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79 [seventy-nine]

Adjectives 2

Adjectives 2

79 [setenta e nove]

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Adjetivos 2

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I am wearing a blue dress. Eu e---- a u--- u- v------ a---. Eu estou a usar um vestido azul. 0 +
I am wearing a red dress. Eu e---- a u--- u- v------ e--------/v-------. Eu estou a usar um vestido encarnado/vermelho. 0 +
I am wearing a green dress. Eu e---- a u--- u- v------ v----. Eu estou a usar um vestido verde. 0 +
     
I’m buying a black bag. Eu c----- u-- m--- p----. Eu compro uma mala preta. 0 +
I’m buying a brown bag. Eu c----- u-- m--- c-------. Eu compro uma mala castanha. 0 +
I’m buying a white bag. Eu c----- u-- m--- b-----. Eu compro uma mala branca. 0 +
     
I need a new car. Eu p------ d- u- c---- n---. Eu preciso de um carro novo. 0 +
I need a fast car. Eu p------ d- u- c---- r-----. Eu preciso de um carro rápido. 0 +
I need a comfortable car. Eu p------ d- u- c---- c----------. Eu preciso de um carro confortável. 0 +
     
An old lady lives at the top. Al- e- c--- m--- u-- m----- v----. Ali em cima mora uma mulher velha. 0 +
A fat lady lives at the top. Al- e- c--- m--- u-- m----- g----. Ali em cima mora uma mulher gorda. 0 +
A curious lady lives below. Al- e- b---- m--- u-- m----- c------. Ali em baixo mora uma mulher curiosa. 0 +
     
Our guests were nice people. Os n----- c--------- e--- p------ s---------. Os nossos convidados eram pessoas simpáticas. 0 +
Our guests were polite people. Os n----- c--------- e--- p------ b-----------. Os nossos convidados eram pessoas bem-educadas. 0 +
Our guests were interesting people. Os n----- c--------- e--- p------ i------------. Os nossos convidados eram pessoas interessantes. 0 +
     
I have lovely children. Te--- c------- a------. Tenho crianças amáveis. 0 +
But the neighbours have naughty children. Ma- o- v------- t-- c------- m-------------. Mas os vizinhos têm crianças malcomportadas. 0 +
Are your children well behaved? As s--- c------- s-- b--------------? As suas crianças são bem-comportadas? 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…