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85 [eighty-five]

Questions – Past tense 1

 


‫85(خمسة وثمانون)

‫أسئلة –صيغة الماضي 1

 

 
How much did you drink?
‫كم شربت؟
kam sharbat?
How much did you work?
‫كم أنجزت من العمل؟
kam 'anjazat min aleiml?
How much did you write?
‫كم كتبت؟
kam katabat?
 
 
 
 
How did you sleep?
‫كيف نمت؟
kayf namt?
How did you pass the exam?
‫كيف اجتزت الامتحان؟
kayf ajtazat alaimtihana?
How did you find the way?
‫كيف عثرت على الطريق؟
kayf eatharat ealaa alttariq?
 
 
 
 
Who did you speak to?
‫مع من تكلمت؟
mae min takalimat?
With whom did you make an appointment?
‫مع من تواعدت؟
mae min tawaeudat?
With whom did you celebrate your birthday?
‫مع من احتفلت في عيد الميلاد؟
mae min aihtafalat fi eid almilad?
 
 
 
 
Where were you?
‫أين كنت؟
'ayn kunt?
Where did you live?
‫أبين كنت تعيش؟
abyn kunt teysh?
Where did you work?
‫أين كنت تشتغل؟
'ayn kunt tashtghl?
 
 
 
 
What did you suggest?
‫بما نصحت؟
bima nasihat?
What did you eat?
‫ماذا أكلت؟
madha 'aklat?
What did you come to know?
‫ماذا تعلمت؟
madha taelamat?
 
 
 
 
How fast did you drive?
‫كم كانت سرعتك وأنت تقود؟
kam kanat sireatuk wa'ant taqudan?
How long did you fly?
‫كم دام الطيران؟
kam dam alttayrana?
How high did you jump?
‫إلى أي علوّ قفزت؟
'iilaa 'ay elw qafzat?
 
 
 
 
 


African Languages

In Africa, a great deal of different languages are spoken. No other continent has so many different languages. The variety of African languages is impressive. It is estimated that there are about 2,000 African languages. However, all of these languages are not alike! Quite the opposite – they are often completely different! The languages of Africa belong to four different language families. Some African languages have one-of-a-kind characteristics. For example, there are sounds that foreigners cannot imitate. Land boundaries are not always linguistic boundaries in Africa. In some regions, there are a great deal of different languages. In Tanzania, for example, languages from all four families are spoken. Afrikaans is an exception among the African languages. This language came into being in the colonial period. At that time people from different continents met each other. They came from Africa, Europe and Asia. A new language developed out of these contact situations. Afrikaans exhibits influences from many languages. It is most closely related to Dutch, however. Today Afrikaans is spoken in South Africa and Namibia more than anywhere else. The most unusual African language is the drum language. Every message can be theoretically sent with drums. The languages that are communicated with drums are tonal languages. The meaning of words or syllables depends on the pitch of the tones. That means that the tones have to be imitated by the drums. The drum language is even understood by children in Africa. And it is very efficient… The drum language can be heard for up to 12 kilometers!

Guess the language!

______ is a member of the West Germanic language family. That means that it is related to German and English. ______ is the native language of about 25 million people. The majority of those people live in the Netherlands and Belgium. ______ is also spoken in Indonesia and Suriname. This is due to the fact that the Netherlands used to be a colonial power. As a result, ______ also formed the basis for several Creole languages. Even Afrikaans, spoken in South Africa, originated from ______.

It is the youngest member of the Germanic language family. ______ is distinctive in that it contains many words from other languages. In the past, French had a very large influence on the language. German words are often adopted too. More and more English terms have been included over the past few centuries. As a result, some fear that ______ will completely disappear in the future.

 

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