Cave Canem in many languages!!

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Cave Canem in many languages!!

Postby Leviwosc » 2003-06-05, 6:38

Hello Everybody,

I think everybody knows "Cave Canem" is Latin for, "beware of the dog". I'm pretty curious, how you say, "beware of the dog" in other languages! Can you help me with creating a huge list?


Afrikaans: Kyk uit vir die hond
Dutch: Kijk uit voor de hond
English: Beware of the dog
Latin: Cave Canem


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Postby leppie » 2003-06-05, 7:41

Italian: attenti al cane
Se il drago rifiuta di combattere,
forse è solo pigro.
Ma se ignora la zanzara,
allora è davvero addormentato.

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Postby Luís » 2003-06-05, 7:58

Portuguese: Cuidado com o cão
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Postby NulNuk » 2003-06-05, 10:17

Hebrew :זהירות כלב! (zeyrut kelev !).
Castellano : cuidado con el perro /peligro perro .
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Postby duko » 2003-06-05, 12:38

Romanian: atenţie la câine - beware of dog, but nobody would use that. The
usual sign says: câine rău - evil dog :lol:
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Postby Saaropean » 2003-06-05, 14:06

duko wrote:Romanian: atenţie la câine - beware of dog, but nobody would use that. The
usual sign says: câine rău - evil dog :lol:

I guess that's similar to the situation in Germany. You could say Vorsicht Hund or so, but usually it's Vorsicht, bissiger Hund! (Beware, biting dog), Vorsicht, frei laufender Hund (Beware, loose dog) or a funny variation...

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Or check out the ones at http://www.schroeders-hundeleben.de/Schilder/schilder.html that warn people of relax, incredible, sociable, incorrupt and interested dogs. :)

Besides, you're too late Ron. Someone has already started such a collection. It's at http://www.ozaru.freeserve.co.uk/bjdogs.htm

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Postby Fenek » 2003-06-05, 15:44

Uwaga! Zły pies!

(Literally: Attention! A bad dog!)

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Postby Mara » 2003-06-05, 18:56

In Czech, we use the same expression as in Polish (of course translated into Czech :wink: ):

Pozor, zlý pes!

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Postby Junesun » 2003-06-05, 19:13

In the Asterix comic "Zoff im Pott"("Streit um Asterix" in the dialect of the Ruhrgebiet), the offered translation of "Cave Canem" is "Nich am Hund packen".

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Re: Czech

Postby mind » 2003-06-06, 4:14

Mara wrote:In Czech, we use the same expression as in Polish (of course translated into Czech :wink: ):

Pozor, zlý pes!

The same with Russian "Осторожно, злая собака".
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Postby NulNuk » 2003-06-06, 11:10

in Rusian you allso translate Polish into CZech ??? :0o
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Postby Sou » 2003-06-06, 16:50

Thai: ระวังหมาดุ (ra/wang-maa~du\) [be-careful dog fierce]

Lao: ລະວັງໝາຮ້າຍ (la-wang-maa~haai^) [be-careful dog bad]
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Postby Mulder-21 » 2003-06-07, 3:34

In Faroese you'd say: Ansið eftir hundinum, although I've yet to see such a sign here.

The Danes say: Pas på hunden.
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L'occhio dell'ospite è acuto. (Proverbio faroico)
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Postby Emandir » 2003-06-07, 12:03

En français : Attention au chien !
Another usual inscription is Chien méchant (Bad dog).

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Postby Zoroa » 2003-06-07, 16:55

Basque : kontuz txakurrarekin
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Postby Doggie » 2003-06-07, 17:38

:shocked: :0o :shocked: ow ouw wauf rrrrrrrrrrrrrourf grrrrrrrrrrrrr wuafff!!! >:0{
wuaaaaaafffff ,grrrrrrrrrrrr!!!!! guaaaaaffffff ,wruaffffffff guag wuaf!!!!!! >:0{
:evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :burning: !!!!!!!!!!!

gruaf ! wuaf gruafff brrrrrrrrrrrr grrrrr uawfff wrafffff uaf !!!!!!!!!! >:0{

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Postby NulNuk » 2003-06-07, 19:07

Doggie is right ,Doggies are good ,cats are bads ! >:0{
there should be a sighn tellin ppl to be aware of the bad cats!!!! :0}
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Postby Saaropean » 2003-06-07, 21:51

NulNuk wrote:Doggie is right ,Doggies are good ,cats are bads ! >:0{
there should be a sighn tellin ppl to be aware of the bad cats!!!! :0}

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Postby NulNuk » 2003-06-07, 23:49

upe ,finally some justice !!!! ,cats are bad !!! :0}
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Postby Emandir » 2003-06-08, 0:12

Oops, I forgot!

In wasa:

Fali uqayo ! [f'ali uN'ayO] Beware of the dog.

Nara uqayo [n'ara uN'ayO] Beware of the cat.

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