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America And Britain In Many Languages

Wed Nov 08, 2006 12:18 pm

English:

The United States of America
The United Kingdom

Indonesian:

Amerika Syarikat (USA)
Britan (UK)

Chinese:

mei lie jian he zhong guo (USA)
da bu lie dian ji bei ai er lan luo he wang guo (UK)

Arabic:

Amerikeya (???)
Britannia (???)

what is USA and UK in your language?
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RE: America And Britain In Many Languages

Wed Nov 08, 2006 3:56 pm

Estados Unidos da América (USA)

Reino Unido de Grã-Bretahna e Irlanda do Norte (UK of GB and NI)
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RE: America And Britain In Many Languages

Wed Nov 08, 2006 4:03 pm

In French:

Etats-Unis d'Amérique

Royaume-Uni
 
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RE: America And Britain In Many Languages

Wed Nov 08, 2006 4:05 pm

The trouble with Britain/UK is you always have to be quite specific which of the two you mean - they are not the same thing


eg United Kingdom = le Royaume Uni

but

Great Britain ( which is not the same thing as the UK ) = la grande Bretagne


and

The British Isles ( which is different again from either of the above ) =
Les Iles Britanniques


and finally England ( that is the funny little country to the South of Scotland and to the East of Wales ) = Angleterre

My Flemish is even worse than my French so I am not even going to try in that language

[Edited 2006-11-08 08:07:23]
 
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RE: America And Britain In Many Languages

Wed Nov 08, 2006 4:15 pm

Russian:

(USA) - abbreviation is "США" stands for "Соединенные Штаты Америки"

(Great Britain) - "Великобритания"

(England) - "Англия"

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RE: America And Britain In Many Languages

Wed Nov 08, 2006 4:33 pm

Quoting Aeroflot777 (Reply 4):
Russian:

(USA) - abbreviation is "§³§º§¡" stands for "§³§à§Ö§Õ§Ú§ß§Ö§ß§ß§í§Ö §º§ä§Ñ§ä§í §¡§Þ§Ö§â§Ú§Ü§Ú"

(Great Britain) - "§£§Ö§Ý§Ú§Ü§à§Ò§â§Ú§ä§Ñ§ß§Ú§ñ"

(England) - "§¡§ß§Ô§Ý§Ú§ñ"

my russian is quite rusty but is that pronounced as

Sodineiivye Shtatv Ameriki (USA)

Berikovritanya (Great Britain)

Angriya (England)

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RE: America And Britain In Many Languages

Wed Nov 08, 2006 4:46 pm

Español:

Estados Unidos de América (USA)

Gran Bretaña (Great Britain)

Inglaterra (England)
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RE: America And Britain In Many Languages

Wed Nov 08, 2006 4:59 pm

Quoting Shinkai (Reply 5):

my russian is quite rusty but is that pronounced as

Sodineiivye Shtatv Ameriki (USA)

Berikovritanya (Great Britain)

Angriya (England)

?

(USA) - Soedinyonnie Shtati Ameriki
(Great Britain) - Velikobritaniya
(England) - Angliya

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RE: America And Britain In Many Languages

Wed Nov 08, 2006 5:06 pm

Swedish:
USA - Amerikas Förenta Stater

UK - Storbritannien

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RE: America And Britain In Many Languages

Wed Nov 08, 2006 5:23 pm

In Norwegian------------På Norsk:
-USA:-------- Amerikas forente stater
-Great Britain: Storbritannia

Quoting Shinkai (Thread starter):

Arabic:

Amerikeya (???)
Britannia (???)

USA : Al wilayat al muttahidah al Ameriqiyah
Uk : Al mimlakah al mutahidah al baritaniyah

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RE: America And Britain In Many Languages

Wed Nov 08, 2006 6:19 pm

In German:

USA = Vereinigte Staaten von Amerika
UK = Vereinigtes Königreich
GB = Grossbritannien

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RE: America And Britain In Many Languages

Wed Nov 08, 2006 6:57 pm

Quoting Oldeuropean (Reply 10):
In German:

USA = Vereinigte Staaten von Amerika
UK = Vereinigtes Königreich
GB = Grossbritannien

As an old european you should know that Groß is still written with ß even with the new grammar...  Wink

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RE: America And Britain In Many Languages

Wed Nov 08, 2006 7:06 pm

In Italian:

USA = Stati Uniti d'America
GB = Gran Bretagna
UK = Regno Unito
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RE: America And Britain In Many Languages

Wed Nov 08, 2006 7:15 pm

United States of America (USA) = Estats Units d'Amèrica (EUA)
United Kingdom = Regne Unit
Great Britain = Gran Bretanya

England = Anglaterra
Scotland = Escòcia
Wales = Gal·les
Northern Ireland = Irlanda del Nord

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RE: America And Britain In Many Languages

Wed Nov 08, 2006 7:56 pm

Quoting Kiwiandrew (Reply 3):
The trouble with Britain/UK is you always have to be quite specific which of the two you mean - they are not the same thing

[quote=Cedars747,reply=9]Al wilayat

but I would be more favourable to the "United Provinces ... " and would recommend "al-Dawlatun al Muttahida .... "

Quoting Jush (Reply 11):
an old european you should know that Gro� is still written with � even with the new grammar...

but NOT so in Switzerland where the double-s was cancelled in the first decade of the 20th century, and so it is Grossbritannien, Strasse, Masse, Klasse, Hass, krass etc
 
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RE: America And Britain In Many Languages

Wed Nov 08, 2006 8:20 pm

Quoting Oldeuropean (Reply 10):
GB = Grossbritannien

gross britanian HAHAHA
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RE: America And Britain In Many Languages

Wed Nov 08, 2006 8:28 pm

I thought American in Arabic was Amricaan or something similar??
 
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RE: America And Britain In Many Languages

Wed Nov 08, 2006 8:46 pm

Quoting Thomson735 (Reply 17):
American in Arabic was Amricaan

Amerikiya, so that it is al-Dawlatun al-Muttahida al-Amerikiya and American Airlines therefore al-Qutut al-Shawiya al-Amerikiya
 
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RE: America And Britain In Many Languages

Wed Nov 08, 2006 10:50 pm

Quoting Jush (Reply 11):
As an old european you should know that Groß is still written with ß even with the new grammar...


Jush (you young nitpicker ), as a German, I know that Groß is written with "ß". But I have had several times, problems to use ä, ö, ü and ß here on a.net. Sometimes it works and sometimes not. So I used "ss".

Please look on the quote of your reply on the reply #14 of ME AVN FAN. Do you see what I mean?

A.net is a danger for umlauts and ßs Big grin.

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[Edited 2006-11-08 15:12:42]
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RE: America And Britain In Many Languages

Wed Nov 08, 2006 11:01 pm

Quoting Thomson735 (Reply 17):
I thought American in Arabic was Amricaan or something similar??

American in Arabic is : Amriki

Quoting ME AVN FAN (Reply 18):
al-Dawlatun al-Muttahida al-Amerikiya

Al-Dawlah in Arabic is Republic in English
Since USA is States in arabic Wilayat
USA= Al Wilayat al mutahidah al Amerikiyah

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RE: America And Britain In Many Languages

Wed Nov 08, 2006 11:40 pm

Quoting Cedars747 (Reply 20):
Al-Dawlah in Arabic is Republic in English

the official name of Kuwait is "Dawlat al-Kuwait" and the official name of Qatar is "Dawlat Qatar", while Joumhouriya is the Republic. Wilayat originates from the Ottoman Empire and is a province, as Algeria for instance has 48 Wilayatan, and while the term in Algeria is Arabic and refers to the Ottoman "Wilajets" the Algerian Wilayatan are clearly sisters of the French Departements.
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And it is obvious that the "States" of the USA in a way ARE "Republics" and NOT Wilayatan.
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RE: America And Britain In Many Languages

Thu Nov 09, 2006 12:49 am

Quoting Shinkai (Thread starter):
Amerikeya (???)
Britannia (???

Al Wilayat Al Amreekiyah Al Motahidah/Amreeka - United States of America/America
Al Mamlakah Al Motaheda/Bretania - United Kingdom/Britain
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RE: America And Britain In Many Languages

Thu Nov 09, 2006 1:02 am

Quoting QR332 (Reply 22):
Al Wilayat Al Amreekiyah Al Motahidah/Amreeka - United States of America

accepted, BUT I discussed the use of Wilayat already in the 80ies with 2 Palestinian language teachers who insisted on the Wilayat-term and told them that the use of that word in a way is deregatory. Similar in a way to Algeria, which properly is al-Djaza'eriya but they insisted "to us it simply is el-Djaza'er for the whole country, not only the city " .
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and, as you are in Qatar, WHY does Qatar have the word Dawlat in its official name instead of Imarat ?
 
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RE: America And Britain In Many Languages

Thu Nov 09, 2006 1:03 am

Polish:

USA: Stany Zjednoczone Ameryki Polnocnej
America: Ameryka

UK: Zjednoczone Krolestwo Wielkiej Brytanii i Irlandii Polnocnej
GB: Wielka Brytania
England: Anglia
Scotland: Szkocja
Wales: Walia


Dutch:

US: Verenigde Staten
UK: Verenigd Koninkrijk van Groot-Brittanie en Noord-Ierland
England: Engeland
Scotland: Schotland
Wales: Wales

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RE: America And Britain In Many Languages

Thu Nov 09, 2006 1:24 am

Quoting ME AVN FAN (Reply 21):
And it is obvious that the "States" of the USA in a way ARE "Republics" and NOT Wilayatan

Anyways,USA in Arabic is Al wilayat Al-mutahidah Al Ameriqiyah
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RE: America And Britain In Many Languages

Thu Nov 09, 2006 1:42 am

Quoting ME AVN FAN (Reply 23):
accepted, BUT I discussed the use of Wilayat already in the 80ies with 2 Palestinian language teachers who insisted on the Wilayat-term and told them that the use of that word in a way is deregatory. Similar in a way to Algeria, which properly is al-Djaza'eriya but they insisted "to us it simply is el-Djaza'er for the whole country, not only the city " .
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and, as you are in Qatar, WHY does Qatar have the word Dawlat in its official name instead of Imarat ?

The term is in no way derogatory, it is simply the equivalent of state - the term does originate from the Ottoman times but is used extensively; as time moves on, the meaning of words evolves and while it might have meant one thing 100 years ago, the term refers to broader things today. Also, how in the world can it be considered derogatory?

As for Qatar, Qatar is not an Emirate, it is an independent country, hence it is a dawlah - while technically emirate does refer to a country ruled by an emir, it used only in the UAE today; Kuwait can also technically be considered an emarah but it is also called a dawlah.

Quoting Thomson735 (Reply 17):
I thought American in Arabic was Amricaan or something similar??

Amricaan is simply the plural of American... America is Amreeka in Arabic.

Quoting ME AVN FAN (Reply 14):
but I would be more favourable to the "United Provinces ... " and would recommend "al-Dawlatun al Muttahida .... "

A dawlah is an independent country, wilayah refers to a dependent state, hence it is the correct usage of the term. It is like changing the name of the USA to UDA - United Districts of America.
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RE: America And Britain In Many Languages

Thu Nov 09, 2006 1:42 am

Quoting Carmenlu15 (Reply 6):
Español:

Estados Unidos de América (USA)

In Spanish I usually see it written: los EEUU or los Estados Unidos. Confuses a lot of non-Spanish speakers who don't know about plural abbreviations.
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