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85 [eighty-five]

Questions – Past tense 1


85 [ութանասունհինգ]

հարցեր անցյալում 1


How much did you drink?
Ինչքա՞ն եք խմել:
Inch’k’a՞n yek’ khmel
How much did you work?
Ինչքա՞ն եք աշխատել:
Inch’k’a՞n yek’ ashkhatel
How much did you write?
Ինչքա՞ն եք գրել:
Inch’k’a՞n yek’ grel
How did you sleep?
Ինչպե՞ս եք քնել:
Inch’pe՞s yek’ k’nel
How did you pass the exam?
Ինչպե՞ս եք քննությունը ստացել:
Inch’pe՞s yek’ k’nnut’yuny stats’yel
How did you find the way?
Ինչպե՞ս եք ճանապարհը գտել:
Inch’pe՞s yek’ chanaparhy gtel
Who did you speak to?
ՈՒ՞մ հետ եք խոսել:
U՞m het yek’ khosel
With whom did you make an appointment?
ՈՒ՞մ հետ եք պայմանավորվել:
U՞m het yek’ paymanavorvel
With whom did you celebrate your birthday?
ՈՒ՞մ հետ եք ծննդյան տոնը տոնել:
U՞m het yek’ tsnndyan tony tonel
Where were you?
Որտե՞ղ եք եղել:
Vorte՞gh yek’ yeghel
Where did you live?
Որտե՞ղ եք ապրել:
Vorte՞gh yek’ aprel
Where did you work?
Որտե՞ղ եք աշխատել:
Vorte՞gh yek’ ashkhatel
What did you suggest?
Ի՞նչ եք առաջարկել:
I՞nch’ yek’ arrajarkel
What did you eat?
Ի՞նչ եք կերել:
I՞nch’ yek’ kerel
What did you come to know?
Ի՞նչ եք իմացել:
I՞nch’ yek’ imats’yel
How fast did you drive?
Ի՞նչ արագությամբ եք վարել:
I՞nch’ aragut’yamb yek’ varel
How long did you fly?
Ի՞նչքան ժամանակ եք թռել:
I՞nch’k’an zhamanak yek’ t’rrel
How high did you jump?
Ի՞նչ բարձրությամբ եք թռել:
I՞nch’ bardzrut’yamb yek’ t’rrel

African Languages

In Africa, a great deal of different languages are spoken. No other continent has so many different languages. The variety of African languages is impressive. It is estimated that there are about 2,000 African languages. However, all of these languages are not alike! Quite the opposite – they are often completely different! The languages of Africa belong to four different language families. Some African languages have one-of-a-kind characteristics. For example, there are sounds that foreigners cannot imitate. Land boundaries are not always linguistic boundaries in Africa. In some regions, there are a great deal of different languages. In Tanzania, for example, languages from all four families are spoken. Afrikaans is an exception among the African languages. This language came into being in the colonial period. At that time people from different continents met each other. They came from Africa, Europe and Asia. A new language developed out of these contact situations. Afrikaans exhibits influences from many languages. It is most closely related to Dutch, however. Today Afrikaans is spoken in South Africa and Namibia more than anywhere else. The most unusual African language is the drum language. Every message can be theoretically sent with drums. The languages that are communicated with drums are tonal languages. The meaning of words or syllables depends on the pitch of the tones. That means that the tones have to be imitated by the drums. The drum language is even understood by children in Africa. And it is very efficient… The drum language can be heard for up to 12 kilometers!

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Dutch is a member of the West Germanic language family. That means that it is related to German and English. Dutch is the native language of about 25 million people. The majority of those people live in the Netherlands and Belgium. Dutch 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, Dutch also formed the basis for several Creole languages. Even Afrikaans, spoken in South Africa, originated from Dutch.

It is the youngest member of the Germanic language family. Dutch is distinctive in that it contains many words from other languages. In the past, French had a very large influence on the language. German words are often adopted too. More and more English terms have been included over the past few centuries. As a result, some fear that Dutch will completely disappear in the future.


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