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In Malaysian (Bahasa Malaysia), it is "Silap Mata".

However nowadays "Magik" can also be used.

In the Indonesian language it is "Sulap".

Other languages?
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"Effect" in English (i'm just kidding), interesting idea for a thread, looking forward to better answers than mine Smile
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Korean: Mah-sool (not a perfect romanization, but that's how it sounds)
French: Magie
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1. Afrikaans - Kulkunstenaar
2. Albanian - Magjistar
3. Arabic - Saher
4. Armenian - Gakhart or gaqart
5. Basque - Aztia
6. Batok - Manicot
7. Bengali - Jadukar
9. Bulgarian - Fokusnik or Bókychnk
10. Burmese - Milleseya
11. Bylorussian - Charadzey
12. Catalan - Mag
13. Croatian - MadjioniCar
14. Czech - Kouzelník
15. Danish - Tryllekunstner
16. Djula - Jinamory
17. Dutch - Goochelaar
18. English - Magician
19. Esperanto - Iluziisto
20. Estonian - Vőlur
21. Farsi - Jadoogar
22. Finnish - Taikurin
23. Flemish - Tovenaar
24. French - Magicien
25. Gaelic - Draoi
26. Gallego - Bruxo
27. German - Zauberer
28. Greek - Magos
29. Gujarati - Jadoogar
30. Hawaiian - Ho'okalakupua
31. Hebrew - Kosem
32. Hindi - Jadoogar
33. Hungarian - Büvesz
34. Ibo - Onye Amuma Ogwu
35. Icelandic - Sjonhverfingamadur
36. Igala - Ache Ogwu
37. Italian - Mago
38. Japanese - Tejinashi
39. Kanada - Jadoogar
40. Kashmiri - Bazighar
41. Korean - Masulsa
42. Kurdish - Cedű
43. Lappish - Calmmegeaidi
44. Latin - Magus
45. Latvian - Buruju mäkslinieus
46. Lithuanian - Burtininkas
47. Loa - Nark man ya konh
48. Macedonian - Volshebnik
49. Malay - Pensilap
50. Malayalam - Manthrikan
51. Maltese - IlluZjonista
52. Mandarin - Moshusi
53. Nepali - Chataki
54. Norwegian - Tryllekunstner
55. Pashtu - Jadoogar
56. Persian - Magii
57. Polish - Magik
58. Pohnpei - Akmanaman
59. Portuguese - Mágico or Illusionista
60. Punjabi - Jadoogar
61. Romanian - Vrâjitor
62. Russian - Bókychnk or Coldun
63. Sardo - Magu
64. Senefu - Katchin-win
65. Serbian - MadjioniCar
66. Singalese - Vijja Karaya
67. Slovene - Carovnik
68. Spanish - Mago
69. Swahili - Mchawi
70. Swedish - Trollkarl
71. Tagalog - Salamangkero
72. Tamil - Mayakkaran
73. Thai - Nuc ma ya kol
74. Tibetan - Migturl or Guma Khen
75. Turkish - Sihirbas
76. Turkmen - Gozbagdjy
77. Ukrainian - Mag
78. Urdu - Jadoogar
79. Uzbeki - Sihrgar or Qizikchi
80. Vietnamese - Thŕy phů thűy
81. Walloon - Magicien
82. Welsh - Dewin
83. Yiddish - Kishef
84. Yoruba - Babalewu
85. Zulu - Usaragor
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Ok, that about covers them all.
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If you go to http://translate.google.com/#, you not only can translate the word, you can also hear the word pronounced.
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I think most languages have more than one word for magic.
For example:
(gaai ya sit)
and
(khwaam khlang)
are both Thai words for magic.

and
(nak maa yaa gohn)
is the Thai word for magician. Smile

Edit= Well I guess the Thai script doesn't translate on here. The tone marks would have been in the script. Smile
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From the few that I can read on danielboden02's list, it appears to be a list of words for "magician" not "magic". Either way, googling a list kinda kills the conversation don't it?

Anyway, I can think of 3 French words for magic:

la magie--this often refers to occult practices.

la prestidigitation--this started out as "manipulative magic" but the meaning is more general now. Perhaps "conjuring" is the best English equivalent.

l'illusionnisme--so far as I know, this is mostly just a synonym for la prestidigitation.


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Well, in Afrikaans yo ucould use,
toor, kulkuns or for magician you could also add towenaar.
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How about English? magic, wizardry, sorcery, conjuring, enchantment, bla bla bla.

Hey Pakar, would you say that Malaysia is in Asia? How about the Philippines? Do you consider yourself Asian?
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Stone,
Are you letting magicfish get to you? His opinion is very clear. What these people consider themselves to be are irrelevant. We have to adhere to his opinion because he is angry that some people don't realise that Russians and Indians are also Asians.
Not sure if it's magic but it sure is symantic wizardry if you ask me.
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Abc, nah,I'm just having some fun, that's all. No one has got to me yet....
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Besides, Stone, since you CLAIM to be born in Hawaii, that means that you are an African Muslim, doesn't it?

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On 2011-03-28 00:01, Magnus Eisengrim wrote:
From the few that I can read on danielboden02's list, it appears to be a list of words for "magician" not "magic". Either way, googling a list kinda kills the conversation don't it?

Anyway, I can think of 3 French words for magic:

la magie--this often refers to occult practices.

la prestidigitation--this started out as "manipulative magic" but the meaning is more general now. Perhaps "conjuring" is the best English equivalent.

l'illusionnisme--so far as I know, this is mostly just a synonym for la prestidigitation.


John


I didn't google, I used a Thai dictionary Smile (I know you weren't talking about me though.)
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On 2011-03-28 10:35, Magnus Eisengrim wrote:
Besides, Stone, since you CLAIM to be born in Hawaii, that means that you are an African Muslim, doesn't it?

John


Well, actually I was born in southern California, according to my forged birth certificate....

Words in German for magic: Zauber, Zauberei, Zauberkunst (bit of a pattern, here) and Magie. Don't ask about the articles. I always get those wrong, anyway.
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der Zauber (I have my textbook right in front of me) Smile
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In the list, Finnish is way wrong. That means "magician's" In Finnish, magic is "taika", you also could use "taikuus".
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On 2011-03-28 04:39, stoneunhinged wrote:
How about English? magic, wizardry, sorcery, conjuring, enchantment, bla bla bla.

Hey Pakar, would you say that Malaysia is in Asia? How about the Philippines? Do you consider yourself Asian?


Yes, Malaysia is in Asia.

I'm just human though, thinking about it. Smile
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On 2011-03-29 00:37, Pakar Ilusi wrote:
I'm just human though, thinking about it. Smile


Well, try to get accepted to an American university saying that. Smile
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On 2011-03-29 02:39, stoneunhinged wrote:
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On 2011-03-29 00:37, Pakar Ilusi wrote:
I'm just human though, thinking about it. Smile


Well, try to get accepted to an American university saying that. Smile

LOL
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Serious question: do American universities ask students to specify their race? Or just country of origin? Or just country of citizenship?

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They do, but it's "optional." And I always write "Melungeon mixed" in the blank, because Melungeon isn't a choice.
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Correction in Tagalog -magic is "salamangka"
a magician is a "salamangkero"
also, its not Tagalog, its Filipino Smile
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On 2011-03-28 04:39, stoneunhinged wrote:
How about the Philippines? Do you consider yourself Asian?


the Philippines is in Asia, so sure, Filipinos are Asian Smile
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Ka Bayan....

Most countries are familiar with the word 'magic'. I found it more important to learn how to say 'look here' or 'watch'.

In Arabic I say 'Shoop' (look here) then do the trick.
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