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23 [twenty-three]

Learning foreign languages

Learning foreign languages

‫23 [עשרים ושלוש]‬

23 [essrim w\'shalosh]

‫לימוד שפות זרות‬

[limud ssafot zarot]

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Where did you learn Spanish? ‫--כ--ל--ת--פ----?‬ ‫היכן למדת ספרדית?‬ ‫-י-ן ל-ד- ס-ר-י-?- ------------------- ‫היכן למדת ספרדית?‬ 0
he-kh-- l---d--a----radit? heykhan lamadeta sfaradit? h-y-h-n l-m-d-t- s-a-a-i-? -------------------------- heykhan lamadeta sfaradit?
Can you also speak Portuguese? ‫-ת---ה-דו---/-ת ג-----טו-זי-?‬ ‫את / ה דובר / ת גם פורטוגזית?‬ ‫-ת / ה ד-ב- / ת ג- פ-ר-ו-ז-ת-‬ ------------------------------- ‫את / ה דובר / ת גם פורטוגזית?‬ 0
ata-/a--do-er-dove--t ga---o--u-e-i-? atah/at dover/doveret gam portugezit? a-a-/-t d-v-r-d-v-r-t g-m p-r-u-e-i-? ------------------------------------- atah/at dover/doveret gam portugezit?
Yes, and I also speak some Italian. ‫כן- -אנ- דוב- /----ם מע- א-טל-י--‬ ‫כן, ואני דובר / ת גם מעט איטלקית.‬ ‫-ן- ו-נ- ד-ב- / ת ג- מ-ט א-ט-ק-ת-‬ ----------------------------------- ‫כן, ואני דובר / ת גם מעט איטלקית.‬ 0
k-n--w-a-- ------dov---- ga-----a- ita--it. ken, w'ani dover/doveret gam me'at italqit. k-n- w-a-i d-v-r-d-v-r-t g-m m-'-t i-a-q-t- ------------------------------------------- ken, w'ani dover/doveret gam me'at italqit.
I think you speak very well. ‫אני ח-ש---את-/ ה-מד-ר /-- היטב-‬ ‫אני חושב שאת / ה מדבר / ת היטב.‬ ‫-נ- ח-ש- ש-ת / ה מ-ב- / ת ה-ט-.- --------------------------------- ‫אני חושב שאת / ה מדבר / ת היטב.‬ 0
a-- --sh-v --'atah/sh--t ---av-r/--d-v---t -e-tev. ani xoshev sh'atah/sh'at medaver/medaveret heytev. a-i x-s-e- s-'-t-h-s-'-t m-d-v-r-m-d-v-r-t h-y-e-. -------------------------------------------------- ani xoshev sh'atah/sh'at medaver/medaveret heytev.
The languages are quite similar. ‫-שפ-ת דומות-----.‬ ‫השפות דומות למדי.‬ ‫-ש-ו- ד-מ-ת ל-ד-.- ------------------- ‫השפות דומות למדי.‬ 0
ha--af-t------ l'-a-ay. hassafot domot l'maday. h-s-a-o- d-m-t l-m-d-y- ----------------------- hassafot domot l'maday.
I can understand them well. ‫-ני--בין --ה א-תן-טוב מאו--‬ ‫אני מבין / ה אותן טוב מאוד.‬ ‫-נ- מ-י- / ה א-ת- ט-ב מ-ו-.- ----------------------------- ‫אני מבין / ה אותן טוב מאוד.‬ 0
an--mevi-/--v--ah-o----t---m-od. ani mevin/mevinah otan tov m'od. a-i m-v-n-m-v-n-h o-a- t-v m-o-. -------------------------------- ani mevin/mevinah otan tov m'od.
But speaking and writing is difficult. ‫אב--קשה--י---בר ול-ת-ב.‬ ‫אבל קשה לי לדבר ולכתוב.‬ ‫-ב- ק-ה ל- ל-ב- ו-כ-ו-.- ------------------------- ‫אבל קשה לי לדבר ולכתוב.‬ 0
a------s----li l--aber--'---ht--. aval qasheh li ledaber w'likhtov. a-a- q-s-e- l- l-d-b-r w-l-k-t-v- --------------------------------- aval qasheh li ledaber w'likhtov.
I still make many mistakes. ‫אנ---------ושה--רבה--גי--ת.‬ ‫אני עדיין עושה הרבה שגיאות.‬ ‫-נ- ע-י-ן ע-ש- ה-ב- ש-י-ו-.- ----------------------------- ‫אני עדיין עושה הרבה שגיאות.‬ 0
an--adain os-e- --r-e----ig---t. ani adain osseh harbeh shigi'ot. a-i a-a-n o-s-h h-r-e- s-i-i-o-. -------------------------------- ani adain osseh harbeh shigi'ot.
Please correct me each time. ‫---,-ת-ן-- -- אותי --יד-‬ ‫אנא, תקן / ני אותי תמיד.‬ ‫-נ-, ת-ן / נ- א-ת- ת-י-.- -------------------------- ‫אנא, תקן / ני אותי תמיד.‬ 0
an-- t-----t-------i --mi-. ana, taqen/taqni oti tamid. a-a- t-q-n-t-q-i o-i t-m-d- --------------------------- ana, taqen/taqni oti tamid.
Your pronunciation is very good. ‫הה-ייה-ש-ך----ה מ--ד.‬ ‫ההגייה שלך טובה מאוד.‬ ‫-ה-י-ה ש-ך ט-ב- מ-ו-.- ----------------------- ‫ההגייה שלך טובה מאוד.‬ 0
h-hag-y-y--she--k- -ova--m'--. hahagayayh shelakh tovah m'od. h-h-g-y-y- s-e-a-h t-v-h m-o-. ------------------------------ hahagayayh shelakh tovah m'od.
You only have a slight accent. ‫יש ל- --ת מב---‬ ‫יש לך קצת מבטא.‬ ‫-ש ל- ק-ת מ-ט-.- ----------------- ‫יש לך קצת מבטא.‬ 0
yesh l-k-a/l-kh-qt--t-mi---. yesh lekha/lakh qtsat mivta. y-s- l-k-a-l-k- q-s-t m-v-a- ---------------------------- yesh lekha/lakh qtsat mivta.
One can tell where you come from. ‫---- לנחש --יכן -- --ה-‬ ‫ניתן לנחש מהיכן את / ה.‬ ‫-י-ן ל-ח- מ-י-ן א- / ה-‬ ------------------------- ‫ניתן לנחש מהיכן את / ה.‬ 0
ni-an-l-n-x-sh----e---an at--/-t. nitan l'naxesh meheykhan atah/at. n-t-n l-n-x-s- m-h-y-h-n a-a-/-t- --------------------------------- nitan l'naxesh meheykhan atah/at.
What is your mother tongue / native language (am.)? ‫מהי ש----אם--ל--‬ ‫מהי שפת האם שלך?‬ ‫-ה- ש-ת ה-ם ש-ך-‬ ------------------ ‫מהי שפת האם שלך?‬ 0
mahi ssf-- ha-e- sh---k-? mahi ssfat ha'em shelakh? m-h- s-f-t h-'-m s-e-a-h- ------------------------- mahi ssfat ha'em shelakh?
Are you taking a language course? ‫-ת-/----ו-- --ר--שפ-?‬ ‫את / ה עושה קורס שפה?‬ ‫-ת / ה ע-ש- ק-ר- ש-ה-‬ ----------------------- ‫את / ה עושה קורס שפה?‬ 0
ata---t o---h-qur- -s--ah? atah/at osseh qurs ssafah? a-a-/-t o-s-h q-r- s-a-a-? -------------------------- atah/at osseh qurs ssafah?
Which textbook are you using? ‫בא--ה -ומר ל---ד א----ה מש----- --‬ ‫באיזה חומר לימוד את / ה משתמש / ת?‬ ‫-א-ז- ח-מ- ל-מ-ד א- / ה מ-ת-ש / ת-‬ ------------------------------------ ‫באיזה חומר לימוד את / ה משתמש / ת?‬ 0
b-ey--h---mer ---u- ---h/----i-h-ame-----s--am-s--t? b'eyzeh xomer limud atah/at mishtamess/mishtamesset? b-e-z-h x-m-r l-m-d a-a-/-t m-s-t-m-s-/-i-h-a-e-s-t- ---------------------------------------------------- b'eyzeh xomer limud atah/at mishtamess/mishtamesset?
I don’t remember the name right now. ‫אני -א---כר - - כר-- --ך--- נקרא.‬ ‫אני לא זוכר / ת כרגע איך זה נקרא.‬ ‫-נ- ל- ז-כ- / ת כ-ג- א-ך ז- נ-ר-.- ----------------------------------- ‫אני לא זוכר / ת כרגע איך זה נקרא.‬ 0
an- l---o-h-r-z-k----t ---ega e-kh ze- niq--. ani lo zokher/zokheret karega eykh zeh niqra. a-i l- z-k-e-/-o-h-r-t k-r-g- e-k- z-h n-q-a- --------------------------------------------- ani lo zokher/zokheret karega eykh zeh niqra.
The title is not coming to me. ‫-נ- ל- זוכ- - ת-א---כ--רת-‬ ‫אני לא זוכר / ת את הכותרת.‬ ‫-נ- ל- ז-כ- / ת א- ה-ו-ר-.- ---------------------------- ‫אני לא זוכר / ת את הכותרת.‬ 0
ani--o zok-e-/zo-h--e- -t-h--oter-t. ani lo zokher/zokheret et hakoteret. a-i l- z-k-e-/-o-h-r-t e- h-k-t-r-t- ------------------------------------ ani lo zokher/zokheret et hakoteret.
I’ve forgotten it. ‫--חת-.‬ ‫שכחתי.‬ ‫-כ-ת-.- -------- ‫שכחתי.‬ 0
shakh-x-i. shakhaxti. s-a-h-x-i- ---------- shakhaxti.

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