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Say what now? (Multilingual speaker hunt)

Daniel Eads Atlassian Team Mar 27, 2019

Your challenge

  1. Find someone who has a different native language than you do
  2. Fulfill at least one of the following:
    1. Take a picture with them (and you) and post it here
    2. Get them to teach you their native word for "Community" and post it


  • Show them how to find their nearest Atlassian User Group using the interactive AUG map at or at
  • If they are on Atlassian Community already, @mention them in your reply

14 answers

There are very few Chinese users in the Atlassian community. I regret that I have no plans to attend this summit and I can't take photos with my community partners, but I can tell you how the community uses Chinese to express it.



@Ollie Guan {Trip} : we can be non-attending-Summit-buddies....!
Shall I whip together some Photoshop with our photos and the words community in Dutch & Chinese!?!? :D

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That's a good idea

Like Andy Barker - TWNKLS AR likes this

Which AUG do you attend?? (If any?)

I hope to participate in Shanghai, China, but it has not yet been established.

Like Andy Barker - TWNKLS AR likes this

Well, as the Leader / Founder of the newly instated AUG Rotterdam, I can only advise you to start it up yourself if you are motivated enough.

I've been doing it for 3 months now and it is soooo much fun and all the other AUG Leaders and Community Managers help out big time, so you're never alone!!

Like Ollie Guan {Trip} likes this

Thank you for your suggestion, I believe Shanghai's AUG will come soon!

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2 votes

Here is @Ollie Guan {Trip} and myself performing a flawless completion of this challenge (with just the minor issue of us not actually being at Summit. LOLz) 
Hopefully one day, we'll do it for real and at a Summit!

(By the way... the online AUG map really is awesome!)



Wow, this is my first photo with community partner!

Like Andy Barker - TWNKLS AR likes this

Mine too ! ! It is awesome :oD Have a great day @Ollie Guan {Trip} 

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2 votes
Davin Studer Community Leader Apr 10, 2019

It was awesome meeting @Fadoua Boualem and this is how you say Community in Arabic.



2 votes
Jodi LeBlanc Community Leader Apr 14, 2019

Andy and I had a great week at virtual summit and both earned all19 badges and were on the top of the leaderboard (until we got bumped by alphabetical order peeps)

Here's our selfie and I learned "gemeenschap" :)


It was AWESOME ! ! 

This perfect Usie infront of the Atlassian Amsterdam office really demonstrates just how awesome! 
Excellent pic @Jodi LeBlanc !

Jodi LeBlanc Community Leader Apr 15, 2019

So glad we could reunite at Atlassian Amsterdam for a twofie/usie! :)

Like Andy Barker - TWNKLS AR likes this

....thanks to your teleporter!!!! ;o)

Jodi LeBlanc Community Leader Apr 16, 2019

We can both use it next year for summit! I just saw the dates on another thread: March 31-April 2 2020 in Vegas 😊

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Great idea ! ! 😎👍

1 vote
Jodi LeBlanc Community Leader Apr 09, 2019

Love this challenge Daniel!

@[Trello Leader] Jodi LeBlanc : Any fancy PEI way of saying "Community"? 

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Jodi LeBlanc Community Leader Apr 12, 2019

Hmm the only thing I can think of that would epitomize community in PEI is: A cèilidh (Scottish Gaelic pronunciation: [ˈkʲʰeːlɪ]) or céilí (Irish pronunciation: [ˈceːlʲiː]) is a traditional Scottish or Irish social gathering. In its most basic form, it simply means a social visit. In contemporary usage, it usually involves dancing and playing Gaelic folk music, either at a house party or a larger concert at a social hall or other community gathering place.

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That'll do ! :oD 

I'll go with the Irish to appease my ancestors on my Nanny's side of the family ;o)

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1 vote
Brant Schroeder Community Leader Apr 09, 2019

Met Navin Sridhar in training session!

@Brant Schroeder did you take a picture or learn to say community? ;) 

1 vote

@Kapil Samadhiya @Mikael Sandberg @Kunihiro Takahashi-Confluence Samurai- 


@Tanya Christensen  Thanks for the photo :) Feel free to upload our small video with word "Community" 3 languages  

1 vote

I met Eric from Quebec who taught me to say "communauté"


1 vote
LarryBrock Community Leader Apr 11, 2019

Got to spend a few minutes getting to know Michael Kimathi - woohoo!


1 vote
Jimmy Seddon Community Leader Apr 16, 2019

It was awesome getting the opportunity to meet @Simina Tamasan20190411_094116.jpg

It really was! The Romanian word for community is comunitate :)) pretty similar

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1 vote

I prepared ahead of time to be asked this question and I even invited people to the techTime booth to learn the Maori (New Zealand) word for community - but also this preparation was not needed.

So with all great information, I'll share it here in the Atlassian Community online.

The word 'community' in te reo Maori is "hapori" (noun) section of a kinship group, family, society, community.

People are an important part of the Maori culture as indicated by this often (in New Zealand) used phrase:

"He aha te mea nui o te ao. He tāngata, he tāngata, he tāngata"

"What is the most important thing in the world? It is people, it is people, it is people."

1 vote
Fadoua Community Leader Apr 24, 2019

@Thomas SchlegelHow do we say Community in German?


Thomas Schlegel Community Leader Apr 24, 2019

@Fadoua  - Community is “Gemeinschaft” in German

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Fadoua Community Leader Apr 24, 2019

@Thomas Schlegel- Community is تجمع‎  in Arabic

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Thomas Schlegel Community Leader Mar 29, 2019

Haha, as a non-english-native-speaker, it is quite easy to meet an English native speaker there.

But I'm sure, that would not conform to the rules above...

@Thomas Schlegel  We can take a photo each other :) 

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Meg Community Leader Apr 26, 2019



Here is @Fadoua and I being fabulous. Apparently Fadoua is popular and everyone takes selfies with her. 


@Monique van den Berg - boom - number 2. 

Fadoua Community Leader Apr 27, 2019

@Meg  تجمع

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