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54 [fifty-four]

Shopping

 


54 [ਚੁਰੰਜਾ]

ਖਰੀਦਦਾਰੀ

 

 
I want to buy a present.
ਮੈਂ ਇੱਕ ਤੋਹਫਾ ਖਰੀਦਣਾ ਚਾਹੁੰਦਾ / ਚਾਹੁੰਦੀ ਹਾਂ।
maiṁ ika tōhaphā kharīdaṇā cāhudā/ cāhudī hāṁ.
But nothing too expensive.
ਪਰ ਜ਼ਿਆਦਾ ਕੀਮਤੀ ਨਹੀਂ।
Para zi'ādā kīmatī nahīṁ.
Maybe a handbag?
ਸ਼ਾਇਦ ਇੱਕ ਹੈਂਡ ਬੈਗ?
Śā'ida ika haiṇḍa baiga?
 
 
 
 
Which color would you like?
ਤੁਹਾਨੂੰ ਕਿਹੜਾ ਰੰਗ ਚਾਹੀਦਾ ਹੈ?
Tuhānū kihaṛā raga cāhīdā hai?
Black, brown or white?
ਕਾਲਾ,ਭੂਰਾ ਜਾਂ ਸਫੈਦ?
Kālā,bhūrā jāṁ saphaida?
A large one or a small one?
ਛੋਟਾ ਜਾਂ ਵੱਡਾ?
Chōṭā jāṁ vaḍā?
 
 
 
 
May I see this one, please?
ਕੀ ਮੈਂ ਇਸਨੂੰ ਦੇਖ ਸਕਦਾ / ਸਕਦੀ ਹਾਂ?
Kī maiṁ isanū dēkha sakadā/ sakadī hāṁ?
Is it made of leather?
ਕੀ ਇਹ ਚਮੜੇ ਨਾਲ ਬਣਿਆ ਹੈ?
Kī iha camaṛē nāla baṇi'ā hai?
Or is it made of plastic?
ਜਾਂ ਇਹ ਕਿਸੇ ਬਣਾਵਟੀ ਵਸਤੂ ਨਾਲ ਬਣਿਆ ਹੈ?
Jāṁ iha kisē baṇāvaṭī vasatū nāla baṇi'ā hai?
 
 
 
 
Of leather, of course.
ਬਿਲਕੁਲ,ਚਮੜੇ ਨਾਲ ਬਣਿਆ ਹੈ।
Bilakula,camaṛē nāla baṇi'ā hai.
This is very good quality.
ਇਹ ਕਾਫੀ ਵਧੀਆ ਕਿਸਮ ਦਾ ਹੈ।
Iha kāphī vadhī'ā kisama dā hai.
And the bag is really very reasonable.
ਅਤੇ ਇਹ ਹੈਂਡਬੈਗ ਸਚਮੁੱਚ ਕਾਫੀ ਸਸਤਾ ਹੈ।
Atē iha haiṇḍabaiga sacamuca kāphī sasatā hai.
 
 
 
 
I like it.
ਇਹ ਮੈਨੂੰ ਪਸੰਦ ਹੈ।
Iha mainū pasada hai.
I’ll take it.
ਮੈਂ ਇਸਨੂੰ ਖਰੀਦ / ਲਵਾਂਗਾ / ਲਵਾਂਗੀ।
Maiṁ isanū kharīda/ lavāṅgā/ lavāṅgī.
Can I exchange it if needed?
ਕੀ ਮੈਂ ਇਸਨੂੰ ਬਦਲਾ ਸਕਦਾ / ਸਕਦੀ ਹਾਂ?
Kī maiṁ isanū badalā sakadā/ sakadī hāṁ?
 
 
 
 
Of course.
ਜ਼ਰੂਰ।
Zarūra.
We’ll gift wrap it.
ਅਸੀਂ ਇਸਨੂੰ ਤੋਹਫੇ ਵਾਂਗ ਬੰਨ੍ਹ ਦੇਵਾਂਗੇ।
Asīṁ isanū tōhaphē vāṅga banha dēvāṅgē.
The cashier is over there.
ਭੁਗਤਾਨ ਕਾਊਂਟਰ ਕਿੱਥੇ ਹੈ?
Bhugatāna kā'ūṇṭara kithē hai?
 
 
 
 
 

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Who understands whom?

There are about 7 billion people in the world. They all have a language. Unfortunately, it's not always the same. So in order to speak with other nations, we must learn languages. That is often very arduous. But there are languages that are very similar. Their speakers understand one another, without mastering the other language. This phenomenon is called mutual intelligibility. Whereby two variants are distinguished. The first variant is oral mutual intelligibility. Here, the speakers understand each other when they talk. They do not understand the written form of the other language, however. This is because the languages have different written forms. Examples of this are the languages Hindi and Urdu. Written mutual intelligibility is the second variant. In this case, the other language is understood in its written form. But the speakers do not understand each other when they speak to each other. The reason for this is that they have very different pronunciation. German and Dutch are examples of this. The most closely related languages contain both variants. Meaning they are mutually intelligible both orally and in written form. Russian and Ukrainian or Thai and Laotian are examples. But there is also an asymmetrical form of mutual intelligibility. That is the case when speakers have different levels of understanding each other. Portuguese understand Spanish better than the Spanish understand Portuguese. Austrians also understand Germans better than the other way around. In these examples, pronunciation or dialect is a hindrance. He who really wants to have good conversations must learn something new…

AF Afrikaans is one of the eleven official languages of South Africa. It was the language of the Boers. They settled in Africa during colonial times. Its origins can be traced to 17th century Dutch. Therefore, it belongs to the West Germanic language family. The language has naturally changed over time. The grammar of Afrikaans is simpler than that of Dutch today.

It also contains many elements that were borrowed from English. This is because the British also had colonies in the region. Afrikaans is not only understood in South Africa, though. It is also spoken in Namibia, Zimbabwe, and Botswana. It is estimated that in total more than 20 million people understand Afrikaans. It is the native language of 7 million people in South Africa alone. Even more people speak Afrikaans as their second or third language. A person can get around easily in many regions of Africa with Afrikaans. Therefore it is worth it to learn this relatively simple language!

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