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28 [twenty-eight]

In the hotel – Complaints

 


২৮ [আঠাশ]

হোটেলে – অভিযোগ

 

 
The shower isn’t working.
শাওয়ার কাজ করছে না ৷
Śā´ōẏāra kāja karachē nā
There is no warm water.
গরম জল (IN) / পানি (BD) আসছে না ৷
Garama jala (IN)/ pāni (BD) āsachē nā
Can you get it repaired?
আপনারা কি এটা ঠিক করাতে পারেন?
Āpanārā ki ēṭā ṭhika karātē pārēna?
 
 
 
 
There is no telephone in the room.
ঘরে কোনো টেলিফোন নেই ৷
Gharē kōnō ṭēliphōna nē´i
There is no TV in the room.
ঘরে কোনো টেলিভিশন নেই ৷
Gharē kōnō ṭēlibhiśana nē´i
The room has no balcony.
ঘরে কোনো বারান্দা নেই ৷
Gharē kōnō bārāndā nē´i
 
 
 
 
The room is too noisy.
ঘরে খুব বেশী চেঁচামেচি শোনা যাচ্ছে ৷
Gharē khuba bēśī cēm̐cāmēci śōnā yācchē
The room is too small.
ঘরটা খুব ছোট ৷
Gharaṭā khuba chōṭa
The room is too dark.
ঘরটা খুব অন্ধকার ৷
Gharaṭā khuba andhakāra
 
 
 
 
The heater isn’t working.
হিটার কাজ করছে না ৷
Hiṭāra kāja karachē nā
The air-conditioning isn’t working.
এয়ার কণ্ডিশন কাজ করছে না ৷
Ēẏāra kaṇḍiśana kāja karachē nā
The TV isn’t working.
টিভি চলছে না ৷
Ṭibhi calachē nā
 
 
 
 
I don’t like that.
আমার এটা ভাল লাগছে না ৷
Āmāra ēṭā bhāla lāgachē nā
That’s too expensive.
এটা খুবই দামী ৷
Ēṭā khuba´i dāmī
Do you have anything cheaper?
আপনার কাছে একটু সস্তা কিছু আছে কি?
Āpanāra kāchē ēkaṭu sastā kichu āchē ki?
 
 
 
 
Is there a youth hostel nearby?
এখানে আসেপাশে কি কোনো ইয়ুথ হোস্টেল আছে?
Ēkhānē āsēpāśē ki kōnō iẏutha hōsṭēla āchē?
Is there a boarding house / a bed and breakfast nearby?
এখানে আসেপাশে কি কোনো থাকবার জায়গা আছে?
Ēkhānē āsēpāśē ki kōnō thākabāra jāẏagā āchē?
Is there a restaurant nearby?
এখানে আসেপাশে কি কোনো রেস্টুরেন্ট আছে?
Ēkhānē āsēpāśē ki kōnō rēsṭurēnṭa āchē?
 
 
 
 
 

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Positive languages, negative languages

Most people are either optimists or pessimists. But that can apply to languages too! Scientists repeatedly analyze the vocabulary of languages. In doing so they often come to astounding results. In English, for example, there are more negative than positive words. There are almost double the number of words for negative emotions. In western societies, the vocabulary influences the speakers. The people there complain quite often. They also criticize many things. Therefore, they use language with an altogether more negative tone. But negative words are interesting for another reason too. They contain more information than positive terms. The reason for this could lie in our evolution. It was always important for all living things to recognize dangers. They had to react quickly to risks. Besides that, they wanted to warn others of dangers. Therefore it was essential to be able to pass along information very quickly. As much as possible should be said with as few words as possible. Apart from that, negative language doesn't have any real advantages. That is easy for anyone to imagine. People who only speak negatively are surely not very popular. Furthermore, negative language affects our emotions. Positive language, on the other hand, can have positive effects. People that are always positive have more success in their career. So we should use our language more carefully. Because we choose which vocabulary we use. And through our language we create our reality. So: Speak positively!

Guess the language!

______ is counted among the Indo-Iranian languages. It is spoken in western and central India. ______ is the native language of more than 70 million people. For this reason it is counted among the 20 most-spoken languages in the world. ______ is written with the same script that is used for Hindi. In this alphabet, each symbol represents exactly one sound. There are 12 vowels and 36 consonants. The numbers are relatively complex.

There is a distinct word for 1 through 100. Each number must therefore be learned individually. ______ is divided into 42 different dialects. They all say a lot about the development of the language. Another feature of ______ is its long literary tradition. There are texts that are over 1000 years old. If you are interested in the history of India, you should study ______!

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