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44 [forty-four]

Going out in the evening

Going out in the evening

44 [vier en veertig]

Saans uitgaan

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Is there a disco here? I--da-r -n---sk--h--r? Is daar ’n disko hier? I- d-a- ’- d-s-o h-e-? ---------------------- Is daar ’n disko hier? 0
Is there a nightclub here? I- -a-r ’n -----ub hi-r? Is daar ’n nagklub hier? I- d-a- ’- n-g-l-b h-e-? ------------------------ Is daar ’n nagklub hier? 0
Is there a pub here? Is-d--r ’---roe--hier? Is daar ’n kroeg hier? I- d-a- ’- k-o-g h-e-? ---------------------- Is daar ’n kroeg hier? 0
What’s playing at the theatre / theater (am.) this evening? Wat--p-e----n-an---n--i- teate-? Wat speel vanaand in die teater? W-t s-e-l v-n-a-d i- d-e t-a-e-? -------------------------------- Wat speel vanaand in die teater? 0
What’s playing at the cinema / movies (am.) this evening? W-t-dr--i-va--and-in -ie b--s-oo-? Wat draai vanaand in die bioskoop? W-t d-a-i v-n-a-d i- d-e b-o-k-o-? ---------------------------------- Wat draai vanaand in die bioskoop? 0
What’s on TV this evening? Wat---va--a-- o--d-- te--vis-e---v)? Wat’s vanaand op die televisie (tv)? W-t-s v-n-a-d o- d-e t-l-v-s-e (-v-? ------------------------------------ Wat’s vanaand op die televisie (tv)? 0
Are tickets for the theatre / theater (am.) still available? I--d--r n---kaa--jies---skikb-ar vi---i- -eat-r? Is daar nog kaartjies beskikbaar vir die teater? I- d-a- n-g k-a-t-i-s b-s-i-b-a- v-r d-e t-a-e-? ------------------------------------------------ Is daar nog kaartjies beskikbaar vir die teater? 0
Are tickets for the cinema / movies (am.) still available? Is-daa---o--kaa------ -e-kik--a- v-r--i--bios----? Is daar nog kaartjies beskikbaar vir die bioskoop? I- d-a- n-g k-a-t-i-s b-s-i-b-a- v-r d-e b-o-k-o-? -------------------------------------------------- Is daar nog kaartjies beskikbaar vir die bioskoop? 0
Are tickets for the football / soccer am. game still available? I--d-ar -o-----r-j-e---eskikb-ar-v---di- --kk--? Is daar nog kaartjies beskikbaar vir die sokker? I- d-a- n-g k-a-t-i-s b-s-i-b-a- v-r d-e s-k-e-? ------------------------------------------------ Is daar nog kaartjies beskikbaar vir die sokker? 0
I want to sit in the back. Ek -il-graa--h-e- --t-- ---. Ek wil graag heel agter sit. E- w-l g-a-g h-e- a-t-r s-t- ---------------------------- Ek wil graag heel agter sit. 0
I want to sit somewhere in the middle. E--wil--raa- -e-----i- die-m-ddel sit. Ek wil graag iewers in die middel sit. E- w-l g-a-g i-w-r- i- d-e m-d-e- s-t- -------------------------------------- Ek wil graag iewers in die middel sit. 0
I want to sit at the front. E- -il -raag---el -oo--sit. Ek wil graag heel voor sit. E- w-l g-a-g h-e- v-o- s-t- --------------------------- Ek wil graag heel voor sit. 0
Could you recommend something? K-n u-ie------bev---? Kan u iets aanbeveel? K-n u i-t- a-n-e-e-l- --------------------- Kan u iets aanbeveel? 0
When does the show begin? Wan-e-r-be--n --- ve-t--in-? Wanneer begin die vertoning? W-n-e-r b-g-n d-e v-r-o-i-g- ---------------------------- Wanneer begin die vertoning? 0
Can you get me a ticket? Kan-u-v-r-m--’- --ar-j-e kr-? Kan u vir my ’n kaartjie kry? K-n u v-r m- ’- k-a-t-i- k-y- ----------------------------- Kan u vir my ’n kaartjie kry? 0
Is there a golf course nearby? Is da-r -n gh-l-ba-- -- di--nab-h-i-? Is daar ’n gholfbaan in die nabyheid? I- d-a- ’- g-o-f-a-n i- d-e n-b-h-i-? ------------------------------------- Is daar ’n gholfbaan in die nabyheid? 0
Is there a tennis court nearby? I- d--- -- tennis---- i- d-e n-b-----? Is daar ’n tennisbaan in die nabyheid? I- d-a- ’- t-n-i-b-a- i- d-e n-b-h-i-? -------------------------------------- Is daar ’n tennisbaan in die nabyheid? 0
Is there an indoor swimming pool nearby? Is-da-- ’n-b--ne-s----- sw-m--- in-die -a--heid? Is daar ’n binnenshuise swembad in die nabyheid? I- d-a- ’- b-n-e-s-u-s- s-e-b-d i- d-e n-b-h-i-? ------------------------------------------------ Is daar ’n binnenshuise swembad in die nabyheid? 0

The Maltese language

Many Europeans who want to improve their English travel to Malta. This is because English is the official language in the European island country. And Malta is known for its many language schools. But this isn't what makes the country interesting to linguists. They are interested in Malta for another reason. The Republic of Malta has another official language: Maltese (or Malti). This language developed from an Arabic dialect. With that, Malti is the only Semitic language of Europe. The syntax and phonology are different from that of Arabic, however. Maltese is also written in Latin letters. The alphabet contains a few special characters, however. And the letters c and y are completely absent. The vocabulary contains elements from many different languages. Aside from Arabic, Italian and English are among the influential languages. But Phoenicians and Carthaginians influenced the language as well. Therefore, some researchers consider Malti an Arabic Creole language. Throughout its history, Malta was occupied by various powers. All of them left their marks on the islands of Malta, Gozo and Comino. For a very long time, Malti was only a local vernacular. But it always remained the native language of the ‘real’ Maltese. It too was exclusively orally passed down. Not until the 19th century did people begin to write in the language. Today the number of speakers is estimated at around 330,000. Malta has been a member of the European Union since 2004. With that, Malti is also one of the official European languages. But for the Maltese the language is simply a part of their culture. And they are pleased when foreigners want to learn Malti. There are definitely enough language schools in Malta…
Did you know?
Tamil is counted among the Dravidian languages. It is the native language of around 70 million people. It is primarily spoken in southern India and Sri Lanka. Tamil has the longest tradition of all modern Indian languages. It is therefore recognized as an ancient language in India. It is also one of the 22 official languages of the Indian subcontinent. The standard language is very different from the vernacular. Therefore, a different version of the language is used depending on the context of the situation. This strict separation is an important feature of Tamil. Many dialects are also typical for the language. Generally speaking, the dialects spoken in Sri Lanka are more conservative. Tamil is written with its own hybrid of an alphabet and syllabic writing. No one knows how exactly Tamil came to be. It is certain, however, that the language is more than 2000 years old. Thus, whoever learns Tamil learns a lot about India!