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Countries and Languages


೫ [ಐದು]

ದೇಶಗಳು ಮತ್ತು ಭಾಷೆಗಳು


John is from London.
ಜಾನ್ ಲಂಡನ್ನಿಂದ ಬಂದಿದ್ದಾನೆ.
jān laṇḍanninda bandiddāne.
London is in Great Britain.
ಲಂಡನ್ ಇಂಗ್ಲೆಂಡಿನಲ್ಲಿದೆ.
Laṇḍan iṅgleṇḍinallide.
He speaks English.
ಅವನು ಇಂಗ್ಲಿಷ್ ಮಾತನಾಡುತ್ತಾನೆ.
Avanu iṅgliṣ mātanāḍuttāne.
Maria is from Madrid.
ಮರಿಯ ಮ್ಯಾಡ್ರಿಡ್ ನಿಂದ ಬಂದಿದ್ದಾಳೆ.
Mariya myāḍriḍ ninda bandiddāḷe.
Madrid is in Spain.
ಮ್ಯಾಡ್ರಿಡ್ ಸ್ಪೇನ್ ನಲ್ಲಿದೆ
Myāḍriḍ spēn nallide
She speaks Spanish.
ಅವಳು ಸ್ಪಾನಿಷ್ ಮಾತನಾಡುತ್ತಾಳೆ.
avaḷu spāniṣ mātanāḍuttāḷe.
Peter and Martha are from Berlin.
ಪೀಟರ್ ಮತ್ತು ಮಾರ್ಥ ಬರ್ಲೀನ್ ನಿಂದ ಬಂದಿದ್ದಾರೆ.
Pīṭar mattu mārtha barlīn ninda bandiddāre.
Berlin is in Germany.
ಬರ್ಲೀನ್ ಜರ್ಮನಿಯಲ್ಲಿದೆ.
Barlīn jarmaniyallide.
Do both of you speak German?
ನೀವಿಬ್ಬರು ಜರ್ಮನ್ ಮಾತನಾಡುತ್ತೀರ?
Nīvibbaru jarman mātanāḍuttīra?
London is a capital city.
ಲಂಡನ್ ಒಂದು ರಾಜಧಾನಿ.
Laṇḍan ondu rājadhāni.
Madrid and Berlin are also capital cities.
ಮ್ಯಾಡ್ರಿಡ್ ಮತ್ತು ಬರ್ಲೀನ್ ರಾಜಧಾನಿಗಳು.
Myāḍriḍ mattu barlīn rājadhānigaḷu.
Capital cities are big and noisy.
ರಾಜಧಾನಿಗಳು ದೊಡ್ದವು ಮತ್ತು ಗದ್ದಲದ ಜಾಗಗಳು.
Rājadhānigaḷu doḍdavu mattu gaddalada jāgagaḷu.
France is in Europe.
ಫ್ರಾನ್ಸ್ ಯುರೋಪ್ ನಲ್ಲಿದೆ.
Phrāns yurōp nallide.
Egypt is in Africa.
ಈಜಿಪ್ಟ್ ಆಫ್ರಿಕಾದಲ್ಲಿದೆ.
Ījipṭ āphrikādallide.
Japan is in Asia.
ಜಪಾನ್ ಏಷಿಯಾದಲ್ಲಿದೆ.
Japān ēṣiyādallide.
Canada is in North America.
ಕೆನಡಾ ಉತ್ತರ ಅಮೆರಿಕಾದಲ್ಲಿದೆ.
Kenaḍā uttara amerikādallide.
Panama is in Central America.
ಪನಾಮ ಮಧ್ಯ ಅಮೆರಿಕಾದಲ್ಲಿದೆ.
Panāma madhya amerikādallide.
Brazil is in South America.
ಬ್ರೆಝಿಲ್ ದಕ್ಷಿಣ ಅಮೆರಿಕಾದಲ್ಲಿದೆ.
Brejhil dakṣiṇa amerikādallide.

Languages and dialects

There are 6,000 to 7,000 different languages worldwide. The number of dialects is of course much higher. But what is the difference between language and dialect? Dialects always have a clearly localized tone. They belong to the regional language varieties. This means dialects are a language form with the narrowest reach. As a general rule, dialects are only spoken, not written. They form their own linguistic system. And they follow their own rules. Theoretically, every language can have several dialects. All dialects fall under the standard language of a country. The standard language is understood by all the people of a country. With it, even speakers of different dialects can communicate with each other. Almost all dialects are becoming less important. You hardly hear dialects being spoken in cities anymore. The standard language is usually spoken at work as well. Therefore, dialect speakers are often said to be simple and uneducated. And yet they can be found at all social levels. So dialect speakers are no less intelligent than others. Quite the opposite! Those who speak in dialect have many advantages. In a language course, for example. Dialect speakers know that there are different linguistic forms. And they have learned to switch quickly between linguistic styles. Therefore, dialect speakers possess a higher competence for variation. They can sense which linguistic style fits with a certain situation. This has even been scientifically proven. So: Have courage in using dialect – it's worth it!

Guess the language!

Bulgarian is counted among the South Slavic languages. About 10 million people speak Bulgarian. The majority of those people, of course, live in Bulgaria. Bulgarian is spoken in other countries as well, however. Among those are Ukraine and Moldova. Bulgarian is one of the oldest documented Slavic languages. It has many specific features too. The similarity to Albanian and Romanian is striking.

These languages are not Slavic languages. There are many parallels nevertheless. Therefore, all of these languages are also denoted as Balkan languages. They have a lot in common, although they are not related to each other. Bulgarian verbs can take on many forms. There is also no infinitive in Bulgarian. If you want to learn this interesting language you will soon discover many new things!


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