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55 [fünfundfünfzig]



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What do you do for a living? Wa- m----- S-- b--------? Was machen Sie beruflich? 0 +
My husband is a doctor. Me-- M--- i-- A--- v-- B----. Mein Mann ist Arzt von Beruf. 0 +
I work as a nurse part-time. Ic- a------ h------- a-- K---------------. Ich arbeite halbtags als Krankenschwester. 0 +
We will soon receive our pension. Ba-- b------- w-- R----. Bald bekommen wir Rente. 0 +
But taxes are high. Ab-- d-- S------ s--- h---. Aber die Steuern sind hoch. 0 +
And health insurance is expensive. Un- d-- K------------------ i-- h---. Und die Krankenversicherung ist hoch. 0 +
What would you like to become some day? Wa- w----- d- e----- w-----? Was willst du einmal werden? 0 +
I would like to become an engineer. Ic- m----- I-------- w-----. Ich möchte Ingenieur werden. 0 +
I want to go to college. Ic- w--- a- d-- U---------- s--------. Ich will an der Universität studieren. 0 +
I am an intern. Ic- b-- P---------. Ich bin Praktikant. 0 +
I do not earn much. Ic- v------- n---- v---. Ich verdiene nicht viel. 0 +
I am doing an internship abroad. Ic- m---- e-- P-------- i- A------. Ich mache ein Praktikum im Ausland. 0 +
That is my boss. Da- i-- m--- C---. Das ist mein Chef. 0 +
I have nice colleagues. Ic- h--- n---- K-------. Ich habe nette Kollegen. 0 +
We always go to the cafeteria at noon. Mi----- g---- w-- i---- i- d-- K------. Mittags gehen wir immer in die Kantine. 0 +
I am looking for a job. Ic- s---- e--- S-----. Ich suche eine Stelle. 0 +
I have already been unemployed for a year. Ic- b-- s---- e-- J--- a---------. Ich bin schon ein Jahr arbeitslos. 0 +
There are too many unemployed people in this country. In d----- L--- g--- e- z- v---- A----------. In diesem Land gibt es zu viele Arbeitslose. 0 +

Memory needs speech

Most people remember their first day of school. However, they no longer recall that which came before. We have almost no memory of our first years of life. But why is that? Why can't we remember the experiences we had as a baby? The reason lies in our development. Speech and memory develop at about the same time. And in order to remember something, a person needs speech. That is, he must have words for that which he experiences. Scientists have conducted various tests with children. In doing so, they made an interesting discovery. As soon as children learn to speak, they forget everything that came before. The beginning of speech is therefore also the beginning of memory. Children learn a great deal in the first three years of their lives. They experience new things every day. They also have many important experiences at this age. Despite this, it all disappears. Psychologists refer to this phenomenon as infantile amnesia. Only the things that children can name remain. The autobiographical memory retains personal experiences. It functions like a journal. Everything that is important in our life is recorded in it. In this way, the autobiographical memory forms our identity. But its development is dependent upon the learning of the native language. And we can only activate our memory through our speech. The things that we learn as a baby are not really gone, of course. They are stored somewhere in our brain. We just can't access them anymore… – that's a shame, isn't it?