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Compromiso / Cita

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Did you miss the bus? ¿H-- p------ e- a------? / ¿T- d--- e- a------ (a-.)? ¿Has perdido el autobús? / ¿Te dejó el autobús (am.)?
I waited for you for half an hour. Te e----- p-- m---- h---. Te esperé por media hora.
Don’t you have a mobile / cell phone (am.) with you? ¿N- t----- m---- / c------ (a-.)? ¿No tienes móvil / celular (am.)?
Be punctual next time! ¡S- p------ l- p------ v--! ¡Sé puntual la próxima vez!
Take a taxi next time! ¡T--- u- t--- l- p------ v--! ¡Toma un taxi la próxima vez!
Take an umbrella with you next time! ¡L- p------ v-- l---- u- p------- c------! ¡La próxima vez lleva un paraguas contigo!
I have the day off tomorrow. Ma---- t---- e- d-- l----. Mañana tengo el día libre.
Shall we meet tomorrow? ¿Q------ q-- n-- e---------- m-----? ¿Quieres que nos encontremos mañana?
I’m sorry, I can’t make it tomorrow. Lo s------ p--- n- p---- m-----. Lo siento, pero no podré mañana.
Do you already have plans for this weekend? ¿Y- t----- a---- p--- p--- e--- f-- d- s-----? ¿Ya tienes algún plan para este fin de semana?
Or do you already have an appointment? ¿O y- t- c------------ p--- a---? ¿O ya te comprometiste para algo?
I suggest that we meet on the weekend. (Y-) s------ q-- n-- e---------- d------ e- f-- d- s-----. (Yo) sugiero que nos encontremos durante el fin de semana.
Shall we have a picnic? ¿Q------ q-- h------ u- p-----? ¿Quieres que hagamos un picnic?
Shall we go to the beach? ¿Q------ q-- v------ a l- p----? ¿Quieres que vayamos a la playa?
Shall we go to the mountains? ¿Q------ q-- v------ a l- m------? ¿Quieres que vayamos a la montaña?
I will pick you up at the office. Te r----- e- t- o------. Te recojo en tu oficina.
I will pick you up at home. Te r----- e- t- c---. Te recojo en tu casa.
I will pick you up at the bus stop. Te r----- e- l- p----- d- a------. Te recojo en la parada de autobús.

Tips for learning a foreign language

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Did you know?
Korean is spoken by approximately 75 million people. These people mainly live in North and South Korea. However, there are also Korean minorities in China and Japan. It is still debated as to which language family Korean belongs. The fact that Korea is divided is also noticeable in the language of the two countries. South Korea, for example, adopts many words from English. North Koreans often do not understand these words. The standard languages of both countries are based on the dialects of their respective capital cities. Another feature of the Korean language is its preciseness. For example, the language indicates which relationship speakers have to one another. That means there are a great deal of polite forms of address and many different terms for relatives. The Korean writing system is a letter system. Individual letters are combined as syllables in imaginary squares. Especially interesting are the consonants that function as pictures through their shape. They show which position mouth, tongue, palate and throat have in the pronunciation.