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54 [fifty-four]



54 [యాభై నాలుగు]



I want to buy a present.
నేను ఒక బహుమానం కొనాలని అనుకుంటున్నాను
Nēnu oka bahumānaṁ konālani anukuṇṭunnānu
But nothing too expensive.
కానీ ఖరీదైనది కాదు
Kānī kharīdainadi kādu
Maybe a handbag?
బహుశా ఒక హాండ్-బ్యాగ్
Bahuśā oka hāṇḍ-byāg
Which color would you like?
ఏ రంగు కావాలి మీకు?
Ē raṅgu kāvāli mīku?
Black, brown or white?
నలుపు, గోధుమరంగు లేదా తెలుపు
Nalupu, gōdhumaraṅgu lēdā telupu
A large one or a small one?
చిన్నదా లేకా పెద్దదా?
Cinnadā lēkā peddadā?
May I see this one, please?
నేను దీన్ని చూడవచ్చా?
Nēnu dīnni cūḍavaccā?
Is it made of leather?
ఇది తోలుతో తయారుచేసినదా?
Idi tōlutō tayārucēsinadā?
Or is it made of plastic?
లేదా ఇది ప్లాస్టిక్ తో తయారుచేసినదా?
Lēdā idi plāsṭik tō tayārucēsinadā?
Of leather, of course.
నిజంగా, తోలుతోనే తయారుచేయబడింది
Nijaṅgā, tōlutōnē tayārucēyabaḍindi
This is very good quality.
ఇది చాలా నాణ్యమైనది
Idi cālā nāṇyamainadi
And the bag is really very reasonable.
ఈ బ్యాగ్ నిజంగా చాలా తక్కువ వెలకే అమ్మబడుతున్నది
Ī byāg nijaṅgā cālā takkuva velakē am'mabaḍutunnadi
I like it.
ఇది నాకు నచ్చింది
Idi nāku naccindi
I’ll take it.
నేను తేసుకుంటాను
Nēnu tēsukuṇṭānu
Can I exchange it if needed?
అవసరమైతే నేను దీన్ని మార్చుకోవచ్చా?
Avasaramaitē nēnu dīnni mārcukōvaccā?
Of course.
We’ll gift wrap it.
మనం దీన్ని బహుమానం లాగా ప్యాక్ చేద్దాము
Manaṁ dīnni bahumānaṁ lāgā pyāk cēddāmu
The cashier is over there.
క్యాషియర్ అక్కడ ఉన్నాడు
Kyāṣiyar akkaḍa unnāḍu

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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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