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Hello all!

Postby Elijah » Sun 29 Jan 2012 8:30 pm

Hello guys and gals! My name is Elijah, and I live in Colorado, US.
Bonjour, les gars et les filles! Mon nom est Elijah, et je vis dans le Colorado aux États-Unis.
您好,球員和加侖!我的名字是利亞,和我住在美國科羅拉多州的。
Merhaba, çocuklar ve kızlar! İsmim Elijah; ABD, Colorado'da yaşayan.
ಹಲೋ, ವ್ಯಕ್ತಿಗಳು ಮತ್ತು ಹುಡುಗಿಯರು! ನನ್ನ ಹೆಸರು ಎಲಿಜಾ ಇದೆ; ನಾನು ಅಮೇರಿಕಾದ, ಕೊಲೊರಾಡೊ ವಾಸಿಸುತ್ತಿದ್ದಾರೆ.
హలో, అబ్బాయిలు, అమ్మాయిలు! నా పేరు ఎలిజా ఉంటుంది; నేను అమెరికా సంయుక్త, కొలరాడో లో నివసిస్తున్నారు.
வணக்கம், நண்பர்களே மற்றும் பெண்கள்! என் பெயர் எலிஜா உள்ளது; நான் ஐக்கிய அமெரிக்க ல், கொலராடோ வாழ்கின்றனர்.
हैलो, लड़कों और लड़कियों! मेरा नाम एलिय्याह है, मैं अमेरिका में कोलोराडो में रहते हैं.
Γεια σας, παιδιά και τα κορίτσια! Το όνομά μου είναι ο Ηλίας? Ζω στο Κολοράντο, στις ΗΠΑ.
Helló, fiúk és lányok! A nevem Elijah, élek Colorado, az Egyesült Államokban.
Hola, chicos y chicas! Mi nombre es Elijah, que vive en Colorado, en los EE.UU..
Kaixo, mutilak eta neskak! Nire izena da Elijah; Coloradon bizi naiz, AEBetan.
Native: American English
Learning: Mandarin, Burmese, Japanese
Want to learn: Cantonese, ASL, Basque?
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Re: Hello all!

Postby linguoboy » Mon 30 Jan 2012 8:14 pm

Hello, Elijah! Some of those translations are rather...er...unidiomatic. Did you Google Translate them?
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Re: Hello all!

Postby Elijah » Wed 01 Feb 2012 2:46 pm

Haha. Well, yes I did. Sorry.
Native: American English
Learning: Mandarin, Burmese, Japanese
Want to learn: Cantonese, ASL, Basque?
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Re: Hello all!

Postby linguoboy » Wed 01 Feb 2012 5:00 pm

Elijah wrote:Haha. Well, yes I did. Sorry.

No harm done. I just wanted to make sure you hadn't learned those phrases in that way.

But you say you're learning Mandarin so I do hope you know that "我的名字是利亞" is not particularly idiomatic. The usual way to say this is "我呌利亞."
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Re: Hello all!

Postby erikespo » Mon 27 Feb 2012 9:47 pm

isn't 名字used when telling people your given name and surname?
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Re: Hello all!

Postby linguoboy » Mon 27 Feb 2012 11:06 pm

erikespo wrote:isn't 名字used when telling people your given name and surname?

Not in my experience it isn't.
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