Share your native language?

JohnWZiegler

I'm a chess lover, and I'm also a language lover... Since I've discovered Chess.com, when I play opponents on Live Chess I like to try to find out from them, through the chat box, how one would say "Good game!" (or the equivalent) in their native language (my native/only language being English.)

I'd love to collect as many as I can! Would anybody like to enlighten me for any languages that he/she speaks fluently?

Feel free to add to/correct the list I already have...

PS. If your language is in a script other than Roman, Greek, or Cyrillic, can you include its own alphabet, and also a Roman transliteration?

This is what I have so far:

 

ROMANIAN- bine jucat

SPANISH- buen juego/buena partida?

FRENCH- bon jeu

ITALIAN- buon giuoco

ICELANDIC- takk fyrir skákina

NORWEGIAN- takk for kampen

SWEDISH- bra match

DUTCH- goed gespeeld

GERMAN- Du spielst gut

RUSSIAN- Khoroshaya partiya

SLOVENIAN- dobra igra

BULGARIAN- dobra igra

POLISH- dobra gra

ARMENIAN-  lav xax

MALAYALAM- nalla kali

TELUGU- baaga adavu; manchi aata adavu

HINDI- tu aache khela hey

FARSI- baziye khoobi bood

KHMER- orrb orr saa tor- (congratulations); neaak leng baan laaorr- (you played well)

KOREAN- johun gaeim 좋은개임

INDONESIAN- mantap; permainan yang bagus

MALAY- Perlawanan yang bagus

FIJIAN- akka bakka

SHONA-urikugona kutamba

BEMBA- mkwai

TURKISH- iyi oyun

 

Thanks friends!

separatetrollaccount

I'm trying to learn how to call people "fool" in their native language.

The only one I know besides English so far is Estonian, LOL.

Stolen_Authenticity

Ever try the 'Google' translator, page? .. It will not only answer, your specific inquiry; But, {if still Not 95% 'perfect' overall, I est.}; How to type or pronounce, most anything; In a plethora, of languages!  0:

Till_98

German translation is wrong. good game in German means "gut gespielt". as you can see it looks similar to the dutch saying.

Mr_Nosegaffeier
JohnWZiegler hat geschrieben:

I'm a chess lover, and I'm also a language lover... Since I've discovered Chess.com, when I play opponents on Live Chess I like to try to find out from them, through the chat box, how one would say "Good game!" (or the equivalent) in their native language (my native/only language being English.)

I'd love to collect as many as I can! Would anybody like to enlighten me for any languages that he/she speaks fluently?

Feel free to add to/correct the list I already have...

PS. If your language is in a script other than Roman, Greek, or Cyrillic, can you include its own alphabet, and also a Roman transliteration?

This is what I have so far:

 

ROMANIAN- bine jucat

SPANISH- buen juego/buena partida?

FRENCH- bon jeu

ITALIAN- buon giuoco

ICELANDIC- takk fyrir skákina

NORWEGIAN- takk for kampen

SWEDISH- bra match

DUTCH- goed gespeeld

GERMAN- Du spielst gut

RUSSIAN- Khoroshaya partiya

SLOVENIAN- dobra igra

BULGARIAN- dobra igra

POLISH- dobra gra

ARMENIAN-  lav xax

MALAYALAM- nalla kali

TELUGU- baaga adavu; manchi aata adavu

HINDI- tu aache khela hey

FARSI- baziye khoobi bood

KHMER- orrb orr saa tor- (congratulations); neaak leng baan laaorr- (you played well)

KOREAN- johun gaeim 좋은개임

INDONESIAN- mantap; permainan yang bagus

MALAY- Perlawanan yang bagus

FIJIAN- akka bakka

SHONA-urikugona kutamba

BEMBA- mkwai

TURKISH- iyi oyun

 

Thanks friends!

the german one is not correct. Good game means Gutes Spiel. While Well played means Gut gespielt. Gespielt is the past form of play .to play= spielen, played=gespielt, so basicly its a word per word translation Good(gutes) Game(Spiel)

Pulpofeira

For Spanish, buen juego if they are on your side of the pond, buena partida for Spaniards.

MonkeyH

That is correct

Also my native language is Frisian even though everyone speaks Dutch :P

in Frisian it's: goed spile 

 

Pulpofeira

I was about to say that!

madhacker

I'm pretty sure Welsh would be "chwarae da" (literally meaning well played)

I'm from the predominantly English-speaking part of Wales and am not fluent in Welsh so I can't swear to this.

axbizz

Yo hablo español

SamClam

Sput kinut .. inuit

Suman3

HINDI- tu aache khela hey

well that's not correct,it simply means you played with both hands,and it also means your hands are dirty,and also the game you played stinks to high heaven, But not 'good game'! ;D

MortalWombat

Labhraím Gaeilge :)

JohnWZiegler

@Stolen_Authenticity: I haven't used Google Translator, mainly because I know that the phrase I'm looking for is idiomatic… for instance, not everyone will literally say "Good game" though that's the meaning I'm looking for… for instance in Icelandic they're saying, more or less, 'thanks for the chess'...

JohnWZiegler

@ Mr_Nosegaffeier & Till_98:   thanks for the German corrections…

JohnWZiegler

@Suman3: Did someone trick me into saying something not nice for Hindi? What would the correct polite phrase be after a game is done?

Sanju_1996d

in hindi you can say ' badhiya khel hua' 'aapne acha khela' the later roughly translates to you played well. good game might translate into ' acha khel' or ' mast khela'

Sanju_1996d

and I disagree with suman3 comment stating the translation you've is not nice, yeah its not correct but it never in hell translates to anything dirty. 'tu acha khela hey' translates to ' you played well'. I request suman3 to not misguide others. :)

smartbryce

Good game in Danish is Godt spil

blueemu

I'm Canadian, so it would be:

Good game, eh?