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79 [seventy-nine]

Adjectives 2

Adjectives 2

79 [soixante-dix-neuf]

Adjectifs 2

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I am wearing a blue dress. Je -or-- u-e---b- ble--. J_ p____ u__ r___ b_____ J- p-r-e u-e r-b- b-e-e- ------------------------ Je porte une robe bleue. 0
I am wearing a red dress. J--po--e--------e rou-e. J_ p____ u__ r___ r_____ J- p-r-e u-e r-b- r-u-e- ------------------------ Je porte une robe rouge. 0
I am wearing a green dress. Je--or-e -ne ro---vert-. J_ p____ u__ r___ v_____ J- p-r-e u-e r-b- v-r-e- ------------------------ Je porte une robe verte. 0
I’m buying a black bag. J--c-ète------c-no-r. J_______ u_ s__ n____ J-a-h-t- u- s-c n-i-. --------------------- J’achète un sac noir. 0
I’m buying a brown bag. J-ac-è-- u--s-c b-u-. J_______ u_ s__ b____ J-a-h-t- u- s-c b-u-. --------------------- J’achète un sac brun. 0
I’m buying a white bag. J-achè----- s-c --anc. J_______ u_ s__ b_____ J-a-h-t- u- s-c b-a-c- ---------------------- J’achète un sac blanc. 0
I need a new car. J’ai b-s-in-d’un- nou-el----o--ure. J___ b_____ d____ n_______ v_______ J-a- b-s-i- d-u-e n-u-e-l- v-i-u-e- ----------------------------------- J’ai besoin d’une nouvelle voiture. 0
I need a fast car. J’a- -esoin -’------i--r- -a--de. J___ b_____ d____ v______ r______ J-a- b-s-i- d-u-e v-i-u-e r-p-d-. --------------------------------- J’ai besoin d’une voiture rapide. 0
I need a comfortable car. J’ai be---n-d-u---v-i-u-- co-fo-ta--e. J___ b_____ d____ v______ c___________ J-a- b-s-i- d-u-e v-i-u-e c-n-o-t-b-e- -------------------------------------- J’ai besoin d’une voiture confortable. 0
An old lady lives at the top. E- -aut--a--te ----viei--e-femm-. E_ h___ h_____ u__ v______ f_____ E- h-u- h-b-t- u-e v-e-l-e f-m-e- --------------------------------- En haut habite une vieille femme. 0
A fat lady lives at the top. E- -aut-h-b-te-u-e --o--- -----. E_ h___ h_____ u__ g_____ f_____ E- h-u- h-b-t- u-e g-o-s- f-m-e- -------------------------------- En haut habite une grosse femme. 0
A curious lady lives below. En ba--ha---e un- -emme c----u--. E_ b__ h_____ u__ f____ c________ E- b-s h-b-t- u-e f-m-e c-r-e-s-. --------------------------------- En bas habite une femme curieuse. 0
Our guests were nice people. N-s---t----taie-t -es-gen--sy--a---q-es. N__ h____ é______ d__ g___ s____________ N-s h-t-s é-a-e-t d-s g-n- s-m-a-h-q-e-. ---------------------------------------- Nos hôtes étaient des gens sympathiques. 0
Our guests were polite people. N-s--ôtes--t-ient-d-s-g-n--po-is. N__ h____ é______ d__ g___ p_____ N-s h-t-s é-a-e-t d-s g-n- p-l-s- --------------------------------- Nos hôtes étaient des gens polis. 0
Our guests were interesting people. No- hôt---é--ien- des-g--s-i-té--s-ant-. N__ h____ é______ d__ g___ i____________ N-s h-t-s é-a-e-t d-s g-n- i-t-r-s-a-t-. ---------------------------------------- Nos hôtes étaient des gens intéressants. 0
I have lovely children. J-ai---- en--nts a--e-t-e--. J___ d__ e______ a__________ J-a- d-s e-f-n-s a-f-c-u-u-. ---------------------------- J’ai des enfants affectueux. 0
But the neighbours have naughty children. Ma-s----s v--s--s-o-- ----e--a--s-ef---n-és. M____ l__ v______ o__ d__ e______ e_________ M-i-, l-s v-i-i-s o-t d-s e-f-n-s e-f-o-t-s- -------------------------------------------- Mais, les voisins ont des enfants effrontés. 0
Are your children well behaved? Est-c- -----o- en-a--s son- s-ges ? E_____ q__ v__ e______ s___ s____ ? E-t-c- q-e v-s e-f-n-s s-n- s-g-s ? ----------------------------------- Est-ce que vos enfants sont sages ? 0

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…