Tonight, my brother Raphaël is leaving for Spain. His first and main destination: the journey to Santiago de Compostela.
Raph’s blog (French): http://muybiencompostelle.blogspot.com/
The Pilgrimage of Compostela has been famous for centuries, and for many reasons. In our era, it’s been made even more so through Paulo Coelho‘s The Pilgrimage, a novel which I highly recommend you to treat yourself with.
I will leave it to Raph to describe his trip in more detail, hence the link to his blog. If you don’t speak French, here’s a great chance to learn it! As for myself, I will grab this opportunity to describe what, in my view, makes it the most worthwhile to partake in traveling.
Reason #1: To glance at how amazing the world is,
and to learn how all things amazing come at a price.
As the latest challenge posted to me applies to a special timeframe (Valentine’s Day) and given that I decided to accept it even if it therefore sets a time limit, I figured I should get started as soon as possible on getting these 14 translations.
Without further ado, here’s the list!
French: “Tu es belle”Polish: “jesteś bardzo ładny”; phon.: “yestesh bardzo whad-na”Mandarin: 您很漂亮 ; pinyin: “nín hěn piào liang”Japanese: “anata wa utsukushii desu”Spanish: “Eres Hermosa”Maori (New Zealand): “koe ātaahua”Innu-aimun (Inuit): “minushkueu”Russian: “Ты такая красивая”; phon.: “Ti krasIvaya”Swedish: “Du är vacker”; phon.: “Dew air vuh-kerr”Portuguese: “Você é linda.”Swahili: “U ni mrembo”Arabic: أنت جميلة ; phon.: “anti jamila”Italian: “Sei bellisima”English: “You’re beautiful”
Note: There is no official country in Antarctica, and thus no official language. I’ve read about some old language called “bus”, but couldn’t find any reference to it whatsoever.
I will need to practice pronunciation, some of them being tricky.
This brings me to the topic I’d like to touch today: tongues!… err, languages, yes.