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45 [forty-five]

At the cinema


‫45 [خمسة وأربعون]‬

‫فى السينما‬


We want to go to the cinema.
‫نريد الذهاب إلى السينما.‬
nrid aldhahab 'iilaa alsaynama.
A good film is playing today.
‫اليوم يعرض فيلم جيد.‬
aliyawm yuearid film jaydan.
The film is brand new.
‫الفيلم جديد تماما.‬
alfilam jadid tamama.
Where is the cash register?
‫أين شباك التذاكر؟‬
ayn shibak altadhakur?
Are seats still available?
‫هل هناك مقاعد شاغرة؟‬
hl hunak maqaeid shaghr?
How much are the admission tickets?
‫كم تكلف تذكرة الدخول؟‬
km tukalaf tadhkirat aldukhul?
When does the show begin?
‫متى يبدأ العرض؟‬
mtaa yabda alearda?
How long is the film?
‫كم يدوم الفيلم؟‬
km yadawm alfilam?
Can one reserve tickets?
‫أيمكن حجز بطاقات دخول؟‬
ayamakin hajz bitaqat dukhulan?
I want to sit at the back.
‫أريد أن أجلس في الخلف.‬
arid 'an 'ajlis fi alkhilaf.
I want to sit at the front.
‫أريد أن أجلس في الأمام.‬
arid 'an 'ajlis fi al'amaama.
I want to sit in the middle.
‫أريد أن أجلس في الوسط.‬
arid 'an 'ajlis fi alwusta.
The film was exciting.
‫كان الفيلم مشوقاً.‬
kan alfilm mshwqaan.
The film was not boring.
‫لم يكن الفيلم مملاً.‬
lam yakun alfilm mmlaan.
But the book on which the film was based was better.
‫لكن كتاب الفيلم كان أفضل.‬
lkuna kitab alfilm kan 'afdal.
How was the music?
‫كيف كانت الموسيقى؟‬
kif kanat almusiqaa؟
How were the actors?
‫كيف كان الممثلون؟‬
kif kan almumathiluna?
Were there English subtitles?
‫أكانت هناك ترجمة حوار الفيلم بالإنجليزية؟‬
akanat hunak tarjamat hiwar alfilm bial'iinjlizit?

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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