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Old July 9th, 2013, 04:28 PM   #21061
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When I translliterated some cyrillic here, I did it the Spanish way, not the English one.
Many cyrillic words are transliterated in different ways in different languages. For example the Russian city is written Yekaterinburg in English, Ekaterinburg in Italian, Jekaterinburg in German and Iekaterinbourg in French.
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Old July 9th, 2013, 04:31 PM   #21062
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In Hungary, too, it was usual until the 1960's to hungarianize foregin names. As Hungarian people use the names in reversed order (related to most of European nations), i.e. family name first, given name last, we not only gave a Hungarian name to foreign people but changed the name order, too.
The famous French novel writer was Verne Gyula, the German writer of Winnetou was May Károly, the first president of the USA Washington György. The famous Communist philosophists were Marx Károly and Engels Frigyes.
I laughed a lot when I read in a newspaper of 1938, the the Japanese ambassador in Budapest was called Nakamura István. I wonder how his Japanase name was translated to István (Hungarian for Stephen) :-)
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Old July 9th, 2013, 04:34 PM   #21063
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Especially at a game against Real Madrid, even if only a friendly.
Nah, kidding, that was also in shops etc.

But it's interesting, I didn't meet someone here who recognized the language. Funny moment was at the clinic canteen in Ingolstadt where I frequently eat with my gf, and there was also another colleague coming from Moldova. I think we also spoke louder then the average. And some doctors sitting just besides us asked us when we sat up to leave, what language it is, it sounds like Italian, but then also like Czech, and they were very intrigued

Because cursing comes naturally in native language. And also the cursing in German is pathetic
The same thing when driving, like spinoza said...
Well, I have to admit that I usually swear in English at people here. Du blöde Wixer and Scheiss Hührenson is not quite the same oi you ******* popflop *******...
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Old July 9th, 2013, 04:49 PM   #21064
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I laughed a lot when I read in a newspaper of 1938, the the Japanese ambassador in Budapest was called Nakamura István. I wonder how his Japanase name was translated to István (Hungarian for Stephen) :-)
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Old July 9th, 2013, 05:46 PM   #21065
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Talking about funny language issues, in Slovakia, we usually attach the suffix "-a/ova" to slovak female surnames. If my surname was Novak, the surname of my wife would be Novakova. Some people (especially newspapers editors) apply that also to foreign famous females, so cases like Britney Spearsova or Michelle Obamova is nothing rare.

But the ridiculous situation happens in case of actress Goldie Hawn. It can be transliterated as Goldie Hawnova, what sounds like "Goldie made of s**t" since hovno means s**t

Some funny issues are also related to some southslavic surnames like Kokot what literally means m**********r.

A second league team from Slovakia has hired a slovenian football player named Kokot but fired him day after. Since Slovak football is low-graded, some fans made fun of that and told, that we had lot of own m**********rs in our football teams, so we had not needed anyone more.
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Old July 9th, 2013, 06:26 PM   #21066
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Talking about footballers...
This one is pretty well-known in Italy even if he never played here.
The reason: his surname means s**t in Italian.
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Old July 9th, 2013, 06:34 PM   #21067
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Old July 10th, 2013, 09:37 AM   #21068
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Talking about footballers...
This one is pretty well-known in Italy even if he never played here.
The reason: his surname means s**t in Italian.
And what about Nicholas N'Koulou? His surname meaning "in the butt". I read somwhere a jolly journalist went to the streets in Naples asking "allora, l'avete preso N'Kolou?" (so, did you get/take N'Koulou)

Or what about world famous Kakŕ (shi*ting)... "
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Old July 10th, 2013, 10:12 AM   #21069
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So, speaking about "the name of that town of Italy means something weird in Danish" now comes "the name of that athlete means something weird in Greek" topic? :-)
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Old July 10th, 2013, 10:31 AM   #21070
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"One thing led to another..."
(we were young and we would scream together songs unsung)
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Old July 10th, 2013, 10:53 AM   #21071
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Talking about footballers...
This one is pretty well-known in Italy even if he never played here.
The reason: his surname means s**t in Italian.
I wonder why is not known in Eastern Spain (including the Balearic islands), despite in Catalan "shit" is spelt the same way as Italian.

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And what about Nicholas N'Koulou? His surname meaning "in the butt". I read somwhere a jolly journalist went to the streets in Naples asking "allora, l'avete preso N'Kolou?" (so, did you get/take N'Koulou)

Or what about world famous Kakŕ (shi*ting)... "
In Spanish Kaka sounds like "caca" which means "poo". And we have had two footballers with that surname playing in Spain.
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Old July 10th, 2013, 07:11 PM   #21072
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Currently, I'm planning a holiday in Greece with my fiancee. We would like to travel there by car. The only problem is, the official owner of the car I drive is my mother. Do you think it may be a problem especially on border checks?

A friend of mine had a negative experience on Ukrainian entrance check. His sister owned the car and was not present, so the border policeman did not wanted to let him in and sent him back to Slovakia because of that.
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Old July 10th, 2013, 07:18 PM   #21073
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In Serbia we have so called "autorisation to drive another person's vehicle abroad". It's issued by AMSS (Serbian autoclub) equivavelnt of Slovakian SATC. So contact your local SATC branch.
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Old July 10th, 2013, 07:25 PM   #21074
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I always drove into Serbia with my father's car. I was never asked about anything.
We have the same family name, but not the same name.
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Old July 10th, 2013, 10:06 PM   #21075
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Thank you guys. I still don't know why I am supposed to have any additional documents if I have green card, vehicle registration certificate and my surname in my ID card and passport is the same as my mom's (in green card and certificate).
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Old July 10th, 2013, 10:09 PM   #21076
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Thank you guys. I still don't know why I am supposed to have any additional documents if I have green card, vehicle evidence certificate and my surname in my ID card and passport is the same as my mom's (in green card and certificate).
Because your mother may have not given you permission to drive her car to a foreign country. Not saying that this is the case here, but that's one reason why you need to have written authorization from her, and notarized by relevant state-sanctioned officials.
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Old July 10th, 2013, 10:15 PM   #21077
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Because your mother may have not given you permission to drive her car to a foreign country. Not saying that this is the case here, but that's one reason why you need to have written authorization from her, and notarized by relevant state-sanctioned officials.
But why should be foreign police even bothered about that? The only person who may bother about that is my mum. Isn't it private affair? I will also borrow sun umbrella and deckchairs from my parents. Should I have permission to use them too?
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Old July 10th, 2013, 10:18 PM   #21078
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my car is still on my fathers name and I drove it everywhere, had some police checks in Austria, Italy and France, no problems, but I never drove outside EU
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Old July 10th, 2013, 11:08 PM   #21079
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I drove my parents car in Serbia, Hungary, Austria, Croatia, Slovenia and Italy without any special documents.

I also drove a car from my company in Romania without problems (car registered in Austria).
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