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Вывучаць замежныя мовы

[Vyvuchats’ zamezhnyya movy]

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Where did you learn Spanish? Дз- Вы-вы--ча-- іспан-----мо-у? Д-- В- в------- і-------- м---- Д-е В- в-в-ч-л- і-п-н-к-ю м-в-? ------------------------------- Дзе Вы вывучалі іспанскую мову? 0
Dz- -y v---c--lі--s-an-kuy--m---? D-- V- v-------- і--------- m---- D-e V- v-v-c-a-і і-p-n-k-y- m-v-? --------------------------------- Dze Vy vyvuchalі іspanskuyu movu?
Can you also speak Portuguese? Вы -акса-а-вал-дае-е--арт--а-ьскай? В- т------ в-------- п------------- В- т-к-а-а в-л-д-е-е п-р-у-а-ь-к-й- ----------------------------------- Вы таксама валодаеце партугальскай? 0
Vy---ks--a v---da-t-- part-ga--sk-y? V- t------ v--------- p------------- V- t-k-a-a v-l-d-e-s- p-r-u-a-’-k-y- ------------------------------------ Vy taksama valodaetse partugal’skay?
Yes, and I also speak some Italian. Т-к---шч- ----ош-і ---о----і-а--я-скай. Т--- я--- я т----- в------ і----------- Т-к- я-ч- я т-о-к- в-л-д-ю і-а-ь-н-к-й- --------------------------------------- Так, яшчэ я трошкі валодаю італьянскай. 0
Ta---ya-hc-e ya t-os-k- valo-a-- іt--’ya-s-ay. T--- y------ y- t------ v------- і------------ T-k- y-s-c-e y- t-o-h-і v-l-d-y- і-a-’-a-s-a-. ---------------------------------------------- Tak, yashche ya troshkі valodayu іtal’yanskay.
I think you speak very well. Я лі--- -ы ве-ь------р- -а-м--л---е. Я л---- В- в----- д---- р----------- Я л-ч-, В- в-л-м- д-б-а р-з-а-л-е-е- ------------------------------------ Я лічу, Вы вельмі добра размаўляеце. 0
Ya------, V- ----mі d-b-a ra--au-y-y----. Y- l----- V- v----- d---- r-------------- Y- l-c-u- V- v-l-m- d-b-a r-z-a-l-a-e-s-. ----------------------------------------- Ya lіchu, Vy vel’mі dobra razmaulyayetse.
The languages are quite similar. М--ы-д-в----па-о-ны-. М--- д----- п-------- М-в- д-в-л- п-д-б-ы-. --------------------- Мовы даволі падобныя. 0
M-v----v--- pa---n-ya. M--- d----- p--------- M-v- d-v-l- p-d-b-y-a- ---------------------- Movy davolі padobnyya.
I can understand them well. Я-В-с--о--а-р--ум--. Я В-- д---- р------- Я В-с д-б-а р-з-м-ю- -------------------- Я Вас добра разумею. 0
Y- Vas dobra -azu----. Y- V-- d---- r-------- Y- V-s d-b-a r-z-m-y-. ---------------------- Ya Vas dobra razumeyu.
But speaking and writing is difficult. А-е---зм-ў-я---і--і---- --ц---а. А-- р--------- і п----- – ц----- А-е р-з-а-л-ц- і п-с-ц- – ц-ж-а- -------------------------------- Але размаўляць і пісаць – цяжка. 0
Al- ra-ma----t-- і p-s---’ –--sy-z-ka. A-- r----------- і p------ – t-------- A-e r-z-a-l-a-s- і p-s-t-’ – t-y-z-k-. -------------------------------------- Ale razmaulyats’ і pіsats’ – tsyazhka.
I still make many mistakes. Я р-----яшч--ш-ат п----ак. Я р---- я--- ш--- п------- Я р-б-ю я-ч- ш-а- п-м-л-к- -------------------------- Я раблю яшчэ шмат памылак. 0
Ya rabl---y-shc-- -hm----amyla-. Y- r----- y------ s---- p------- Y- r-b-y- y-s-c-e s-m-t p-m-l-k- -------------------------------- Ya rablyu yashche shmat pamylak.
Please correct me each time. Ка-і л-ск-,-п-пр--ляйц- мя-е------ы! К--- л----- п---------- м--- з------ К-л- л-с-а- п-п-а-л-й-е м-н- з-ў-д-! ------------------------------------ Калі ласка, папраўляйце мяне заўжды! 0
Kalі l-s--,-pa-rau----t---mya-e-zau----! K--- l----- p------------ m---- z------- K-l- l-s-a- p-p-a-l-a-t-e m-a-e z-u-h-y- ---------------------------------------- Kalі laska, papraulyaytse myane zauzhdy!
Your pronunciation is very good. У-В------к---до--а- в-м-ўлен-е. У В-- ц----- д----- в---------- У В-с ц-л-а- д-б-а- в-м-ў-е-н-. ------------------------------- У Вас цалкам добрае вымаўленне. 0
U V-s -sal-a------a- -y-au-e--e. U V-- t------ d----- v---------- U V-s t-a-k-m d-b-a- v-m-u-e-n-. -------------------------------- U Vas tsalkam dobrae vymaulenne.
You only have a slight accent. У--ас-ч-ваць--------і-ак-э-т. У В-- ч----- н------- а------ У В-с ч-в-ц- н-в-л-к- а-ц-н-. ----------------------------- У Вас чуваць невялікі акцэнт. 0
U-V-- -hu---s---e--al-k- a-----t. U V-- c------- n-------- a------- U V-s c-u-a-s- n-v-a-і-і a-t-e-t- --------------------------------- U Vas chuvats’ nevyalіkі aktsent.
One can tell where you come from. М-жна-п-з-а--,-а-к--- ---прые-а--. М---- п------- а----- В- п-------- М-ж-а п-з-а-ь- а-к-л- В- п-ы-х-л-. ---------------------------------- Можна пазнаць, адкуль Вы прыехалі. 0
M---n----zn-ts’----k--’ Vy-----kh-lі. M----- p-------- a----- V- p--------- M-z-n- p-z-a-s-, a-k-l- V- p-y-k-a-і- ------------------------------------- Mozhna paznats’, adkul’ Vy pryekhalі.
What is your mother tongue / native language (am.)? Яка--В-ш- р-дн-------? Я--- В--- р----- м---- Я-а- В-ш- р-д-а- м-в-? ---------------------- Якая Ваша родная мова? 0
Yak--a -asha -od-aya-m--a? Y----- V---- r------ m---- Y-k-y- V-s-a r-d-a-a m-v-? -------------------------- Yakaya Vasha rodnaya mova?
Are you taking a language course? В- --аход---е --ў-ы--к-р-ы? В- п--------- м----- к----- В- п-а-о-з-ц- м-ў-ы- к-р-ы- --------------------------- Вы праходзіце моўныя курсы? 0
Vy p-a-h---іtse--o-n--a -ur-y? V- p----------- m------ k----- V- p-a-h-d-і-s- m-u-y-a k-r-y- ------------------------------ Vy prakhodzіtse mounyya kursy?
Which textbook are you using? З ---- п---у-н-кам -ы п-ац---е? З я--- п---------- В- п-------- З я-і- п-д-у-н-к-м В- п-а-у-ц-? ------------------------------- З якім падручнікам Вы працуеце? 0
Z---kі--p-dr-c---k-m-Vy-p-----et--? Z y---- p----------- V- p---------- Z y-k-m p-d-u-h-і-a- V- p-a-s-e-s-? ----------------------------------- Z yakіm padruchnіkam Vy pratsuetse?
I don’t remember the name right now. Ц---- я--- -аг- --г-----, я--ён --з--а-ц--. Ц---- я н- м--- ў-------- я- ё- н---------- Ц-п-р я н- м-г- ў-г-д-ц-, я- ё- н-з-в-е-ц-. ------------------------------------------- Цяпер я не магу ўзгадаць, як ён называецца. 0
T---p-- -a--e -agu----ad-ts’, -a- yon-----va-t--s-. T------ y- n- m--- u--------- y-- y-- n------------ T-y-p-r y- n- m-g- u-g-d-t-’- y-k y-n n-z-v-e-s-s-. --------------------------------------------------- Tsyaper ya ne magu uzgadats’, yak yon nazyvaetstsa.
The title is not coming to me. Я -е м--- --гад-ц- на--у па--------. Я н- м--- ў------- н---- п---------- Я н- м-г- ў-г-д-ц- н-з-у п-д-у-н-к-. ------------------------------------ Я не магу ўзгадаць назву падручніка. 0
Ya--e m--u u-ga--t-’-na------druch-іka. Y- n- m--- u-------- n---- p----------- Y- n- m-g- u-g-d-t-’ n-z-u p-d-u-h-і-a- --------------------------------------- Ya ne magu uzgadats’ nazvu padruchnіka.
I’ve forgotten it. Я-яе--абыў. Я я- з----- Я я- з-б-ў- ----------- Я яе забыў. 0
Y- ya-e-z--yu. Y- y--- z----- Y- y-y- z-b-u- -------------- Ya yaye zabyu.

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