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97 [ninety-seven]

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97 [noventa y siete]

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He fell asleep although the TV was on. Él s- q---- d------ / s- d------ a----- e- t-------- e----- e--------. Él se quedó dormido / se durmió, aunque el televisor estaba encendido.
He stayed a while although it was late. Él s- q---- u- r--- m--- a----- y- e-- t----. Él se quedó un rato más, aunque ya era tarde.
He didn’t come although we had made an appointment. Él n- v---- a----- h------- q------. Él no vino, aunque habíamos quedado.
The TV was on. Nevertheless, he fell asleep. El t-------- e----- e--------. S-- e------- s- q---- d------ / s- d-----. El televisor estaba encendido. Sin embargo, se quedó dormido / se durmió.
It was already late. Nevertheless, he stayed a while. Ya e-- t----. S-- e------- s- q---- u- r--- m--. Ya era tarde. Sin embargo, se quedó un rato más.
We had made an appointment. Nevertheless, he didn’t come. Ha------ q------. S-- e------- n- v---. Habíamos quedado. Sin embargo, no vino.
Although he has no license, he drives the car. Au---- (é-) n- t---- p------ d- c-------- c------. Aunque (él) no tiene permiso de conducir, conduce.
Although the road is slippery, he drives so fast. Au---- l- c---- e--- r----------- c------ m-- d------. Aunque la calle está resbaladiza, conduce muy deprisa.
Although he is drunk, he rides his bicycle. Au---- e--- b-------- v- e- b--------. Aunque está borracho, va en bicicleta.
Despite having no licence / license (am.), he drives the car. No t---- p------ d- c-------. S-- e------- c------. No tiene permiso de conducir. Sin embargo, conduce.
Despite the road being slippery, he drives fast. La c---- e--- r----------. S-- e------- c------ m-- d------. La calle está resbaladiza. Sin embargo, conduce muy deprisa.
Despite being drunk, he rides the bike. Él e--- b-------. S-- e------- v- e- b--------. Él está borracho. Sin embargo, va en bicicleta.
Although she went to college, she can’t find a job. El-- n- e-------- t------- a----- h- e--------. Ella no encuentra trabajo, aunque ha estudiado.
Although she is in pain, she doesn’t go to the doctor. El-- n- v- a- m------ a----- t---- d------. Ella no va al médico, aunque tiene dolores.
Although she has no money, she buys a car. El-- s- c----- u- c----- a----- n- t---- d-----. Ella se compra un coche, aunque no tiene dinero.
She went to college. Nevertheless, she can’t find a job. El-- h- e-------- u-- c------ u------------. S-- e------- n- e-------- t------. Ella ha estudiado una carrera universitaria. Sin embargo, no encuentra trabajo.
She is in pain. Nevertheless, she doesn’t go to the doctor. El-- t---- d------. S-- e------- n- v- a- m-----. Ella tiene dolores. Sin embargo, no va al médico.
She has no money. Nevertheless, she buys a car. El-- n- t---- d-----. S-- e------- s- c----- u- c----. Ella no tiene dinero. Sin embargo, se compra un coche.

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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…