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89 [eighty-nine]

Imperative 1


89 [ογδόντα εννέα]

Προστακτική 1


You are so lazy – don’t be so lazy!
Είσαι τόσο τεμπέλης – μην είσαι τόσο τεμπέλης!
Eísai tóso tempélis – min eísai tóso tempélis!
You sleep for so long – don’t sleep so late!
Κοιμάσαι τόσο πολύ – μην κοιμάσαι τόσο πολύ!
Koimásai tóso polý – min koimásai tóso polý!
You come home so late – don’t come home so late!
Έρχεσαι τόσο αργά – μην έρχεσαι τόσο αργά!
Érchesai tóso argá – min érchesai tóso argá!
You laugh so loudly – don’t laugh so loudly!
Γελάς τόσο δυνατά – μην γελάς τόσο δυνατά!
Gelás tóso dynatá – min gelás tóso dynatá!
You speak so softly – don’t speak so softly!
Μιλάς τόσο σιγά – μην μιλάς τόσο σιγά!
Milás tóso sigá – min milás tóso sigá!
You drink too much – don’t drink so much!
Πίνεις υπερβολικά πολύ – μην πίνεις τόσο πολύ!
Píneis ypervoliká polý – min píneis tóso polý!
You smoke too much – don’t smoke so much!
Καπνίζεις υπερβολικά πολύ – μην καπνίζεις τόσο πολύ!
Kapnízeis ypervoliká polý – min kapnízeis tóso polý!
You work too much – don’t work so much!
Δουλεύεις υπερβολικά πολύ – μην δουλεύεις τόσο πολύ!
Douléveis ypervoliká polý – min douléveis tóso polý!
You drive too fast – don’t drive so fast!
Οδηγείς πολύ γρήγορα – μην οδηγείς τόσο γρήγορα!
Odigeís polý grígora – min odigeís tóso grígora!
Get up, Mr. Miller!
Σηκωθείτε κύριε Müller!
Sikotheíte kýrie Müller!
Sit down, Mr. Miller!
Καθίστε κύριε Müller!
Kathíste kýrie Müller!
Remain seated, Mr. Miller!
Μείνετε στην θέση σας κύριε Müller!
Meínete stin thési sas kýrie Müller!
Be patient!
Έχετε υπομονή!
Échete ypomoní!
Take your time!
Πάρτε τον χρόνο σας!
Párte ton chróno sas!
Wait a moment!
Περιμένετε μία στιγμή!
Periménete mía stigmí!
Be careful!
Be punctual!
Να είστε στην ώρα σας!
Na eíste stin óra sas!
Don’t be stupid!
Μην είστε κουτός!
Min eíste koutós!

The Chinese language

The Chinese language has the most speakers worldwide. However, there is not one individual Chinese language. Several Chinese languages exist. They all belong to the family of Sino-Tibetan languages. A total of approximately 1.3 billion people speak Chinese. The majority of those people live in the People's Republic of China and in Taiwan. There are many countries with Chinese-speaking minorities. The largest Chinese language is High Chinese. This standardized high-level language is also called Mandarin. Mandarin is the official language of the People's Republic of China. Other Chinese languages are often only referred to as dialects. Mandarin is also spoken in Taiwan and Singapore. Mandarin is the native language of 850 million people. It is understood by almost all Chinese-speaking people, however. For this reason, speakers of different dialects use it for communication. All Chinese people use a common written form. The Chinese written form is 4,000 to 5,000 years old. With that, Chinese has the longest literary tradition. Other Asian cultures have borrowed the Chinese written form as well. Chinese characters are more difficult than alphabetic systems. Spoken Chinese, however, is not as complicated. The grammar can be learned relatively easily. Therefore, learners can make good progress pretty quickly. And more and more people want to learn Chinese! As a foreign language, it is becoming increasingly meaningful. By now, Chinese languages are offered everywhere. Have the courage to learn it yourself! Chinese will be the language of the future…

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______ is counted among the West Slavic languages. It is the native language of more than 45 million people. These people live primarily in Poland and in several Eastern European countries. ______ emigrants took their language to other continents as well. As a result, there are approximately 60 million ______ speakers worldwide. It is the most-spoken Slavic language after Russian. ______ is closely related to Czech and Slovakian. The modern ______ language developed from different dialects.

Today there are hardly any dialects because most Poles use the standard language. The ______ alphabet is written in Latin letters and consists of 35 letters. The last but one syllable of a word is always accented. The grammar contains seven cases and three genders. This means almost every word ending is declined or conjugated. As a result ______ is not necessarily considered the easiest of languages. But it will soon be one of the more important European languages!


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