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22 [twenty-two]

Small Talk 3

Small Talk 3

22 [dua puluh dua]

Percakapan Kecil 3

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Do you smoke? A----m-r----? A___ m_______ A-d- m-r-k-k- ------------- Anda merokok? 0
I used to. Ya,-dulu. Y__ d____ Y-, d-l-. --------- Ya, dulu. 0
But I don’t smoke anymore. T--- -e---a-g--aya ti--k--e-ok-k----i. T___ s_______ s___ t____ m______ l____ T-p- s-k-r-n- s-y- t-d-k m-r-k-k l-g-. -------------------------------------- Tapi sekarang saya tidak merokok lagi. 0
Does it disturb you if I smoke? Ap---- men-ga-gg- --da -il- -a-- -e---ok? A_____ m_________ A___ b___ s___ m_______ A-a-a- m-n-g-n-g- A-d- b-l- s-y- m-r-k-k- ----------------------------------------- Apakah mengganggu Anda bila saya merokok? 0
No, absolutely not. Ti-ak,--a---se-a-- -----. T_____ s___ s_____ t_____ T-d-k- s-m- s-k-l- t-d-k- ------------------------- Tidak, sama sekali tidak. 0
It doesn’t disturb me. H---i-u-ti-ak me-gg---gu-s-ya. H__ i__ t____ m_________ s____ H-l i-u t-d-k m-n-g-n-g- s-y-. ------------------------------ Hal itu tidak mengganggu saya. 0
Will you drink something? Ap------nda -a- m------esu--u? A_____ A___ m__ m____ s_______ A-a-a- A-d- m-u m-n-m s-s-a-u- ------------------------------ Apakah Anda mau minum sesuatu? 0
A brandy? K-n---? K______ K-n-a-? ------- Konyak? 0
No, preferably a beer. Ti--k, lebih s-------. T_____ l____ s___ b___ T-d-k- l-b-h s-k- b-r- ---------------------- Tidak, lebih suka bir. 0
Do you travel a lot? A-da se-in- -ep--gi-n? A___ s_____ b_________ A-d- s-r-n- b-p-r-i-n- ---------------------- Anda sering bepergian? 0
Yes, mostly on business trips. Ya----banyaka---er-- un-u----usan-k-rja. Y__ k_________ p____ u____ u_____ k_____ Y-, k-b-n-a-a- p-r-i u-t-k u-u-a- k-r-a- ---------------------------------------- Ya, kebanyakan pergi untuk urusan kerja. 0
But now we’re on holiday. T--- -ekar--g---m- se-an- -er--b---di ---i. T___ s_______ k___ s_____ b_______ d_ s____ T-p- s-k-r-n- k-m- s-d-n- b-r-i-u- d- s-n-. ------------------------------------------- Tapi sekarang kami sedang berlibur di sini. 0
It’s so hot! W--------r-be-a- -a-a-! W___ b__________ p_____ W-h- b-n-r-b-n-r p-n-s- ----------------------- Wah, benar-benar panas! 0
Yes, today it’s really hot. Y-- h-r- --i-------benar-pa--s. Y__ h___ i__ b__________ p_____ Y-, h-r- i-i b-n-r-b-n-r p-n-s- ------------------------------- Ya, hari ini benar-benar panas. 0
Let’s go to the balcony. M--- -i-- k- ba---n. M___ k___ k_ b______ M-r- k-t- k- b-l-o-. -------------------- Mari kita ke balkon. 0
There’s a party here tomorrow. B-s-k ada-pe--a. B____ a__ p_____ B-s-k a-a p-s-a- ---------------- Besok ada pesta. 0
Are you also coming? A--a--uga -----g? A___ j___ d______ A-d- j-g- d-t-n-? ----------------- Anda juga datang? 0
Yes, we’ve also been invited. Y-,-kami jug- ---n--n-. Y__ k___ j___ d________ Y-, k-m- j-g- d-u-d-n-. ----------------------- Ya, kami juga diundang. 0

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.