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Asking for directions

Asking for directions

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Preguntando por el camino

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Excuse me! ¡D-------! ¡Disculpe!
Can you help me? ¿M- p---- a-----? ¿Me puede ayudar?
Is there a good restaurant around here? ¿D---- h-- u- b--- r---------- p-- a---? ¿Dónde hay un buen restaurante por aquí?
Take a left at the corner. Gi-- (u----) a l- i-------- e- l- e------. Gire (usted) a la izquierda en la esquina.
Then go straight for a while. Si-- e------- d------ u- t-----. Siga entonces derecho un trecho.
Then go right for a hundred metres / meters (am.). De----- v--- a l- d------ p-- c--- m-----. Después vaya a la derecha por cien metros.
You can also take the bus. (U----) t------ p---- t---- e- a------. (Usted) también puede tomar el autobús.
You can also take the tram. (U----) t------ p---- t---- e- t------. (Usted) también puede tomar el tranvía.
You can also follow me with your car. (U----) t------ p---- s---------- c------- / m------ (a-.) d----- d- m-. (Usted) también puede simplemente conducir / manejar (am.) detrás de mí.
How do I get to the football / soccer (am.) stadium? ¿C--- h--- p--- l----- a- e------ d- f-----? ¿Cómo hago para llegar al estadio de fútbol?
Cross the bridge! ¡C---- e- p-----! ¡Cruce el puente!
Go through the tunnel! ¡P--- e- t----! ¡Pase el túnel!
Drive until you reach the third traffic light. Co------ / M----- (a-.) h---- q-- l----- a- t----- s-------. Conduzca / Maneje (am.) hasta que llegue al tercer semáforo.
Then turn into the first street on your right. De----- t----- e- l- p------ c---- a l- d------. Después tuerza en la primera calle a la derecha.
Then drive straight through the next intersection. De----- c------- / m----- (a-.) r---- p------ e- p------ c----. Después conduzca / maneje (am.) recto pasando el próximo cruce.
Excuse me, how do I get to the airport? ¿D-------- c--- h--- p--- l----- a- a---------? ¿Disculpe, cómo hago para llegar al aeropuerto?
It is best if you take the underground / subway (am.). Me--- t--- (u----) e- m----. Mejor tome (usted) el metro.
Simply get out at the last stop. Si--------- v--- h---- l- ú----- e-------. Simplemente vaya hasta la última estación.

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…
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