Off topic: Felicitaciones! You are the real champions!
Thread poster: Cagdas Karatas

Cagdas Karatas  Identity Verified
Turkey
Local time: 17:21
English to Turkish
Jun 29, 2008

I would like to congratulate all of my Spanish colleagues for their national team's well-deserved success in the Euro 2008.

Best regards,

Çağdaş


 

Juan Jacob  Identity Verified
Mexico
Local time: 09:21
French to Spanish
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Yes... Jun 30, 2008

...and Turkey team was very good, too! Amazing players!
By the way, how do you pronounce Çağdaş Karataş?
I'm really curious!


 

Özden Arıkan  Identity Verified
Germany
Local time: 16:21
Member
English to Turkish
+ ...
Congratulations, Spain! Jun 30, 2008

I adored your goalkeeper tonight. He was flying like a squirrel on treetops!
Well deserved victory. Even though you missed several opportunities for a higher score, your football is as handsome as your footballersicon_wink.gif

Gracías por la fiesta!


 

Cagdas Karatas  Identity Verified
Turkey
Local time: 17:21
English to Turkish
TOPIC STARTER
:D Jun 30, 2008

Juan Jacob wrote:

By the way, how do you pronounce Çağdaş Karataş?
I'm really curious!


"Chaıdash Karatash"

I hope this helps.

The letter "ğ" is the killer one!


 

CristinaPereira  Identity Verified
Local time: 15:21
Member (2005)
English to Portuguese
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Felicitaciones España! Jun 30, 2008

As many have already said, it was a well deserved victory, something which doesn't happen all the timeicon_smile.gif

 

Deborah do Carmo  Identity Verified
Portugal
Local time: 15:21
Dutch to English
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Brilliant game Jun 30, 2008

And being a Liverpudlian, I was of course ecstatic that Torres scored the goalicon_wink.gif

Bravo España!

[Edited at 2008-06-30 08:36]


 

tectranslate ITS GmbH
Local time: 16:21
German
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Excellent display of ability by Spain Jun 30, 2008

My, these guys can run!

Even our Lahm, the "Speedy Gonzales" of the German team, could not compete with that.

Well-deserved victory for Spain, but the last eighty minutes were just agonizing to watch as a supporter of the German team. It had all started out so well...icon_cry.gif

B


 

JPW (X)  Identity Verified
Local time: 15:21
Spanish to English
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Enhorabuena... Jun 30, 2008

... y a buenas horas....

Best team won for sure.icon_biggrin.gif


 

Tradtek
Portugal
Local time: 15:21
English to Portuguese
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Muy bien! Jun 30, 2008

Felicitaciones a nuestros hermanos que mostraron que el futbol se juega con un sonriso.

 

Elena Robles Sanjuan  Identity Verified
Local time: 16:21
English to Spanish
It´s only taken the Spanish team 44 years... Jun 30, 2008

but I was more than impressed by the way they controlled the match. Every time I have watched them play at the World Cup I´ve thought: "they have no chance against the likes of Germany". Now, I´m looking forward to the next one, because this is a different team.

And yes, Saint Iker Casillas is a player Spain can´t do without !


 

FarkasAndras
Local time: 16:21
English to Hungarian
+ ...
Casillas Jun 30, 2008

Iker Casillas is the man! My favourite goalkeeper.
He didn't have to do much at all in the final though. I can't remember any shot that would have been difficult even for a mediocre goalie, let alone one of the best.

Congrats to Spain, even though it's not the same without Raúl for me...


 

Textklick  Identity Verified
Local time: 15:21
German to English
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Well done, Spain Jun 30, 2008

As someone who is totally disinterested in football (and a cunning Brit) I was surprised that we didn't see the following headline in the U.K.

"EURO 2008: Liverpool striker manages to see off Chelsea midfielder's team."

Perfectly true.

But no: go for rugby, chaps, it's a man's game.

Italy went for it, and they have given a good account of themselves.

Cheersicon_wink.gif
Chris

P.S. Failing that - try cricket. We invented it and we lose with boring regularity. A fresh challenge in Europe?


 

Parrot  Identity Verified
Spain
Local time: 16:21
Member
Spanish to English
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And I agree with JJ Jun 30, 2008

Turkey was an eye-opener. I loved their game.

"Flying St. Squirrel" is home and we're stuck with the traffic jam. It threatens to continue another day...icon_biggrin.gif

They call Torres "el caballito". Now I know why: there was an angle from which he really looked as though he were morphing into a horse.


 

Carlos Montilla
Local time: 16:21
Member (2004)
English to Spanish
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I'm the key to all that! Jul 3, 2008

Hi all,

After many failed attempts, I finally managed to convince my friends and we went to Switzerland and Austria for ten days and watched two live games, against Russia and Sweden.

I can tell you I'll never regret it! The environment was great and the football, not only Spain's football, was a real pleasure to see at last!

It's been great to feel the support Austrians have given us since the very beginning. They all wore the Spain t-shirt and sang the "in"-famous "Y viva España!". Although I'm Catalan and hate the song, I must admit I also sang it. Lol!

As for rugby, we're rubbish. Former Liverpool player Michael Robinson has created a professional rugby league which hopefully is starting this Summer and which includes teams from Spain, Portugal and Gibraltar. I hope this is the beginning of something. Maybe in 20 years Spain will have another team-sport to cheer for!

Carlos


 


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