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  • In numerous languages, just in case English doesn't work. ne hvala * Croatian nej tak * Danish nee dank u * Dutch ei kiitos * Finnish non merci * French nein danke * German no grazie * Italian no grazie * Norwegian não obrigado * Portuguese nu multumesc * Romanian no, gracias * Spanish and when all else fails, try ... no, thank you * English

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  • I thanked the taxi driver by saying kiitos ( "Thank you") as I got out, carefully making the i twice as long as the o, which is what I thought was correct.

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  • The way to say kiitos correctly - and I rehearsed this in my head - is to imagine five very short but equally spaced timing units for the word, with the

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  • Book fairs or festivals, those wonderful holidays in Conventionland all have to come to an end, and before you know it you're on a plane out of there, or worse, in the departure lounge of that hub airport -- Schiphol or Heathrow -- listening to all the Glaswegian accents of those around you, and all you have left is that automatic ouai when someone asks you a question, or kiitos when the barman gives you your change.

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  • This is how Finnish speaking people say kudos.

    July 1, 2009