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en Giving reasons 2   »   it giustificare qualcosa 2

76 [seventy-six]

Giving reasons 2

Giving reasons 2

76 [settantasei]

giustificare qualcosa 2

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Why didn’t you come? Pe-c-é n-n-s-- v-nu--? P_____ n__ s__ v______ P-r-h- n-n s-i v-n-t-? ---------------------- Perché non sei venuto? 0
I was ill. E----ala-o. E__ m______ E-o m-l-t-. ----------- Ero malato. 0
I didn’t come because I was ill. No---o-o -enut--pe-c-é er- -a-ato. N__ s___ v_____ p_____ e__ m______ N-n s-n- v-n-t- p-r-h- e-o m-l-t-. ---------------------------------- Non sono venuto perché ero malato. 0
Why didn’t she come? P---h--l------ è ve-uta? P_____ l__ n__ è v______ P-r-h- l-i n-n è v-n-t-? ------------------------ Perché lei non è venuta? 0
She was tired. Era-s--nc-. E__ s______ E-a s-a-c-. ----------- Era stanca. 0
She didn’t come because she was tired. L-i-non è-v-nuta p--c----r--s--nca. L__ n__ è v_____ p_____ e__ s______ L-i n-n è v-n-t- p-r-h- e-a s-a-c-. ----------------------------------- Lei non è venuta perché era stanca. 0
Why didn’t he come? Per-h- -o----v-nu--? P_____ n__ è v______ P-r-h- n-n è v-n-t-? -------------------- Perché non è venuto? 0
He wasn’t interested. No- -e -veva-vog-i-. N__ n_ a____ v______ N-n n- a-e-a v-g-i-. -------------------- Non ne aveva voglia. 0
He didn’t come because he wasn’t interested. No-----enu-o perc-é no---e-a-eva-vo--ia. N__ è v_____ p_____ n__ n_ a____ v______ N-n è v-n-t- p-r-h- n-n n- a-e-a v-g-i-. ---------------------------------------- Non è venuto perché non ne aveva voglia. 0
Why didn’t you come? Per-hé n---si-te v---ti? P_____ n__ s____ v______ P-r-h- n-n s-e-e v-n-t-? ------------------------ Perché non siete venuti? 0
Our car is damaged. L- no-t-a -a-c---a---rott-. L_ n_____ m_______ è r_____ L- n-s-r- m-c-h-n- è r-t-a- --------------------------- La nostra macchina è rotta. 0
We didn’t come because our car is damaged. N-n--iamo-v--uti pe-ch- ----ostr- -a---i-a - -otta. N__ s____ v_____ p_____ l_ n_____ m_______ è r_____ N-n s-a-o v-n-t- p-r-h- l- n-s-r- m-c-h-n- è r-t-a- --------------------------------------------------- Non siamo venuti perché la nostra macchina è rotta. 0
Why didn’t the people come? P---h- -----o----en---? P_____ n__ s___ v______ P-r-h- n-n s-n- v-n-t-? ----------------------- Perché non sono venuti? 0
They missed the train. H--no p-r-o il--re--. H____ p____ i_ t_____ H-n-o p-r-o i- t-e-o- --------------------- Hanno perso il treno. 0
They didn’t come because they missed the train. N-n --no -e-uti -erché--a-n--pe--o il-tren-. N__ s___ v_____ p_____ h____ p____ i_ t_____ N-n s-n- v-n-t- p-r-h- h-n-o p-r-o i- t-e-o- -------------------------------------------- Non sono venuti perché hanno perso il treno. 0
Why didn’t you come? Per-hé---n-sei v-n---? P_____ n__ s__ v______ P-r-h- n-n s-i v-n-t-? ---------------------- Perché non sei venuto? 0
I was not allowed to. Non-pot--o. N__ p______ N-n p-t-v-. ----------- Non potevo. 0
I didn’t come because I was not allowed to. Non -o-o ---uto pe---é---n---t-v-. N__ s___ v_____ p_____ n__ p______ N-n s-n- v-n-t- p-r-h- n-n p-t-v-. ---------------------------------- Non sono venuto perché non potevo. 0

The indigenous languages of America

Many different languages are spoken in America. English is the main language in North America. Spanish and Portuguese dominate in South America. All of these languages came to America from Europe. Before colonization, other languages were spoken there. These languages are known as the indigenous languages of America. Until today, they haven't been explored substantially. The variety of these languages is enormous. It is estimated that there are about 60 language families in North America. In South America there could even be as many as 150. Additionally, there are many isolated languages. All of these languages are very different. They exhibit only a few common structures. Therefore, it is difficult to classify the languages. The reason for their differences lies in the history of America. America was colonized in several stages. The first people came to America more than 10,000 years ago. Each population brought its language to the continent. The indigenous languages are most similar to Asian languages. The situation regarding America's ancient languages isn't the same everywhere. Many Native American languages are still in use in South America. Languages like Guarani or Quechua have millions of active speakers. By contrast, many languages in North America are almost extinct. The culture of the Native Americans of North America was long oppressed. In the process, their languages were lost. But interest in them has increased in the last few decades. There are many programs that aim to nurture and protect the languages. So they could have a future after all…