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Small Talk 2

Small Talk 2

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Konversacieto 2

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Where do you come from? D--kie -i--en--? D_ k__ v_ v_____ D- k-e v- v-n-s- ---------------- De kie vi venas? 0
From Basel. D- --z-l-. D_ B______ D- B-z-l-. ---------- De Bazelo. 0
Basel is in Switzerland. B-zel---i--a- e---vi--a--o. B_____ s_____ e_ S_________ B-z-l- s-t-a- e- S-i-l-n-o- --------------------------- Bazelo situas en Svislando. 0
May I introduce Mr. Miller? Ĉu--i---j--- prezenti -- -i Si-jo--n Müller? Ĉ_ m_ r_____ p_______ a_ v_ S_______ M______ Ĉ- m- r-j-a- p-e-e-t- a- v- S-n-o-o- M-l-e-? -------------------------------------------- Ĉu mi rajtas prezenti al vi Sinjoron Müller? 0
He is a foreigner. Li -stas-a-ilan-ano. L_ e____ a__________ L- e-t-s a-i-a-d-n-. -------------------- Li estas alilandano. 0
He speaks several languages. Li ---ol-- -l-r------n--ojn. L_ p______ p______ l________ L- p-r-l-s p-u-a-n l-n-v-j-. ---------------------------- Li parolas plurajn lingvojn. 0
Are you here for the first time? Ĉ- v- u---foje est-s--i----? Ĉ_ v_ u_______ e____ ĉ______ Ĉ- v- u-u-f-j- e-t-s ĉ---i-? ---------------------------- Ĉu vi unuafoje estas ĉi-tie? 0
No, I was here once last year. Ne--mi jam-p-s--tj-re e-ti--ĉi-t--. N__ m_ j__ p_________ e____ ĉ______ N-, m- j-m p-s-n-j-r- e-t-s ĉ---i-. ----------------------------------- Ne, mi jam pasintjare estis ĉi-tie. 0
Only for a week, though. Se- n-r---u----aj--n. S__ n__ u__ s________ S-d n-r u-u s-m-j-o-. --------------------- Sed nur unu semajnon. 0
How do you like it here? Ki-- -la-----l v---e -i? K___ p_____ a_ v_ ĉ_ n__ K-e- p-a-a- a- v- ĉ- n-? ------------------------ Kiel plaĉas al vi ĉe ni? 0
A lot. The people are nice. Eg-- -a-ho-o---s--s----b-a-. E___ L_ h____ e____ a_______ E-e- L- h-m-j e-t-s a-a-l-j- ---------------------------- Ege. La homoj estas afablaj. 0
And I like the scenery, too. K-j -a-p-jz-ĝo-a-kaŭ ---ĉas--l-mi. K__ l_ p______ a____ p_____ a_ m__ K-j l- p-j-a-o a-k-ŭ p-a-a- a- m-. ---------------------------------- Kaj la pejzaĝo ankaŭ plaĉas al mi. 0
What is your profession? K-o -i p---es-- est--? K__ v_ p_______ e_____ K-o v- p-o-e-i- e-t-s- ---------------------- Kio vi profesie estas? 0
I am a translator. Mi --tas--ra-u-i--o. M_ e____ t__________ M- e-t-s t-a-u-i-t-. -------------------- Mi estas tradukisto. 0
I translate books. Mi -r---k-s-li-----. M_ t_______ l_______ M- t-a-u-a- l-b-o-n- -------------------- Mi tradukas librojn. 0
Are you alone here? Ĉu--- e---s s-la -i--ie? Ĉ_ v_ e____ s___ ĉ______ Ĉ- v- e-t-s s-l- ĉ---i-? ------------------------ Ĉu vi estas sola ĉi-tie? 0
No, my wife / my husband is also here. Ne---ia -dzino-/ ------zo a--a- -s--s-ĉ-----. N__ m__ e_____ / m__ e___ a____ e____ ĉ______ N-, m-a e-z-n- / m-a e-z- a-k-ŭ e-t-s ĉ---i-. --------------------------------------------- Ne, mia edzino / mia edzo ankaŭ estas ĉi-tie. 0
And those are my two children. K-j--ie est-- m-a---u-g----oj. K__ t__ e____ m___ d_ g_______ K-j t-e e-t-s m-a- d- g-f-l-j- ------------------------------ Kaj tie estas miaj du gefiloj. 0

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