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Small Talk 3

Small Talk 3

22 [ bîst didu]

Small Talk 3 (Axaftina kurt 3)

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Do you smoke? H-n -i----yê d-kiş----? H__ ç_______ d_________ H-n ç-x-r-y- d-k-ş-n-n- ----------------------- Hûn çixareyê dikişînin? 0
I used to. B--ê---n d-----n-. B___ m__ d________ B-r- m-n d-k-ş-n-. ------------------ Berê min dikişand. 0
But I don’t smoke anymore. L- ---a na--ş---m. L_ n___ n_________ L- n-h- n-k-ş-n-m- ------------------ Lê niha nakişînim. 0
Does it disturb you if I smoke? K--e--c-xar--ê -ikiş-n-m---n ---ciz bib-n? K_ e_ c_______ b________ h__ ê a___ b_____ K- e- c-x-r-y- b-k-ş-n-m h-n ê a-i- b-b-n- ------------------------------------------ Ku ez cixareyê bikişînim hûn ê aciz bibin? 0
No, absolutely not. Na, teqe- na. N__ t____ n__ N-, t-q-z n-. ------------- Na, teqez na. 0
It doesn’t disturb me. Ev---n a--- --ke. E_ m__ a___ n____ E- m-n a-i- n-k-. ----------------- Ev min aciz nake. 0
Will you drink something? H---ê ti-ti---vexwi-? H__ ê t______ v______ H-n ê t-ş-i-a v-x-i-? --------------------- Hûn ê tiştina vexwin? 0
A brandy? Kon--k-k? K________ K-n-a-e-? --------- Konyakek? 0
No, preferably a beer. Na- b-r- -aş--r-e. N__ b___ b_____ e_ N-, b-r- b-ş-i- e- ------------------ Na, bîra baştir e. 0
Do you travel a lot? Hûn ---ek- -ig-ri-? H__ g_____ d_______ H-n g-l-k- d-g-r-n- ------------------- Hûn gelekî digerin? 0
Yes, mostly on business trips. Belê- ev-b- g--t--g--ê- -ar-i-. B____ e_ b_ g____ g____ k__ i__ B-l-, e- b- g-ş-î g-r-n k-r i-. ------------------------------- Belê, ev bi giştî gerên kar in. 0
But now we’re on holiday. Lêb--ê------ha--i vir tet--- --ki-. L_____ e_ n___ l_ v__ t_____ d_____ L-b-l- e- n-h- l- v-r t-t-l- d-k-n- ----------------------------------- Lêbelê em niha li vir tetîlê dikin. 0
It’s so hot! Ge--ahiyeke-ça-a y-! G__________ ç___ y__ G-r-a-i-e-e ç-w- y-! -------------------- Germahiyeke çawa ye! 0
Yes, today it’s really hot. Bel-- ---ras-î-j--î---p---g--m -. B____ b_ r____ j_ î__ p__ g___ e_ B-l-, b- r-s-î j- î-o p-r g-r- e- --------------------------------- Belê, bi rastî jî îro pir germ e. 0
Let’s go to the balcony. E--der-e--n ş-----nê? E_ d_______ ş________ E- d-r-e-i- ş-n-ş-n-? --------------------- Em derkevin şaneşînê? 0
There’s a party here tomorrow. S----l---ir--ar-î----e. S___ l_ v__ p____ h____ S-b- l- v-r p-r-î h-y-. ----------------------- Sibê li vir partî heye. 0
Are you also coming? Hû- ê werin? H__ ê w_____ H-n ê w-r-n- ------------ Hûn ê werin? 0
Yes, we’ve also been invited. E-ê,----jî-vexw-n-- ne. E___ e_ j_ v_______ n__ E-ê- e- j- v-x-e-d- n-. ----------------------- Erê, em jî vexwendî ne. 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.