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makhan10
05-26-2009, 05:27 AM
he says that whenever a ball is out

woodrow1029
05-26-2009, 08:31 AM
he says that whenever a ball is out

I think you are mis-hearing. The umpire is calling the score in French.

sureshs
05-26-2009, 08:49 AM
The umpire is saying "Got your ***" which sounds like Gonzalus in French.

crazylevity
05-26-2009, 09:25 AM
I think you are mis-hearing. The umpire is calling the score in French.

Woodrow, would you be so kind as to post how to call scores in French/Spanish? Thanks.

woodrow1029
05-26-2009, 09:36 AM
French:
15 - Quinze (kanz)
30 - Trente (trahnt)
40 - Quarante (kah-rahnt)
all - (ah)

deuce - Egalite
advantage - avantage

Spanish:
15 - Quince (ken-say)
30 - Treinta (trayn-ta)
40 - Cuarenta (quah-ren-ta)
all - Iguales

deuce - Iguales
advantage - ventaja (ven-ta-ha)

crazylevity
05-26-2009, 09:41 AM
Merci/Gracias.

sureshs
05-26-2009, 09:51 AM
I find it interesting how umpires in tourneys in Spanish-speaking countries will announce scores only in Spanish if both players understand it, but repeat them in English if they don't. But the French will only announce in French all the time.

THESEXPISTOL
05-26-2009, 10:01 AM
In my country there's a proverb that says: 'In Rome, be Roman'

CalmxPanicked17
05-26-2009, 10:28 AM
I find it interesting how umpires in tourneys in Spanish-speaking countries will announce scores only in Spanish if both players understand it, but repeat them in English if they don't. But the French will only announce in French all the time.

it's an attempt to teach players french, duh! :p

oneleggedcardinal
05-26-2009, 10:38 AM
French:
15 - Quinze (kanz)
30 - Trente (trahnt)
40 - Quarante (kah-rahnt)
all - (ah)

deuce - Egalite
advantage - avantage

Spanish:
15 - Quince (ken-say) keen-seh
30 - Treinta (trayn-ta)
40 - Cuarenta (quah-ren-ta)
all - Iguales

deuce - Iguales
advantage - ventaja (ven-ta-ha)

Just to help everybody out, it would be better to pronounce 'quince' like this.

Thanks for the post, Woodrow.

tacou
05-26-2009, 10:45 AM
In my country there's a proverb that says: 'In Rome, be Roman'

when in rome, do as the romans do... I think that's how it goes in english.

Gorecki
05-26-2009, 10:46 AM
you probably heard "quinze-all" (15-all)... it sounds like "gonzalus"....:)

veroniquem
05-26-2009, 10:49 AM
you probably heard "quinze-all" (15-all)... it sounds like "gonzalus"....:)
Except he would say "15 partout", not 15 all.

Gorecki
05-26-2009, 10:52 AM
Except he would say "15 partout", not 15 all.

yes i know.. that is why i posted the smiley... :)

Gorecki
05-26-2009, 10:54 AM
or should i say..

oui... je sais bien... ces't la reason de mon "smiley"..

veroniquem
05-26-2009, 10:55 AM
or should i say..

oui... je sais bien... ces't la reason de mon "smiley"..
Ah d'accord!

woodrow1029
05-26-2009, 11:08 AM
Except he would say "15 partout", not 15 all.
No. In France, they use quinze-a.. They only use partout for the set score, and in a tiebreak.

In Canada they use partout for 15, and 30 all.

woodrow1029
05-26-2009, 11:09 AM
Just to help everybody out, it would be better to pronounce 'quince' like this.

Thanks for the post, Woodrow.
Thanks.. missed an "e". :-)

Bhagi Katbamna
05-26-2009, 11:13 AM
Merci

You don't have to ask for mercy.

veroniquem
05-26-2009, 11:14 AM
No. In France, they use quinze-a.. They only use partout for the set score, and in a tiebreak.

In Canada they use partout for 15, and 30 all.
You're right, thanks for the correction. They use it for games in France like "2 jeux partout".

joeri888
05-26-2009, 11:34 AM
People in the United States, and all around the world actually, should be educated a lot less self-centered. It's not that you need French to have a good life in the United States, but it should be good to know anything about European countries, their languages,culture etc. it's no offense towards the OP, but imo it should be absolutely normal that everybody can conversate a little in at least three out of English, German, French, Spanish, Chinese..

sureshs
05-26-2009, 11:45 AM
I don't think so. It is possible to be very broad minded without knowing many languages. It is just a mindset. People will mainly learn the languages they use and also which are economically advantageous. No point forcing stuff on them. Otherwise do you expect someone to be intolerant of Africans and Japanese just because they don't know Swahili and Nihongo? Where is the end to it?