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8 [eight]

The time

The time

8 [восем]

8 [vosem]

Час

[Chas]

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Excuse me! Вы-------! Выбачайце! 0
Vy---------!Vybachaytse!
What time is it, please? Ці н- п--------- к----- ч---? Ці не падкажаце, колькі часу? 0
Ts- n- p----------- k----- c----?Tsі ne padkazhatse, kol’kі chasu?
Thank you very much. Вя---- д-----. Вялікі дзякуй. 0
Vy----- d------.Vyalіkі dzyakuy.
It is one o’clock. Ця--- п----- г------. Цяпер першая гадзіна. 0
Ts----- p------- g------.Tsyaper pershaya gadzіna.
It is two o’clock. Ця--- д----- г------. Цяпер другая гадзіна. 0
Ts----- d------ g------.Tsyaper drugaya gadzіna.
It is three o’clock. Ця--- т----- г------. Цяпер трэцяя гадзіна. 0
Ts----- t-------- g------.Tsyaper tretsyaya gadzіna.
It is four o’clock. Ця--- ч-------- г------. Цяпер чацвёртая гадзіна. 0
Ts----- c----------- g------.Tsyaper chatsvertaya gadzіna.
It is five o’clock. Ця--- п---- г------. Цяпер пятая гадзіна. 0
Ts----- p------ g------.Tsyaper pyataya gadzіna.
It is six o’clock. Ця--- ш----- г------. Цяпер шостая гадзіна. 0
Ts----- s------- g------.Tsyaper shostaya gadzіna.
It is seven o’clock. Ця--- с---- г------. Цяпер сёмая гадзіна. 0
Ts----- s----- g------.Tsyaper semaya gadzіna.
It is eight o’clock. Ця--- в------ г------. Цяпер восьмая гадзіна. 0
Ts----- v------- g------.Tsyaper vos’maya gadzіna.
It is nine o’clock. Ця--- д------- г------. Цяпер дзевятая гадзіна. 0
Ts----- d--------- g------.Tsyaper dzevyataya gadzіna.
It is ten o’clock. Ця--- д------- г------. Цяпер дзесятая гадзіна. 0
Ts----- d--------- g------.Tsyaper dzesyataya gadzіna.
It is eleven o’clock. Ця--- а----------- г------. Цяпер адзінаццатая гадзіна. 0
Ts----- a-------------- g------.Tsyaper adzіnatstsataya gadzіna.
It is twelve o’clock. Ця--- д---------- г------. Цяпер дванаццатая гадзіна. 0
Ts----- d------------- g------.Tsyaper dvanatstsataya gadzіna.
A minute has sixty seconds. У х------ ш---------- с-----. У хвіліне шэсцьдзесят секунд. 0
U k------- s------------- s-----.U khvіlіne shests’dzesyat sekund.
An hour has sixty minutes. У г------ ш---------- х-----. У гадзіне шэсцьдзесят хвілін. 0
U g------ s------------- k------.U gadzіne shests’dzesyat khvіlіn.
A day has twenty-four hours. У а---- д-- д------- ч----- г------. У адным дні дваццаць чатыры гадзіны. 0
U a---- d-- d---------- c------ g------.U adnym dnі dvatstsats’ chatyry gadzіny.

Language families

About 7 billion people live on Earth. And they speak about 7,000 different languages! Like people, languages can also be related. That is, they originate from a common root. There are also languages that are completely isolated. They are not genetically related to any other language. In Europe, for example, Basque is considered an isolated language. But most languages have ‘parents’, ‘children’ or ‘siblings’. They belong to a particular language family. You can recognize how similar languages are through comparisons. Linguists today count around 300 genetic entities. Among those, there are 180 families that consist of more than one language. The rest make up 120 isolated languages. The largest language family is the Indo-European. It is comprised of around 280 languages. This includes Romance, Germanic and Slavic languages. There are more than 3 billion speakers on all continents! The Sino-Tibetan language family is dominant in Asia. It has more than 1.3 billion speakers. The main Sino-Tibetan language is Chinese. The third largest language family is in Africa. It is named after its area of circulation: Niger-Congo. ‘Only’ 350 million speakers belong to it. Swahili is the main language in this family. In most cases: the closer the relationship, the better the understanding. People who speak related languages understand each other well. They can learn the other language relatively quickly. So, learn languages – family reunions are always nice!
Did you know?
German is the native language of more than 90 million people. These people live primarily in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. German is also spoken in Belgium, Liechtenstein, northern Italy, and Luxembourg. In addition to the native speakers, there are 80 million people who understand German. German is one of the most-learned foreign languages. It is counted among the West Germanic languages, like English and Dutch. It was also influenced by other languages over many centuries. This is due to the fact that the language region is located in the middle of Europe. Nowadays, English terms above all are integrated into the German vocabulary. Another hallmark of the German language is the many different dialects. These are increasingly losing importance, however. The standard language is becoming more and more widespread, especially through the media. Because of this, many schools want to teach dialects again. German grammar is not especially easy, but it is worth the trouble! German is among the ten most important languages of the world.