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07-01-2008, 12:14 PM

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Hello,

I have a question which has been bugging me. How come country names in Europe are different depending which country you are in? This is especially strange when the country has the same alphabet as another. Town/City names seem to be the same no matter the language, but for example in English you would say Spain... yet the Spanish people call theiry country Espana.

Why are country names not universal?
Because they speak different languages in Europeland
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07-01-2008, 12:17 PM

You know this always crossed my mind! I agree with you country name should be universal and in one common word no matter the language. It's not only Europe though; there are other Arab countries as well as countries in the East.

Arabic: Urdrun.
English: Jordan.

Arabic: Al Hind.
English: India.

Arabic: Surya.
English: Syria.

Arabic: Ingaltra.
English: England.

Sometimes you can tell from the tone of it, but still I think it should be common regardless of the language.
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07-04-2008, 04:58 AM

Hmmm, let's list some more!!!

But really quick, to Suki:
Yeah, I actually HATE American Football..
Soccer...or Football, Futbol, Whatever you call it in Spain,
is my sport! Haha XD

Ok!!! (Some repeats may occur, sorry...)

English - German

United States of America - Vereinigte Staaten von Amerika (Ohh! Technical! XD)
Canada - Kanada
Mexico - Mexiko
England - Vereinigtes Königreich
Portugal - Portugal
Spain - Spanien
France - Frankreich
Germany - Deutschland
Liechtenstein - Liechtenstein
Switzerland - die Schweiz
Austria - Österriech
Netherlands - Niederlande
Italy - Italien
Denmark - Dänemark
Hungary - Ungarn
Poland - Polen
Greece - Greichenland
Turkey - die Türkei
Russia - Russland
Japan - Japan
South Korea - Südkorea
People's Republic of China - Volksrepublik China

Hell, even cities can be spelled different!

EX

Tokyo - Tokio
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spanish - 07-04-2008, 05:25 AM

England-Inglaterra
Germany-Alemania
Japan-Japon
China-China
Italy-Italia
and so on.........
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07-04-2008, 06:11 AM

now something else!:

english-farsi:

Japan: Japon
France: Farance
Austria: Otrish
Germany: Alman
Arabia: Arabi
China: Chin
Brazil: Berezil
Italy: Italia
Slowakia: Slowakia
Turkey: Turk


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07-10-2008, 08:44 PM

haha.. in slovenian is also different! XD

Slovenia ~ Slovenija
England ~ Anglija
Germany ~ Nemčija
Netherlands ~ Nizozemska
Hungary ~ Madžarska
Sweden ~ Švedska
Denmark ~ Danska
Finland ~ Finska
Czec republic ~ Češka
United States of America ~ Združene Države Amerike
Japan ~ Japonska
China ~ Kitajska
Poland ~ Poljska
France ~ Francija
Greece ~ Grčija
Italy ~ Italija
Spain ~ Španija
Austria ~ Avstrija
Switzerland ~ Švica
Turkey ~ Turčija
Russia ~ Rusija
Ukraine ~ Ukrajina
Norway ~ Norveška
Croatia ~ Hrvaška
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07-10-2008, 08:52 PM

Aw..I wanna know how Scotland is spelled in your languages...lol.

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07-10-2008, 08:56 PM

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Aw..I wanna know how Scotland is spelled in your languages...lol.
in slovenian Scotland is Škotska


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07-10-2008, 10:14 PM

Scotland in italian is "Scozia" and his population is called "Scozzesi"


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07-10-2008, 10:30 PM

anyways....

My mom says....

England....Inglatera
America....America.....or united states ....estados unidos
Mexico....Mejico
Canada....Canada
Japan.....Japon
Spain....Espana
Italy.....Italia
Germany....Alemania

and.....that's all I can think of...



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