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Running errands

Running errands

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Käydä asioilla

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I want to go to the library. Ha------en-ä -----stoo-. H_____ m____ k__________ H-l-a- m-n-ä k-r-a-t-o-. ------------------------ Haluan mennä kirjastoon. 0
I want to go to the bookstore. H---a- -enn- -irja----p--n. H_____ m____ k_____________ H-l-a- m-n-ä k-r-a-a-p-a-n- --------------------------- Haluan mennä kirjakauppaan. 0
I want to go to the newspaper stand. Ha---- -en-ä ki--ki-le. H_____ m____ k_________ H-l-a- m-n-ä k-o-k-l-e- ----------------------- Haluan mennä kioskille. 0
I want to borrow a book. H-lu-- lain-t--k--ja-. H_____ l______ k______ H-l-a- l-i-a-a k-r-a-. ---------------------- Haluan lainata kirjan. 0
I want to buy a book. Ha---n os--- -ir---. H_____ o____ k______ H-l-a- o-t-a k-r-a-. -------------------- Haluan ostaa kirjan. 0
I want to buy a newspaper. Haluan -st-a -e---n. H_____ o____ l______ H-l-a- o-t-a l-h-e-. -------------------- Haluan ostaa lehden. 0
I want to go to the library to borrow a book. Ha--an me--ä-k---astoo- ---n---a-n-kirj-n. H_____ m____ k_________ l_________ k______ H-l-a- m-n-ä k-r-a-t-o- l-i-a-m-a- k-r-a-. ------------------------------------------ Haluan mennä kirjastoon lainaamaan kirjan. 0
I want to go to the bookstore to buy a book. H-lu-n m--nä ki-jak-upp-a--osta-aan ---j-n. H_____ m____ k____________ o_______ k______ H-l-a- m-n-ä k-r-a-a-p-a-n o-t-m-a- k-r-a-. ------------------------------------------- Haluan mennä kirjakauppaan ostamaan kirjan. 0
I want to go to the kiosk / newspaper stand to buy a newspaper. Halua--m---ä--i-s-i-l--os-am-a- l-----. H_____ m____ k________ o_______ l______ H-l-a- m-n-ä k-o-k-l-e o-t-m-a- l-h-e-. --------------------------------------- Haluan mennä kioskille ostamaan lehden. 0
I want to go to the optician. Hal-an --nn--op-ik-l-e. H_____ m____ o_________ H-l-a- m-n-ä o-t-k-l-e- ----------------------- Haluan mennä optikolle. 0
I want to go to the supermarket. Ha--an-me-n---up---a--ettii-. H_____ m____ s_______________ H-l-a- m-n-ä s-p-r-a-k-t-i-n- ----------------------------- Haluan mennä supermarkettiin. 0
I want to go to the bakery. H---an-m-n---le-pomo--. H_____ m____ l_________ H-l-a- m-n-ä l-i-o-o-n- ----------------------- Haluan mennä leipomoon. 0
I want to buy some glasses. Ha-ua- -staa----mäl-s-t. H_____ o____ s__________ H-l-a- o-t-a s-l-ä-a-i-. ------------------------ Haluan ostaa silmälasit. 0
I want to buy fruit and vegetables. Ha--a---st-a he---m-- -- v-----eksi-. H_____ o____ h_______ j_ v___________ H-l-a- o-t-a h-d-l-i- j- v-h-n-e-s-a- ------------------------------------- Haluan ostaa hedelmiä ja vihanneksia. 0
I want to buy rolls and bread. H-lua- os-a- s--py---tä--- -e-p--. H_____ o____ s_________ j_ l______ H-l-a- o-t-a s-m-y-ö-t- j- l-i-ä-. ---------------------------------- Haluan ostaa sämpylöitä ja leipää. 0
I want to go to the optician to buy glasses. H--ua- -en-ä---ti-o-l- -s--ma-n-si-m-lasit. H_____ m____ o________ o_______ s__________ H-l-a- m-n-ä o-t-k-l-e o-t-m-a- s-l-ä-a-i-. ------------------------------------------- Haluan mennä optikolle ostamaan silmälasit. 0
I want to go to the supermarket to buy fruit and vegetables. Hal--n---n------e--a---t--in osta-a-n-hede-m-ä--- v----ne-si-. H_____ m____ s______________ o_______ h_______ j_ v___________ H-l-a- m-n-ä s-p-r-a-k-t-i-n o-t-m-a- h-d-l-i- j- v-h-n-e-s-a- -------------------------------------------------------------- Haluan mennä supermarkettiin ostamaan hedelmiä ja vihanneksia. 0
I want to go to the baker to buy rolls and bread. Ha---n -en-- lei----o- o--a-aa- s--py-------a -ei---. H_____ m____ l________ o_______ s_________ j_ l______ H-l-a- m-n-ä l-i-o-o-n o-t-m-a- s-m-y-ö-t- j- l-i-ä-. ----------------------------------------------------- Haluan mennä leipomoon ostamaan sämpylöitä ja leipää. 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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