Learning German language phrases

Hope you have gone through our PART 1 of Learning German Language Phrases: Here is the Link:Click here – PART 1 – Learning German Language Phrases with INFOGRAPHICS

 

Here is the Part 2 with few more Words & phrases:

German Words / Phrases – English Meaning

 

  • Hallo – Hello
  • Auf Wiedersehen – Goodbye
  • gut – good
  • der Kaffee – coffee
  • bitte – please
  • ich habe – I have
  • danke – thank you
  • schlimm – bad
  • dahin – there
  • ja – Yes
  • das Bier – beer
  • dies – this
  • hier – here
  • klein – small
  • ein bisschen – a little bit
  • der Tee – tea
  • sehr – very
  • Ich weiß – I know
  • ich kann – I can
  • ich gebe – I give
  • ich gehe – I go
  • nein – No
  • ich möchte – I would like
  • groß – big
  • ich brauche – I need
  • ich bin – I am
  • ich verstehe – I understand
  • ich mag – I like

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Learning French phrases part 3

Learning French phrases – Part 3

 

Hope you could find some interesting French words and phrases in the sections under: Learning French PART 1 & Learning French PART 2 & TDF: Tour de France 2014

Here are a new set of words and phrases for your part 3

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FORMAT: French Word / Phrase: English meaning

y at-il des taxis? – are there any taxis?

je devrais aller à Paris – I should go to Paris

nous avons assez de temps – we have enough time

ici on parle Franncais – French is spoken here

je dois avoir une idée – I must have an idea

combien de temps avez-vous – How much time you have?

les aimez vous? – Do you like them?

vous et moi – You and I

combien ça coûte? – how much is it?

je lui parlerai moi-meme – I will myself speak to him

je viens d’ arriver a Mumbai – I have just arrived in Mumbai

allons ensemble – let’s go together

elle est belle – She is beautiful

le fromage – The cheese

le gateau – cake

le lait – milk

le riz – Rice

le thé – tea

le cafe’ – coffee

l’eau – water

le pain – bread

le sel – salt

le sucre – sugar

la pomme – apple

les raisins – grapes

le-de’jeuner – Dinner

le petit de’jeuner – Breakfast

je m’appelle Ananth – My name is Ananth

tu es merveilleux! – You are wonderful

 

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Learning to speak Spanish word phrases

Spanish / (español)/ Castilian language originated in’ ‘Castile’, a region of Spain and traces its origin to colloquial Latin

Spanish is the primary language of 20 countries across the world Over 550 million people globally use  Spanish as first or second language. It is the second language used in international communication after English

Spanish is one of the six official languages of the United Nations, and it is used as an official language by the European Union and Mercosur.

Pronunciation

Spanish pronunciation is based on the written word. With few exceptions, each letter in the Spanish alphabet represents a single sound, and even when there are several possible sounds, simple rules tell us which is the correct one. In contrast, many letters and letter combinations in English represent multiple sounds (such as the ou and gh in words like cough, rough, through, though, plough, etc.).

A Ah Close to “ah.” This sound does not exist exactly in English, but a close approximation can be found by saying “my” omitting the last “ee” sound.
B Beh After a pause or the letters l, m, or n, it sounds much like an English b. However, in all other cases, the lips do not even touch, producing a more whisper like sound almost close to the pronunciation of the letter v.
C Ceh Sounds like k in most cases. Before e or i, it sounds like an s (or th (thick) in many parts of Spain).
Ch Cheh Sounds like the ch in “cheese” in English.
D Deh After a pause or the letters l, m, or n, it sounds much like an English d except you should place your tongue to your upper teeth instead of the roof of your mouth. However, in all other cases, the tongue touches nothing, creating a whispery th sound like “the”.
E Eh Close to “eh.” This sound does not exist exactly in English, but sounds much like the a in mate.
F Effe Sounds like the f in English.
G Ge After a pause, or the letters l, m, or n, it sounds much like an English g. Before e or i, it sounds like a harsh h (much like the Spanish j).
H Hache In general, this sound is silent. However, words with foreign spelling and no Spanish equivalent, the breathy aspiration is maintained: Hawái, Hollywood, etc.
* Many newly introduced words are written in italics to highlight their foreign origin (hámster, hip-hop, etc.).
I I Close to “ee”, but short. Before vowels a, e, and o, it forms a y sound.
J Jota Close to the English h sound, but it varies from country to country. In some places, the sound is very harsh in the back of the throat (like you are trying to spit something up). It never sounds like the English J.
K Kah Uncommon in Spanish, but sounds much like the English k with less breath.
L Ele Close to the English l, but with the tongue raised closer to the roof of the mouth rather than dipped down
Ll Elle While this is not considered a letter anymore by the RAE, it has a distinct y sound (like in use) in most countries. In other countries it can sound like the g in genre.
M Eme Just like the English m.
N Ene Just like the English n.
Ñ Eñe A completely separate letter from the n, it sounds much like the ni combination in onion or the ny combination in canyon.
O Oh Close to “oh” as in so, but shorter.
P Peh Close to the English, but with less breath aspirated
Q Koo Always followed by the letter u, it makes the same sound as the letter k
R Ere Similar to the d sound in caddy in most cases. When following a pause or the letters l, n, or s or in the combination rr, it has a trilled sound.
* To trill the rr, try to say brr, but instead of using your lips, use your tongue. When you exhale, the tongue should be raised and widened so it touches the upper teeth.
S Ese Just like the English s.
T Te Softer than the English t, the tongue touches the teeth and there is no explosion of breath after moving the tongue away.
U U Close to the “oo” in food, but shorter.
V Veh Much like the Spanish b where the lips do not touch and there is less aspiration.
W doble veh Not native to Spanish, but with the same pronunciation as the English w.
X Equis Between vowels and at the end of a word, it sounds like the English ks. At the beginning of a word, it sounds like the letter s.
* Not too long ago, the x sounded more like the letter j which can still be seen in words such as Mexico and Oaxaca.
Y y griega Most of the time, it sounds like the English y in yes. At the end of a word, it functions as a vowel and sounds like the letter i.
* Many books in Spain will say the sound is different from the ll, but the difference is small and you will be understood pronouncing both as y
z Zeta Mostly pronounced like the English s, but can sound like the th in thin in many parts of Spain.

Some Quick Spanish Words:

  1. gracias (thanks)
  2. ser (to be)
  3. estar (to be)
  4. bueno (good)
  5. de (of, from)
  6. su (your, her, his, their)
  7. hacer (to do, to make)
  8. amigo (friend)
  9. por favor (please)
  10. en (on, in)
  11. haber (“to have” as an auxiliary verb)
  12. tener (to have, to possess)
  13. un, uno, una (a, one)
  14. ahora (now)

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German Language phrases with infographics

German Language phrases with infographics

  1. German (Deutsch) is a West Germanic language. It derives most of its vocabulary from the Germanic branch of the Indo-European language family
  2. German is spoken natively by about 100 million people, making it the most widely spoken native language in the European Union and one of the major languages.
  3. German is the only official language of Germany, Austria, and Liechtenstein; one of the official languages of Switzerland, Luxembourg and Belgium; and a recognised minor language in many other countries, such as Italy, Slovenia, Hungary, Namibia and Poland.
  4. In Brazil, the largest concentrations of German speakers are in the states of Rio Grande do Sul (where Riograndenser Hunsrückisch developed), Santa Catarina, Paraná, São Paulo and Espírito Santo. There are also important concentrations of German-speaking descendants in Argentina, Chile, Paraguay, Venezuela, Peru and Bolivia.
  5. German is spoken by about 25-30,000 people as a mother tongue in the former German colony of Namibia. Though it no longer enjoys status as an official language, it is used in a wide variety of spheres, especially business and tourism, as well as churches.

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Pronunciation :

The German alphabet is much more simple than the English in that if you see a letter you pronounce it like what you memorized which is called phonetic. There are a few exceptions to this and will be listed at the end.

Format : Capital Letter followed by small letter English Alphabet : Pronunciation in German

  • Aa : ah
  • Bb : beh
  • Cc : German Z or German K (Rarely used by itself or to start a sentence)
  • Dd : deh
  • Ff : Normal English F
  • Gg : geh (When it starts a sentence pronounce like G in good, when it ends a word pronounce
  • like English K)
  • Hh : Engligh H
  • Jj : y Like the English Y in Yard
  • Kk :English K
  • Ll : el
  • Mm : em
  • Nn : en
  • Oo : oh
  • Pp : peh
  • Qq : English kv
  • Rr : the alveolar trill or alveolar flapped “Spanish” R, or the uvular trill or uvular flapped “French” R
  • Ss : Unless doubled, which would use an English S sound, the beginning or middle s is pronounced as an English Z. Also you may see the letter ß, which is just a double s pronounced the same as s, but showing the the vowel before the letter is long
  • Tt : the
  • Vv : English F like in fun
  • Ww : English V
  • Xx : ks, eg Ksandra or like kiss without the I
  • Zz : ts, like in Kits

Some basic words and phrases to get you started with German Language :

Format: French word:English meaning

  • Guten Tag (GOO-ten tahk) : Hello (Formal)
  • Hallo (Hah-loh) : Hello (Informal)
  • Guten Morgen (Goo-ten Mor-gen) : Good Morning
  • Guten Abend (Goo-ten Ah-bend) : Good Evening
  • Gute Nacht (Goo-tuh nakht) : Good Night
  • Danke (dan-keh) : Thankyou
  • Bitte (Bit-tuh) : Please
  • Ja (Yah) : Yes
  • Nein (nine) : No
  • Wie Heiben Sie? : What is your name?
  • Wie geht es dir? : How are you?

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Languages used in The Inheritance Series

Inheritance Series

Kvetha fricaya!

The Inheritance series is a compendium of four books written by author Christopher Paolini. Set in the fictional world of Alagaesia, it is a chronicle of how a teenage boy named Eragon finds a dragon egg in the forest and their subsequent adventures.

You can compare it to The Lord of the Rings series in that, as in, set in a fictional land filled with mythical creatures like elves, dwarves and orcs and a lot of underpinning themes of politics, power and of course, dragons.

The book revolves mainly around four languages:

  • The Common Language spoken by all
  • The Ancient Language spoken by the elves
  • The Dwarf Language and
  • The Urgal or Orc Language.

Let’s take a look at them.

The Ancient Language spoken by the Elves was also the language used to make use of magic. If you could decipher someone’s “true name” in the Ancient Language, you could exercise power over them and bend them to your will. This language is actually based on the Norse language.

A few common words and phrases translated from the Ancient Language spoken by the Elves can be found below:

  • Brisingr – Fire
  • Shur’tugal – Dragon Rider
  • Wyrda – Fate
  • Finiarel – A honorific phrase for a young man of great promise
  • Kvetha – Greetings
  • Eka aí fricai un Shur’tugal! – I am a Rider and a friend!
  • Atra esterní ono thelduin. Mor’ranr lífa unin hjarta onr. Un du evarínya ono varda. – May good fortune rule over you. Peace live in your heart. And the stars watch over you. (an Elven greeting)
  • Sé mor’ranr ono finna – May you find peace.
  • Skulblaka, eka celöbra ono un malabra ono un onr Shur’tugal né haina. Atra nosu waíse fricai. – Dragon, I honor you and mean you and your Rider no harm. Let us be friends.

The Dwarf language was created completely from scratch according to the Inheritance wiki. A few common words and phrases translated from the Dwarf Language can be found below:

  • Âz knurl deimi lanok. – Beware, the rock changes.
  • Barzuln – to curse someone with multiple misfortunes
  • Farthen – Father
  • Ilf carnz orodüm. – It is one’s obligation/fate.
  • Knurla – Dwarf

Only a few words from The Urgal Language is known as they didn’t converse much with other races. A few common words and phrases translated from the Urgal Language can be found below:

  • Kaz jtierl razhid – Do not attack
  • Urgralgra – Urgals’ name for themselves, means “those with horns”
  • Ushnark – Father
  • Nar – Title of great respect

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You can find more such words at the official site or in the Inheritance wiki. 

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Tour de France 2014 phrases with infographics

Well, the Tour de France 2014 is almost here….

So the team at Techdivine (Digital marketing & social media services agency) thought it would be a great idea to create a cool infographic with complete details about this extremely popular sport which is predicted to have about 3.5 Billion viewers worldwide this year with 12 million of them watching the event live.

Tour de France 2014 (INFOGRAPHIC) with French jargons / words / glossary from the sport:

The 101th Tour de France is almost here!

July 5th 2014 – July 27th 2014

101 th Tour de France – Distance: 3,664 Kms

 

Know your Sport: Popular French words related with the sport: Tour de France

  • PELOTON – Main bunch or field of riders
  • Bidon – Water bottle
  • Maillot jaune – The Yellow jersey worn by the Tour de France leader
  • Equipe – Team
  • Combativité – Meaning aggression: But the Combativité award goes to the rider who shows the  most ‘sporting aggression’s’
  • Domestique – These are the cyclists who sacrifice themselves to help their team leaders clinch victory
  • Etape – STAGES in the race
  • Parcours – ROUTE taken during each race
  • Hors categorie – Describes the “toughest climbs” in a mountain stage
  • Tete de la course – ‘front of the race’
  • Directeur sportif – Team manager who follows the race in a team car and gives strategic orders to riders.
  • Caravane publicitaire – Sponsored vehicles who give out free samples and cool gadgets for spectators
  • Contre la montre – The time trials. It’s also called the race of the trust where riders race against the clock.
  • Musette – The little cloth shoulder bag that contains water bottle, food etc for the riders.
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Learning French Part 2

Hope you all had a nice time going through our “French Lesson – Part 1” where we shared an infographic with brief introduction to the French language here with us at LTL – Learning the languages.

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In case you missed it, here is the Link to PART 1 – FRENCH Language (Link to French Lesson Post)  & here is a separate (direct Link to French Lesson Infographic creative)

PART 2: Learning FRENCH – (Words / Phrases)

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French Language infographic

 

Phrases / Words:

je voudrais in English means I would like to
du café in English means some coffee
je voudrais du café, s’il vous plaît in English means I would like some coffee please
du vin in English means some wine
parler in English means to speak
je parle in English means I speak
je parle français in English means I speak French
un peu in English means a little

This is just the start from our end. We will keep adding more words, phrases that interest you and even in a format that you find most convenient to go through, say during travel.

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Learning Japanese language with infographics

Learning Japanese language with infographics

The Japanese / Chinese character for “love”. It’s pronounced “ai”

ai Love in Japanese

The image above represents Japanese /character for “love”. It’s pronounced “ai”

  •  Japanese (日本語 Nihongo) – East Asian language – Spoken by about 125 million speakers – Japan’s National language
  • Japanese has no genetic relationship with Chinese, but it makes extensive use of Chinese characters, or kanji
  • Japanese writing system primarily uses two syllabic (or moraic) scripts, hiragana and katakana
  • Japanese has five vowels and vowel length is phonemic
  • Japanese has an extensive grammatical system to express politeness and formality
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Japanese dictionary: (Words used in Japanese are from)

  • Kango 49.1%
  • Wago 33.8%
  • Other foreign words or gairaigo 8.8%
  • Hybridized words or konshugo that draw elements from more than one language 8.3%

Phonology
All Japanese vowels are pure—that is, there are no diphthongs, only monophthongs.

Here are a few Japanese Words / phrases to get you started: 
Format: Japanese Word: English meaning

  • konnichiwa in English means Hello
  • sayounara in English means Good bye
  • arigatou gozaimasu in English means Thank You
  • kudasai in English means Please (give me)
  • hai in English means Yes
  • iie in English means No
  • nihongo in English means Japanese
  • eigo in English means English
  • ocha in English means Tea
  • toire in English means washroom
  • oishii in English means delicious
  • kore in English means This
  • gochisousama deshita in English means I really enjoyed the meal
  • itadakimasu in English means I’m thankful for this meal (said before eating)
  • ogenki desuka? in English means How are you
  • eigo wo hanase masuka? in English means Do you speak English?
  • watashi no namae wa in English means My name is ….

 

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Klingon Language from Star Trek

The Klingon language (tlhIngan Hol, pronounced /ˈt͡ɬɪ.ŋɑn xol/) is the constructed language spoken by the fictional Klingons in the Star Trek universe created by the American linguist Marc Okrand and  as he quotes, it’s deliberately designed to sound “alien”.

The language’s basic sound, along with a few words, was first devised by actor James Doohan (“Scotty”) for Star Trek: The Motion Picture.

Klingon insignia

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Popular KLINGON phrases and words –

FORMAT:  KLINGON word / phrase – It’s English meaning

  • HIja or HISlaH in English means Yes (as an Answer to Yes  / No Question)
  • ghobe in English means No (as an Answer to Yes  / No Question)
  • lu’ or luq in English means Yes, OK, I’ll do it
  • Qo’ in English means No, don’t, I won’t
  • nuqneH in English means Hello (Roughly, “What do you want?”)
  • jIyaj in English means I understand
  • jIyajbe’ in English means I don’t understand
  • maj in English means Good (expression of satisfaction)
  • majQa’ in English means Well done
  • tlhIngan maH! in English means We are Klingons!
  • qoSlIj DatIvjaj (to more than one person: qoSraj botIvjaj) in English means Happy birthday
  • bIjatlh ‘e’ yImev (to more than one person: Sujatlh ‘e’ yImev) in English means Shut up!
  • yIDoghQo’ (to more than one person: peDoghQo’) in English means Don’t be silly

Qo’noS is the official romanized Klingon spelling  for the Klingon homeworld and is pronounced as Kronos.

 

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KLINGON alphabets & numbers:

Klingon Language

Klingon Language

KLING ON Language    Interesting facts:  

  • The Klingon Christmas Carol play is the first production that is primarily in Klingon (only the narrator speaks English) &
  • The opera u is entirely in Klingon.

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French language

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Few popular FRENCH words to get you started:

Format: French word:English meaning

Bonjour in English: Hello

Au revoir in English: Goodbye – see you later, until we meet again

Salut  in English: Hi

Oui in English: Yes

Non in English: No

S’il te plaît in English means please (informal)

S’il vous plaît in English means please (formal)

Merci in English means Thanks or Thank You

Merci beaucoup English means Thanks s lot or Thank You very much

Excuse-moi in English means Excuse me (informal)

Excusez-moi in English means Excuse me (formal)

Pardon in English means Sorry

 

French language:

  • FRENCH or la langue française belongs to the Indo-European family.
  • It is an official language in 29 countries, most of which form la francophonie (in French), the community of French-speaking countries.
  • It is also an official language of all United Nations agencies.
  • In 2011, French was deemed by Bloomberg Businessweek to be one of the top three most useful languages for business, behind English and Chinese.
  • French is spoken as a first language in France, the Romandy region in Switzerland, Wallonia and Brussels in Belgium, Monaco, the provinces of Quebec, Ontario and New Brunswick (Acadia region) in Canada, also in Haiti, the Acadiana region of the U.S. state of Louisiana, the northern parts of the U.S. states of Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont in the New England region.
  • French is estimated as having approximately 110 million native speakers and 190 million more second language speakers.
  • French is an Italic language descended from the spoken Latin language of the Roman Empire.
  • Outside of France, the highest numbers of French speakers are found in Canada (25% of the population, of whom most live in Quebec), Belgium (45% of the population), Switzerland (20% of the population) and Luxembourg.

Estimates in 2013 suggest that French speakers will reach 1 billion by 2060.

Dialects of the French language are spoken in France and around the world. The francophones of France generally use Metropolitan French (spoken in Paris and considered standard) although some also use regional dialects or varieties such as Meridional French

Dialects of French language LTL learning the languages French 101

FRENCH Dialects

  • Acadian French
  • African French
  • Aostan French
  • Belgian French
  • Cambodian French
  • Canadian French
  • French-based creole languages
  • Guyana French
  • Haitian French
  • Indian French
  • Jersey Legal French
  • Lao French
  • Louisiana French
  • Maghreb French (North African French)
  • Meridional French
  • Metropolitan French
  • Missouri French
  • New Caledonian French
  • Newfoundland French
  • New England French
  • Quebec French
  • South East Asian French
  • Swiss French
  • Vietnamese French
  • West Indian French

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