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4 [four]

At school

At school

4 [ኣርባዕተ]

4 [ariba‘ite]

ኣብ ትምህርቲ

[abi timihiritī]

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Where are we? ኣ---ኢ- -ለ-? ኣ__ ኢ_ ዘ___ ኣ-ይ ኢ- ዘ-ና- ----------- ኣበይ ኢና ዘለና? 0
abe-i-ī-a -e-e-a? a____ ī__ z______ a-e-i ī-a z-l-n-? ----------------- abeyi īna zelena?
We are at school. ንሕና ኣ- ቤ- ትምህር---ሎ-። ን__ ኣ_ ቤ_ ት____ ኣ___ ን-ና ኣ- ቤ- ት-ህ-ቲ ኣ-ና- -------------------- ንሕና ኣብ ቤት ትምህርቲ ኣሎና። 0
n-----a--b--b-ti --m--i--tī ----a። n_____ a__ b___ t_________ a_____ n-h-i-a a-i b-t- t-m-h-r-t- a-o-a- ---------------------------------- niḥina abi bēti timihiritī alona።
We are having class / a lesson. ን---ኣብ ት-ህ-ቲ---- ኣ-ና። ን__ ኣ_ ት________ ኣ___ ን-ና ኣ- ት-ህ-ቲ-ክ-ስ ኣ-ና- --------------------- ንሕና ኣብ ትምህርቲ/ክላስ ኣሎና። 0
nih-i-- --- ti---ir--ī/-----i alo-a። n_____ a__ t________________ a_____ n-h-i-a a-i t-m-h-r-t-/-i-a-i a-o-a- ------------------------------------ niḥina abi timihiritī/kilasi alona።
Those are the school children. እዚኣ-ም -ቶም ተ-ሃ- እ-ም። እ____ እ__ ተ___ እ___ እ-ኣ-ም እ-ም ተ-ሃ- እ-ም- ------------------- እዚኣቶም እቶም ተመሃሮ እዮም። 0
iz--a-o-- ---m-----eh--o i--m-። i________ i____ t_______ i_____ i-ī-a-o-i i-o-i t-m-h-r- i-o-i- ------------------------------- izī’atomi itomi temeharo iyomi።
That is the teacher. እዚ- እታ --ህ- እ-። እ__ እ_ መ___ እ__ እ-ኣ እ- መ-ህ- እ-። --------------- እዚኣ እታ መምህር እያ። 0
iz-’- i-- --mih-r--i-a። i____ i__ m_______ i___ i-ī-a i-a m-m-h-r- i-a- ----------------------- izī’a ita memihiri iya።
That is the class. እዚ----ክላስ---። እ_ እ_ ክ__ እ__ እ- እ- ክ-ስ እ-። ------------- እዚ እቲ ክላስ እዩ። 0
i-ī-it--kil-si iy-። i__ i__ k_____ i___ i-ī i-ī k-l-s- i-u- ------------------- izī itī kilasi iyu።
What are we doing? እ--- ክን--ር---? እ___ ክ____ ኢ__ እ-ታ- ክ-ገ-ር ኢ-? -------------- እንታይ ክንገብር ኢና? 0
inita-i k--i---iri ---? i______ k_________ ī___ i-i-a-i k-n-g-b-r- ī-a- ----------------------- initayi kinigebiri īna?
We are learning. ንሕ- ን--ር -ሎና። ን__ ን___ ኣ___ ን-ና ን-ሃ- ኣ-ና- ------------- ንሕና ንምሃር ኣሎና። 0
n-ḥin---i-ih-ri-al-n-። n_____ n_______ a_____ n-h-i-a n-m-h-r- a-o-a- ----------------------- niḥina nimihari alona።
We are learning a language. ንሕና -ደ--ን---መሃ-----። ን__ ሓ_ ቋ__ ን___ ኣ___ ን-ና ሓ- ቋ-ቋ ን-ሃ- ኣ-ና- -------------------- ንሕና ሓደ ቋንቋ ንመሃር ኣሎና። 0
n--̣--- ---de -’--ni---a -im-h-ri ----a። n_____ ḥ___ k_________ n_______ a_____ n-h-i-a h-a-e k-w-n-k-w- n-m-h-r- a-o-a- ---------------------------------------- niḥina ḥade k’wanik’wa nimehari alona።
I learn English. ኣ- ኢ--ሊ-ኛ-እ-ሃር-ኣሎ-። ኣ_ ኢ_____ እ___ ኣ___ ኣ- ኢ-ግ-ዝ- እ-ሃ- ኣ-ኹ- ------------------- ኣነ ኢንግሊዝኛ እመሃር ኣሎኹ። 0
a---ī-i-il--i-y--im------al--̱-። a__ ī___________ i______ a_____ a-e ī-i-i-ī-i-y- i-e-a-i a-o-̱-። -------------------------------- ane īnigilīzinya imehari aloẖu።
You learn Spanish. ን---ን---ስፓኛ---ሃር--ሎኻ-ኣሎኺ። ን______ ስ__ ት___ ኣ_______ ን-ኻ-ን-ኺ ስ-ኛ ት-ሃ- ኣ-ኻ-ኣ-ኺ- ------------------------- ንስኻ/ንስኺ ስፓኛ ትመሃር ኣሎኻ/ኣሎኺ። 0
n--ih-a-n-siẖ---ip-ny--ti-eha-i-aloh-a-alo--ī። n____________ s______ t_______ a___________ n-s-h-a-n-s-h-ī s-p-n-a t-m-h-r- a-o-̱-/-l-h-ī- ----------------------------------------------- nisiẖa/nisiẖī sipanya timehari aloẖa/aloẖī።
He learns German. ን- -ርመ-ኛ-ይ-ሃር-ኣሎ። ን_ ጀ____ ይ___ ኣ__ ን- ጀ-መ-ኛ ይ-ሃ- ኣ-። ----------------- ንሱ ጀርመንኛ ይመሃር ኣሎ። 0
n-s---eri-eni--------ha-i---o። n___ j__________ y_______ a___ n-s- j-r-m-n-n-a y-m-h-r- a-o- ------------------------------ nisu jerimeninya yimehari alo።
We learn French. ንሕ- -ራን-- ---- -ሎና። ን__ ፍ____ ን___ ኣ___ ን-ና ፍ-ን-ኛ ን-ሃ- ኣ-ና- ------------------- ንሕና ፍራንስኛ ንመሃር ኣሎና። 0
n--̣--------n-s--y- n-m-ha---a-on-። n_____ f__________ n_______ a_____ n-h-i-a f-r-n-s-n-a n-m-h-r- a-o-a- ----------------------------------- niḥina firanisinya nimehari alona።
You all learn Italian. ን--ት-- ጣልያ-ኛ -መሃሩ --ም። ን_____ ጣ____ ት___ ኢ___ ን-ኻ-ኩ- ጣ-ያ-ኛ ት-ሃ- ኢ-ም- ---------------------- ንስኻትኩም ጣልያንኛ ትመሃሩ ኢኹም። 0
ni--ẖ-tiku-- -’al-yan---a-time---u---̱-mi። n___________ t___________ t_______ ī_____ n-s-h-a-i-u-i t-a-i-a-i-y- t-m-h-r- ī-̱-m-። ------------------------------------------- nisiẖatikumi t’aliyaninya timeharu īẖumi።
They learn Russian. ን-ኻ--ም ሩስ- ት-ሃሩ --ም። ን_____ ሩ__ ት___ ኢ___ ን-ኻ-ኩ- ሩ-ኛ ት-ሃ- ኢ-ም- -------------------- ንስኻትኩም ሩስኛ ትመሃሩ ኢኹም። 0
nis--̱a---u-i -us------imeh--u--ẖum-። n___________ r______ t_______ ī_____ n-s-h-a-i-u-i r-s-n-a t-m-h-r- ī-̱-m-። -------------------------------------- nisiẖatikumi rusinya timeharu īẖumi።
Learning languages is interesting. ቋ------ምሃ--ማ-- --። ቋ____ ም___ ማ__ እ__ ቋ-ቋ-ት ም-ሃ- ማ-ኺ እ-። ------------------ ቋንቋታት ምምሃር ማራኺ እዩ። 0
k’-ani--w-t-t- -imih-ri -----̱--i-u። k_____________ m_______ m_____ i___ k-w-n-k-w-t-t- m-m-h-r- m-r-h-ī i-u- ------------------------------------ k’wanik’watati mimihari maraẖī iyu።
We want to understand people. ን-ና------ክን-ድ-- -ሊና። ን__ ን___ ክ_____ ደ___ ን-ና ን-ባ- ክ-ር-ኦ- ደ-ና- -------------------- ንሕና ንሰባት ክንርድኦም ደሊና። 0
n--̣in--niseb-ti k-n--idi-o-i----īna። n_____ n_______ k___________ d______ n-h-i-a n-s-b-t- k-n-r-d-’-m- d-l-n-። ------------------------------------- niḥina nisebati kiniridi’omi delīna።
We want to speak with people. ንሕና-ምስ-ሰ------ረብ---ና። ን__ ም_ ሰ__ ክ____ ደ___ ን-ና ም- ሰ-ት ክ-ዛ-ብ ደ-ና- --------------------- ንሕና ምስ ሰባት ክንዛረብ ደሊና። 0
nih-----mi-- sebati-----z----i-d-l--a። n_____ m___ s_____ k_________ d______ n-h-i-a m-s- s-b-t- k-n-z-r-b- d-l-n-። -------------------------------------- niḥina misi sebati kinizarebi delīna።

Mother Language Day

Do you love your native language? Then you should celebrate it in the future! And always on February 21! That is International Mother Language Day. It has been celebrated every year since 2000. UNESCO established the day. UNESCO is a United Nations (UN) organization. They are concerned with topics in science, education, and culture. UNESCO strives to protect the cultural heritage of humanity. Languages are a cultural heritage too. Therefore, they must be protected, cultivated, and promoted. Linguistic diversity is commemorated on February 21. It is estimated that there are 6,000 to 7,000 languages worldwide. Half of those, however, are threatened by extinction. Every two weeks, a language is lost forever. Yet each language is an enormous wealth of knowledge. The knowledge of a nation's people is gathered in languages. The history of a nation is reflected in its language. Experiences and traditions are also passed on through language. For this reason, the native language is an element of every national identity. When a language dies out, more than just words are lost. And all of this is meant to be commemorated on February 21. People should understand what meaning languages have. And they should reflect upon what they can do to protect languages. So show your language that it's important to you! Perhaps you could bake it a cake? And put nice fondant writing on it. In your ‘mother language’, of course!
Did you know?
Bosnian is a South Slavic language. It is primarily spoken in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Groups of speakers can also be found in Serbia, Croatia, Macedonia, and Montenegro. Bosnian is the native language of approximately 2.5 million people. It is very similar to Croatian and Serbian. The vocabulary, orthography, and grammar of the 3 languages only differ slightly. A person who speaks Bosnian can also understand Serbian and Croatian very easily. Therefore, the status of the Bosnian language is discussed often. Some linguists doubt that Bosnian is a language at all. They claim that it is just a dialect of the Serbo-Croatian language. The many foreign influences in Bosnian are interesting. Earlier the region belonged to the Orient and to the Occident on a rotating basis. Because of this, there are many Arabic, Turkish, and Persian terms in the vocabulary. That is actually very rare in Slavic languages. It makes Bosnian very unique though.