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61 [sixty-one]

Ordinal numbers

Ordinal numbers

61 [eenenzestig]



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The first month is January. De e----- m---- i- j------. De eerste maand is januari. 0 +
The second month is February. De t----- m---- i- f-------. De tweede maand is februari. 0 +
The third month is March. De d---- m---- i- m----. De derde maand is maart. 0 +
The fourth month is April. De v----- m---- i- a----. De vierde maand is april. 0 +
The fifth month is May. De v----- m---- i- m--. De vijfde maand is mei. 0 +
The sixth month is June. De z---- m---- i- j---. De zesde maand is juni. 0 +
Six months make half a year. Ze- m------ z--- e-- h--- j---. Zes maanden zijn een half jaar. 0 +
January, February, March, ja------ f-------- m----, januari, februari, maart, 0 +
April, May and June. ap---- m-- e- j---. april, mei en juni. 0 +
The seventh month is July. De z------ m---- i- j---. De zevende maand is juli. 0 +
The eighth month is August. De a------ m---- i- a-------. De achtste maand is augustus. 0 +
The ninth month is September. De n------ m---- i- s--------. De negende maand is september. 0 +
The tenth month is October. De t----- m---- i- o------. De tiende maand is oktober. 0 +
The eleventh month is November. De e---- m---- i- n-------. De elfde maand is november. 0 +
The twelfth month is December. De t------- m---- i- d-------. De twaalfde maand is december. 0 +
Twelve months make a year. Tw---- m------ z--- e-- j---. Twaalf maanden zijn een jaar. 0 +
July, August, September, ju--- a-------- s--------, juli, augustus, september, 0 +
October, November and December. ok------ n------- e- d-------. oktober, november en december. 0 +

The native language is always the most important language

Our native language is the first language we learn. This happens automatically, so we don't notice it. Most people only have one native language. All other languages are studied as foreign languages. Of course there are also people who grow up with multiple languages. However, they typically speak these languages with differing levels of fluency. Often, the languages are also used differently. One language is used at work, for example. The other is used at home. How well we speak a language is dependent on multiple factors. When we learn it as small children, we typically learn it very well. Our speech center works most effectively in these years of life. How often we speak a language is also important. The more often we use it, the better we speak it. But researchers believe a person can never speak two languages equally well. One language is always the more important language. Experiments seem to confirm this hypothesis. Various people were tested in one study. Half of the test subjects spoke two languages fluently. Chinese was the native language and English the second. The other half of the subjects only spoke English as their native language. The test subjects had to solve simple tasks in English. While doing so, the activity of their brains was measured. And differences appeared in the brains of the test subjects! In the multilingual individuals, one region of the brain was especially active. The monolingual individuals, on the other hand, showed no activity in this region. Both groups solved the tasks equally fast and well. Despite this, the Chinese still translated everything into their native language…