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Subject: Happy Birthday, Henk!

Written By: warped on 10/24/12 at 5:57 am

Happy Birthday to a fellow scorpio.

Let's see how effective google translate is:

"Gelukkige Verjaardag"




Subject: Re: Happy Birthday, Henk!

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/24/12 at 6:10 am

Wij wensen u een heerlijke dag voor je verjaardag, hebben een goeie!

Subject: Re: Happy Birthday, Henk!

Written By: Howard on 10/24/12 at 7:07 am

Happy Birthday!

Subject: Re: Happy Birthday, Henk!

Written By: Henk on 10/24/12 at 9:28 am

Thanks evryone (so far). :)

It's so true... 46 today, but I still feel like a 45-year old. :D


Happy Birthday to a fellow scorpio.

Let's see how effective google translate is:

"Gelukkige Verjaardag"


"Happy" is "Gelukkig", that's correct. But in Dutch it's more common to wish someone a Prettige Verjaardag (more like a pleasant anniversary).


Wij wensen u een heerlijke dag voor je verjaardag, hebben een goeie!


Terrible translation! (Not your fault, Philip.)
"Have a good one!" roughly translates to "Veel plezier!"
The trouble with "You" is that it can be translated to both "u" en "je/jij". U is the more formal form of addressing (used in particular to address someone significantly older than you or someone you're not acquainted with), whereas je/jij is used among friends and peers.

Subject: Re: Happy Birthday, Henk!

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/24/12 at 9:29 am


Thanks evryone (so far). :)

It's so true... 46 today, but I still feel like a 45-year old. :D

"Happy" is "Gelukkig", that's correct. But in Dutch it's more common to wish someone a Prettige Verjaardag (more like a pleasant anniversary).

Terrible translation! (Not your fault, Philip.)
"Have a good one!" roughly translates to "Veel plezier!"
The trouble with "You" is that it can be translated to both "u" en "je/jij". U is the more formal form of addressing (used in particular to address someone significantly older than you or someone you're not acquainted with), whereas je/jij is used among friends and peers.
That is all right, just blame Google Translate!

Subject: Re: Happy Birthday, Henk!

Written By: meesa on 10/24/12 at 9:30 am

Happy Birthday!  :)

Subject: Re: Happy Birthday, Henk!

Written By: amjikloviet on 10/24/12 at 9:35 am

Happy birthday!! :)

Subject: Re: Happy Birthday, Henk!

Written By: Henk on 10/24/12 at 9:42 am


Happy Birthday!  :)



Happy birthday!! :)


Thanks and thanks! 8)

Subject: Re: Happy Birthday, Henk!

Written By: warped on 10/24/12 at 10:03 am



"Happy" is "Gelukkig", that's correct. But in Dutch it's more common to wish someone a Prettige Verjaardag (more like a pleasant anniversary).



Well, at least I didn't wish you that all your camels become pregnant and may you attend a Justin Bieber concert, singing only "Doors" music.  :D

Subject: Re: Happy Birthday, Henk!

Written By: snozberries on 10/24/12 at 10:31 am

Happy birthday Henk!!!

Subject: Re: Happy Birthday, Henk!

Written By: Henk on 10/24/12 at 10:54 am


Well, at least I didn't wish you that all your camels become pregnant and may you attend a Justin Bieber concert, singing only "Doors" music.  :D


Well, that certainly would be some story to tell my grandchildren (...should I live to tell the tale)!  ;D


Happy birthday Henk!!!


Thanks, Q. :)

Subject: Re: Happy Birthday, Henk!

Written By: wildcard on 10/24/12 at 11:30 am

Happy Birthday

Subject: Re: Happy Birthday, Henk!

Written By: Henk on 10/24/12 at 11:33 am


Happy Birthday


Thank you, Ann. :)

Subject: Re: Happy Birthday, Henk!

Written By: CatwomanofV on 10/24/12 at 11:48 am

Prettige Verjaardag , Mijn Vriend. Mag alle uw wensen komen uit. En karma.



Cat

Subject: Re: Happy Birthday, Henk!

Written By: Henk on 10/24/12 at 12:14 pm


Prettige Verjaardag , Mijn Vriend. Mag alle uw wensen komen uit. En karma.



Cat


Thank you, Cat. :)

FYI: "May all your wishes come true" = "Dat al je wensen werkelijkheid mogen worden."  ;)

Subject: Re: Happy Birthday, Henk!

Written By: CatwomanofV on 10/24/12 at 1:03 pm


Thank you, Cat. :)

FYI: "May all your wishes come true" = "Dat al je wensen werkelijkheid mogen worden."  ;)



Oops. Sorry. Again, you can blame an on-line translator. I did try.



Cat

Subject: Re: Happy Birthday, Henk!

Written By: Ashkicksass on 10/24/12 at 1:34 pm

HAPPY BIRTHDAY HENK!!!

You are just the coolest, and I hope you have a wonderful day.  :D

Subject: Re: Happy Birthday, Henk!

Written By: ladybug316 on 10/24/12 at 2:35 pm

Prettige Verjaardag & Happy Birthday, Henk!  I hope it's been a great day for you!

Subject: Re: Happy Birthday, Henk!

Written By: nally on 10/24/12 at 2:36 pm

Happy birthday, Henk!! Hope all is well! :)

Subject: Re: Happy Birthday, Henk!

Written By: Henk on 10/24/12 at 2:51 pm



Oops. Sorry. Again, you can blame an on-line translator. I did try.



Cat


And I appreciate the effort. :) Those on-line translators have their shortcomings, clearly.


HAPPY BIRTHDAY HENK!!!

You are just the coolest, and I hope you have a wonderful day.  :D


Aww, that's so sweet of you to say. Now you got me blushing. :D


Prettige Verjaardag & Happy Birthday, Henk!  I hope it's been a great day for you!


Thanks Shannon. :) So far this day's been good. I've postponed the party until this weekend, though.


Happy birthday, Henk!! Hope all is well! :)


Thank you, Jeff. :) Yes, everything is well.

Subject: Re: Happy Birthday, Henk!

Written By: loki 13 on 10/24/12 at 3:24 pm

Happy Birthday Henk, I hope you've had a great day!

Subject: Re: Happy Birthday, Henk!

Written By: Henk on 10/24/12 at 3:32 pm


Happy Birthday Henk, I hope you've had a great day!


Thank you Kevin. :) I've had a great day, but I hope the weekend will be even better!

Subject: Re: Happy Birthday, Henk!

Written By: snozberries on 10/24/12 at 5:24 pm


And I appreciate the effort. :) Those on-line translators have their shortcomings, clearly.




Some of my happiest days have come from using google translate on my family members fb page  ;D

Subject: Re: Happy Birthday, Henk!

Written By: bookmistress4ever on 10/24/12 at 7:55 pm

Happy birthday or a pleasant anniversary of your birth (whichever you choose)  ;D

Subject: Re: Happy Birthday, Henk!

Written By: Dagwood on 10/24/12 at 9:11 pm

Happy birthday!  (although I am sure it is over for you by now) ;D

Subject: Re: Happy Birthday, Henk!

Written By: Henk on 10/25/12 at 5:17 am


Happy birthday or a pleasant anniversary of your birth (whichever you choose)  ;D



Happy birthday!  (although I am sure it is over for you by now) ;D


Thank you both! :) (hey, better late than never)

Subject: Re: Happy Birthday, Henk!

Written By: gibbo on 10/26/12 at 5:07 am

Happy birthday to my favourite Dutchman!  :)

Subject: Re: Happy Birthday, Henk!

Written By: Henk on 10/26/12 at 5:15 am


Happy birthday to my favourite Dutchman!  :)


And just how many Dutchmen do you know...? ::) :D ;D ;)

Thanks anyway! :)

Subject: Re: Happy Birthday, Henk!

Written By: gibbo on 10/26/12 at 7:16 am


And just how many Dutchmen do you know...? ::) :D ;D ;)

Thanks anyway! :)


Well .. there's Barry Hay, George Kooymans, Alides Hidding and ummm, and the guitarist in Pussycat!

Subject: Re: Happy Birthday, Henk!

Written By: danootaandme on 10/26/12 at 12:49 pm



http://www.zwani.com/graphics/dutch/images/dutch_happy_birthday.gif

Subject: Re: Happy Birthday, Henk!

Written By: Henk on 10/26/12 at 3:20 pm



http://www.zwani.com/graphics/dutch/images/dutch_happy_birthday.gif


Thank you! :)

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