Can You Identify These Basic Phrases in Different Languages?

By: Becky Stigall

Can You Identify These Basic Phrases in Different Languages?
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"Je t'aime," "te amo," "ich liebe dich" and "ti amo" mean "I love you" in French, Spanish, German and Italian. Can you identify these other common phrases?
"Soy de" means "I'm from" in what language?
French
Spanish
"Soy de" means "I'm from" in Spanish. You might follow this with "estados unidos" if you're from the U.S.
German
Italian

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"Bonjour" means "hello" in what language?
French
"Bonjour" means "hello" in French. If you were speaking to someone informally, you would say "salut."
Spanish
German
Italian

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"Comment allez-vous?" means "How are you?" in what language?
French
"Comment allez-vous?" means "How are you?" in French. The reply to this would be "Ça va bien, merci. Vous?"
Spanish
German
Italian

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"Hallo" is how you say "hello" in what language?
French
Spanish
German
"Hallo" is how you say "hello" in German. You could also say "Guten Tag."
Italian

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"Benvenuto" means "welcome" in what language?
French
Spanish
German
Italian
"Benvenuto" means "welcome" in Italian. You would say "benvenuti" if you were welcoming more than one person.

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"Ciao" means "hello" in what language?
French
Spanish
German
Italian
"Ciao" means "hello" in Italian. If you were saying "hello" on the phone, you would say "pronto," which indicates that you're ready to speak.

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"¡Hola!" means "hello" in what language?
Spanish
"¡Hola!" means "hello" in Spanish. Continue with "Mi nombre es ..." to say your name.
French
German
Italian

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"Buenos días" means "good morning" in what language?
French
Spanish
"Buenos días" means "good morning" in Spanish. Say "buenas tardes" for good afternoon/evening.
German
Italian

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"Comment est-ce que vous vous appelez?" means "What is your name?" in what language?
French
"Comment est-ce que vous vous appelez?" means "What is your name?" in French. Reply to this with "Je m'appelle... " to say "My name is..."
Spanish
German
Italian

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"Wie heisst du?" means "What is your name?" in what language?
French
Spanish
German
"Wie heisst du?" means "What is your name?" in German. To say "My name is..." say "Ich heisse..."
Italian

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"Es freut mich, dich kennen zu lernen" means "I am pleased to meet you" in what language?
French
Spanish
German
"Es freut mich, dich kennen zu lernen" means "I am pleased to meet you" in German. You could also say "Schön, dich kennen zu lernen."
Italian

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"Adiós" means "goodbye" in what language?
French
Spanish
"Adiós" means "goodbye" in Spanish. Other ways to say goodbye include "Hasta luego," "Hasta la vista," and "Hasta mañana." The latter means "See you tomorrow."
German
Italian

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"Come va?" means "How are you?" in what language?
French
Spanish
German
Italian
"Come va?" means "How are you?" in Italian. Reply to this with "Bene grazie. E tu?"

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"D'où êtes-vous?" means "Where are you from?" in what language?
French
"D'où êtes-vous?" means "Where are you from?" in French. Reply to this with "Je viens de..." to say "I'm from..."
Spanish
German
English

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"No sé" means "I don't know" in what language?
French
Spanish
"No sé" means "I don't know" in Spanish. You can say "Entiendo" or "Comprendo" for "I understand."
German
Italian

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"Bonjour" means "hello" in what language?
French
"Bonjour" means "hello" or "good morning" in French. Say "bonsoir" for "good evening."
Spanish
German
Italian

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"Guten Morgen" means "good morning" in what language?
French
Spanish
German
"Guten Morgen" means "good morning" in German. Say "Guten Tag" for "hello" or "good afternoon."
Italian

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"Come ti chiami?" means "What is your name?" in what language?
French
Spanish
German
Italian
"Come ti chiami?" means "What is your name?" in Italian. To say "My name is...," say "Mi chiamo..."

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"Bonne journée" means "Have a nice day" in what langauge?
French
"Bonne journée" means "have a nice day" in French. Say "Bonne chance" for "good luck."
Spanish
German
Italian

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"Piacere" means "pleased to meet you" in what language?
French
Spanish
German
Italian
"Piacere" means "pleased to meet you" in Italian. You might want to follow this with "Mi chiamo...," which means "my name is..."

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"Guten Abend" means "good evening" in what language?
French
Spanish
German
"Guten Abend" means "good evening" in German. Say "Gute Nacht" for "good night."
Italian

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"¿Habla inglés?" means "Do you speak English?" in what language?
French
Spanish
"¿Habla inglés?" means "Do you speak English?" in Spanish. "¿Habla usted español?" means "Do you speak Spanish?"
German
Italian

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"Schönen Tag noch" means "Have a nice day" in what language?
French
Spanish
German
"Schönen Tag noch" means "Have a nice day" in German. Say "Auf Wiedersehen" for "Goodbye."
Italian

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"Da dove vieni?" means "Where are you from?" in what language?
French
Spanish
German
Italian
"Da dove vieni?" means "Where are you from?" in Italian. Reply to this with "Vengo da ..." to say "I'm from..."

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"Je ne comprends pas" means "I don't understand" in what language?
French
"Je ne comprends pas" means "I don't understand" in French. Say "Je ne sais pas" for "I don't know."
Spanish
German
English

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"Buongiorno" means "good morning" in what language?
French
Spanish
German
Italian
"Buongiorno" means "good morning" in Italian. "Buon pomeriggio" means "good afternoon."

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"Parlez-vous anglais?" means "Do you speak English?" in what language?
French
"Parlez-vous anglais?" means "Do you speak English?" in French. "Parlez-vous français?" means "Do you speak French?"
Spanish
German
Italian

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"¡Perdón!" means "excuse me" in what language?
French
Spanish
"¡Perdón!" means "excuse me" in Spanish. It also means "sorry."
German
Italian

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"Excusez-moi" means "excuse me" in what language?
French
"Excusez-moi" means "excuse me" in French. It can also be used to say "sorry."
Spanish
German
Italian

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"Ich verstehe nicht" means "I don't understand" in what language?
French
Spanish
German
"Ich verstehe nicht" means "I don't understand" in German. If you do understand, say "Ich verstehe."
Italian

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"Por favor" means "please" in what language?
French
Spanish
"Por favor" means "please" in Spanish. You would say "Gracias" for "thank you."
German
Italian

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"¡Ayuda!" means "help" in what language?
French
Spanish
"¡Ayuda!" means "help" in Spanish. Say "¡Déjeme en paz!" if you need to say "leave me alone."
German
Italian

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"S'il vous plaît" means "please" in what language?
French
"S'il vous plaît" means "please" in French. "Merci" means "thank you."
Spanish
German
Italian

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"Ja" means "yes" in what language?
French
Spanish
German
"Ja" means "yes" in German. "Nein" means "no" and "vielleicht" means "maybe."
Italian

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"Buonasera" means "good evening" in what language?
French
Spanish
German
Italian
"Buonasera" means "good evening" in Italian. "Buonanotte" means "good night" and "ciao" means "goodbye.

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