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57 [fifty-seven]

At the doctor


‫57 [پنجاه و هفت]‬

‫در مطب دکتر‬


I have a doctor’s appointment.
‫من وقت دکتر دارم.‬
man vaghte doktor dâram.
I have the appointment at ten o’clock.
‫من ساعت ده ‫وقت دکتر دارم.‬
vaghte man sâ-ate dah mibâshad.
What is your name?
‫اسم شما چیست؟‬
esme shomâ chist?
Please take a seat in the waiting room.
‫لطفاً در اتاق انتظار تشریف داشته باشید.‬
lotfan dar otâghe entezâr tashrif dâshte bâshid.
The doctor is on his way.
‫دکتر الان می‌آید.‬
doktor al-ân mi-âyad.
What insurance company do you belong to?
‫بیمه کجا هستید؟‬
bime-ye kojâ hastid?
What can I do for you?
‫چکار می‌توانم برای شما انجام دهم؟‬
chekâr mitavânam barâye shomâ anjâm daham?
Do you have any pain?
‫درد دارید؟‬
dard dârid?
Where does it hurt?
‫کجا درد می‌کند؟‬
kojâye badane shomâ dard mikonad?
I always have back pain.
‫من همیشه کمر درد دارم.‬
man hamishe kamar dard dâram.
I often have headaches.
‫من اغلب سردرد دارم.‬
man aghlab sar-dard dâram.
I sometimes have stomach aches.
‫من گاهی اوقات شکم درد دارم.‬
man gâhi oghât del-dard dâram.
Remove your top!
‫لطفآ لباس بالاتنه خود را دربیاورید!‬
lotfan bâlâ tane-e khod râ âzâd konid!
Lie down on the examining table.
‫لطفآ روی تخت دراز بکشید!‬
lotfan rooye takht derâz bekeshid!
Your blood pressure is okay.
‫فشارخون شما خوب است.‬
feshâre khune shomâ khub ast.
I will give you an injection.
‫من یک آمپول برایتان می‌نویسم.‬
man yek âmpool barâyetân minevisam.
I will give you some pills.
‫من برایتان قرص می‌نویسم.‬
man barâyetân ghors minevisam.
I am giving you a prescription for the pharmacy.
‫ من یک نسخه برای داروخانه به شما می‌دهم.‬
man yek noskhe barâye dârukhâne be shomâ midaham.

Long words, short words

The length of a word is dependent upon its informative content. This has been shown by an American study. Researchers evaluated words from ten European languages. This was achieved with the help of a computer. The computer analyzed various words with a program. In the process, it used a formula to calculate the informative content. The results were clear. The shorter a word is, the less information it conveys. Interestingly, we use short words more often than long words. The reason for this could lie in the efficiency of speech. When we speak, we concentrate on the most important thing. Therefore, words without much information mustn't be too long. This guarantees we don't spend too much time on unimportant things. The correlation between length and content has another advantage. It ensures that the informative content always remains the same. That is to say, we always say the same amount in a certain period of time. For example, we can use a few long words. But we can also use many short words. It doesn't matter what we decide: The informative content remains the same. As a result, our speech has a consistent rhythm. This makes it easier for listeners to follow us. If the amount of information were always varied, it would be difficult. Our listeners couldn't adapt well to our speech. Comprehension would thus be made difficult. He who wants the best chance of being understood should use short words. Since short words are better comprehended than long ones. Therefore, the principle goes: Keep It Short and Simple! In short: KISS!

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The Arabic language is counted among the most important languages worldwide. More than 300 million people in over 20 countries speak Arabic. This Afro-Asian language originated several thousands of years ago. Originally only spoken on the Arabic peninsula, it later became widespread. There are many different Arabic dialects. Many of the dialects are very different from standard Arabic. Speakers from different regions often do not understand each other at all. Ancient Arabic is hardly spoken today.

It exists most notably in the written form. Interest in Arabic has increased in recent years. Many people find the Arabic writing system especially fascinating. It is written from right to left. If you want to learn Arabic, you must do so in a particular order. First the pronunciation, then the grammar, then the writing system. If you stick to that order, you will most definitely have fun while learning.


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