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Vreemde tale leer

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Where did you learn Spanish? W-ar--et ----aans--e-ee-? W___ h__ u S_____ g______ W-a- h-t u S-a-n- g-l-e-? ------------------------- Waar het u Spaans geleer? 0
Can you also speak Portuguese? K---u o-k -o--u-ee- p--a-? K__ u o__ P________ p_____ K-n u o-k P-r-u-e-s p-a-t- -------------------------- Kan u ook Portugees praat? 0
Yes, and I also speak some Italian. J-, -n ek---n-o-k ’- bi----- It--i-ans---aa-. J__ e_ e_ k__ o__ ’_ b______ I________ p_____ J-, e- e- k-n o-k ’- b-e-j-e I-a-i-a-s p-a-t- --------------------------------------------- Ja, en ek kan ook ’n bietjie Italiaans praat. 0
I think you speak very well. Ek-di-- - p-a-----i--m-o--(Sp-an--I-alia--s-.-.-. E_ d___ u p____ b___ m___ (______________________ E- d-n- u p-a-t b-i- m-o- (-p-a-s-I-a-i-a-s-.-.-. ------------------------------------------------- Ek dink u praat baie mooi (Spaans/Italiaans/...). 0
The languages are quite similar. D---ta---i- t-aml-k-s-o-t-e--k. D__ t___ i_ t______ s__________ D-e t-l- i- t-a-l-k s-o-t-e-y-. ------------------------------- Die tale is taamlik soortgelyk. 0
I can understand them well. E- k-- -ulle---e--v-r-t--n. E_ k__ h____ g___ v________ E- k-n h-l-e g-e- v-r-t-a-. --------------------------- Ek kan hulle goed verstaan. 0
But speaking and writing is difficult. M--------t -- -kryf-is---e-l--. M___ p____ e_ s____ i_ m_______ M-a- p-a-t e- s-r-f i- m-e-l-k- ------------------------------- Maar praat en skryf is moeilik. 0
I still make many mistakes. E---a-- n-g stee-s-bai--f-ut-. E_ m___ n__ s_____ b___ f_____ E- m-a- n-g s-e-d- b-i- f-u-e- ------------------------------ Ek maak nog steeds baie foute. 0
Please correct me each time. Wy- -y--lt-d --reg-a---bl---. W__ m_ a____ t____ a_________ W-s m- a-t-d t-r-g a-s-b-i-f- ----------------------------- Wys my altyd tereg asseblief. 0
Your pronunciation is very good. U-uit--ra-- i- --e- -oe-. U u________ i_ h___ g____ U u-t-p-a-k i- h-e- g-e-. ------------------------- U uitspraak is heel goed. 0
You only have a slight accent. U he- n-t ’-----------ksen-. U h__ n__ ’_ e______ a______ U h-t n-t ’- e-f-n-e a-s-n-. ---------------------------- U het net ’n effense aksent. 0
One can tell where you come from. M--s kan h--- ---r u-v-n-aan--o-. M___ k__ h___ w___ u v______ k___ M-n- k-n h-o- w-a- u v-n-a-n k-m- --------------------------------- Mens kan hoor waar u vandaan kom. 0
What is your mother tongue / native language (am.)? W-t ---u-mo--ert---? W__ i_ u m__________ W-t i- u m-e-e-t-a-? -------------------- Wat is u moedertaal? 0
Are you taking a language course? L-o--u----ta-lkur-us? L___ u ’_ t__________ L-o- u ’- t-a-k-r-u-? --------------------- Loop u ’n taalkursus? 0
Which textbook are you using? Wa--e- ha-dbo-k--e-r-ik-u? W_____ h_______ g______ u_ W-t-e- h-n-b-e- g-b-u-k u- -------------------------- Watter handboek gebruik u? 0
I don’t remember the name right now. E--ka--n-e -p d---o-m-i- --- -a-- --t----n-e. E_ k__ n__ o_ d__ o_____ d__ n___ o_____ n___ E- k-n n-e o- d-e o-m-i- d-e n-a- o-t-o- n-e- --------------------------------------------- Ek kan nie op die oomlik die naam onthou nie. 0
The title is not coming to me. Di--tite--h-- -y o-t--ip. D__ t____ h__ m_ o_______ D-e t-t-l h-t m- o-t-l-p- ------------------------- Die titel het my ontglip. 0
I’ve forgotten it. Ek-h----i- -erg-e-. E_ h__ d__ v_______ E- h-t d-t v-r-e-t- ------------------- Ek het dit vergeet. 0

Germanic Languages

The Germanic languages belong to the Indo-European language family. This linguistic group is characterized by its phonological features. Differences in the phonology distinguish these languages from others. There are about 15 Germanic languages. 500 million people worldwide speak them as their native tongue. The exact number of individual languages is difficult to determine. It is often unclear whether independent languages or only dialects exist. The most prominent Germanic language is English. It has 350 million native speakers worldwide. After that come German and Dutch. The Germanic languages are divided into different groups. There are North Germanic, West Germanic, and East Germanic. North Germanic languages are the Scandinavian languages. English, German and Dutch are West Germanic languages. The East Germanic languages have all become extinct. Old English, for example, belonged to this group. Colonization spread Germanic languages across the world. As a result, Dutch is understood in the Caribbean and in South Africa. All Germanic languages are derived from a common root. Whether or not there was a uniform proto-language is unclear. Besides that, only a few old Germanic texts exist. Unlike the Romance languages, there are hardly any sources. Research of the Germanic languages is more difficult as a result. Relatively little is also known about the culture of the Germanic people, or Teutons. The people of the Teutons did not unite. As a result there was no common identity. Therefore, science has to rely on other sources. Without Greeks and Romans, we would only know a little about the Teutons!
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Catalan is a member of the Romance language family. It is closely related to Spanish, French and Italian. It is spoken in Andorra, in the Catalonia region of Spain and on the Balearic Islands. Catalan is also spoken in parts of Aragon and in Valencia. A total of 12 million people speak or understand Catalan. The language arose between the 8th and 10th century in the Pyrenees region. It then spread to the south and east through territorial conquests. It is important to note that Catalan is not a dialect of Spanish. It evolved from Vulgar Latin and is considered an independent language. Therefore, Spaniards or Latin Americans do not automatically understand it. Many structures of Catalan are similar to other Romance languages. But there are also a few features that do not occur in other languages. Catalan speakers are very proud of their language. Learning Catalan has been actively promoted by political groups for a few centuries. Learn Catalan - this language has a future!