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Getting to know others

Getting to know others

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Berkenalan

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Hi! Ha-o! H____ H-l-! ----- Halo! 0
Hello! Sel---- s---g! S______ s_____ S-l-m-t s-a-g- -------------- Selamat siang! 0
How are you? Ap--k-bar? A__ k_____ A-a k-b-r- ---------- Apa kabar? 0
Do you come from Europe? A---a---nd----r-s-l d--i Ero--? A_____ A___ b______ d___ E_____ A-a-a- A-d- b-r-s-l d-r- E-o-a- ------------------------------- Apakah Anda berasal dari Eropa? 0
Do you come from America? Apa--- ---a--erasa- da-i ---rika? A_____ A___ b______ d___ A_______ A-a-a- A-d- b-r-s-l d-r- A-e-i-a- --------------------------------- Apakah Anda berasal dari Amerika? 0
Do you come from Asia? Apaka- A-----e-a-a--da-i-A-ia? A_____ A___ b______ d___ A____ A-a-a- A-d- b-r-s-l d-r- A-i-? ------------------------------ Apakah Anda berasal dari Asia? 0
In which hotel are you staying? A-----e-g-n-p di h-t-l mana? A___ m_______ d_ h____ m____ A-d- m-n-i-a- d- h-t-l m-n-? ---------------------------- Anda menginap di hotel mana? 0
How long have you been here for? Suda- --ra-a -a-a-An-- ---ada--i si-i? S____ b_____ l___ A___ b_____ d_ s____ S-d-h b-r-p- l-m- A-d- b-r-d- d- s-n-? -------------------------------------- Sudah berapa lama Anda berada di sini? 0
How long will you be staying? B--a-----m- A-d-----gg-l? B_____ l___ A___ t_______ B-r-p- l-m- A-d- t-n-g-l- ------------------------- Berapa lama Anda tinggal? 0
Do you like it here? S-na-gk----nda d--si-i? S________ A___ d_ s____ S-n-n-k-h A-d- d- s-n-? ----------------------- Senangkah Anda di sini? 0
Are you here on vacation? Ap-ka--A-da b----b---d---i--? A_____ A___ b_______ d_ s____ A-a-a- A-d- b-r-i-u- d- s-n-? ----------------------------- Apakah Anda berlibur di sini? 0
Please do visit me sometime! Kunj-ngi--- s-ya--a! K__________ s___ y__ K-n-u-g-l-h s-y- y-! -------------------- Kunjungilah saya ya! 0
Here is my address. I-- a---at-sa-a. I__ a_____ s____ I-i a-a-a- s-y-. ---------------- Ini alamat saya. 0
Shall we see each other tomorrow? A--k-- -i-a---an--e----- -e---? A_____ k___ a___ b______ b_____ A-a-a- k-t- a-a- b-r-e-u b-s-k- ------------------------------- Apakah kita akan bertemu besok? 0
I am sorry, but I already have plans. Saya---se---i,----------h-a-a--a-ji. S_____ s______ s___ s____ a__ j_____ S-y-n- s-k-l-, s-y- s-d-h a-a j-n-i- ------------------------------------ Sayang sekali, saya sudah ada janji. 0
Bye! Da-! D___ D-h- ---- Dah! 0
Good bye! S----i--u-----agi! S_____ j____ l____ S-m-a- j-m-a l-g-! ------------------ Sampai jumpa lagi! 0
See you soon! Sam-a--na-ti! S_____ n_____ S-m-a- n-n-i- ------------- Sampai nanti! 0

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!