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55 [femtiofem]


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What do you do for a living? Va--h-r -- -ör--rke? V__ h__ n_ f__ y____ V-d h-r n- f-r y-k-? -------------------- Vad har ni för yrke? 0
My husband is a doctor. M-n---- är-l--are-t-ll---k--. M__ m__ ä_ l_____ t___ y_____ M-n m-n ä- l-k-r- t-l- y-k-t- ----------------------------- Min man är läkare till yrket. 0
I work as a nurse part-time. J-- --bet---d---id--o- s---s-ö----ka. J__ a______ d_____ s__ s_____________ J-g a-b-t-r d-l-i- s-m s-u-s-ö-e-s-a- ------------------------------------- Jag arbetar deltid som sjuksköterska. 0
We will soon receive our pension. S---t -å--vi p-ns--n. S____ f__ v_ p_______ S-a-t f-r v- p-n-i-n- --------------------- Snart får vi pension. 0
But taxes are high. Me- s-a-t-rn- ä---ö--. M__ s________ ä_ h____ M-n s-a-t-r-a ä- h-g-. ---------------------- Men skatterna är höga. 0
And health insurance is expensive. O-h --uk--r----inge--ä- h-g. O__ s_______________ ä_ h___ O-h s-u-f-r-ä-r-n-e- ä- h-g- ---------------------------- Och sjukförsäkringen är hög. 0
What would you like to become some day? Va- v--- du b--? V__ v___ d_ b___ V-d v-l- d- b-i- ---------------- Vad vill du bli? 0
I would like to become an engineer. J-- -ill------nge--ör. J__ v___ b__ i________ J-g v-l- b-i i-g-n-ö-. ---------------------- Jag vill bli ingenjör. 0
I want to go to college. Ja- ---l --ude---p- uni-----tet. J__ v___ s______ p_ u___________ J-g v-l- s-u-e-a p- u-i-e-s-t-t- -------------------------------- Jag vill studera på universitet. 0
I am an intern. Ja--ä-----k-ikan-. J__ ä_ p__________ J-g ä- p-a-t-k-n-. ------------------ Jag är praktikant. 0
I do not earn much. J-g----na--inte-my----. J__ t_____ i___ m______ J-g t-ä-a- i-t- m-c-e-. ----------------------- Jag tjänar inte mycket. 0
I am doing an internship abroad. J-g-p-akt----ar---o-la--s. J__ p__________ u_________ J-g p-a-t-s-r-r u-o-l-n-s- -------------------------- Jag praktiserar utomlands. 0
That is my boss. Det dä--ä--m---c-ef. D__ d__ ä_ m__ c____ D-t d-r ä- m-n c-e-. -------------------- Det där är min chef. 0
I have nice colleagues. Jag---r-tr--l-ga -o-l-go-. J__ h__ t_______ k________ J-g h-r t-e-l-g- k-l-e-o-. -------------------------- Jag har trevliga kollegor. 0
We always go to the cafeteria at noon. V-d---n-htid-----vi -llti--ti-- -er-o-a--es-aur-n-en. V__ l_______ g__ v_ a_____ t___ p____________________ V-d l-n-h-i- g-r v- a-l-i- t-l- p-r-o-a-r-s-a-r-n-e-. ----------------------------------------------------- Vid lunchtid går vi alltid till personalrestaurangen. 0
I am looking for a job. J----ö-e------n-tä--ni-g. J__ s____ e_ a___________ J-g s-k-r e- a-s-ä-l-i-g- ------------------------- Jag söker en anställning. 0
I have already been unemployed for a year. Jag har varit a--e--lö- i---t-år. J__ h__ v____ a________ i e__ å__ J-g h-r v-r-t a-b-t-l-s i e-t å-. --------------------------------- Jag har varit arbetslös i ett år. 0
There are too many unemployed people in this country. I-d-- -ä----n-et-fi--- d-- al----ö- m--g- ----tslösa. I d__ h__ l_____ f____ d__ a___ f__ m____ a__________ I d-t h-r l-n-e- f-n-s d-t a-l- f-r m-n-a a-b-t-l-s-. ----------------------------------------------------- I det här landet finns det allt för många arbetslösa. 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?