Bitte - Please.
Danke - Thanks / thank you.
vielen Dank - Thank you very much.
mein fualt - my fualt
From my experiences in FFXI, these are a few phrases (I wish I had in Japanese back then) that I would recommend adding to German. It's been years since I've spoken the language, however; so if I prove rusty, please feel free to correct me. Wie bitte?
- I beg your pardon? Entschuldigen Sie, bitte, <insert request>?
- Excuse me, please, <insert request>? Können Sie mir bitte helfen?
- Can you please help me? Ich weiß nicht.
- I don't know. Ich spreche kein Deutsch.
- I don't speak any German. Danke fürs Mitspielen!
- Thank you for playing! Ich hoffe Sie bald wieder zu sehen.
- I hope to see you again soon. Viel Glück!
- Good luck! Weichen Sie zurück!
- Please retreat! Though this is just a guess, as I've had no experience with this word in German
For a solemn phrase of comfort, one would use Es tut mir Leid
to express their literal sorrow of the situation. This is not to be confused with Entschuldigen Sie, bitte
, to be used for bumping into someone or otherwise burdening them.
When used as a response to Danke
can also mean "You're welcome."
The umlaut (two dots above a letter) can be replicated by following the letter it complements with the letter 'e' (Für
). The eszett (which looks like a Greek Beta or capital B) can be replaced with a double 's' (weiß
And remember that if you try to conjugate German verbs with a translator, you'll want the Sie form for formality. The du form should only be used in reciprocation from the German player(s), as it can take years (if ever) for a person to grow close enough to use the it. Edited, Jul 19th 2010 4:38pm by PLDXavier