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teknogeekSaturday 15th of January 2005 05:15:33 AM
Simple Phrase Phrases - Hi Everyone!

We're working on a project to translate days of the week, months of the year, numbers, colors, greetings and question words into as many languages as possible [url=]here[/url]. If you're interested in contributing, please drop by. You'd get full credit for your work, plus a link to your own site if you'd like.

Many thanks in advance!
MerySaturday 15th of January 2005 05:51:32 AM
- Hi teknogeek,

I've noticed some mistakes in your French section. If you want me to correct them, feel free to PM me :)
MerySunday 16th of January 2005 04:25:30 AM
- Bonjour Tina :)

I wanted to send you a PM, but it didn't work :( so I decided to post my reply here. I hope this PM issue will be solved soon.

Voici la correction des phrases de ton site web.

J'ai remarqué des erreurs dans deux catégories:

NUMBERS : seize = 16 (and not sieze)

GREETINGS : Comment t'appelles-tu? (don't forget the 's' and the hyphen) AND comment vous appelez-vous? (only one 'l')

I would have translated 'where are you from' by d'où venez-vous? and d'où viens-tu?

de l'Australie = d'Australie (it sounds better)

!!! s'il te plaît !!! (s'il tu plait is 100% wrong)

I think the rest is ok :D

Don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions about French. I'm here to help :)

Au revoir!

PS: in the German section, there are also some mistakes.
Schwarz (without a 't')
No need to write 'dir' or 'du' with a capital letter
I would have written wie heißen sie (and not wie heissen sie), but I'm not a native speaker, so you should ask someone else :)

AnyaMonday 17th of January 2005 03:21:36 AM
- PM problems should be fixed now. Please email me at anya at phrasebase dot com if you still have problems using the PM system. Alternatively you can contact me by instant messengers:

AIM: kayguarnay
MSN: kayguarnay@hotmail
YIM: mtclimber_81

Please let me know if there are ever any problems.

teknogeekMonday 17th of January 2005 05:27:42 AM
- Hi Mery and Anya!

Thanks for the replies!

Mery, I appreciate your help with the French and German. As a [bad] habit, I capitalize Du and Dir, as that is what my friends in Germany do when they email me. It's not grammatically correct, but it's an informal way of being polite.

I was taught with German that any verb that mimics the verb's infinitive: i.e. "Sie heissen", "Wir müssen" etc. should never have a "ß". German grammar rules have changed sigificantly since I first started to learn it, so I think I'll check with some of my German friends just to make sure.

Thanks again for correcting the mistakes on the site!

Anya, thanks for your help with the PM system.

Best wishes to you both!

vinoseTuesday 18th of January 2005 03:49:00 PM
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rbrumaTuesday 18th of January 2005 10:39:19 PM
Romanian - Hi teknogeek.

I could help you w/ the Romanian section. Please PM me if the help is still needed.

teknogeekWednesday 02nd of February 2005 09:09:10 AM
- Thanks for all of the assistance provided so far!

Simple Phrases are still needed for dozens of languages. If you're interested, please visit our site:


Warm regards,
royaletulipFriday 06th of May 2005 10:07:05 AM
- Im frm malaysia.. I can help you in malay language if you ever need it...
NeilSaturday 07th of May 2005 02:56:54 PM
- Hi!

"ss" in German comes after a short vowel sound, = "dass" or "Hass" and the "scharfes s (ß) " after a long sound, so "heißen" or "ich weiß" would be correct.
dawn lorraineFriday 20th of May 2005 12:47:30 PM
- Hi technogeek:) I wuold have wanted to help. But I think my national language isn't part of what you need.