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Roller coaster: how do you say it in your language?
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CLS Lexi-tech
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Oct 9, 2002

Yesterday, at my place of work, we were doing a really great multilingual project (into some 20 languages). We just compared notes on the word roller coaster.

Here it goes (I give the English transcription of the meaning)



EN: roller coaster

FR: Russian mountains

IT: Russian mountains

SP: Russian mountain (just one)



and in Russian?



RUS: American mountains



Do you want to complete the list with the term for other languages?



ciao a tutti



paola l m



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Monika Coulson  Identity Verified
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Albanian Oct 9, 2002

tren fluturues \"flying train\"





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On 2002-10-09 00:51, ludovici wrote:

Yesterday, at my place of work, we were doing a really great multilingual project (into some 20 languages). We just compared notes on the word roller coaster.

Here it goes (I give the English transcription of the meaning)



EN: roller coaster

FR: Russian mountains

IT: Russian mountains

SP: Russian mountain (just one)



and in Russian?



RUS: American mountains



Do you want to complete the list with the term for other languages?



ciao a tutti



paola l m





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Gabriela Tenenbaum  Identity Verified
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Montaña Rusa Oct 9, 2002

Hi Paola!



As you have already mentioned, here in Argentina it\'s called \"Montaña Rusa\" (or the English translation you gave us for the Spanish version)...



Saluti,



Gaby #





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OlafK
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Achterbahn Oct 9, 2002

maybe \"8-shaped track\", that\'s German, very descriptive and matter-of-factly, typical!

But here in England it is also called a \"big dipper\". Why?


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Cristina Moldovan do Amaral  Identity Verified
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montagne russe Oct 9, 2002

In Romanian we call it \"montagne russe\". The term has been borrowed from French.

Good luck with your project!



Cristina


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Mats Wiman  Identity Verified
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mountain and valley track (swe, nor) Oct 9, 2002

= \'berg- och dalbana\' in Swedish

= \'berg-og-dal-bane\' in Norwegian



berg = mountain

och/og = and

dal = valley

bana/bane = track


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Kaori Myatt  Identity Verified
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jet coaster Oct 9, 2002

In japanese, we say Jetto coostaa.

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Attila Piróth  Identity Verified
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Hungarian Oct 9, 2002

hullámvasút - wave railway

(vasút = railway can be further dissected: iron (vas) road (út), just like \"chemin de fer\" in French)


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xxxAAG
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Russian mountain Oct 9, 2002

\"errusiar mendi\" in Basque. The same as in Spanish, Italian....

Regards,


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Trine A
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Danish Oct 9, 2002

In Danish we call it \"rutsjebane\" the literal translation of which is slide track.

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Oleg Prots  Identity Verified
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Àìåðèêàíñüê³ ã³ðêè (Ukrainian) Oct 9, 2002

Àìåðèêàíñüê³ ã³ðêè

That\'s funny, but what is caled \'Russian mountains\' elsewhere in the world, is called \'American mountains\' (or I\'d rather say \'hills\') in Russian, and, consequently, in Ukrainian.

Guess it had something to do with Cold War :^)


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xima  Identity Verified
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Muntanya russa Oct 9, 2002

In Catalan, we say Muntanya russa (translated: Russian Mountain)



Here is one more for your list, then.

Good luck with your project!



Xima


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Emanuela Corbetta  Identity Verified
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In Italiano Oct 9, 2002

oltre a mantagne russe, non si dice anche OTTOVOLANTE?



Emanuela


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Serge L
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achtbaan Oct 9, 2002

That\'s how you call it Dutch. See Olaf\'s comment for the German word.



Serge L.


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Jacek Krankowski  Identity Verified
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mountain train (in Polish) Oct 9, 2002

kolejka gorska



For some reason, Paola, even your \"insalata russa\" has nothing to do with Russians in Polish.


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