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Baloo 04-16-2003 02:47 PM

Saying Hello in EPCOT! =0)
Here's something fun we started when Erich was around 6yrs old.He's since taught his step brother Jonathan too.I thought y'all might enjoy it.

They practice saying hello in the WS languages before we go to WDW.The first time Erich was so excited about going to each country and talking to a CMs!The CM's seem to be really happy when you greet them in their native langauage!! So here's a few that I know!

Mexico...Hola (OH-lah)

Norway...god dag (goo-DAHG)

China...Ni hao (nee HOW)

Germany...gutten Tag (GOOT-en tahkh)Good Day

Italy...buon giornio (boo-on JOR-no)Good Day
or ciao (chow)hello or good bye

Japan...ohayo gozaimasu (oh-hi-yoh-goh goh-zy-ee-mahs) Good Morning

Morocco... Salam alekoum (sah-LAHM wah-LAY-koom)

France...Bonjour (bohn-ZHOOR)

There's also a place in Innoventions West Side that you can send an e-mail hello back to family and friends at home! Be sure to check out the IBM e-mail postcards while there! There was no wait while we were there this past October.The best thing is if ya don't like the picture it took you can keep taking one until you get it right!

Journey Into the Imagination also has several computers that you can send a photo and email greeting home.This is really fun because you can "play" with your picture.Turn yourselves into cartoons or animals.Personalize your greeting several different ways.

Enjoy! Ciao!
Alicia aka Lisa =0)

GlennandAnn 04-20-2003 10:25 AM

What a great idea, Baloo!!


pezheadval 04-20-2003 09:07 PM

This is a great idea!
I'll do this with my daughter when she gets older!

Baloo 04-28-2003 12:05 AM

We have some newbies here so I just wanted to bump this up!

Baloo 05-03-2003 03:04 PM

Can y'all tell this is one of our favorite things to do?!?! ;).... cause I'm bumping it again!!! :teeth:

Cthia 05-03-2003 09:33 PM

Thank you for the languages. I will have to teach my DD how to say those when we go again. That would be nice to be able to say hello.

cart-mom 05-04-2003 12:27 AM

This is a cool idea! My oldest DS is into new languages since I speak to people from all around the globe for my job. He's always asking where I talked to after I worked then goes into school and tells the kids how to say things in other languages.

This would be a great way to reinforce his diversity. Thanks for the tip!:bounce:

Baloo 05-26-2003 06:51 PM


crazymomof4 05-26-2003 11:04 PM

I'll give this a bump and add....
that when my kids were age 4+ I would do this starting several weeks before a WDW trip:
Put the name of each WS country on a piece of paper and place in a "hat". Each week the kids would pick a country from the hat. For that whole week we learned about that country. We went to the library and got books and videos, we learned a few words in the language ("hello"), and eat a sample of the food of the country (if available).
This really enhanced the kids enjoyment of the WS.

Baloo 06-04-2003 07:21 PM

When I saw Rhony51 post about the passports I thought this idea went right along with it!

DizzieDizney 06-04-2003 08:06 PM

What a great idea!!! We will be there in 11 days!!!:Pinkbounc This will be fun for the kids. I have 2 boys.. 5 (will be 6 june 13) and 2 (will be 3 june 20). My 2 yr old loves to talk! I know he will enjoy the new languages! I better get started tho.. don't have much time left..... yippeeeeeeee!!!!!!!! :Pinkbounc

Baloo 06-04-2003 10:37 PM

:earsboy:WELCOME to the DIS DizzieDizney:earsboy:

I hope y'all have a magical trip!!!

cowtownmom 06-07-2003 01:25 AM

What a great idea with the ways to say hello! I know my DD's will get a kick out of it (I will too!).:wave:

disneyluvers 06-16-2003 04:27 PM

Gotta bump this up.... Excellent idea! I can't wait to finally visit the Showcase.


annamonte 06-25-2003 01:28 PM

Wow... what a great idea! My kids are gonna have a ball learning them!

Thanks so much Baloo!!!


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