Hello, Hola, Guten Tag, Buon Giorno, Bonjour,
This is Language Complete’s Blog for the week of March 12, 2012. It is a poem written by the Owner, Melanie Hendrick, @all rights reserved
Feliz Día de San Patricio as well. (Pronounced, Fay-leeze Dee-uh Day Sahn Pah-tree-c-oh)
Happy St. Patrick’s Day. Well, almost.
For “Hello,” the Italians say “Buon giorno,”
The French utter, “Au revoir,” which means “Good-bye.”
Now did you know, “Hola” signifies “Hello” or “Hi?”
And if you visit Germany, “Tschuess” is the informal for “Good-bye.”
Why do I need to speak these foreign phrases you might ask yourself?
For Pete’s sake, if I ever need them, they’re in a book upon the library shelf.
But have you ever asked yourself what makes this world go round?
A smile may be international but world peace may come when you repeat someone else’s sound.
So learn a foreign language no matter what you do,
And when you are fluent, remember good things will come to you.
A job abroad, new friends or a higher score on a standardized test,
And remember when the benefits unfold, you’ll be a head above the rest.
Tengan buen fin de semana. Have a nice weekend.