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Countries and Languages

Countries and Languages

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Zemlje i jezici

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John is from London. D-----------o-d-na. D___ j_ i_ L_______ D-o- j- i- L-n-o-a- ------------------- Džon je iz Londona. 0
London is in Great Britain. Londo---e-u----ik-j -rit--iji. L_____ j_ u V______ B_________ L-n-o- j- u V-l-k-j B-i-a-i-i- ------------------------------ London je u Velikoj Britaniji. 0
He speaks English. On-g-v-r- -ngl--k-. O_ g_____ e________ O- g-v-r- e-g-e-k-. ------------------- On govori engleski. 0
Maria is from Madrid. Mar--a--- iz----r--a. M_____ j_ i_ M_______ M-r-j- j- i- M-d-i-a- --------------------- Marija je iz Madrida. 0
Madrid is in Spain. Ma--i--j- - --an---. M_____ j_ u Š_______ M-d-i- j- u Š-a-i-i- -------------------- Madrid je u Španiji. 0
She speaks Spanish. O---go-o-------s--. O__ g_____ š_______ O-a g-v-r- š-a-s-i- ------------------- Ona govori španski. 0
Peter and Martha are from Berlin. P-ter----a--- -u iz Be---n-. P____ i M____ s_ i_ B_______ P-t-r i M-r-a s- i- B-r-i-a- ---------------------------- Peter i Marta su iz Berlina. 0
Berlin is in Germany. B-r-in-je --Nj----k--. B_____ j_ u N_________ B-r-i- j- u N-e-a-k-j- ---------------------- Berlin je u Njemačkoj. 0
Do both of you speak German? Govo---e--i--boje n---a-k-? G_______ l_ o____ n________ G-v-r-t- l- o-o-e n-e-a-k-? --------------------------- Govorite li oboje njemački? 0
London is a capital city. L-nd-n-je-glavn------. L_____ j_ g_____ g____ L-n-o- j- g-a-n- g-a-. ---------------------- London je glavni grad. 0
Madrid and Berlin are also capital cities. Ma-r-- - Be-l-- su ta-o--r --av-i -radov-. M_____ i B_____ s_ t______ g_____ g_______ M-d-i- i B-r-i- s- t-k-đ-r g-a-n- g-a-o-i- ------------------------------------------ Madrid i Berlin su također glavni gradovi. 0
Capital cities are big and noisy. Gl--n--gr-d-------vel----i b--ni. G_____ g______ s_ v_____ i b_____ G-a-n- g-a-o-i s- v-l-k- i b-č-i- --------------------------------- Glavni gradovi su veliki i bučni. 0
France is in Europe. F-a-cu-k--j--- ---o--. F________ j_ u E______ F-a-c-s-a j- u E-r-p-. ---------------------- Francuska je u Evropi. 0
Egypt is in Africa. E-ipa- -- u A-r-c-. E_____ j_ u A______ E-i-a- j- u A-r-c-. ------------------- Egipat je u Africi. 0
Japan is in Asia. J---- ---- --i--. J____ j_ u A_____ J-p-n j- u A-i-i- ----------------- Japan je u Aziji. 0
Canada is in North America. K-na-- je-u-S--verno- Am-rici. K_____ j_ u S________ A_______ K-n-d- j- u S-e-e-n-j A-e-i-i- ------------------------------ Kanada je u Sjevernoj Americi. 0
Panama is in Central America. P-------e - -re-n-oj------ci. P_____ j_ u S_______ A_______ P-n-m- j- u S-e-n-o- A-e-i-i- ----------------------------- Panama je u Srednjoj Americi. 0
Brazil is in South America. B-az-l--- u --ž--j ----i-i. B_____ j_ u J_____ A_______ B-a-i- j- u J-ž-o- A-e-i-i- --------------------------- Brazil je u Južnoj Americi. 0

Languages and dialects

There are 6,000 to 7,000 different languages worldwide. The number of dialects is of course much higher. But what is the difference between language and dialect? Dialects always have a clearly localized tone. They belong to the regional language varieties. This means dialects are a language form with the narrowest reach. As a general rule, dialects are only spoken, not written. They form their own linguistic system. And they follow their own rules. Theoretically, every language can have several dialects. All dialects fall under the standard language of a country. The standard language is understood by all the people of a country. With it, even speakers of different dialects can communicate with each other. Almost all dialects are becoming less important. You hardly hear dialects being spoken in cities anymore. The standard language is usually spoken at work as well. Therefore, dialect speakers are often said to be simple and uneducated. And yet they can be found at all social levels. So dialect speakers are no less intelligent than others. Quite the opposite! Those who speak in dialect have many advantages. In a language course, for example. Dialect speakers know that there are different linguistic forms. And they have learned to switch quickly between linguistic styles. Therefore, dialect speakers possess a higher competence for variation. They can sense which linguistic style fits with a certain situation. This has even been scientifically proven. So: Have courage in using dialect – it's worth it!
Did you know?
Bulgarian is counted among the South Slavic languages. About 10 million people speak Bulgarian. The majority of those people, of course, live in Bulgaria. Bulgarian is spoken in other countries as well, however. Among those are Ukraine and Moldova. Bulgarian is one of the oldest documented Slavic languages. It has many specific features too. The similarity to Albanian and Romanian is striking. These languages are not Slavic languages. There are many parallels nevertheless. Therefore, all of these languages are also denoted as Balkan languages. They have a lot in common, although they are not related to each other. Bulgarian verbs can take on many forms. There is also no infinitive in Bulgarian. If you want to learn this interesting language you will soon discover many new things!