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Op het postkantoor

59 [fifty-nine]

At the post office

At the post office

59 [negenenvijftig]


Op het postkantoor

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Where is the nearest post office? Wa-- i- h-- d--------------- p----------? Waar is het dichtstbijzijnde postkantoor? 0 +
Is the post office far from here? Is h-- v-- n--- h-- v------- p----------? Is het ver naar het volgende postkantoor? 0 +
Where is the nearest mail box? Wa-- i- d- d--------------- b---------? Waar is de dichtstbijzijnde brievenbus? 0 +
I need a couple of stamps. Ik h-- e-- p--- p--------- n----. Ik heb een paar postzegels nodig. 0 +
For a card and a letter. Vo-- e-- k---- e- e-- b----. Voor een kaart en een brief. 0 +
How much is the postage to America? Ho- d--- i- d- p--- n--- A------? Hoe duur is de port naar Amerika? 0 +
How heavy is the package? Ho- z---- i- d-- p-----? Hoe zwaar is dat pakket? 0 +
Can I send it by air mail? Ka- i- h-- p-- l-------- s-----? Kan ik het per luchtpost sturen? 0 +
How long will it take to get there? Ho- l--- d---- h-- v--- h-- a------? Hoe lang duurt het voor het aankomt? 0 +
Where can I make a call? Wa-- k-- i- t----------? Waar kan ik telefoneren? 0 +
Where is the nearest telephone booth? Wa-- i- d- d--------------- t----------? Waar is de dichtstbijzijnde telefooncel? 0 +
Do you have calling cards? He--- u t--------------? Heeft u telefoonkaarten? 0 +
Do you have a telephone directory? He--- u e-- t-----------? Heeft u een telefoonboek? 0 +
Do you know the area code for Austria? Ke-- u h-- l--------- v-- O---------? Kent u het landnummer van Oostenrijk? 0 +
One moment, I’ll look it up. Ee- o-------- i- z--- h-- o-. Een ogenblik, ik zoek het op. 0 +
The line is always busy. De l--- i- s----- b----. De lijn is steeds bezet. 0 +
Which number did you dial? We-- n----- h---- u g------? Welk nummer heeft u gekozen? 0 +
You have to dial a zero first! U m--- e---- e-- n-- k-----! U moet eerst een nul kiezen! 0 +

Feelings speak different languages too!

Many different languages are spoken around the world. There is no universal human language. But how is it for our facial expressions? Is the language of emotions universal? No, there are also differences here! It was long believed that all people expressed feelings the same way. The language of facial expressions was considered universally understood. Charles Darwin believed that feelings were of vital importance for humans. Therefore, they had to be understood equally in all cultures. But new studies are coming to a different result. They show that there are differences in the language of feelings too. That is, our facial expressions are influenced by our culture. Therefore, people around the world show and interpret feelings differently. Scientists distinguish six primary emotions. They are happiness, sadness, anger, disgust, fear and surprise. But Europeans have different facial expressions to Asians. And they read different things from the same expressions. Various experiments have confirmed this. In them, test subjects were shown faces on a computer. The subjects were supposed to describe what they read in the faces. There are many reasons why the results differed. Feelings are shown more in some cultures than in others. The intensity of facial expressions is therefore not understood the same everywhere. Also, people from different cultures pay attention to different things. Asians concentrate on the eyes when reading facial expressions. Europeans and Americans, on the other hand, look at the mouth. One facial expression is understood in all cultures, however… That is a nice smile!