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Flower fairy
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Posted:Hello lovely peeps

I have seen a thread on this but cant for the life of me find it!

Basically I was wondering if anyone knew how to say Paraffin in German and Thai and also where the best places to buy are in these countries as this will be essential to my holiday fun and firey frolics this year!

Thanks in advance



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Posted:ich scheine, mein glockenspeil verloren zu haben und Angelegenheiten hinzuzufgen, die ich etwas Kerosin fr mein Luftkissenfahrzeug bentige. Wann kann ich einiges finden?

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bender
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Posted:hay flower fairy, perhaps it would be a goodly time to grab a hungarian phrasebook! possibly

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Flower fairy
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Posted:Will definately need the phrase book to work out what flid's just said!

Bender I just thought some of you worldly peeps would know these things so I could skip looking it up cos the phrase book doesnt tell me where to find it..... especially in Thailand. Oh well I shall make it my mission to find a German and a Thai person today and ask them.... Thanks anyway



ps. Hungarian isnt gonna help me anyway silly!!!


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Flower fairy
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Posted:

Just translated that back flid

THANK YOU



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the_mods_stole_my_name
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Posted:hey peeps, rather than start a new thread, thought i'd use this one, can anybody tell me which one of these is a better translation of 'holy [censored] batman's coming' in german

Halage sheisse, fliegermaus mench
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Kommen des heiligen Scheie Batmans


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Birgit
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Posted:Heilige Scheie, Batman kommt!

Just out of curiosity... why?


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the_mods_stole_my_name
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Posted:we used to get hours of fun from trying to get our german teacher to translate it for us, i just kinda wondered what was the correct translation. thanks alot birgit!

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Birgit
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Posted:oh, that would be like when we asked our chemistry teacher to draw the structure for C3PO wink she got a bit annoyed at that one

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BansheeCat
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Posted:nam mun pheua cone den fie



translates literally in Thai as:fluid oil for a fire dancer. That is basically how they would say it and should get what you want. I am not going to try and explain the tones though,( thai is tonal) so maybe point at a table lamp and swing your poi at the same time?



It is usually lamp oil used, which I dont think is the same as parrafin? Be careful, some has citronella,some is dirty... We always got that from restaurants and beach bars.They know exactly what you mean, and will often provide free fuel and drinks if you spin by their place.



We prefer white gas. But white gas is restricted availability in Thailand. You can get it from a watch repair person, if you ask nicely and give them extra money for it. They have it for cleaning the gears I think. It is usually kept in a white jug behind their work space. Watch repair people are usually found sitting in the street front area of the jewellers stores.



If you use this,keep close tabs on it, so other people dont treat it like it is parafin and stick hot toys in it or smoke beside it etc etc. It is much more volitile fuel, make sure you understand its specs.



Have fun!


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steaks
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Posted:Outside of the UK parafin is known as Kerosene.

It shouldnt be too hard to find in Germany, but I am not sure how easy it will be to find in Thailand, or how clean it will be. I would be causious of using lamp oil because of how volotile it is.
Good luck and enjoy your trip. sorry I cant help with actual translations hug


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Triptoe


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Posted:In german its also named parafin, as far as i know...-i speak german since +- 12 years...(you also can ask me questions about french, luxemburgish, and dutch..) in germany there are also jugglingshops etc where you can find it. also in some shops with handbags, or artshops etc ubbrollsmile

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Dragosani
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Posted:you "love" goats?
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Triptoe


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Posted:Maybe... biggrin wink your little dirty mind should be -> censored ubblol ubblol ubblol
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