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    I would like to pay attention to similar words with the same translation and meaning in two and more languages one of which must be English.
    I have been doing these research for many years. I always tell my students that English is very easy to learn and bring these examples connected with similar words with the same meaning in English and Armenian.
    For example: English Armenian
    am em
    team tim
    hero heros
    door dur
    listen lsel
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    What about mother/father?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    What about mother/father?
    Mother and Father are a little different " Mayrik" and "Hayrik" but we also have mama and papa or mum and pup.
    I hope you know that English and Armenian are in one family " Indian- european". Besides there are plenty of words which have the same pronunciation but different meaning. Do=you, what= foot, talk=lung, me=one,car=stone, bar=word etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Smith View Post
    I would like to pay attention to similar words with the same translation and meaning in two and more languages one of which must be English.
    I have been doing these research for many years. I always tell my students that English is very easy to learn and bring these examples connected with similar words with the same meaning in English and Armenian.
    For example: English Armenian
    am em
    team tim
    hero heros
    door dur
    listen lsel
    Do you have "taxi" in Armenian? I'm told that this word is exactly the same in the most languages.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    Do you have "taxi" in Armenian? I'm told that this word is exactly the same in the most languages.
    The word "taxi" is an American word. It has penetrated into other languages throughout centuries. And now as far as I know it's an international word.
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    Today I asked one of my students what the verb "bring" means in Armenian and he said "berel". I think there is something common in these two forms.

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    How similar are the first few numbers?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    How similar are the first few numbers?
    They are not similar but they have something in common. Here they are: "mek, yerkus, yerek, chors, hing, vets, yot, uot, inna, tas" Now I'm sure you can count in Armenian too.

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    I have found one more word which has the same meaning and pronunciation with the English one.
    murmur - murmurtal ( as you can see they are the same only in my language we pronounce -tal in the end.)

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    English and German are very alike. :D

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