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Inga Petkelyte  Identity Verified
Portugal
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Lithuanian to Portuguese
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Sep 29, 2010

Hello to all,

I wonder - how do you spell the name "Emily" in your language ? Do you pronounce it very differently from spelling ?


 

Jānis Līmežs
Latvia
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English to Latvian
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Emīlija in Latvian Sep 30, 2010

In Latvian, most often it would be adapted to sound like a traditional Latvian name and thus it would written "Emīlija" (pronounced E-mee-li-ya, stress on the first syllable).

 

Monika Rozwarzewska  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
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English to Polish
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Emilia in Polish Oct 1, 2010

...with a stress on the second syllable.

 

Nicole Schnell  Identity Verified
United States
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Emilie - in German Oct 1, 2010

...with a stress on the second syllable.

 

Lingua 5B  Identity Verified
Bosnia and Herzegovina
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Emilija - Serbian Oct 1, 2010

That's typically our version of the French names ending with -ie, e.g. Valerija, Emilija, Eugenija ( turning into -ija suffix).

There are some exceptions, of course.

Other variations that could be present in Serbian are: Emili, Emilia and Ema.

/ 'Eh-mee-lee-ya /



[Edited at 2010-10-01 11:00 GMT]


 

adremco
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English to Dutch
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Emilie - Dutch Oct 1, 2010

But Emily is also used.

 

Tomás Cano Binder, BA, CT  Identity Verified
Spain
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English to Spanish
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Emilia - Spanish Oct 1, 2010

Cheers!

 

Cécile Sellier  Identity Verified
France
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English to French
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French Oct 1, 2010

Emilie in French icon_smile.gif

 

Emma Goldsmith  Identity Verified
Spain
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Spanish to English
boy's name Oct 1, 2010

Tomás Cano Binder, CT wrote:

Emilia - Spanish


and Emiliano for the boy's name, which is unusual in Spanish, but I love iticon_smile.gif


 

José Henrique Lamensdorf  Identity Verified
Brazil
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English to Portuguese
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Portuguese (BR) Oct 1, 2010

We write it "Emília", the first "I" being the strong one (unlike French). There are the masculine versions of it, "Emílio" and "Emiliano". "Emiliana" would be acceptable, but I've never heard of one.

"Emília" sounds like "é milha" (= "it's mile" - meaningless reference to a mile in length). "Emílio" sounds like "é milho" (= "it's corn", but I've never seen a word play using it).

Emília is a famous talking rag doll - http://pt.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emília - a leading character in the numerous and acclaimed books for children by the Brazilian writer Monteiro Lobato - http://pt.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monteiro_Lobato - in his "The Yellow Woodpecker Ranch" series, much later turned into a TV series - http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query="picapau%20amarelo"&aq=f .


 

Anna Hellgren Farren  Identity Verified
Sweden
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French to Swedish
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Emelie or Emily Oct 1, 2010

The most common variant in Swedish seems to be Emelie with the stress on the first syllable.

You also get the variants Emilia, with the stress on the second syllable, and Emily/Emilie with the stress on the first syllable.


 

Lyudmila Gorbunova (married Zanella)  Identity Verified
Italy
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Italian to Russian
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Emilia in Russian Oct 1, 2010

with a stress on the second syllable. But if the name is an English one, it is pronounced Emili, with a stress on the first syllable.

 

blaskovl  Identity Verified

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English to Slovak
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Emília in Slovak Oct 1, 2010

the stres is on 'i' with an accent and the pronunciation looks like this: /emi:lia/

 

Oana Popovici
Italy
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English to Romanian
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Emilia - Romanian Oct 1, 2010

...and the corresponding male names: Emil or Emilian

 

Szilas Cseh
Serbia
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Member
English to Hungarian
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Hungarian Oct 2, 2010

Emília

 
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