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Besorgungen machen

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Running errands

Running errands

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Besorgungen machen

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I want to go to the library. Ic- w--- i- d-- B---------. Ich will in die Bibliothek. 0 +
I want to go to the bookstore. Ic- w--- i- d-- B-----------. Ich will in die Buchhandlung. 0 +
I want to go to the newspaper stand. Ic- w--- z-- K----. Ich will zum Kiosk. 0 +
     
I want to borrow a book. Ic- w--- e-- B--- l-----. Ich will ein Buch leihen. 0 +
I want to buy a book. Ic- w--- e-- B--- k-----. Ich will ein Buch kaufen. 0 +
I want to buy a newspaper. Ic- w--- e--- Z------ k-----. Ich will eine Zeitung kaufen. 0 +
     
I want to go to the library to borrow a book. Ic- w--- i- d-- B---------- u- e-- B--- z- l-----. Ich will in die Bibliothek, um ein Buch zu leihen. 0 +
I want to go to the bookstore to buy a book. Ic- w--- i- d-- B------------ u- e-- B--- z- k-----. Ich will in die Buchhandlung, um ein Buch zu kaufen. 0 +
I want to go to the kiosk / newspaper stand to buy a newspaper. Ic- w--- z-- K----- u- e--- Z------ z- k-----. Ich will zum Kiosk, um eine Zeitung zu kaufen. 0 +
     
I want to go to the optician. Ic- w--- z-- O------. Ich will zum Optiker. 0 +
I want to go to the supermarket. Ic- w--- z-- S---------. Ich will zum Supermarkt. 0 +
I want to go to the bakery. Ic- w--- z-- B-----. Ich will zum Bäcker. 0 +
     
I want to buy some glasses. Ic- w--- e--- B----- k-----. Ich will eine Brille kaufen. 0 +
I want to buy fruit and vegetables. Ic- w--- O--- u-- G----- k-----. Ich will Obst und Gemüse kaufen. 0 +
I want to buy rolls and bread. Ic- w--- B------- u-- B--- k-----. Ich will Brötchen und Brot kaufen. 0 +
     
I want to go to the optician to buy glasses. Ic- w--- z-- O------- u- e--- B----- z- k-----. Ich will zum Optiker, um eine Brille zu kaufen. 0 +
I want to go to the supermarket to buy fruit and vegetables. Ic- w--- z-- S---------- u- O--- u-- G----- z- k-----. Ich will zum Supermarkt, um Obst und Gemüse zu kaufen. 0 +
I want to go to the baker to buy rolls and bread. Ic- w--- z-- B------ u- B------- u-- B--- z- k-----. Ich will zum Bäcker, um Brötchen und Brot zu kaufen. 0 +
     

Minority languages in Europe

Many different languages are spoken in Europe. Most of them are Indo-European languages. In addition to the large national languages, there are also many smaller languages. They are minority languages. Minority languages are different from official languages. But they aren't dialects. They aren't the languages of immigrants either. Minority languages are always ethnically driven. Meaning, they are the languages of particular ethnic groups. There are minority languages in almost every country of Europe. That amounts to about 40 languages in the European Union. Some minority languages are only spoken in one country. Among them for example is Sorbian in Germany. Romani, on the other hand, has speakers in many European countries. Minority languages have a special status. Because they are only spoken by a relatively small group. These groups cannot afford to build their own schools. It is also difficult for them to publish their own literature. As a result, many minority languages are threatened by extinction. The European Union wants to protect minority languages. Because every language is an important part of a culture or identity. Some nations do not have a commonwealth and only exist as a minority. Various programs and projects are meant to promote their languages. It is hoped that the culture of smaller ethnic groups will be preserved as well. Nevertheless, some minority languages will disappear soon. Among them is Livonian, spoken in a province of Latvia. Only 20 people remain as native speakers of Livonian. This makes Livonian the smallest language in Europe.
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Urdu is counted among the Indo-Iranian languages. It is spoken in Pakistan and a few Indian states. Urdu is the native language of about 60 million people. It is the national language in Pakistan. It is also recognized as one of the 22 official languages in India. Urdu is very closely related to Hindi. Both languages are basically just two sociolects of Hindustani. Hindustani emerged from different languages in northern India starting in the 13th century. Today Urdu and Hindi are considered two independent languages. Speakers of these languages can communicate with each other easily though. The semiotic system is what clearly differentiates the two. Urdu is written with a version of the Persian-Arabic alphabet, while Hindi is not. Urdu is very prominent as a literary language. It is also often used in large film productions. Learn Urdu - it is the key to the culture of South Asia!