Can You Identify These Basic Phrases in Different Languages?

By: Becky Stigall
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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?

"Soy de" means "I'm from" in Spanish. You might follow this with "estados unidos" if you're from the U.S.

"Bonjour" means "hello" in what language?

"Bonjour" means "hello" in French. If you were speaking to someone informally, you would say "salut."

"Comment allez-vous?" means "How are you?" in what language?

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

"Hallo" is how you say "hello" in what language?

"Hallo" is how you say "hello" in German. You could also say "Guten Tag."

"Benvenuto" means "welcome" in what language?

"Benvenuto" means "welcome" in Italian. You would say "benvenuti" if you were welcoming more than one person.

"Ciao" means "hello" in what language?

"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.

"¡Hola!" means "hello" in what language?

"¡Hola!" means "hello" in Spanish. Continue with "Mi nombre es ..." to say your name.

"Buenos días" means "good morning" in what language?

"Buenos días" means "good morning" in Spanish. Say "buenas tardes" for good afternoon/evening.

"Comment est-ce que vous vous appelez?" means "What is your name?" in what language?

"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..."

"Wie heisst du?" means "What is your name?" in what language?

"Wie heisst du?" means "What is your name?" in German. To say "My name is..." say "Ich heisse..."

"Es freut mich, dich kennen zu lernen" means "I am pleased to meet you" in what language?

"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."

"Adiós" means "goodbye" in what language?

"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."

"Come va?" means "How are you?" in what language?

"Come va?" means "How are you?" in Italian. Reply to this with "Bene grazie. E tu?"

"D'où êtes-vous?" means "Where are you from?" in what language?

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

"No sé" means "I don't know" in what language?

"No sé" means "I don't know" in Spanish. You can say "Entiendo" or "Comprendo" for "I understand."

"Bonjour" means "hello" in what language?

"Bonjour" means "hello" or "good morning" in French. Say "bonsoir" for "good evening."

"Guten Morgen" means "good morning" in what language?

"Guten Morgen" means "good morning" in German. Say "Guten Tag" for "hello" or "good afternoon."

"Come ti chiami?" means "What is your name?" in what language?

"Come ti chiami?" means "What is your name?" in Italian. To say "My name is...," say "Mi chiamo..."

"Bonne journée" means "Have a nice day" in what langauge?

"Bonne journée" means "have a nice day" in French. Say "Bonne chance" for "good luck."

"Piacere" means "pleased to meet you" in what language?

"Piacere" means "pleased to meet you" in Italian. You might want to follow this with "Mi chiamo...," which means "my name is..."

"Guten Abend" means "good evening" in what language?

"Guten Abend" means "good evening" in German. Say "Gute Nacht" for "good night."

"¿Habla inglés?" means "Do you speak English?" in what language?

"¿Habla inglés?" means "Do you speak English?" in Spanish. "¿Habla usted español?" means "Do you speak Spanish?"

"Schönen Tag noch" means "Have a nice day" in what language?

"Schönen Tag noch" means "Have a nice day" in German. Say "Auf Wiedersehen" for "Goodbye."

"Da dove vieni?" means "Where are you from?" in what language?

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

"Je ne comprends pas" means "I don't understand" in what language?

"Je ne comprends pas" means "I don't understand" in French. Say "Je ne sais pas" for "I don't know."

"Buongiorno" means "good morning" in what language?

"Buongiorno" means "good morning" in Italian. "Buon pomeriggio" means "good afternoon."

"Parlez-vous anglais?" means "Do you speak English?" in what language?

"Parlez-vous anglais?" means "Do you speak English?" in French. "Parlez-vous français?" means "Do you speak French?"

"¡Perdón!" means "excuse me" in what language?

"¡Perdón!" means "excuse me" in Spanish. It also means "sorry."

"Excusez-moi" means "excuse me" in what language?

"Excusez-moi" means "excuse me" in French. It can also be used to say "sorry."

"Ich verstehe nicht" means "I don't understand" in what language?

"Ich verstehe nicht" means "I don't understand" in German. If you do understand, say "Ich verstehe."

"Por favor" means "please" in what language?

"Por favor" means "please" in Spanish. You would say "Gracias" for "thank you."

"¡Ayuda!" means "help" in what language?

"¡Ayuda!" means "help" in Spanish. Say "¡Déjeme en paz!" if you need to say "leave me alone."

"S'il vous plaît" means "please" in what language?

"S'il vous plaît" means "please" in French. "Merci" means "thank you."

"Ja" means "yes" in what language?

"Ja" means "yes" in German. "Nein" means "no" and "vielleicht" means "maybe."

"Buonasera" means "good evening" in what language?

"Buonasera" means "good evening" in Italian. "Buonanotte" means "good night" and "ciao" means "goodbye.

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