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Small Talk 3

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Småprat 3

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Do you smoke? Rø--er--u? R_____ d__ R-y-e- d-? ---------- Røyker du? 0
I used to. J-g-g-o--e --t-f-r. J__ g_____ d__ f___ J-g g-o-d- d-t f-r- ------------------- Jeg gjorde det før. 0
But I don’t smoke anymore. M-- --g--øyke--ik-- nå -e---r. M__ j__ r_____ i___ n_ l______ M-n j-g r-y-e- i-k- n- l-n-e-. ------------------------------ Men jeg røyker ikke nå lenger. 0
Does it disturb you if I smoke? For--yr--r-------g-a- j-g -øy-e-? F_________ d__ d__ a_ j__ r______ F-r-t-r-e- d-t d-g a- j-g r-y-e-? --------------------------------- Forstyrrer det deg at jeg røyker? 0
No, absolutely not. N-i --,----- - -e- ---e---t-. N__ d__ i___ i d__ h___ t____ N-i d-, i-k- i d-t h-l- t-t-. ----------------------------- Nei da, ikke i det hele tatt. 0
It doesn’t disturb me. Det f-r-ty--er m-- i-ke. D__ f_________ m__ i____ D-t f-r-t-r-e- m-g i-k-. ------------------------ Det forstyrrer meg ikke. 0
Will you drink something? S-a- -u ---kke-no-? S___ d_ d_____ n___ S-a- d- d-i-k- n-e- ------------------- Skal du drikke noe? 0
A brandy? En----ja-k? E_ k_______ E- k-n-a-k- ----------- En konjakk? 0
No, preferably a beer. Ne-, j----ar--elle- en --. N___ j__ t__ h_____ e_ ø__ N-i- j-g t-r h-l-e- e- ø-. -------------------------- Nei, jeg tar heller en øl. 0
Do you travel a lot? R----- du -y-? R_____ d_ m___ R-i-e- d- m-e- -------------- Reiser du mye? 0
Yes, mostly on business trips. Ja- -et er-me-t f--r--------eis--. J__ d__ e_ m___ f_________________ J-, d-t e- m-s- f-r-e-n-n-s-e-s-r- ---------------------------------- Ja, det er mest forretningsreiser. 0
But now we’re on holiday. Me---- e- -- p--ferie. M__ n_ e_ v_ p_ f_____ M-n n- e- v- p- f-r-e- ---------------------- Men nå er vi på ferie. 0
It’s so hot! Så-v-rmt--et--a-! S_ v____ d__ v___ S- v-r-t d-t v-r- ----------------- Så varmt det var! 0
Yes, today it’s really hot. J-, i-d---e- det -i-keli---armt. J__ i d__ e_ d__ v_______ v_____ J-, i d-g e- d-t v-r-e-i- v-r-t- -------------------------------- Ja, i dag er det virkelig varmt. 0
Let’s go to the balcony. L- -ss-gå ut--å b-lkon---. L_ o__ g_ u_ p_ b_________ L- o-s g- u- p- b-l-o-g-n- -------------------------- La oss gå ut på balkongen. 0
There’s a party here tomorrow. I--orge- -r de- fes--h--. I m_____ e_ d__ f___ h___ I m-r-e- e- d-t f-s- h-r- ------------------------- I morgen er det fest her. 0
Are you also coming? K-------ere -g--? K_____ d___ o____ K-m-e- d-r- o-s-? ----------------- Kommer dere også? 0
Yes, we’ve also been invited. J-, vi--r-invitert,-vi o-s--. J__ v_ e_ i________ v_ o___ . J-, v- e- i-v-t-r-, v- o-s- . ----------------------------- Ja, vi er invitert, vi også . 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.