Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Chag Sameach

Judaism 101: Expressions and Greetings:
"Chag Sameach (KHAHG sah-MEHY-ahkh) Hebrew. Literally, joyous festival. This is an appropriate greeting for just about any holiday, but it's especially appropriate for Sukkot, Shavu'ot and Pesach (Passover), which are technically the only festivals (the other holidays are holidays, not festivals)."
Borat 101: Greetings:
Jak sie masz - "how are you?" (from the Polish "Jak się masz?", the Polish "Jak sie masz?"). Returning to Central Asia, the Uyghur greeting "yahşimusiz" means "are you well?", and in Uzbek it's "yaxshimisiz". Perhaps ironically, especially in light of Borat's views on Uzbeks, "yaxshi emas" means "not good/well" in Uzbek. Also a common term of greeting in several slavic languages.


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