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Old Wednesday, October 20th, 2004, 02:53 PM
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let's start this easy since i am learning with you.

bon bini-- welcome
ajo (ayo)--goodbye
danki--thanks
con ta bai--how are you
mi ta bon--i am good

and i can't find 'please' so whomever knows it, post it for me...also the dutch equivalents???? sandra??? marij??? help!!!!

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Please = por fabor

Pretty much like Spanish
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thank you boss lady,

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Please = por fabor

Pretty much like Spanish
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let's start this easy since i am learning with you.
Uhhhh, Sherry, our wonderful, smart, pretty, funny moderator.............. are we gonna learn like the "interesting" words so we can really communicate???? lol
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Uhhhh, Sherry, our wonderful, smart, pretty, funny moderator.............. are we gonna learn like the "interesting" words so we can really communicate???? lol
if our wonderful, smart, pretty, funny webmaster teaches them to me, i will teach them to you.
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If you ask the questions, I can try to answer??
I am also simultaneously working on a series of lessons, for those that are interested in the grammar and basics (time, weekdays, months, simple phrases, etc.)

You can see the work in progress here:
http://bb.visitaruba.com/faq.php?faq=papiamento

Te Oro!
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Te Oro = See you later

And when someone thanks you for something and you want to say "You're welcome" in Papiamento that is "de nada" (it was nothing) or "na ordo" (at your service).
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Te Oro = See you later

And when someone thanks you for something and you want to say "You're welcome" in Papiamento that is "de nada" (it was nothing) or "na ordo" (at your service).
now all i have to do is remember those for lesson #2. danki sandra.

de nada is the same as in spanish.

now sandra, help me out with the dutch translations in lesson #1
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Okay the dutch:

bon bini-- welcome = welkom
ajo (ayo)--goodbye = dag
danki--thanks = dank je wel
con ta bai--how are you = hoe gaat het
mi ta bon--i am good = het gaat goed (met mij)

Is there some way we can add mpg files with pronounciation to the post?
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great question sandra, i was just thinking the same thing. you really are a wonderful help to this board!

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Okay the dutch:

bon bini-- welcome = welkom
ajo (ayo)--goodbye = dag
danki--thanks = dank je wel
con ta bai--how are you = hoe gaat het
mi ta bon--i am good = het gaat goed (met mij)

Is there some way we can add mpg files with pronounciation to the post?
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Hi Sherry:

Let me look into that ... it should be possible - do we have these mpg files or someone with a good voice? Otherwise I can look into it ...

Below are mainly technicalities (can't help myself)

Di Nada
Na bo ordo

Remember, there are many ways to say the same thing in Papiamento and for some words there is no specific spelling. In Curacao they also speak Papiamentu, and the spelling and pronounciation tend to differ as well as with Bonaire, yet it is all Papiamento ...

But since this is an Aruba board, it might make sense to stick to the Aruban Papiamento - what do you think, Sandra?

Just my two cts.

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Hi Sherry:

Let me look into that ... it should be possible - do we have these mpg files or someone with a good voice? Otherwise I can look into it ...

Below are mainly technicalities (can't help myself)

Di Nada
Na bo ordo

Remember, there are many ways to say the same thing in Papiamento and for some words there is no specific spelling. In Curacao they also speak Papiamentu, and the spelling and pronounciation tend to differ as well as with Bonaire, yet it is all Papiamento ...

But since this is an Aruba board, it might make sense to stick to the Aruban Papiamento - what do you think, Sandra?

Just my two cts.

Daphne
Yes I agree, like Pasobra (aua) and Pasombra (cur).

Na bo ordo and na ordo are both correct and are both used on Aruba. I know people who use the first while others use the second. I once asked them why, they could not really answer me. I guess its whether you're in a hurry or not...... Or perhaps how formal you want to be.
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Default Re: today, lesson #1

Sandra:

You are correct, just that you said at "your" service, so automatically I felt that "bo" was missing (that's how I personally would say it anyway) ... Either way it means the same

That's the fun part of Papiamento!
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Default revision les-lesson-lessen #1

we are compiling more words here for the first week's lesson. i am trying to get the dutch for each word also so whatever i don't have, please fill in if you know. within a week or two we will have these lessons smoother and more interesting.

bon bini-- welcome = welkom
ajo (ayo)--goodbye = dag
danki--thanks = dank je wel
con ta bai--how are you = hoe gaat het
mi ta bon--i am good = het gaat goed (met mij)
por fabor--please=alstublieft
te oro--see you later=tot ziens
di nada(na ordo)--you're welcome=graag gedaan

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por fabor--please= alstublieft (yeah try pronouncing that without help)
te oro--see you later= tot ziens
di nada(na ordo)--you're welcome= graag gedaan
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danki, it is already posted. next 'lessen' in a few days!

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por fabor--please= alstublieft (yeah try pronouncing that without help)
te oro--see you later= tot ziens
di nada(na ordo)--you're welcome= graag gedaan
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sorry for not responding. i diddent see this till today.
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I would like to know how to say "I Love You"...if memory serves me from 12 years ago it was something like...Mi ta stima bo???
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excellent memory winebrat, 'mi ta stimabo' is it. gee were you referring to me, lol?

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uh, not exactly but thank you anyway
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