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Small Talk 3

‫22 [עשרים ושתיים]‬

22 [essrim ushtaim]

‫שיחת חולין 3‬

[ssixat xulin 3]

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Do you smoke? ‫---/ - -ע-ן / ת-‬ ‫את / ה מעשן / ת?‬ ‫-ת / ה מ-ש- / ת-‬ ------------------ ‫את / ה מעשן / ת?‬ 0
atah/-t--e'ashe-/me--she--t? atah/at me'ashen/me'ashenet? a-a-/-t m-'-s-e-/-e-a-h-n-t- ---------------------------- atah/at me'ashen/me'ashenet?
I used to. ‫---ר ע--נת--‬ ‫בעבר עישנתי.‬ ‫-ע-ר ע-ש-ת-.- -------------- ‫בעבר עישנתי.‬ 0
b'-va--i--ant-. b'avar ishanti. b-a-a- i-h-n-i- --------------- b'avar ishanti.
But I don’t smoke anymore. ‫--- --ש-ו-אנ- כ-ר -א-מ--ן-/-ת.‬ ‫אבל עכשיו אני כבר לא מעשן / ת.‬ ‫-ב- ע-ש-ו א-י כ-ר ל- מ-ש- / ת-‬ -------------------------------- ‫אבל עכשיו אני כבר לא מעשן / ת.‬ 0
ava--ak-----w ----k-a- lo m--a-he--m-'a--e--t. aval akhshayw ani kvar lo me'ashen/me'ashenet. a-a- a-h-h-y- a-i k-a- l- m-'-s-e-/-e-a-h-n-t- ---------------------------------------------- aval akhshayw ani kvar lo me'ashen/me'ashenet.
Does it disturb you if I smoke? ‫-פ-יע--ך-אם אעש-?‬ ‫יפריע לך אם אעשן?‬ ‫-פ-י- ל- א- א-ש-?- ------------------- ‫יפריע לך אם אעשן?‬ 0
ya-r-'- --k-a/lak--im --a-h--? yafri'a lekha/lakh im a'ashen? y-f-i-a l-k-a-l-k- i- a-a-h-n- ------------------------------ yafri'a lekha/lakh im a'ashen?
No, absolutely not. ‫ל-, -לל --.‬ ‫לא, כלל לא.‬ ‫-א- כ-ל ל-.- ------------- ‫לא, כלל לא.‬ 0
lo, --al-l-. lo, klal lo. l-, k-a- l-. ------------ lo, klal lo.
It doesn’t disturb me. ‫-ה לא י---ע ---‬ ‫זה לא יפריע לי.‬ ‫-ה ל- י-ר-ע ל-.- ----------------- ‫זה לא יפריע לי.‬ 0
zeh -o-y-fr-'a --. zeh lo yafri'a li. z-h l- y-f-i-a l-. ------------------ zeh lo yafri'a li.
Will you drink something? ‫ת-צ--/ ----תות-מ-ה--‬ ‫תרצה / י לשתות משהו?‬ ‫-ר-ה / י ל-ת-ת מ-ה-?- ---------------------- ‫תרצה / י לשתות משהו?‬ 0
t--tseh/t-rt-i lis-t-- -a--ehu? tirtseh/tirtsi lishtot mashehu? t-r-s-h-t-r-s- l-s-t-t m-s-e-u- ------------------------------- tirtseh/tirtsi lishtot mashehu?
A brandy? ‫-וסי----נ-אק-‬ ‫כוסית קוניאק?‬ ‫-ו-י- ק-נ-א-?- --------------- ‫כוסית קוניאק?‬ 0
ko--- qo----q? kosit qonya'q? k-s-t q-n-a-q- -------------- kosit qonya'q?
No, preferably a beer. ‫-א- --י---דיף-/--ה בי-ה.‬ ‫לא, אני מעדיף / פה בירה.‬ ‫-א- א-י מ-ד-ף / פ- ב-ר-.- -------------------------- ‫לא, אני מעדיף / פה בירה.‬ 0
l-- a-i --'---f/m--a--fah bi-a-. lo, ani ma'adif/ma'adifah birah. l-, a-i m-'-d-f-m-'-d-f-h b-r-h- -------------------------------- lo, ani ma'adif/ma'adifah birah.
Do you travel a lot? ‫-ת-/ --נ--- / ת-הר---‬ ‫את / ה נוסע / ת הרבה?‬ ‫-ת / ה נ-ס- / ת ה-ב-?- ----------------------- ‫את / ה נוסע / ת הרבה?‬ 0
at-h/-- no--'a/-o--- haru-eh? atah/at nose'a/nosat harubeh? a-a-/-t n-s-'-/-o-a- h-r-b-h- ----------------------------- atah/at nose'a/nosat harubeh?
Yes, mostly on business trips. ‫--,-לר-ב -ל- נסיעו--עסק--.‬ ‫כן, לרוב אלה נסיעות עסקים.‬ ‫-ן- ל-ו- א-ה נ-י-ו- ע-ק-ם-‬ ---------------------------- ‫כן, לרוב אלה נסיעות עסקים.‬ 0
k-n--laro- ele- --si'-t as----. ken, larov eleh nesi'ot asaqim. k-n- l-r-v e-e- n-s-'-t a-a-i-. ------------------------------- ken, larov eleh nesi'ot asaqim.
But now we’re on holiday. ‫אבל------נ-נ---מ-אים -אן--חו---.‬ ‫אבל כעת אנחנו נמצאים כאן בחופשה.‬ ‫-ב- כ-ת א-ח-ו נ-צ-י- כ-ן ב-ו-ש-.- ---------------------------------- ‫אבל כעת אנחנו נמצאים כאן בחופשה.‬ 0
ava- ka'e- ---xnu-ni-t-e--- ka-n b'-ufs---. aval ka'et anaxnu nimtse'im ka'n b'xufshah. a-a- k-'-t a-a-n- n-m-s-'-m k-'- b-x-f-h-h- ------------------------------------------- aval ka'et anaxnu nimtse'im ka'n b'xufshah.
It’s so hot! ‫---- ח-ם!‬ ‫איזה חום!‬ ‫-י-ה ח-ם-‬ ----------- ‫איזה חום!‬ 0
e--e- x--! eyzeh xom! e-z-h x-m- ---------- eyzeh xom!
Yes, today it’s really hot. ‫כן, -יום -א-ת-ח-.‬ ‫כן, היום באמת חם.‬ ‫-ן- ה-ו- ב-מ- ח-.- ------------------- ‫כן, היום באמת חם.‬ 0
k--,-ha--- b--me--xam. ken, hayom b'emet xam. k-n- h-y-m b-e-e- x-m- ---------------------- ken, hayom b'emet xam.
Let’s go to the balcony. ‫--- ----סת.‬ ‫נצא למרפסת.‬ ‫-צ- ל-ר-ס-.- ------------- ‫נצא למרפסת.‬ 0
ne-s---ami--e---. netse lamirpeset. n-t-e l-m-r-e-e-. ----------------- netse lamirpeset.
There’s a party here tomorrow. ‫------י-ה-כ------בה-‬ ‫מחר תהייה כאן מסיבה.‬ ‫-ח- ת-י-ה כ-ן מ-י-ה-‬ ---------------------- ‫מחר תהייה כאן מסיבה.‬ 0
ma--r --h--h --'- me-i-a-. maxar tihieh ka'n mesibah. m-x-r t-h-e- k-'- m-s-b-h- -------------------------- maxar tihieh ka'n mesibah.
Are you also coming? ‫-ר-ה---- ל--ט-ף?‬ ‫תרצה / י להצטרף?‬ ‫-ר-ה / י ל-צ-ר-?- ------------------ ‫תרצה / י להצטרף?‬ 0
t-r-seh/----si l'---sta-e-? tirtseh/tirtsi l'hitstaref? t-r-s-h-t-r-s- l-h-t-t-r-f- --------------------------- tirtseh/tirtsi l'hitstaref?
Yes, we’ve also been invited. ‫כ-- ---אנ-נו-מ-זמני--‬ ‫כן, גם אנחנו מוזמנים.‬ ‫-ן- ג- א-ח-ו מ-ז-נ-ם-‬ ----------------------- ‫כן, גם אנחנו מוזמנים.‬ 0
k--,-ga--a---n- m-z---im. ken, gam anaxnu muzmanim. k-n- g-m a-a-n- m-z-a-i-. ------------------------- ken, gam anaxnu muzmanim.

Language and writing

Each language is used for communication between people. When we speak, we express what we are thinking and feeling. In doing so, we don't always stick to the rules of our language. We use our own language, our vernacular. It's different in written language. Here, all the rules of our language are displayed. Writing is what enables a language to become a real language. It makes language visible. Through writing, thousands of years' worth of knowledge is passed on. This is why writing is the foundation of every sophisticated culture. The first form of writing was invented more than 5,000 years ago. It was the cuneiform writing of the Sumerians. It was carved into slabs of clay. This cuneiform was used for three hundred years. The hieroglyphics of the ancient Egyptians existed for about as long. Countless scientists have devoted their studies to it. Hieroglyphics represent a relatively complicated writing system. However, it was probably invented for a very simple reason. The Egypt of that time was a vast kingdom with many inhabitants. Everyday life and above all the economic system needed to be organized. Taxes and accounting needed to be efficiently managed. For this, the ancient Egyptians developed their graphic characters. Alphabetic writing systems, on the other hand, go back to the Sumerians. Each writing system reveals a great deal about the people who use it. Furthermore, each country shows its own characteristics through its writing. Unfortunately, the art of handwriting is disappearing. Modern technology makes it almost superfluous. So: Don't just speak, keep writing too!
Did you know?
Kannada is a member of the Dravidian language family. These languages are primarily spoken in southern India. Kannada is not related to the Indo-Aryan languages of northern India. Approximately 40 million people speak Kannada as their native language. It is recognized as one of the 22 national languages of India. Kannada is an agglutinating language. That means that grammatical functions are expressed by affixes. The language is divided into four regional dialect groups. The dialect indicates where the speakers come from. Additionally, their social class can also be identified based on their language. Spoken and written Kannada differ from one another. Like many other Indian languages, Kannada has its own writing system. It is a hybrid of alphabet and syllabic writing. It consists of many round symbols, which is typical for southern Indian writing systems. And it is really a lot of fun to learn these beautiful letters.