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Learning foreign languages

Learning foreign languages

23 [douăzeci şi trei]

Învăţarea limbilor străine

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Where did you learn Spanish? Und---ţi -nv--at-s--n-o-a? Unde aţi învăţat spaniola? U-d- a-i î-v-ţ-t s-a-i-l-? -------------------------- Unde aţi învăţat spaniola? 0
Can you also speak Portuguese? Ş-iţ--ş-----t-gh-za? Ştiţi şi portugheza? Ş-i-i ş- p-r-u-h-z-? -------------------- Ştiţi şi portugheza? 0
Yes, and I also speak some Italian. Da, -i ------- ---a -ta--an-. Da, şi ştiu şi ceva italiană. D-, ş- ş-i- ş- c-v- i-a-i-n-. ----------------------------- Da, şi ştiu şi ceva italiană. 0
I think you speak very well. M--se--a-e-că-vo--i----o-r-- ----. Mi se pare că vorbiţi foarte bine. M- s- p-r- c- v-r-i-i f-a-t- b-n-. ---------------------------------- Mi se pare că vorbiţi foarte bine. 0
The languages are quite similar. L--bil--s-n--fo--t- a--mă-ă-oar-. Limbile sunt foarte asemănătoare. L-m-i-e s-n- f-a-t- a-e-ă-ă-o-r-. --------------------------------- Limbile sunt foarte asemănătoare. 0
I can understand them well. L- -ot-în----ge---n-. Le pot înţelege bine. L- p-t î-ţ-l-g- b-n-. --------------------- Le pot înţelege bine. 0
But speaking and writing is difficult. D--------r----- -ă --rb---i est- fo------reu. Dar să scrii şi să vorbeşti este foarte greu. D-r s- s-r-i ş- s- v-r-e-t- e-t- f-a-t- g-e-. --------------------------------------------- Dar să scrii şi să vorbeşti este foarte greu. 0
I still make many mistakes. Î-c---ai fac-----e gr--eli. Încă mai fac multe greşeli. Î-c- m-i f-c m-l-e g-e-e-i- --------------------------- Încă mai fac multe greşeli. 0
Please correct me each time. V- -o---ă--- --re----i------d---n-. Vă rog să mă corectaţi întotdeauna. V- r-g s- m- c-r-c-a-i î-t-t-e-u-a- ----------------------------------- Vă rog să mă corectaţi întotdeauna. 0
Your pronunciation is very good. Pr--u-ţia ----e-vo------e-te --arte bună. Pronunţia dumneavoastră este foarte bună. P-o-u-ţ-a d-m-e-v-a-t-ă e-t- f-a-t- b-n-. ----------------------------------------- Pronunţia dumneavoastră este foarte bună. 0
You only have a slight accent. Av-ţi-un---c---c---. Aveţi un mic accent. A-e-i u- m-c a-c-n-. -------------------- Aveţi un mic accent. 0
One can tell where you come from. S- c-noa-te d---nde--r-v-n---. Se cunoaşte de unde proveniţi. S- c-n-a-t- d- u-d- p-o-e-i-i- ------------------------------ Se cunoaşte de unde proveniţi. 0
What is your mother tongue / native language (am.)? C-r--e----l--b--d-mnea-o--t-ă -atern-? Care este limba dumneavoastră maternă? C-r- e-t- l-m-a d-m-e-v-a-t-ă m-t-r-ă- -------------------------------------- Care este limba dumneavoastră maternă? 0
Are you taking a language course? Fa---i----c--- d- l-mb-? Faceţi un curs de limbi? F-c-ţ- u- c-r- d- l-m-i- ------------------------ Faceţi un curs de limbi? 0
Which textbook are you using? Ce-i--tr--ent-de--nvă-------il-z-ţi? Ce instrument de învăţare utilizaţi? C- i-s-r-m-n- d- î-v-ţ-r- u-i-i-a-i- ------------------------------------ Ce instrument de învăţare utilizaţi? 0
I don’t remember the name right now. În----s---omen---u-ş-iu --m -- nume---. În acest moment nu ştiu cum se numeşte. Î- a-e-t m-m-n- n- ş-i- c-m s- n-m-ş-e- --------------------------------------- În acest moment nu ştiu cum se numeşte. 0
The title is not coming to me. Nu îm- a--nt--c-t-tl--. Nu îmi amintesc titlul. N- î-i a-i-t-s- t-t-u-. ----------------------- Nu îmi amintesc titlul. 0
I’ve forgotten it. Asta--m--itat. Asta am uitat. A-t- a- u-t-t- -------------- Asta am uitat. 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!