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Re: Countries games

Postby Iversen » Sun Sep 13, 2015 7:37 pm

Ongelukkig kan ek nie skryf in Kiswahili nie, want dit is die taal wat die natuurlike sou wees vir 'n praatjie oor Tanzanië. daarom het ek hierdie skryf in 'n soort van Afrikaans.

Ek het net daar een keer wees, maar ek het 'n hele paar nasionale parke gezien, insluitend die groot Serengeti Nasionale Park. Maar die foto hieronder toon twee buffels in't Ngorongoro Crater - 'n uitgestorwe reuse-vulkaan, waar'n baie veel diere leef sonder om uit te vind - maar ook goed beskerm teen die res van die wêreld. In Tanzanië is er ook aktiewe vulkane - ek het die rook van 'n vulkaan gezien, die waarskynlik was genoem Lengyel (of iets soortgelyks) - en boonop het ek Olduvai kloof en sien museum met die oue hominiede spesies besoek. Tanzania bestaat uit die Tanzanië (die oue Duitse kolonie Tanganyika) en die eiland Zanzibar (wat ek nie het besoek nie), die onder Arabiese invloed het gestaan.

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Re: Countries games

Postby Serpent » Sun Sep 13, 2015 11:07 pm

Uruguay es un país bastante pequeño en América del Sur, cerca de Argentina (al otro lado de La Plata), Brasil y pienso que Paraguay. Su capital y ciudad más grande es Montevideo. Principalmente es un país hispanohablante, pero hay muchos que hablan portugués como lengua materna o lo han aprendido.

Anfitrión de la primera Copa del Mundo en 1930, este país es famoso por su pasión para el fútbol. Una curiosidad es que hay más de diez clubes en Montevideo, pero los más importantes son Peñarol y Nacional. Uruguay ha ganado dos Copas del Mundo y, más recientemente, la Copa América del 2011. Los jugadores como Diego Forlán, Edinson Cavani o Luís Suárez son bien conocidos en Europa.

Pero en Rusia la uruguaya más famosa es la actriz Natalia Oreiro :)

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Postby Jar-Ptitsa » Mon Sep 14, 2015 6:00 pm

Venezuela is another country in Latin America, where Spanish is the important official language, but the people speak over 30 languages, which the government recognises. It seems veyr beautiful with wonderful beaches, but it is a violent country with a lot of murders and kidnaps. Caracas is the capital with about 5 million habitants, and there are 33 million in the country. Venezuela has oil reserves which are veyr large.


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Postby Iversen » Tue Sep 15, 2015 7:54 am

Right now there is no country whose name starts with a W - but about twenty years ago the country now called Samoa was called Western Samoa so that'll have to make do for now. And you may ask: wotsup with Eastern Samoa? Well, that's ruled by USA so it's not a country.

I haven't visited Samoa (yet), and it is very far away so it will cost a lot of time and money to go there. But I know a few things about the place. For instance it is very near the international date line so if you want to have two Sundays in a week this isn't a bad place to start. The inhabitants speak English and a local Polynesian language. They produce coconuts and dried coconut (copal) and bananas, and because of this diet I guess the beautiful people tend to be slightly roundish, just as those on Tonga. At least that's what some people in my travel club who have visited the place have told me.

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Re: Countries games

Postby Iversen » Wed Sep 16, 2015 8:24 am

... so the country game got stuck when it reached X? There are probably towns, but no countries that start with an X in English. Luckily Vogeltje didn't exclude country names in other languages, and luckily there are languages which don't spell country names the way they are spelled in English. Catalan... save us!

A l'extrem oriental d'Àsia és un gran país anomenat Xina. Efectivemant aquest no és nom del país en el propi país (que és una cosa tal com Zhuogong - però d'acord amb les regles, no es permitit controlar això en l'internet). És un país on es menja amb les clavilles quadrats i on es creuen fermament en els efectes mèdics de cavallets de mar i banya de rinoceront. Els xinesos escriuen amb gargots decoratius inventat per a realitzar accions d'endevinació usant closques de tortuga rostides fa diversos milers d'anys. Es parla un munt de llengües en Xina, però es consideren dialectes perquè tots es poden escriure amb el sistema ideogrammatic esmentat. El dialecte principal es anomenat mandarí, perquè molts anys fa hi havia mandarines en la cort. Ara hi ha comunistes.
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Re: Countries games

Postby AlexTG » Wed Sep 16, 2015 8:54 am

Yugoslavia era un país en el sur de Europa. Se desintegró en los 90. Los países modernos que eran parte de Yugoslavia son Serbia, Croatia, Albania, Kosovo, Macedonia y Slovakia [Bueno, resulta que Albania no era en Yugoslavia. Olvidé Bosnia y Herzogovnia y Montenagro]. "Yugoslavia" significa literalmente "Eslavo del sur". Hay muchos Yugoslavos en Australia, pero es muy importante no decir que son Yugoslavos :o(Lo siento, lo siento, lo siento!).

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vogeltje wrote:Caracas is the capital with about 5 million habitants, and there are 33 million in the country.

Natives would always use "inhabitants" here, not "habitants". They mean the same thing, but habitants just doesn't sound natural. It's probably also better to say "in the country as a whole". It makes the sentence more readable because:
1. "country" can refer to non-city areas rather than a nation (eg "while most Australians live in the city, a significant proportion live in the country")
2. Since you already mentioned Caracas it feels like the next bit shouldn't include Caracas unless you say "as a whole" or something similar.
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Postby pir » Thu Sep 17, 2015 6:15 am

Zimbabwe is een land in Afrika tussen Botswana, Zambia, Mozambique, en Zuid-Afrika. Tot 197mompel zijn naam was Rhodesië, daarvoor was het een Britse kolonie. De grootste rivier is de Zambezi, die een natuurlijke grens met Zambia vormt. De grootste watervallen in de wereld, Victoriawatervallen, zijn in de Zambezi gelegen.

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De uitgestrekte meerderheid van de inwoners spreken Shona, lid van de Bantoetalen, maar meer dan tien andere talen die in Zimbabwe gesproken worden hebben een officiële status. Hoe minder gezegd over de afschuwelijke politiek, hoe beter, de meeste mensen hebben waarschijnlijk van Robert Mugabe gehoord.

Het land is meestal savanne, hoewel tropische bossen groeien in het bergachtige oosten.

A l'extrem oriental d'Àsia és un gran país anomenat Xina. Efectivemant aquest no és nom del país en el propi país (que és una cosa tal com Zhuogong - però d'acord amb les regles, no es permitit controlar això en l'internet)...

Wow. I am amazed that I understood a lot of that Catalan paragraph, with a mere 2 months of Spanish under my belt. Awesome.
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Re: Countries games

Postby Jar-Ptitsa » Thu Sep 17, 2015 12:11 pm

AlexTG wrote:
vogeltje wrote:Caracas is the capital with about 5 million habitants, and there are 33 million in the country.

Natives would always use "inhabitants" here, not "habitants". They mean the same thing, but habitants just doesn't sound natural. It's probably also better to say "in the country as a whole". It makes the sentence more readable because:
1. "country" can refer to non-city areas rather than a nation (eg "while most Australians live in the city, a significant proportion live in the country")
2. Since you already mentioned Caracas it feels like the next bit shouldn't include Caracas unless you say "as a whole" or something similar.


Thank you very much for this great explanaiton !!!!! :D
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Re: Countries games

Postby Jar-Ptitsa » Thu Sep 17, 2015 12:37 pm

Australia is famous because of the birds and animals who live there, but they don't live in other places, like the lyrebird, kookaburra, koala and kangaroo:

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Australia has 6 climactic zones:

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Most Australians are of British or Irish ethnic origin, but the Aboriginal people lived there before the colonisation. The country hasn't got an official language, but of course mostly it's English. In 2013 Australia had 23 million inhabitants and some visit this forum, for example Psittacus and Extralean :)
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Postby coler1 » Thu Sep 17, 2015 12:42 pm

vogeltje wrote:Most Australians are of British or Irish ethnic origin, but the Aboriginal people lived there before the colonisation. The country hasn't got an official language, but of course mostly it's English. In 2013 Australia had 23 million inhabitants and some visit this forum, for example Psittacus and Extralean :)


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