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79 [seventy-nine]

Adjectives 2

Adjectives 2

79 [setanta-nou]

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I am wearing a blue dress. Po-to--- v-s----b-au. P____ u_ v_____ b____ P-r-o u- v-s-i- b-a-. --------------------- Porto un vestit blau. 0
I am wearing a red dress. Po-t- un-ve-t-t-ver-e--. P____ u_ v_____ v_______ P-r-o u- v-s-i- v-r-e-l- ------------------------ Porto un vestit vermell. 0
I am wearing a green dress. P-r----n--es-i- -er-. P____ u_ v_____ v____ P-r-o u- v-s-i- v-r-. --------------------- Porto un vestit verd. 0
I’m buying a black bag. C-mp-- --a---ssa negra. C_____ u__ b____ n_____ C-m-r- u-a b-s-a n-g-a- ----------------------- Compro una bossa negra. 0
I’m buying a brown bag. C--p-o-un- b---a -ar--. C_____ u__ b____ m_____ C-m-r- u-a b-s-a m-r-ó- ----------------------- Compro una bossa marró. 0
I’m buying a white bag. Co-pr---n- b---- -l-nc-. C_____ u__ b____ b______ C-m-r- u-a b-s-a b-a-c-. ------------------------ Compro una bossa blanca. 0
I need a new car. N---s-it-----co-x- n-u. N________ u_ c____ n___ N-c-s-i-o u- c-t-e n-u- ----------------------- Necessito un cotxe nou. 0
I need a fast car. N--e---to -----t-e-r-pid. N________ u_ c____ r_____ N-c-s-i-o u- c-t-e r-p-d- ------------------------- Necessito un cotxe ràpid. 0
I need a comfortable car. Ne--s--t--un-----e-cò----. N________ u_ c____ c______ N-c-s-i-o u- c-t-e c-m-d-. -------------------------- Necessito un cotxe còmode. 0
An old lady lives at the top. A --lt ----i---na d--a ---n-- --l-a. A d___ h_ v__ u__ d___ g___ / v_____ A d-l- h- v-u u-a d-n- g-a- / v-l-a- ------------------------------------ A dalt hi viu una dona gran / vella. 0
A fat lady lives at the top. A--al- -i-----un--d--a----s-a. A d___ h_ v__ u__ d___ g______ A d-l- h- v-u u-a d-n- g-a-s-. ------------------------------ A dalt hi viu una dona grassa. 0
A curious lady lives below. A ba-x h- --u -na d-n- c-r-osa. A b___ h_ v__ u__ d___ c_______ A b-i- h- v-u u-a d-n- c-r-o-a- ------------------------------- A baix hi viu una dona curiosa. 0
Our guests were nice people. El- --st-e------id--s ere- ge-t--imp-ti--. E__ n______ c________ e___ g___ s_________ E-s n-s-r-s c-n-i-a-s e-e- g-n- s-m-à-i-a- ------------------------------------------ Els nostres convidats eren gent simpàtica. 0
Our guests were polite people. Els no-t-es-co--i-at--er-n-gent -d-cada. E__ n______ c________ e___ g___ e_______ E-s n-s-r-s c-n-i-a-s e-e- g-n- e-u-a-a- ---------------------------------------- Els nostres convidats eren gent educada. 0
Our guests were interesting people. E-- -ostr-- -o----ats--ren -e-t---t--essa--. E__ n______ c________ e___ g___ i___________ E-s n-s-r-s c-n-i-a-s e-e- g-n- i-t-r-s-a-t- -------------------------------------------- Els nostres convidats eren gent interessant. 0
I have lovely children. T--c---s --l---enca-t-d-rs. T___ u__ f____ e___________ T-n- u-s f-l-s e-c-n-a-o-s- --------------------------- Tinc uns fills encantadors. 0
But the neighbours have naughty children. P--ò el---eï-- t--e- un--ne-s -a--d-ca--. P___ e__ v____ t____ u__ n___ m__________ P-r- e-s v-ï-s t-n-n u-s n-n- m-l-d-c-t-. ----------------------------------------- Però els veïns tenen uns nens maleducats. 0
Are your children well behaved? Qu-------rten -- -l- --us---l-s? Q__ e_ p_____ b_ e__ s___ f_____ Q-e e- p-r-e- b- e-s s-u- f-l-s- -------------------------------- Que es porten bé els seus fills? 0

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