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Cheese (the food) has always been my drug of choice, and rather than try to hide my shame like many other addicts do, I have decided to embrace and proudly bear it for all the world to see. To meet this end, I have commited myself to learning how to say the phrase "I like the cheeses" in as many different languages as possible. You could call it a Life Quest
My two main weaknesses with this are that I am A.) Not even slightly multi-lingual and B.) extremely lazy when it comes to doing the research. I only managed to collect a few languages on my own from shaky sources (such as Yahoo Translator and friends with high school level training.)
So, are any of you noble and gracious tropers willing to help with such a project? To get things started, I will list the phrases in languages that I think I know. Please feel free to correct any spelling or grammatical errors as I admittedly have no idea what I am saying. If you add a language to this list, please also sign your contribution!
English: I like the cheeses!
Spanish: Me gustan los quesos!
or Me gusta una amplia variedad de quesos!
(grammatically correct) (thanks to Heart Burn Kid
Japanese: Chiizu ga suki desu!
German: Ich liebe den Käse!
(edited for melodrama, thanks Fawriel
Italian: Mi piacciono i formaggi!
(edited for more informal usage, thanks Carciofus
Dutch: Ik houd van de kazen!
Portuguese: Eu gosto dos queijos!
French: J'aime les fromages!
(thanks to Begoggled Fox
Filipino: Mahilig ako sa keso!
(thanks to Kinkajou
Indonesian: Saya suka yang itu keju-keju!
or Saya suka sekali banyak macam keju!
(grammatically correct.) (thanks to Luthen
Swedish: Jag älskar ostarna!
(thanks to Arilou
Latin: Illos caseos amo!
(thanks to William Wide Web
Polish: Lubie ser!
(thanks to Not So Badass Longcoat
Bulgarian: Kharesva mi sirena
(thanks to Mai Waifu!)
Lolspeak: U herd ai liek cheezez?
(thanks to Catzalcoatl
Chinese (Mandarin): 我喜欢的奶酪！
Pronounced "Wǒ​ xǐ​huan​ de​ nǎi​lào​". (really "I like cheese", but same difference) (thanks to Midnight Velvet
ASL (American Sign Language): I like cheese
. (The following should be done with the dominant hand while making eye contact. Thanks to Clever Pun
Esperanto: Mi ŝatas fromaĝojn!
- I/ME: Point to yourself.
- LIKE: Start with your fingertips loosely on your chest- pull hand away while bringing thumb and middle finger together.
- CHEESE: Bring the heels of your palms together, then rock main hand back and forth slightly.
(Thanks to Carciofus
Irish: Is maith liom na cáiseanna!
Roughly pronounced "Iss mah lum nah cawshinnah." (Thanks to Vampire Buddha
Welsh: Dw i'n hoffi y cawsiau!
Roughly pronounced "Doo een hoffy uh cows-ee-i" (Thanks to Bobby G
Kiswahili: Mimi napenda jibini!
(Thanks to Carciofus
Hungarian: Szeretem a sajtokat
Roughly pronounced "ser-ethem ah shaj-toke-ath (with silent h-s) (Thanks to Eternal September
אני אוהב גבינה! (pronounced 'ani ohev gvina', H like in 'hard'). If you're female, use 'אני אוהבת גבינה' ('ani ohevet gvina') instead. -des
"Pidän juustoista!" (I don't think you want a wall of text here, so I won't try to teach you how to pronounce it.)
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(p.s. Since my goal is to be able to speak this phrase should I suddenly find myself transported to a foreign country with no means of conveying this important ideal, a phonetic spelling of the more difficult languages would also be appreciated.)
(p.p.s. If you also know how to say anything that might be likely to come up in conversations opened in this manner, let me know! Things like "Where is the bathroom" and "My digestive tract is a thing of nightmares" come to mind)
Move Along, There's Nothing To See Here.
—> I'll get you next time, Longcoat! neeeeeeexxxxxxxttttttt tttttiiiiiiiimmmmmeeeeeee!
—> That means a lot, coming from one of the Pretty Coolest Guys
I know here!
—> Oh, pshaw, I do what I must for the good of the wiki, so I need no thanks... I will take those cheeses, though! =P
- I have a question. What is your favorite cheese, Meeble? - English Ivy
—> H... how can you ask me such a thing? That would be like asking me to choose a favorite 2D Waifu! Inconceivable!
—> Though if I were forced to pick something at gunpoint, Gouda would be a rather safe bet for me. :) ~ Meeble
—> Now where would you get a preposterous idea like that? ;)
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—> ^ Wh.. what is this? I feel so dirty now... and I like it
—> Any time, my friend!
- I like cheeses too! My favorites are provolone and brie, but I don't mind most kinds! ~Glenn Magus Harvey
- Best. Avatar gallery. Ever. ~Shirow Shirow
- For Mother Russia! -desdendelle