafa in Serbian Gert Scholtz, Right, my friend :)

Milos Djukic

3 years ago #26

Dear Gert Scholtz and I speaks very similar languages: Lada - Croatian in Croatia and Milos - Serbian in Serbia.

mohammed khalaf

3 years ago #25

Thank you for your post my friend Gert Scholtz,in Iraqi language Anta muhtarif(you are professional)

Lisa Vanderburg

3 years ago #24

#22
You're brilliant to think along those lines though. To mention googling is tantamount to saying the...ah...Queen.......oh dear....goes to the loo - we all do it but.... Thank you also for overlooking the momentary interloping on your buzz; your heart is great! #23 Six languages Javier \ud83d\udc1d beBee?? I couldn't even READ that far!!

Gert Scholtz

3 years ago #23

#7
Javier \ud83d\udc1d beBee That is impressive Javier - six languages. And not only that, also a few "computer programming languages." A Multilinguist you surely are!

Gert Scholtz

3 years ago #22

#4
Lisa Vanderburg Thank you Lisa. Some of the linguistics are my own interpretations, but most are from that master of languages Mr Google Translate :)

#20
I have already paid for your cup of coffee dear Lisa Vanderburg. Enjoy it

Lisa Vanderburg

3 years ago #20

#19
You are such a LOVE, my friend Ali \ud83d\udc1d Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee!! I think I'd better buy the coffee :)

#13
I decided to have an earlier coffee break with you dear Lisa Vanderburg. The coffee house is located here https://www.bebee.com/producer/@ali-anani/feeling-the-endurance-of-others

Debasish Majumder

3 years ago #18

excellent buzz Gert Scholtz! enjoyed read and shared. Dhanabyad Mahasaya!

Bless you for being so original, Gert Scholtz! Funny and very nice.

COOL

Lisa Vanderburg

3 years ago #15

#9
I say Dude....you are a delight of dialects! My mother used to say 'oh, shoot the bloody bed...' eh? My Irish ancestors birth certificates read - under PLACE OF BIRTH; 'in hospital.' Might have mentioned that before? #14 I'll be right over - make mine an IV of your extra ooey-gooey extra compassionate Snickers moo-caccino with a couple extra packets of Splenda (nicked that from the web ;) )

#13
Dear Lisa Vanderburg with her last and great buzz on coffee will be happy to join.

Lisa Vanderburg

3 years ago #13

#2
lol....did you want something a bit stronger then Ali \ud83d\udc1d Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee; 'This translation means let us get coffee.better to replace nahsul with nishrab (drink).' :) Thank you for yourempathy and love, dear man

Lisa Vanderburg

3 years ago #12

#1
I think I speak hindi according to mine....must change that Louise Smith....मैं हिंदी नहीं बोलता !

Lisa Vanderburg

3 years ago #11

#8
You know, my father spoke Spanish fluently Javier \ud83d\udc1d beBee, yet in my day it was considered 'unfashionable' to speak anything other than English, so I just do that badly - in protest, porecito :)

Gert Scholtz

3 years ago #10

Many thanks Ken Boddie - the post has been updated with your comments.

Ken Boddie

3 years ago #9

And then there’s the language I was brought up with ...... Broad Scots or Doric, as originally spoken in the north-east of Scotland. 1. Cheers ma dears 2.. Braw stoory 3. Ah gree wi’ ye 4. Let’s gang for a wee dram In the last case we’re not talking coffee but ‘uisge beatha’ or water of life. And then there’s a few other Doric classics: Chill out - Dinna fash yersel. Just go - Awa’’ an’ bile yer heid. I’m so tired - Am fair wabbit. Then if you want to wish someone good luck try ..... “Lang nay yer lummy reek wi’ ither fauk’s coal”. The Scots being notoriously tight with their money, this translates as “ Long may your chimney smoke with other people’s coal”. Cheers and cheerio the noo! 🤗

Javier 🐝 CR

3 years ago #8

It is NEVER too late to learn another language!

Javier 🐝 CR

3 years ago #7

I love languages. You are better as many languages you can speak. I try to do my best in portuguese, italian, french, spanish and english. I would like to learn a 6th one.

#3
I am listening to the audio having just read your extensive interview dear Lisa Vanderburg. I must say that I should have prepared myself better to cope with your experience. You are a courageous woman. Reading lines such as "the Pete we knew was slowly dissolving as he tried to re-define himself time & time again". And, "for me to watch them as Pete aged to an old man in front of our eyes broke my heart…all the playful interactions he’d always had with me and especially his sons, had long stopped" I feel my hear is torn into pieces. You have an admirable endurance.

Ian Weinberg

3 years ago #5

And so come and visit us folk. In Africa we speak your sandwich ... er language.

Lisa Vanderburg

3 years ago #4

Very bright linguist is our dear Gert Scholtz!

Lisa Vanderburg

3 years ago #3

hahaha....how splendid is that! Terrible grateful to you dear Gert Scholtz, but I fear if you hear the audio on this, you may be in for a shock! https://tmrwedition.com/2018/08/10/casualties-of-parkinsons-interview-with-lisa-vanderburg/ Do you know that there are 234.3K bees (Member) in 'beBee in Portuguese'? Yup - that's what it says...must be the biggest nest on here!

You come up with unfamiliar buzz ideas Gert Scholtz. This one is thoughtful. I smiled reading the Arabic translation. shukraan lakum it means thank you all. For one person it is enough to say thank you wazifat jayidat jidanaan.- No, I couldn;t figure this out. It should read "maqala jayyia jiddan" 'ana 'atafiq maeak- yes, correct translation daena nahsul ealaa alqahwati. This translation means let us get coffee.better to replace nahsul with nishrab (drink)

Louise Smith

3 years ago #1

Gert Scholtz I saw you checked my profile 30 seconds ago Now I know why ! Nationality Borderforce Check ! FYI Japanese Translation Thank you. Domo arigato gozaimasu Very good post. Totemo yokatta I agree with you. Hai, so omoimasu Let’s have a coffee. Sake o nomi ni ikou !

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