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I drink tea. Ik d---- t---. Ik drink thee. 0 +
I drink coffee. Ik d---- k-----. Ik drink koffie. 0 +
I drink mineral water. Ik d---- m------------. Ik drink mineraalwater. 0 +
Do you drink tea with lemon? Dr--- j- t--- m-- c------? Drink je thee met citroen? 0 +
Do you drink coffee with sugar? Dr--- j- k----- m-- s-----? Drink je koffie met suiker? 0 +
Do you drink water with ice? Dr--- j- w---- m-- i--? Drink je water met ijs? 0 +
There is a party here. Er i- h--- e-- f---- a-- d- g---. Er is hier een feest aan de gang. 0 +
People are drinking champagne. De m----- d------ c--------. De mensen drinken champagne. 0 +
People are drinking wine and beer. De m----- d------ w--- e- b---. De mensen drinken wijn en bier. 0 +
Do you drink alcohol? Dr--- j- a------? Drink je alcohol? 0 +
Do you drink whisky / whiskey (am.)? Dr--- j- w-----? Drink je whisky? 0 +
Do you drink Coke with rum? Dr--- j- c--- m-- r--? Drink je cola met rum? 0 +
I do not like champagne. Ik h--- n--- v-- c--------. Ik houd niet van champagne. 0 +
I do not like wine. Ik h--- n--- v-- w---. Ik houd niet van wijn. 0 +
I do not like beer. Ik h--- n--- v-- b---. Ik houd niet van bier. 0 +
The baby likes milk. De b--- h---- v-- m---. De baby houdt van melk. 0 +
The child likes cocoa and apple juice. He- k--- h---- v-- c------------ e- a-------. Het kind houdt van chocolademelk en appelsap. 0 +
The woman likes orange and grapefruit juice. De v---- h---- v-- s----------- e- g------------. De vrouw houdt van sinaasappel- en grapefruitsap. 0 +

Signs as language

People created languages in order to communicate. Even the deaf or hard of hearing have their own language. It's sign language, the basic language of all hearing impaired people. It is made up of combined symbols. This makes it a visual language, or ‘visible’. So is sign language understood on an international level? No, even signing has different national languages. Every country has its own sign language. And it is influenced by the culture of the country. Because language always evolves from culture. This is also true with languages that aren't spoken. There is, however, an international sign language. But its signs are somewhat more complicated. Nevertheless, national sign languages do resemble one another. Many signs are iconic. They are oriented towards the form of the objects they represent. The most widely used sign language is American Sign Language. Sign languages are recognized as fully-fledged languages. They have their own grammar. But it is different from the grammar of spoken languages. As a result, sign language can't be translated word for word. There are, however, sign language interpreters. Information is simultaneously communicated with sign language. That means that a single sign can express a whole sentence. There are also dialects in sign language. Regional particularities have their own signs. And every sign language has its own intonation. It's true for signs too: Our accent reveals our origin!
Did you know?
Estonian is counted among the Finno-Ugrian languages. It is thereby related to Finnish and Hungarian. However, parallels to Hungarian are only slightly noticeable. Many think that Estonian is similar to Latvian or Lithuanian. That is completely false, however. Both of those languages belong to a completely different language family. Estonian does not have any grammatical genders. There is no differentiation between feminine and masculine. Instead there are 14 different cases. The orthography is not very difficult. It is determined by the pronunciation. This should definitely be practiced with a native speaker. If you want to learn Estonian, you need discipline and a little patience. Estonians are happy to overlook little mistakes made by foreigners. They are excited to meet anyone who is interested in their language!