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In nature

In nature

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In de natuur

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Do you see the tower there? Zie je--ie -o--n -a-r? Z__ j_ d__ t____ d____ Z-e j- d-e t-r-n d-a-? ---------------------- Zie je die toren daar? 0
Do you see the mountain there? Z-e je-die -e-g---ar? Z__ j_ d__ b___ d____ Z-e j- d-e b-r- d-a-? --------------------- Zie je die berg daar? 0
Do you see the village there? Zi- ----a--do-p daar? Z__ j_ d__ d___ d____ Z-e j- d-t d-r- d-a-? --------------------- Zie je dat dorp daar? 0
Do you see the river there? Z---j- -ie---v-er-d-ar? Z__ j_ d__ r_____ d____ Z-e j- d-e r-v-e- d-a-? ----------------------- Zie je die rivier daar? 0
Do you see the bridge there? Zi- je die b-----aar? Z__ j_ d__ b___ d____ Z-e j- d-e b-u- d-a-? --------------------- Zie je die brug daar? 0
Do you see the lake there? Z-e je d-t -e-- -a--? Z__ j_ d__ m___ d____ Z-e j- d-t m-e- d-a-? --------------------- Zie je dat meer daar? 0
I like that bird. D-e v--e----nd-ik---o-. D__ v____ v___ i_ m____ D-e v-g-l v-n- i- m-o-. ----------------------- Die vogel vind ik mooi. 0
I like that tree. Die ---- -in---k -oo-. D__ b___ v___ i_ m____ D-e b-o- v-n- i- m-o-. ---------------------- Die boom vind ik mooi. 0
I like this stone. D-ze -t----v-n- ik m-o-. D___ s____ v___ i_ m____ D-z- s-e-n v-n- i- m-o-. ------------------------ Deze steen vind ik mooi. 0
I like that park. Dat-pa-k -i-d i--m-oi. D__ p___ v___ i_ m____ D-t p-r- v-n- i- m-o-. ---------------------- Dat park vind ik mooi. 0
I like that garden. Die---in-vind-i--mo-i. D__ t___ v___ i_ m____ D-e t-i- v-n- i- m-o-. ---------------------- Die tuin vind ik mooi. 0
I like this flower. De-- b-oe-----d-ik --oi. D___ b____ v___ i_ m____ D-z- b-o-m v-n- i- m-o-. ------------------------ Deze bloem vind ik mooi. 0
I find that pretty. Ik v-n- d-- -ooi. I_ v___ d__ m____ I- v-n- d-t m-o-. ----------------- Ik vind dat mooi. 0
I find that interesting. Ik vin- d-- -n-e---sa-t. I_ v___ d__ i___________ I- v-n- d-t i-t-r-s-a-t- ------------------------ Ik vind dat interessant. 0
I find that gorgeous. Ik v--d-da- pr-chtig. I_ v___ d__ p________ I- v-n- d-t p-a-h-i-. --------------------- Ik vind dat prachtig. 0
I find that ugly. Ik -in- da- --lij-. I_ v___ d__ l______ I- v-n- d-t l-l-j-. ------------------- Ik vind dat lelijk. 0
I find that boring. I- -ind---t---a-. I_ v___ d__ s____ I- v-n- d-t s-a-. ----------------- Ik vind dat saai. 0
I find that terrible. Ik vind -at---e-e-i-k. I_ v___ d__ v_________ I- v-n- d-t v-e-e-i-k- ---------------------- Ik vind dat vreselijk. 0

Languages and sayings

There are sayings in every language. In this way, sayings are an important part of national identity. Sayings reveal the norms and values of a country. Their form is generally known and fixed, not modifiable. Sayings are always short and succinct. Metaphors are often used in them. Many sayings are also poetically constructed. Most sayings give us advice or rules of conduct. But some sayings also offer obvious criticism. Sayings also often use stereotypes. So they may be about supposedly typical traits of other countries or people. Sayings have a long tradition. Aristotle praised them as short philosophical pieces. They are an important stylistic device in rhetoric and literature. What makes them special is that they always remain topical. In linguistics there is a discipline, which is devoted just to them. Many sayings exist in multiple languages. Thus they can be lexically identical. In this case, speakers of different languages use the same words. Bellende Hunde beißen nicht, Perro que ladra no muerde. (DE-ES) Other sayings are semantically similar. Meaning the same idea is expressed using different words. Appeler un chat un chat, Dire pane al pane e vino al vino. (FR-IT) So sayings help us understand other people and cultures. Most interesting are the sayings that are found worldwide. Those are about the ‘major’ topics of human life. These sayings deal with universal experiences. They show that we're all alike – no matter what language we speak!
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Latvian is a member of the eastern group of the Baltic languages. It is spoken by more than 2 million people. Latvian is most closely related to Lithuanian. Nevertheless the two languages are not very similar to each other. Thus it can happen that a Lithuanian and a Latvian converse in Russian. The structure of the Latvian language is also less archaic than that of Lithuanian. However, many ancient elements can still be found in traditional songs and poems. These show, for example, the relationship between Latvian and Latin. The Latvian vocabulary is constructed in a very interesting manner. It contains many words that come from other languages. Among those languages are German, Swedish, Russian or English. Some words were only recently created because they were simply missing up to now. Latvian is written with the Latin alphabet and accented on the first syllable. The grammar has many features that do not exist in other languages. However, their rules are always clear and distinct.