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81 [eighty-one]

Past tense 1

Past tense 1

81 [ottantuno]

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to write s--ivere scrivere s-r-v-r- -------- scrivere 0
He wrote a letter. L----- -c--t-o-u---le-----. Lui ha scritto una lettera. L-i h- s-r-t-o u-a l-t-e-a- --------------------------- Lui ha scritto una lettera. 0
And she wrote a card. E -----a--cri--o-una------li-a. E lei ha scritto una cartolina. E l-i h- s-r-t-o u-a c-r-o-i-a- ------------------------------- E lei ha scritto una cartolina. 0
to read le----e leggere l-g-e-e ------- leggere 0
He read a magazine. L-i -- let-o un---iv-s--. Lui ha letto una rivista. L-i h- l-t-o u-a r-v-s-a- ------------------------- Lui ha letto una rivista. 0
And she read a book. E lei--a -ett--u- -ibr-. E lei ha letto un libro. E l-i h- l-t-o u- l-b-o- ------------------------ E lei ha letto un libro. 0
to take pr-nd--e prendere p-e-d-r- -------- prendere 0
He took a cigarette. Lui -- -re-- un--s----e--a. Lui ha preso una sigaretta. L-i h- p-e-o u-a s-g-r-t-a- --------------------------- Lui ha preso una sigaretta. 0
She took a piece of chocolate. Lei ha-p---o un----z- ----i-ccola--. Lei ha preso un pezzo di cioccolato. L-i h- p-e-o u- p-z-o d- c-o-c-l-t-. ------------------------------------ Lei ha preso un pezzo di cioccolato. 0
He was disloyal, but she was loyal. Lui-e-a-inf--el-- ma l-- e-a -ede-e. Lui era infedele, ma lei era fedele. L-i e-a i-f-d-l-, m- l-i e-a f-d-l-. ------------------------------------ Lui era infedele, ma lei era fedele. 0
He was lazy, but she was hard-working. L-i--r--p--r----a --i-era--tt--a. Lui era pigro, ma lei era attiva. L-i e-a p-g-o- m- l-i e-a a-t-v-. --------------------------------- Lui era pigro, ma lei era attiva. 0
He was poor, but she was rich. Lui er- -----o,--a--e- --a-ricc-. Lui era povero, ma lei era ricca. L-i e-a p-v-r-, m- l-i e-a r-c-a- --------------------------------- Lui era povero, ma lei era ricca. 0
He had no money, only debts. Lu--n-- -------ol-- ma-debiti. Lui non aveva soldi ma debiti. L-i n-n a-e-a s-l-i m- d-b-t-. ------------------------------ Lui non aveva soldi ma debiti. 0
He had no luck, only bad luck. Lu- -on -v-va fort-na--a ---r-u-a. Lui non aveva fortuna ma sfortuna. L-i n-n a-e-a f-r-u-a m- s-o-t-n-. ---------------------------------- Lui non aveva fortuna ma sfortuna. 0
He had no success, only failure. Lu---on -v--- --cce--o -a--n----esso. Lui non aveva successo ma insuccesso. L-i n-n a-e-a s-c-e-s- m- i-s-c-e-s-. ------------------------------------- Lui non aveva successo ma insuccesso. 0
He was not satisfied, but dissatisfied. L---non er- --n--n-o -a-sco-tent-. Lui non era contento ma scontento. L-i n-n e-a c-n-e-t- m- s-o-t-n-o- ---------------------------------- Lui non era contento ma scontento. 0
He was not happy, but sad. Lu----- er--fe-i-e -a---f-li-e. Lui non era felice ma infelice. L-i n-n e-a f-l-c- m- i-f-l-c-. ------------------------------- Lui non era felice ma infelice. 0
He was not friendly, but unfriendly. L---no- -ra simpa-i-o--a -n-i--tic-. Lui non era simpatico ma antipatico. L-i n-n e-a s-m-a-i-o m- a-t-p-t-c-. ------------------------------------ Lui non era simpatico ma antipatico. 0

How children learn to speak properly

As soon as a person is born, he communicates with others. Babies cry when they want something. They can already say a few simple words at a few months of age. With two years, they can say sentences of about three words. You can't influence when children begin to speak. But you can influence how well children learn their native language! For that, however, you have to consider a few things. Above all, it's important that the child is always motivated when learning. He must recognize that he's succeeding in something when he speaks. Babies like a smile as positive feedback. Older children look for dialogue with their environment. They orient themselves towards the language of the people around them. Therefore the language skills of their parents and educators are important. Children must also learn that language is valuable! However, they should always have fun in the process. Reading aloud to them shows children how exciting language can be. Parents should also do as much as possible with their child. When a child experiences many things, he wants to talk about them. Children growing up bilingual need firm rules. They have to know which language should be spoken with whom. This way their brain can learn to differentiate between the two languages. When children start going to school, their language changes. They learn a new colloquial language. Then it's important that the parents pay attention to how their child speaks. Studies show that the first language is stamped on the brain forever. What we learn as children accompanies us for the rest of our lives. He who learns his native language properly as a child will profit from it later. He learns new things faster and better – not only foreign languages…