Sunday, 22 January 2017


Bonus Activity
Translate the following five basic travel phrases into Spanish, German, Malaysian, Japanese, Arabic or Afrikaans. Use the Google Translate website to do the translations.

Type the English phrase into the box on the left. Choose the language that you want it translated into on the right and then click the blue ‘Translate’ button. It will translate the English word or phrase into another language. Pretty cool ‘eh?!
Good morning  = (Spanish) Buenos días (German) Guten Morgen (Malaysian) Selamat Pagi (Japanese) Ohayōgozaimasu (Afrikaans) Goeie more
Goodbye  = (Spanish) Adiós (German) Auf Wiedersehen (Malaysian) Goodbye (Japanese) Sayōnara (Afrikaans) Totsiens
How much does this cost? = (Spanish) Cuánto cuesta? (German) Wie hoch sind seine Kosten? (Malaysian) Berapa kos-Nya? (Japanese) Kono hiyō wa ikuradesu ka? (Afrikaans) Hoeveel kos sy koste?
When is the next bus? =  (Spanish) Cuándo pasa el próximo autobús? (German) Wann fährt der nächste Bus? (Malaysian)Bilakah bas seterusnya? (Japanese)Tsugi no basu wa itsudesu ka? (Afrikaans)Wanneer is die volgende bus?
Where is the nearest hospital? = (Spanish)Dónde está el hospital más cercano?(German)Wo ist das nächste Krankenhaus?(Malaysian)Mana Hospital yang terdekat?(Japanese)Moyori no byōin wa dokodesu ka?(Afrikaans)Waar is die naaste hospitaal?


  1. Hey Macky,
    That will be very hard to know 5 languages. It would be very difficult to even remember how to speak it. I wonder how long it could take you to learn all 5?.

    Great Blogging
    Keep it up
    Jerome :)

  2. Hi Macky!

    I am wondering exactly the same thing as Jerome - how long do you think that it would take you to learn five languages? I have to imagine that it would take a pretty long time given that the languages are all quite different.

    You'd have to have time to learn the language and then time to practice it. They say that if you don't practice a language (or 'use it'), then you lose it. That is certainly true for me. I used to know how to speak French but I haven't had the chance to use it much over the past 10 years and I've forgotten most of what I learned. Arrghhh!

    Do you speak a language other than English, Macky? If so, how long did it take you to learn it?

    Nice work with your blogging! Keep it up :)

    There is a full week left in the Summer Learning Journey so there is lots of time to post great blogs, learn great new things and earn lots of great points!

    Rachel :)

  3. Hey Macky,
    Wow 5 languages is very hard to learn. I wonder when you know when someone is talking this language or another language. I would be confused.
    Great Blogging
    Keep going
    Jerome :)