en The time   »   px A hora

8 [eight]

The time

The time

8 [oito]

A hora

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Excuse me! D--c--p-! D________ D-s-u-p-! --------- Desculpe! 0
What time is it, please? Qu--h-ra----o- --r--a-o-? Q__ h____ s___ p__ f_____ Q-e h-r-s s-o- p-r f-v-r- ------------------------- Que horas são, por favor? 0
Thank you very much. Mu-t-s--m---b-i-a-o-/---riga--. M_________ o_______ / o________ M-i-í-s-m- o-r-g-d- / o-r-g-d-. ------------------------------- Muitíssimo obrigado / obrigada. 0
It is one o’clock. É--ma ---a. É u__ h____ É u-a h-r-. ----------- É uma hora. 0
It is two o’clock. Sã- --as ---as. S__ d___ h_____ S-o d-a- h-r-s- --------------- São duas horas. 0
It is three o’clock. S-- -r-- hor-s. S__ t___ h_____ S-o t-ê- h-r-s- --------------- São três horas. 0
It is four o’clock. São quat---horas. S__ q_____ h_____ S-o q-a-r- h-r-s- ----------------- São quatro horas. 0
It is five o’clock. São ---c--ho-as. S__ c____ h_____ S-o c-n-o h-r-s- ---------------- São cinco horas. 0
It is six o’clock. S------- -oras. S__ s___ h_____ S-o s-i- h-r-s- --------------- São seis horas. 0
It is seven o’clock. S-o --t- ----s. S__ s___ h_____ S-o s-t- h-r-s- --------------- São sete horas. 0
It is eight o’clock. S-- --t----ras. S__ o___ h_____ S-o o-t- h-r-s- --------------- São oito horas. 0
It is nine o’clock. S-- -ove---ra-. S__ n___ h_____ S-o n-v- h-r-s- --------------- São nove horas. 0
It is ten o’clock. São ----hor--. S__ d__ h_____ S-o d-z h-r-s- -------------- São dez horas. 0
It is eleven o’clock. Sã- ---- ---as. S__ o___ h_____ S-o o-z- h-r-s- --------------- São onze horas. 0
It is twelve o’clock. S-o-doz--ho---. S__ d___ h_____ S-o d-z- h-r-s- --------------- São doze horas. 0
A minute has sixty seconds. Um--i-u------ -e-s-n-a segu--o-. U_ m_____ t__ s_______ s________ U- m-n-t- t-m s-s-e-t- s-g-n-o-. -------------------------------- Um minuto tem sessenta segundos. 0
An hour has sixty minutes. Uma ho-- -e- s-ss-n-- -i--to-. U__ h___ t__ s_______ m_______ U-a h-r- t-m s-s-e-t- m-n-t-s- ------------------------------ Uma hora tem sessenta minutos. 0
A day has twenty-four hours. Um--ia te- v-------q-a-r- hora-. U_ d__ t__ v____ e q_____ h_____ U- d-a t-m v-n-e e q-a-r- h-r-s- -------------------------------- Um dia tem vinte e quatro horas. 0

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!
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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.