2014 Snapshots

Wednesday, July 13

corner view–postcard

today’s CV theme – postcards.postcard for cv

not until after my first year in Thailand did I realize that Sawadee ka not only was a hello greeting but a good bye one too.

How about in your corner do you have the same word for hello and good bye?

for more corner views start with Francesca.

15 comments:

♥ w o o l f ♥ said...

no, we don't it. is 'hallo' and 'dag', here! but i kinda take to hello and good bye in the same word. confusing, sometimes? ha ha ha.... ;)
n♥

♥ w o o l f ♥ said...

and thank you for your love from thailand.. i can't hardly imagine but is heart warming to receive your best wishes!
n♥

cate said...

gorgeousness. how are you doing?

Menthe Blanche said...

In France we use the same word: "Salut" for Hello & Bye. Thank you for this postcard :)

Francesca said...

Ciao! :)

Jewel said...

Interesting. I've never heard of a language that used the same greeting for hi and bye. In Spanish, we have two goodbyes - one carries more permanency, and the other only temporary. I like that. <3

Mari said...

I think that's cool! We don't have the same word, but then the English language is difficult in many ways!

likeschocolate said...

Languages are interesting. English has so many words for things where as others use fewer.

Heather said...

Thailand is on my travel wish list - hopefully, my 2013 holiday. (Nerd that I am, have my holidays "planned" through 2017.)

Susanna said...

no, we have hallo or hi and in different part of the Netherlands we say different kind of bye: doei, dag, juust, howdoe!!
and probably more!!!

this is nice!

Dorte said...

beautiful postcard :)

Beth said...

I really like this postcard--shows the culture not just the place. Is the person hiding from the camera, do you think?
Good old English language:hello and goodbye.
In these parts it's more a "Hey!" and a "See ya!" (Appalachia southeastern Ohio).

flowtops said...

To add to Nadine and Susannah: There is this very poignant story by Dutch writer Simon Carmiggelt, in which he describes a rather sad woman who just says "Doeg" (Goodbye) when someone enters or leaves the café she's in. She doesn't bother to check which way the customers are going (in or out). I've always liked this story.

Theresa said...

Hi Kari!

We do.

jgy said...

I like that, and will try to remember it when I greet a friend who is from Thailand.

Different words for hello (ohayo, konnichiwa,etc), and goodbye (sayonara) in Japan.

Sawadee ka!

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