I wanted to say OPA! Which is Greek for cheers...what word do you use in your native language to express joy and happiness?
"Howdy, y'all! How's ya mama and dem? Ya hongry?" (in deep southernese)
Hey! What's up? My term for joy and happiness is Woo Whoo! And some times OMG depending on what's going on.
'Good morning' or 'Hello there' are my own personal ways of greeting people. As for excitement, I normally just say 'oh, that's good,' while trying to remain as calm as possible.
Yep, we have that in Birmingham too, although it sounds more like awwll roight!! hehe
Howzit goin mate?
Depending on who I'm greeting...
From August 1st 2012... we have a new law that states we must seduce tourists with our culture... but personally I don't think hitting them with sticks or poking our tongues out at them is very welcoming!
My usual greetings are..
Hi! How are you?
or, with my fellow Filipinos... Hoy, kumusta na?
To express joy or happiness, I usually utter...
Oh, that's wonderful! Awesome! Oh OMG! Wow! Cheers!
Hi! Komusta? ---when I´m in the Philippines or meeting my Filipino friends in Germany.
Hallo! Wie geht´s?--- when I´m in my second country, Germany.
These all means, how are you in both languages.
Ciao a tutti! -- "Hi you all" in Italian (when you meet a group of friends)
Mae govannen is not my native tongue, but it's the first words that spring to mind. ("Well met," but I'll leave it to someone else to identify the language.)
Why, yes, I'm a nerd.
it is 'ni hao' here unless it is the boss when it is 'ning hao'
or the wife when it's 'where's my coffee!'
or her to me 'go and wash before you come near me!'
Well, when it comes to 'toasting' good will or joy it is merely, "Cheers" (just like the tv sitcom)
cheers to you
Cześć or just hej. Or if you don't know the person very well or they are your superior, you say dzień dobry.
Not my native tongue, but my grandparents'. The rest of us speak Poglish, which is the most terrible stuff. A person in Poland would never understand it, we call it Chicago Polish. It's like a mix between Polish and English with like Polish words but an English sentence structure.
I crafted a letter to the diocese in my family's hometown in Poland and they sent me a letter back saying something along the lines of, "Please write in English. It would be easier for us." Their letter was written in Polish and I was able to understand it, but they couldn't understand me. Oops!
In our area there are a lot of like third and even fourth generation American Poles that still speak Polish and it's the same version of Polish that they spoke in Poland like in the 1880s-1910s so Poles who come and visit think our Polish sounds very archaic.
I don't know, we all speak English too, but for some reason when you talk to your grandparents, even though many of them were born here... you don't speak English, it's Polish. I'm mostly talking about friends' grandparents here, I never met my Polish grandparents, they were long time passed before I was born.
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Hi, Greeting from Singapore. Just to say Hello to everyone in the forum. I'm very new here, just join today. Still don't really have the hang of it yet, hoping to learn from you guys. Your comments are my improvement. Thanks.....Cheers..
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