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Getting to know others

Getting to know others

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Pagkipagkilala sa iba

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Hi! Kumu---! K_______ K-m-s-a- -------- Kumusta! 0
Hello! Ma-a-dan- ----! M________ a____ M-g-n-a-g a-a-! --------------- Magandang araw! 0
How are you? K--usta k-? K______ k__ K-m-s-a k-? ----------- Kumusta ka? 0
Do you come from Europe? Gal-n- po k--o-s-----o--? G_____ p_ k___ s_ E______ G-l-n- p- k-y- s- E-r-p-? ------------------------- Galing po kayo sa Europa? 0
Do you come from America? G-l--g -- --y---a Ameri--? G_____ p_ k___ s_ A_______ G-l-n- p- k-y- s- A-e-i-a- -------------------------- Galing po kayo sa Amerika? 0
Do you come from Asia? G-lin- p---a-o s- -sya? G_____ p_ k___ s_ A____ G-l-n- p- k-y- s- A-y-? ----------------------- Galing po kayo sa Asya? 0
In which hotel are you staying? A-in--h-t---po an---i--t-l-yan--i---? A____ h____ p_ a__ t__________ n_____ A-i-g h-t-l p- a-g t-n-t-l-y-n n-n-o- ------------------------------------- Aling hotel po ang tinutuluyan ninyo? 0
How long have you been here for? G--no--- ----a---k--a--l --t-? G____ n_ p_ k___ k______ d____ G-a-o n- p- k-y- k-t-g-l d-t-? ------------------------------ Gaano na po kayo katagal dito? 0
How long will you be staying? G-a-o------y--k--a-al --n-natili? G____ p_ k___ k______ m__________ G-a-o p- k-y- k-t-g-l m-n-n-t-l-? --------------------------------- Gaano po kayo katagal mananatili? 0
Do you like it here? Na-ust-han----b- nin-o--i--? N_________ p_ b_ n____ d____ N-g-s-u-a- p- b- n-n-o d-t-? ---------------------------- Nagustuhan po ba ninyo dito? 0
Are you here on vacation? N--di----o-----a----ar--m-g---as---? N______ p_ b_ k___ p___ m___________ N-n-i-o p- b- k-y- p-r- m-g-a-a-y-n- ------------------------------------ Nandito po ba kayo para magbakasyon? 0
Please do visit me sometime! B--ita--n po ni--o--------sa-! B________ p_ n____ a__ m______ B-s-t-h-n p- n-n-o a-o m-n-a-! ------------------------------ Bisitahin po ninyo ako minsan! 0
Here is my address. Nar-to a-- lu-a---a-aking ---utu--ya-. N_____ a__ l____ n_ a____ t___________ N-r-t- a-g l-g-r n- a-i-g t-n-t-l-y-n- -------------------------------------- Narito ang lugar na aking tinutuluyan. 0
Shall we see each other tomorrow? M-g--ki---ba-t--- bu---? M________ b_ t___ b_____ M-g-i-i-a b- t-y- b-k-s- ------------------------ Magkikita ba tayo bukas? 0
I am sorry, but I already have plans. P-s--sy- -a,-ako--- --y---a-pla-o---. P_______ n__ a__ a_ m__ m__ p____ n__ P-s-n-y- n-, a-o a- m-y m-a p-a-o n-. ------------------------------------- Pasensya na, ako ay may mga plano na. 0
Bye! Pa--a-! P______ P-a-a-! ------- Paalam! 0
Good bye! P-a-am! P______ P-a-a-! ------- Paalam! 0
See you soon! H-n-g-ng ---mu--! H_______ s_ m____ H-n-g-n- s- m-l-! ----------------- Hanggang sa muli! 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…
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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!