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Visita della città

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Is the market open on Sundays? È -pe----il ----at---- d-m-ni--? È a_____ i_ m______ l_ d________ È a-e-t- i- m-r-a-o l- d-m-n-c-? -------------------------------- È aperto il mercato la domenica? 0
Is the fair open on Mondays? È------- -a-fie-a -- lun--ì? È a_____ l_ f____ i_ l______ È a-e-t- l- f-e-a i- l-n-d-? ---------------------------- È aperta la fiera il lunedì? 0
Is the exhibition open on Tuesdays? È--p--t- -’--p--izi--e-i----rted-? È a_____ l____________ i_ m_______ È a-e-t- l-e-p-s-z-o-e i- m-r-e-ì- ---------------------------------- È aperta l’esposizione il martedì? 0
Is the zoo open on Wednesdays? È--p-r---l--z-o ----e--ole--? È a_____ l_ z__ i_ m_________ È a-e-t- l- z-o i- m-r-o-e-ì- ----------------------------- È aperto lo zoo il mercoledì? 0
Is the museum open on Thursdays? È -pert- -l ---e--il--i----ì? È a_____ i_ m____ i_ g_______ È a-e-t- i- m-s-o i- g-o-e-ì- ----------------------------- È aperto il museo il giovedì? 0
Is the gallery open on Fridays? È a-er-a -a-ga-leri---l-ve-er-ì? È a_____ l_ g_______ i_ v_______ È a-e-t- l- g-l-e-i- i- v-n-r-ì- -------------------------------- È aperta la galleria il venerdì? 0
Can one take photographs? È permes-o -oto------e? È p_______ f___________ È p-r-e-s- f-t-g-a-a-e- ----------------------- È permesso fotografare? 0
Does one have to pay an entrance fee? S-----e--ag--e l-i-g-es--? S_ d___ p_____ l__________ S- d-v- p-g-r- l-i-g-e-s-? -------------------------- Si deve pagare l’ingresso? 0
How much is the entrance fee? Qu-nto-cos-a----n-r-ss-? Q_____ c____ l__________ Q-a-t- c-s-a l-i-g-e-s-? ------------------------ Quanto costa l’ingresso? 0
Is there a discount for groups? C------ sc---- p-- ----pi? C__ u__ s_____ p__ g______ C-è u-o s-o-t- p-r g-u-p-? -------------------------- C’è uno sconto per gruppi? 0
Is there a discount for children? C----no ---n-- pe---amb-n-? C__ u__ s_____ p__ b_______ C-è u-o s-o-t- p-r b-m-i-i- --------------------------- C’è uno sconto per bambini? 0
Is there a discount for students? C’- u-o-s----o-pe- -t-d-nti? C__ u__ s_____ p__ s________ C-è u-o s-o-t- p-r s-u-e-t-? ---------------------------- C’è uno sconto per studenti? 0
What building is that? D----- e---ic-o-------tt-? D_ c__ e_______ s_ t______ D- c-e e-i-i-i- s- t-a-t-? -------------------------- Di che edificio si tratta? 0
How old is the building? Quando è--ta----o----it---u-sto -d-fi--o? Q_____ è s____ c________ q_____ e________ Q-a-d- è s-a-o c-s-r-i-o q-e-t- e-i-i-i-? ----------------------------------------- Quando è stato costruito questo edificio? 0
Who built the building? C----’ha -o-t-ui--? C__ l___ c_________ C-i l-h- c-s-r-i-o- ------------------- Chi l’ha costruito? 0
I’m interested in architecture. M- i--e------d--a-chitett-ra. M_ i________ d_ a____________ M- i-t-r-s-o d- a-c-i-e-t-r-. ----------------------------- Mi interesso di architettura. 0
I’m interested in art. Mi ----r-s-o d--rt-. M_ i________ d______ M- i-t-r-s-o d-a-t-. -------------------- Mi interesso d’arte. 0
I’m interested in paintings. M---nte---so-di p---ur-. M_ i________ d_ p_______ M- i-t-r-s-o d- p-t-u-a- ------------------------ Mi interesso di pittura. 0

Fast languages, slow languages

There are over 6,000 languages worldwide. But all have the same function. They help us exchange information. This happens in various ways in every language. Because every language behaves according to its own rules. The speed with which a language is spoken also differs. Linguists have proven this in various studies. To this end, short texts were translated into several languages. These texts were then read aloud by native speakers. The result was clear. Japanese and Spanish are the fastest languages. In these languages, almost 8 syllables per second are spoken. The Chinese speak considerably slower. They speak only 5 syllables per second. The speed is dependent on the complexity of the syllables. If the syllables are complex, speaking takes longer. German contains 3 sounds per syllable, for example. Therefore it is spoken relatively slowly. Speaking quickly does not mean, however, that there is a lot to communicate. Quite the opposite! Only a little information is contained in syllables that are quickly spoken. Although the Japanese speak quickly, they convey little content. On the other hand, the ‘slow’ Chinese say a great deal with a few words. English syllables also contain a lot of information. Interesting is: The evaluated languages are almost equally efficient! That means, he who speaks slower says more. And he who speaks faster needs more words. In the end, all reach their goal at about the same time.
Did you know?
Slovenian is counted among the South Slavic languages. It is the native language of about 2 million people. These people live in Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia, Austria, Italy and Hungary. Slovenian is similar in many ways to Czech and Slovakian. Many influences from Serbo-Croatian can also be seen. Although Slovenia is a small country, many different dialects exist there. This is due to the fact that the language region looks back at a chequered history. This manifests itself in the vocabulary too, as it contains many foreign language terms. Slovenian is written with Latin letters. The grammar distinguishes six cases and three genders. There are two official phonologies in the pronunciation. One of them differentiates precisely between high and low sounds. Another peculiarity of the language is its archaic structure. Slovenians have always been very open with respect to other languages. So they are even happier when someone is interested in their language!