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Nathalie Elson  Identity Verified
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Jun 8, 2008


As a parent with kids in the village school, I teach English a couple of times a week to the children in my village (ages 7-8) and the teacher has asked me to help them prepare a father's day card for next Sunday. I thought it would be nice to make it a bit more international and have "Happy father's day" on the card written in various languages :

Bonne fête Papa
Happy father's day...
that's more or less as far as I can go, unfortunatelyicon_frown.gif

Portuguese, Spanish and Arabic would be firm favourites.
I have looked it up on the net, but found bizarre French translations, so couldn't really trust the languages I didn't understand!!! So I thought Proz would be my safest bet. If you could also give me an idea of how to pronounce the sentence, that would be great (vague enough, but they are bound to ask!).

Thanks in advance for your help!


[Edited at 2008-06-08 12:52]


Nesrin  Identity Verified
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Arabic Jun 8, 2008

كل عيد أب وأنت بخير

would be one way of putting it
(in Latin characters: Kullu eid abb wa anta bi-khayr)

[Edited at 2008-06-08 12:57]


Ana Castorena  Identity Verified
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English to Spanish
Spanish Jun 8, 2008

¡Felíz día del padre!

[Edited at 2008-06-08 13:02]


Angelica Kjellström  Identity Verified
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Happy father's day Jun 8, 2008


Grattis på farsdagen!


Monika Rozwarzewska  Identity Verified
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Polish Jun 8, 2008

Wszystkiego najlepszego z okazji dnia ojca!


Heinrich Pesch  Identity Verified
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Finnish to German
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How many fathers do you have really? Jun 8, 2008

If your father is from Finland, you can send him a postcard for the second sunday in November with "Hyvää Isänpäivää!". Don't miss out the dotted a's.

[Bearbeitet am 2008-06-08 14:33]


P Forgas  Identity Verified
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Portuguese to Spanish
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Brazilian Portuguese Jun 8, 2008

Feliz dia dos pais!


CristinaPereira  Identity Verified
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English to Portuguese
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European Portuguese Jun 8, 2008

Feliz dia do pai!


Jan Willem van Dormolen  Identity Verified
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English to Dutch
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Dutch Jun 8, 2008

Vrolijke vaderdag
Prettige vaderdag
Fijne vaderdag
are all possible (there's not really a standard version)


texjax DDS PhD  Identity Verified
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English to Italian
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Italiano Jun 8, 2008

Buona festa del papà


PS. ...and Happy Father's Day to my wonderful husband


Local time: 01:03
English to Thai
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Sook-san-wan-por Jun 8, 2008



Nathalie Elson  Identity Verified
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Thanks! Jun 8, 2008

That's great!

The idea is for them to write "Happy father's day" in different colours in a spiral finishing with the language spoken by their respective father (hence my request for Portuguese, Spanish and Arabic).
As they regularly ask about other languages during our class, especially the children from a bilingual background, I thought they would enjoy the exercise. And they are going to love the different alphabetsicon_smile.gif

Thanks again for your help,



Rad Graban  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
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English to Slovak
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Slovak Jun 8, 2008

Všetko najlepšie ku dňu otcov!


Sundar Gopalakrishnan
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English to Tamil
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Tamil Jun 8, 2008

Tamil (India):

தந்தையர் தின நல்வாழ்த்துக்கள்!

(Thanthaiyar Thina NalvaazhththukkaL!)

[Edited at 2008-06-08 17:05]


Nicole Schnell  Identity Verified
United States
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English to German
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German Jun 8, 2008

Frohen Vatertag!

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