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Do you use non-English phrases during contests?
  Posted: Jun 10, 2002   (89 votes, 4 comments) by N2MG

Survey Results
I speak (an)other language(s) fluently and use it (them) all the time. 18% (16)
I can hold simple conversations in some other languages and use those languages when I can. 35% (31)
Yes, but usually only to curse at someone. 1% (1)
I muddle through some phrases like thank you. 37% (33)
I know some phrases but am usually too embarrassed to use them. 2% (2)
Never. 7% (6)

Survey Comments
Wakarimasu Ka
Hai, nihongo hanashimsau. Domo arigato gozaimasu.

Posted by AD6WL on July 5, 2002

I often use simple phrases like "thank you" to end each QSO in the appropriate language. For the guys sitting there listening to you, I think this may encourage others to call who may not be totally comfortable with English, and besides it is also fun! Here's a primer with phonetics (in parentheses):

German: Danke (donk uh)
Russian: Spasibo (spa si' bah)
French: Merci (mer cee')
Italian: Ciao (chow) or Grazie (grot' see)
Spanish: Gracias (gra see' us)
Japanese: Domo (doe mo)
Swedish: hej hej (hay hay)
Finnish: hei hei (hay hay)

There are longer versions but these will get you started!

73, Bill W4ZV

P.S. The formatting on this site sucks bigtime!

Posted by W4ZV on June 11, 2002

I usually use English except while working W/N/K stations when I usually slip effortlessly into fluent American.

Posted by M5EET on June 11, 2002

Diese Abstimmung dauerte nicht lang....(tnx google)

Posted by N8VW on June 10, 2002

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