Monday, June 9, 2008

How Are you?

Afrikaans:
Hoe gaan dit? (South Africa)
Hoe gaan dit met jou? (South Africa)
Goed dankie (answer) (South Africa)

Arabic:
Kif Haalak? (to man) (Middle East)
Kif Haalik? (to woman) (Middle East)
Wach rak? (Algeria)
Izzayak? (to a man) (Egypt)
Izzayik? (to a woman)(Egypt)
Izzayukum? (to a group) (Egypt)
Kwayyis ilHamdu lillah (answer by a man)(Egypt)
Kwaysa ilHamdu lillah (answer by a woman)(Egypt)
Kwaysin ilHamdu lillah (answer by a group) (Egypt)
Akhbaarak eh? (Egypt)
Eshlonik? (Kuwait)
IbkhairArabic (answer)(Kuwait)
Kif el sahha? (Lebanon)
Labas? (Morocco)
Kif Halek? (Morocco)
Labas, barak llahu fik (answer)(Morocco)
Kulshi bikhair? (Morocco)
Bikhayr lHamdu llah (answer) (Morocco)
Ki dayer? (to a man) (Morocco)
Ki dayer? (to a woman) (Morocco)
Ki dayrin? (to a group of people) (Morocco)
Ash khbarak? (informal)(Morocco)
Kifak? (to a man)(Palestine)
Mneeh (answer)(Palestine)
Kifek? (to a woman) (Palestine)
Mneeha (answer)(Palestine)
Shnoowa hawaalik? (informal) (Tunisia)

Malay:
Apa khabar? (Malaysia, Brunei)
Khabar baik (fine) (Malaysia, Brunei)

Italian:
Come sta? (Cent. Europe, E. Africa)
Come stai? (informal) (Cent. Europe, E. Africa)
Bene (good) (Cent. Europe, E. Africa)

Khmer:
Niak sohk sabai jie te? (Cambodia)
Khnyohm sohk sabai (fine) (Cambodia)

Kimakonde:
Uchidachi?(Tanzania)
Habari na yelo? (Tanzania)


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1 comment:

Mila Cross said...

yay, i learned a new phrase. i like the italian one =)

-Mila