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77 [seventy-seven]

giving reasons 3

 


77 [յոթանասունյոթ]

ինչ որ բան հիմնավորել 3

 

 
Why aren’t you eating the cake?
Ինչու՞ չէք տորթը ուտում:
Inch’u՞ ch’ek’ tort’y utum
I must lose weight.
Ես պետք է նիհարեմ:
Yes petk’ e niharem
I’m not eating it because I must lose weight.
Ես դա չէմ ուտում, որովհետև պետք է նիհարեմ:
Yes da ch’em utum, vorovhetev petk’ e niharem
 
 
 
 
Why aren’t you drinking the beer?
Ինչու՞ չէք գարեջուրը խմում:
Inch’u՞ ch’ek’ garejury khmum
I have to drive.
Ես պետք է դեռ մեքենա վարեմ:
Yes petk’ e derr mek’yena varem
I’m not drinking it because I have to drive.
Ես չեմ խմում, որովհետև դեռ պետք է մեքենա վարեմ:
Yes ch’yem khmum, vorovhetev derr petk’ e mek’yena varem
 
 
 
 
Why aren’t you drinking the coffee?
Ինչու՞ չես սուրճը խմում:
Inch’u՞ ch’yes surchy khmum
It is cold.
Սառն է:
Sarrn e
I’m not drinking it because it is cold.
Ես չեմ խմում, որովհետև սառն է:
Yes ch’yem khmum, vorovhetev sarrn e
 
 
 
 
Why aren’t you drinking the tea?
Ինչու՞ չես թեյը խմում:
Inch’u՞ ch’yes t’yeyy khmum
I have no sugar.
Ես շաքարավազ չունեմ:
Yes shak’aravaz ch’unem
I’m not drinking it because I don’t have any sugar.
Ես չեմ խմում, որովհետև շաքարավազ չունեմ:
Yes ch’yem khmum, vorovhetev shak’aravaz ch’unem
 
 
 
 
Why aren’t you eating the soup?
Ինչու՞ չեք ապուրը ուտում:
Inch’u՞ ch’yek’ apury utum
I didn’t order it.
Ես դա չեմ պատվիրել:
Yes da ch’yem patvirel
I’m not eating it because I didn’t order it.
Ես չեմ ուտում, որովհետև ես դա չեմ պատվիրել:
Yes ch’yem utum, vorovhetev yes da ch’yem patvirel
 
 
 
 
Why don’t you eat the meat?
Ինչու՞ չեք միսը ուտում:
Inch’u՞ ch’yek’ misy utum
I am a vegetarian.
Ես բուսակեր եմ:
Yes busaker yem
I’m not eating it because I am a vegetarian.
Ես միսը չեմ ուտում, որովհետև ես բուսակեր չեմ:
Yes misy ch’yem utum, vorovhetev yes busaker ch’yem
 
 
 
 


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