Wednesday, June 08, 2011

This one's for Matthew .

Matthew knows I love my Kindle and also like something for free. Oh what lovely diversity of language we have in this country, with passengers travelling on board the coaches speaking a huge range of foreign languages. Matthew is a chatty guy and just loves to say "Hello" to all his passengers as he tours our country's great cities.

Sometimes though Matthew is stuck for words and is unable to say "Hello" to the passenger in their native tongue. But help is at hand with the FREE 25 Language Phrasebook on the Kindle. It is a give-away taster for an advanced paid-for phrasebook from Mobile Reference (Mobi Travel). The FREE 25 Language Phrasebook has German, French, Spanish, Catalan, Portuguese, Italian, Greek, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Finnish, Czech, Polish, Hungarian, Russian, Croatian, Turkish, Hebrew, Arabic, Japanese, Chinese, Indonesian, Malay, and Thai. Navigate from Table of Contents or search for words or phrases. Learn how to say Hello, How are you, Please, Thank you and much more in 25 languages! This is just what Matthew needs in his quest to go the extra mile in making every passenger experience a positive one. No longer will Matthew be lost for words in Bradford as there are some really useful Hindi phrases he can deploy as he charms his passengers on board...

Basics: Accha! OK? TK! One of the most useful words to know is accha. It is both an adjective and interjection. Its meanings include (but are not limited to!): good, excellent, healthy, well, OK, really?, awesome!, hmm.., a-ha!, etc.! If you learn no other word, remember this one. Another common all-purpose word is hik hai, pronounced and occasionally even spelled out as "TK". It is used in the same manner, meaning: OK/all right, yes/understood (affirmation), right/correct, etc. Sometimes shortened to just hik Hello (used esp. when answering the phone) helo Hello/Goodbye namaste Hello/Goodbye namaskar Hello/Goodbye (Hindu, respectful) pranam Hello/Goodbye (Hindu, colloquial) ram

So now Matthew will be as confident in saying "Namaste" in Bradford as he is "Shwmae" in Cardiff.
I don't speak 2 the majority of my passengers as it pays 2 be as ignorant as they are as they cannot in turn accuse u of doing or saying rather something which u are not guilty of!!!!!
We both know that management always takes the side of the passenger.
I therefore say "pen pidyn" which means dickhead in welsh!!!
That is sound advice Matthew, never let them know what you are thinking.
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