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Where did you learn Spanish? Gd-- s-- n------ š---------? Gdje ste naučili španjolski? 0 +
Can you also speak Portuguese? Zn--- l- i p----------? Znate li i portugalski? 0 +
Yes, and I also speak some Italian. Da- a z--- i n---- t---------. Da, a znam i nešto talijanski. 0 +
I think you speak very well. Mi---- d- g------- v--- d----. Mislim da govorite vrlo dobro. 0 +
The languages are quite similar. Ti j----- s- p------- v--- s-----. Ti jezici su prilično vrlo slični. 0 +
I can understand them well. Mo-- i- d---- r--------. Mogu ih dobro razumjeti. 0 +
But speaking and writing is difficult. Al- g------- i p----- j- t----. Ali govoriti i pisati je teško. 0 +
I still make many mistakes. Pr---- j-- m---- g------. Pravim još mnogo grešaka. 0 +
Please correct me each time. Is------- m- m---- u-----. Ispravite me molim uvijek. 0 +
Your pronunciation is very good. Va- i------ j- s----- d----. Vaš izgovor je sasvim dobar. 0 +
You only have a slight accent. Im--- m--- a-----. Imate mali akcent. 0 +
One can tell where you come from. Pr-------- s- o----- d-------. Prepoznaje se odakle dolazite. 0 +
What is your mother tongue / native language (am.)? Ko-- j- V-- m------- j----? Koji je Vaš maternji jezik? 0 +
Are you taking a language course? Id--- l- n- t---- j-----? Idete li na tečaj jezika? 0 +
Which textbook are you using? Ko-- u------- k--------? Koji udžbenik koristite? 0 +
I don’t remember the name right now. U o--- m------ n- z--- k--- s- z---. U ovom momentu ne znam kako se zove. 0 +
The title is not coming to me. Ne m--- s- s------ n------. Ne mogu se sjetiti naslova. 0 +
I’ve forgotten it. Za------- / Z--------- s-- t-. Zaboravio / Zaboravila sam to. 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!