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Voegwoorde 4

97 [ninety-seven]



97 [sewe en negentig]


Voegwoorde 4

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He fell asleep although the TV was on. Hy h-- a-- d-- s---- g------ a- w-- d-- t- n-- a--. Hy het aan die slaap geraak, al was die tv nog aan. 0 +
He stayed a while although it was late. Hy h-- n-- g----- a- w-- d-- a- l---. Hy het nog gebly, al was dit al laat. 0 +
He didn’t come although we had made an appointment. Hy h-- n-- g---- n--- a- h-- o-- ’- a------- g----. Hy het nie gekom nie, al het ons ’n afspraak gehad. 0 +
The TV was on. Nevertheless, he fell asleep. Di- t- w-- a--. T-- s---- d------ h-- h- a-- d-- s---- g-----. Die tv was aan. Ten spyte daarvan het hy aan die slaap geraak. 0 +
It was already late. Nevertheless, he stayed a while. Hy w-- r---- l---. T-- h-- h- n-- g----. Hy was reeds laat. Tog het hy nog gebly. 0 +
We had made an appointment. Nevertheless, he didn’t come. On- h-- ’- a------- g----. T-- h-- h- n-- g---- n--. Ons het ’n afspraak gehad. Tog het hy nie gekom nie. 0 +
Although he has no license, he drives the car. Al h-- h- n-- ’- r------ n--- b------ h- d-- m----. Al het hy nie ’n rybewys nie, bestuur hy die motor. 0 +
Although the road is slippery, he drives so fast. Al i- d-- s----- g---- r- h- v-----. Al is die straat glad, ry hy vinnig. 0 +
Although he is drunk, he rides his bicycle. Al i- h- d----- r- h- f----. Al is hy dronk, ry hy fiets. 0 +
Despite having no licence / license (am.), he drives the car. Hy h-- g--- r------ n--. T-- s---- d------ b------ h- d-- m----. Hy het geen rybewys nie. Ten spyte daarvan bestuur hy die motor. 0 +
Despite the road being slippery, he drives fast. Di- s----- i- g---. T-- s---- d------ r- h- v-----. Die straat is glad. Ten spyte daarvan ry hy vinnig. 0 +
Despite being drunk, he rides the bike. Hy i- d----. T-- s---- d------ r- h- f----. Hy is dronk. Ten spyte daarvan ry hy fiets. 0 +
Although she went to college, she can’t find a job. Sy v--- n-- w--- n--- a- h-- s- g--------. Sy vind nie werk nie, al het sy gestudeer. 0 +
Although she is in pain, she doesn’t go to the doctor. Sy g--- n-- n- ’- d----- t-- n--- a- h-- s- p--. Sy gaan nie na ’n dokter toe nie, al het sy pyn. 0 +
Although she has no money, she buys a car. Sy k--- ’- m----- a- h-- s- n-- g--- n--. Sy koop ’n motor, al het sy nie geld nie. 0 +
She went to college. Nevertheless, she can’t find a job. Sy h-- g--------. T-- s---- d------ v--- s- g--- w--- n--. Sy het gestudeer. Ten spyte daarvan vind sy geen werk nie. 0 +
She is in pain. Nevertheless, she doesn’t go to the doctor. Sy h-- p--. T-- s---- d------ g--- s- n-- n- d-- d----- t-- n--. Sy het pyn. Ten spyte daarvan gaan sy nie na die dokter toe nie. 0 +
She has no money. Nevertheless, she buys a car. Sy h-- g--- g--- n--. T-- s---- d------ k--- s- ’- m----. Sy het geen geld nie. Ten spyte daarvan koop sy ’n motor. 0 +

Young people learn differently than older people

Children learn language relatively quickly. It typically takes longer for adults. But children don't learn better than adults. They just learn differently. When learning languages, the brain has to accomplish quite a lot. It has to learn multiple things simultaneously. When a person is learning a language, it's not enough to just think about it. He must also learn how to say the new words. For that, the speech organs must learn new movements. The brain must also learn to react to new situations. It is a challenge to communicate in a foreign language. Adults learn languages differently in every period of life, however. With 20 or 30 years of age, people still have a learning routine. School or studying isn't that far in the past. Therefore, the brain is well trained. As a result it can learn foreign languages at a very high level. People between the ages of 40 and 50 have already learned a lot. Their brain profits from this experience. It can combine new content with old knowledge well. At this age it learns best the things with which it is already familiar. That is, for example, languages that are similar to languages learned earlier in life. With 60 or 70 years of age, people typically have a lot of time. They can practice often. That is especially important with languages. Older people learn foreign writing especially well, for example. One can learn successfully at every age. The brain can still build new nerve cells after puberty. And it enjoys doing so…