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en At the restaurant 4   »   ti ኣብ ቤት መግቢ 4

32 [thirty-two]

At the restaurant 4

At the restaurant 4

32 [ሳላሳንክልተን]

32 [salasanikiliteni]

ኣብ ቤት መግቢ 4

[abi bēti megibī 4]

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I’d like chips / French fries (am.) with ketchup. ሓንቲ-ፖ-ስ-ም---ቻፕ። ሓንቲ ፖመስ ምስ ከቻፕ። ሓ-ቲ ፖ-ስ ም- ከ-ፕ- --------------- ሓንቲ ፖመስ ምስ ከቻፕ። 0
h--n-t- p--esi -is--ke--api። h-anitī pomesi misi kechapi። h-a-i-ī p-m-s- m-s- k-c-a-i- ---------------------------- ḥanitī pomesi misi kechapi።
And two with mayonnaise. ከምኡ-ማ ክልተ--ዜ ም- -ዮነዝ። ከምኡድማ ክልተ ግዜ ምስ ማዮነዝ። ከ-ኡ-ማ ክ-ተ ግ- ም- ማ-ነ-። --------------------- ከምኡድማ ክልተ ግዜ ምስ ማዮነዝ። 0
k-mi’--im- -----e gi---mi---mayo----። kemi’udima kilite gizē misi mayonezi። k-m-’-d-m- k-l-t- g-z- m-s- m-y-n-z-። ------------------------------------- kemi’udima kilite gizē misi mayonezi።
And three sausages with mustard. ከ-ኡ’ው---ለስ- -ዜ -ብ---ርስት“--ይነ--ግዕዝም)--- ሰ--ጮ። ከምኡ’ውን ሰለስተ ግዜ „ብራትቩርስት“(ዓይነት ግዕዝም) ምስ ሰናፍጮ። ከ-ኡ-ው- ሰ-ስ- ግ- „-ራ-ቩ-ስ-“-ዓ-ነ- ግ-ዝ-) ም- ሰ-ፍ-። -------------------------------------------- ከምኡ’ውን ሰለስተ ግዜ „ብራትቩርስት“(ዓይነት ግዕዝም) ምስ ሰናፍጮ። 0
kem-’--wi-- s-l-s-t--g-z----i-ati---i--ti--‘---ne-i-gi‘-z---) --s------f-c---። kemi’u’wini selesite gizē „birativurisiti“(‘ayineti gi‘izimi) misi senafich’o። k-m-’-’-i-i s-l-s-t- g-z- „-i-a-i-u-i-i-i-(-a-i-e-i g-‘-z-m-) m-s- s-n-f-c-’-። ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ kemi’u’wini selesite gizē „birativurisiti“(‘ayineti gi‘izimi) misi senafich’o።
What vegetables do you have? እን-----ነ- -ሊጫ -ዩ -ለ--? እንታይ ዓይነት ኣሊጫ ኢዩ ዘለኩም? እ-ታ- ዓ-ነ- ኣ-ጫ ኢ- ዘ-ኩ-? ---------------------- እንታይ ዓይነት ኣሊጫ ኢዩ ዘለኩም? 0
init--i -----et--alī-h’a -y- -----um-? initayi ‘ayineti alīch’a īyu zelekumi? i-i-a-i ‘-y-n-t- a-ī-h-a ī-u z-l-k-m-? -------------------------------------- initayi ‘ayineti alīch’a īyu zelekumi?
Do you have beans? ባ-ዶንጓ--ፍረ-ት -ኽ-- ኣ-ኩ- -ዩ? ባልዶንጓ (ፍረታት እኽሊ) ኣለኩም ድዩ? ባ-ዶ-ጓ (-ረ-ት እ-ሊ- ኣ-ኩ- ድ-? ------------------------- ባልዶንጓ (ፍረታት እኽሊ) ኣለኩም ድዩ? 0
b--i-oni-w- -fi---ati --̱-l---a----mi-d---? balidonigwa (firetati ih-ilī) alekumi diyu? b-l-d-n-g-a (-i-e-a-i i-̱-l-) a-e-u-i d-y-? ------------------------------------------- balidonigwa (firetati iẖilī) alekumi diyu?
Do you have cauliflower? „ብ---ኮ-“-ኣ-ኩም-ድ-? „ብሉመንኮል“ ኣለኩም ድዩ? „-ሉ-ን-ል- ኣ-ኩ- ድ-? ----------------- „ብሉመንኮል“ ኣለኩም ድዩ? 0
„-i-u-en-k--------ku-i -i--? „bilumenikoli“ alekumi diyu? „-i-u-e-i-o-i- a-e-u-i d-y-? ---------------------------- „bilumenikoli“ alekumi diyu?
I like to eat (sweet) corn. ዕ-ን ም-ላ------ብ-ኒ። ዕፉን ምብላዕ ደስ ይብለኒ። ዕ-ን ም-ላ- ደ- ይ-ለ-። ----------------- ዕፉን ምብላዕ ደስ ይብለኒ። 0
‘-f-n- mi-il----d----y----e-ī። ‘ifuni mibila‘i desi yibilenī። ‘-f-n- m-b-l-‘- d-s- y-b-l-n-። ------------------------------ ‘ifuni mibila‘i desi yibilenī።
I like to eat cucumber. “ጉ---”-ም-ላ- -ስ ይብለኒ። “ጉርከን” ምብላዕ ደስ ይብለኒ። “-ር-ን- ም-ላ- ደ- ይ-ለ-። -------------------- “ጉርከን” ምብላዕ ደስ ይብለኒ። 0
“-uriken-------l-‘- ---i------e--። “gurikeni” mibila‘i desi yibilenī። “-u-i-e-i- m-b-l-‘- d-s- y-b-l-n-። ---------------------------------- “gurikeni” mibila‘i desi yibilenī።
I like to eat tomatoes. ኮሚደረ-ምብላ- -- ይብ--። ኮሚደረ ምብላዕ ደስ ይብለኒ። ኮ-ደ- ም-ላ- ደ- ይ-ለ-። ------------------ ኮሚደረ ምብላዕ ደስ ይብለኒ። 0
k--īd-r----b-l-‘- desi--i-il-n-። komīdere mibila‘i desi yibilenī። k-m-d-r- m-b-l-‘- d-s- y-b-l-n-። -------------------------------- komīdere mibila‘i desi yibilenī።
Do you also like to eat leek? ንስኹም---„ላ-ኽ“-ም----ት--ዉ ዲ--? ንስኹም ከ „ላውኽ“ ምብላዕ ትፈትዉ ዲኺም? ን-ኹ- ከ „-ው-“ ም-ላ- ት-ት- ዲ-ም- --------------------------- ንስኹም ከ „ላውኽ“ ምብላዕ ትፈትዉ ዲኺም? 0
ni-iẖumi-ke „law-ẖ----ib-la‘--tife-i-- dīh---i? nisih-umi ke „lawih-i“ mibila‘i tifetiwu dīh-īmi? n-s-h-u-i k- „-a-i-̱-“ m-b-l-‘- t-f-t-w- d-h-ī-i- ------------------------------------------------- nisiẖumi ke „lawiẖi“ mibila‘i tifetiwu dīẖīmi?
Do you also like to eat sauerkraut? “-ስ-- - „ሳ--ክ-ው--ም-ላ--ትፈ-ዉ-ዲኺም? “ንስኹም ከ „ሳወርክራውት ምብላዕ ትፈትዉ ዲኺም? “-ስ-ም ከ „-ወ-ክ-ው- ም-ላ- ት-ት- ዲ-ም- ------------------------------- “ንስኹም ከ „ሳወርክራውት ምብላዕ ትፈትዉ ዲኺም? 0
“n-si---mi-ke „sawerik-raw-t---i---a‘i t--etiwu -ī-̱īmi? “nisih-umi ke „sawerikirawiti mibila‘i tifetiwu dīh-īmi? “-i-i-̱-m- k- „-a-e-i-i-a-i-i m-b-l-‘- t-f-t-w- d-h-ī-i- -------------------------------------------------------- “nisiẖumi ke „sawerikirawiti mibila‘i tifetiwu dīẖīmi?
Do you also like to eat lentils? ን--ም-- ዓ-ስ ምብላዕ -ፈት- ዲኺም? ንስኹም ከ ዓደስ ምብላዕ ትፈትዉ ዲኺም? ን-ኹ- ከ ዓ-ስ ም-ላ- ት-ት- ዲ-ም- ------------------------- ንስኹም ከ ዓደስ ምብላዕ ትፈትዉ ዲኺም? 0
n----̱umi k- ‘ades--mi--l--- -i-e--w- -īh-īmi? nisih-umi ke ‘adesi mibila‘i tifetiwu dīh-īmi? n-s-h-u-i k- ‘-d-s- m-b-l-‘- t-f-t-w- d-h-ī-i- ---------------------------------------------- nisiẖumi ke ‘adesi mibila‘i tifetiwu dīẖīmi?
Do you also like to eat carrots? ንስ----ካ-- --ላዕ-ት-- ዲኻ? ንስኻ ከ ካሮቲ ምብላዕ ትፈቱ ዲኻ? ን-ኻ ከ ካ-ቲ ም-ላ- ት-ቱ ዲ-? ---------------------- ንስኻ ከ ካሮቲ ምብላዕ ትፈቱ ዲኻ? 0
n---h-- -- k--otī-mi--l-‘- --fe-- ---̱a? nisih-a ke karotī mibila‘i tifetu dīh-a? n-s-h-a k- k-r-t- m-b-l-‘- t-f-t- d-h-a- ---------------------------------------- nisiẖa ke karotī mibila‘i tifetu dīẖa?
Do you also like to eat broccoli? ‘--ኻ ከ „--ሮኮሊ“ -ብላዕ --ቱ-ዲ-? ‘ንስኻ ከ „ ብሮኮሊ“ ምብላዕ ትፈቱ ዲኻ? ‘-ስ- ከ „ ብ-ኮ-“ ም-ላ- ት-ቱ ዲ-? --------------------------- ‘ንስኻ ከ „ ብሮኮሊ“ ምብላዕ ትፈቱ ዲኻ? 0
‘-isi--a -----b-r------ mib--a-- -i-et--dīh--? ‘nisih-a ke „ birokolī“ mibila‘i tifetu dīh-a? ‘-i-i-̱- k- „ b-r-k-l-“ m-b-l-‘- t-f-t- d-h-a- ---------------------------------------------- ‘nisiẖa ke „ birokolī“ mibila‘i tifetu dīẖa?
Do you also like to eat peppers? ንስ- ከ-ፓፕሪካ“ ምብላዕ --ቱ -ኻ? ንስኻ ከ ፓፕሪካ“ ምብላዕ ትፈቱ ዲኻ? ን-ኻ ከ ፓ-ሪ-“ ም-ላ- ት-ቱ ዲ-? ------------------------ ንስኻ ከ ፓፕሪካ“ ምብላዕ ትፈቱ ዲኻ? 0
nisi-̱- -- -apir-k-“ mib-la-- t-f-tu--īh-a? nisih-a ke papirīka“ mibila‘i tifetu dīh-a? n-s-h-a k- p-p-r-k-“ m-b-l-‘- t-f-t- d-h-a- ------------------------------------------- nisiẖa ke papirīka“ mibila‘i tifetu dīẖa?
I don’t like onions. ኣነ-ሽጉር--ኣ---ን’የ። ኣነ ሽጉርቲ ኣይፈቱን’የ። ኣ- ሽ-ር- ኣ-ፈ-ን-የ- ---------------- ኣነ ሽጉርቲ ኣይፈቱን’የ። 0
an--shig-ri-ī-ayife-uni-y-። ane shiguritī ayifetuni’ye። a-e s-i-u-i-ī a-i-e-u-i-y-። --------------------------- ane shiguritī ayifetuni’ye።
I don’t like olives. ኣ- “---- ------የ። ኣነ “ኦሊቭ” ኣይፈቱን’የ። ኣ- “-ሊ-” ኣ-ፈ-ን-የ- ----------------- ኣነ “ኦሊቭ” ኣይፈቱን’የ። 0
a---“-lī-i- -yi-e-u-i-ye። ane “olīvi” ayifetuni’ye። a-e “-l-v-” a-i-e-u-i-y-። ------------------------- ane “olīvi” ayifetuni’ye።
I don’t like mushrooms. ቅ--ሻ-ት-ኣይ-ቱን-የ። ቅንጥሻታት ኣይፈቱን’የ። ቅ-ጥ-ታ- ኣ-ፈ-ን-የ- --------------- ቅንጥሻታት ኣይፈቱን’የ። 0
k’--it’i-h----i --i-e---i--e። k’init’ishatati ayifetuni’ye። k-i-i-’-s-a-a-i a-i-e-u-i-y-። ----------------------------- k’init’ishatati ayifetuni’ye።

Tonal Languages

Most of all the languages spoken worldwide are tonal languages. With tonal languages, the pitch of the tones is crucial. They determine what meaning words or syllables have. Thus, the tone belongs firmly to the word. Most of the languages spoken in Asia are tonal languages. For example, Chinese, Thai and Vietnamese. There are also various tonal languages in Africa. Many indigenous languages in America are tonal languages as well. Indo-European languages mostly contain only tonal elements. This applies to Swedish or Serbian, for example. The number of tone pitches is varied in individual languages. Four different tones are distinguishable in Chinese. With this, the syllable ma can have four meanings. They are mother, hemp, horse and to rant . Interestingly, tonal languages also impact our hearing. Studies on absolute hearing have shown this. Absolute hearing is the ability to identify heard tones accurately. Absolute hearing occurs very rarely in Europe and North America. Fewer than 1 in 10,000 people have it. It's different with native speakers of Chinese. Here, 9 times as many people have this special ability. We all had absolute hearing when we were infants. We used it to learn to speak correctly. Unfortunately, most people lose it later on. The pitch of tones is also important in music. This is especially true for cultures that speak a tonal language. They must adhere to the melody very precisely. Otherwise a beautiful love song comes out as an absurd song!
Did you know?
Punjabi is counted among the Indo-Iranian languages. It is spoken natively by 130 million people. The majority of those people live in Pakistan. However, it is also spoken in the Indian state of Punjab. Punjabi is hardly ever used as a written language in Pakistan. It is different in India because there the language holds an official status. Punjabi is written in its own script. It also has a very long literary tradition. Texts have been found that are almost 1000 years old. Punjabi is also very interesting from a phonological point of view. This is because it is a tonal language. In tonal languages, the pitch of the accented syllable changes their meaning. In Punjabi, the accented syllable can take on three different pitches. That is very unusual for Indo-European languages. That makes Punjabi that much more appealing!