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BRIDGET WHELAN

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Monday, 31 January 2011

Useful phrases for Monday morning

These phrases come from the OMNIGLOT website (click in the title to go straight there) and are mainly from phrasebooks and language courses. 
DANISH 
Jeg er allergisk over for muskatnød 
I am allergic to nutmeg. 
Kiom kostas tiu hundeto en la fenestro?
How much is that doggie in the window?

Haiwaiian

Ha'aheo no paha 'oe i kena papale kupalaka, pehea la.
You must be very proud of your large hat.

OK, so the creative writing exercise is to use these in dialogue and make it sound natural...
 

5 comments:

MorningAJ said...

I love this - and not just because I now know that muskatnød
is Danish for nutmeg!

BRIDGET said...

Well I am impressed!

catdownunder said...

I actually lived in a hall of residence with a boy who was allergic to nutmeg - now it just might be possible to set up believable dialogue about that! However I do have grave doubts about the usefulness of most phrase books.

Joao said...

Mi surprisis Liam mi trovis esperantajn frazojn en via bloguio. Cu vi ankle parolas la lingva? Dum dudek jarojn mi ne paroladis esperante!

Joao sousa said...

Mi felicigis kiam mi trovis esperantojn vortoj en via bloguio.
joao