How to Say Pink in Different Languages

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Here’s how to say pink in different languages:

Chinese -  fěnhóngsè (粉紅色)

Danish - lyserød

Dutch - roze

Dutch pink tulips (roze tulpen)

Finnish - pinkki

French - rose

German – rosa

Greek – roz (ροζ)

Haitian Creole - woz

Icelandic - bleikur

Irish - bándearg

Italian – rosa

Japanese - momoiro (桃色)

Norwegian – rosa

Portuguese - rosa

Russian – rozovuĭ (розовый)

Spanish - rosa

Swedish - skär

Vietnamese - hồng

Welsh - pinc

How Do You Say Happy Birthday in Spanish?


IF you have an amigo or amiga whose birthday is coming up, it is not a bad idea at all to learn how to say happy birthday in Spanish.

You can wish your Spanish-speaking friend happy birthday by saying feliz cumpleaños.

Feliz stands for happy. You can see this Spanish word in the English word ‘felicity’, which means intense happiness. Both have their root in Latin, from felix which means happy or fortunate.

Cumpleaños is the Spanish word for birthday. Cumple comes from the verb cumplir, which is the infinitive form and has numerous meanings, including to fulfill, to serve, to carry out and to achieve. Años literally means years. So cumpleaños is kind of like saying that a person fulfilled a year, achieved another year. What a wonderful way of expressing it!

Feliz is pronounced feh-leess. The letter ‘z’ in Spanish is always pronounced like the letter ‘s’ – always. (So Jennifer Lopez? Her last name is not pronounced Loh-pez, like a low pez dispenser. In Spanish, the accent is actually on the first syllable: Ló-pes. . . Yeah, I prefer Loh-pez, too! But now you know.)Feliz Cumpleanos on Sombrero

Cumpleaños is pronounced koom-pleh-ah-nyos.

Now that you know how to say happy birthday in Spanish, there’s just one more thing. If you choose to write it in a card, note that in Spanish an exclamatory phrase – one with an exclamation point or screamer at the end – also starts with an exclamation point. An upside down exclamation point. I love this! Then when you’re reading you know right away before getting to the first word that something exciting is coming up.

Feliz Cumpleanos on Sombrero

How to Say Black in Different Languages

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Here’s how to say black in different languages:

Chinese - hēi sè (黑色)

Danish - sort

Dutch - zwart

Finnish - musta

French - noir

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German - schwarz

Greek - mávro (μαύρο)

Haitian Creole - nwa

Icelandic - svartur

Irish - dubh

Italian - nero

Japanese - kuro (黒)

Norwegian - svart

Portuguese - preto

Russian - chernui (черный)

Spanish – negro

Swedish - svart

Vietnamese - đen

Welsh - du

How Do You Say I Love You in German?


WHILE the German language may not flow off your tongue like, say, Spanish or French might, you can nevertheless delight your fraulein by whispering sweet nothings into her ear. And what better phrase to start with than those three little words?

How do you say I love you in German?

Ich liebe dich.

Ich (pronounced ikh or ish; it varies by region) means I. Liebe (pronounced leeb-uh) means love. Dich (pronounced dikh or dish) means you.

The pronunciation ‘ikh’ is difficult to transcribe. It’s not like a hard ‘k’ sound at all, but more like a harsh exhalation with the slightest hint of ‘k’. It is similar to the way the ‘loch’ is said by someone from Scotland. Or say the English word ‘here’ or ‘huge’ – the sound of the ‘h’ when you pronounce those words is very close to the way ‘ch’ is pronounced in German.

I love you in German
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Pet names are commonly used by the majority of Germans. Now that you have learned how to say I love you in German, you can easily add a term of endearment to the foreign phrase. The one that is perhaps the most widely used is Schatz, the German word for treasure. Also popular is Mausi, which means little mouse. Others you can try are Engel (angel), Liebling (darling or beloved), Hasi (bunny), Kuschelbär (huggy bear), Süße (sweetie), Spatzi (little sparrow) and Schneckchen (little snail).

Little snail?

On second thought, maybe it’s best to keep it simple, after all! You can’t go wrong with Ich liebe dich.

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