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Grote schoonmaak

18 [eighteen]

House cleaning

House cleaning

18 [achttien]


Grote schoonmaak

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Today is Saturday. Va----- i- h-- z-------. Vandaag is het zaterdag. 0 +
We have time today. Va----- h----- w- t---. Vandaag hebben we tijd. 0 +
We are cleaning the apartment today. Va----- m---- w- h-- h--- s-----. Vandaag maken we het huis schoon. 0 +
I am cleaning the bathroom. Ik m--- d- b------- s-----. Ik maak de badkamer schoon. 0 +
My husband is washing the car. Mi-- m-- w--- d- a---. Mijn man wast de auto. 0 +
The children are cleaning the bicycles. De k------- m---- d- f------ s-----. De kinderen maken de fietsen schoon. 0 +
Grandma is watering the flowers. Gr--------- g---- d- p------ w----. Grootmoeder geeft de planten water. 0 +
The children are cleaning up the children’s room. De k------- r----- d- k---------- o-. De kinderen ruimen de kinderkamer op. 0 +
My husband is tidying up his desk. Mi-- m-- r---- z--- b----- o-. Mijn man ruimt zijn bureau op. 0 +
I am putting the laundry in the washing machine. Ik d-- d- w-- i- d- w---------. Ik doe de was in de wasmachine. 0 +
I am hanging up the laundry. Ik h--- d- w-- o-. Ik hang de was op. 0 +
I am ironing the clothes. Ik s----- d- k-----. Ik strijk de kleren. 0 +
The windows are dirty. De r---- z--- v---. De ramen zijn vuil. 0 +
The floor is dirty. De v---- i- v---. De vloer is vuil. 0 +
The dishes are dirty. De a---- i- v---. De afwas is vuil. 0 +
Who washes the windows? Wi- m---- d- r---- s-----? Wie maakt de ramen schoon? 0 +
Who does the vacuuming? Wi- s--------? Wie stofzuigt? 0 +
Who does the dishes? Wi- d--- d- a----? Wie doet de afwas? 0 +

Early Learning

Today, foreign languages are becoming more and more important. This also applies to professional life. As a result, the number of people learning foreign languages has increased. Many parents would also like their children to learn languages. It is best at a young age. There are already many international grade schools worldwide. Kindergartens with multilingual education are becoming more and more popular. Starting to learn so early has many advantages. This is due to the development of our brain. Our brain builds structures for languages up to the age of 4. These neuronal networks help us in learning. Later in life, new structures do not form as well. Older children and adults have more difficulty learning languages. Therefore, we should promote the early development of our brain. In brief: the younger, the better. There are also people, however, who criticize early learning. They fear that multilingualism overwhelms small children. Besides that, there is the fear that they won't learn any language properly. These doubts are unfounded from a scientific standpoint though. Most linguists and neuropsychologists are optimistic. Their studies of the topic show positive results. Children usually have fun in language courses. And: If children learn languages, they also think about languages. Therefore, by learning foreign languages they get to know their native language. They profit from this knowledge of languages their entire life. Maybe it's actually better to start with more difficult languages. Because the brain of a child learns quickly and intuitively. It doesn't care if it stores hello, ciao or néih hóu!
Did you know?
Hindi is counted among the Indo-Aryan languages. It is spoken in most of the states of northern and central India. Hindi is closely related to the Urdu language that is primarily spoken in Pakistan. For all intents and purposes, the two languages are almost identical. The crucial difference is in the writing system. Hindi is written in Devanagari. On the other hand, Urdu uses the Arabic semiotic system. Distinctive for Hindi are the many dialects. These differ, sometimes strongly, from one another due to the country's size. Hindi is the native language of 370 million people. An additional 150 million people are proficient in Hindi as a second language. With that, Hindi is among the most spoken languages of the world. It is in second place after Chinese. So it comes before Spanish and English! And India's influence in the world is growing rapidly!