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40 [forty]

Asking for directions

Asking for directions

40 [አርባ]

40 [āriba]

አቅጣጫዎችን መጠየቅ

[āk’it’ach’a met’eyek’i]

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Excuse me! ይ-ርታ--! ይቅርታዎን! ይ-ር-ዎ-! ------- ይቅርታዎን! 0
yik--r--aw---! yik’iritawoni! y-k-i-i-a-o-i- -------------- yik’iritawoni!
Can you help me? ሊ-ዱኝ--ችላሉ? ሊረዱኝ ይችላሉ? ሊ-ዱ- ይ-ላ-? ---------- ሊረዱኝ ይችላሉ? 0
līr--u--i---ch--a--? līredunyi yichilalu? l-r-d-n-i y-c-i-a-u- -------------------- līredunyi yichilalu?
Is there a good restaurant around here? እ-ህ አካባ--የ--ጥ---ግብ ቤ- አ-? እዚህ አካባቢ የት ጥሩ ምግብ ቤት አለ? እ-ህ አ-ባ- የ- ጥ- ም-ብ ቤ- አ-? ------------------------- እዚህ አካባቢ የት ጥሩ ምግብ ቤት አለ? 0
iz-h- āk--abī-y-t- -’--- mi-i-- --t-----? izīhi ākababī yeti t’iru migibi bēti āle? i-ī-i ā-a-a-ī y-t- t-i-u m-g-b- b-t- ā-e- ----------------------------------------- izīhi ākababī yeti t’iru migibi bēti āle?
Take a left at the corner. ጠ-- -ይ ወ---- ይ--ፉ። ጠርዙ ላይ ወደ ግራ ይታጠፉ። ጠ-ዙ ላ- ወ- ግ- ይ-ጠ-። ------------------ ጠርዙ ላይ ወደ ግራ ይታጠፉ። 0
t’-ri-u -ayi--ed- --ra-y-tat’---. t’erizu layi wede gira yitat’efu. t-e-i-u l-y- w-d- g-r- y-t-t-e-u- --------------------------------- t’erizu layi wede gira yitat’efu.
Then go straight for a while. ከ--ቀጥ---- ት-- --ዱ። ከዛ ቀጥ ብለው ትንሽ ይሂዱ። ከ- ቀ- ብ-ው ት-ሽ ይ-ዱ- ------------------ ከዛ ቀጥ ብለው ትንሽ ይሂዱ። 0
k--- k-et---b-l--- tin-s-- -i-īdu. keza k’et’i bilewi tinishi yihīdu. k-z- k-e-’- b-l-w- t-n-s-i y-h-d-. ---------------------------------- keza k’et’i bilewi tinishi yihīdu.
Then go right for a hundred metres / meters (am.). ከዛ ወደ------ --ር--ሂ-። ከዛ ወደ ቀኝ መቶ ሜትር ይሂዱ። ከ- ወ- ቀ- መ- ሜ-ር ይ-ዱ- -------------------- ከዛ ወደ ቀኝ መቶ ሜትር ይሂዱ። 0
ke-a w--e -’e-y- meto -ē--ri --h--u. keza wede k’enyi meto mētiri yihīdu. k-z- w-d- k-e-y- m-t- m-t-r- y-h-d-. ------------------------------------ keza wede k’enyi meto mētiri yihīdu.
You can also take the bus. አ-ቶ--ም -ያ- -ችላሉ። አውቶቢስም መያዝ ይችላሉ። አ-ቶ-ስ- መ-ዝ ይ-ላ-። ---------------- አውቶቢስም መያዝ ይችላሉ። 0
ā-it-bī-imi mey--- yic--l--u. āwitobīsimi meyazi yichilalu. ā-i-o-ī-i-i m-y-z- y-c-i-a-u- ----------------------------- āwitobīsimi meyazi yichilalu.
You can also take the tram. የጎዳ-ም ባቡር-መያዝ -ችላሉ። የጎዳናም ባቡር መያዝ ይችላሉ። የ-ዳ-ም ባ-ር መ-ዝ ይ-ላ-። ------------------- የጎዳናም ባቡር መያዝ ይችላሉ። 0
ye-odan-mi -a--r----ya-- -i-hi-alu. yegodanami baburi meyazi yichilalu. y-g-d-n-m- b-b-r- m-y-z- y-c-i-a-u- ----------------------------------- yegodanami baburi meyazi yichilalu.
You can also follow me with your car. በ-ኪ-ዎት-እኔን--ከ--- ----። በመኪናዎት እኔን ሊከተሉኝ ይችላሉ። በ-ኪ-ዎ- እ-ን ሊ-ተ-ኝ ይ-ላ-። ---------------------- በመኪናዎት እኔን ሊከተሉኝ ይችላሉ። 0
bem--ī-a-o-- -nēn-----e--l-ny- y-----al-. bemekīnawoti inēni līketelunyi yichilalu. b-m-k-n-w-t- i-ē-i l-k-t-l-n-i y-c-i-a-u- ----------------------------------------- bemekīnawoti inēni līketelunyi yichilalu.
How do I get to the football / soccer (am.) stadium? ወ---ስ -----ስታ-የም) -ንዴት-መድ----ችላለ-? ወደ ካስ ሜዳ (እስታዲየም) እንዴት መድረስ እችላለው? ወ- ካ- ሜ- (-ስ-ዲ-ም- እ-ዴ- መ-ረ- እ-ላ-ው- ---------------------------------- ወደ ካስ ሜዳ (እስታዲየም) እንዴት መድረስ እችላለው? 0
wed----si-mēda--is-ta-ī---i----i-ē-i--edi---- -ch-l--ew-? wede kasi mēda (isitadīyemi) inidēti mediresi ichilalewi? w-d- k-s- m-d- (-s-t-d-y-m-) i-i-ē-i m-d-r-s- i-h-l-l-w-? --------------------------------------------------------- wede kasi mēda (isitadīyemi) inidēti mediresi ichilalewi?
Cross the bridge! ድ-ድዩ- --ርጡ ድልድዩን ያቃርጡ ድ-ድ-ን ያ-ር- ---------- ድልድዩን ያቃርጡ 0
di-id---ni y-k’-rit’u dilidiyuni yak’arit’u d-l-d-y-n- y-k-a-i-’- --------------------- dilidiyuni yak’arit’u
Go through the tunnel! በመ--ኪ-- ው----ን-። በመሻለኪያው ውስጥ ይንዱ። በ-ሻ-ኪ-ው ው-ጥ ይ-ዱ- ---------------- በመሻለኪያው ውስጥ ይንዱ። 0
b-me-hale---awi wi-i--i --nid-. bemeshalekīyawi wisit’i yinidu. b-m-s-a-e-ī-a-i w-s-t-i y-n-d-. ------------------------------- bemeshalekīyawi wisit’i yinidu.
Drive until you reach the third traffic light. ሶ-ተ--- የትራፊክ-መ--ት--ስከ--------/--ዱ። ሶስተኛውን የትራፊክ መብራት እስከሚያገኙ ይንዱ/ይሂዱ። ሶ-ተ-ው- የ-ራ-ክ መ-ራ- እ-ከ-ያ-ኙ ይ-ዱ-ይ-ዱ- ---------------------------------- ሶስተኛውን የትራፊክ መብራት እስከሚያገኙ ይንዱ/ይሂዱ። 0
s--i--n-aw-ni-yet----ī-i mebira-i-i-ik--īy-gen-- y-ni--/-i----. sositenyawini yetirafīki mebirati isikemīyagenyu yinidu/yihīdu. s-s-t-n-a-i-i y-t-r-f-k- m-b-r-t- i-i-e-ī-a-e-y- y-n-d-/-i-ī-u- --------------------------------------------------------------- sositenyawini yetirafīki mebirati isikemīyagenyu yinidu/yihīdu.
Then turn into the first street on your right. ከ- -ስ- ቀ---ደ-ገ-ው----መሪያ--መ-ገ- ይ-ጠፉ። ከዛ በስተ ቀኝ ወደሚገኘው የመጀመሪያው መንገድ ይታጠፉ። ከ- በ-ተ ቀ- ወ-ሚ-ኘ- የ-ጀ-ሪ-ው መ-ገ- ይ-ጠ-። ----------------------------------- ከዛ በስተ ቀኝ ወደሚገኘው የመጀመሪያው መንገድ ይታጠፉ። 0
ke-a-b--i---k-enyi --demīgen-ew--ye----me-----i------e---yi-----fu. keza besite k’enyi wedemīgenyewi yemejemerīyawi menigedi yitat’efu. k-z- b-s-t- k-e-y- w-d-m-g-n-e-i y-m-j-m-r-y-w- m-n-g-d- y-t-t-e-u- ------------------------------------------------------------------- keza besite k’enyi wedemīgenyewi yemejemerīyawi menigedi yitat’efu.
Then drive straight through the next intersection. ከ-----ብ-ው -ስ---ስቀ-- ድ------። ከዛ ቀጥ ብለው እስክ መስቀለኛ ድረስ ይንዱ። ከ- ቀ- ብ-ው እ-ክ መ-ቀ-ኛ ድ-ስ ይ-ዱ- ---------------------------- ከዛ ቀጥ ብለው እስክ መስቀለኛ ድረስ ይንዱ። 0
ke-a k-e--- -ile-i -si----e-ik’-len----iresi yi---u. keza k’et’i bilewi isiki mesik’elenya diresi yinidu. k-z- k-e-’- b-l-w- i-i-i m-s-k-e-e-y- d-r-s- y-n-d-. ---------------------------------------------------- keza k’et’i bilewi isiki mesik’elenya diresi yinidu.
Excuse me, how do I get to the airport? ይቅ----ወደ -የ----ፊያ እን-----ረስ--ች--ው? ይቅርታ! ወደ አየር ማረፊያ እንዴት መድረስ እችላለው? ይ-ር-! ወ- አ-ር ማ-ፊ- እ-ዴ- መ-ረ- እ-ላ-ው- ---------------------------------- ይቅርታ! ወደ አየር ማረፊያ እንዴት መድረስ እችላለው? 0
yi-’--it-!----e ---ri m----īy----i-ē-- m------i ----l--e--? yik’irita! wede āyeri marefīya inidēti mediresi ichilalewi? y-k-i-i-a- w-d- ā-e-i m-r-f-y- i-i-ē-i m-d-r-s- i-h-l-l-w-? ----------------------------------------------------------- yik’irita! wede āyeri marefīya inidēti mediresi ichilalewi?
It is best if you take the underground / subway (am.). የ-ድ- ባቡር---ቀ---- ነው። የምድር ባቡር ቢጠቀሙ ጥሩ ነው። የ-ድ- ባ-ር ቢ-ቀ- ጥ- ነ-። -------------------- የምድር ባቡር ቢጠቀሙ ጥሩ ነው። 0
y--idiri b--uri--ī-’--’-mu---ir- -ew-. yemidiri baburi bīt’ek’emu t’iru newi. y-m-d-r- b-b-r- b-t-e-’-m- t-i-u n-w-. -------------------------------------- yemidiri baburi bīt’ek’emu t’iru newi.
Simply get out at the last stop. በ--ሉ መ-ረሻ ፌ-ማ--ላ- ይው--። በቀላሉ መጨረሻ ፌርማታ ላይ ይውረዱ። በ-ላ- መ-ረ- ፌ-ማ- ላ- ይ-ረ-። ----------------------- በቀላሉ መጨረሻ ፌርማታ ላይ ይውረዱ። 0
be-’e--l- -e--’e-e----f--i-a-a la-i--i--red-. bek’elalu mech’eresha fērimata layi yiwiredu. b-k-e-a-u m-c-’-r-s-a f-r-m-t- l-y- y-w-r-d-. --------------------------------------------- bek’elalu mech’eresha fērimata layi yiwiredu.

The language of animals

When we want to express ourselves, we use our speech. Animals have their own language as well. And they use it exactly like us humans. That is to say, they talk to each other in order to exchange information. Basically each animal species has a particular language. Even termites communicate with each other. When in danger, they slap their bodies on the ground. This is their way of warning each other. Other animal species whistle when they approach enemies. Bees speak with each other through dancing. Through this, they show other bees where there is something to eat. Whales make sounds that can be heard from 5,000 kilometers away. They communicate with each other through special songs. Elephants also give each other various acoustic signals. But humans cannot hear them. Most animal languages are very complicated. They consist of a combination of different signs. Acoustic, chemical and optical signals are used. Aside from that, animals use various gestures. By now, humans have learned the language of pets. They know when dogs are happy. And they can recognize when cats want to be left alone. However, dogs and cats speak very different languages. Many signals are even exact opposites. It was long believed that these two animals simply didn't like each other. But they just misunderstand each other. That leads to problems between dogs and cats. So even animals fight because of misunderstandings…
Did you know?
Serbian is the native language of about 12 million people. The majority of those people live in Serbia and other countries in southeastern Europe. Serbian is counted among the South Slavic languages. It is closely related to Croatian and Bosnian. The grammar and vocabulary are very similar. Such being the case, it is easy for Serbians, Croatians, and Bosnians to understand each other. The Serbian alphabet contains 30 letters. Each one has a distinct pronunciation. Parallels to ancient tonal languages can be found in the intonation. In Chinese, for example, the pitch of the syllables changes with the meaning. That is similar to Serbian. However, in this case only the pitch of the accented syllable plays a role. The strongly inflectional language structure is another hallmark of Serbian. That means that nouns, verbs, adjectives and pronouns are always inflected. If you are interested in grammatical structures, you should definitely learn Serbian!