Please in Japanese

Japanese

TO say please in Japanese, say Onegai.

Onegai is pronounced oh-neh-guy.

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Spanish Love Phrases

Spanish

SO you have a Spanish-speaking sweetheart. What better way to declare your devotion than by having a few Spanish love phrases up your sleeve?

The most obvious love phrase to learn is Spanish for I love youte amo.

Here are some more romantic Spanish love words for when the mood strikes you:

You make me happy – Me haces feliz

I adore you – Te adoro

I miss you – Te extraño

I need you – Te necesitoSpanish Love Words

I love you with all my heart – Te amo con todo mi corazon

You are the love of my life – Eres el amor de mi vida

I can’t live without you – No puedo vivir sin ti

You are so beautiful – Tu eres tan bella

You are so handsome – Tu eres tan hermoso

You drive me crazy – Me vuelves loco (or loca)

Kiss me – Bésame

Some common terms of endearment in Spanish. It may sound funny to say if you think about the words ‘I love you, my heaven’ in English, but in Spanish, it works. Te amo, mi cielo

Darling – querida

My love – mi amor

My life – mi vida

My heaven/sky – mi cielo

My treasure – mi tesoro

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How Do You Say How Are You in Spanish?

Spanish

IF you have learned how to say hello in Spanish, the next useful thing you might want to learn is how are you in Spanish.

Well, the answer depends on who you are asking.

If the person is a friend or family member or a child, then you would ask cómo estás? Cómo (pronounced koh-moh) means how. Estás (pronounced eh-stahss) is the second person present tense of the verb estar, the infinitive for to be. Estás translates into you are. If you needed to write the Spanish phrase down, note that you not only have a question mark at the end, but an upside down question mark at the beginning. (I love this – knowing ahead of time that a question is coming up!)Colorful Street, Old San Juan, Puerto Rico

 

If the person you’re asking is a stranger, an authority figure, an elder or someone you should be showing a bit of extra respect to, say, la policia (no need to translate that one!) , then you would ask cómo está (pronounced koh-moh eh-stah) or cómo está usted? Usted (pronounced koh-moh eh-stah oo-stehd) stands for you, formal. Saying usted is optional.

If you are addressing a group of people all at once, maybe a classroom of Spanish students, you can ask cómo están? This plural form is both formal and informal and is then appropriate for both friends and strangers.

 

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How to Say Goodbye in Russian

Russian

Goodbye in Russian is До свидания (do svidanya), which is pronounced dah svi-dah-ni-yah.

The Russian phrase translates to until (next) meeting. This is a polite and formal way of saying goodbye that is appropriate to say to anyone.

But if you want to say goodbye in Russian informally, you just say пока (poka), pronounced pah-kah. This is very casual and should only be used among friends and family.

Now you know how to say goodbye in Russian. Want more? Learn how to say goodbye in other languages.