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I don't speak English

Postby Lynch » 2002-10-22, 14:48

Hey,
I know how we always study languages, but as long as we didn't study a language we should really know how to say we don't speak it.

So let's compile a list, how do you say "I don't speak xxxxxx" - xxxxxx being the language itself... The language you state you do not speak is the same one as the language you are using... A.K.A don't say: "I do not speak Spanish" you can only say: "I do not speak English" or "No hablo Espaסol".

I'll start with:
"I don't speak English"
"Ich spreche Deutsch nicht" - Correct me freely on this one...
"No hablo Espaסol"
"No hablo Castellano"
"אני לא מדבר עברית" sounds like: "Ani lo medaber Ivrit" (please use a form that explains how it sounds)

Come on... add some of your own :)
אתה מתחיל הכי מהר שלך, ולאט-לאט אתה מגביר

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Postby Saaropean » 2002-10-22, 15:23

Great idea, Lynch!

Chinese: "我不说中文" = "Wŏ bù shuō zhōngwén" ?
Czech: "Nemluvím čeština" ?
Dutch: "Ik spreek geen Nederlands"
English: "I don't speak English"
Esperanto: "Mi ne parolas esperante" or "esperanton"?
French: "Je ne parle pas français"
German: "Ich spreche kein Deutsch"
Greek: "Δε μιλάω ελληνικά" (Dhe miláo elliniká)
Hebrew: "אני לא מדבר עברית" = "Ani lo medaber Ivrit"
Italian: "No parlo italiano" ?
Portuguese: "Não falo português" ?
Romanian: "Nu vorbesc limba română"
Spanisch: "No hablo español/castellano"
Swedish: "Jag talar inte svenska" ?

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Postby Ron not logged in. » 2002-10-22, 16:34

[qutote="Saaropean"]Italian: "No parlo italiano" ?[/quote]

Non parlo Italiano


an other one...

Ek spreek geen Afrikaans

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Postby Leviwosc » 2002-10-22, 16:39

Czech: Já nemluvím vám
Turkish: Türkçe Konusmuyorum
Swedish: Jag talar inte Svenska
Danish: Jeg kan ikke tale Dansk
Norwegian: Jeg snakker ikke Norsk
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Postby Leviwosc » 2002-10-22, 17:22

Arabic: Anee ma aHchee 'arabee zain :?:
Papiamento: Non papia papiamteno
Hungarian: Nem keveset beszélek Magyar
Romanian: eu nu vorbesc româneste
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Postby Axystos » 2002-10-22, 18:16

Lithuanian: Aš nekalbu lietuviškai.

Or at least something like that.. :)

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Postby Lynch » 2002-10-22, 18:32

Hey Ron, I don't know enough Arabic, but I do know this:
I/me = Ana and not Anee
Not/not = La and not Ma

I'm not sure what's the verb... but I'm sure there's no "Zain" word in the end... why shuold there be?

Hebrew has a very close grammatical structure to Arabic and it only uses:
Ani lo medaber Ivrit...

Or Arabic:
Ana la -verb- Arabia (I used to study arabic back in junior high, our study book was called: "AlArabia" or "The Arabia" in english... hence... Arbia = Arabic language)
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Postby Saaropean » 2002-10-22, 19:36

Ron de Leeuw, Cave Canem wrote:Czech: Já nemluvím vám
Romanian: eu nu vorbesc româneste

The Czech phrase you wrote there means "I don't understand you". In the Romanian one, the hook below the S in "româneşte" is missing.

In Romanian, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish and Greek, it is not necessary to mention the personal pronoun (eu, io, eu, yo, εγώ for the 1st person singular), since the conjugation is clear enough.

My Romanian penpal taught me to say "limba română", not "româneşte". http://www.dictionare.com/ says:
Romanian
- s român m; limba română f
- adj român; românesc


Daniel wrote:The sign ':' is used in the word ':árabi' because this sign represents the sound that doesn't exist in English. To produce this sound, you have to literally gag and then immediately relax the muscles in order to release the airstream from the lungs.

Do you happen to know the IPA symbol for that phoneme?

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Postby Saaropean » 2002-10-22, 19:57

So let me summarize:

Afrikaans: "Ek spreek geen Afrikaans"
Arabic: "ﻲﺑﺭﻋ ﻢﻠﻜﺘﺃ ﻻ" = "Laa atakállam :árabi"
Chinese: "我不说中文" = "Wŏ bù shuō zhōngwén"
Czech: "Nemluvím čeština"
Danish: "Jeg taler ikke dansk" / "Jeg kann ikke tale dansk"
Dutch: "Ik spreek geen Nederlands"
English: "I don't speak English"
Esperanto: "Mi ne parolas Esperanton"
French: "Je ne parle pas français"
German: "Ich spreche kein Deutsch"
Greek: "Δε μιλάω ελληνικά" = "Dhe miláo elliniká"
Hebrew: "אני לא מדבר עברית" = "Ani lo medaber Ivrit"
Hungarian: "Nem keveset beszélek Magyar"
Italian: "Non parlo italiano"
Japanese: "わたしは日本語を話しません" = "Watashi wa Nihongo o hanashimasen"
Lithuanian: "Aš nekalbu lietuviškai"
Norwegian: "Jek snakker ikke norsk"
Papiamento: "Non papia papiamteno"
Portuguese: "Não falo português"
Romanian: "Nu vorbesc româneşte / limba română"
Russian: "Я нe гoвopю пo-pyccки" = "Ya nye govoryu po-russki"
Scottish Gaelic: "Chan eil Gàidhlig agam"
Slovene: "Ne govorim slovensko"
Spanisch: "No hablo español/castellano"
Swedish: "Jag talar inte svenska"
Tagalog: "Hindi ako marunong magtagalog"
Turkish: "Türkçe konusmuyorum"
Welsh: "Dw i ddim yn siarad Cymraeg"

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Postby Fenek » 2002-10-22, 20:22

Afrikaans: "Ek spreek geen Afrikaans"
Arabic: "ﻲﺑﺭﻋ ﻢﻠﻜﺘﺃ ﻻ" = "Laa atakállam :árabi"
Chinese: "我不说中文" = "Wŏ bù shuō zhōngwén"
Croatian: "Ne govorim hrvatski"
Czech: "Nemluvím čeština"
Danish: "Jeg taler ikke dansk" / "Jeg kann ikke tale dansk"
Dutch: "Ik spreek geen Nederlands"
English: "I don't speak English"
Esperanto: "Mi ne parolas Esperanton"
French: "Je ne parle pas français"
German: "Ich spreche kein Deutsch"
Greek: "Δε μιλάω ελληνικά" = "Dhe miláo elliniká"
Hebrew: "אני לא מדבר עברית" = "Ani lo medaber Ivrit"
Hungarian: "Nem keveset beszélek Magyar"
Italian: "Non parlo italiano"
Japanese: "わたしは日本語を話しません" = "Watashi wa Nihongo o hanashimasen"
Lithuanian: "Aš nekalbu lietuviškai"
Norwegian: "Jek snakker ikke norsk"
Papiamento: "Non papia papiamteno"
Polish: "Nie mówię po polsku"
Portuguese: "Não falo português"
Romanian: "Nu vorbesc româneşte / limba română"
Russian: "Я нe гoвopю пo-pyccки" = "Ya nye govoryu po-russki"
Scottish Gaelic: "Chan eil Gàidhlig agam"
Slovene: "Ne govorim slovensko"
Spanisch: "No hablo español/castellano"
Swedish: "Jag talar inte svenska"
Tagalog: "Hindi ako marunong magtagalog"
Turkish: "Türkçe konusmuyorum"
Welsh: "Dw i ddim yn siarad Cymraeg"
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Postby Leviwosc » 2002-10-22, 20:47

Lynce I've used an English prhrasebook called "spoken Arabic" its an old book, but there is written behind the sentence: "anee ma aHchee 'arabee zain" and if I have to believe my book, it means "I don't speak Arabic" But I believe you, you will know it better than I do. But I think we've to notice that sentence is maybe an vocal transcription.

Saaropean I can't typ an 's' with a hook. I don't know the alt-code for it actually. I've a big list with alt-codes but an s with a hook isn't listed.

Beside that I've used an Romanian prhase book and in the book I read this sentence letterly, "(eu) nu vorbesc Româneşte"

And I'm very curious Daniel how you're able to typ Arabian font?!

And I want to correct something, Papiamento: "No papia Papiamento

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Postby Natasha » 2002-10-22, 20:51

Fenek wrote:Afrikaans: "Ek spreek geen Afrikaans"
Arabic: "ﻲﺑﺭﻋ ﻢﻠﻜﺘﺃ ﻻ" = "Laa atakállam :árabi"
Chinese: "我不说中文" = "Wŏ bù shuō zhōngwén"
Croatian: "Ne govorim hrvatski"
Czech: "Nemluvím čeština"
Danish: "Jeg taler ikke dansk" / "Jeg kann ikke tale dansk"
Dutch: "Ik spreek geen Nederlands"
English: "I don't speak English"
Esperanto: "Mi ne parolas Esperanton"
Estonian: Ma ei räägi eesti keelt
Finnish: En puhu suomea
French: "Je ne parle pas français"
German: "Ich spreche kein Deutsch"
Greek: "Δε μιλάω ελληνικά" = "Dhe miláo elliniká"
Hebrew: "אני לא מדבר עברית" = "Ani lo medaber Ivrit"
Hungarian: "Nem keveset beszélek Magyar"
Italian: "Non parlo italiano"
Japanese: "わたしは日本語を話しません" = "Watashi wa Nihongo o hanashimasen"
Lithuanian: "Aš nekalbu lietuviškai"
Norwegian: "Jek snakker ikke norsk"
Papiamento: "Non papia papiamteno"
Polish: "Nie mówię po polsku"
Portuguese: "Não falo português"
Romanian: "Nu vorbesc româneşte / limba română"
Russian: "Я нe гoвopю пo-pyccки" = "Ya nye govoryu po-russki"
Scottish Gaelic: "Chan eil Gàidhlig agam"
Slovene: "Ne govorim po slovensko"
Spanisch: "No hablo español/castellano"
Swedish: "Jag talar inte svenska"
Tagalog: "Hindi ako marunong magtagalog"
Turkish: "Türkçe konusmuyorum"
Welsh: "Dw i ddim yn siarad Cymraeg"

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Postby Leviwosc » 2002-10-22, 21:12

Afrikaans: "Ek spreek geen Afrikaans"
Arabic: "ﻲﺑﺭﻋ ﻢﻠﻜﺘﺃ ﻻ" = "Laa atakállam :árabi"
Chinese: "我不说中文" = "Wŏ bù shuō zhōngwén"
Croatian: "Ne govorim hrvatski"
Czech: "Nemluvím čeština"
Danish: "Jeg taler ikke dansk" / "Jeg kann ikke tale dansk"
Dutch: "Ik spreek geen Nederlands"
English: "I don't speak English"
Esperanto: "Mi ne parolas Esperanton"
Farsi: "هزظرﺳﻰﺈﺪﺬﻴﺴﺗﻢ" = "man färsi balad nistam"
French: "Je ne parle pas français"
German: "Ich spreche kein Deutsch"
Greek: "Δε μιλάω ελληνικά" = "Dhe miláo elliniká"
Hebrew: "אני לא מדבר עברית" = "Ani lo medaber Ivrit"
Hungarian: "Nem keveset beszélek Magyar"
Italian: "Non parlo italiano"
Japanese: "わたしは日本語を話しません" = "Watashi wa Nihongo o hanashimasen"
Lithuanian: "Aš nekalbu lietuviškai"
Norwegian: "Jek snakker ikke norsk"
Papiamento: "No papia papiamteno"
Polish: "Nie mówię po polsku"
Portuguese: "Não falo português"
Romanian: "Nu vorbesc româneşte / limba română"
Russian: "Я нe гoвopю пo-pyccки" = "Ya nye govoryu po-russki"
Scottish Gaelic: "Chan eil Gàidhlig agam"
Slovene: "Ne govorim po slovensko"
Spanisch: "No hablo español/castellano"
Swedish: "Jag talar inte svenska"
Swahili: "Sisemi Kiswahili"
Tagalog: "Hindi ako marunong magtagalog"
Turkish: "Türkçe konuşmuyorum"
Welsh: "Dw i ddim yn siarad Cymraeg"
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Postby Leviwosc » 2002-10-22, 21:16

Daniel wrote:Well, Ron, I first type Arabic words in the Word Document then I copy and paste them onto here. :lol:


Hmmm yeah quite logic :D

I've also tried with Farsi, but I can't put spaces between the diffrent words :(

Is there maybe an program wich you can use to type Arabic. Word isn't very easy, but that's just my opinion.

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Postby Fenek » 2002-10-22, 21:21

Afrikaans: "Ek spreek geen Afrikaans"
Arabic: "ﻲﺑﺭﻋ ﻢﻠﻜﺘﺃ ﻻ" = "Laa atakállam :árabi"
Chinese: "我不说中文" = "Wŏ bù shuō zhōngwén"
Croatian: "Ne govorim hrvatski"
Czech: "Nemluvím čeština"
Danish: "Jeg taler ikke dansk" / "Jeg kann ikke tale dansk"
Dutch: "Ik spreek geen Nederlands"
English: "I don't speak English"
Esperanto: "Mi ne parolas Esperanton"
Estonian: Ma ei räägi eesti keelt
Finnish: En puhu suomea
Farsi: "هزظرﺳﻰﺈﺪﺬﻴﺴﺗﻢ" = "man färsi balad nistam"
French: "Je ne parle pas français"
German: "Ich spreche kein Deutsch"
Greek: "Δε μιλάω ελληνικά" = "Dhe miláo elliniká"
Hebrew: "אני לא מדבר עברית" = "Ani lo medaber Ivrit"
Hungarian: "Nem keveset beszélek Magyar"
Italian: "Non parlo italiano"
Japanese: "わたしは日本語を話しません" = "Watashi wa Nihongo o hanashimasen"
Lithuanian: "Aš nekalbu lietuviškai"
Norwegian: "Jek snakker ikke norsk"
Papiamento: "No papia papiamteno"
Polish: "Nie mówię po polsku"
Portuguese: "Não falo português"
Romanian: "Nu vorbesc româneşte / limba română"
Russian: "Я нe гoвopю пo-pyccки" = "Ya nye govoryu po-russki"
Scottish Gaelic: "Chan eil Gàidhlig agam"
Slovene: "Ne govorim slovensko"
Spanisch: "No hablo español/castellano"
Swedish: "Jag talar inte svenska"
Swahili: "Sisemi Kiswahili"
Tagalog: "Hindi ako marunong magtagalog"
Turkish: "Türkçe konuşmuyorum"
Welsh: "Dw i ddim yn siarad Cymraeg"
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Postby Leviwosc » 2002-10-22, 21:24

Latin: Non aliquo Latina :?:
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Postby Fenek » 2002-10-22, 21:40

Afrikaans: "Ek spreek geen Afrikaans"
Arabic: "ﻲﺑﺭﻋ ﻢﻠﻜﺘﺃ ﻻ" = "Laa atakállam :árabi"
Chinese: "我不说中文" = "Wŏ bù shuō zhōngwén"
Croatian: "Ne govorim hrvatski"
Czech: "Nemluvím čeština"
Danish: "Jeg taler ikke dansk" / "Jeg kann ikke tale dansk"
Dutch: "Ik spreek geen Nederlands"
English: "I don't speak English"
Esperanto: "Mi ne parolas Esperanton"
Estonian: Ma ei räägi eesti keelt
Finnish: En puhu suomea
Farsi: "هزظرﺳﻰﺈﺪﺬﻴﺴﺗﻢ" = "man färsi balad nistam"
French: "Je ne parle pas français"
German: "Ich spreche kein Deutsch"
Greek: "Δε μιλάω ελληνικά" = "Dhe miláo elliniká"
Hebrew: "אני לא מדבר עברית" = "Ani lo medaber Ivrit"
Hungarian: "Nem keveset beszélek Magyar"
Italian: "Non parlo italiano"
Japanese: "わたしは日本語を話しません" = "Watashi wa Nihongo o hanashimasen"
Latin: "Latine non loquor"
Lithuanian: "Aš nekalbu lietuviškai"
Norwegian: "Jek snakker ikke norsk"
Papiamento: "No papia papiamteno"
Polish: "Nie mówię po polsku"
Portuguese: "Não falo português"
Romanian: "Nu vorbesc româneşte / limba română"
Russian: "Я нe гoвopю пo-pyccки" = "Ya nye govoryu po-russki"
Scottish Gaelic: "Chan eil Gàidhlig agam"
Slovene: "Ne govorim slovensko"
Spanisch: "No hablo español/castellano"
Swedish: "Jag talar inte svenska"
Swahili: "Sisemi Kiswahili"
Tagalog: "Hindi ako marunong magtagalog"
Turkish: "Türkçe konuşmuyorum"
Welsh: "Dw i ddim yn siarad Cymraeg"

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I think the probability of meeting a latin-only speaking on the strees and having to explain him/her that you don't speak the language is quite remote...
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Postby Leviwosc » 2002-10-22, 22:08

Afrikaans: "Ek spreek geen Afrikaans"
Arabic: "ﻲﺑﺭﻋ ﻢﻠﻜﺘﺃ ﻻ" = "Laa atakállam :árabi"
Chinese: "我不说中文" = "Wŏ bù shuō zhōngwén"
Croatian: "Ne govorim hrvatski"
Czech: "Nemluvím čeština"
Danish: "Jeg taler ikke dansk" / "Jeg kann ikke tale dansk"
Dutch: "Ik spreek geen Nederlands"
English: "I don't speak English"
Esperanto: "Mi ne parolas Esperanton"
Estonian: Ma ei räägi eesti keelt
Finnish: En puhu suomea
Farsi: "هزظرﺳﻰﺈﺪﺬﻴﺴﺗﻢ" = "man färsi balad nistam"
French: "Je ne parle pas français"
German: "Ich spreche kein Deutsch"
Greek: "Δε μιλάω ελληνικά" = "Dhe miláo elliniká"
Hebrew: "אני לא מדבר עברית" = "Ani lo medaber Ivrit"
Hungarian: "Nem keveset beszélek Magyar"
Italian: "Non parlo italiano"
Japanese: "わたしは日本語を話しません" = "Watashi wa Nihongo o hanashimasen"
Latin: "Latine non loquor"
Lithuanian: "Aš nekalbu lietuviškai"
Norwegian: "Jek snakker ikke norsk"
Papiamento: "No papia papiamteno"
Polish: "Nie mówię po polsku"
Portuguese: "Não falo português"
Romanian: "Nu vorbesc româneşte / limba română"
Russian: "Я нe гoвopю пo-pyccки" = "Ya nye govoryu po-russki"
Scottish Gaelic: "Chan eil Gàidhlig agam"
Slovene: "Ne govorim slovensko"
Spanisch: "No hablo español/castellano"
Sranan: "mi nowan taki sranan"
Swedish: "Jag talar inte svenska"
Swahili: "Sisemi Kiswahili"
Tagalog: "Hindi ako marunong magtagalog"
Turkish: "Türkçe konuşmuyorum"
Welsh: "Dw i ddim yn siarad Cymraeg"
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Postby Leviwosc » 2002-10-22, 22:15

E}{pugnator wrote:I think the probability of meeting a latin-only speaking on the strees and having to explain him/her that you don't speak the language is quite remote...


Hmmm next year I gonna visit the Vatican.... maybe I must tell the pope I don't speak Latin....

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