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38 [thirty-eight]

In the taxi


‫38 [سی و هشت]‬

‫در تاکسی‬


Please call a taxi.
‫لطفاً یک تاکسی صدا کنید.‬
lotfan yek tâxi sedâ konid.
What does it cost to go to the station?
‫تا ایستگاه قطار کرایه چقدر می‌شود؟‬
tâ istgâhe ghatâr kerâye cheghadr ast?
What does it cost to go to the airport?
‫تا فرودگاه کرایه چقدر می‌شود؟‬
tâ forudgâh kerâye cheghadr ast?
Please go straight ahead.
‫لطفاً مستقیم بروید.‬
lotfan mostaghim beravid.
Please turn right here.
‫لطفاً اینجا سمت راست بپیچید.‬
lotfan injâ samte râst beravid.
Please turn left at the corner.
‫لطفاً آنجا سر نبش، سمت چپ بپیچید.‬
lotfan ânjâ sare nabsh samte chap beravid.
I’m in a hurry.
‫من عجله دارم.‬
man ajale dâram.
I have time.
‫من وقت دارم.‬
man vaght dâram.
Please drive slowly.
‫لطفاً آهسته تر برانید.‬
lotfan âheste-tar berânid.
Please stop here.
‫لطفاً اینجا توقف کنید.‬
lotfan injâ tavaghof konid.
Please wait a moment.
‫لطفاً یک لحظه صبر کنید.‬
lotfan yek lahze sabr konid.
I’ll be back immediately.
‫من الان بر می‌گردم.‬
man al-ân bar migardam.
Please give me a receipt.
‫لطفاً یک قبض رسید به من بدهید.‬
lotfan yek ghabze resid be man bedahid.
I have no change.
‫من پول خرد ندارم.‬
man poole khord nadâram.
That is okay, please keep the change.
‫درست است، بقیه پول برای خودتان.‬
dorost ast, baghi-e-ye pool barâye khodetân.
Drive me to this address.
‫مرا به این آدرس ببرید.‬
marâ be in âdres bebarid.
Drive me to my hotel.
‫مرا به هتلم ببرید.‬
marâ be hotelam bebarid.
Drive me to the beach.
‫مرا (با ماشین) به ساحل ببرید.‬
marâ (bâ mâshin) be sâhel bebarid.

Linguistic geniuses

Most people are pleased if they can speak one foreign language. But there are also people who master more than 70 languages. They can speak all these languages fluently and write them correctly. It could be said then that there are people who are hyper-polyglots. The phenomenon of multilingualism has been around for centuries. There are many reports of people with such a talent. Where this ability comes from has not yet been thoroughly researched. There are various scientific theories on this. Some believe the brains of multilingual individuals are structured differently. This difference is especially visible in the Broca Center. Speech is produced in this part of the brain. The cells of this area are constructed differently in multilingual people. It is possible that they process information better as a result. However, further studies to confirm this theory are lacking. Perhaps what's decisive is just an exceptional motivation. Children learn foreign languages from other children very quickly. This is due to the fact that they want to blend in when playing. They want to become a part of the group and communicate with others. With that said, their learning success is dependent on their will to be included. Another theory implies cerebral matter grows through learning. Thus, the more we learn, the easier learning becomes. Languages which are similar to one another are also easier to learn. So a person who speaks Danish learns to speak Swedish or Norwegian quickly. Many questions are still unanswered. What is sure, however, is that intelligence doesn't play a role. Some people speak many languages despite low intelligence. But even the greatest linguistic genius needs a lot of discipline. That is a little comforting, right?

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