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etwas begründen 1

75 [seventy-five]

giving reasons

giving reasons

75 [fünfundsiebzig]


etwas begründen 1

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Why aren’t you coming? Wa--- k----- S-- n----? Warum kommen Sie nicht? 0 +
The weather is so bad. Da- W----- i-- s- s-------. Das Wetter ist so schlecht. 0 +
I am not coming because the weather is so bad. Ic- k---- n----- w--- d-- W----- s- s------- i--. Ich komme nicht, weil das Wetter so schlecht ist. 0 +
Why isn’t he coming? Wa--- k---- e- n----? Warum kommt er nicht? 0 +
He isn’t invited. Er i-- n---- e---------. Er ist nicht eingeladen. 0 +
He isn’t coming because he isn’t invited. Er k---- n----- w--- e- n---- e--------- i--. Er kommt nicht, weil er nicht eingeladen ist. 0 +
Why aren’t you coming? Wa--- k----- d- n----? Warum kommst du nicht? 0 +
I have no time. Ic- h--- k---- Z---. Ich habe keine Zeit. 0 +
I am not coming because I have no time. Ic- k---- n----- w--- i-- k---- Z--- h---. Ich komme nicht, weil ich keine Zeit habe. 0 +
Why don’t you stay? Wa--- b------ d- n----? Warum bleibst du nicht? 0 +
I still have to work. Ic- m--- n--- a-------. Ich muss noch arbeiten. 0 +
I am not staying because I still have to work. Ic- b----- n----- w--- i-- n--- a------- m---. Ich bleibe nicht, weil ich noch arbeiten muss. 0 +
Why are you going already? Wa--- g---- S-- s----? Warum gehen Sie schon? 0 +
I am tired. Ic- b-- m---. Ich bin müde. 0 +
I’m going because I’m tired. Ic- g---- w--- i-- m--- b--. Ich gehe, weil ich müde bin. 0 +
Why are you going already? Wa--- f----- S-- s----? Warum fahren Sie schon? 0 +
It is already late. Es i-- s---- s---. Es ist schon spät. 0 +
I’m going because it is already late. Ic- f----- w--- e- s---- s--- i--. Ich fahre, weil es schon spät ist. 0 +

Native language = emotional, foreign language = rational?

When we learn foreign languages, we are stimulating our brain. Our thinking changes through learning. We become more creative and flexible. Complex thinking comes easier to people who are multilingual as well. The memory is exercised by learning. The more we learn, the better it functions. He who has learned many languages also learns other things faster. He can think more intently about a subject for a longer time. As a result, he solves problems faster. Multilingual individuals are also more decisive. But how they make decisions is dependent on languages too. The language in which we think influences our decisions. Psychologists examined multiple test subjects for a study. All test subjects were bilingual. They spoke another language in addition to their native language. The test subjects had to answer a question. The question had to do with the solution to a problem. In the process, the test subjects had to choose between two options. One option was considerably more risky than the other. The test subjects had to answer the question in both languages. And the answers changed when the language changed! When they were speaking their native language, the test subjects chose the risk. But in the foreign language they decided on the safer option. After this experiment, the test subjects had to place bets. Here too there was a clear difference. When they used a foreign language, they were more sensible. The researchers presume that we are more focused in foreign languages. Therefore, we make decisions not emotionally, but rationally…