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Learning foreign languages

Learning foreign languages

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Učenje tujih jezikov

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Where did you learn Spanish? Kje-s-- -e nau---i -pa-š--no? K__ s__ s_ n______ š_________ K-e s-e s- n-u-i-i š-a-š-i-o- ----------------------------- Kje ste se naučili španščino? 0
Can you also speak Portuguese? Ali-----e---d--por----lsko? A__ z____ t___ p___________ A-i z-a-e t-d- p-r-u-a-s-o- --------------------------- Ali znate tudi portugalsko? 0
Yes, and I also speak some Italian. D-,-i---alo----m-------t-l----sko. D__ i_ m___ z___ t___ i___________ D-, i- m-l- z-a- t-d- i-a-i-a-s-o- ---------------------------------- Da, in malo znam tudi italijansko. 0
I think you speak very well. Z-i-s- mi,--a g------e ---o---b--. Z__ s_ m__ d_ g_______ z___ d_____ Z-i s- m-, d- g-v-r-t- z-l- d-b-o- ---------------------------------- Zdi se mi, da govorite zelo dobro. 0
The languages are quite similar. Jez--- -o-si-p--cej---d--n-. J_____ s_ s_ p_____ p_______ J-z-k- s- s- p-e-e- p-d-b-i- ---------------------------- Jeziki so si precej podobni. 0
I can understand them well. Dobro --- la-k- -a-umem. D____ j__ l____ r_______ D-b-o j-h l-h-o r-z-m-m- ------------------------ Dobro jih lahko razumem. 0
But speaking and writing is difficult. Ve-dar-p---- -ov-r--i--- pisa-- t--ko. V_____ p_ j_ g_______ i_ p_____ t_____ V-n-a- p- j- g-v-r-t- i- p-s-t- t-ž-o- -------------------------------------- Vendar pa je govoriti in pisati težko. 0
I still make many mistakes. Š- ve---o na-ak-de--m. Š_ v_____ n____ d_____ Š- v-l-k- n-p-k d-l-m- ---------------------- Še veliko napak delam. 0
Please correct me each time. P---im,--- m- v-akič poprav-t-. P______ d_ m_ v_____ p_________ P-o-i-, d- m- v-a-i- p-p-a-i-e- ------------------------------- Prosim, da me vsakič popravite. 0
Your pronunciation is very good. V-š- -zg-v-rja-a -e ka- do--a. V___ i__________ j_ k__ d_____ V-š- i-g-v-r-a-a j- k-r d-b-a- ------------------------------ Vaša izgovorjava je kar dobra. 0
You only have a slight accent. G---ri---- ra--im-n--lasom. G_______ z r_____ n________ G-v-r-t- z r-h-i- n-g-a-o-. --------------------------- Govorite z rahlim naglasom. 0
One can tell where you come from. Č-ove----h-- u--ne--o---d -rihaja-e. Č_____ l____ u_____ o____ p_________ Č-o-e- l-h-o u-a-e- o-k-d p-i-a-a-e- ------------------------------------ Človek lahko ugane, odkod prihajate. 0
What is your mother tongue / native language (am.)? K--e-- -e -aš--a-erin jezi-? K_____ j_ v__ m______ j_____ K-t-r- j- v-š m-t-r-n j-z-k- ---------------------------- Kateri je vaš materin jezik? 0
Are you taking a language course? A---hodite-----a--en-jezi-o-n- -e-aj? A__ h_____ n_ k_____ j________ t_____ A-i h-d-t- n- k-k-e- j-z-k-v-i t-č-j- ------------------------------------- Ali hodite na kakšen jezikovni tečaj? 0
Which textbook are you using? K-kšen uč-en-k ----a--jat-? K_____ u______ u___________ K-k-e- u-b-n-k u-o-a-l-a-e- --------------------------- Kakšen učbenik uporabljate? 0
I don’t remember the name right now. V--e- t--n--k--ne -em---ako--e-t--u--e-e. V t__ t_______ n_ v___ k___ s_ t___ r____ V t-m t-e-u-k- n- v-m- k-k- s- t-m- r-č-. ----------------------------------------- V tem trenutku ne vem, kako se temu reče. 0
The title is not coming to me. Ne sp-mn-m ---n-s-o--. N_ s______ s_ n_______ N- s-o-n-m s- n-s-o-a- ---------------------- Ne spomnim se naslova. 0
I’ve forgotten it. Poz-b-----m-(---. P______ s__ (____ P-z-b-l s-m (-o-. ----------------- Pozabil sem (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!