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en Running errands   »   fr Faire des courses

51 [fifty-one]

Running errands

Running errands

51 [cinquante et un]

Faire des courses

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I want to go to the library. Je -e-x-a--er - la --b-i--hè---. J_ v___ a____ à l_ b____________ J- v-u- a-l-r à l- b-b-i-t-è-u-. -------------------------------- Je veux aller à la bibliothèque. 0
I want to go to the bookstore. J- ------l----à-l----br-i--e. J_ v___ a____ à l_ l_________ J- v-u- a-l-r à l- l-b-a-r-e- ----------------------------- Je veux aller à la librairie. 0
I want to go to the newspaper stand. J- v-u---lle---u-kios-u-. J_ v___ a____ a_ k_______ J- v-u- a-l-r a- k-o-q-e- ------------------------- Je veux aller au kiosque. 0
I want to borrow a book. Je-ve-x-em-run--r -- --v--. J_ v___ e________ u_ l_____ J- v-u- e-p-u-t-r u- l-v-e- --------------------------- Je veux emprunter un livre. 0
I want to buy a book. Je--eu- --h-t-r-un-l----. J_ v___ a______ u_ l_____ J- v-u- a-h-t-r u- l-v-e- ------------------------- Je veux acheter un livre. 0
I want to buy a newspaper. Je-veux-a-h-te--un jo--n--. J_ v___ a______ u_ j_______ J- v-u- a-h-t-r u- j-u-n-l- --------------------------- Je veux acheter un journal. 0
I want to go to the library to borrow a book. Je -eux a--e- à--a-b-b-i-t-èqu---o-r-e-pru-ter u--l----. J_ v___ a____ à l_ b___________ p___ e________ u_ l_____ J- v-u- a-l-r à l- b-b-i-t-è-u- p-u- e-p-u-t-r u- l-v-e- -------------------------------------------------------- Je veux aller à la bibliothèque pour emprunter un livre. 0
I want to go to the bookstore to buy a book. J- --u--a---- à l- l--r--rie po-- -----e--u-----re. J_ v___ a____ à l_ l________ p___ a______ u_ l_____ J- v-u- a-l-r à l- l-b-a-r-e p-u- a-h-t-r u- l-v-e- --------------------------------------------------- Je veux aller à la librairie pour acheter un livre. 0
I want to go to the kiosk / newspaper stand to buy a newspaper. Je v--x all-r a- k-o-qu- -o-- -c-e------ -our-a-. J_ v___ a____ a_ k______ p___ a______ u_ j_______ J- v-u- a-l-r a- k-o-q-e p-u- a-h-t-r u- j-u-n-l- ------------------------------------------------- Je veux aller au kiosque pour acheter un journal. 0
I want to go to the optician. Je-veux --le- -h-z --o-ti----. J_ v___ a____ c___ l__________ J- v-u- a-l-r c-e- l-o-t-c-e-. ------------------------------ Je veux aller chez l’opticien. 0
I want to go to the supermarket. J- --u- -l-er -- s-pe--a---é. J_ v___ a____ a_ s___________ J- v-u- a-l-r a- s-p-r-a-c-é- ----------------------------- Je veux aller au supermarché. 0
I want to go to the bakery. J- ---x al--r-c----------l--ge-. J_ v___ a____ c___ l_ b_________ J- v-u- a-l-r c-e- l- b-u-a-g-r- -------------------------------- Je veux aller chez le boulanger. 0
I want to buy some glasses. Je ve-x-a-hete- u-- pa--e--e l--et---. J_ v___ a______ u__ p____ d_ l________ J- v-u- a-h-t-r u-e p-i-e d- l-n-t-e-. -------------------------------------- Je veux acheter une paire de lunettes. 0
I want to buy fruit and vegetables. Je v-u- achete--d-s fruit- e- -e- --gum--. J_ v___ a______ d__ f_____ e_ d__ l_______ J- v-u- a-h-t-r d-s f-u-t- e- d-s l-g-m-s- ------------------------------------------ Je veux acheter des fruits et des légumes. 0
I want to buy rolls and bread. Je-veux---h-te--d-s-peti-s --in--e- -u----n. J_ v___ a______ d__ p_____ p____ e_ d_ p____ J- v-u- a-h-t-r d-s p-t-t- p-i-s e- d- p-i-. -------------------------------------------- Je veux acheter des petits pains et du pain. 0
I want to go to the optician to buy glasses. J--v--x--l-e- ---z-l---t-c------u----h---r---e-paire -- lu-e---s. J_ v___ a____ c___ l_________ p___ a______ u__ p____ d_ l________ J- v-u- a-l-r c-e- l-o-t-c-e- p-u- a-h-t-r u-e p-i-e d- l-n-t-e-. ----------------------------------------------------------------- Je veux aller chez l’opticien pour acheter une paire de lunettes. 0
I want to go to the supermarket to buy fruit and vegetables. J- veux-----r-a--su------c-- ---r-a-he--r-des-f-u-ts e- d-s l--um-s. J_ v___ a____ a_ s__________ p___ a______ d__ f_____ e_ d__ l_______ J- v-u- a-l-r a- s-p-r-a-c-é p-u- a-h-t-r d-s f-u-t- e- d-s l-g-m-s- -------------------------------------------------------------------- Je veux aller au supermarché pour acheter des fruits et des légumes. 0
I want to go to the baker to buy rolls and bread. J---e-----le---h---l- bou-a-g-r po----chete--de- ----ts--a-n- e--d- pai-. J_ v___ a____ c___ l_ b________ p___ a______ d__ p_____ p____ e_ d_ p____ J- v-u- a-l-r c-e- l- b-u-a-g-r p-u- a-h-t-r d-s p-t-t- p-i-s e- d- p-i-. ------------------------------------------------------------------------- Je veux aller chez le boulanger pour acheter des petits pains et du pain. 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!