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ειδικός μανικιούρ και πεντικιούρ…. is Greek, for expert manicures and pedicures.
At Oasis Pamper Bar, we speak the language of hands . . . .
The Albanian translation of the word, “hand” is “Gold”. In Portuguese, “hand” is mao, and in Italian, its la mano. Then there is our favorite, the plural of hand in Italian: le mani. In Ateso (or Teso), a language spoken in north-east Uganda and western Kenya, the word for hand is akan. In Armenian, its dzerq, and in Greek, the word for hand is χέρι.
No matter what part of the globe you hail from, when it comes to manicures (and pedicures, as well) , we speak the language of loving care for your hands, nails, skin and feet at Oasis Pamper Bar. For your enjoyment and enlightenment, here are a few translations of the word hand, chosen from more than 4000 languages spoken worldwide.
In Albanian: Gold
This language is spoken in Albania, Kosovo, Macedonia, and Montenegro
In German: Hand
In Aluku: Ana
This language is spoken in some villages Guiana located along the banks of the Maroni River
In English: Hand
In Armenian: Dzerq (ձեռք)
This language is spoken in Armenia.
In Ateso (or Teso): Akan
This language is spoken in north-eastern Uganda and western Kenya
Accuracy: plural “Akanin”
In Basque: Eskua
In Batangas: Hino
This language is spoken in Kribi, Cameroon.
In Berber (Amazigh): Afus
In Breton: Dorn
This language is spoken in Brittany (France)
Accuracy: the plural, daouarn
In Catalan: Ma
Chinese (Mandarin): Shou , 手
In Comoros (shikomori): Mhono
This language is spoken in the Comoros.
In Cornish: Dorn
Haitian Creole (Haitian Kreyol): Men
This language is spoken in Haiti.
In Croatian: Ruka
In Duala: Dia
This language is spoken in Cameroon.
Accuracy: “Maa” in the plural.
In Ejja thesis: Eme
This language is spoken in Bolivia and Peru.
Accuracy: This is the second syllable is accented. The first ‘e’ disappears in most morphological processes (incorporation, composition, in some cases if possessed, etc …)
In Spanish: Mano
In Esperanto: Mano
This language is spoken around the world
In fala: Man
This language is spoken in the north of Extremadura, Spain.
Accuracy: the plural, Mas
In Finnish: Kasi
This language is spoken in Galicia (Spain).
Accuracy: Sometimes pronounced / mao / (area of Ourense)
Welsh (Cymraeg): Llaw
This language is spoken in Wales (Cymru)
Accuracy: the word is commonly used dwylo (literally “two hands”) to talk about hands in general
In Hausa: Hannu
This language is spoken in Niger, Nigeria, northern Cameroon and in many cities of West Africa.
In Hebrew: Yad
This language is spoken in Israel.
In Hungarian: Kez
In Italian: Mano
This language is spoken in Italy
Accuracy: la mano , plural le mani
In Japanese: Te ,手
In Kabyle (Taqbaylit): Afus
The Berber language is spoken in Algeria.
Accuracy: plural ‘iffassen’
In Kaqchikel: -q’a ‘q’a. b’aj
This language is spoken in the region of the Altiplano (“Highland”), Guatemala.
In kiholo (holu): Kikanda kya kuboku
This language is spoken in the DRC and Angola
Accuracy: The holu is a Bantu language group K
In Kinyarwanda: Ikiganza
This language is spoken in Rwanda.
Accuracy: pl. “Ibiganza”
In libinza: Likata
This language is spoken in Congo.
Accuracy: “arms” says Eboko or loboko
In Malagasy: Tanana
This language is spoken in Madagascar.
Accuracy: with accent on the first syllable
In Mapuche (Mapudungun): cug, cuq
This language is spoken in southern Chile and Argentina and (Araucania).
Accuracy: mancug / mancuq (right hand)
In Yucatec Maya (yukateko): K’ab
This language is spoken in the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico.
In Dutch (Flemish): Hand
This language is spoken in the Netherlands, Belgium, Suriname and the Caribbean
Norwegian (Bokmål): Hand
This language is spoken in Norway.
This language is spoken in the Pays d’Oc (France, Italy, Spain)
In Fulani (Peul, Fulfulde): junngo, juunngo
This language is spoken in Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Sudan, Nigeria, Niger, Burkina Faso, Mali, Mauritania, Senegal, Gambia, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Ghana, Togo and Benin.
Accuracy: nyaamo (“eating”) = right hand; nano (which feels, perceives) = left hand
In Portuguese: Mão
This language is spoken in Portugal, Brazil, Guinea-Bissau, Cape Verde, Macau, Sao Tome and Principe, Mozambique, East Timor, Goa, Daman, Dadra and Nagar-Haveli (India)
Accuracy: expression “estar na certa mão” sense of direction, eat-in-hand “be acquired”
In Punu: Dikake
This language is spoken in south-western Gabon.
Accuracy: the plural, Makake
In Quechua: Maki
This language is spoken by Quechua peoples of Peru, Bolivia, and Ecuador
Accuracy: variant of Quechua spoken in the Sierra, in the Ecuadorian Andes
In Romanian: Mana
This language is spoken in Romania and Bessarabia.
In Sami: Giehta
In Serbian: Ruka
In Slovakia: Ruka
Swahili (Kiswahili): Mkono
This language is spoken in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Democratic Republic of Congo.
Accuracy: pl. “Mikono”
In Tuareg (Tamashek, Tamahaq): Afous
This language is spoken in Algeria, Mali, Niger, Burkina Faso and Libya.
In Czech: Ruka
In Chukchi: myngylgyn
This language is spoken in Chukotka (Russia).
In Wolof: Loxo
This language is spoken in Senegal.
Oasis Pamper Bar recommends: Visit this interesting site, http://www.sorosoro.org, for more information about the languages of the world.
Again, we thank you for your valued business, and look forward to continuing to serve you.
Oasis Pamper Bar welcomes our newest hair salon stylist Marcie Bias. Stay tuned for more details. In the meantime, schedule your hair appointments by simply calling 510-594-0225. Tell the Front Desk to schedule you with Marcie Bias. Oasis Pamper Bar is conveniently located at 3823 San Pablo Avenue, Emeryville, California 94608.
Emeryville, California – Super Bowl Sunday, February 7, 2010 – Regardless of the outcome, New Orleans Saints, or Indianapolis Colts, sprinting from the twenty to the forty to the fifty to the five yard line could cause a peculiar phenomenon known among sports afficionados as Super Bowl Feet, a particularly troublesome condition which causes the big toe to get sacked, the middle toe to fumble and the little toe to go deep to the end zone. And that’s just on the left foot. With Super Bowl Feet, the right foot has been known to want to stay in bed all day.
The worst cases have been known to develop on Super Bowl Sunday and can be seen among female sports fans who have been doing the twenty-to-forty-to-fifty sprint between the refrigerator, the stove and the corner store for extra chips, dip and wings, in sideline service to the twentysomethings, fortysometings and fiftysomethings who are actually watching the contest.
Super Bowl Sunday can be hard on your feet. But never fear. Regardless of who wins the match, or which team you cheered and schlepped for, you can find relief at Oasis Pamper Bar. This Tuesday only, (known famously as After Super Bowl Tuesday) the first twenty customers who announce that they are suffering from Super Bowl Feet can get 20% off of any Oasis Pamper Bar Pedicure. This offer is good from 10 am until 3pm, Tuesday February 9, 2010. Wear any NFL sports team apparel for an additional 5% off. (Oakland Raiders keychains count).