https://www.duolingo.com/NukuchAjau

今夜はハロウィーンですから,南瓜を彫りましょう。(この文を__に訳しなさい)

The 9th daily translation game! Try and translate this sentence into your language! Above, as usual, I started us out by translating the sentence into Japanese. You can choose any language you like of course, and is not limited to duolingo languages! You can also translate it into 2 or more languages if you are up for the challange! The purpose of this game is for good practice, and of course fun. It will also be cool seing this sentence in other languages, and we can help each other out if we make a mistake, or just learn something new! :D The sentence I put together in english is

"Tonight is Halloween, so Let's carve pumpkins!"

You can find my last 8 games here:

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https://www.duolingo.com/comment/11183337

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https://www.duolingo.com/comment/11229200

I thought since todaw was Halloween, a themed sentence would be cool ;) This sentence took me a while because I did not know how to say "let's" in Japanese, but now I do! Happy Halloween! Sorry for taking so long...

2 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/UneJamKuqEZi

Sonte është Halloween, kështu që hajde të gdhendim kunguj. (Albanian)
Hoje é Halloween, então vamos esculpir abóboras. (Portuguese)

I didn't know carve and pumpkins in Portuguese, so I had to look that up on Google Translate, so it might be wrong.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/NukuchAjau

Still Impressive!

I never use google translate to look up Japanese words, and I had to look up carve and pumpkin for this sentence to.

If anyone is learning Japanese, the best online dictionary out there is "Jisho" or in Japanese "辞書", litteraly meaning dictionary.

Thanks for playing, and Happy Halloween!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Kevinguy19
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I use the same site! Jisho.com is the best. I love how they show stroke order and everything!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/NukuchAjau

Yeah, a fellow Jisho user! the best things about Jisho are

1.)Stroke order for every kanji

2.)All readings and most common readings for kanji

3.)Sentence reader assistance with built in grammar functions

4.)Can search in english, japanese, and romaji

5.)Very beautiful and well working site

6.)Loan words

7.)Inflictions

8.)Uses words in a sentence (If available)

9.)Samilar vocab that uses the same kanji

10.) Includes if a word is often written in just Kana alone

11.)Accesible through desktop and mobile

I love it so much too! By the way I listed this just in case someone was curios what made it the best

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Kevinguy19
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Wait, there's an app?!! I didn't know that!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/NukuchAjau

Well I thought they did, but turns out it is just by another company...

But I meant to say it is compatible with mobile

I constantly use it on my android

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/gabzerbinatoEng
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Your Portuguese sentence is perfect, good job! Just take that a off, it's not used with the future ;)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/NukuchAjau

As always, for those who can't (yet) read Japanese, here it is romanized.

"konya ha* Harou-īn des(u) kara, kaboch(i)ya (w)o horimash(i)you"

Please note the ha* is pronounced "wa" as a particle

Please note that all letters inside a (), are usually dropped in speach.

ī represents a long "i", sort like a "ii"

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ReraCikap
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We have another name "nankin" for punpukins. It is less common than "kaboch(i)ya", but you might hear it particularly in the western part of Japan. Btw, I think you typoed "marimash(i)you" as "horimash(i)you". Happy Halloween!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/NukuchAjau

Wow, thanks for the information! Are you from Japan?

Oh yeah, I did typoe, Thanks for catching that!

EDIT: Fixed the typo!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ReraCikap
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Yes. I'm in Japan. It's my pleasure :)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/NukuchAjau

Amazing! You live in 札幌市?

And sorry If my sentence was a bit weird, I have only been studying Japanese for a few months!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ReraCikap
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I thought your Japanese is really excellent. I can't beleive you have learned it only for a few months.

As you might guess, I live in Sapporo (札幌). The name of this city actually derives from Ainu language spoken by Ainu people, who are original inhabitants in Japan.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/NukuchAjau

Wow thanks! The Ainu huh? I remember reading an article of the Ainu language. Your english is really well as well! How long have you been learning English?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ReraCikap
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Many years! But I have still quite difficulty understanding spoken English.

I love the sound of Ainu language. It's so calm and comfortable. But unfortunately, this language is nearly disappearing. In fact, only several elderly people, maybe less than ten, can speak it fluently. It's a tragedy.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/NukuchAjau

That is a tragedy... I know the feel

I speak a little yucatec, the language of the first natives of mexico, and it also sounds lovely. But it too, looses many speakers everyday.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ReraCikap
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Oh, it' sad :(

I always think that Duolingo might be able to pay a role to improve such a bad situation. This will not be an easy task, but it is not possible. The most important point is to make people feel interested in disappearing languages. I understand that the establishment of Duolingo course needs voluntary contributors. So one of the biggist problems to make a course will be luck of contributors. For disappearing languages, this issue is more critical. But if Duolingo permits us to make a very short course, for example five or ten skills per tree, there might be some contributors. I think such a short course is efficient enough to make people to have interst in disappearing languages.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/NukuchAjau

Yeah, I try to interest people on hear about Nahuatl, yucatec, and cherokee by posting in them. I even teach Nahuatl on here and post lessons some times.

https://www.duolingo.com/comment/10984757

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ReraCikap
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I knew your lessons. It's a great attempt. I hope it will be taken as a Dulingo's regular course someday.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/skuggstralar
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Dansk: I dag er Allehelgensaften, lad os snitte græskarplanterne!,

Kalaallisut: Ullumi iluartut ulluaavoq, græskarit pilassitariaqarpugut!

I might need to remove an a from ulluaavoq but ¯_(ツ)_/¯

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Liebert_
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Where did you learn Kalaallisut?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/skuggstralar
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I'm learning mainly through the book "Grønlandsk for Begyndere 1", but I've also got "A Grammar of Kalaallisut" as a reference, and I constantly use the dictionary at www.ilinniusiorfik.gl :D

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Liebert_
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Interesting, thanks for the answer. by the way, how many languages do you know?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/NukuchAjau

Nice, your Kalaallisut looks great and cool!

Happy Halloween!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Ictram
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Vannacht is het Halloween, (dus) laten we pompoenen gaan uitsnijden! (Dutch)

"Dus" is not really necessary and I wouldn't add it myself but it's not wrong if said.

Anyways nice sentence as always, very appropriate too :p

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/NukuchAjau

Very good job! Your sentence sounds wonderful.

And thank you for playing as always! Haha, I wanted to choose eithier something scary or Halloween related :P Happy Halloween!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Ale_xiv

Just a curiosity (I'm studying Nederlands). The plural of pompoen, since it ends with -en, shouldn't be, "pompoens" ? https://www.duolingo.com/comment/3751777

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Ictram
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Sorry for the late reply, I just got to reading your comment. I'm not quite certain about the grammatical specifics, but after having read your link I think that it has to do with the word actually ending with -oen (-oe is a specific vowel combination in Dutch and I doubt it can be seperated) rather than -en. Either that or the stress of the word is on the final -en part, making it an -en plural word rather than an -s plural (which would be the case if the -en was unstressed).

Here is a link about the plurals, maybe it contains some extra info for you.

Here is a link with some more information on vowel combinations.

All in all, veel succes met het leren van Nederlands! :)

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/TheShadowBroker

Stasera è Halloween, intagliamo zucche!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/NukuchAjau

Good job as usual! Happy Halloween, Emperor!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/TheShadowBroker

I started Polish last week, i'll probably start adding Polish translations soon :)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/NukuchAjau

I cannot wait brother! Good luck with your studies!

2 years ago

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Ikväll är allhelgonaafton, så låt oss skulptera pumpor! (Swedish)

This weeks game is a hard one, so no Mandarin this week!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/NukuchAjau

Hahaha, thanks and sorry

I just learned some more Japanese grammar and wanted to crack it out

I enjoy your mandarin, so I'll crank it down a bit next time ;)

Nice translation as usual, and Happy Halloween!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/duedeluee

(Time zones are funny. It isn't Halloween anymore in Germany)

Heute ist Halloween,lasst uns einen Kürbis schnitzen. 오늘은 할로윈, 호박을 조각해요.

And now,I have more motivation for Japanese. But it will take some time to be at the same level as Korean :p

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/NukuchAjau

That's great! Just make sure you learn Hiragana and Katakana first, or Japanese will not be easy.

good translation as usual, thanks for playing!

2 years ago

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  • Aujord'hui est Halloween, nous allons découper les citrouilles (French)

  • Hoy es Halloween, vamos a tallar calabazas (First attempt at Spanish)

It says "Today it's Halloween, we are going to carve pumpkins" :)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/NukuchAjau

Cool, and thanks for participating as usual het_appje! Happy Halloween ;)

2 years ago

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Halloween was an hour ago here :P Feliç Halloween (Catalan) :D

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/NukuchAjau

Haha, nice

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/sommerlied
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I'll try Korean :)

오늘은 핼러윈니까, 호박을 조각하자!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/NukuchAjau

Cool! I have instant respect for anyone studying korean, good job nevertheless!

Thanks for participating!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/RennDimmick
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Ðe night is Hallá-éën, sá lat us kjáirv pumpkins. (Lallans)

I'm pretty sure this is right for Lallans (plastic Scots), but I'm not a 100% sure.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/NukuchAjau

Wow, that actually looks really nice ;)

Happy Halloween!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/RennDimmick
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Thank you. Have a Happy Halloween.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/NukuchAjau

And may you as well, brother :)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/justinmak
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今天晚上是萬聖節,一起來雕南瓜吧! Can you guess the language?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/NukuchAjau

Hmmm, Judging by the pure lack of anything but symbols in a long sentence and Similar Kanji to Japanese I'm gonna say.... You also live in Hong Kong

Cantonese?

2 years ago

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Good guess, this is traditional Chinese, in Hong Kong we use characters just the same traditional Chinese as in Taiwan. Although we speak in Cantonese, the writing system is the same. So nothing of big difference except when we speak :D If I have to say it in Cantonese, it would be 今晚係萬聖節,一齊黎雕南瓜啦! Anyway happy halloween :D

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/NukuchAjau

Oh cool, thanks, I didn't know this! I might have learned a chinese language but the pronounciation was too hard for me (Altough lovely), so I chose Japanese for it's easy flow and pronounciation.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/NukuchAjau

Nevertheless, Thanks for playing and Happy Halloween!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/fr224
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Ce soir est Halloween, donc taillons des citrouilles!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/NukuchAjau

Nice! Thanks for playing!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/fr224
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Sure!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MaryEllen246097
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Thanks you for these games! ありがとうございます

5 months ago
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