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Negació 2

65 [sixty-five]

Negation 2

Negation 2

65 [seixanta-cinc]


Negació 2

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Is the ring expensive? És c-- l------? És car l’anell? 0 +
No, it costs only one hundred Euros. No- n---- c---- c--- e----. No, només costa cent euros. 0 +
But I have only fifty. Pe-- n---- e- t--- c--------. Però només en tinc cinquanta. 0 +
Are you finished? Ha- a-----? Has acabat? 0 +
No, not yet. No- e----- n-. No, encara no. 0 +
But I’ll be finished soon. Pe-- a---- a----. Però aviat acabo. 0 +
Do you want some more soup? Vo-- m-- s---? Vols més sopa? 0 +
No, I don’t want anymore. No- j- n- e- v---. No, ja no en vull. 0 +
But another ice cream. Pe-- u- a---- g----. Però un altre gelat. 0 +
Have you lived here long? Qu- f- g---- q-- v--- a---? Que fa gaire que vius aquí? 0 +
No, only for a month. No- n---- u- m--. No, només un mes. 0 +
But I already know a lot of people. Pe-- j- c---- u- m--- d- g---. Però ja conec un munt de gent. 0 +
Are you driving home tomorrow? Va- a c--- d---? Vas a casa demà? 0 +
No, only on the weekend. No- n---- e-- c--- d- s------. No, només els caps de setmana. 0 +
But I will be back on Sunday. Pe-- j- t---- d-------. Però ja torno diumenge. 0 +
Is your daughter an adult? La t--- f---- j- é- m---- d-----? La teva filla ja és major d’edat? 0 +
No, she is only seventeen. No- t- n---- d----- a---. No, té només disset anys. 0 +
But she already has a boyfriend. Pe-- j- t- x----. Però ja té xicot. 0 +

What words tell us

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