|By Ann Phelan (Extraordinary BonaireTalker - Post #1103) on Saturday, May 10, 2003 - 6:46 am:|
I am starting a new thread.
|By Kate Hickson (Experienced BonaireTalker - Post #150) on Monday, May 12, 2003 - 4:48 pm:|
|By MINELA AREVALO (New BonaireTalk Poster - Post #3) on Saturday, July 12, 2003 - 10:39 am:|
ALGUIEN DE BONAIRE QUE HABLE CASTELLANO
|By John Richardson (BonaireTalker - Post #28) on Wednesday, July 30, 2003 - 5:23 pm:|
anyone know what "cement" is in Papiamento?
|By MINELA AREVALO (New BonaireTalk Poster - Post #5) on Wednesday, July 30, 2003 - 5:31 pm:|
a don't speak inglish, only spanish
|By seb schulherr (Experienced BonaireTalker - Post #830) on Thursday, July 31, 2003 - 12:06 am:|
Cement is semènt. Concrete is betòn.
|By John Richardson (BonaireTalker - Post #40) on Thursday, July 31, 2003 - 3:49 pm:|
That is cool, but the word I need translated into English is "Cement" as in this photo
|By Karin van Veen (Experienced BonaireTalker - Post #307) on Friday, August 1, 2003 - 7:20 pm:|
John, tonight I have asked some Bonairean friends. They didn't know what it meant either! They did tell me that people do use different words on Aruba than on Bonaire. My idea is still that it has something to do with glue/stick (don't put or stick photo's here), my husband had another idea, though, might it have something to do with cemetery (graveyard) (don't take pictures of the graves)
|By John Richardson (BonaireTalker - Post #57) on Friday, August 1, 2003 - 7:40 pm:|
What started all of this is that when I got home and read it I interpreted it as don't take pictures_____ without the pastors permission. So I was a little concerned because I didn't want to disgrace their place of prayer. So this started my year long quest to get this translated. I can tell you that this is a Grotto, there are no graves present(to my knowledge) because it is all rock in that area. No grave site is present. But thanks for your help!, and here is the link to the full picture if you want to take a look.
|By Carole Baker (Extraordinary BonaireTalker - Post #2487) on Saturday, August 2, 2003 - 1:31 am:|
Was that the chapel at Alto Vista, John? Maybe it means "Post no Bills" no graffiti, etc. Not certain. Might be a religious thing, too. If it is the chapel at Alto Vista I have been inside and taken photos when no services were in session. Beautiful little chapel. Carole
|By Karin van Veen (Experienced BonaireTalker - Post #319) on Saturday, August 2, 2003 - 5:18 am:|
Hi John, I still think it means not to put (glue, plaster) pictures up there in the grotto. Will print the pic and ask around a bit more, I have several Antillian friends, including some from Aruba, maybe they know.
|By michael gaynor (Extraordinary BonaireTalker - Post #1678) on Saturday, August 2, 2003 - 3:26 pm:|
direct translation...It is forbidden to put any images and cement picures,etc without the permission of the pastor... Most likely the posting is to notify family members not to paste photos, etc to grave stones....
|By John Richardson (BonaireTalker - Post #62) on Monday, August 4, 2003 - 1:49 am:|
excellent thanks for the input everyone. Makes me feel better that I didn't take a picture when I wasn't suppossed to.
|By Carole Baker (Extraordinary BonaireTalker - Post #2491) on Monday, August 4, 2003 - 8:44 pm:|
Hi, John! How did you enjoy your stay at the Divi?? Carole
|By Karin van Veen (Experienced BonaireTalker - Post #352) on Tuesday, August 5, 2003 - 7:53 am:|
An older man from Aruba told me that image in this case is not "pictures" but "statue", so it's forbidden to put up statues there, cement means something like build here!
|By Karin van Veen (Experienced BonaireTalker - Post #353) on Tuesday, August 5, 2003 - 8:20 am:|
OK, now I'm sure, another colleague from Aruba also said imagen is statue. If it would have to mean picture, it would have said "portret".
|By MINELA AREVALO (New BonaireTalk Poster - Post #6) on Tuesday, August 5, 2003 - 9:56 am:|
no longer I want to receive but from these messages, not not even of which they speak to me, and the worse thing is than not even I speak ingles.
|By John Richardson (BonaireTalker - Post #77) on Tuesday, August 5, 2003 - 8:03 pm:|
hmm not sure what you mean Minela. Carole, The resort was ok, except for the timeshare side apparently(where we stayed, since mother-in-law has a timeshare with them). The timeshare rooms were dirty, dishs and bathroom especiall. The air conditionar leaked so profuslely that it flooded half of the room in one of our groups room. Another room had ants, and smelled horible. Mine, the bathroom reaked so bad at times the whole room smelled, and the toilet wasn't bolted to the floor so it would tip from side to side, You also had to watch what you were doing when you flushed or the handle would stick and it would run continously. It took them 3 days to fix the other parties rooms, so I didn't bother with my toilet issue. Would I go to BonAire again, YES!!! would I stay at Divi on BonAire? NO!!!!!!!!!!! It's kinda terrible because the Divi Aruba is so nice, and the staff is so prompt should you need something.
|By John Richardson (BonaireTalker - Post #78) on Tuesday, August 5, 2003 - 8:04 pm:|
Oh the snorkling off of Divi was awesome by the way.
|By Ameera Braat (New BonaireTalk Poster - Post #3) on Tuesday, March 9, 2004 - 6:06 pm:|
hi,do you know that if you contact a real estate office on bonaire you can often (if you travel with 4 or more people) better rent a house for a month or so?for 500 to 600 dollars you have a house with pool.and you can bring whome ever you want to stay with you.
|By Stephanie (New BonaireTalk Poster - Post #1) on Wednesday, March 24, 2004 - 10:26 am:|
Hey , i'm from Aruba (beside bonaire) if ya need any translation i'm here , cuz i can speak papiamneto to , ktk tur hende na bonaire , ami ta sv , nada di haci dus ma decidi pa manda un msg :P
|By Elvira M. Bolanos (BonaireTalker - Post #93) on Friday, April 9, 2004 - 8:13 am:|
|By barbara castro (New BonaireTalk Poster - Post #1) on Monday, July 5, 2004 - 3:32 pm:|
HOLA A TODOS....BONAIRE ES UN LUGAR ESTUPENDO PRECIOSO EN MI VIDA HE VISTO UN LUGAR TAN HERMOSO EN EL VIVI 12 ANOS Y FUERON LOS MAS HERMOSOS DE MI VIDA,AHORA VIVO EN NORTH CAROLINA ,PERO LA VIDA DE ISLA ES LO MEJOR....BENDICIONES
|By Dennis Abraham (BonaireTalker - Post #11) on Thursday, February 24, 2005 - 8:35 am:|
If you are looking for the big blue dictionary, they can be found at the Chat 'n Browse located in the strip mall just south of the Sand Dollar. There is a stack of about 8 of them in the rear left hand corner - selling for around $32 US. Tell Mike that "Abe told you about them!" No I don't get a commission. Just trying to help.
|By Dennis Abraham (BonaireTalker - Post #12) on Thursday, February 24, 2005 - 8:40 am:|
Are these the SAME CDs from Talk Now that have 102 languages on them? If so, you can get through them in about two days with about an hour an day. When done you can count to 3, exchange pleasantries, know the names of several foods, place setting items and a few phrases. There are no colors, no way to ask a question - other than where is ...
|By mari penny (New BonaireTalk Poster - Post #1) on Wednesday, May 31, 2006 - 7:53 pm:|
|By Cynde (Moderator) (Moderator - Post #263) on Wednesday, May 31, 2006 - 10:26 pm:|
Mari, you might want to start new threads and post your question under "Local Items" or "Everything Else." You may get more responses there.
|By Marilyn Mc Clain Friedrich (BonaireTalker - Post #12) on Thursday, June 1, 2006 - 12:52 am:|
Mari, I am a US citizen and speak Papiamento. Feel free to E-Mail me regarding the nature of the assignment. I also have had some experience public speaking in Papiamento. If it is, however, for an assignment with a lot of technical language requirements, you would need a more specifically trained person.
|By michael Kaplan (New BonaireTalk Poster - Post #1) on Monday, August 2, 2010 - 1:11 pm:|
can some one translate this for papiamento to english for me please, thanks
|By MadMan (Experienced BonaireTalker - Post #233) on Tuesday, August 3, 2010 - 1:29 am:|
Did you get the kiss that i have send to you trough Jen or mike ... ? yes i did get it trough Jen, because i think Mike keeps them for himself: how are things over there were still waiting for Mike
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