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76 [seventy-six]

giving reasons 2

 


76 [յոթանասունվեց]

ինչ որ բան հիմնավորել 2

 

 
Why didn’t you come?
Ինչու՞ չեիր եկել:
Inch’u՞ ch’yeir yekel
I was ill.
Ես հիվանդ էի:
Yes hivand ei
I didn’t come because I was ill.
Ես չեի եկել, որովհետև ես հիվանդ էի:
Yes ch’yei yekel, vorovhetev yes hivand ei
 
 
 
 
Why didn’t she come?
Ինչու՞ չէր նա եկել:
Inch’u՞ ch’er na yekel
She was tired.
Նա հոգնած էր:
Na hognats er
She didn’t come because she was tired.
Նա չէր եկել, որովհետև նա հոգնած էր:
Na ch’er yekel, vorovhetev na hognats er
 
 
 
 
Why didn’t he come?
Ինչու՞ չէր նա եկել:
Inch’u՞ ch’er na yekel
He wasn’t interested.
Նա հաճույք չուներ:
Na hachuyk’ ch’uner
He didn’t come because he wasn’t interested.
Նա չէր եկել, որովեհետև նա հաճույք չուներ:
Na ch’er yekel, vorovehetev na hachuyk’ ch’uner
 
 
 
 
Why didn’t you come?
Ինչու՞ չեիք եկել:
Inch’u՞ ch’yeik’ yekel
Our car is damaged.
Մեր մեքենան փչացել էր:
Mer mek’yenan p’ch’ats’yel er
We didn’t come because our car is damaged.
Մենք չէինք եկել, որովհետև մեր մեքենան փչացել էր:
Menk’ ch’eink’ yekel, vorovhetev mer mek’yenan p’ch’ats’yel er
 
 
 
 
Why didn’t the people come?
Ինչու՞ չէին մարդիկ եկել:
Inch’u՞ ch’ein mardik yekel
They missed the train.
Նրանք գնացքից էին ուշացել:
Nrank’ gnats’k’its’ ein ushats’yel
They didn’t come because they missed the train.
Նրանք չէին եկել, որովհետև գնացքից էին ուշացել:
Nrank’ ch’ein yekel, vorovhetev gnats’k’its’ ein ushats’yel
 
 
 
 
Why didn’t you come?
Ինչու՞ չէիր եկել:
Inch’u՞ ch’eir yekel
I was not allowed to.
Ինձ չէր կարելի:
Indz ch’er kareli
I didn’t come because I was not allowed to.
Ես չէի եկել, որովհետև ինձ չէր կարելի:
Yes ch’ei yekel, vorovhetev indz ch’er kareli
 
 
 
 


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