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Bijvoeglijke naamwoorden 2

79 [seventy-nine]

Adjectives 2

Adjectives 2

79 [negenenzeventig]


Bijvoeglijke naamwoorden 2

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I am wearing a blue dress. Ik h-- e-- b----- j--- a--. Ik heb een blauwe jurk aan. 0 +
I am wearing a red dress. Ik h-- e-- r--- j--- a--. Ik heb een rode jurk aan. 0 +
I am wearing a green dress. Ik h-- e-- g----- j--- a--. Ik heb een groene jurk aan. 0 +
I’m buying a black bag. Ik k--- e-- z----- t--. Ik koop een zwarte tas. 0 +
I’m buying a brown bag. Ik k--- e-- b----- t--. Ik koop een bruine tas. 0 +
I’m buying a white bag. Ik k--- e-- w---- t--. Ik koop een witte tas. 0 +
I need a new car. Ik h-- e-- n----- a--- n----. Ik heb een nieuwe auto nodig. 0 +
I need a fast car. Ik h-- e-- s----- a--- n----. Ik heb een snelle auto nodig. 0 +
I need a comfortable car. Ik h-- e-- c----------- a--- n----. Ik heb een comfortabele auto nodig. 0 +
An old lady lives at the top. Da-- b---- w---- e-- o--- v----. Daar boven woont een oude vrouw. 0 +
A fat lady lives at the top. Da-- b---- w---- e-- d---- v----. Daar boven woont een dikke vrouw. 0 +
A curious lady lives below. Da-- b------ w---- e-- n------------ v----. Daar beneden woont een nieuwsgierige vrouw. 0 +
Our guests were nice people. On-- g----- w---- a------ m-----. Onze gasten waren aardige mensen. 0 +
Our guests were polite people. On-- g----- w---- b------- m-----. Onze gasten waren beleefde mensen. 0 +
Our guests were interesting people. On-- g----- w---- i----------- m-----. Onze gasten waren interessante mensen. 0 +
I have lovely children. Ik h-- l---- k-------. Ik heb lieve kinderen. 0 +
But the neighbours have naughty children. Ma-- d- b---- h----- b------ k-------. Maar de buren hebben brutale kinderen. 0 +
Are your children well behaved? Zi-- u- k------- b----? Zijn uw kinderen braaf? 0 +

One language, many varieties

Even if we only speak one language, we speak many languages. For no language is a self-contained system. Every language shows many different dimensions. Language is a living system. Speakers always orient themselves towards their conversation partners. Therefore, people vary the language they speak. These varieties appear in various forms. For example, every language has a history. It has changed and will continue to change. This can be recognized in the fact that old people speak differently than young people. There are also various dialects in most languages. However, many dialect speakers can adapt to their environment. In certain situations they speak the standard language. Different social groups have different languages. Youth language or hunter's jargon are examples of this. Most people speak differently at work than they do at home. Many also use a professional jargon at work. Differences also appear in spoken and written language. Spoken language is typically much simpler than written. The difference can be quite large. This is the case when written languages don't change for a long time. Speakers then must learn to use the language in written form first. The language of women and men is often different as well. This difference isn't that great in western societies. But there are countries in which women speak very differently from men. In some cultures, politeness has its own linguistic form. Speaking is therefore not at all so easy! We have to pay attention to many different things at the same time…