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74 [seventy-four]

Asking for something

Asking for something

74 [ሰባ አራት]

74 [seba ārati]

የሆነ ነገር መጠየቅ

[yehone negeri met’eyek’i]

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Can you cut my hair? ፀጉሬ--ሊ--ጡኝ--ችላ-? ፀ___ ሊ____ ይ____ ፀ-ሬ- ሊ-ር-ኝ ይ-ላ-? ---------------- ፀጉሬን ሊቆርጡኝ ይችላሉ? 0
t-s’egur-n---īk’-rit’uny--y--hil-lu? t͟_________ l____________ y_________ t-s-e-u-ē-i l-k-o-i-’-n-i y-c-i-a-u- ------------------------------------ t͟s’egurēni līk’orit’unyi yichilalu?
Not too short, please. እ-ክ- ፤ በጣ--አ-ር--ይደለ-። እ___ ፤ በ__ አ__ አ_____ እ-ክ- ፤ በ-ም አ-ር አ-ደ-ም- --------------------- እባክዎ ፤ በጣም አጭር አይደለም። 0
ibaki-o - ------- ā-----i āyi-el-m-. i______ ; b______ ā______ ā_________ i-a-i-o ; b-t-a-i ā-h-i-i ā-i-e-e-i- ------------------------------------ ibakiwo ; bet’ami āch’iri āyidelemi.
A bit shorter, please. እ-ክ- ፤ --ሽ-ያጠረ እ___ ፤ ት__ ያ__ እ-ክ- ፤ ት-ሽ ያ-ረ -------------- እባክዎ ፤ ትንሽ ያጠረ 0
ib---wo-; --n-sh------ere i______ ; t______ y______ i-a-i-o ; t-n-s-i y-t-e-e ------------------------- ibakiwo ; tinishi yat’ere
Can you develop the pictures? ፎቶ ሊ--ሙ-- ይ-ላሉ? ፎ_ ሊ_____ ይ____ ፎ- ሊ-ት-ል- ይ-ላ-? --------------- ፎቶ ሊያትሙልኝ ይችላሉ? 0
f--- lī-ati-ul-n-i-y----lalu? f___ l____________ y_________ f-t- l-y-t-m-l-n-i y-c-i-a-u- ----------------------------- foto līyatimulinyi yichilalu?
The pictures are on the CD. ፎ-ዎ- --- ሲዲ ላ- -ቸው። ፎ___ እ__ ሲ_ ላ_ ና___ ፎ-ዎ- እ-ህ ሲ- ላ- ና-ው- ------------------- ፎቶዎቹ እዚህ ሲዲ ላይ ናቸው። 0
f---w--h- -zīh--sīd--l--i-----e-i. f________ i____ s___ l___ n_______ f-t-w-c-u i-ī-i s-d- l-y- n-c-e-i- ---------------------------------- fotowochu izīhi sīdī layi nachewi.
The pictures are in the camera. ፎቶ-ቹ --ራው ውስ--ና--። ፎ___ ካ___ ው__ ና___ ፎ-ዎ- ካ-ራ- ው-ጥ ና-ው- ------------------ ፎቶዎቹ ካሜራው ውስጥ ናቸው። 0
f----och----m--a-- w-s-t’---ach--i. f________ k_______ w______ n_______ f-t-w-c-u k-m-r-w- w-s-t-i n-c-e-i- ----------------------------------- fotowochu kamērawi wisit’i nachewi.
Can you fix the clock? ሰዓት-ማስተካ-ል-ይ---? ሰ__ ማ_____ ይ____ ሰ-ት ማ-ተ-ከ- ይ-ላ-? ---------------- ሰዓት ማስተካከል ይችላሉ? 0
s-‘a-- mas---ka---i--i----alu? s_____ m___________ y_________ s-‘-t- m-s-t-k-k-l- y-c-i-a-u- ------------------------------ se‘ati masitekakeli yichilalu?
The glass is broken. መ--ወቱ-ተ-ብ-ል። መ____ ተ_____ መ-ታ-ቱ ተ-ብ-ል- ------------ መስታወቱ ተሰብሯል። 0
m----a---u tes--ir-al-. m_________ t___________ m-s-t-w-t- t-s-b-r-a-i- ----------------------- mesitawetu tesebirwali.
The battery is dead / empty. ባትሪው-አ---። ባ___ አ____ ባ-ሪ- አ-ቋ-። ---------- ባትሪው አልቋል። 0
b---------l-k-w-l-. b_______ ā_________ b-t-r-w- ā-i-’-a-i- ------------------- batirīwi ālik’wali.
Can you iron the shirt? ካኔ--ው--ሊተ-ሱ-ኝ-ይ-ላ-? ካ_____ ሊ_____ ይ____ ካ-ተ-ው- ሊ-ኩ-ል- ይ-ላ-? ------------------- ካኔተራውን ሊተኩሱልኝ ይችላሉ? 0
ka-ē--raw-n--l-----su-inyi-y-chi-a--? k___________ l____________ y_________ k-n-t-r-w-n- l-t-k-s-l-n-i y-c-i-a-u- ------------------------------------- kanēterawini lītekusulinyi yichilalu?
Can you clean the pants / trousers? ሱ----ሊ--------ላ-? ሱ___ ሊ_____ ይ____ ሱ-ው- ሊ-ፀ-ል- ይ-ላ-? ----------------- ሱሪውን ሊያፀዱልኝ ይችላሉ? 0
s---w-----ī-a--s’ed---n---yi-h--a--? s_______ l______________ y_________ s-r-w-n- l-y-t-s-e-u-i-y- y-c-i-a-u- ------------------------------------ surīwini līyat͟s’edulinyi yichilalu?
Can you fix the shoes? ጫማውን ሊ-ግ--ኝ -ች--? ጫ___ ሊ_____ ይ____ ጫ-ው- ሊ-ግ-ል- ይ-ላ-? ----------------- ጫማውን ሊጠግኑልኝ ይችላሉ? 0
ch-amaw--i-l-t’egin-liny---i-hi---u? c_________ l_____________ y_________ c-’-m-w-n- l-t-e-i-u-i-y- y-c-i-a-u- ------------------------------------ ch’amawini līt’eginulinyi yichilalu?
Do you have a light? እሳ---ሰ---ይችላ-? እ__ ሊ___ ይ____ እ-ት ሊ-ጡ- ይ-ላ-? -------------- እሳት ሊሰጡኝ ይችላሉ? 0
i-at--l-s----ny--y------l-? i____ l_________ y_________ i-a-i l-s-t-u-y- y-c-i-a-u- --------------------------- isati līset’unyi yichilalu?
Do you have a match or a lighter? ክ-ሪት --ም --ተር---ዎት? ክ___ ወ__ ላ___ አ____ ክ-ሪ- ወ-ም ላ-ተ- አ-ዎ-? ------------------- ክብሪት ወይም ላይተር አለዎት? 0
kibi--ti---y--i la----ri ----oti? k_______ w_____ l_______ ā_______ k-b-r-t- w-y-m- l-y-t-r- ā-e-o-i- --------------------------------- kibirīti weyimi layiteri ālewoti?
Do you have an ashtray? ሲ-ራ መ-ርኮሻ-----? ሲ__ መ____ አ____ ሲ-ራ መ-ር-ሻ አ-ዎ-? --------------- ሲጋራ መተርኮሻ አለዎት? 0
s--ar- me-e--kosh- ā---o--? s_____ m__________ ā_______ s-g-r- m-t-r-k-s-a ā-e-o-i- --------------------------- sīgara meterikosha ālewoti?
Do you smoke cigars? ሲጋር ያጨ--? ሲ__ ያ____ ሲ-ር ያ-ሳ-? --------- ሲጋር ያጨሳሉ? 0
s--a-i yac-’e--l-? s_____ y__________ s-g-r- y-c-’-s-l-? ------------------ sīgari yach’esalu?
Do you smoke cigarettes? ሲ-ራ-ያጨ--? ሲ__ ያ____ ሲ-ራ ያ-ሳ-? --------- ሲጋራ ያጨሳሉ? 0
sīg-r- -a--’e---u? s_____ y__________ s-g-r- y-c-’-s-l-? ------------------ sīgara yach’esalu?
Do you smoke a pipe? ፒ- ---ሉ? ፒ_ ይ____ ፒ- ይ-ባ-? -------- ፒፓ ይስባሉ? 0
pīp--y-s----u? p___ y________ p-p- y-s-b-l-? -------------- pīpa yisibalu?

Learning and reading

Learning and reading belong together. Of course, this is especially true when learning foreign languages. He who wants to learn a new language well must read many texts. When reading literature in a foreign language, we process entire sentences. Our brain learns vocabulary and grammar in context. This helps it to save the new content easily. Our memory has a harder time remembering individual words. By reading, we learn which meaning words can have. As a result, we develop a sense for the new language. Naturally, the foreign-language literature must not be too difficult. Modern short stories or crime novels are often entertaining. Daily newspapers have the advantage that they are always current. Children's books or comics are also suitable for learning. The pictures facilitate the understanding of the new language. Regardless of which literature you select – it should be entertaining! That means, a lot should happen in the story so that the language is varied. If you don't find anything, special textbooks can also be used. There are many books with simple texts for beginners. It's important to always use a dictionary when reading. Whenever you don't understand a word, you should look it up. Our brain is activated by reading and learns new things quickly. For all words that one does not understand, one compiles a file. This way those words can be reviewed often. It also helps to highlight unfamiliar words in the text. Then, you'll recognize them right away the next time. You will progress much quicker if you read a foreign language daily. For our brain learns quickly to imitate the new language. It can happen that you even think in the foreign language eventually…