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20 [twenty]

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Small Talk 1

20 [ዕስራ]

20 [‘isira]

ንዕሽቶ ዝርርብ 1

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Make yourself comfortable! ከ- -ምችኣኩ- ግ--። ከ_ ዝ_____ ግ___ ከ- ዝ-ች-ኩ- ግ-ሩ- -------------- ከም ዝምችኣኩም ግበሩ። 0
kemi-z--i---’----i-----ru። k___ z____________ g______ k-m- z-m-c-i-a-u-i g-b-r-። -------------------------- kemi zimichi’akumi giberu።
Please, feel right at home! ከ--ግዛ-ም -ኣ--[-ሰማዕኩ--! ከ_ ግ___ ር____________ ከ- ግ-ኹ- ር-ይ-[-ሰ-ዕ-ም-! --------------------- ከም ግዛኹም ርኣይዎ[ይሰማዕኩም]! 0
k-m--giz-ẖ--i -i’a-i--[y-s-ma-i--m--! k___ g_______ r______________________ k-m- g-z-h-u-i r-’-y-w-[-i-e-a-i-u-i-! -------------------------------------- kemi gizaẖumi ri’ayiwo[yisema‘ikumi]!
What would you like to drink? እን-ይ ኢ-- ----? እ___ ኢ__ ት____ እ-ታ- ኢ-ም ት-ት-? -------------- እንታይ ኢኹም ትሰትዩ? 0
i--t--i īẖum----se-i--? i______ ī____ t________ i-i-a-i ī-̱-m- t-s-t-y-? ------------------------ initayi īẖumi tisetiyu?
Do you like music? ሙ-- -ፈ-- ዲኹ-? ሙ__ ት___ ዲ___ ሙ-ቃ ት-ት- ዲ-ም- ------------- ሙዚቃ ትፈትዉ ዲኹም? 0
m-zīk’- t---tiwu--ī--u-i? m______ t_______ d______ m-z-k-a t-f-t-w- d-h-u-i- ------------------------- muzīk’a tifetiwu dīẖumi?
I like classical music. ኣነ-ክ-----ዚቃ -የ ዝ--። ኣ_ ክ___ ሙ__ እ_ ዝ___ ኣ- ክ-ሲ- ሙ-ቃ እ- ዝ-ቱ- ------------------- ኣነ ክላሲክ ሙዚቃ እየ ዝፈቱ። 0
a---kila--ki -uzī-’a-i-e-z--e-u። a__ k_______ m______ i__ z______ a-e k-l-s-k- m-z-k-a i-e z-f-t-። -------------------------------- ane kilasīki muzīk’a iye zifetu።
These are my CD’s. ኣብዚ---ይ ---ት--ለው። ኣ__ ና__ ሰ___ ኣ___ ኣ-ዚ ና-ይ ሰ-ታ- ኣ-ው- ----------------- ኣብዚ ናተይ ሰድታት ኣለው። 0
ab-z- --te---s-di--ti -le--። a____ n_____ s_______ a_____ a-i-ī n-t-y- s-d-t-t- a-e-i- ---------------------------- abizī nateyi seditati alewi።
Do you play a musical instrument? ሓደ ኢ--ት-መ-ት ትጻወቱ-ዲ-ም? ሓ_ ኢ_______ ት___ ዲ___ ሓ- ኢ-ስ-ሩ-ን- ት-ወ- ዲ-ም- --------------------- ሓደ ኢንስትሩመንት ትጻወቱ ዲኹም? 0
ḥ--e-īn-s-ti-u-eniti ---s----t- dī--u--? ḥ___ ī______________ t_________ d______ h-a-e ī-i-i-i-u-e-i-i t-t-’-w-t- d-h-u-i- ----------------------------------------- ḥade īnisitirumeniti tits’awetu dīẖumi?
This is my guitar. ኣብ- ናተ- ጊታ--ኣሎ። ኣ__ ና__ ጊ__ ኣ__ ኣ-ዚ ና-ይ ጊ-ር ኣ-። --------------- ኣብዚ ናተይ ጊታር ኣሎ። 0
a--------eyi g-t--- alo። a____ n_____ g_____ a___ a-i-ī n-t-y- g-t-r- a-o- ------------------------ abizī nateyi gītari alo።
Do you like to sing? ምድ-ፍ---ት--ዶ? ም___ ት___ ዶ_ ም-ራ- ት-ት- ዶ- ------------ ምድራፍ ትፈትዉ ዶ? 0
m---rafi-t----iwu d-? m_______ t_______ d__ m-d-r-f- t-f-t-w- d-? --------------------- midirafi tifetiwu do?
Do you have children? ቆልዑ -ለው----? ቆ__ ኣ____ ዶ_ ቆ-ዑ ኣ-ው-ም ዶ- ------------ ቆልዑ ኣለውኹም ዶ? 0
k’ol-‘- -----h-u-i --? k______ a________ d__ k-o-i-u a-e-i-̱-m- d-? ---------------------- k’oli‘u alewiẖumi do?
Do you have a dog? ከ---ኣለ-ም--? ከ__ ኣ___ ዶ_ ከ-ቢ ኣ-ኩ- ዶ- ----------- ከልቢ ኣለኩም ዶ? 0
ke-i---a-e---- d-? k_____ a______ d__ k-l-b- a-e-u-i d-? ------------------ kelibī alekumi do?
Do you have a cat? ዱሙ--ለኩ- ዶ? ዱ_ ኣ___ ዶ_ ዱ- ኣ-ኩ- ዶ- ---------- ዱሙ ኣለኩም ዶ? 0
dum- -l-k-m- --? d___ a______ d__ d-m- a-e-u-i d-? ---------------- dumu alekumi do?
These are my books. መ---ተይ ኣ-- ---። መ_____ ኣ__ ኣ___ መ-ሓ-ተ- ኣ-ዚ ኣ-ው- --------------- መጽሓፍተይ ኣብዚ ኣለው። 0
me-s-iḥafi-eyi -biz--al-wi። m_____________ a____ a_____ m-t-’-h-a-i-e-i a-i-ī a-e-i- ---------------------------- mets’iḥafiteyi abizī alewi።
I am currently reading this book. ኣ- መ-----ንብብ ኣ-ኹ። ኣ_ መ___ የ___ ኣ___ ኣ- መ-ሓ- የ-ብ- ኣ-ኹ- ----------------- ኣነ መጽሓፍ የንብብ ኣሎኹ። 0
a-----ts-ih------en--ib- ---ẖ-። a__ m_________ y_______ a_____ a-e m-t-’-h-a-i y-n-b-b- a-o-̱-። -------------------------------- ane mets’iḥafi yenibibi aloẖu።
What do you like to read? እ-ታይ -ንባ- -ስ ይ--ኩ--? እ___ ም___ ደ_ ይ____ ? እ-ታ- ም-ባ- ደ- ይ-ል-ም ? -------------------- እንታይ ምንባብ ደስ ይብልኩም ? 0
i--t-y- -i-i-abi---si -ibi-i---i ? i______ m_______ d___ y_________ ? i-i-a-i m-n-b-b- d-s- y-b-l-k-m- ? ---------------------------------- initayi minibabi desi yibilikumi ?
Do you like to go to concerts? ናብ -ንሰር- --- -- ይ-ልኩ- ዶ-? ና_ ኮ____ ም__ ደ_ ይ____ ዶ ? ና- ኮ-ሰ-ት ም-ድ ደ- ይ-ል-ም ዶ ? ------------------------- ናብ ኮንሰርት ምኻድ ደስ ይብልኩም ዶ ? 0
n--- k-nis--i-i ----adi -es- -i----ku-- d- ? n___ k_________ m_____ d___ y_________ d_ ? n-b- k-n-s-r-t- m-h-a-i d-s- y-b-l-k-m- d- ? -------------------------------------------- nabi koniseriti miẖadi desi yibilikumi do ?
Do you like to go to the theatre / theater (am.)? ና- -ኣተር --- -ስ-ይ-ልኩ- ዶ-? ና_ ተ___ ም__ ደ_ ይ____ ዶ ? ና- ተ-ተ- ም-ድ ደ- ይ-ል-ም ዶ ? ------------------------ ናብ ተኣተር ምኻድ ደስ ይብልኩም ዶ ? 0
n----t-’a-eri miẖ-d-----i --b-l---mi-d- ? n___ t_______ m_____ d___ y_________ d_ ? n-b- t-’-t-r- m-h-a-i d-s- y-b-l-k-m- d- ? ------------------------------------------ nabi te’ateri miẖadi desi yibilikumi do ?
Do you like to go to the opera? ና- ኦ-ራ-ምኻ--ደስ----ኩ- ዶ ? ና_ ኦ__ ም__ ደ_ ይ____ ዶ ? ና- ኦ-ራ ም-ድ ደ- ይ-ል-ም ዶ ? ----------------------- ናብ ኦፕራ ምኻድ ደስ ይብልኩም ዶ ? 0
na-i-o--ra ---̱--- d----y-b--i-u-i--- ? n___ o____ m_____ d___ y_________ d_ ? n-b- o-i-a m-h-a-i d-s- y-b-l-k-m- d- ? --------------------------------------- nabi opira miẖadi desi yibilikumi do ?

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?