The Hive Workshop is a very diverse multi-cultural / multi lingual community. Nearly all users are fairly proficient in the practice and use of the English language: as in real life, English often unites people from around the globe. It never ceases to amaze me just how well so many people can think and communicate so well in multiple languages. This thread is designed for each of us to teach one another some basic phrases in our own language(s) so that we can expand our horizons, learn, and become better acquainted. I will post in some of the very basic words and phrases that I know; I'll be grateful if you guys can teach me others. Phrase / Word Danish En français German Italian Russian Spanish hello / good day hej / goddag bonjour Guten Tag ciao / buongiorno hola goodbye / good night farvel / godnat au revoir / bon soir guten abend ciao / arrivederci / buonanotte adios friend ven ami(e) / copain freund amico/a drug amigo peace fred paix Frieden pace mir paz love kærlighed Amour liebe amore amor please ??? s'il vous plait bitte per favore por favor thanks tak merci danke grazie spasibo gracias welcome velkommen bienvenue willkommen benvenuto/a bienvenido help hjælp aider hilfe Aiuto ayudar The information is very incomplete. As everyone contributes their own language(s) to this thread, I should be able to make it more helpful and useful. As the table indicates, help is needed: especially with languages not presently included.