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40 [forty]

Asking for directions

Asking for directions

40 [neljäkymmentä]

Kysyä tietä

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Excuse me! A-t-e-s-! A________ A-t-e-s-! --------- Anteeksi! 0
Can you help me? Vo----teko------a min--? V_________ a_____ m_____ V-i-i-t-k- a-t-a- m-n-a- ------------------------ Voisitteko auttaa minua? 0
Is there a good restaurant around here? M-ssä--- h--ä -a-into-a? M____ o_ h___ r_________ M-s-ä o- h-v- r-v-n-o-a- ------------------------ Missä on hyvä ravintola? 0
Take a left at the corner. Me--ä--v--e----l- --l----j--k--n. M_____ v_________ k_____ j_______ M-n-ä- v-s-m-a-l- k-l-a- j-l-e-n- --------------------------------- Menkää vasemmalle kulman jälkeen. 0
Then go straight for a while. M-n--- si--e---äh---mat--a-su-raan. M_____ s_____ v____ m_____ s_______ M-n-ä- s-t-e- v-h-n m-t-a- s-o-a-n- ----------------------------------- Menkää sitten vähän matkaa suoraan. 0
Then go right for a hundred metres / meters (am.). S-- -älk-e- me--ää-sa-a -----ä-o--ea---. S__ j______ m_____ s___ m_____ o________ S-n j-l-e-n m-n-ä- s-t- m-t-i- o-k-a-l-. ---------------------------------------- Sen jälkeen menkää sata metriä oikealle. 0
You can also take the bus. Vo--te ot--a----- -uss--. V_____ o____ m___ b______ V-i-t- o-t-a m-ö- b-s-i-. ------------------------- Voitte ottaa myös bussin. 0
You can also take the tram. Vo-t----t-------- r---i--aunu-. V_____ o____ m___ r____________ V-i-t- o-t-a m-ö- r-i-i-v-u-u-. ------------------------------- Voitte ottaa myös raitiovaunun. 0
You can also follow me with your car. Voit-- m--s -jaa min-n-p--äss---. V_____ m___ a___ m____ p_________ V-i-t- m-ö- a-a- m-n-n p-r-s-ä-i- --------------------------------- Voitte myös ajaa minun perässäni. 0
How do I get to the football / soccer (am.) stadium? M-t-n p-ä-en-j---a-al-o---d------e? M____ p_____ j_____________________ M-t-n p-ä-e- j-l-a-a-l-s-a-i-n-l-e- ----------------------------------- Miten pääsen jalkapallostadionille? 0
Cross the bridge! Yl----kää-si---! Y________ s_____ Y-i-t-k-ä s-l-a- ---------------- Ylittäkää silta! 0
Go through the tunnel! Aja--a --nneli- läpi! A_____ t_______ l____ A-a-a- t-n-e-i- l-p-! --------------------- Ajakaa tunnelin läpi! 0
Drive until you reach the third traffic light. A---a- ------si-l----ik-n--val---l-. A_____ k__________ l________________ A-a-a- k-l-a-s-l-e l-i-e-n-v-l-i-l-. ------------------------------------ Ajakaa kolmansille liikennevaloille. 0
Then turn into the first street on your right. K--ntyk---sitten----i-mäinen-k-t--------le. K________ s_____ e__________ k___ o________ K-ä-t-k-ä s-t-e- e-s-m-ä-n-n k-t- o-k-a-l-. ------------------------------------------- Kääntykää sitten ensimmäinen katu oikealle. 0
Then drive straight through the next intersection. Aj-k-a--i---n-s-u--a-a---i--e-ksen -l-. A_____ s_____ s________ r_________ y___ A-a-a- s-t-e- s-u-a-v-n r-s-e-k-e- y-i- --------------------------------------- Ajakaa sitten seuraavan risteyksen yli. 0
Excuse me, how do I get to the airport? Antee---, miten --äs-n -ent-k-n---le? A________ m____ p_____ l_____________ A-t-e-s-, m-t-n p-ä-e- l-n-o-e-t-l-e- ------------------------------------- Anteeksi, miten pääsen lentokentälle? 0
It is best if you take the underground / subway (am.). O----a- -iel--t-n ---ro. O______ m________ m_____ O-t-k-a m-e-u-t-n m-t-o- ------------------------ Ottakaa mieluiten metro. 0
Simply get out at the last stop. Ajakaa---i--p---epysä---le. A_____ v___ p______________ A-a-a- v-i- p-ä-e-y-ä-i-l-. --------------------------- Ajakaa vain päätepysäkille. 0

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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