Countries of the World

Afghanistan
2Akrotiri
3Albania
4Algeria
5American Samoa
6Andorra
7Angola
8Anguilla
9Antarctica
10Antigua and Barbuda
11Argentina
12Armenia
13Aruba
14Ashmore and Cartier Islands
15Australia
16Austria
17Azerbaijan
18Bahamas, The
19Bahrain
20Bangladesh
21Barbados
22Bassas da India
23Belarus
24Belgium
25Belize
26Benin
27Bermuda
28Bhutan
29Bolivia
30Bosnia and Herzegovina
31Botswana
32Bouvet Island
33Brazil
34British Indian Ocean Territory
35British Virgin Islands
36Brunei
37Bulgaria
38Burkina Faso
39Burma
40Burundi
41Cambodia
42Cameroon
43Canada
44Cape Verde
45Cayman Islands
46Central African Republic
47Chad
48Chile
49China
50Christmas Island
51Clipperton Island
52Cocos (Keeling) Islands
53Colombia
54Comoros
55Congo, Democratic Republic of the
56Congo, Republic of the
57Cook Islands
58Coral Sea Islands
59Costa Rica
60Cote d'Ivoire
61Croatia
62Cuba
63Cyprus
64Czech Republic
65Denmark
66Dhekelia
67Djibouti
68Dominica
69Dominican Republic
70Ecuador
71Egypt
72El Salvador
73Equatorial Guinea
74Eritrea
75Estonia
76Ethiopia
77Europa Island
78Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)
79Faroe Islands
80Fiji
81Finland
82France
83French Guiana
84French Polynesia
85French Southern and Antarctic Lands
86Gabon
87Gambia, The
88Gaza Strip
89Georgia
90Germany
91Ghana
92Gibraltar
93Glorioso Islands
94Greece
95Greenland
96Grenada
97Guadeloupe
98Guam
99Guatemala
100Guernsey
101Guinea
102Guinea-Bissau
103Guyana
104Haiti
105Heard Island and McDonald Islands
106Holy See (Vatican City)
107Honduras
108Hong Kong
109Hungary
110Iceland
111India
112Indonesia
113Iran
114Iraq
115Ireland
116Isle of Man
117Israel
118Italy
119Jamaica
120Jan Mayen
121Japan
122Jersey
123Jordan
124Juan de Nova Island
125Kazakhstan
126Kenya
127Kiribati
128Korea, North
129Korea, South
130Kuwait
131Kyrgyzstan
132Laos
133Latvia
134Lebanon
135Lesotho
136Liberia
137Libya
138Liechtenstein
139Lithuania
140Luxembourg
141Macau
142Macedonia
143Madagascar
144Malawi
145Malaysia
146Maldives
147Mali
148Malta
149Marshall Islands
150Martinique
151Mauritania
152Mauritius
153Mayotte
154Mexico
155Micronesia, Federated States of
156Moldova
157Monaco
158Mongolia
159Montserrat
160Morocco
161Mozambique
162Namibia
163Nauru
164Navassa Island
165Nepal
166Netherlands
167Netherlands Antilles
168New Caledonia
169New Zealand
170Nicaragua
171Niger
172Nigeria
173Niue
174Norfolk Island
175Northern Mariana Islands
176Norway
177Oman
178Pakistan
179Palau
180Panama
181Papua New Guinea
182Paracel Islands
183Paraguay
184Peru
185Philippines
186Pitcairn Islands
187Poland
188Portugal
189Puerto Rico
190Qatar
191Reunion
192Romania
193Russia
194Rwanda
195Saint Helena
196Saint Kitts and Nevis
197Saint Lucia
198Saint Pierre and Miquelon
199Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
200Samoa
201San Marino
202Sao Tome and Principe
203Saudi Arabia
204Senegal
205Serbia and Montenegro
206Seychelles
207Sierra Leone
208Singapore
209Slovakia
210Slovenia
211Solomon Islands
212Somalia
213South Africa
214South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands
215Spain
216Spratly Islands
217Sri Lanka
218Sudan
219Suriname
220Svalbard
221Swaziland
222Sweden
223Switzerland
224Syria
225Taiwan
226Tajikistan
227Tanzania
228Thailand
229Timor-Leste
230Togo
231Tokelau
232Tonga
233Trinidad and Tobago
234Tromelin Island
235Tunisia
236Turkey
237Turkmenistan
238Turks and Caicos Islands
239Tuvalu
240Uganda
241Ukraine
242United Arab Emirates
243United Kingdom
244United States
245Uruguay
246Uzbekistan
247Vanuatu
248Venezuela
249Vietnam
250Virgin Islands
251Wake Island
252Wallis and Futuna
253West Bank
254Western Sahara
255Yemen
256Zambia
257

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"The most universal

quality

is diversity."

 Cultures provide people

with ways of

thinking--ways of seeing,

hearing,

and interpreting the world.

Demographers tell us that our society

is becoming increasingly racially

and ethnically diverse. 

Think about it:

The active presence of God in all things

created extends to all space and every place.


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Effective communication with people

of different cultures is especially challenging.

When the languages are different,

and translation has to be used to communicate,

the potential for misunderstandings increases.

The same words can mean different things

to people from different cultures,

even when they talk the "same" language.


Take Time To Communicate Effectively
With Different Cultures.

   Communicating with people

from different cultures

means that we need to understand

their world, their values, beliefs,

and customs.

  This allows for better understanding

of different cultures and an understanding

of potential cross-cultural

misunderstandings.

         

Each culture has its own way of communicating,

eating, sharing, and showing affection. Most

cultures remain intact by passing along their

nuances, habits, and sayings for hundreds of

years, with only slight variations occurring

within each generation.

        

Communication is not only about the words we speak, we also need to pay attention to:

  • Body language
  • Tone
  • How things are said
  • What is not said
  • The cultural meaning of what is said and how it is said.
  •     

 Cultural differences effect communication

on all levels.

Cross-cultural environments requires

more attention.

Building strong cross-cultural skills starts with

learning to listen to all aspects of the

communication.

When communicating with someone from a

different culture we need to put aside

our busy habits and take in as much

information as we can.

We can do this by simply being ourselves,

with quiet confidence,

discreet respect, and an attentive presence.  

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Multiculturalism and diversity bring people in closer contact with each other.

The more interpersonal contact with people

from different backgrounds will lead to greater

communication, understanding,

mutual respect, and social harmony.


Combined with globalization of the world,

in general, it is ultimately good for our society

that we are becoming culturally diverse. 


 May we become more Appreciative of the Rich Diversity of Our International Heritages.

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"I Love You" in Different Languages

Afrikaans Ek is lief vir jou
Ek het jou lief
Albanian Te dua
Amharic Afekrishalehou
Arabic Ana Behibak (to a male)
Ana Behibek (to a female)
Armenian kezi chat ge sirem (in western Armenian)
yes kez sirum em (in eastern armenian)
yes kez shat em siroom
aruba
bonaire and curacao
mi stimabo
Assyr
Assyrian
Az tha hijthmekem
ANA KI BAYINAKH
Australian 'ave a beer :-)  (Please keep in mind that this is only a joke! Yes, Australians speak English.)
Azerbaijanian Men seni severam
Basque
(A region of Spain and France)
Maite zaitut.
Asko maite zaitut. (I love you a lot)      Nere Maitea (My love)
Bavarian I mog di narrisch gern
Bengali Ami tomAy bhAlobAshi
Berber Lakh tirikh
BHOJPURI ham tahara se pyar karila
Bicol Namumutan ta ka
Bisaya Nahigugma ko nimo
Bosnian volim te (most common)  (Volim Te Ba)
ja te volim (less common)
Brazilian Portuguese eu te amo
Bulgarian Obicham te
Cambodian kh_nhaum soro_lahn nhee_ah
Bon sro lanh oon
Cantonese Ngo oi ney
Catalan T'estim (mallorcan)
T'estime (valencian)
T'estimo (catalonian)
T'estim molt (I love you a lot)
Cebuano Gi Gugma Kita
chaldean
a new form of aramaek
Hey- Ben- nahh (to female)
Hey-Ben-noohh (to male)
Chamorro Hu Guiya Hao
Chanchal main (i like you)
main Tere bina main ji nahi pauga (i love you)
mail tere bina kaha jauga
Chinese Wo ie ni
Manderin
Wo ai ni
Croatian Volim te (most common), or
Ja te volim (less common)
Czech miluji te
Danish Jeg elsker dig
Dhivehi
(Maldivian Language)
Aharen Kalaa Dhekeh Loabivey
Dutch Ik hou van jou
East Timor (Timorese) Hau hadomi (Hau=I hadomi=love o=you)
English I love you!
Esperanto Mi amas vin
Estonian Ma armastan sind
Mina armastan sind (formal)
Persian (Farsi) Tora dust midaram
Flemish (Vlaams) ik zie je graag   or   ik hou van je
Ik heb je lief (in songs)
Finnish Mina rakastan sinua
French Je t'aime
Friesian Ik bin fereale op dy
Ik ha^ld fan dy (Most commonly used phrase) (the ^ is above the a)
Gaelic Ta gra agam ort  (Tá mé i ngrá leat?)
Galician Ámote
Georgian Me shen mikvarkhar
German Ich liebe dich
i moag di  (an old saying for "i like you")
I mog Di ganz arg! (Suebian: South German dialekt.)
Greek S'agapo
Hausa Ina sonki
Hawaiian Aloha wau ia 'oe
Hebrew aNEE oHEIVET oTKHA (female to male)
aNEE oHEIV otAKH (male to female)

female to male "ani ohevet otcha".
male to female "ani ohev otach".

Hindi Main tumse pyar karta hun (Male will say to Female) Mai Tumshe Pyaar Karta Hun
Main tumse pyar karti hun (Female will say to Male)
Hokkien Gwa ai di  (Wa ai lu?)
Hopi Nu' umi unangwa'ta
Hmong "Kuv Hlub Koj"  
Pronounced "Goo (rising tone) Hloo (high tone) Gah (falling tone"
Hungarian Szeretlek te'ged
Icelandic Ég elska þig (pronounced jeg elska thig)
Indian languages:  

Assamese (Guwahati, India)

moi tumak val pau
Gujarati
(a dialect of India)
"Tane Prem Karoo Choo"
Kannada
Nanu nimmege preti maditi idini
Naanu Ninna Preethisuve  (Naanu Ninanu Pritisutene)
Maithili
hom ahaan sei pyaar karey chhi
Malayalam-1
Malayalam-2
Malayalam-3
Malayalam (Kerala)
ngyaan ninne premikkunnu (Enjan Ninnei Premikunnu)
"Njan ninne pranikunnu" or "njan ninne premikkinu"
"enikku ninne ishttamanu" (enneke nine ishtam)
NJAN NINNE SNEHIKKUNNU (Njan ninne premikkunnu)
nnan   ninney   snehikkunnu
enikku ninne ishtamanu
nan ninne premikkunnu, nan ninne snehikkunnu
Manipuri
aina nangbu nunshi
Oriya
Mu tumaku bhala paye
Punjabi
Main tenu pyar karda haan
Meno Tere Na Pyar Wa
Menu Twadey Naal Pyar Hai
me tumse pyar ker ta hu'
Sindhi
Aue tava saa pyar kar ya ti ( female to male)
Aue tosa pyaar kar ya to ( male to female
Tamil
NAN UNNAI KHADAL LIKERAN
Naan Unnai Khadalikkeren
Telugu
1. "Nenu ninnu premisthunnaanu" (It represents the opposite person in SINGULAR).
2. "Nenu mimmalni Premisthunnaanu" (It represents the opposite person in PLURAL).
naanu ninnu premishthaanu (Nenu Ninnu Premisttu nanu)
Nenu Ninnu Premisthunnanu  (nenne nenu premistunnanu)
Marathi
Mala tujhashi prem aahe. 
Maza Tuzyavar Prem Ahe
Majha tujhyavar prem aahe
Indonesian Saya cinta padamu
Saya Cinta Kamu
Aku tjinta padamu
saya mengasihi saudari (formal expression from male to female)
saya mengasihi saudara (formal expression from female to male)
Malay/Indonesian
Saya cintakan awak(awak=kamu=you)
Aku sayang engkau (engkau=kamu=you)
Malay
Saya cintamu
Saya sayangmu  (
Saya cintakan mu / Saya cinta mu ?)
Niasan
(one of tribes in Indonesia)
omasido khou
Javanese language
(a tribe in Indonesia)
kulo tresno panjenengan (high languange)
aku tresno karo kowe (low languange)  (Aku tresna kowe!)
in Java Indonesia: aku cinta kamu
Irish taim i' ngra leat
Italian Ti amo
Ivatan Ichaddaw ko imo
Japanese Kimi o ai shiteru  (Anata wa, dai suki desu ?)
Javanese Kulo tresno marang panjenengan (formal)
aku terno kowe (informal)
Karen Ya Eh Na Arr Gyi Law.
Kashmiri meh chi chain maai
Kazakh Men seny jaksy kuremyn
Kiswahili Nakupenda
Konkani Hanv tukka preeti karta
Korean Tangsinul sarang ha yo  (SA LANG HAE / Na No Sa Lan Hei?)
Koryese Ten� eretemar
Kurdish Ez te hezdikhem
mn tom oxshawet or xoshm awet ???
     Hawrami Washem Grakani
Kyrgyz Men seni syuem
Lahu Nga naw hta ha ja.
Lao Khoi huk chau
Laos Chanrackkun
Latin Te amo  (Ego te amo ?)
Vos amo
Amo te
Latvian Es Tevi milu  (Es m lu Tevi ?)
Lingala Nalingi yo
Lithuanian að myliu tave  (As Myliu Tave)
A? tave myliu. [Ash tave myliu]
Luganda (from Uganda) nkwagala
Luo Aheri
Macedonian Te sakam
Madrid lingo Me molas, tronca
Malaysian saya cinta awak   or   saya sayang awak
Maldivian dhivehi - varah loabi vey
Maltese In?obbok (In?obbok ?afna: I love you very much!)
Mandarian Wo ai ni
Mapudungun
(a language spoken in central Chile and west central Argentina by the Mapuche)
Inchepoyeneimi
Mohawk Konoronhkwa
Moldova (Moldovian) Te iubesc
Craciun fericit si un An Nou fericit! (Merry Christmas and a happy new year!)
Mongolia Bi chamd khairtai
Myanmar (Burma) Nga nint ko chit dae
Nga nint go chit tel.
Navajo Ayor anosh'ni
Ndebele Ngiyakuthanda
Nepali Ma timlai maya/prem garchu
Norwegian Jeg elsker deg (Bokmaal)
Eg elskar deg (Nynorsk)
Pashto
(National Language of Afghanistan)
Za Tasara Meena Kawam
Za tha sara meena laram  (Za la ta sara meena kawom)
Persian Tora dost daram  (Tora Doost Darem ?)
Duset daaram (informal language)
Dustat daaram (more peotic)
\'a\' here sounds like \'a\' in \'pat\' and \'aa\' sounds like \'u\' in \'umberlla\'. :))
Pilipino Mahal Kita
Iniibig Kita
Polish Kocham ci?
Ja Cie Kocham (Pronounced Yacha kocham)
Ja ci? kocham (thats acurate spelling) is completly not in use.
\"Ja\" is \"I\" and in this type of sentence we just skip it.
Portuguese Eu amo-te (continental)
Eu te amo (Brazilian)
Punjabi Main tenu pyar karda haan
Meno Tere Na Pyar Wa
Menu Twadey Naal Pyar Hai
me tumse pyar ker ta hu'
Romanian Te iubesc
Russian Ya lyublyu tebya
Ya vas lyublyu
Ya tebya liubliu
Scot Gaelic Tha gra\dh agam ort
Serbian Volim te (most common), or
Ja te volim" (less common)
Serbo-Croatian Volim te
Shona Ndinokuda
Sinhalese Mama Oyata Aadarei
Sioux Techihhila
Slovak lubim ta
Slovenian (Slovene) Ljubim te
Somalia Languages Waan kujeclahay
Spanish Te quiero
Te amo
Swahili Naku penda
Swedish Jag älskar dig (pronounces) jag aelskar dig
Swiss-German Ch'ha di ga"rn
Tagalog Mahal kita
Iniibig kita
Taiwanese Gwa ai lee
Tamil NAN UNNAI KHADAL LIKERAN
Naan Unnai Khadalikkeren
Thai Phom Rak Khun
Ch'an Rak Khun
Khao Raak Thoe / chun raak ter
Tibetan Nga Chola Gagai Yo. Nga Chola Tsewa Yo
Tunisian NMOUT ALIK
Ha eh bak (ÃÍÈß - spelled AHEBAK)
Turkish Seni seviyorum!
Ukranian Ya tebya kahayu
Ya tebe kohayu (Y
a tebe kohau)
ya tebya lyublyu (Russian variant)
Yalleh blutebeh
Y
a lublu tebe (ryss variant)
Urdu (Pakistan) MUJHAY TUM SAY MOHABBAT HAY  or
Main tum say pyar karta hoon.

Mea tum se pyaar karta hu (when a guy says it)
Mea tum se pyar karti hu (when a gal says it)

Vietnamese Anh ye^u em (man to woman)
Em ye^u anh (woman to man)
Toi yeu em
Vlaams (Flemish) ik zie je graag or ik hou van je
Ik heb je lief (in songs)
Welsh 'Rwy'n dy garu di.
Yr wyf i yn dy garu di (chwi)
Rwy'n caru ti
western Lombard mi te voeuri ben
(Milan/Milano-Com/Como-Varez/Varese-Lodt/Lodi-Lech/Lecco-Pavia/Pavia-Nuara/Novara and in Switzerland Tesin/Ticino and Graubunden/Grizun-for a total population 12,000,000 and 80% mother tongues and bilingual with Italian)
xhosa ndiyakuthanda
Yiddish Ikh hob dikh lib
Yoruba Mo ni ife re
Zazi Ezhele hezdege (sp?)
Zuni Tom ho' ichema

 

 

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