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Aishmember
38 posts
Location: Brooklyn, NY


Posted:
In my office theres this little joke a day thing on the wall over the copy machine we read while waiting for photocopies. Today I read something that inspired this topic's random theme.

In how many languages can you say fire?
(please correct some of these if theyre wrong.)

Chinese - Huo
Dutch - brand
French - Le feu
German - Feuer
Italian - fuoco
Portugese - fogo
Spanish - fuego
Polish - ogie
Maori - ahi; pupuhi
Afrikaans - brand; ontslaan; vuur
Chezk - vyhodit
Danish - skyde; ild
Estorian - tuli; vaimustus
Finnish - tuli
Gaelic - las
Hawaiian - ahi
Hungarian - langolva; allva
Indonesiean - memburakan; api; memecat
Latin - accendo; icendi
Potawatomi - shkota
Seneca - katsista
Norweigan - varme; sparke
Romany - foc
Sanskrit - agni
Swahili - moto
Sumerian - sr
Swedish - eld
Tagalog - apoy; init
Turkish - yangin; atmak
Ukranian - vohoni
Welsh - tananu; saethu; tanio
Hindi - aga; jalana; agni
Lithuanian - ugnis
Kreyol - dife; revoke

Lol, Anything I missed or messed up on?

Aish

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Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire. W. B. Yeats


sunbeamSILVER Member
old hand
1,032 posts
Location: Madrid, United Kingdom


Posted:
Greek

fire = φωτιά, πυρκαγιά, πυροβολώ
fotia, pyrkagia, pyrobolo

"I don't take drugs. I am drugs" - Salvador Dali

sunny


KatBRONZE Member
Pooh-Bah
2,211 posts
Location: London, Wales (UK)


Posted:
Las means Light in Gaelic (Irish), Tine is fire

Japanese - Hi

Come faeries, take me out of this dull world, for I would ride with you upon the wind and dance upon the mountains like a flame.

- W B Yeats


mechBRONZE Member
Carpal \'Tunnel
6,207 posts
Location: "In your ear", United Kingdom


Posted:
you dont need to say fire, ppl know what you mean when you light it, or when you set fire to your hair, so i get by that way!

later days

Step (el-nombrie)


flokiGOLD Member
member
183 posts
Location: brussels, Belgium


Posted:
waw !!! polyglotish !
... just one lil correction : fire in dutch is "vuur" ("brand" is for burning) ...

but please dont understand this wrong ... i really couldnt say it in all these languages ...

this one is on your skills !!!!

Arakrysmember
34 posts
Location: Wageningen, NL


Posted:
quote:
Originally posted by florre:
waw !!! polyglotish !
... just one lil correction : fire in dutch is "vuur" ("brand" is for burning) ...

the phenomena fire: vuur
campfire: kampvuur
fire!! (as in: your house is on fire): brand!
incend: in brand steken, brand stichten
flames: vlammen
spit fire; vuurspugen

I knew an Estonian beaut called Ugne, and she said that that means fire(flame) as well.

Aishmember
38 posts
Location: Brooklyn, NY


Posted:
quote:
Originally posted by Mechhead:
you dont need to say fire, ppl know what you mean when you light it, or when you set fire to your hair, so i get by that way!

later days

The joke a day thing was actually a reference to asking someone for a light to light a cigarette. Hence using the word fire.

Someone actually e-mailed me these:

Tolkien Black Speech - ghaash
Tolkien Queyana (Elf) - Uur; anor
Klingon - moH
Vulcan - yOn
Adelic - buuri

Lol, whatever!

Aish

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Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire. W. B. Yeats


Latexmember
55 posts

Posted:
Pig Latin: irefay

Sorry, had to be done.

skjalffmember
33 posts
Location: Cleveland


Posted:
Russian: Ogon' [agon']


and i somehow doubt it would be "vyhodit" in Chech... i would think that means "comes out"
but whatever

skjalff

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