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to like something

to like something

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kaut ko vēlēties

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Would you like to smoke? Va- J-- v------- s-----? Vai Jūs vēlaties smēķēt? 0 +
Would you like to dance? Va- J-- v------- d----? Vai Jūs vēlaties dejot? 0 +
Would you like to go for a walk? Va- J-- v------- i-- p-----------? Vai Jūs vēlaties iet pastaigāties? 0 +
I would like to smoke. Es v---- s-----. Es vēlos smēķēt. 0 +
Would you like a cigarette? Va- t- v----- c-------? Vai tu vēlies cigareti? 0 +
He wants a light. Vi-- v---- p--------. Viņš vēlas piesmēķēt. 0 +
I want to drink something. Es v---- k--- k- i------. Es vēlos kaut ko iedzert. 0 +
I want to eat something. Es v---- k--- k- ē--. Es vēlos kaut ko ēst. 0 +
I want to relax a little. Es v---- n------ a--------. Es vēlos nedaudz atpūsties. 0 +
I want to ask you something. Es v---- J--- k- p-------. Es vēlos Jums ko pajautāt. 0 +
I want to ask you for something. Es v---- J--- k- l---. Es vēlos Jums ko lūgt. 0 +
I want to treat you to something. Es v---- J-- u- k--- k- u--------. Es vēlos Jūs uz kaut ko uzaicināt. 0 +
What would you like? Ko J--- l----- v-------? Ko Jūs, lūdzu, vēlaties? 0 +
Would you like a coffee? Va- J-- v------- k-----? Vai Jūs vēlaties kafiju? 0 +
Or do you prefer a tea? Va---- J-- l---- v------- t---? Varbūt Jūs labāk vēlaties tēju? 0 +
We want to drive home. Mē- v------- b----- m----. Mēs vēlamies braukt mājās. 0 +
Do you want a taxi? Va- J-- v------- t---------? Vai Jūs vēlaties taksometru? 0 +
They want to make a call. Vi-- v---- p--------. Viņi vēlas piezvanīt. 0 +

Two languages = two speech centers!

When we learn a language matters to our brain. This is because it has different storage areas for different languages. Not all the languages we learn are stored together. Languages we learn as adults have their own storage area. That means the brain processes the new rules in a different place. They aren't stored with the native language. People who grow up bilingual, on the other hand, only use one region of the brain. Multiple studies have come to this conclusion. Neuroscientists examined various test subjects. These subjects spoke two languages fluently. One part of the test group, however, had grown up with both languages. The other part, in contrast, had learned the second language later in life. Researchers could measure brain activity during language tests. This way they could see which areas of the brain functioned during the tests. And they saw that the ‘late’ learners had two speech centers! Researchers had already long suspected that this would be so. People with brain injuries show different symptoms. So, damage to the brain can also lead to speech problems. Those affected can't pronounce or understand words as well. But bilingual accident victims sometimes show unusual symptoms. Their speech problems don't always affect both languages. If only one area of the brain is injured, the other can still function. Then the patients speak one language better than the other. The two different languages are also re-learned at different speeds. This proves that both languages aren't stored in the same place. Since they weren't learned at the same time, they form two centers. It is still unknown how our brain manages multiple languages. But new findings could lead to new learning strategies.