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79 [seventy-nine]

Adjectives 2

Adjectives 2

79 [ሰባ ዘጠኝ]

79 [seba zet’enyi]

መግለጫዎች 2

[k’it͟s’ili 2]

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I am wearing a blue dress. ስ--- --ስ-ለብ--ው። ስማያዊ ቀሚስ ለብሻለው። ስ-ያ- ቀ-ስ ለ-ሻ-ው- --------------- ስማያዊ ቀሚስ ለብሻለው። 0
si-aya-ī k----si l-b-sh-lewi. simayawī k’emīsi lebishalewi. s-m-y-w- k-e-ī-i l-b-s-a-e-i- ----------------------------- simayawī k’emīsi lebishalewi.
I am wearing a red dress. ቀ- ቀ-------ው። ቀይ ቀሚስ ለብሻለው። ቀ- ቀ-ስ ለ-ሻ-ው- ------------- ቀይ ቀሚስ ለብሻለው። 0
k’-y- -’--ī-i l-bi-ha--w-. k’eyi k’emīsi lebishalewi. k-e-i k-e-ī-i l-b-s-a-e-i- -------------------------- k’eyi k’emīsi lebishalewi.
I am wearing a green dress. አ-ንጋዴ---ስ--ብሻ--። አረንጋዴ ቀሚስ ለብሻለው። አ-ን-ዴ ቀ-ስ ለ-ሻ-ው- ---------------- አረንጋዴ ቀሚስ ለብሻለው። 0
ā-e-ig--- k’--īs--l----h-l-w-. ārenigadē k’emīsi lebishalewi. ā-e-i-a-ē k-e-ī-i l-b-s-a-e-i- ------------------------------ ārenigadē k’emīsi lebishalewi.
I’m buying a black bag. ጥ-ር-ቦርሳ--የ-ዛው -ኝ። ጥቁር ቦርሳ እየገዛው ነኝ። ጥ-ር ቦ-ሳ እ-ገ-ው ነ-። ----------------- ጥቁር ቦርሳ እየገዛው ነኝ። 0
t’i----------sa--ye-ez--i-nen-i. t’ik’uri borisa iyegezawi nenyi. t-i-’-r- b-r-s- i-e-e-a-i n-n-i- -------------------------------- t’ik’uri borisa iyegezawi nenyi.
I’m buying a brown bag. ቡኒ --- እ-ገዛው-ነ-። ቡኒ ቦርሳ እየገዛው ነኝ። ቡ- ቦ-ሳ እ-ገ-ው ነ-። ---------------- ቡኒ ቦርሳ እየገዛው ነኝ። 0
bu-ī ---is--iye-ez-w- neny-. bunī borisa iyegezawi nenyi. b-n- b-r-s- i-e-e-a-i n-n-i- ---------------------------- bunī borisa iyegezawi nenyi.
I’m buying a white bag. ነጭ ቦ-ሳ እ-ገ-ው ነኝ። ነጭ ቦርሳ እየገዛው ነኝ። ነ- ቦ-ሳ እ-ገ-ው ነ-። ---------------- ነጭ ቦርሳ እየገዛው ነኝ። 0
nech----o-----iye-ezawi-n-n-i. nech’i borisa iyegezawi nenyi. n-c-’- b-r-s- i-e-e-a-i n-n-i- ------------------------------ nech’i borisa iyegezawi nenyi.
I need a new car. አ-ስ --ና ያ---ገኛ-። አዲስ መኪና ያስፈልገኛል። አ-ስ መ-ና ያ-ፈ-ገ-ል- ---------------- አዲስ መኪና ያስፈልገኛል። 0
ād-s-----īna-----f-li---yal-. ādīsi mekīna yasifeligenyali. ā-ī-i m-k-n- y-s-f-l-g-n-a-i- ----------------------------- ādīsi mekīna yasifeligenyali.
I need a fast car. ፈጣን --ና ያስ-ልገ--። ፈጣን መኪና ያስፈልገኛል። ፈ-ን መ-ና ያ-ፈ-ገ-ል- ---------------- ፈጣን መኪና ያስፈልገኛል። 0
f-t’-n- m---n- y-s-f--i-enyal-. fet’ani mekīna yasifeligenyali. f-t-a-i m-k-n- y-s-f-l-g-n-a-i- ------------------------------- fet’ani mekīna yasifeligenyali.
I need a comfortable car. ምቹ መ-ና -ስፈ-ገ--። ምቹ መኪና ያስፈልገኛል። ም- መ-ና ያ-ፈ-ገ-ል- --------------- ምቹ መኪና ያስፈልገኛል። 0
michu -e-ī---y-s-f----eny---. michu mekīna yasifeligenyali. m-c-u m-k-n- y-s-f-l-g-n-a-i- ----------------------------- michu mekīna yasifeligenyali.
An old lady lives at the top. ት-ቅ--- -ላ- ት--ለች። ትልቅ ሴት ከላይ ትኖራለች። ት-ቅ ሴ- ከ-ይ ት-ራ-ች- ----------------- ትልቅ ሴት ከላይ ትኖራለች። 0
ti-ik-- ---i k-------i--r-le--i. tilik’i sēti kelayi tinoralechi. t-l-k-i s-t- k-l-y- t-n-r-l-c-i- -------------------------------- tilik’i sēti kelayi tinoralechi.
A fat lady lives at the top. ወፍ---ሴ- -ላ- ትኖ---። ወፍራም ሴት ከላይ ትኖራለች። ወ-ራ- ሴ- ከ-ይ ት-ራ-ች- ------------------ ወፍራም ሴት ከላይ ትኖራለች። 0
we-irami--ē-i--e-----ti-or-l--hi. wefirami sēti kelayi tinoralechi. w-f-r-m- s-t- k-l-y- t-n-r-l-c-i- --------------------------------- wefirami sēti kelayi tinoralechi.
A curious lady lives below. ጉ--ሴት---ይ ት-ራለች። ጉጉ ሴት ከላይ ትኖራለች። ጉ- ሴ- ከ-ይ ት-ራ-ች- ---------------- ጉጉ ሴት ከላይ ትኖራለች። 0
g----sēti-k---yi t--or-l-chi. gugu sēti kelayi tinoralechi. g-g- s-t- k-l-y- t-n-r-l-c-i- ----------------------------- gugu sēti kelayi tinoralechi.
Our guests were nice people. እ-ግዶቻች--ጥሩ ሰ-- ነ-ሩ። እንግዶቻችን ጥሩ ሰዎች ነበሩ። እ-ግ-ቻ-ን ጥ- ሰ-ች ነ-ሩ- ------------------- እንግዶቻችን ጥሩ ሰዎች ነበሩ። 0
i-igid---a---n- ---ru-s---chi-n--eru. inigidochachini t’iru sewochi neberu. i-i-i-o-h-c-i-i t-i-u s-w-c-i n-b-r-. ------------------------------------- inigidochachini t’iru sewochi neberu.
Our guests were polite people. እንግ-ቻች- --ት-ሰ-----ሩ። እንግዶቻችን ትሁት ሰዎች ነበሩ። እ-ግ-ቻ-ን ት-ት ሰ-ች ነ-ሩ- -------------------- እንግዶቻችን ትሁት ሰዎች ነበሩ። 0
i-igido-h---in- tih--i-----c-i-nebe-u. inigidochachini tihuti sewochi neberu. i-i-i-o-h-c-i-i t-h-t- s-w-c-i n-b-r-. -------------------------------------- inigidochachini tihuti sewochi neberu.
Our guests were interesting people. እንግዶቻችን---ደ-----ች ነበሩ። እንግዶቻችን አስደሳች ሰዎች ነበሩ። እ-ግ-ቻ-ን አ-ደ-ች ሰ-ች ነ-ሩ- ---------------------- እንግዶቻችን አስደሳች ሰዎች ነበሩ። 0
in-----c--c---i---i-e-------e--ch- -e--ru. inigidochachini āsidesachi sewochi neberu. i-i-i-o-h-c-i-i ā-i-e-a-h- s-w-c-i n-b-r-. ------------------------------------------ inigidochachini āsidesachi sewochi neberu.
I have lovely children. ፍቅ--የ-ኑ --ች-አሉኝ ፍቅር የሆኑ ልጆች አሉኝ ፍ-ር የ-ኑ ል-ች አ-ኝ --------------- ፍቅር የሆኑ ልጆች አሉኝ 0
fik’i-i --hon- lijochi---un-i fik’iri yehonu lijochi ālunyi f-k-i-i y-h-n- l-j-c-i ā-u-y- ----------------------------- fik’iri yehonu lijochi ālunyi
But the neighbours have naughty children. ግን--------ስ--ሪ---- አላ-ው ግን ጎረቤቶቼ አስቸጋሪ ልጆች አላቸው ግ- ጎ-ቤ-ቼ አ-ቸ-ሪ ል-ች አ-ቸ- ----------------------- ግን ጎረቤቶቼ አስቸጋሪ ልጆች አላቸው 0
gi-- --r-bē-o-----s---egarī li----i-ā-ache-i gini gorebētochē āsichegarī lijochi ālachewi g-n- g-r-b-t-c-ē ā-i-h-g-r- l-j-c-i ā-a-h-w- -------------------------------------------- gini gorebētochē āsichegarī lijochi ālachewi
Are your children well behaved? የ-ና-ተ---ች--ዋ-ና--? የእናንተ ልጆች ጨዋ ናቸው? የ-ና-ተ ል-ች ጨ- ና-ው- ----------------- የእናንተ ልጆች ጨዋ ናቸው? 0
ye---ani-e-lijoch--ch’ew- na--ewi? ye’inanite lijochi ch’ewa nachewi? y-’-n-n-t- l-j-c-i c-’-w- n-c-e-i- ---------------------------------- ye’inanite lijochi ch’ewa nachewi?

One language, many varieties

Even if we only speak one language, we speak many languages. For no language is a self-contained system. Every language shows many different dimensions. Language is a living system. Speakers always orient themselves towards their conversation partners. Therefore, people vary the language they speak. These varieties appear in various forms. For example, every language has a history. It has changed and will continue to change. This can be recognized in the fact that old people speak differently than young people. There are also various dialects in most languages. However, many dialect speakers can adapt to their environment. In certain situations they speak the standard language. Different social groups have different languages. Youth language or hunter's jargon are examples of this. Most people speak differently at work than they do at home. Many also use a professional jargon at work. Differences also appear in spoken and written language. Spoken language is typically much simpler than written. The difference can be quite large. This is the case when written languages don't change for a long time. Speakers then must learn to use the language in written form first. The language of women and men is often different as well. This difference isn't that great in western societies. But there are countries in which women speak very differently from men. In some cultures, politeness has its own linguistic form. Speaking is therefore not at all so easy! We have to pay attention to many different things at the same time…