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2005-06-23

Sprechen Sie Singapore?

Singapore Airlines keeps coming up with new things that make their competitors look like lazy slackers. The idea of broadcasting quick in-flight language lessons isn't new, but bringing your passengers up to eleven choices in languages definitely is. Later this year, nine more languages will be introduced.

Passengers who take advantage of the opportunity for onboard Berlitz lessons will be emailed a certificate. This program is now available on about two-thirds of Singapore's fleet.

2 Comments:

  • At 5:36 PM, Blogger eLarson said…

    Hello!
    Ola!

    Good-bye
    Adios

    Please
    por favor

    Beer
    cervesa

    I need a bottle opener, please?
    Necesito un destapador, por favor.

    Where is the bathroom?
    Donde esta' el ban~o?

    --
    I figure that'll get me by Spanish speaking countries. :)

    It'd me nice to learn them in about 9 more. (I last started the sequence in Portuguese, but I haven't had to go back to Brazil and therefore my skill has atrophied.)

     
  • At 2:45 PM, Blogger Kory O said…

    eLarson -

    I could help ya with German & Russian (German first....then the Russian):

    Hello!
    Guten tag!!
    Privyet!

    Good-bye
    Auf Wiedersehen!
    Do svidanya!

    Please
    Bitte
    Pozhalsta

    Beer
    Bier
    Pivo

    Need a bottle opener, please
    (Sorry, don't know that in any language but English...)

    Where's the bathroom?
    Wo ist ein Toilette?
    Gidye toylet?

    Ok...for those of you who speak Russian, yeah, I know that's not how they're spelled, but that will get 'em close to pronouncing it right. And when it comes to important things like beer, gotta get the pronunciation right! ;)

     

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