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53 [fifty-three]



‫53 [ثلاثة وخمسون]‬



We’re looking for a sports shop.
‫نبحث عن محل أدوات رياضية.‬
nabhath an mahal adawaat riyaadhiya
We’re looking for a butcher shop.
‫نبحث عن ملحمة [محل جزارة].‬
nabhath an malhama [mahal jizaarat]
We’re looking for a pharmacy / drugstore (am.).
‫نبحث عن صيدلية.‬
nabahth an saydaliya
We want to buy a football.
‫نريد أن نشترى كرة قدم.‬
noriido an nashtarii korat kadam
We want to buy salami.
‫نريد أن نشترى مرتديلا سلامي.‬
noriido an nashtarii mortadiilaa salaamii
We want to buy medicine.
‫نريد أن نشترى أدوية.‬
noriido an nashtarii adwiya
We’re looking for a sports shop to buy a football.
‫نبحث عن محل أدوات رياضية، لنشترى كرة قدم.‬
nabhath an mahal adawaat riyaadhiya lnashtarii korat kadam
We’re looking for a butcher shop to buy salami.
‫نبحث عن ملحمة، لنشتري مرتديلا سلامي.‬
nabhath an malhama, lnashtarii mortadiilaa salaamii
We’re looking for a drugstore to buy medicine.
‫نبحث عن صيدلية، لنشتري أدوية.‬
nabhath an saydaliya linashtarii adwiya
I’m looking for a jeweller / jeweler (am.).
‫أبحث عن محل مجوهرات.‬
abhath an mahal mooojawharrat
I’m looking for a photo equipment store.
‫أبحث عن ستوديو تصوير.‬
abhath an stoodiyoo taswiir
I’m looking for a confectionery.
‫أبحث عن محل حلويات.‬
abhath an mahal halwayaat
I actually plan to buy a ring.
‫أريد تحديداً أن أشتري خاتم.‬
oriido tahdiidan an ashtarii khaatam
I actually plan to buy a roll of film.
‫أريد تحديداً أن أشتري فيلم.‬
oriido tahdiidan an ashtarii film
I actually plan to buy a cake.
‫أريد تحديداً أن أشتري تورتة.‬
oriido tahdidan an ashtarii toorta
I’m looking for a jeweler to buy a ring.
‫أبحث عن محل مجوهرات، لأشتري خاتم.‬
ahath an mahalli mojawharaat lashtarii khaatam
I’m looking for a photo shop to buy a roll of film.
‫أبحث عن ستوديو تصوير، لأشتري فيلم.‬
abhath an stoodiyoo taswiir, lashtarii film
I’m looking for a confectionery to buy a cake.
‫أبحث عن محل حلويات لأشتري تورتة.‬
abhath an mahal halwayaat lashtarii torta

Changing language = Changing personality

Our language belongs to us. It's an important part of our personality. But many people speak multiple languages. Does that mean they have multiple personalities? Researchers believe: yes! When we change languages, we also change our personality. That is to say, we behave differently. American scientists have come to this conclusion. They studied the behavior of bi-lingual women. These women grew up with English and Spanish. They were equally familiar with both languages and cultures. Despite this, their behavior was dependent on the language. When they spoke Spanish the women were more confident. They were also comfortable when people around them were speaking Spanish. Then, when they spoke English, their behavior changed. They were less confident and often unsure of themselves. The researchers noticed that the women also appeared more solitary. So the language we speak influences our behavior. Researchers don't yet know why this is. Perhaps we are guided by cultural norms. When speaking, we think about the culture from which the language comes. This is done automatically. Therefore, we try to adapt to the culture. We behave in a way that is customary for that culture. Chinese speakers were very reserved in experiments. Then when they spoke English, they were more open. Perhaps we change our behavior in order to integrate better. We want to be like those, with whom we're speaking…

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______ is counted among the East Slavic languages. It is the native language of about 8 million people. These people all live in *******. There are also people in Poland that speak ______ though. It is closely related to Russian and Ukrainian. That means that these languages are very similar to each other. They all arose from the common ancestral language Rus. Nevertheless there are a few important differences.

For example, ______ orthography is strictly phonetic. That means the pronunciation of the words determines how they are written. This feature differentiates ______ from both its relatives. There are also many words in ______ that come from Polish. That is not the case in Russian. ______ grammar is very similar to the grammar of other Slavic languages. Whoever likes this language family should definitely learn ______!


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