From Me to You

@mammots (3209)
Philippines
April 13, 2016 10:00am CST
If you were to choose one word from your native language ---English,French, Spanish,Filipino,German,Hindi,Punjabi,Japanese,Malay,Chinese,etc. --- you want other mylot members to learn what would it be? I come from Cebu City,Philippines. My native language is Cebuano. The Cebuano word i want to teach you is "PAMAHAW" in English it means "BREAKFAST".
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@LadyDuck (426568)
• Switzerland
16 Apr 16
Ma native language is Italian, my second is French as I lived 25 years there. Let's choose your same word "breakfast", in Italian it's "colazione" and in French "petit dejeuner".
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@mammots (3209)
• Philippines
16 Apr 16
Cebuanos ...when we dont like to have petit dejeuner or we cant afford to have full heavy colazione ... we just have very light painit in the morning. A painit usually just consist of "pan de sal" or in English its called salt bread and 3 in 1 coffee. Just enough to heat up the stomach a little bit and to help us survive up to lunch time.
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@mammots (3209)
• Philippines
16 Apr 16
@LadyDuck Oh ...so youre just like us Cebuanos
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@LadyDuck (426568)
• Switzerland
16 Apr 16
@mammots Both Italians and French do not have heavy breakfasts like the Americans or the British. We usually only have coffee with toasted bread a little butter and jam.
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@miniam (9166)
• Bern, Switzerland
13 Apr 16
German Danke=Thanks
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@mammots (3209)
• Philippines
13 Apr 16
Thanks in my native Cebuano language is salamat.
• Czech Republic
13 Apr 16
In Czech it is "dekuji"
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@miniam (9166)
• Bern, Switzerland
13 Apr 16
@DomisTlapis Learned few Czech words but forgot them all
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• United States
21 Apr 16
I am born and raised in the United States. I learned Vietnamese first before English. I don't know much Vietnamese as far as writing but "Chao" is Hello in Vietnamese.
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@mammots (3209)
• Philippines
21 Apr 16
@infatuatedbby Chao meaning goodbye is "paalam" in Filipino while in Cebuano its "babye" or "adto na ko"
@mammots (3209)
• Philippines
21 Apr 16
There is no single word equivalent to chao in Filipino or even in my native language Cebuano. Instead we say 'kumusta ka?" or just "kumusta?" which means in English " how are you?"
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• United States
21 Apr 16
@mammots I see, hehhe chao is also good bye too.
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@SIMPLYD (90840)
• Philippines
15 Apr 16
Oh that's also our term in Bicol , for breakfast . Lunch , is pangudto and dinner is pamanggi .
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@mammots (3209)
• Philippines
15 Apr 16
@SIMPLYD Our similarities strenghtens our being Filipinos
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@mammots (3209)
• Philippines
15 Apr 16
So pamahaw is also breakfast in Bicol Lunch in Cebuano is very similar to pangudto. Lunch is paniudto in Cebuano Pamanggi is panihapon in Cebuano Nice words @SIMPLYD
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@SIMPLYD (90840)
• Philippines
15 Apr 16
@mammots nice to know these almost similar words in each of our own dialect.
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@epiffanie (11179)
• Australia
27 Apr 16
I would love to learn German language .. by the way , in Bicol, breakfast is also "pamahaw"
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@mammots (3209)
• Philippines
28 Apr 16
I only know one German word and that's Danke meaning thanks I would like to give a big Danke to @miniam for this beautiful word. I'm amazed that you know a Bicolano word.
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@mammots (3209)
• Philippines
29 Apr 16
@epiffanie Wow ... warm hugs to a fellow Filipino I hope you had a nutritious pamahaw and an energizing paniudto
@epiffanie (11179)
• Australia
29 Apr 16
@mammots I came from Bicol ..and although I left Bicol 47 years ago, I am still very fluent speaking in Bicol ..
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@jaboUK (64837)
• United Kingdom
14 Apr 16
@mammots What a lovely idea for a post and I've enjoyed reading the comments too. Being English, I can't contribute as everybody on the site speaks it.
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@mammots (3209)
• Philippines
14 Apr 16
Oh but... but you can still contribute even if your language is spoken by everyone here. Just choose one distinctly "UK" word that you'd like to share.
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@mammots (3209)
• Philippines
15 Apr 16
@jaboUK In Filipino mellifluous could mean "masarap pakinggan" and in Cebuano it means "nindut paminawn". It does not have an equivalent single word in Filipino and Cebuano. Thank you for this sweet sounding word @jaboUK
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@jaboUK (64837)
• United Kingdom
14 Apr 16
@mammots Ok, how about 'mellifluous' ? It means sweet-sounding, pleasing to the ear.
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• Preston, England
19 Apr 16
Just basic words for Hello in all languages would be handy, including Klingon of course
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@mammots (3209)
• Philippines
23 Apr 16
Kumusta man ka or kumusta ...thats how we say hello in our language. I dont know how to say hello in klingon language.
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• Preston, England
24 Apr 16
@mammots nuqneH is Hello in Klingon, with emphasis on the capitalized H
@scubapro (1051)
• Gifu, Japan
14 Apr 16
i am from japan, i cant say japanese is easy but i love talking and hearing it. i am an elementary english teacher here.. i love kids and i am with them 5 days in a week... i think, its necessary to know japanese for english teachers here to teach english better to the kids... japanese kids are clever but shy and they are afraid of english,so if you can talk some japanese they trust you soon. here i wanted to see more japanese people and japanese language :) kanpaii!!!! means cheers
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@mammots (3209)
• Philippines
14 Apr 16
I think there are very few members of mylot coming from Japan.I wonder why ...hmmm Kanpaii in my native Cebuano language is tagay or the complete pharse would be tagay ta bay. In Filipino the complet phrase for kanpaii would have to be tagay tayo pare(hik) I have one question @scubapro ... are you a natural born Japanese or a foreigner who teaches English to kids in Japan?
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@mammots (3209)
• Philippines
14 Apr 16
@scubapro Arigato gosai masu scubapro sang ...thank you very much @scubapro hai i got my answer.
@scubapro (1051)
• Gifu, Japan
14 Apr 16
@mammots i am from turkey,but i have graduated from a nice university.. i am turkish and teach english to the kids in elementary school :) i think you got your answer. peace
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@carebear29 (31937)
• Wausau, Wisconsin
13 Apr 16
I am German but I barely know any of it lol
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@mammots (3209)
• Philippines
14 Apr 16
Its okay I say to you in German language danke
@mammots (3209)
• Philippines
14 Apr 16
Its okay I say to you in German language danke
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@sol_cee (35427)
• Philippines
19 Apr 16
Did you eat pamahaw today?
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@mammots (3209)
• Philippines
19 Apr 16
@sol_cee Yes it is I am so feeling guilty today
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@sol_cee (35427)
• Philippines
19 Apr 16
@mammots second pamahaw is like midnight snack. lol
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@just4him (272615)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
15 Apr 16
I don't know any word that would work for you since I'm American and only speak English.
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@mammots (3209)
• Philippines
15 Apr 16
How about a very American sounding slang word
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@mammots (3209)
• Philippines
15 Apr 16
@just4him okay We dont want to catch Admins attention.
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@just4him (272615)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
15 Apr 16
@mammots The only slang words I know you can't say and I won't on myLot.
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@Lucky15 (37438)
• Philippines
15 Apr 16
Iloco, i would love to teach iloco here :)
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@mammots (3209)
• Philippines
15 Apr 16
Excellent So what Ilocano word would you want to teach us @Lucky15?
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@mammots (3209)
• Philippines
16 Apr 16
@Lucky15 I dont know how to say i love you in Ilocano ... hmm ... i dont know a single Ilocano word How do you say "I love you " in Ilocano?
@Lucky15 (37438)
• Philippines
16 Apr 16
@mammots i love you will be the first. Haha
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@Daljinder (23207)
• Bangalore, India
13 Apr 16
I am a Sikh by religion. My mother tongue is Punjabi. So, the phrase I would share is we say to greet each other. Sat Sri Akal meaning "God is the ultimate truth." Now being an Indian, our National Language is Hindi. So, the greeting here would be Namaste meaning "bowing to you" Both are said with hands joined in front parallel to your chest.
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@mammots (3209)
• Philippines
13 Apr 16
"Namaste" ...we dont have an equivalent word for it in Filipino or Cebuano. God in my native language is "Ginoo". With both hands parallel infront of me i say to you "Sat Sri Akal". PS: I'm going to edit my post and change Punjab to Punjabi.
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@Daljinder (23207)
• Bangalore, India
2 May 16
@mammots Thank you and "Sat Sri Akal" to you too.
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• Czech Republic
13 Apr 16
I am Czech and I would like to learn you the word love - "láska" (á is longer read letter a). But I love you is "Miluji te." Just for the whole experience.
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@mammots (3209)
• Philippines
14 Apr 16
There is another word for laska in our Filipino language and that is "pagmamahal". Miluji te in Cebuano is gihigugma ko ikaw and in Filipino its mahal kita
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@mammots (3209)
• Philippines
14 Apr 16
@DomisTlapis Thank you
• Czech Republic
14 Apr 16
@mammots So different! But I really like them. Especially mahal kita. It sounds great!
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@hoong143 (1397)
• Malaysia
15 Apr 16
I am Chinese in Malaysia. I know Cantonese. I found that many Malay like Cantonese "MaySee?". It means "What". Every time, when my friend looks for me, I would say "MaySee?".
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@mammots (3209)
• Philippines
15 Apr 16
Cantonese is a very difficult language to learn. MaySee in Cebuano is "unsa?". This Cebuano word is very commonly used in everyday conversation. In Filipino MaySee is "ano?" which is also a very commonly used expression.
@marlina (155282)
• Canada
13 Apr 16
My French word for you is Amour which means love
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@mammots (3209)
• Philippines
14 Apr 16
I like this French word "Amour" In my native Cebuano language Amour is gugma. In our national Filipino language Amour is pag-ibig
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@gudheart (12675)
19 Apr 16
Great, I just learned a new word :D Thanks
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@mammots (3209)
• Philippines
23 Apr 16
Way sapayan ... thats how we say youre welcome in Cebuano. Walang ano man is youre welcome in Filipino. Its a great feeling to be able to teach someone a new word.
@TheHorse (170414)
• Walnut Creek, California
23 Apr 16
Good one! Living in California, I've learned "hello" in a few languages. If you walk by a Mandarin Chinese person on the street, a quick "NEE HOW" is kind of like "how you doin'" As I understand it, if you actually want a response, you might say, "NEE HOW MA," to which the other person might respond "HUN HOW."
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@mammots (3209)
• Philippines
23 Apr 16
We usually just say kumusta ka in Filipino... or kumusta po as a sign of respect to the elderly the word po is added. In Cebuano we say kumusta man ka? For men they usually say kumusta man ka bay? or kumusta parts? There is no single word equivalent for hello in Filipino or Cebuano.
@KnehKnah (3584)
• Philippines
27 Apr 16
Oh, that's a bicol term, my friend! Me? I want to be remembered through "chos!" (& if I can add one, it will be, "yehey!")!
@Macarrosel (7505)
• Philippines
17 Apr 16
"Maayong pagpamahaw" my friend. It means have a good breakfast my friend. I am from Mindanao also.
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@mammots (3209)
• Philippines
17 Apr 16
Danke Which part of Mindanao are you from @Macarrosel? "Maayong pagpamahaw sad" my dear friend In English it means " have a good breakfast too"