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3 [three]

Getting to know others

Getting to know others

3 [tri]

Spoznati, seznaniti se z

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Hi! Živ-o! Ž_____ Ž-v-o- ------ Živjo! 0
Hello! Dober d-n! D____ d___ D-b-r d-n- ---------- Dober dan! 0
How are you? K--o -am --i--gr-- K-k- s----s--? K___ v__ (___ g___ K___ s__ (____ K-k- v-m (-i- g-e- K-k- s-e (-i-? --------------------------------- Kako vam (ti) gre? Kako ste (si)? 0
Do you come from Europe? P-ihaj--e -z -v-op-? P________ i_ E______ P-i-a-a-e i- E-r-p-? -------------------- Prihajate iz Evrope? 0
Do you come from America? P-i----t- -z-------e? P________ i_ A_______ P-i-a-a-e i- A-e-i-e- --------------------- Prihajate iz Amerike? 0
Do you come from Asia? P-i-----e-i- --i-e? P________ i_ A_____ P-i-a-a-e i- A-i-e- ------------------- Prihajate iz Azije? 0
In which hotel are you staying? V ka---em hot--u--t-n-jete---pr---va--? V k______ h_____ s________ / p_________ V k-t-r-m h-t-l- s-a-u-e-e / p-e-i-a-e- --------------------------------------- V katerem hotelu stanujete / prebivate? 0
How long have you been here for? Kako dolgo s-- ž- tu? K___ d____ s__ ž_ t__ K-k- d-l-o s-e ž- t-? --------------------- Kako dolgo ste že tu? 0
How long will you be staying? K-k- --l-o--o--e-os--li? K___ d____ b____ o______ K-k- d-l-o b-s-e o-t-l-? ------------------------ Kako dolgo boste ostali? 0
Do you like it here? Vam--e-v-eč ----j? V__ j_ v___ t_____ V-m j- v-e- t-k-j- ------------------ Vam je všeč tukaj? 0
Are you here on vacation? Al---t- ----- -a---pu-tu? A__ s__ t____ n_ d_______ A-i s-e t-k-j n- d-p-s-u- ------------------------- Ali ste tukaj na dopustu? 0
Please do visit me sometime! Ob----te-me-kaj!--Obi---te--e kdaj-) O_______ m_ k___ (________ m_ k_____ O-i-č-t- m- k-j- (-b-š-i-e m- k-a-!- ------------------------------------ Obiščite me kaj! (Obiščite me kdaj!) 0
Here is my address. T-ka- -e m-j n-sl-v. T____ j_ m__ n______ T-k-j j- m-j n-s-o-. -------------------- Tukaj je moj naslov. 0
Shall we see each other tomorrow? Se v-di-a-(--di-o)---tri? S_ v_____ (_______ j_____ S- v-d-v- (-i-i-o- j-t-i- ------------------------- Se vidiva (vidimo) jutri? 0
I am sorry, but I already have plans. Ž-l -i -e--za ----i--m----e-n---j-d--g--- ---ač-tu. Ž__ m_ j__ z_ j____ i___ ž_ n____ d______ v n______ Ž-l m- j-, z- j-t-i i-a- ž- n-k-j d-u-e-a v n-č-t-. --------------------------------------------------- Žal mi je, za jutri imam že nekaj drugega v načrtu. 0
Bye! A---o! A_____ A-i-o- ------ Adijo! 0
Good bye! N- -vi-en-e! N_ s________ N- s-i-e-j-! ------------ Na svidenje! 0
See you soon! Se v-d-mo! S_ v______ S- v-d-m-! ---------- Se vidimo! 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!