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Els transports públics

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Public transportation

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Els transports públics

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Where is the bus stop? On é- l- p----- d- l--------? On és la parada de l’autobús? 0 +
Which bus goes to the city centre / center (am.)? Qu-- a------ v- a- c----- d- l- c-----? Quin autobús va al centre de la ciutat? 0 +
Which bus do I have to take? Qu--- l---- h- d- p------? Quina línia he de prendre? 0 +
Do I have to change? Ha--- d- c------ d--------? Hauré de canviar d’autobús? 0 +
Where do I have to change? On h- d- c------? On he de canviar? 0 +
How much does a ticket cost? Qu--- c---- u- b------? Quant costa un bitllet? 0 +
How many stops are there before downtown / the city centre? Qu----- p------ h- h- f--- a- c-----? Quantes parades hi ha fins al centre? 0 +
You have to get off here. He- d- b----- a---. Heu de baixar aquí. 0 +
You have to get off at the back. He- d- b----- p-- d------. Heu de baixar per darrere. 0 +
The next train is in 5 minutes. El p----- m---- a----- d----- c--- m-----. El pròxim metro arriba d’aquí cinc minuts. 0 +
The next tram is in 10 minutes. El p----- t------ a----- d----- d-- m-----. El pròxim tramvia arriba d’aquí deu minuts. 0 +
The next bus is in 15 minutes. El p----- a------ a----- d----- q----- m-----. El pròxim autobús arriba d’aquí quinze minuts. 0 +
When is the last train? Qu-- p---- e- d----- t---? Quan passa el darrer tren? 0 +
When is the last tram? Qu-- p---- e- d----- t------? Quan passa el darrer tramvia? 0 +
When is the last bus? Qu-- p---- e- d----- a------? Quan passa el darrer autobús? 0 +
Do you have a ticket? Qu- t- b------? Que té bitllet? 0 +
A ticket? – No, I don’t have one. Bi-----? – N-- n- e- t---. Bitllet? – No, no en tinc. 0 +
Then you have to pay a fine. Ll----- v---- h- d- p---- u-- m----. Llavors vostè ha de pagar una multa. 0 +

The development of language

Why we speak with each other is clear. We want to exchange ideas and understand each other. How exactly language originated, on the other hand, is less clear. Various theories exist about this. What's certain is that language is a very old phenomenon. Certain physical traits were a prerequisite for speaking. They were necessary in order for us to form sounds. People as far back as the Neanderthals had the ability to apply their voice. In this way, they could distinguish themselves from animals. Additionally, a loud, firm voice was important for defense. A person could threaten or frighten enemies with it. Back then, tools had already been made and fire had been discovered. This knowledge had to be passed along somehow. Speech was also important for hunting in groups. As early as 2 million years ago there was a simple understanding among people. The first linguistic elements were signs and gestures. But people wanted to be able to communicate in the dark too. More importantly, they also had the need to talk to each other without looking. Therefore, the voice developed, and it replaced the gestures. Language in today's sense is at least 50,000 years old. When Homo sapiens left Africa, they distributed language around the world. The languages separated from each other in the different regions. That is to say, various language families came into being. However, they only contained the fundamentals of language systems. The first languages were much less complex than languages today. They were further developed through grammar, phonology and semantics. It could be said that different languages have different solutions. But the problem was always the same: How do I show what I'm thinking?
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