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14:30 Jan 29, 2001
English to Maori translations [Non-PRO]
English term or phrase: I don't understand.
Informal.

Actually I'm surprising some friends by collecting phonetic translations of four simple phrases into as many languages as possible. The other three are:

2. Do you speak English, please?
3. Another beer, please.
4. Where is the bathroom (or toilet)?

This is not a commercial project.

So far I've collected two dozen translations. People who've taken a peek at the early draft have asked for more indigenous languages. Maori would be a perfect addition.

Any assistance would be much appreciated!

Thanks,

Lise Broer
Lise Broer
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na“Cha nel mee toiggal.”artyan
na“Cha nel mee toiggal.”artyan


  

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9 hrs
“Cha nel mee toiggal.”


Explanation:
“Cha nel mee toiggal.”

I have located a site, which has the translation of “I don’t understand” and a number of other general phrases (e.g. “Do you speak English?”, etc.) in many languages (as many as 235!!!).

In Maori (New Zealand), “I don’t understand” is “Cha nel mee toiggal”.

I strongly encourage you to visit the site:
http://www.elite.net/~runner/jennifers/understa.htm

and see, if you can locate more phrases there.

Regards.

Artyan




artyan
United States
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Native speaker of: Native in RussianRussian
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9 hrs
“Cha nel mee toiggal.”


Explanation:
“Cha nel mee toiggal.”

I have located a site, which has the translation of “I don’t understand” and a number of other general phrases (e.g. “Do you speak English?”, etc.) in many languages (as many as 235!!!).

In Maori (New Zealand), “I don’t understand” is “Cha nel mee toiggal”.

I strongly encourage you to visit the site:
http://www.elite.net/~runner/jennifers/understa.htm

and see, if you can locate more phrases there.

Regards.

Artyan





    Reference: http://www.elite.net/~runner/jennifers/understa.htm
artyan
United States
Local time: 05:08
Native speaker of: Native in RussianRussian
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