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3 [three]

Getting to know others

Getting to know others

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ሌሎችን ማወቅ

[sewochini metewawek’i]

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Hi! ጤና -----! ጤ_ ይ_____ ጤ- ይ-ጥ-ኝ- --------- ጤና ይስጥልኝ! 0
t-ē---------il-n-i! t____ y____________ t-ē-a y-s-t-i-i-y-! ------------------- t’ēna yisit’ilinyi!
Hello! መልካ- -ን! መ___ ቀ__ መ-ካ- ቀ-! -------- መልካም ቀን! 0
me-ik-m-----ni! m_______ k_____ m-l-k-m- k-e-i- --------------- melikami k’eni!
How are you? እ-ደ-- ---ነሽ? እ____ ነ_____ እ-ደ-ን ነ-/-ሽ- ------------ እንደምን ነህ/ነሽ? 0
inide--ni n-----es--? i________ n__________ i-i-e-i-i n-h-/-e-h-? --------------------- inidemini nehi/neshi?
Do you come from Europe? ከአው----ው የመጡ-? ከ____ ነ_ የ____ ከ-ው-ፓ ነ- የ-ጡ-? -------------- ከአውሮፓ ነው የመጡት? 0
ke’---r--a-ne-- -e-----t-? k_________ n___ y_________ k-’-w-r-p- n-w- y-m-t-u-i- -------------------------- ke’āwiropa newi yemet’uti?
Do you come from America? ከአ-ሪ--ነ------? ከ____ ነ_ የ____ ከ-ሜ-ካ ነ- የ-ጡ-? -------------- ከአሜሪካ ነው የመጡት? 0
k---mē-īk--n-w---e--t’-ti? k_________ n___ y_________ k-’-m-r-k- n-w- y-m-t-u-i- -------------------------- ke’āmērīka newi yemet’uti?
Do you come from Asia? ከኤስያ--ው----ት? ከ___ ነ_ የ____ ከ-ስ- ነ- የ-ጡ-? ------------- ከኤስያ ነው የመጡት? 0
k--ēs-ya -e-i-----t----? k_______ n___ y_________ k-’-s-y- n-w- y-m-t-u-i- ------------------------ ke’ēsiya newi yemet’uti?
In which hotel are you staying? በየትኛ- ----ነ----ፉት--ተ----? በ____ ሆ__ ነ_ ያ___________ በ-ት-ው ሆ-ል ነ- ያ-ፉ-/-ተ-መ-ት- ------------------------- በየትኛው ሆቴል ነው ያረፉት/የተቀመጡት? 0
beye-in-a-i--o--li --w--y--efuti-y-te-’-m-----i? b__________ h_____ n___ y_______________________ b-y-t-n-a-i h-t-l- n-w- y-r-f-t-/-e-e-’-m-t-u-i- ------------------------------------------------ beyetinyawi hotēli newi yarefuti/yetek’emet’uti?
How long have you been here for? ም- ያክል-ጊዜ-ቆ-----? ም_ ያ__ ጊ_ ቆ_ እ___ ም- ያ-ል ጊ- ቆ- እ-ህ- ----------------- ምን ያክል ጊዜ ቆዩ እዚህ? 0
mi-- --k-l- gī-ē k--y- ---hi? m___ y_____ g___ k____ i_____ m-n- y-k-l- g-z- k-o-u i-ī-i- ----------------------------- mini yakili gīzē k’oyu izīhi?
How long will you be staying? ለ-ን ያ-ል--- ---ሉ? ለ__ ያ__ ጊ_ ይ____ ለ-ን ያ-ል ጊ- ይ-ያ-? ---------------- ለምን ያክል ጊዜ ይቆያሉ? 0
lemini----i-i--īzē-y--’oya--? l_____ y_____ g___ y_________ l-m-n- y-k-l- g-z- y-k-o-a-u- ----------------------------- lemini yakili gīzē yik’oyalu?
Do you like it here? እ-ዴ--አ--ት አ-ህ?- ወ--ታ- እዚ-? እ___ አ___ አ____ ወ____ እ___ እ-ዴ- አ-ኙ- አ-ህ-/ ወ-ዉ-ል እ-ህ- -------------------------- እንዴት አገኙት አዚህ?/ ወደዉታል እዚህ? 0
in---ti ā--n-u----z-hi-/----ewuta-i-iz--i? i______ ā_______ ā______ w_________ i_____ i-i-ē-i ā-e-y-t- ā-ī-i-/ w-d-w-t-l- i-ī-i- ------------------------------------------ inidēti āgenyuti āzīhi?/ wedewutali izīhi?
Are you here on vacation? ለእ-ፍት/ለመዝናና- -- --ህ ያሉ-? ለ___________ ነ_ እ__ ያ___ ለ-ረ-ት-ለ-ዝ-ና- ነ- እ-ህ ያ-ት- ------------------------ ለእረፍት/ለመዝናናት ነው እዚህ ያሉት? 0
le’-r-f-----eme-i--na-i-n-wi--zī-i--a----? l______________________ n___ i____ y______ l-’-r-f-t-/-e-e-i-a-a-i n-w- i-ī-i y-l-t-? ------------------------------------------ le’irefiti/lemezinanati newi izīhi yaluti?
Please do visit me sometime! እባክ--አን--ዴ-ይጎብኙ-! እ___ አ____ ይ_____ እ-ክ- አ-ዳ-ዴ ይ-ብ-ኝ- ----------------- እባክዎ አንዳንዴ ይጎብኙኝ! 0
ib-ki-- ā--da--d- y--ob----nyi! i______ ā________ y____________ i-a-i-o ā-i-a-i-ē y-g-b-n-u-y-! ------------------------------- ibakiwo ānidanidē yigobinyunyi!
Here is my address. የ---ድራሻ-እዚህ ነው። የ_ አ___ እ__ ነ__ የ- አ-ራ- እ-ህ ነ-። --------------- የኔ አድራሻ እዚህ ነው። 0
y-nē ād---sha--zīh- --w-. y___ ā_______ i____ n____ y-n- ā-i-a-h- i-ī-i n-w-. ------------------------- yenē ādirasha izīhi newi.
Shall we see each other tomorrow? ነ---ን-ናኛ--? ነ_ እ_______ ነ- እ-ገ-ኛ-ን- ----------- ነገ እንገናኛለን? 0
n-----n-g---nya-e--? n___ i______________ n-g- i-i-e-a-y-l-n-? -------------------- nege inigenanyaleni?
I am sorry, but I already have plans. አዝና-----ላ ጉ-- -ለ-። አ_____ ሌ_ ጉ__ አ___ አ-ና-ው- ሌ- ጉ-ይ አ-ኝ- ------------------ አዝናለው! ሌላ ጉዳይ አለኝ። 0
āzi-al---- -------d--i ------. ā_________ l___ g_____ ā______ ā-i-a-e-i- l-l- g-d-y- ā-e-y-. ------------------------------ āzinalewi! lēla gudayi ālenyi.
Bye! ቻው! ቻ__ ቻ-! --- ቻው! 0
ch--i! c_____ c-a-i- ------ chawi!
Good bye! ደ---ሁ- / --! ደ__ ሁ_ / ሁ__ ደ-ና ሁ- / ሁ-! ------------ ደህና ሁን / ሁኚ! 0
deh-na hun- / h-nyī! d_____ h___ / h_____ d-h-n- h-n- / h-n-ī- -------------------- dehina huni / hunyī!
See you soon! በቅ-- ------አይሻ--!-እንገ--ለ-። በ___ አ___________ እ_______ በ-ር- አ-ካ-ው-አ-ሻ-ው- እ-ገ-ኛ-ን- -------------------------- በቅርቡ አይካለው/አይሻለው! እንገናኛለን። 0
b-k------ ---kal-w-/ā-i-h--ew---ini---anya--ni. b________ ā____________________ i______________ b-k-i-i-u ā-i-a-e-i-ā-i-h-l-w-! i-i-e-a-y-l-n-. ----------------------------------------------- bek’iribu āyikalewi/āyishalewi! inigenanyaleni.

Alphabets

We can communicate with languages. We tell others what we're thinking or feeling. Writing has this function as well. Most languages have a written form, or writing. Writing consists of characters. These characters can be diverse. Most writing is made up of letters. These letters make up alphabets. An alphabet is an organized set of graphic symbols. These characters are joined to form words according to certain rules. Each character has a fixed pronunciation. The term ‘alphabet’ comes from the Greek language. There, the first two letters were called ‘alpha’ and ‘beta’. There have been many different alphabets throughout history. People were using characters more than 3,000 years ago. Earlier, characters were magical symbols. Only a few people knew what they meant. Later, the characters lost their symbolic nature. Today, letters have no meaning. They only have a meaning when they are combined with other letters. Characters such as that of the Chinese function differently. They resemble pictures and often depict what they mean. When we write, we are encoding our thoughts. We use characters to record our knowledge. Our brain has learned how to decode the alphabet. Characters become words, words become ideas. In this way, a text can survive for thousands of years. And still be understood…
Did you know?
Bengali is one of the Indo-Iranian languages. It is the native language of about 200 million people. More than 140 million of those people live in Bangladesh. There are also approximately 75 million speakers in India. Additional speakers are found in Malaysia, Nepal and Saudi Arabia. Bengali is thus one of the most spoken languages of the world. The language has its own writing system. There are even distinct symbols for numbers. Nowadays, however, Arabic digits are used most of the time. Bengali syntax follows strict rules. The subject comes first, then the object, and finally the verb. There are no grammatical genders. Nouns and adjectives also vary only slightly. That is a good thing for everyone that wants to learn this important language. And as many as possible should do so!