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Quote of the Day - again!

Because this just happened and I find it hilarious:

'L'histoire, I cant remember what it is in German'
'Allemand'
'No, thats 'German' in French'

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ladyofsalzburg
Feb. 23rd, 2009 09:11 pm (UTC)
Glad you think so. I'm STILL laughing about it!
ich_bin_die_ruh
Feb. 24th, 2009 10:26 am (UTC)
Now I'm learning more Arabic my past languages are coming back to bite me - I'll be merrily translating a section of text from Arabic to English and I'll write/say the French word instead of the English one, especially when it's to do with jobs. For instance, I translated mudirah (female boss, director) as directrice. No, Anne, you are ENGLISH. History is Geschichte, in case that still needed clearing up. Ugliest name for it I've ever come across, but what can you expect from a language that calls a viola a Bratsche?. Because I know you were dying to ask, in Arabic 'history' is taariikh (تاريخ). I don't think I know what 'story' is (the other meaning of 'histoire'). *looks it up*: qiSSah (قصة). Nice word.
ladyofsalzburg
Feb. 24th, 2009 12:06 pm (UTC)
I found that with just French and German - checking my sisters French and kept thinking of the German equivalent, and my German isn't that good!

Nancy told me what History was in German but thanks anyway. It is an ugly word for it though. I have concluded that musical terms should be left to Latin based languages, though some titles are fine in German, says she who likes German.

I wasn't dying to know what History was in Arabic but strangely I feel more content now that you've told me.
ich_bin_die_ruh
Feb. 24th, 2009 07:52 pm (UTC)
Knowledge=contentment. Arabic knowledge=anyone even tangentially connected with me. I tend to splurge about it. It's such a great language though!
ladyofsalzburg
Feb. 25th, 2009 12:48 pm (UTC)
So true, and Arabic is a great language. You still manage to fascinate me with it!
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