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en Asking for something   »   ti ገለ ምልማን

74 [seventy-four]

Asking for something

Asking for something

74 [ሰብዓንኣርባዕተን]

74 [sebi‘ani’ariba‘iteni]

ገለ ምልማን

[gele milimani]

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Can you cut my hair? ጸ--ይ -ትቅ-ቅ---ትኽ-ል -? ጸ___ ክ______ ት___ ዶ_ ጸ-ረ- ክ-ቅ-ቅ-ኒ ት-እ- ዶ- -------------------- ጸጉረይ ክትቅምቅመኒ ትኽእል ዶ? 0
ts’eg--e---ki--k--mik-imenī---h--’--i do? t_________ k_______________ t_______ d__ t-’-g-r-y- k-t-k-i-i-’-m-n- t-h-i-i-i d-? ----------------------------------------- ts’egureyi kitik’imik’imenī tiẖi’ili do?
Not too short, please. ኣ--ም -ይ-ሕ-ር- በ--ም። ኣ___ ኣ______ በ____ ኣ-ኹ- ኣ-ት-ጽ-ዎ በ-ኹ-። ------------------ ኣዚኹም ኣይትሕጽርዎ በጃኹም። 0
az-h-u-i----ti-̣--s’i---o ----ẖ-m-። a______ a______________ b________ a-ī-̱-m- a-i-i-̣-t-’-r-w- b-j-h-u-i- ------------------------------------ azīẖumi ayitiḥits’iriwo bejaẖumi።
A bit shorter, please. ቁሩ---ጽር-ዝበ--በጃኹ-። ቁ__ ሕ__ ዝ__ በ____ ቁ-ብ ሕ-ር ዝ-ለ በ-ኹ-። ----------------- ቁሩብ ሕጽር ዝበለ በጃኹም። 0
k---ubi-h--ts’-r- zib-l- --ja-̱-mi። k______ ḥ_______ z_____ b________ k-u-u-i h-i-s-i-i z-b-l- b-j-h-u-i- ----------------------------------- k’urubi ḥits’iri zibele bejaẖumi።
Can you develop the pictures? እቶ-----ል-- ከ-ምዓብሎም -ኽ-ሉ--? እ__ ን_____ ከ______ ት___ ዶ_ እ-ም ን-እ-ታ- ከ-ም-ብ-ም ት-እ- ዶ- -------------------------- እቶም ንስእልታት ከተምዓብሎም ትኽእሉ ዶ? 0
i-omi-nisi-i-it--- k-te--‘a---om- -i-̱i-ilu--o? i____ n___________ k_____________ t_______ d__ i-o-i n-s-’-l-t-t- k-t-m-‘-b-l-m- t-h-i-i-u d-? ----------------------------------------------- itomi nisi’ilitati ketemi‘abilomi tiẖi’ilu do?
The pictures are on the CD. ስ--ታት ኣ---D -ዮም-ዘ--። ስ____ ኣ_ C_ እ__ ዘ___ ስ-ል-ት ኣ- C- እ-ም ዘ-ው- -------------------- ስእልታት ኣብ CD እዮም ዘለው። 0
si--l-t--- abi--D -yomi-ze-ewi። s_________ a__ C_ i____ z______ s-’-l-t-t- a-i C- i-o-i z-l-w-። ------------------------------- si’ilitati abi CD iyomi zelewi።
The pictures are in the camera. ስ--ታ- -----ራ እ-ም-ዘ--። ስ____ ኣ_ ካ__ እ__ ዘ___ ስ-ል-ት ኣ- ካ-ራ እ-ም ዘ-ው- --------------------- ስእልታት ኣብ ካመራ እዮም ዘለው። 0
si--l-t-t- -b- kam-ra --om- -e-e--። s_________ a__ k_____ i____ z______ s-’-l-t-t- a-i k-m-r- i-o-i z-l-w-። ----------------------------------- si’ilitati abi kamera iyomi zelewi።
Can you fix the clock? ነታ ሰዓ- -ተ--ዩ---ኽ-ሉ ዶ? ነ_ ሰ__ ከ_____ ት___ ዶ_ ነ- ሰ-ት ከ-ዐ-ዩ- ት-እ- ዶ- --------------------- ነታ ሰዓት ከተዐርዩዋ ትኽእሉ ዶ? 0
net- se‘ati---te‘ār---w- --ẖi’i----o? n___ s_____ k___________ t_______ d__ n-t- s-‘-t- k-t-‘-r-y-w- t-h-i-i-u d-? -------------------------------------- neta se‘ati kete‘āriyuwa tiẖi’ilu do?
The glass is broken. እ- ----ተበ-ሽ---ዩ። እ_ ቤ__ ተ____ እ__ እ- ቤ-ሮ ተ-ላ-ዩ እ-። ---------------- እቲ ቤትሮ ተበላሽዩ እዩ። 0
i-ī b-t--o -e---as-i-u---u። i__ b_____ t__________ i___ i-ī b-t-r- t-b-l-s-i-u i-u- --------------------------- itī bētiro tebelashiyu iyu።
The battery is dead / empty. እቲ-ባ-- -ዲኡ--ዩ። እ_ ባ__ ወ__ እ__ እ- ባ-ሪ ወ-ኡ እ-። -------------- እቲ ባትሪ ወዲኡ እዩ። 0
i-ī --t--ī-----’---yu። i__ b_____ w_____ i___ i-ī b-t-r- w-d-’- i-u- ---------------------- itī batirī wedī’u iyu።
Can you iron the shirt? ነ- -ምቻ---ስታ--ዎ----ሉ -? ነ_ ካ__ ከ______ ት___ ዶ_ ነ- ካ-ቻ ከ-ስ-ር-ዎ ት-እ- ዶ- ---------------------- ነዚ ካምቻ ከተስታርርዎ ትኽእሉ ዶ? 0
n--- kam--ha--e-e-it----iw-------’ilu do? n___ k______ k_____________ t_______ d__ n-z- k-m-c-a k-t-s-t-r-r-w- t-h-i-i-u d-? ----------------------------------------- nezī kamicha ketesitaririwo tiẖi’ilu do?
Can you clean the pants / trousers? ነ--ስረ-ክተ---ዎ ትኽእሉ ዶ? ነ_ ስ_ ክ_____ ት___ ዶ_ ነ- ስ- ክ-ጽ-ይ- ት-እ- ዶ- -------------------- ነቲ ስረ ክተጽርይዎ ትኽእሉ ዶ? 0
net--s----kitets--r--i-- t-ẖi-ilu--o? n___ s___ k_____________ t_______ d__ n-t- s-r- k-t-t-’-r-y-w- t-h-i-i-u d-? -------------------------------------- netī sire kitets’iriyiwo tiẖi’ilu do?
Can you fix the shoes? ነ--ጫማ-ከተዐ-----ኽእ- --- ? ነ_ ጫ_ ከ_____ ት___ ዲ__ ? ነ- ጫ- ከ-ዐ-ዩ- ት-እ- ዲ-ም ? ----------------------- ነዚ ጫማ ከተዐርዩዎ ትኽእሉ ዲኹም ? 0
n-z--c-’-m- -ete---i-uwo-t-h-i--l-----̱u-i ? n___ c_____ k___________ t_______ d_____ ? n-z- c-’-m- k-t-‘-r-y-w- t-h-i-i-u d-h-u-i ? -------------------------------------------- nezī ch’ama kete‘āriyuwo tiẖi’ilu dīẖumi ?
Do you have a light? ሓ- -ት--- ዶ ትኽ-ሉ? ሓ_ ክ____ ዶ ት____ ሓ- ክ-ህ-ኒ ዶ ት-እ-? ---------------- ሓዊ ክትህቡኒ ዶ ትኽእሉ? 0
ḥ-wī -i--h-b-n- do ---̱i’i-u? ḥ___ k_________ d_ t________ h-a-ī k-t-h-b-n- d- t-h-i-i-u- ------------------------------ ḥawī kitihibunī do tiẖi’ilu?
Do you have a match or a lighter? ክርቢት -ይ -ይ------ም--ዩ? ክ___ ወ_ ላ___ ኣ___ ዲ__ ክ-ቢ- ወ- ላ-ተ- ኣ-ኩ- ዲ-? --------------------- ክርቢት ወይ ላይተር ኣሎኩም ዲዩ? 0
ki-ib--- -e-----y---ri --ok--- --yu? k_______ w___ l_______ a______ d____ k-r-b-t- w-y- l-y-t-r- a-o-u-i d-y-? ------------------------------------ kiribīti weyi layiteri alokumi dīyu?
Do you have an ashtray? ና- ----መንገ---ለኩ- ዲ-? ና_ ሽ__ መ___ ኣ___ ዲ__ ና- ሽ-ራ መ-ገ- ኣ-ኩ- ዲ-? -------------------- ናይ ሽጋራ መንገፊ ኣለኩም ዲዩ? 0
nay- --igar--me-i-----a---u-i-d-y-? n___ s______ m_______ a______ d____ n-y- s-i-a-a m-n-g-f- a-e-u-i d-y-? ----------------------------------- nayi shigara menigefī alekumi dīyu?
Do you smoke cigars? ሽጋ--ትት---ዲኹ-? ሽ__ ት___ ዲ___ ሽ-ራ ት-ክ- ዲ-ም- ------------- ሽጋራ ትትክኹ ዲኹም? 0
sh-g-r-----i--ẖu--īẖ-mi? s______ t_______ d______ s-i-a-a t-t-k-h-u d-h-u-i- -------------------------- shigara titikiẖu dīẖumi?
Do you smoke cigarettes? ሽጋ--ትትክኹ--ኹም? ሽ__ ት___ ዲ___ ሽ-ራ ት-ክ- ዲ-ም- ------------- ሽጋራ ትትክኹ ዲኹም? 0
s--ga----itik-h-u ----u--? s______ t_______ d______ s-i-a-a t-t-k-h-u d-h-u-i- -------------------------- shigara titikiẖu dīẖumi?
Do you smoke a pipe? ሻ--- ዓይ-ት --ክኹ-ዲ-ም? ሻ___ ዓ___ ት___ ዲ___ ሻ-ብ- ዓ-ነ- ት-ክ- ዲ-ም- ------------------- ሻምብቆ ዓይነት ትትክኹ ዲኹም? 0
shami-i--o ---inet---i-i-iẖu d--̱-m-? s_________ ‘_______ t_______ d______ s-a-i-i-’- ‘-y-n-t- t-t-k-h-u d-h-u-i- -------------------------------------- shamibik’o ‘ayineti titikiẖu dīẖumi?

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…