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en Yesterday – today – tomorrow   »   af Gister – vandag – môre

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Yesterday – today – tomorrow

Yesterday – today – tomorrow

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Gister – vandag – môre

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Yesterday was Saturday. G-ster-w-s---t-r---. G_____ w__ S________ G-s-e- w-s S-t-r-a-. -------------------- Gister was Saterdag. 0
I was at the cinema yesterday. Gi-te- w-s--k -n---e -i--k---. G_____ w__ e_ i_ d__ b________ G-s-e- w-s e- i- d-e b-o-k-o-. ------------------------------ Gister was ek in die bioskoop. 0
The film was interesting. D-- r-lp-e-t was-intere--ant. D__ r_______ w__ i___________ D-e r-l-r-n- w-s i-t-r-s-a-t- ----------------------------- Die rolprent was interessant. 0
Today is Sunday. Va-d---i- ---da-. V_____ i_ S______ V-n-a- i- S-n-a-. ----------------- Vandag is Sondag. 0
I’m not working today. Va-----werk-e- -ie. V_____ w___ e_ n___ V-n-a- w-r- e- n-e- ------------------- Vandag werk ek nie. 0
I’m staying at home. Ek---y ---s. --E- -l--b---ie---is. E_ b__ t____ / E_ b__ b_ d__ h____ E- b-y t-i-. / E- b-y b- d-e h-i-. ---------------------------------- Ek bly tuis. / Ek bly by die huis. 0
Tomorrow is Monday. Mô----s-Ma-nd-g. M___ i_ M_______ M-r- i- M-a-d-g- ---------------- Môre is Maandag. 0
Tomorrow I will work again. Mô-e -e-k-e--we--. M___ w___ e_ w____ M-r- w-r- e- w-e-. ------------------ Môre werk ek weer. 0
I work at an office. Ek--e----p ka-t---. E_ w___ o_ k_______ E- w-r- o- k-n-o-r- ------------------- Ek werk op kantoor. 0
Who is that? W-e is -i-? W__ i_ d___ W-e i- d-t- ----------- Wie is dit? 0
That is Peter. Dit i- P-t-r. D__ i_ P_____ D-t i- P-t-r- ------------- Dit is Peter. 0
Peter is a student. Pet-r -- ’- s--dent. P____ i_ ’_ s_______ P-t-r i- ’- s-u-e-t- -------------------- Peter is ’n student. 0
Who is that? W-- i- -it? W__ i_ d___ W-e i- d-t- ----------- Wie is dit? 0
That is Martha. D----s -art--. D__ i_ M______ D-t i- M-r-h-. -------------- Dit is Martha. 0
Martha is a secretary. M-r-h---s ’--sekr--are---. M_____ i_ ’_ s____________ M-r-h- i- ’- s-k-e-a-e-s-. -------------------------- Martha is ’n sekretaresse. 0
Peter and Martha are friends. Pe-er-en-----h--i--v-ien--. P____ e_ M_____ i_ v_______ P-t-r e- M-r-h- i- v-i-n-e- --------------------------- Peter en Martha is vriende. 0
Peter is Martha’s friend. Pe--r-i--M-r-ha--e-v--e--. P____ i_ M_____ s_ v______ P-t-r i- M-r-h- s- v-i-n-. -------------------------- Peter is Martha se vriend. 0
Martha is Peter’s friend. Mart-a-is-Pe-er s--v-i---i-. M_____ i_ P____ s_ v________ M-r-h- i- P-t-r s- v-i-n-i-. ---------------------------- Martha is Peter se vriendin. 0

Learning in your sleep

Today, foreign languages are a part of general education. If only learning them weren't so tedious! There is good news for those that have difficulties with it. For we learn most effectively in our sleep! Multiple scientific studies have arrived at this conclusion. And we can use this when it comes to learning languages. We process the day's events in our sleep. Our brains analyze new experiences. Everything that we've experienced is thought out once again. And the new content is reinforced in our brains. Things that are learned just before falling asleep are retained especially well. Therefore, it can be helpful to review important items in the evening. A different phase of sleep is responsible for different learning content. REM sleep supports psychomotor learning. Playing music or sports belongs in this category. In contrast, the learning of pure knowledge takes place in deep sleep. This is where everything we learn is reviewed. Even vocabulary and grammar! When we learn languages, our brain must work very hard. It has to store new words and rules. This is all played back once more in sleep. Researchers call this Replay Theory. However, it's important that you sleep well. Body and mind have to recuperate properly. Only then can the brain work efficiently. You could say: good sleep, good cognitive performance. While we're resting, our brain is still active… So: Gute Nacht, good night, buona notte, dobrou noc!
Did you know?
British English is the form of English that is spoken in Great Britain. It is counted among the West Germanic languages. It is the native language of approximately 60 million people. It deviates from American English in a few areas. English is thus considered a pluricentric language. That means that it is a language that has multiple standard forms. Differences can relate to pronunciation, vocabulary, and orthography, for example. British English is divided into many dialects that in some cases are very different. For a long time dialect speakers were considered uneducated and could not find good jobs. Today it is different, even though dialects still play a role in Great Britain. British English has also been strongly influenced by French. This dates back to the Norman Conquest in 1066. In turn, Great Britain took its language to other continents during the colonial times. In this way, English became one of the most important languages of the world in the last few centuries. Learn English, but the original please!