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12 [twelve]



12 [δώδεκα]



I drink tea.
(Εγώ) Πίνω τσάι.
(Egó) Píno tsái.
I drink coffee.
(Εγώ) Πίνω καφέ.
(Egó) Píno kafé.
I drink mineral water.
(Εγώ) Πίνω μεταλλικό νερό.
(Egó) Píno metallikó neró.
Do you drink tea with lemon?
Πίνεις τσάι με λεμόνι;
Píneis tsái me lemóni?
Do you drink coffee with sugar?
Πίνεις τον καφέ με ζάχαρη;
Píneis ton kafé me záchari?
Do you drink water with ice?
Πίνεις το νερό με πάγο;
Píneis to neró me págo?
There is a party here.
Εδώ γίνεται ένα πάρτι.
Edó gínetai éna párti.
People are drinking champagne.
Ο κόσμος πίνει σαμπάνια.
O kósmos pínei sampánia.
People are drinking wine and beer.
Ο κόσμος πίνει κρασί και μπύρα.
O kósmos pínei krasí kai býra.
Do you drink alcohol?
Πίνεις αλκοόλ;
Píneis alkoól?
Do you drink whisky / whiskey (am.)?
Πίνεις ουίσκι;
Píneis ouíski?
Do you drink Coke with rum?
Πίνεις Coca-Cola με ρούμι;
Píneis Coca-Cola me roúmi?
I do not like champagne.
Δεν μου αρέσει η σαμπάνια.
Den mou arései i sampánia.
I do not like wine.
Δεν μου αρέσει το κρασί.
Den mou arései to krasí.
I do not like beer.
Δεν μου αρέσει η μπύρα.
Den mou arései i býra.
The baby likes milk.
Στο μωρό αρέσει το γάλα.
Sto moró arései to gála.
The child likes cocoa and apple juice.
Στο παιδί αρέσει το κακάο και ο χυμός μήλου.
Sto paidí arései to kakáo kai o chymós mílou.
The woman likes orange and grapefruit juice.
Στη γυναίκα αρέσει ο χυμός πορτοκάλι και ο χυμός γκρέιπφρουτ.
Sti gynaíka arései o chymós portokáli kai o chymós nkréipfrout.

Signs as language

People created languages in order to communicate. Even the deaf or hard of hearing have their own language. It's sign language, the basic language of all hearing impaired people. It is made up of combined symbols. This makes it a visual language, or "visible". So is sign language understood on an international level? No, even signing has different national languages. Every country has its own sign language. And it is influenced by the culture of the country. Because language always evolves from culture. This is also true with languages that aren't spoken. There is, however, an international sign language. But its signs are somewhat more complicated. Nevertheless, national sign languages do resemble one another. Many signs are iconic. They are oriented towards the form of the objects they represent. The most widely used sign language is American Sign Language. Sign languages are recognized as fully-fledged languages. They have their own grammar. But it is different from the grammar of spoken languages. As a result, sign language can't be translated word for word. There are, however, sign language interpreters. Information is simultaneously communicated with sign language. That means that a single sign can express a whole sentence. There are also dialects in sign language. Regional particularities have their own signs. And every sign language has its own intonation. It's true for signs too: Our accent reveals our origin!

Guess the language!

______ is counted among the Finno-Ugrian languages. It is thereby related to Finnish and Hungarian. However, parallels to Hungarian are only slightly noticeable. Many think that ______ is similar to Latvian or Lithuanian. That is completely false, however. Both of those languages belong to a completely different language family. ______ does not have any grammatical genders. There is no differentiation between feminine and masculine.

Instead there are 14 different cases. The orthography is not very difficult. It is determined by the pronunciation. This should definitely be practiced with a native speaker. If you want to learn ______, you need discipline and a little patience. ______s are happy to overlook little mistakes made by foreigners. They are excited to meet anyone who is interested in their language!


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