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38 [thirty-eight]

In the taxi


38 [τριάντα οκτώ]

Στο ταξί


Please call a taxi.
Παρακαλώ καλέστε ένα ταξί.
Parakaló kaléste éna taxí.
What does it cost to go to the station?
Πόσο κοστίζει η διαδρομή μέχρι το σταθμό του τρένου;
Póso kostízei i diadromí méchri to stathmó tou trénou?
What does it cost to go to the airport?
Πόσο κοστίζει η διαδρομή μέχρι το αεροδρόμιο;
Póso kostízei i diadromí méchri to aerodrómio?
Please go straight ahead.
Ευθεία παρακαλώ.
Eftheía parakaló.
Please turn right here.
Παρακαλώ εδώ δεξιά.
Parakaló edó dexiá.
Please turn left at the corner.
Παρακαλώ εκεί στη γωνία αριστερά.
Parakaló ekeí sti gonía aristerá.
I’m in a hurry.
I have time.
Έχω χρόνο.
Écho chróno.
Please drive slowly.
Παρακαλώ πηγαίνετε πιο αργά.
Parakaló pigaínete pio argá.
Please stop here.
Παρακαλώ σταματήστε εδώ.
Parakaló stamatíste edó.
Please wait a moment.
Παρακαλώ περιμένετε ένα λεπτό.
Parakaló periménete éna leptó.
I’ll be back immediately.
Θα γυρίσω αμέσως.
Tha gyríso amésos.
Please give me a receipt.
Παρακαλώ δώστε μου μία απόδειξη.
Parakaló dóste mou mía apódeixi.
I have no change.
Δεν έχω ψιλά.
Den écho psilá.
That is okay, please keep the change.
Ειμάστε εντάξει, τα ρέστα δικά σας.
Eimáste entáxei, ta résta diká sas.
Drive me to this address.
Πηγαίνετέ με σε αυτή τη διεύθυνση.
Pigaíneté me se aftí ti diéfthynsi.
Drive me to my hotel.
Πηγαίνετέ με στο ξενοδοχείο μου.
Pigaíneté me sto xenodocheío mou.
Drive me to the beach.
Πηγαίνετέ με στην παραλία.
Pigaíneté me stin paralía.

Linguistic geniuses

Most people are pleased if they can speak one foreign language. But there are also people who master more than 70 languages. They can speak all these languages fluently and write them correctly. It could be said then that there are people who are hyper-polyglots. The phenomenon of multilingualism has been around for centuries. There are many reports of people with such a talent. Where this ability comes from has not yet been thoroughly researched. There are various scientific theories on this. Some believe the brains of multilingual individuals are structured differently. This difference is especially visible in the Broca Center. Speech is produced in this part of the brain. The cells of this area are constructed differently in multilingual people. It is possible that they process information better as a result. However, further studies to confirm this theory are lacking. Perhaps what's decisive is just an exceptional motivation. Children learn foreign languages from other children very quickly. This is due to the fact that they want to blend in when playing. They want to become a part of the group and communicate with others. With that said, their learning success is dependent on their will to be included. Another theory implies cerebral matter grows through learning. Thus, the more we learn, the easier learning becomes. Languages which are similar to one another are also easier to learn. So a person who speaks Danish learns to speak Swedish or Norwegian quickly. Many questions are still unanswered. What is sure, however, is that intelligence doesn't play a role. Some people speak many languages despite low intelligence. But even the greatest linguistic genius needs a lot of discipline. That is a little comforting, right?

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