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54 [fifty-four]

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54 [ሓምሳንኣርባዕተን]

54 [ḥamisani’ariba‘iteni]

ምግዛእ

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I want to buy a present. ኣ--ሓ--ህ-ብ -ገ-እ--ልየ። ኣ_ ሓ_ ህ__ ክ___ ደ___ ኣ- ሓ- ህ-ብ ክ-ዝ- ደ-የ- ------------------- ኣነ ሓደ ህያብ ክገዝእ ደልየ። 0
a-- ḥ--- ---a-i--igezi---d-liy-። a__ ḥ___ h_____ k_______ d______ a-e h-a-e h-y-b- k-g-z-’- d-l-y-። --------------------------------- ane ḥade hiyabi kigezi’i deliye።
But nothing too expensive. ግን ----ክ----ይ-ነ። ግ_ ኣ__ ክ__ ዘ____ ግ- ኣ-ዩ ክ-ር ዘ-ኮ-። ---------------- ግን ኣዝዩ ክቡር ዘይኮነ። 0
g--- az-yu-kibu---z--ik---። g___ a____ k_____ z________ g-n- a-i-u k-b-r- z-y-k-n-። --------------------------- gini aziyu kiburi zeyikone።
Maybe a handbag? ምና--- ና---- ሳ--? ም____ ና_ ኢ_ ሳ___ ም-ል-ት ና- ኢ- ሳ-ጣ- ---------------- ምናልባት ናይ ኢድ ሳንጣ? 0
m--------i-------di-san-t--? m_________ n___ ī__ s_______ m-n-l-b-t- n-y- ī-i s-n-t-a- ---------------------------- minalibati nayi īdi sanit’a?
Which color would you like? ኣየ------ ደ---? ኣ___ ሕ__ ደ____ ኣ-ና- ሕ-ሪ ደ-ኹ-? -------------- ኣየናይ ሕብሪ ደሊኹም? 0
a----y- ḥ--i-- ---īh-u--? a______ ḥ_____ d________ a-e-a-i h-i-i-ī d-l-h-u-i- -------------------------- ayenayi ḥibirī delīẖumi?
Black, brown or white? ጸ-ም፣-ቡ-ዊ--- -ዕዳ? ጸ___ ቡ__ ወ_ ጻ___ ጸ-ም- ቡ-ዊ ወ- ጻ-ዳ- ---------------- ጸሊም፣ ቡናዊ ወይ ጻዕዳ? 0
ts’-līm----una---w-yi -------a? t________ b_____ w___ t________ t-’-l-m-፣ b-n-w- w-y- t-’-‘-d-? ------------------------------- ts’elīmi፣ bunawī weyi ts’a‘ida?
A large one or a small one? ዓ----ይ ን-ሽቶይ? ዓ__ ወ_ ን_____ ዓ-ይ ወ- ን-ሽ-ይ- ------------- ዓባይ ወይ ንእሽቶይ? 0
‘a-a-- --y---i’is-itoyi? ‘_____ w___ n___________ ‘-b-y- w-y- n-’-s-i-o-i- ------------------------ ‘abayi weyi ni’ishitoyi?
May I see this one, please? ክርእያ -ኽእል -የ? ክ___ እ___ ዲ__ ክ-እ- እ-እ- ዲ-? ------------- ክርእያ እኽእል ዲየ? 0
k-r-’----i---’-l- -ī--? k_______ i______ d____ k-r-’-y- i-̱-’-l- d-y-? ----------------------- kiri’iya iẖi’ili dīye?
Is it made of leather? ካብ-ብቆር-ት -ያ? ካ_ ብ____ ድ__ ካ- ብ-ር-ት ድ-? ------------ ካብ ብቆርበት ድያ? 0
k-------’o-i--t- -i-a? k___ b__________ d____ k-b- b-k-o-i-e-i d-y-? ---------------------- kabi bik’oribeti diya?
Or is it made of plastic? ወ-- -ብ----ቲክ--ይ-- -ያ? ወ__ ካ_ ብ____ ዓ___ ኢ__ ወ-ስ ካ- ብ-ስ-ክ ዓ-ነ- ኢ-? --------------------- ወይስ ካብ ብላስቲክ ዓይነት ኢያ? 0
w-y-s--kabi--i-a-it-k-----in--i --a? w_____ k___ b_________ ‘_______ ī___ w-y-s- k-b- b-l-s-t-k- ‘-y-n-t- ī-a- ------------------------------------ weyisi kabi bilasitīki ‘ayineti īya?
Of leather, of course. ብቆርበ--እ--- ከ-ይ --። ብ____ እ___ ከ__ ደ__ ብ-ር-ት እ-በ- ከ-ይ ደ-። ------------------ ብቆርበት እምበር ከመይ ደኣ። 0
b-k’o---e----mi-eri----eyi -e-a። b__________ i______ k_____ d____ b-k-o-i-e-i i-i-e-i k-m-y- d-’-። -------------------------------- bik’oribeti imiberi kemeyi de’a።
This is very good quality. እዚ--ደ ኣ-ዩ ብሉ--እ-። እ_ ሓ_ ኣ__ ብ__ እ__ እ- ሓ- ኣ-ዩ ብ-ጽ እ-። ----------------- እዚ ሓደ ኣዝዩ ብሉጽ እዩ። 0
i-ī h-----az--u ---------iy-። i__ ḥ___ a____ b_______ i___ i-ī h-a-e a-i-u b-l-t-’- i-u- ----------------------------- izī ḥade aziyu biluts’i iyu።
And the bag is really very reasonable. ዋ- ና-------ይ--- -ጣዕ--ሕ-- እዩ። ዋ_ ና__ ሳ__ ይ ኢ_ ብ___ ሕ__ እ__ ዋ- ና-ታ ሳ-ጣ ይ ኢ- ብ-ዕ- ሕ-ር እ-። ---------------------------- ዋጋ ናይታ ሳንጣ ይ ኢድ ብጣዕሚ ሕሱር እዩ። 0
w-g- n---t- -a-i--a y- -di --t’--imī--̣-su-i i-u። w___ n_____ s______ y_ ī__ b________ ḥ_____ i___ w-g- n-y-t- s-n-t-a y- ī-i b-t-a-i-ī h-i-u-i i-u- ------------------------------------------------- waga nayita sanit’a yi īdi bit’a‘imī ḥisuri iyu።
I like it. ደስ -ላትኒ-ኣላ። ደ_ ኢ___ ኣ__ ደ- ኢ-ት- ኣ-። ----------- ደስ ኢላትኒ ኣላ። 0
des--ī--ti-- --a። d___ ī______ a___ d-s- ī-a-i-ī a-a- ----------------- desi īlatinī ala።
I’ll take it. ክ-----የ። ክ___ እ__ ክ-ስ- እ-። -------- ክወስዳ እየ። 0
k-we-i-a--y-። k_______ i___ k-w-s-d- i-e- ------------- kiwesida iye።
Can I exchange it if needed? ምና--ት ከ-ክቕይራ እኽእል -- ? ም____ ከ ክ___ እ___ ዲ_ ? ም-ል-ት ከ ክ-ይ- እ-እ- ዲ- ? ---------------------- ምናልባት ከ ክቕይራ እኽእል ዲየ ? 0
mi-a---a-i-ke-k---’i--ra --̱i’il- -ī-- ? m_________ k_ k________ i______ d___ ? m-n-l-b-t- k- k-k-’-y-r- i-̱-’-l- d-y- ? ---------------------------------------- minalibati ke kiḵ’iyira iẖi’ili dīye ?
Of course. ከ---ደኣ። ከ__ ደ__ ከ-ይ ደ-። ------- ከመይ ደኣ። 0
k-me----e-a። k_____ d____ k-m-y- d-’-። ------------ kemeyi de’a።
We’ll gift wrap it. ከ--ህያብ ጌርና-ክ--ሽጎ-ኢና። ከ_ ህ__ ጌ__ ክ____ ኢ__ ከ- ህ-ብ ጌ-ና ክ-ዕ-ጎ ኢ-። -------------------- ከም ህያብ ጌርና ክንዕሽጎ ኢና። 0
kem--hi-a-i-----n--ki---ish--o ī--። k___ h_____ g_____ k__________ ī___ k-m- h-y-b- g-r-n- k-n-‘-s-i-o ī-a- ----------------------------------- kemi hiyabi gērina kini‘ishigo īna።
The cashier is over there. ካ- ኣብቲ ን-ው-ኢዩ--ሎ። ካ_ ኣ__ ን__ ኢ_ ዘ__ ካ- ኣ-ቲ ን-ው ኢ- ዘ-። ----------------- ካሳ ኣብቲ ንየው ኢዩ ዘሎ። 0
k--a -bit- --y-w--īy--zel-። k___ a____ n_____ ī__ z____ k-s- a-i-ī n-y-w- ī-u z-l-። --------------------------- kasa abitī niyewi īyu zelo።

Who understands whom?

There are about 7 billion people in the world. They all have a language. Unfortunately, it's not always the same. So in order to speak with other nations, we must learn languages. That is often very arduous. But there are languages that are very similar. Their speakers understand one another, without mastering the other language. This phenomenon is called mutual intelligibility . Whereby two variants are distinguished. The first variant is oral mutual intelligibility . Here, the speakers understand each other when they talk. They do not understand the written form of the other language, however. This is because the languages have different written forms. Examples of this are the languages Hindi and Urdu. Written mutual intelligibility is the second variant. In this case, the other language is understood in its written form. But the speakers do not understand each other when they speak to each other. The reason for this is that they have very different pronunciation. German and Dutch are examples of this. The most closely related languages contain both variants. Meaning they are mutually intelligible both orally and in written form. Russian and Ukrainian or Thai and Laotian are examples. But there is also an asymmetrical form of mutual intelligibility. That is the case when speakers have different levels of understanding each other. Portuguese understand Spanish better than the Spanish understand Portuguese. Austrians also understand Germans better than the other way around. In these examples, pronunciation or dialect is a hindrance. He who really wants to have good conversations must learn something new…