What expressions do you use in another language?
August 8, 2008 9:04am CST
I for example am brasilian, descendent of italians and american citizen living in France, damn! Well one of expressions in another langugae that I use a lot is Andale pues! meaning move on in spanish and I love Ciao Bella! or Bello! italian for Bye beautiful. Do you do this also? Do you have expressions in other languages that you use all the time?
17 Aug 08
I like things like comme ce, comme ca, its a bit like the French for "whatever" C'est la vie is always a fav. We often use vite and allez for the dog, faster & go. Changez le disque - always makes me laugh. I'm trying to learn French at the mo' so little funny quotes are always good to help you remember things.
17 Aug 08
Also there's a couple of Thai expressions I like give good get good ( I can't remember it in Thai tho) There's another that means your nuts thats something along the line of bibop bibo and they gesture by making circles with the forefinger near to the head!
17 Aug 08
Of course, how could I forget. Yes I love to listen to people, I find it amazing when there are a group of French people talking at once it sounds more melodic than any other language when the voices meld together. I'm hoping to move to France next year. I just wondered how you are finding your experience and how are you also finding learning French?
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8 Aug 08
Oh, well, there are many foreign expressions which I could use from time to time. "Ciao" for goodbye or "Hola" for hello. "Kimosabe" was used by Tonto on the Lone Ranger for friend and sometimes get use. After the Terminator movies, "Hasta la vista, baby" came into more usage. There is a Greman word "Gezoontite" (I don't know how it's spelled) which probably means "bless you." Lots of little things come to mind if you think on the issue for awhile.