"We" in as many languages as possible?

Besoin d'une traduction dans toutes les langues possibles ?
Do you need something translated into as many languages as possible?

Moderators: kokoyaya, Beaumont

kfg998
Membre / Member
Posts: 4
Joined: 13 Jan 2011 22:59

"We" in as many languages as possible?

Post by kfg998 »

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!

Kirsten
Andr
Membre / Member
Posts: 214
Joined: 05 Jan 2010 18:33
Location: Timişoara, Roumanie

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

Post by Andr »

français: nous
roumain: noi
italien: noi
espagnol: nosotros
hongrois: mi
russe: мы
serbe/croate: mi
tchèque: my
User avatar
ElieDeLeuze
Membre / Member
Posts: 4865
Joined: 08 Jun 2005 00:20
Location: Lörrach

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

Post by ElieDeLeuze »

romanche: nus
danois: vi
norvégien: vi
allemand: wir
néerlandais: wij (non accentué: we)
www.rtr.ch - Tgi che sa rumantsch sa dapli
User avatar
Fuokusu
Membre / Member
Posts: 2608
Joined: 26 Jul 2005 17:55

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

Post by Fuokusu »

En japonais :

私達 (wata(ku)shitachi) ou 我々 (wareware).
Un Kitsune d'une galaxie lointaine... Oui,c'est moi...
kfg998
Membre / Member
Posts: 4
Joined: 13 Jan 2011 22:59

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

Post by kfg998 »

Thanks so much for the replies -- very helpful!
User avatar
Anuanua
Membre / Member
Posts: 3868
Joined: 05 Aug 2007 09:58
Location: Laval, Québec, Canada

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

Post by Anuanua »

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]
Last edited by Anuanua on 18 Jan 2011 05:00, edited 1 time in total.
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.
User avatar
pc2
Membre / Member
Posts: 5299
Joined: 18 Feb 2005 13:21
Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brasil

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

Post by pc2 »

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.
Paulo Marcos -- & -- Claudio Marcos
Brasil/Brazil/Brésil
kfg998
Membre / Member
Posts: 4
Joined: 13 Jan 2011 22:59

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

Post by kfg998 »

Does anyone know the Chinese translation for "we"?
User avatar
leelou
Membre / Member
Posts: 4186
Joined: 29 Nov 2003 05:53
Location: Belgique

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

Post by leelou »

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.
Tecumseh, chef shawni
User avatar
Unsui
Membre / Member
Posts: 173
Joined: 04 Oct 2006 09:55

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

Post by Unsui »

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)
Kaykay22
Membre / Member
Posts: 45
Joined: 22 Jan 2011 07:20
Location: Indonesia

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

Post by Kaykay22 »

We:
in indonesian: kami/kita
in Chinese: wo men
thx
kfg998
Membre / Member
Posts: 4
Joined: 13 Jan 2011 22:59

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

Post by kfg998 »

thank you!!
User avatar
ElieDeLeuze
Membre / Member
Posts: 4865
Joined: 08 Jun 2005 00:20
Location: Lörrach

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

Post by ElieDeLeuze »

Kaykay22 wrote:in Chinese: wo men
我们 ;)
www.rtr.ch - Tgi che sa rumantsch sa dapli
User avatar
pc2
Membre / Member
Posts: 5299
Joined: 18 Feb 2005 13:21
Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brasil

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

Post by pc2 »

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
User avatar
Maïwenn
Modératrice Arts & Litté.
Posts: 17274
Joined: 14 Nov 2003 17:36
Location: O Breiz ma bro

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

Post by Maïwenn »

Breton: ni

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