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28 [twenty-eight]

In the hotel – Complaints

 


28 [քսանութ]

բողոքներ հյուրանոցում

 

 
The shower isn’t working.
Ցնցուղը չի աշխատում:
Ts’nts’ughy ch’i ashkhatum
There is no warm water.
Տաք ջուր չի գալիս:
Tak’ jur ch’i galis
Can you get it repaired?
Կարո՞ղ եք նորոգել:
Karo՞gh yek’ norogel
 
 
 
 
There is no telephone in the room.
Հեռախոս չկա սենյակում:
Herrakhos ch’ka senyakum
There is no TV in the room.
Հեռուստացույց չկա սենյակում:
Herrustats’uyts’ ch’ka senyakum
The room has no balcony.
Սենյակը չունի պատշգամբ:
Senyaky ch’uni patshgamb
 
 
 
 
The room is too noisy.
Սենյակը աղմկոտ է:
Senyaky aghmkot e
The room is too small.
Սենյակը փոքր է:
Senyaky p’vok’r e
The room is too dark.
Սենյակը մութ է:
Senyaky mut’ e
 
 
 
 
The heater isn’t working.
Ջեռուցումը չի աշխատում:
Jerruts’umy ch’i ashkhatum
The air-conditioning isn’t working.
Օդակարգավորիչը չի աշխատում:
Odakargavorich’y ch’i ashkhatum
The TV isn’t working.
Հեռուստացույցը չի աշխատում:
Herrustats’uyts’y ch’i ashkhatum
 
 
 
 
I don’t like that.
Դա ինձ դուր չի գալիս:
Da indz dur ch’i galis
That’s too expensive.
Իմ համար դա թանկ է:
Im hamar da t’ank e
Do you have anything cheaper?
Ավելի էժան չունե՞ք:
Aveli ezhan ch’une՞k’
 
 
 
 
Is there a youth hostel nearby?
Այստեղ մոտակայքում երիտասարդական հանրակացարան կա՞:
Aystegh motakayk’um yeritasardakan hanrakats’aran ka՞
Is there a boarding house / a bed and breakfast nearby?
Այստեղ մոտակայքում հյուրանոց կա՞:
Aystegh motakayk’um hyuranots’ ka՞
Is there a restaurant nearby?
Այստեղ մոտակայքում ռեստորան կա՞:
Aystegh motakayk’um rrestoran ka՞
 
 
 
 


Positive languages, negative languages

Most people are either optimists or pessimists. But that can apply to languages too! Scientists repeatedly analyze the vocabulary of languages. In doing so they often come to astounding results. In English, for example, there are more negative than positive words. There are almost double the number of words for negative emotions. In western societies, the vocabulary influences the speakers. The people there complain quite often. They also criticize many things. Therefore, they use language with an altogether more negative tone. But negative words are interesting for another reason too. They contain more information than positive terms. The reason for this could lie in our evolution. It was always important for all living things to recognize dangers. They had to react quickly to risks. Besides that, they wanted to warn others of dangers. Therefore it was essential to be able to pass along information very quickly. As much as possible should be said with as few words as possible. Apart from that, negative language doesn't have any real advantages. That is easy for anyone to imagine. People who only speak negatively are surely not very popular. Furthermore, negative language affects our emotions. Positive language, on the other hand, can have positive effects. People that are always positive have more success in their career. So we should use our language more carefully. Because we choose which vocabulary we use. And through our language we create our reality. So: Speak positively!

Guess the language!

______ is counted among the Indo-Iranian languages. It is spoken in western and central India. ______ is the native language of more than 70 million people. For this reason it is counted among the 20 most-spoken languages in the world. ______ is written with the same script that is used for Hindi. In this alphabet, each symbol represents exactly one sound. There are 12 vowels and 36 consonants. The numbers are relatively complex.

There is a distinct word for 1 through 100. Each number must therefore be learned individually. ______ is divided into 42 different dialects. They all say a lot about the development of the language. Another feature of ______ is its long literary tradition. There are texts that are over 1000 years old. If you are interested in the history of India, you should study ______!

 


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