https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Kai_E.

Thank you!

I want to say thank you to Myra, Kristine, Vivian, André, Chuck and everyone else at the summit for contributing to not only an amazing event, but also a great birthday celebration! I was thanked for coming on my birthday and people were amazed that I would spend it this way, but I don’t think I would have had a better time otherwise. I got to spend it with good people in a country I love visiting, all while discussing languages and language learning (and drinking some champagne ;) ). There's such a great community of language learners and contributors on Duolingo and I'm really glad I could meet some of them.

Not to mention the highlight:

A polyglot birthday card!

“Happy Birthday” in 17 or 18 languages :)

My attempt at thanks in all of them:

Dankon! Obrigado! Merci ! ¡Gracias! Go raibh maith agaibh! Спасибо! Dank jullie wel! Danke! どうも有難う! Takk! Tack! Спасибі! धन्यवाद्! Díky! Cảm ơn! شكر! Mersi!

I think that’s all.

<h1>Thank you!</h1>
May 5, 2015

46 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Lavinae

Haha, so could you name the 17 or 18 languages, Kai? ;)

Don't let us down!
You can do it! ⁀⊙﹏☉⁀

May 5, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Kai_E.

Jawohl!

  1. Esperanto 2. Portuguese 3. French 4. Spanish 5. Irish 6. Russian 7. Dutch 8. German 9. Japanese 10. Norwegian 11. Swedish 12 Ukrainian 13. Hindi 14. Czech 15. Vietnamese 16. Arabic (which I couldn't get to go from right to left...) 17. Romanian 18. English!
May 5, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Selcen_Ozturk

you forgot Turkish :( and we even added 3 versions in Turkish

May 6, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Kai_E.

Oh, sorry :(

I definitely planned on adding it, and I thought I did...

Well, here are three versions of my personal thanks:

Teşekkür ederim! Teşekkürler! Sağ olun! :)

May 6, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Selcen_Ozturk

impressive :)

May 6, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AlexinNotTurkey

Respect on the 3 responses!

May 8, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Trang.

Impressive there :P

May 6, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/amuzulo

Hehe, I remember when I got it, I saw that all the wishes were in English and I was like, "I can't let this happen!" and wrote the Esperanto wishes at the upper left. :-D :-D Glad to see that got the multilingual snowball rolling... hehehe, love it!

May 5, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Kai_E.

Well, I'm glad you did that cause the card turned out awesome!

May 6, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Danmoller

Haha!!! Congratulations!!!

I was too called crazy for traveling so far, but it was awesome!

May 5, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/vivisaurus

It was a wonderful trip and I am so happy to have met you all. Thank you for adding the bonus of a birthday celebration to the mix, Kai! :]

May 5, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AlexisLinguist

Ah, happy birthday, Kai, and glad you had fun!

May 5, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Kai_E.

Thanks Alexis :)

May 5, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/kristinemc

It was amazing to meet all of you! Happy birthday again, Kai :) Thank you everyone for making the summit a special day.

May 6, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Garrett2015

This made me smile! A belated Happy Birthday! to you. I'm glad it was such a great time!

May 5, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Kai_E.

Thanks!

May 5, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/soedori

Happy (late) birthday Kai!

May 5, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/HebrewLearner

יום כולדת שמח! :Happy Birthday in Hebrew

May 5, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AmirLFC

הולדת :)

May 6, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/linguafiqari

መልካም ልደት! (Guess which language that is?)

It seems you had a good day! :) Also, where's the Arabic on the card? I can't see it anywhere...

May 6, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/truelefty

Amharic?

May 8, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/linguafiqari

Correct! Was it hard? ;)

May 8, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/truelefty

Well...

I checked your bio... lol

May 8, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MultiLinguAlex

The pleasure is all mine. You are a great guy and it was nice to meet you in person =) Good to know that you safely returned to the US!

May 5, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/m.tastic

Nice :) Happy birthday!

May 5, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Florence533289

Happy Belated Birthday Kai!

May 5, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Bruno_de_Brito

Happy birthday Kai !! I have no doubt this moment was wonderful !!! (Unfortunately I lost this precious moment :/ ) ... I hope meet my team, other teams and the duo staff in the near future :)

May 5, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/alexinIreland

Happy Birthday, Kai! :D

May 6, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/BartiBar

It's a shame that I couldn't have made it to the summit in Berlin .. I hope to meet you all in the near future!

Happy Birthday Kai! I'll give you my greeting in Hebrew : מזל טוב! (Mazal Tov)

Dvir, from team Hebrew (:

May 7, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/truelefty

I have a question, what does exactly "מזל טוב" mean? Actually, what does "מזל" mean, because "טוב" means "good".

May 8, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/BartiBar

מזל(mazal) = luck.

Actually, it literally means - Good luck. But we say it when someone has a birthday. We also say: יום הולדת שמח (Yom huledet sameach) = Happy birthday.

The correct translation for the term "good luck" in Hebrew is: בהצלחה (Behatslacha).

I hope that I answered your question properly :)

May 8, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/truelefty

כן. תודה רבה!

May 8, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SaracevicAlen

danke is thanks just so you know

May 5, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/davidvdb

A way too late Happy Birthday! from me too :)

May 5, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Fennec92

Did anyone else spot the Romanian on that card? :)

May 5, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/KaiBark

My name is Kai too and I was like "Oh thank you, but not until July 31st". Happy birthday, Kai!

May 6, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/WordFitlySpoken

Happy birthday a bit late, then! A multi-language birthday card is indeed very cool. :)

May 6, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/FaroukZeino

It is in Arabic : "شكراً" or "شكراً لك"

May 7, 2015

[deactivated user]

    Also, in chinese, it is, 谢谢!

    May 5, 2015

    [deactivated user]

      btw, when is your birthday? Is it the day princess charlotte was born?

      May 5, 2015

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Kai_E.

      April 29th, so nope. I don't share a birthday with a princess :/

      There is a song with my birthday as the title, so that's something.

      May 5, 2015

      [deactivated user]

        Oh, that's nice, because if it were the same, that would be cool!

        May 5, 2015

        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/miacomet

        Tillykke med fødselsdagen!

        One language you missed: Turkish! Selcen wrote "Doğum günün kutlu olsun" and Alex wrote "İyi ki varsın." Someone else (not sure who) also wrote "Mutlu yıllar."

        May 6, 2015

        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Selcen_Ozturk

        "someone else" emma-lee93, Özge :)

        May 6, 2015

        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Gymnastical

        Gelukkige late verjaardag (please correct me if I did something wrong). And could you give me a formatting lesson please?

        May 6, 2015

        https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ryanhull321

        Interesting! I've never seen "thank you" in Japanese written with kanji before, but I suppose it definitely is possible! Usually it's just どうもありがとう!

        May 6, 2015
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