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30 [thirty]

At the restaurant 2


30 [τριάντα]

Στο εστιατόριο 2


An apple juice, please.
Έναν χυμό μήλου παρακαλώ.
Énan chymó mílou parakaló.
A lemonade, please.
Μία λεμονάδα παρακαλώ.
Mía lemonáda parakaló.
A tomato juice, please.
Έναν τοματοχυμό παρακαλώ.
Énan tomatochymó parakaló.
I’d like a glass of red wine.
Θα ήθελα ένα ποτήρι κόκκινο κρασί.
Tha íthela éna potíri kókkino krasí.
I’d like a glass of white wine.
Θα ήθελα ένα ποτήρι λευκό κρασί.
Tha íthela éna potíri lefkó krasí.
I’d like a bottle of champagne.
Θα ήθελα ένα μπουκάλι σαμπάνια.
Tha íthela éna boukáli sampánia.
Do you like fish?
Σου αρέσει το ψάρι;
Sou arései to psári?
Do you like beef?
Σου αρέσει το βοδινό κρέας;
Sou arései to vodinó kréas?
Do you like pork?
Σου αρέσει το χοιρινό κρέας;
Sou arései to choirinó kréas?
I’d like something without meat.
Θα ήθελα κάτι χωρίς κρέας.
Tha íthela káti chorís kréas.
I’d like some mixed vegetables.
Θα ήθελα μία μερίδα λαχανικά.
Tha íthela mía merída lachaniká.
I’d like something that won’t take much time.
Θα ήθελα κάτι γρήγορο.
Tha íthela káti grígoro.
Would you like that with rice?
Θα το θέλατε με ρύζι;
Tha to thélate me rýzi?
Would you like that with pasta?
Θα το θέλατε με ζυμαρικα;
Tha to thélate me zymarika?
Would you like that with potatoes?
Θα το θέλατε με πατάτες;
Tha to thélate me patátes?
That doesn’t taste good.
Αυτή η γεύση δεν μου αρέσει.
Aftí i géfsi den mou arései.
The food is cold.
Το φαγητό είναι κρύο.
To fagitó eínai krýo.
I didn’t order this.
Αυτό δεν το παρήγγειλα.
Aftó den to paríngeila.

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______ 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 ______.

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