Day before yesterday night I went to one of my favourite spots in Cologne. You walk there through a small forest in pitch darkness and reach a meadow. I've tried out a new camera. Exposure time for the following two pictures has been one minute.
After starting the camera, I quickly went in front of the camera and raised my arms and stayed there for about ten seconds, the I've darted away behind the camera. I like the effect.
In this picture you can see an airplane crossing the sky to the nearby airport (CGN).
Portuguese is an
important language, there are about 22 Mill. Native spekers! It’s spoken in
Portugal, of course, Brazil, Angola, Mozambique, and other countries, which
were tied to Portugal in colonial times. I won’t come to dialects as we are on
the very basic level. You might have problems with the pronunciation as some
vowels are omitted, some are nasalized, there are diphthongs, and there are
end-S, which are pronounced as a sh. Get a feeling for this by listening to
fado, samba, or spoken Portuguese.
Thanks – obrigado (m), obrigada
(f) – yes, there are differences, if you’re male you say obrigado
Yes - sim
No - não
Do you speak English? - você
Please – por favor
Excuse me – desculpe-me
You’re welcome – de nada
Good morning – bom dia
Good afternoon - boa tarde
Good evening/night – boa
Hello – olá
Goodbye – adeus or tchau
How are you? - como vai?
I would like to buy ... - eu
gostaria de comprar ...
How much is it? – quanto
Please write it down - por
I don’t understand – eu
Where is – onde é
Where are the toilets? – onde
é o banheiro? Or: Onde é o quarto de banho?
I'm lost - estou perdido
What is your name? – como
você se chama?
My name is LMK – meu nome
Left – esquerda
Right – direita
Please call a doctor
quickly - por favor, chame um médico rapidamente