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95 [ninety-five]

Conjunctions 2

Conjunctions 2

95 [noventa y cinco]

Conjunciones 2

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Since when is she no longer working? ¿D---- c----- n- t------ e---? ¿Desde cuándo no trabaja ella?
Since her marriage? ¿D---- q-- s- c---? ¿Desde que se casó?
Yes, she is no longer working since she got married. Sí- n- t------ d---- q-- s- c---. Sí, no trabaja desde que se casó.
Since she got married, she’s no longer working. De--- q-- s- c---- n- t------. Desde que se casó, no trabaja.
Since they have met each other, they are happy. De--- q-- s- c------- s-- f------. Desde que se conocen, son felices.
Since they have had children, they rarely go out. De--- q-- t----- n----- s---- p---. Desde que tienen niños, salen poco.
When does she call? ¿C----- h---- (e---) p-- t-------? ¿Cuándo habla (ella) por teléfono?
When driving? ¿M------- c------? ¿Mientras conduce?
Yes, when she is driving. Sí- m------- c------. Sí, mientras conduce.
She calls while she drives. Ha--- p-- t------- m------- c------. Habla por teléfono mientras conduce.
She watches TV while she irons. Ve l- t--------- m------- p------. Ve la televisión mientras plancha.
She listens to music while she does her work. Es----- m----- m------- h--- l-- t-----. Escucha música mientras hace las tareas.
I can’t see anything when I don’t have glasses. (Y-) n- v-- n---- c----- n- l---- g----. (Yo) no veo nada, cuando no llevo gafas.
I can’t understand anything when the music is so loud. No e------- n---- c----- l- m----- e--- t-- a---. No entiendo nada, cuando la música está tan alta.
I can’t smell anything when I have a cold. No h---- n---- c----- e---- r-------- /--. No huelo nada, cuando estoy resfriado /-a.
We’ll take a taxi if it rains. Si l------ c-------- / t-------- (a-.) u- t---. Si llueve, cogeremos / tomaremos (am.) un taxi.
We’ll travel around the world if we win the lottery. Si n-- t--- l- l------- d------ l- v----- a- m----. Si nos toca la lotería, daremos la vuelta al mundo.
We’ll start eating if he doesn’t come soon. Si (é-) n- l---- p------ e---------- a c----. Si (él) no llega pronto, empezaremos a comer.

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Today the European Union consists of more than 25 countries. In the future, even more countries will belong to the EU. A new country usually means a new language as well. Currently, more than 20 different languages are spoken in the EU. All languages in the European Union are equal. This variety of languages is fascinating. But it can lead to problems as well. Skeptics believe that the many languages are an obstacle for the EU. They hinder efficient collaboration. Many think, therefore, that there should be a common language. All countries should be able to communicate with this language. But it's not that easy. No language can be named the one official language. The other countries would feel disadvantaged. And there isn't a truly neutral language in Europe… An artificial language such as Esperanto wouldn't work either. Because the culture of a country is always reflected in the language. Therefore, no country wants to relinquish its language. The countries see a part of their identity in their language. Language policy is an important item on the EU's agenda. There is even a commissioner for multilingualism. The EU has the most translators and interpreters worldwide. Around 3,500 people work to make an agreement possible. Nevertheless, not all documents can always be translated. That would take too much time and cost too much money. Most documents are only translated into a few languages. The many languages are one of the biggest challenges of the EU. Europe should unite, without losing its many identities!