"We" in as many languages as possible?

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"We" in as many languages as possible?

Post by kfg998 » 13 Jan 2011 23:09

Hello everyone -- I did some searching here and couldn't find this answer. I'm looking for translations of the word "we" in as many languages as possible. "We" as reference to people in general, including the speaker and others. Thank you in advance for any help you can provide!

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Re: "We" in as many languages as possible?

Post by Andr » 14 Jan 2011 19:46

français: nous
roumain: noi
italien: noi
espagnol: nosotros
hongrois: mi
russe: мы
serbe/croate: mi
tchèque: my

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Post by ElieDeLeuze » 14 Jan 2011 21:12

romanche: nus
danois: vi
norvégien: vi
allemand: wir
néerlandais: wij (non accentué: we)
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Post by Fuokusu » 14 Jan 2011 21:25

En japonais :

私達 (wata(ku)shitachi) ou 我々 (wareware).
Un Kitsune d'une galaxie lointaine... Oui,c'est moi...

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Re: "We" in as many languages as possible?

Post by kfg998 » 15 Jan 2011 03:22

Thanks so much for the replies -- very helpful!

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Re: "We" in as many languages as possible?

Post by Anuanua » 15 Jan 2011 03:28

EDIT : I answered in French, forgetting the request was in English. Sorry! I hereby change it to English.

In reo tahiti (the language of Tahiti and surrouding Polynesian islands), there are many possible translations depending whether "we" includes the person who is speaking or not. If it does, it is called "inclusive", like in "We will all come to see you". It can also be exclusive like in "We, the Americans, voted for Obama" when said by someone who voted for McCain.

"We" meaning two persons, inclusive : maua [mawa]
"We" meaning two persons, exclusive : taua [tawa]
"We" (more than two) inclusive : matou [mato-u or matow depending on the region]
"We" (more than two) exclusive : tatou [tato-ou or tatow depending on the region]
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I te rahiraa o te taime, mea pāpū aè te reo ia taì mai i te mafatu, e mea haavarevare roa atoā rä o ia.
La langue est souvent plus éloquente, mais aussi plus trompeuse que le coeur.

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Re: "We" in as many languages as possible?

Post by pc2 » 16 Jan 2011 16:56

In Portuguese:
Nós.

In Sanskrit:
We both: आवाम् āvām.
We (all, more than two speakers): वयम् vayam.

In Arabic:
نَحنُ naHnu.

In Latin:
Nos.
Merci de corriger notre français si nécessaire.
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Re: "We" in as many languages as possible?

Post by kfg998 » 18 Jan 2011 04:40

Does anyone know the Chinese translation for "we"?

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Post by leelou » 20 Jan 2011 13:47

In romany : ame
Quand tu te lèves le matin, remercie pour la lumière du jour, la nourriture et le bonheur de vivre. Si tu ne vois pas de raison de remercier, la faute repose en toi-même.
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Re: "We" in as many languages as possible?

Post by Unsui » 20 Jan 2011 15:08

In finnish : me
In north sami: mii
In inuktitut : for 2 persons : uvaguk; for more than 2 persons : uvagut
In gwich'in : verbs are prefixed by ìidì- (ì = i at low tone)

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Re: "We" in as many languages as possible?

Post by Kaykay22 » 22 Jan 2011 07:57

We:
in indonesian: kami/kita
in Chinese: wo men
thx

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Re: "We" in as many languages as possible?

Post by kfg998 » 23 Jan 2011 19:27

thank you!!

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Post by ElieDeLeuze » 27 Jan 2011 19:07

Kaykay22 wrote:in Chinese: wo men
我们 ;)
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Re: "We" in as many languages as possible?

Post by pc2 » 28 Jan 2011 15:08

In Zulu:
Thina (pronounced "t-hee-nuh"; pronunciation in IPA: [ˈtʰi:na]).
Merci de corriger notre français si nécessaire.
Paulo Marcos -- & -- Claudio Marcos
Brasil/Brazil/Brésil

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Re: "We" in as many languages as possible?

Post by Maïwenn » 08 Feb 2011 04:23

Breton: ni

Thai: พวกเรา (puak rao)
Penn ar Bed
The end of the land
Le commencement d'un monde

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