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How do you say Satan in other languages?

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Bestbank Tiger, May 21, 2009.

  1. Xyan

    Xyan Cyber Monk

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    Sa Dan in Chinese. Just another attempt to translate directly from English. Satan is an alien concept to the Chinese.
     
  2. Steph

    Steph Multi Many Tasks man Retired Moderator

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    No, it is also Satan.

    We also use Lucifer, or "Le Diable" (never Diable alone).

    Belzebuth and Asmodée also exists, but Satan and le Diable are the most common, Lucifer is third.
     
  3. Bast

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    I know but I got confused whether they were asking for how to say the word in another language. Do you use anglicised pronunciation or not?
     
  4. Steph

    Steph Multi Many Tasks man Retired Moderator

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    We obviously pronouce it the French way.

    Satan :
    - Sa with a like in "car",
    - tan with "an" like in "ant"

    Saton would be with a On like in Ontario
     
  5. Bast

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    Thanks. I thought it was like On as in Anjou.
     
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    Anjou is said like "ant", not On...
     
  7. Bast

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    So Anjou is different to Angleterre? Blanc?

    I always pronounced the vowels in Mont Blanc the same way. I thought this was right.
     
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    No, in Anjou , Angleterre and Blanc, the an are said the same.

    No, on and an in Mont Blanc are different. Similar to Ontario and Ant.

    If they were said the same, we would have written Mont Blonc or Mant Blanc.
     
  9. flyingchicken

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    It is that outrageous accent you French people have.
     
  10. Bast

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    Thanks. Yeah tell me about it. I've been pronouncing the vowels the same way and my French teachers and local French people (during holidays) have never said anything about it. I suppose it's not that important until you get really advanced or you live in France. :lol:
     
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    It's not easy for English speakers to pronounce correctly the French an, ou, on, in.

    But as we are a friendly welcoming people, we are lenient with the foreigners who tried.
     
  12. McManus

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    Other words for satan in finnish is Perkele, which also doubles as many other swear words, and Piru is sometimes used to refer to satan, more often it just means devil..
     
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    That's not what happens in the Shahnameh, and it certainly doesn't mesh with the image of Dhulqarnayn that is so often attributed by Qur'anic scholars to Alexandros.
     
  14. Luckymoose

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    El Diablo, I think it means fighting chicken.
     
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    civ_king Deus Caritas Est

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    El Diablo.
     

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