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26 Short Phrases To Connect With Your Global Teams In Eight Languages

26 short phrases to connect with your global teams in eight languages

Just a few words in someone’s own language can make a difference. Check out these short phrases if you want to connect (or have a laugh) with your colleagues and partners in their local language.

Because words matter, in every language

As staying home remains the new norm for many of us, we could do with lifting the mood and better-connecting with our colleagues. To help with this, we’ve translated some greetings, fun phrases and examples of some new lingo that have sprung up in casual conversation during the pandemic.

Take me to the translated phrases

So if you want to tell your colleagues the following in their own language:

  • Happy lockdown evening or weekend
  • Let them know you love their kitchen
  • Warn them you aren’t camera ready
  • Tell them it’s been fun having their kids join the Zoom call
  • Or just to thank them for their hard work and wish them well

You can find these and many more in the phrases below, professionally translated into eight of our most popular languages (French, Italian, German, Spanish, Romanian, Polish, Filipino and Simplified Chinese). We also translated some multilingual phrases of support earlier in the pandemic, if they are of interest.

How have we been using these phrases in Lingo24 so far?

Here are a few examples of how we are already using some of these phrases in Lingo24, but we’d love to hear other ideas that work for you:

  • To share a fun personal message over instant messaging
  • To sign off/begin an email with a light tone
  • To begin/end a Slack/Skype channel dedicated to one country using a phrase or two from the list below
  • As part of intro/sign off to written comms
Let us know if these help and we can look to translate them into additional languages or add more phrases.

View the translated messages:

French

Good morning
  • Bonjour
Good afternoon
  • Bon après-midi
Have a good evening
  • Bonne soirée
Have a good lunch break
  • Bonne pause déjeuner
Thank you
  • Merci!
Thank you for all your hard work
  • Merci pour tous vos efforts
Thank you for everything today
  • Merci pour tout ce que vous avez fait aujourd’hui
Stay safe
  • Prenez soin de vous
Speak soon
  • À bientôt
Speak tomorrow
  • À demain
Great work!
  • Excellent travail!
Great idea!
  • Excellente idée!
Excellent news!
  • Excellente nouvelle!
It’s been fun having your kids join our video call.
  • C’était amusant de voir vos enfants pendant notre conférence vidéo.
I don’t want to put my video on just now.
  • Je ne souhaite pas allumer ma vidéo tout de suite.
I haven’t done my makeup
  • Je ne suis pas maquillée
I haven’t done my hair.
  • Je ne suis pas coiffé. (masculine)
  • Je ne suis pas coiffée. (feminine)
I’m not actually camera ready 🙂
  • Je ne suis pas présentable pour la caméra 🙂
I love your kitchen!
  • J’adore votre cuisine!
I like your living room
  • J’aime beaucoup votre salon
Have a nice lockdown weekend
  • Bon week-end confiné
Have a nice lockdown evening
  • Bonne soirée confinée
Stay home and stay safe
  • Restez chez vous et prenez soin de vous
Hang in there with the homeschooling. Now we know how bad teachers have it!
  • Courage avec l’école à la maison. Maintenant on sait ce qu’endurent les professeurs!
What’s your dog’s name?
  • Comment s’appelle votre chien?
I like your dog
  • J’aime beaucoup votre chien

Italian

Good morning
  • Buongiorno
Good afternoon
  • Buon pomeriggio
Have a good evening
  • Buona serata
Have a good lunch break
  • Buon pranzo
Thank you
  • Grazie
Thank you for all your hard work
  • Grazie di cuore per il vostro assiduo lavoro
Thank you for everything today
  • Grazie per quanto fatto oggi
Stay safe
  • Restate al sicuro
Speak soon
  • Ci sentiamo presto
Speak tomorrow
  • Ci sentiamo domani
Great work!
  • Ottimo lavoro!
Great idea!
  • Ottima idea!
Excellent news!
  • Ottime notizie!
It’s been fun having your kids join our video call.
  • La partecipazione dei vostri bambini alla nostra videochiamata è stata davvero divertente!
I don’t want to put my video on just now.
  • Preferisco non accendere la videocamera proprio adesso.
I haven’t done my hair.
  • Non ho i capelli in ordine.
I haven’t done my makeup.
  • Non sono truccata.
I’m not actually camera ready 🙂
  • Sono impresentabile 🙂
I love your kitchen!
  • Adoro la tua cucina!
I like your living room
  • Mi piace il tuo salotto
Have a nice lockdown weekend
  • Buon fine settimana in quarantena
Have a nice lockdown evening
  • Buona serata in quarantena
Stay home and stay safe
  • Restate a casa e al sicuro
Hang in there with the homeschooling. Now we know how bad teachers have it!
  • Tieni duro con la didattica online! Sappiamo quanto sono cattivi gli insegnanti!
What’s your dog’s name?
  • Come si chiama il tuo cane?
I like your dog
  • Il tuo cane è adorabile

German

Good morning
  • Guten Morgen
Good afternoon
  • Guten Tag
Have a good evening
  • Einen schönen Abend
Have a good lunch break
  • Mahlzeit!
Thank you
  • Vielen Dank
Thank you for all your hard work
  • Danke für Ihre Arbeit heute
Thank you for everything today
  • Vielen Dank für alles heute
Stay safe
  • Passen Sie auf sich auf
Speak soon
  • Bis bald
Speak tomorrow
  • Bis morgen
Great work!
  • Tolle Arbeit!
Great idea!
  • Hervorragende Idee!
Excellent news!
  • Großartige Neuigkeiten!
It’s been fun having your kids join our video call.
  • Schön, dass Ihre Kinder auch bei unserer Videokonferenz dabei waren.
I don’t want to put my video on just now.
  • Ich möchte mein Video jetzt noch nicht einschalten.
I haven’t done my makeup
  • Ich bin mit meinem Make-up noch nicht fertig.
I haven’t done my hair.
  • Ich bin mit dem Frisieren noch nicht fertig
I’m not actually camera ready 🙂
  • Ich bin noch nicht kamerabereit 🙂
I love your kitchen!
  • Ihre Küche sieht toll aus
I like your living room
  • Ich mag Ihr Wohnzimmer
Have a nice lockdown weekend
  • Ein schönes Lockdown-Wochenende
Have a nice lockdown evening
  • Einen schönen Lockdown-Abend
Stay home and stay safe
  • Bleib sicher, bleib zu Hause
Hang in there with the homeschooling. Now we know how bad teachers have it!
  • Halten Sie durch mit dem Schulunterricht zu Hause. Jetzt wissen wir, wie schwer es Lehrer haben! Alles nicht so einfach!
What’s your dog’s name?
  • Wie heißt Ihr Hund?
I like your dog
  • Einen tollen Hund haben Sie

Spanish

Good morning
  • Buenos días
Good afternoon
  • Buenas tardes
Have a good evening
  • Que tengas una buena tarde
Have a good lunch break
  • Disfruta del descanso para almorzar
Thank you
  • Gracias
Thank you for all your hard work
  • Muchas gracias por el esfuerzo
Thank you for everything today
  • Gracias por todo lo que has hecho hoy
Stay safe
  • Cuídate
Speak soon
  • Hasta pronto
Speak tomorrow
  • Hasta mañana
Great work!
  • ¡Un trabajo excelente!
Great idea!
  • ¡Una idea magnífica!
Excellent news!
  • ¡Buenas noticias!
It’s been fun having your kids join our video call.
  • Fue divertido que tus hijos se unieran a nuestra videollamada.
I don’t want to put my video on just now.
  • Prefiero no activar el vídeo por ahora.
I haven’t done my makeup
  • No me he maquillado.
I haven’t done my hair.
  • No me he peinado.
I’m not actually camera ready 🙂
  • Ahora no estoy presentable 🙂
I love your kitchen!
  • ¡Me encanta tu cocina!
I like your living room
  • Me gusta tu salón
Have a nice lockdown weekend
  • Que tengas un buen fin de semana de confinamiento
Have a nice lockdown evening
  • Que tengas una buena tarde de confinamiento
Stay home and stay safe
  • Quédate en casa y cuídate
Hang in there with the homeschooling. Now we know how bad teachers have it!
  • Mucho ánimo con la educación en casa. ¡Ahora sabemos lo difícil que lo tienen los profesores!
What’s your dog’s name?
  • ¿Cómo se llama tu perro?
I like your dog
  • Me gusta tu perro

Romanian

Good morning
  • Buna dimineața!
Good afternoon
  • Bună!
Have a good evening
  • O seara frumoasă!
Have a good lunch break
  • Poftă bună!
Thank you
  • Mulțumesc!
Thank you for all your hard work
  • Mulțumesc pentru ajutor
Thank you for everything today
  • Mulțumesc pentru tot ce ai făcut azi.
Stay safe
  • Multă sănătate!
Speak soon
  • Ne auzim
Speak tomorrow
  • Ne auzim mâine
Great work!
  • Bună treabă
Great idea!
  • Super idee
Excellent news!
  • Ce veste bună!
It’s been fun having your kids join our video call.
  • Mă bucur că ni s-au alăturat și copiii.
I don’t want to put my video on just now.
  • Nu vreau să-mi pornesc camera momentan.
I haven’t done my makeup
  • Nu m-am machiat.
I haven’t done my hair.
  • Nu mi-am aranjat părul.
I’m not actually camera ready 🙂
  • Sunt nepregătit 🙂 (masculine)
  • Sunt nepregătită 🙂 (feminine)
I love your kitchen!
  • Îmi place mult mobila ta de bucătărie!
I like your living room
  • Îmi place foarte mult livingul tău.
Have a nice lockdown weekend
  • Weekend fain și izolare plăcută!
Have a nice lockdown evening
  • O seara frumoasă și izolare plăcută!
Stay home and stay safe
  • Stai acasă și ai grijă de tine.
Hang in there with the homeschooling. Now we know how bad teachers have it!
  • Răbdare cu școala online. Abia acum ne dăm seama cu ce au de-a face profesorii!
What’s your dog’s name?
  • Cum îl cheamă pe cățel?
I like your dog
  • Ce câine simpatic!

Polish

Good morning
  • Dzień dobry!
Good afternoon
  • Dzień dobry!
Have a good evening
  • Miłego wieczoru!
Have a good lunch break
  • Miłej przerwy na lunch!
Thank you
  • Dziękuję!
Thank you for all your hard work
  • Dziękujemy za ciężką pracę!
Thank you for everything today
  • Dziękujemy za całą dzisiejszą pomoc!
Great work!
  • Dobra robota!
Great idea!
  • Świetny pomysł!
Excellent news!
  • Świetna wiadomość!
It’s been fun having your kids join our video call.
  • Miło było zobaczyć Twoje dzieci podczas naszej rozmowy!
I don’t want to put my video on just now.
  • Nie chcę na razie włączać wideo.
I haven’t done my makeup
  • Nie zdążyłam się umalować. 🙂
I haven’t done my hair.
  • Nie zdążyłam się uczesać. 🙂
I’m not actually camera ready 🙂
  • Wyglądam mało wyjściowo 🙂
I love your kitchen!
  • Masz świetną kuchnię!
I like your living room
  • Masz piękny salon!
Have a nice lockdown weekend
  • Miłego weekendu w domu!
Have a nice lockdown evening
  • Miłego wieczoru w domu!
Stay home and stay safe
  • Zostań w domu i uważaj na siebie!
Hang in there with the homeschooling. Now we know how bad teachers have it!
  • Powodzenia z nauką zdalną. Teraz wiemy, z czym muszą się zmagać nauczyciele!
What’s your dog’s name?
  • Jak wabi się Twój pies?
I like your dog
  • Fajny pies!

Filipino

Good morning
  • Magandang umaga
Good afternoon
  • Magandang hapon
Have a good evening
  • Magandang gabi sa iyo
Have a good lunch break
  • Enjoy sa lunch break
Thank you
  • Salamat
Thank you for all your hard work
  • Salamat sa lahat ng pagsisikap ninyo
Thank you for everything today
  • Salamat para sa lahat ng bagay ngayong araw
Stay safe
  • Manatiling ligtas
Speak soon
  • Usap tayo sa susunod
Speak tomorrow
  • Usap tayo bukas
Great work!
  • Ang galing!
Great idea!
  • Magandang ideya!
Excellent news!
  • Magandang balita!
It’s been fun having your kids join our video call.
  • Nakakatuwang makasama ang mga anak mo sa video call natin.
I don’t want to put my video on just now.
  • Ayaw ko munang i-on ang video ko ngayon.
I haven’t done my makeup
  • Hindi pa ako naka-makeup
I haven’t done my hair.
  • Hindi ko pa naayos ang buhok ko.
I’m not actually camera ready 🙂
  • Hindi pa ako handang humarap sa camera 🙂
I love your kitchen!
  • Gustung-gusto ko ang kusina n’yo!
I like your living room
  • Gusto ko ang sala n’yo
Have a nice lockdown weekend
  • Enjoy sa lockdown sa weekend
Have a nice lockdown evening
  • Enjoy sa lockdown ngayong gabi
Stay home and stay safe
  • Manatili sa bahay at manatiling ligtas
Hang in there with the homeschooling. Now we know how bad teachers have it!
  • Hinay-hinay lang sa homeschooling. Alam na natin ngayon ang hirap ng mga guro sa mga ito!
What’s your dog’s name?
  • Ano’ng pangalan ng aso mo?
I like your dog
  • Gusto ko ang aso mo

Simplified Chinese

Good morning
  • 早上好
Good afternoon
  • 下午好
Have a good evening
  • 晚上好
Have a good lunch break
  • 午休愉快
Thank you
  • 谢谢
Thank you for all your hard work
  • 辛苦了
Thank you for everything today
  • 今天辛苦你了
Stay safe
  • 注意安全
Speak soon
  • 回头再聊
Speak tomorrow
  • 明天再聊
Great work!
  • 干得好!
Great idea!
  • 好主意!
Excellent news!
  • 好消息!
It’s been fun having your kids join our video call.
  • 让孩子们加入我们的视频通话很有意思。
I don’t want to put my video on just now.
  • 我这会儿不想开视频。
I haven’t done my makeup
  • 我没有化妆
I haven’t done my hair.
  • 我还没收拾头发。
I’m not actually camera ready 🙂
  • 我实际上没做好视频准备 🙂
I love your kitchen!
  • 我喜欢你的厨房!
I like your living room
  • 我喜欢你的客厅
Have a nice lockdown weekend
  • 祝你封城期间周末愉快
Have a nice lockdown evening
  • 祝你封城期间夜晚愉快
Stay home and stay safe
  • 留在家中并注意安全
Hang in there with the homeschooling. Now we know how bad teachers have it!
  • 坚持在家上学。我们现在知道老师们感染就麻烦了!
What’s your dog’s name?
  • 你的狗叫什么名字?
I like your dog
  • 我喜欢你的狗

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