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Getting to know others

Getting to know others

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Bli kjent

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Hi! H--! H___ H-i- ---- Hei! 0
Hello! Go----g! G__ d___ G-d d-g- -------- God dag! 0
How are you? K-rl-i---å--d--? K______ g__ d___ K-r-e-s g-r d-t- ---------------- Korleis går det? 0
Do you come from Europe? Kjem du-frå -u----? K___ d_ f__ E______ K-e- d- f-å E-r-p-? ------------------- Kjem du frå Europa? 0
Do you come from America? Kje--d- f-å Ame----? K___ d_ f__ A_______ K-e- d- f-å A-e-i-a- -------------------- Kjem du frå Amerika? 0
Do you come from Asia? K-e- du-frå-As--? K___ d_ f__ A____ K-e- d- f-å A-i-? ----------------- Kjem du frå Asia? 0
In which hotel are you staying? K-- --te----ur d---å? K__ h_____ b__ d_ p__ K-a h-t-l- b-r d- p-? --------------------- Kva hotell bur du på? 0
How long have you been here for? Ko--l-n-e---r -- v--- he-? K__ l____ h__ d_ v___ h___ K-r l-n-e h-r d- v-r- h-r- -------------------------- Kor lenge har du vore her? 0
How long will you be staying? K-r--enge-skal ---v-re her? K__ l____ s___ d_ v___ h___ K-r l-n-e s-a- d- v-r- h-r- --------------------------- Kor lenge skal du vere her? 0
Do you like it here? L--a--du deg-h--? L____ d_ d__ h___ L-k-r d- d-g h-r- ----------------- Likar du deg her? 0
Are you here on vacation? E--du----fer-e-h--? E_ d_ p_ f____ h___ E- d- p- f-r-e h-r- ------------------- Er du på ferie her? 0
Please do visit me sometime! Du-m--b--ø--e -eg-ei--g-n-! D_ m_ b______ m__ e__ g____ D- m- b-s-k-e m-g e-n g-n-! --------------------------- Du må besøkje meg ein gong! 0
Here is my address. Her e- a---ss- --. H__ e_ a______ m__ H-r e- a-r-s-a m-. ------------------ Her er adressa mi. 0
Shall we see each other tomorrow? Sjå-s- -i---mo---n? S_____ v_ i m______ S-å-s- v- i m-r-o-? ------------------- Sjåast vi i morgon? 0
I am sorry, but I already have plans. O-------g---r----- -n-- - -----. O_____ e_ h__ n___ a___ å g_____ O-s-k- e- h-r n-k- a-n- å g-e-e- -------------------------------- Orsak, eg har noko anna å gjere. 0
Bye! Ha det! H_ d___ H- d-t- ------- Ha det! 0
Good bye! Vi s---st! V_ s______ V- s-å-s-! ---------- Vi sjåast! 0
See you soon! Ha-det ---l-nge! H_ d__ s_ l_____ H- d-t s- l-n-e- ---------------- Ha det så lenge! 0


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!