Translate my birthday card
September 14, 2006 4:36 AM   Subscribe

Incomprehensible birthday messages - Swahili and Russian flavours...

Help me defeat office clever clogs who've written on my birthday card in foriegn languages. One, which google suggests is Swahili, reads:Nadhania maisha yaki iko sawa na pia una mbuzi Weugi!!

The other is in Russian - but worse - it's in dreadful handwriting - I have scanned it and put it here.

Any help much appreciated - special bonus points for appropriate replies in the same languages!
posted by prentiz to Writing & Language (7 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Best answer: Swahili: I trust/hope your life is good and also you have a lot of goats!

What do you want to say in the reply?
posted by gadha at 4:46 AM on September 14, 2006

Best answer: The Russian one (with misspellings) says: "Hello, my name is Sarah. I'm thirteen."

What sort of response do you want — grateful, friendly, snarky ... ?
posted by rob511 at 4:50 AM on September 14, 2006

Response by poster: Gadha - you're a star - something like many thanks - I hope you have plenty of goats too?
posted by prentiz at 4:51 AM on September 14, 2006

Response by poster: rob511 - something friendly would be good!
posted by prentiz at 4:56 AM on September 14, 2006

Reply: Asante sana. Nina tamani kwamba wewe pia ana mbuzi wengi.
posted by gadha at 5:09 AM on September 14, 2006

gadha - Unasema "...wewe pia una mbuzi wengi." Ndio?
posted by rkent at 9:38 AM on September 14, 2006

Suggested reply: Здравствуй, Сара! Спасибо за милое приветствие.

(Hello, Sarah. Thanks for your nice greeting.)
posted by rob511 at 4:42 PM on September 14, 2006

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