Some people have normal bucket list goals, like skydiving, or hiking Mt. Kiliminjaro. Whatever, I’ve got those too, but until then, I’ve got this unique goal:
I want to learn how to say, “I don’t speak X language” in every language, where X is the name of the language. My totally arbitrary rules for my totally random life goal include the fact that I am not allowed to just google the answer, I have to be taught by a friend who speaks the language.
I’m up to 14 languages, so I’d like to share. Please add any additional languages that you speak in the comments section! (with the phonetic spelling, also, if you please) ‘Cause we’re all friends, right? Right?
I wrote my phonetic interpretation, the google translate version of any symbols, and the English translation. I apologize for any mistakes! Feel free to correct them; this is about learning.
Jeg snakker ikke norsk — I don’t speak Norwegian.
Den milao elinika (Δεν μιλάω ελληνικά) — I don’t speak Greek.
Watashi wa Nihongo o hanashimasen (私は日本語が話せません) — I don’t speak Japanese.
Wobushwo putong hwa (我不會講普通話) — I don’t speak Chinese.
I am not a member of the set of mathematicians — I don’t speak mathematician.
Je suis désolé, je ne parle pas français — I’m sorry, I don’t speak French.
Nanege Kannada gotella (ನಾನು ಕನ್ನಡ ಮಾತನಾಡುವುದಿಲ್ಲ) — I don’t speak Kannada.
Teriadu Tamil (நான் தமிழ் பேச வேண்டாம்) — I don’t speak Tamil.
Yah nee rosmovayu Ukrayinskoyu (Я не говорю український) — I don’t speak Ukrainian.
Ich kein nicht Deutsch spreche — I don’t speak German.
No hablo español — I don’t speak Spanish.
Não falo português — I don’t speak Portuguese.
Non parlo italiano — I don’t speak Italian.