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45 [forty-five]

At the cinema


४५ [पंचेचाळीस]



We want to go to the cinema.
आम्हांला चित्रपटाला जायचे आहे.
āmhānlā citrapaṭālā jāyacē āhē.
A good film is playing today.
आज एक चांगला चित्रपट आहे.
Āja ēka cāṅgalā citrapaṭa āhē.
The film is brand new.
चित्रपट एकदम नवीन आहे.
Citrapaṭa ēkadama navīna āhē.
Where is the cash register?
तिकीट खिडकी कुठे आहे?
Tikīṭa khiḍakī kuṭhē āhē?
Are seats still available?
अजून सीट उपलब्ध आहेत का?
Ajūna sīṭa upalabdha āhēta kā?
How much are the admission tickets?
प्रवेश तिकीटाची किंमत किती आहे?
Pravēśa tikīṭācī kimmata kitī āhē?
When does the show begin?
प्रयोग कधी सुरू होणार?
Prayōga kadhī surū hōṇāra?
How long is the film?
चित्रपट किती वेळ चालेल?
Citrapaṭa kitī vēḷa cālēla?
Can one reserve tickets?
तिकीटाचे आरक्षण आधी होते का?
Tikīṭācē ārakṣaṇa ādhī hōtē kā?
I want to sit at the back.
मला मागे बसायचे आहे.
Malā māgē basāyacē āhē.
I want to sit at the front.
मला पुढे बसायचे आहे.
Malā puḍhē basāyacē āhē.
I want to sit in the middle.
मला मध्ये बसायचे आहे.
Malā madhyē basāyacē āhē.
The film was exciting.
चित्रपट अगदी दिलखेचक होता.
Citrapaṭa agadī dilakhēcaka hōtā.
The film was not boring.
चित्रपट कंटाळवाणा नव्हता.
Citrapaṭa kaṇṭāḷavāṇā navhatā.
But the book on which the film was based was better.
पण चित्रपट ज्याच्यावर आधारित होता ते पुस्तक जास्त चांगले होते.
Paṇa citrapaṭa jyācyāvara ādhārita hōtā tē pustaka jāsta cāṅgalē hōtē.
How was the music?
संगीत कसे होते?
Saṅgīta kasē hōtē?
How were the actors?
कलाकार कसे होते?
Kalākāra kasē hōtē?
Were there English subtitles?
इंग्रजी उपशीर्षके होती का?
Iṅgrajī upaśīrṣakē hōtī kā?

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Language and music

Music is a worldwide phenomenon. All peoples of the Earth make music. And music is understood in all cultures. A scientific study proved this. In it, western music was played to an isolated tribe of people. This African tribe had no access to the modern world. Nevertheless, they recognized when they heard cheerful or sad songs. Why this is so has not yet been researched. But music appears to be a language without boundaries. And we have all somehow learned how to interpret it correctly. However, music has no evolutionary advantage. That we can understand it anyway is associated with our language. Because music and language belong together. They are processed alike in the brain. They also function similarly. Both combine tones and sounds according to specific rules. Even babies understand music, they learned that in the womb. There they hear the melody of their mother's language. Then when they come into the world they can understand music. It could be said that music imitates the melody of languages. Emotion is also expressed through speed in both language and music. So using our linguistic knowledge, we understand emotions in music. Conversely, musical people often learn languages easier. Many musicians memorize languages like melodies. In doing so, they can remember languages better. Something interesting is that lullabies around the world sound very similar. This proves how international the language of music is. And it is also perhaps the most beautiful of all languages…

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______ is the native language of approximately 75 million people. It is counted among the Dravidian languages. ______ is primarily spoken in southeastern India. It is the third most-spoken language in India after Hindi and Bengali. Earlier, written and spoken ______ were very different. It could almost be said that they were two different languages. Then the written language was modernized so that it can be used everywhere. ______ is divided into many dialects, although the northern ones are considered especially pure.

The pronunciation is not that easy. It should definitely be practiced with a native speaker. ______ is written in its own script. It is a hybrid of an alphabet and syllabic writing. A hallmark of the script is the many round forms. They are typical for southern Indian scripts. Learn ______ - there is so much to discover!

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