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Small Talk 1

Small Talk 1

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Cuộc nói chuyện nhỏ 1

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Make yourself comfortable! X---b-n-hã---- --iê-. X__ b__ h__ t_ n_____ X-n b-n h-y t- n-i-n- --------------------- Xin bạn hãy tự nhiên. 0
Please, feel right at home! Bạn-h-y--oi---ư-là ở -h-. B__ h__ c__ n__ l_ ở n___ B-n h-y c-i n-ư l- ở n-à- ------------------------- Bạn hãy coi như là ở nhà. 0
What would you like to drink? Bạ- -u-- --n- --? B__ m___ u___ g__ B-n m-ố- u-n- g-? ----------------- Bạn muốn uống gì? 0
Do you like music? B-n-c- th-ch -h-c-k-ôn-? B__ c_ t____ n___ k_____ B-n c- t-í-h n-ạ- k-ô-g- ------------------------ Bạn có thích nhạc không? 0
I like classical music. T-----í-- -h-c c- -i-n. T__ t____ n___ c_ đ____ T-i t-í-h n-ạ- c- đ-ể-. ----------------------- Tôi thích nhạc cổ điển. 0
These are my CD’s. Đây-là --c-đ------c-- tô-. Đ__ l_ c__ đ__ C_ c__ t___ Đ-y l- c-c đ-a C- c-a t-i- -------------------------- Đây là các đĩa CD của tôi. 0
Do you play a musical instrument? B-n c--c-ơ- n-ạ- cụ khô-g? B__ c_ c___ n___ c_ k_____ B-n c- c-ơ- n-ạ- c- k-ô-g- -------------------------- Bạn có chơi nhạc cụ không? 0
This is my guitar. Đâ------à---h---a -ủ- -ôi. Đ__ l_ đ__ g_____ c__ t___ Đ-y l- đ-n g-i-t- c-a t-i- -------------------------- Đây là đàn ghi-ta của tôi. 0
Do you like to sing? B-n -- th-c--há- khô-g? B__ c_ t____ h__ k_____ B-n c- t-í-h h-t k-ô-g- ----------------------- Bạn có thích hát không? 0
Do you have children? Bạn--ó con-chưa? B__ c_ c__ c____ B-n c- c-n c-ư-? ---------------- Bạn có con chưa? 0
Do you have a dog? Bạn -----ó --ô-g? B__ c_ c__ k_____ B-n c- c-ó k-ô-g- ----------------- Bạn có chó không? 0
Do you have a cat? Bạn-c--m-- ---n-? B__ c_ m__ k_____ B-n c- m-o k-ô-g- ----------------- Bạn có mèo không? 0
These are my books. Đâ- l--nhữ-- -uyể--s-c--của t--. Đ__ l_ n____ q____ s___ c__ t___ Đ-y l- n-ữ-g q-y-n s-c- c-a t-i- -------------------------------- Đây là những quyển sách của tôi. 0
I am currently reading this book. Tô- đ-n--đ-c--u--- -á-- -à-. T__ đ___ đ__ q____ s___ n___ T-i đ-n- đ-c q-y-n s-c- n-y- ---------------------------- Tôi đang đọc quyển sách này. 0
What do you like to read? Bạn có--h-c--đ---khô-g? B__ c_ t____ đ__ k_____ B-n c- t-í-h đ-c k-ô-g- ----------------------- Bạn có thích đọc không? 0
Do you like to go to concerts? Bạn c- -hí---đ- n-he--òa -h---/---m-b-ể---iễ---a -hạc--h-ng? B__ c_ t____ đ_ n___ h__ n___ / x__ b___ d___ c_ n___ k_____ B-n c- t-í-h đ- n-h- h-a n-ạ- / x-m b-ể- d-ễ- c- n-ạ- k-ô-g- ------------------------------------------------------------ Bạn có thích đi nghe hòa nhạc / xem biểu diễn ca nhạc không? 0
Do you like to go to the theatre / theater (am.)? Bạ--có -h-c- đi--em ---oi---c--kh-n-? B__ c_ t____ đ_ x__ / c__ k___ k_____ B-n c- t-í-h đ- x-m / c-i k-c- k-ô-g- ------------------------------------- Bạn có thích đi xem / coi kịch không? 0
Do you like to go to the opera? B-- t-í----i --- nh-- k--h-----êr--khô-g? B__ t____ đ_ x__ n___ k___ / ô____ k_____ B-n t-í-h đ- x-m n-ạ- k-c- / ô-ê-a k-ô-g- ----------------------------------------- Bạn thích đi xem nhạc kịch / ôpêra không? 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?