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This topic contains 11 replies, has 4 voices, and was last updated by  Greek Language Manager 7 hours, 5 minutes ago.

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  • #13533
    Russian language manager D

    These phrases come mainly from phrasebooks and language courses.
    Some of them are intended to illustrate particular grammatical points, others I just found amusing.
    Finding occasions to use them might

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  • #13534
    Russian language manager D

    BELARUSIAN

    Куды зьнiклi ўсе мае грошы? (Kudy z’nikli use maje hrošy?)
    Where did all my money disappear to?

    Калi ласка, пакладзiце мне паболей бульбы.

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    Russian language manager D

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  • #13536
    Russian language manager D

    GREEK (Modern)

    Ο δρακος επιμενει να θυσιάσουν μια κοπελα αλλιως θα καψει το χωριο.
    (O drakos epimenei na thysiásoun mia kopela allios tha kapsei

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    Russian language manager D

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  • #13565
    Eleni G

    ‘Tu eres mi media naranja’
    Spanish

    In English: You are my orange half

    It’s an expression of endearment in which you refer to someone as your soulmate or love of your life.

    ‘Kao ga hiro i’
    Japanese

    In

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  • #13601
    Jeni Z

    Dutch phrases
    Het strijkijzer is aan, wees voorzichtig.
    The iron is on, be careful.

    Ik ben uitgegleden over een bananenschil.
    I slipped on the banana peel.

    Waar zijn de lepels en de vorken van de zoon?
    Where

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  • #13616
    Russian language manager D

    CEBUANO
    Gusto kung mosakay sa kabaw.
    I want to ride on a water buffalo.

    (The Cebuano language is spoken by more than twenty million people in the Philippines and is the most widely spoken of the Visayan

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  • #13625
    Eleni G

    ‘бурхан оршоо бутын чинээ сахал урга’

    Mongolian

    In English: God bless you and may your mustache grow like brushwood

    It is a polite way to say “God bless you” when

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  • #13634
    Russian language manager D

    DUTCH

    Het strijkijzer is aan, wees voorzichtig.
    The iron is on, be careful.

    Ik ben uitgegleden over een bananenschil.
    I slipped on the banana peel.

    Waar zijn de lepels en de vorken van de zoon?
    Where

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  • #13689
    Greek Language Manager

    ‘Annyit ért hozzá mint tyúk az ábécéhez’

    Hungary

    In English: He knows as much about it as a hen knows about the alphabet

    A way of saying that someone knows nothing about the thing in question.

    ‘Dar

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