Saying Hello in EPCOT! =0)

campmake3

Earning My Ears
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My daughter will love this. They are doing "Around the World" for their theme for the year at school, so this ties into lots of parts of her world right now.
Thanks!:cutie:
 

swanc02

Earning My Ears
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Aug 1, 2007
I have learned so much reading these boards and allearsnet so here is my (hopefully useful) contribution. I wanted to teach my 4 year old grandson how to say hello, how are you, I am fine, thank you and goodbye in all the languages of Epcot. Quite a challenge. (Note that I omitted arabic because that looked a little too hard.) He is really good at remembering song lyrics, as most children are, so I wrote a song. The melody is basically the bones song, as in, "the finger bones connected to the hand bone". Words in parentheses are pronunciation clues- not part of the song lyrics.

Here it is:
FRENCH

Hello in French is Bonjour
Goodbye in French is Au revoir
How are you is Como allez vous
Singing in French how smart are you?
Thank you in French is Merci
Can you sing this song for me?
I am fine is Tre Bien
Now let’s sing this song again!

GERMAN

Guten Tag means hello
You speak German know you know
How are you is vee gates
Speak some more now I can’t wait
Say I am fine Mir geht (gate) es gut
Speak some more now if you would
Say thank you as danke shane
Then you say Aufwiedersehen (aw feet er sayn)

SPANISH

Hello in Spanish is Hola
How are you is como esta
I am fine is estoy bien
You can say that to a friend
Gracias is thank you
What more than that can you do?
Adios is goodbye
Let’s give it just one more try

JAPANESE

Konnichiwa is how you say
Hello in Japanese today
Sayoonara means goodbye
Why don’t you give it a try?
How are you sing tra la la
And say O genki desu ka
Genki desu is I am fine
And domo is thank you one more time

CHINESE

Hello in Chinese is Nee HA-oh
You can say that now you know
How are you is nin hao
So I guess you know that now
I am fine is xie xie nin (she she nin)
You can say that once again
Thank you is said xie xie (she she)
That is what to say to me
Say goodbye then zei jian
There you go then
now you’re done

ITALIAN

Hey hey hey now did you know
Hello in Italian is Buon pomeriggio
Goodbye in Italian is Addio
What else in Italian do we know?
Thank you in Italian is Grazie.
Please keep singing just for me
How are you is como sta?
One more line then ta da
I am fine is Sto bene
Thanks for singing just for me

NORWEGIAN

Hi in Norwegian is Hei
That is too easy to try
Hvordan står det til? (voor-dahn stor de’ teel)
Really means how do you feel!
Ha det bra (haa de’ braa) means goodbye
And Takk means thank you – no lie
Jeg har det bra means I am fine
Sing this song just one more time
 

MickeyMaz

Always Remember the Magic
Joined
Jul 15, 2006
This is great. Thanks for the post Swan.
:3dglasses
I have learned so much reading these boards and allearsnet so here is my (hopefully useful) contribution. I wanted to teach my 4 year old grandson how to say hello, how are you, I am fine, thank you and goodbye in all the languages of Epcot. Quite a challenge. (Note that I omitted arabic because that looked a little too hard.) He is really good at remembering song lyrics, as most children are, so I wrote a song. The melody is basically the bones song, as in, "the finger bones connected to the hand bone". Words in parentheses are pronunciation clues- not part of the song lyrics.

Here it is:
FRENCH

Hello in French is Bonjour
Goodbye in French is Au revoir
How are you is Como allez vous
Singing in French how smart are you?
Thank you in French is Merci
Can you sing this song for me?
I am fine is Tre Bien
Now let’s sing this song again!

GERMAN

Guten Tag means hello
You speak German know you know
How are you is vee gates
Speak some more now I can’t wait
Say I am fine Mir geht (gate) es gut
Speak some more now if you would
Say thank you as danke shane
Then you say Aufwiedersehen (aw feet er sayn)

SPANISH

Hello in Spanish is Hola
How are you is como esta
I am fine is estoy bien
You can say that to a friend
Gracias is thank you
What more than that can you do?
Adios is goodbye
Let’s give it just one more try

JAPANESE

Konnichiwa is how you say
Hello in Japanese today
Sayoonara means goodbye
Why don’t you give it a try?
How are you sing tra la la
And say O genki desu ka
Genki desu is I am fine
And domo is thank you one more time

CHINESE

Hello in Chinese is Nee HA-oh
You can say that now you know
How are you is nin hao
So I guess you know that now
I am fine is xie xie nin (she she nin)
You can say that once again
Thank you is said xie xie (she she)
That is what to say to me
Say goodbye then zei jian
There you go then
now you’re done

ITALIAN

Hey hey hey now did you know
Hello in Italian is Buon pomeriggio
Goodbye in Italian is Addio
What else in Italian do we know?
Thank you in Italian is Grazie.
Please keep singing just for me
How are you is como sta?
One more line then ta da
I am fine is Sto bene
Thanks for singing just for me

NORWEGIAN

Hi in Norwegian is Hei
That is too easy to try
Hvordan står det til? (voor-dahn stor de’ teel)
Really means how do you feel!
Ha det bra (haa de’ braa) means goodbye
And Takk means thank you – no lie
Jeg har det bra means I am fine
Sing this song just one more time
 
  • Baloo

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    I'm so happy that for almost 6 YEARS this thread is helping people have fun!! :cool1:



    swanc02...that is so cute! I can learn from it!:thumbsup2
     

    canuckandy

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    Just like GWB, post inauguration,
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    We say, "'ow's it goin', eh"
    (OWZ ET GO-IN, AYYY?)
     
  • MJRDCR

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    Feb 12, 2009
    My DH didn't go with me and my DD princess: to Disney on our last trip (went with her Girl Scout Troop) so we sent him (and the grandparents of course) the picture e mail home! It was cute to get home and still have a piece of the trip there to greet you too, just like being there all over again (without all the fun rides and things, but you guys get the point!)
     

    Kellytn

    Earning My Ears
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    Jul 15, 2008
    This is a really great idea. I think I'll try the song with my 4yr old before we go in Sept.
     

    hellokitty9016

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    May 11, 2009
    my kids are 8 and 10, both girls, and they are pretty advanced for their age. They will get a boost out of this when we go!

    Oct 2008 MNSSHP @ All-Star Sports
    Oct 2009 MNSSHP @ All-Star Movies
     

    Robindianne

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Mar 21, 2005
    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)
    Wow thankyou!
     

    PinkTink2009

    Total Tink Freak
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    Aug 8, 2009
    That's so cute! :lovestruc I should try it with my kids.

    My son says "danka" in Germany, all the time. Whenever someone takes his order "danka". Sometimes it's "bita", but rarley...my hubby taught him that. :rolleyes:

    ~Jen
     

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