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@mammots (3295)
Philippines
April 22, 2013 11:07am CST
Today is Monday the first day of the week. Monday in Filipino is Lunes. Its also Lunes in my native Cebuano language. Tuesday the second day of the week is Martes in Filipino our national language. Its still Martes in Cebuano but spoken with a heavy Cebuano accent. The third day; Wednesday; is Miyerkules in Filipino and in Cebuano it becomes Mirkules. The middle of the week is Thursday or Huwebes in Filipino and Huybis in Cebuano. We're very near the weekend... its Friday!!! In Filipino it's Biyernes and in my native Cebuano language its Biernes. The weekend is Saturday and Sunday...Sabado in both Filipino and Cebuano language while Sunday is Linggo in Filipino and Domingo in Cebuano but Linggo could also mean "a week" or "week". In your own native language or if you speak several languages... how do you say the names of the seven days of the week ?
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@Jyiou7 (84)
• Malaysia
25 Apr 13
Haha, this is fun. :) I know Malay, Cantonese and Mandarin. In Malay, Monday is Isnin, Tuesday is Selasa, Wednesday is Rabu, Thursday is Khamis, Friday is Jumaat, Saturday is Sabtu and Sunday is Ahad. We say it by putting 'Hari' which means day, in front of each name of the day. So, it becomes for example, 'Hari Isnin'. In Cantonese, Monday is bai yat, Tuesday is bai yee, Wednesday is bai sam, Thursday is bai sey, Friday is bai mm, Saturday is bai luk and lastly, Sunday is lai bai. Lastly, in Mandarin, Monday is xing qi yi, Tuesday is xing qi er, Wednesday is xing qi san, Thursday is xing qi si, Friday is xing qi wu, Saturday is xing qi liu and finally, Sunday is xing qi ri. That's the translation of the seven days of the week in Malay, Cantonese and Mandarin. Have fun! :)
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@mammots (3295)
• Philippines
25 Apr 13
hello Jyiou ... welcome to mylot! i had fun reading your response to this discussion and i admire you a lot cause you know three languages. thank you very much for sharing what you know here Jyiou. i learned something new from you today!
• United States
1 Feb 16
You also know English very well. I copied down each of your answers, because I love to learn things in other languages. Thank you for taking the time to write all this down for us. I am trying to learn how to COUNT to ten in different languages. Perhaps you could tell me if this is correct for Chinese (not sure if it is Mandarin) yi er san sz wu lyou chi ba jyou shr Hello = nin hau Good evening = wan an Thank you = sye sye You are welcome bu sye I realize there are some accents on some of the letters and that this is the Romanization of Chinese writing but are they correct? Can you also take the time to tell me how to count to ten in Maylay and Cantonese? Please.
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@mammots (3295)
• Philippines
1 Feb 16
@IreneVincent I dont know how to speak Chinese though i have several Chinese friends. I searched how to count in Malay and this is how to count from zero to ten in Malay: 0 - sifar 1- satu 2- dua 3 - tiga 4- empat 5- lima ( just like in Filipino) 6 - enam 7- tujuh 8-lapan 9- sembilan 10 - sepuluh I tried to search for how to count from one to ten in Cantonese but i suggest you search in you tube cause its not so easy to learn without the aid of a tutorial video.
@IreneVincent (15436)
• United States
1 Feb 16
Nalipay kaayo ako sa paghimamat kanimo. I enjoyed your post. I try to learn greetings and common expressions in other languages. I'm currently trying to learn how to count to ten in other languages. I have already learned how to count to ten in Japanese (I lived in Japan for 18 months. Chinese, French, Spanish, German, Italian and English. I speak only English fluently. How do you count to ten in Cebuano and Tagalog?
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@mammots (3295)
• Philippines
1 Feb 16
Nalipay sad ko nga nakahimamat ko nimo @IreneVincent Translated to English it means " I'm also happy to meet you @IreneVincent". This is how to count from one to ten in Tagalog --- isa --- one dalawa -- two tatlo -- three apat --- four lima --- five anim -- six pito --- seven walo --- eight siyam --- nine sampo ---ten. In my native language Cebuano, this is how to count from one to ten usa --- one duha --- two tulo --- three upat --- four lima --- five unom--- six pito --- seven walo --- eight siyam -- nine napo or napulo --- ten
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• United States
1 Feb 16
@mammots Thank you. Thank you. I am writing these down. I thought they would be similar and I just knew that you would know both languages!! I have some good friend from the Philippines but they live in another state. Hey and congratulations on Miss Philippines winning the Miss Universe pageant. I chose her from the beginning of the show and then when the mix-up happened, I was so disappointed. So, I was happy again when it was all straightened out. I watch every year and my grandson and I always write down the one we think is the winner from the beginning and I am often right. I look for poise and stature as well as beauty and talent. I liked her from the beginning, the way she walked and held her head and smiled.
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@mammots (3295)
• Philippines
1 Feb 16
@IreneVincent Thank you in behalf of all Filipinos. We are very proud of Pia Alonzo Wurzbach Miss Universe 2015. She is beautiful and intelligent and is worthy to wear the crown.
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@zebra2222 (4895)
• United States
15 Mar 16
Just the English way. Tomorrow is Tuesday and it will be nice.
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@mammots (3295)
• Philippines
15 Mar 16
Its now Tuesday here in my country in fact were now almost halfway through this very bright and sunnyTuesday.
@Lucky15 (33694)
• Philippines
14 Mar 16
we almost have the same translations :)
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@mammots (3295)
• Philippines
14 Mar 16
Yes but ours differ in the pronunciation. We say it with a heavy Cebuano accent.
• Canada
14 Mar 16
Well, English being my native language, it's just English names here;). But my second language, is Hebrew. Sunday is the first day of the week, and is called yom rishon, meaning, the first day. The rest of the days are called by the Hebrew terms for second, 3rd, etc., with the exception of Saturday which is called Shabbat-that is, the Sabbath. Another language I study, is Greek-and in Greek the term for Saturday, is derived from the Greek rendering of the Hebrew term, except there being no "sh" in Greek, is an "s" sound...what is curious to me is, that the term you used, Sabado, may actually reflect this as well.
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@mammots (3295)
• Philippines
14 Mar 16
Yes your correct ... Sabbath and Sabado have great similarities. Our Sabado could have been derived from the Greek word Sabbath. Thank you sharing the Greek names of weekdays.
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@scheng1 (24947)
• Singapore
29 Nov 15
I always am amazed by the number of languages in a single country. Even though we are overseas Chinese, and we tend to speak Mandarin, the way we speak does not always sound like the way the Chinese from China speak. Some people just have a talent to pick up a language fast.
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@mammots (3295)
• Philippines
1 Feb 16
My country is made up of 7,100 islands and each islands have their own distinct language. Its impossible to learn all but every filipino understands our national language which is Filipino.
@roshigo58 (4871)
• Pune, India
1 May 13
Hi, In our language the days of the week has given names of the planets. In Marathi Sunday - Ravivar- sun Monday - Somvar - Moon Tuesday - Mangalvar - Mars Wednesday - Budhvar- Mercury Thursday - Guruvar -Jupiter Friday - Shukravar- Venus Saturday - Shanivar - Saturn
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@mammots (3295)
• Philippines
1 May 13
thanks roshigo...thanks for sharing your knowledge here!