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Small Talk 1

Small Talk 1

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Bisedё e shkurtёr 1

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Make yourself comfortable! Re-a----n-! Rehatohuni! R-h-t-h-n-! ----------- Rehatohuni! 0
Please, feel right at home! R---i si-nё -htёpinё-----! Rrini si nё shtёpinё tuaj! R-i-i s- n- s-t-p-n- t-a-! -------------------------- Rrini si nё shtёpinё tuaj! 0
What would you like to drink? Ç-ar--d-----oni -- -i--? Çfarё dёshironi tё pini? Ç-a-ё d-s-i-o-i t- p-n-? ------------------------ Çfarё dёshironi tё pini? 0
Do you like music? A----p-l-en -uz--a? A ju pёlqen muzika? A j- p-l-e- m-z-k-? ------------------- A ju pёlqen muzika? 0
I like classical music. Mё p-l--n-mu---a----si-e. Mё pёlqen muzika klasike. M- p-l-e- m-z-k- k-a-i-e- ------------------------- Mё pёlqen muzika klasike. 0
These are my CD’s. J- ku -a-ё ----- - -i-. Ja ku janё CD-tё e mia. J- k- j-n- C---ё e m-a- ----------------------- Ja ku janё CD-tё e mia. 0
Do you play a musical instrument? A -uan--n-on-ё-in--r-ment? A luani ndonjё instrument? A l-a-i n-o-j- i-s-r-m-n-? -------------------------- A luani ndonjё instrument? 0
This is my guitar. J--kita-- ---. Ja kitara ime. J- k-t-r- i-e- -------------- Ja kitara ime. 0
Do you like to sing? A kё--o-- ---q--f? A kёndoni me qejf? A k-n-o-i m- q-j-? ------------------ A kёndoni me qejf? 0
Do you have children? A-keni-f-mijё? A keni fёmijё? A k-n- f-m-j-? -------------- A keni fёmijё? 0
Do you have a dog? A-k-n--qen? A keni qen? A k-n- q-n- ----------- A keni qen? 0
Do you have a cat? A-k--- m-ce? A keni mace? A k-n- m-c-? ------------ A keni mace? 0
These are my books. Ja li--a--- -i. Ja librat e mi. J- l-b-a- e m-. --------------- Ja librat e mi. 0
I am currently reading this book. P--lexo- --t--li-ё-. Po lexoj kёtё libёr. P- l-x-j k-t- l-b-r- -------------------- Po lexoj kёtё libёr. 0
What do you like to read? Ç--rё ----n- -e--ejf? Çfarё lexoni me qejf? Ç-a-ё l-x-n- m- q-j-? --------------------- Çfarё lexoni me qejf? 0
Do you like to go to concerts? A --ko-i -e qej--------ce--? A shkoni me qejf nё koncert? A s-k-n- m- q-j- n- k-n-e-t- ---------------------------- A shkoni me qejf nё koncert? 0
Do you like to go to the theatre / theater (am.)? A s-ko-i -e -e---n------ё-? A shkoni me qejf nё teatёr? A s-k-n- m- q-j- n- t-a-ё-? --------------------------- A shkoni me qejf nё teatёr? 0
Do you like to go to the opera? A-s-kon---e q--f nё -p-r-? A shkoni me qejf nё opera? A s-k-n- m- q-j- n- o-e-a- -------------------------- A shkoni me qejf nё opera? 0

Mother language? Father language!

As a child, from whom did you learn your language? For sure you'll say: From mother! Most people in the world think that. The term ‘mother language’ exists in almost all nations. The English as well as the Chinese are familiar with it. Perhaps because mothers spend more time with the children. But recent studies have come to different results. They show that our language is mostly the language of our fathers. Researchers examined genetic material and languages of mixed tribes. In such tribes, the parents came from different cultures. These tribes originated thousands of years ago. Large migratory movements were the reason for this. The genetic material of these mixed tribes was genetically analyzed. Then it was compared to the language of the tribe. Most tribes speak the language of their male ancestors. That means, the language of the country comes from the Y chromosome. So men brought their language with them to foreign lands. And the women there then adopted the new language of the men. But even today, fathers have a great deal of influence on our language. Because when learning, babies are oriented toward the language of their father. Fathers speak considerably less with their children. The male sentence structure is also simpler than that of the female. As a result, the language of the father is better suited for babies. It doesn't overwhelm them and is easier to learn as a result. That is why children prefer to imitate ‘Dad’ when speaking rather than ‘Mum’. Later, the mother's vocabulary shapes the child's language. In this way, mothers influence our language as well as fathers. So it should be called parental language!
Did you know?
Italian is counted among the Romance languages. That means that it developed out of Latin. Italian is the native language of about 70 million people. The majority of those live in Italy. Italian is also understood in Slovenia and Croatia. The language travelled as far away as Africa through colonial politics. Even today, Italian is understood in Libya, Somalia, and Eritrea by many older people. Numerous emigrants also took the language with them to their new homeland. Most notably there are many Italian-language communities in South America. Often Italian has mixed in with Spanish in those areas and created new languages. The unusual thing about Italian is its many different dialects. Some experts even speak of individual languages. The orthography of Italian is not difficult; it follows the pronunciation. For many, Italian is the most beautiful language in the world! Perhaps because it is the language of music, design and good cuisine?