Saying Hello in EPCOT! =0)

JasmineEvans

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Nov 4, 2011
Indeed, amazing idea! I wonder how I haven't seen the e-mails and e-cards that you can send from there! I am sure my children would have liked to send some love to their grandparents :)
 

CamoMama

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Dec 21, 2011
This is a great idea! Knowing my daughter, though, who taught herself conversational Japanese a while back, we'll be at the Japan pavilion for hours while she chats away.
 

GrimGrinninGhost

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Feb 7, 2012
I love this idea. The last time we visited I had my 5yo nephew tell the CM in Germany tchuss (an informal German goodbye) before we left and she loved it. It's a great and informative activity for the kids that, hopefully, gives something back to the great CMs at WS.
 
  • danda22

    Earning My Ears
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    Nov 9, 2012
    love this idea. thanks for sharing! just another thing to get us excited for our first trip. :wave2:
     

    tba

    Earning My Ears
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    Sep 7, 2013
    I made this song up to teach my grandson how to say hello, how are you, I am fine, thank you and goodbye in all the languages of Epcot. He is six. In 3 months of seeing him once or twice a week, he learned the whole song. When we went to Epcot he had fun saying hello and goodbye to people in their own language.
    I've posted the song here before, but originally I excluded Arabic, because I thought it would be too hard. Well, my grandson asked me to write a song for Arabic too! Isn't that great? I am so proud of him.
    So here is the updated song. Sing it to the beat of the bones song. You know, the foot bones connected to the ankle bone, the ankle bones connected to the... I really hope you all give it a try!

    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!

    JAPANESE
    Konnichi wa 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

    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

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

    CHINESE
    Hello in Chinese is Nee How
    Good that you can say that now
    How are you is nin hao
    So I guess you know that now
    I am fine is xie xie 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

    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 es gut
    Speak some more now if you would
    Say thank you as danke shane
    Then you say Aufwiedersehen

    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

    ARABIC
    Hello in Arabic is Salam (like salami)
    If East asia is where you’re from
    Say How are you K-fa Ha-luke
    Now you sound just like a kook!
    I am fine is Anna beak hi ear
    I think I made that pretty clear
    Then say thank you shoek ron
    Now say goodbye and then we’re done
    Ma a salama I am the bomba!
    Love this for some fun "Cultural Geography" w/ my DD!!
     
  • Frozen Man

    Today’s special moments are tomorrow’s memories. -
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    Sep 10, 2013
    I have been getting all the pronunciations for Merry Christmas so my kids can say that in different languages when we are at Epcot this December.
     

    redredreeves

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    Apr 22, 2014
    What a great idea. Thanks for the info. We will be there for the Food and Wine Festival 2014, so we are sure to be in Epcot on our trip!
     

    Brewersprts

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    Dec 8, 2013
    I don't want this to come off the wrong way or anything, but salam aliekum or however you spell it in English actually means peace be unto you. The person would usually respond aliekum salam, which is basically wishing peace back to you.

    If you actually wanted to say hi, you would say marhaba.

    How are you is kif halick.

    To say I'm fine you could say mop suit.

    Then you would ask it back and say kif halick ente or enta depending on if it's a boy or girl.

    To say goodbye, you would usually use ma salam.

    I can't really write in Arabic, other than my name or something dumb like that. And I also am not webster's dictionary and I can't write it out all cool with the sounds and things. So I apologize if I didn't spell things correctly. Speaking arabic is much easier than writing it.

    Again, didn't mean to step on any toes or anything, just wanted to spread some knowledge.
     

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