big – small   »  
groß – klein

68 [sixty-eight]

big – small

big – small

68 [achtundsechzig]


groß – klein

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big and small gr-- u-- k---n groß und klein 0 +
The elephant is big. De- E------ i-- g---. Der Elefant ist groß. 0 +
The mouse is small. Di- M--- i-- k----. Die Maus ist klein. 0 +
dark and bright du---- u-- h--l dunkel und hell 0 +
The night is dark. Di- N---- i-- d-----. Die Nacht ist dunkel. 0 +
The day is bright. De- T-- i-- h---. Der Tag ist hell. 0 +
old and young al- u-- j--g alt und jung 0 +
Our grandfather is very old. Un--- G-------- i-- s--- a--. Unser Großvater ist sehr alt. 0 +
70 years ago he was still young. Vo- 70 J----- w-- e- n--- j---. Vor 70 Jahren war er noch jung. 0 +
beautiful and ugly sc--- u-- h------h schön und hässlich 0 +
The butterfly is beautiful. De- S------------ i-- s----. Der Schmetterling ist schön. 0 +
The spider is ugly. Di- S----- i-- h-------. Die Spinne ist hässlich. 0 +
fat and thin di-- u-- d--n dick und dünn 0 +
A woman who weighs a hundred kilos is fat. Ei-- F--- m-- 100 K--- i-- d---. Eine Frau mit 100 Kilo ist dick. 0 +
A man who weighs fifty kilos is thin. Ei- M--- m-- 50 K--- i-- d---. Ein Mann mit 50 Kilo ist dünn. 0 +
expensive and cheap te--- u-- b----g teuer und billig 0 +
The car is expensive. Da- A--- i-- t----. Das Auto ist teuer. 0 +
The newspaper is cheap. Di- Z------ i-- b-----. Die Zeitung ist billig. 0 +


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