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Old 02-18-2009, 05:01 PM   #1
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Ahoy hoy,
In my ongoing effort to help folks enjoy beer any and everywhere they go, I give to you today a couple of page links, one is for how to order beer in fifty languages, the other is how to say beer in 70 languages.
How to Order a Beer in 50 Languages
Beer in 78 languages
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Old 02-18-2009, 06:15 PM   #2
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Cool! Unfortunately, I have only had the need for "Ein bier, bitte" but hopefully that will improve. Hell, I wouldn't mind needing that one again.

Then again if Florida keeps going like it is I might need "Uno cervesa, por favor."
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Old 02-18-2009, 06:32 PM   #3
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In Kölsch: Köbes, noch e Kölsch, bitte! (literally: Jacob, another Kölsch, please! Where the Köbes/Jacob is the generic term for a beertender in a Kölsch pub)

Although you don't usually have to say that, since they just keep refilling your Stange until you ask them to stop or cover the Stange with your coaster.


 
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Old 02-18-2009, 07:17 PM   #4
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I've been practicing this one:

Koo-roh ohs gwel-ookh-un-thah!

But was told most of the bartenders dont even speak welsh and wouldnt know what I was saying. I'm also having a hard time trying to figure out how they called beer "Cwrw". My only guess is the beer is really strong...

 
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Old 02-18-2009, 08:31 PM   #5
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You missed one:

nob jIH HIq! majQa'!

Since the culture has no concept of "please", nor is there a word for ale/beer, I subbed 'wine' (HIq) and instead asked, "Give me [beverage]! Well done!" (I also assumed that no one would be so stupid as to deny a user a beer, and added the closest equivalent to "thank you".)

Yes, it's Klingon.

tlhIngan maH!

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Old 02-18-2009, 08:39 PM   #6
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It's already wrong Never in my entire 48 years in this country have I ever used the word "brewski". Scares me to think what those other translations would have me saying.

American Brewski here, please!

 
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Old 02-18-2009, 11:50 PM   #7
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The author would have you say "Edj pohar shurt kayrek!" in Hungary.

That's how to order a little girly sized beer (8oz or so). You'd get some funny stares with that one.

"Edj korsho shurt kerek" will get you a proper beer.

And while we're at it - "Teshek levit kusni" will tell a woman to take off her clothing.

 
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Old 02-19-2009, 12:50 AM   #8
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Quote:
Originally Posted by SpanishCastleAle View Post

Then again if Florida keeps going like it is I might need "Mucho cervesa, por somore."

Fixed that for you.
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Old 02-19-2009, 02:23 AM   #9
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I've been practicing this one:

Koo-roh ohs gwel-ookh-un-thah!

But was told most of the bartenders dont even speak welsh and wouldnt know what I was saying. I'm also having a hard time trying to figure out how they called beer "Cwrw". My only guess is the beer is really strong...
Going to Wales? I've lived there. It's OK, you can speak English... they do. But learning the pronunciation of Welsh words will come in handy. I lived in Llangadwaladr. The two L's at the beginning are pronounced Hlpllllllllll!
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Old 02-19-2009, 02:57 AM   #10
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This one......

Quote:
Chinese ......... Ching gay woh ee bay pee joh!

I got a chuckle out of.......
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