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45 [forty-five]

At the cinema

 


45 [நாற்பத்தி ஐந்து]

சினிமாவில்

 

 
We want to go to the cinema.
எங்களுக்கு ஒரு சினிமாவிற்கு போகவேண்டும்.
eṅkaḷukku oru ciṉimāviṟku pōkavēṇṭum.
A good film is playing today.
இன்று ஒரு நல்ல சினிமா நடந்து கொண்டு இருக்கிறது.
Iṉṟu oru nalla ciṉimā naṭantu koṇṭu irukkiṟatu.
The film is brand new.
புத்தம் புதிய சினிமா.
Puttam putiya ciṉimā.
 
 
 
 
Where is the cash register?
டிக்கெட் வாங்கும் இடம் எங்கு உள்ளது?
Ṭikkeṭ vāṅkum iṭam eṅku uḷḷatu?
Are seats still available?
டிக்கெட் கிடைக்குமா?
Ṭikkeṭ kiṭaikkumā?
How much are the admission tickets?
அனுமதி டிக்கெட்டின் விலை என்ன?
Aṉumati ṭikkeṭṭiṉ vilai eṉṉa?
 
 
 
 
When does the show begin?
சினிமா எப்பொழுது ஆரம்பமாகிறது?
Ciṉimā eppoḻutu ārampamākiṟatu?
How long is the film?
சினிமா எவ்வளவு நேரம்?
Ciṉimā evvaḷavu nēram?
Can one reserve tickets?
டிக்கெட் முன்பதிவு செய்ய முடியுமா?
Ṭikkeṭ muṉpativu ceyya muṭiyumā?
 
 
 
 
I want to sit at the back.
எனக்கு பின்புறம் உட்கார வேண்டும்.
Eṉakku piṉpuṟam uṭkāra vēṇṭum.
I want to sit at the front.
எனக்கு முன்புறம் உட்கார வேண்டும்.
Eṉakku muṉpuṟam uṭkāra vēṇṭum.
I want to sit in the middle.
எனக்கு நடுவில் உட்கார வேண்டும்.
Eṉakku naṭuvil uṭkāra vēṇṭum.
 
 
 
 
The film was exciting.
சினிமா பரபரப்பு ஊட்டுவதாக இருந்தது.
Ciṉimā paraparappu ūṭṭuvatāka iruntatu.
The film was not boring.
சினிமா அறுவையாக இல்லை.
Ciṉimā aṟuvaiyāka illai.
But the book on which the film was based was better.
ஆனாலும் புத்தகம் இதைவிட நன்றாக இருந்தது.
Āṉālum puttakam itaiviṭa naṉṟāka iruntatu.
 
 
 
 
How was the music?
இசை எப்படி இருந்தது?
Icai eppaṭi iruntatu?
How were the actors?
நடிகர்கள் எப்படி இருந்தார்கள்?
Naṭikarkaḷ eppaṭi iruntārkaḷ?
Were there English subtitles?
ஆங்கிலத்தில் துணைஉரை இருந்ததா?
Āṅkilattil tuṇai'urai iruntatā?
 
 
 
 


Language and music

Music is a worldwide phenomenon. All peoples of the Earth make music. And music is understood in all cultures. A scientific study proved this. In it, western music was played to an isolated tribe of people. This African tribe had no access to the modern world. Nevertheless, they recognized when they heard cheerful or sad songs. Why this is so has not yet been researched. But music appears to be a language without boundaries. And we have all somehow learned how to interpret it correctly. However, music has no evolutionary advantage. That we can understand it anyway is associated with our language. Because music and language belong together. They are processed alike in the brain. They also function similarly. Both combine tones and sounds according to specific rules. Even babies understand music, they learned that in the womb. There they hear the melody of their mother's language. Then when they come into the world they can understand music. It could be said that music imitates the melody of languages. Emotion is also expressed through speed in both language and music. So using our linguistic knowledge, we understand emotions in music. Conversely, musical people often learn languages easier. Many musicians memorize languages like melodies. In doing so, they can remember languages better. Something interesting is that lullabies around the world sound very similar. This proves how international the language of music is. And it is also perhaps the most beautiful of all languages…

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