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In de bank

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At the bank

At the bank

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In de bank

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I would like to open an account. Ik w-- g---- e-- r------- o-----. Ik wil graag een rekening openen. 0 +
Here is my passport. Hi-- i- m--- p-------. Hier is mijn paspoort. 0 +
And here is my address. En h--- i- m--- a----. En hier is mijn adres. 0 +
I want to deposit money in my account. Ik w-- g---- g--- o- m--- r------- s------. Ik wil graag geld op mijn rekening storten. 0 +
I want to withdraw money from my account. Ik w-- g---- g--- v-- m--- r------- a------. Ik wil graag geld van mijn rekening afhalen. 0 +
I want to pick up the bank statements. Ik w-- g---- d- r------------------ a------. Ik wil graag de rekeningafschriften afhalen. 0 +
I want to cash a traveller’s cheque / traveler’s check (am.). Ik w-- g---- e-- r--------- v----------. Ik wil graag een reischeque verzilveren. 0 +
What are the fees? Ho- h--- z--- d- k-----? Hoe hoog zijn de kosten? 0 +
Where should I sign? Wa-- m--- i- t------? Waar moet ik tekenen? 0 +
I’m expecting a transfer from Germany. Ik v------- e-- o------------- u-- D--------. Ik verwacht een overschrijving uit Duitsland. 0 +
Here is my account number. Hi-- i- m--- r-------------. Hier is mijn rekeningnummer. 0 +
Has the money arrived? Is h-- g--- a---------? Is het geld aangekomen? 0 +
I want to change money. Ik w-- d-- g--- g---- w-------. Ik wil dit geld graag wisselen. 0 +
I need US-Dollars. Ik h-- a---------- d------ n----. Ik heb amerikaanse dollars nodig. 0 +
Could you please give me small notes / bills (am.)? Ku-- u m-- k----- b-------- g----? Kunt u mij kleine biljetten geven? 0 +
Is there a cashpoint / an ATM (am.)? Is h--- e-- g-----------? Is hier een geldautomaat? 0 +
How much money can one withdraw? Ho----- g--- k-- j- h--- o------? Hoeveel geld kun je hier opnemen? 0 +
Which credit cards can one use? We--- k------------- k-- j- h--- g--------? Welke kredietkaarten kun je hier gebruiken? 0 +

Does a universal grammar exist?

When we learn a language, we also learn its grammar. When children learn their native language, this happens automatically. They don't notice that their brain is learning various rules. Despite this, they learn their native language correctly from the beginning. Given that many languages exist, many grammar systems exist too. But is there also a universal grammar? Scientists have been studying this for a long time. New studies could provide an answer. Because brain researchers have made an interesting discovery. They had test subjects study grammar rules. These subjects were language school students. They studied Japanese or Italian. Half of the grammar rules were totally fabricated. However, the test subjects didn't know that. The students were presented with sentences after studying. They had to assess whether or not the sentences were correct. While they were working through the sentences, their brains were analyzed. That is to say, the researchers measured the activity of the brain. This way they could examine how the brain reacted to the sentences. And it appears that our brain recognizes grammar! When processing speech, certain brain areas are active. The Broca Center is one of them. It is located in the left cerebrum. When the students were faced with real grammar rules, it was very active. With the fabricated rules on the other hand, the activity decreased considerably. So it could be that all grammar systems have the same basis. Then they would all follow the same principles. And these principles would be inherent in us…