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Small Talk 3

Small Talk 3

22 [dalawampu’t dalawa]

Maiikling usapan 3

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Do you smoke? Nanin----i-y- -a-b-? N____________ k_ b__ N-n-n-g-r-l-o k- b-? -------------------- Naninigarilyo ka ba? 0
I used to. Dat-- --. D____ o__ D-t-, o-. --------- Dati, oo. 0
But I don’t smoke anymore. Ngu-i---g-yon--ind- n----o---n---gari--o. N_____ n_____ h____ n_ a__ n_____________ N-u-i- n-a-o- h-n-i n- a-o n-n-n-g-r-l-o- ----------------------------------------- Ngunit ngayon hindi na ako naninigarilyo. 0
Does it disturb you if I smoke? Ma--baha-a-ka b--k-ng--a---igari--- a--? M_________ k_ b_ k___ m____________ a___ M-b-b-h-l- k- b- k-n- m-n-n-g-r-l-o a-o- ---------------------------------------- Mababahala ka ba kung maninigarilyo ako? 0
No, absolutely not. H-n-- -am-n. H____ n_____ H-n-i n-m-n- ------------ Hindi naman. 0
It doesn’t disturb me. Hin-i ako-naba-a---a. H____ a__ n__________ H-n-i a-o n-b-b-h-l-. --------------------- Hindi ako nababahala. 0
Will you drink something? Ma----st- -a --ng i-umi-? M__ g____ k_ b___ i______ M-y g-s-o k- b-n- i-u-i-? ------------------------- May gusto ka bang inumin? 0
A brandy? I-ang----y--? I____ k______ I-a-g k-n-a-? ------------- Isang konyak? 0
No, preferably a beer. Hi-di- -a--g-s-- k--ng---r---a.---Hin-i--m-s-gust---o -- --r. H_____ m__ g____ k_ n_ s_______ / H_____ m__ g____ k_ n_ b___ H-n-i- m-s g-s-o k- n- s-r-e-a- / H-n-i- m-s g-s-o k- n- b-r- ------------------------------------------------------------- Hindi, mas gusto ko ng serbesa. / Hindi, mas gusto ko ng bir. 0
Do you travel a lot? Ika-----a--m-dal-- n---a---la--ay? I___ b_ a_ m______ n_ n___________ I-a- b- a- m-d-l-s n- n-g-a-a-b-y- ---------------------------------- Ikaw ba ay madalas na naglalakbay? 0
Yes, mostly on business trips. Oo, k-d--a--- mga--akb---pa-a-sa -raba-o. O__ k________ m__ l_____ p___ s_ t_______ O-, k-d-l-s-n m-a l-k-a- p-r- s- t-a-a-o- ----------------------------------------- Oo, kadalasan mga lakbay para sa trabaho. 0
But now we’re on holiday. Ng--------y-n nagb--ak-s------m--d--o. N_____ n_____ n____________ k___ d____ N-u-i- n-a-o- n-g-a-a-a-y-n k-m- d-t-. -------------------------------------- Ngunit ngayon nagbabakasyon kami dito. 0
It’s so hot! An--i--- t---ga! A__ i___ t______ A-g i-i- t-l-g-! ---------------- Ang init talaga! 0
Yes, today it’s really hot. O-- -ng---it--alag- nga---. O__ a__ i___ t_____ n______ O-, a-g i-i- t-l-g- n-a-o-. --------------------------- Oo, ang init talaga ngayon. 0
Let’s go to the balcony. P-m--ta -a-- sa -a-k-na--. P______ t___ s_ b_________ P-m-n-a t-y- s- b-l-o-a-e- -------------------------- Pumunta tayo sa balkonahe. 0
There’s a party here tomorrow. Ma- ka-i----- d--o b--a-. M__ k________ d___ b_____ M-y k-s-y-h-n d-t- b-k-s- ------------------------- May kasiyahan dito bukas. 0
Are you also coming? S-s-ma-ka r-- -a? S_____ k_ r__ b__ S-s-m- k- r-n b-? ----------------- Sasama ka rin ba? 0
Yes, we’ve also been invited. Oo, -n-a-y-yaha----n-k-mi. O__ i___________ d__ k____ O-, i-a-n-a-a-a- d-n k-m-. -------------------------- Oo, inaanyayahan din kami. 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.