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What do you do for a living? ¿C--- e- s- p--------? +
My husband is a doctor. Mi e----- e----- c--- d-----. +
I work as a nurse part-time. (Y-) t------ m---- j------ c--- e--------. +
We will soon receive our pension. Pr---- r---------- n------ p------. +
But taxes are high. Pe-- l-- i-------- s-- a----. +
And health insurance is expensive. Y e- s----- m----- e- c---. +
What would you like to become some day? ¿Q-- t- g------- s--? +
I would like to become an engineer. Me g------- s-- i--------. +
I want to go to college. (Y-) q----- e------- e- l- u----------. +
I am an intern. (Y-) s-- u- / u-- p------. +
I do not earn much. (Y-) n- g--- m---- d-----. +
I am doing an internship abroad. (Y-) e---- h------- u-- p------- / u--- p-------- e- e- e---------. +
That is my boss. És- e- m- j---. +
I have nice colleagues. (Y-) t---- b----- c--------- d- t------. +
We always go to the cafeteria at noon. Si----- v---- a l- c------ a- m-------. +
I am looking for a job. Es--- b------- t------. +
I have already been unemployed for a year. Ll--- u- a-- y- s-- t------. +
There are too many unemployed people in this country. Ha- d--------- d----------- e- e--- p---. +

Memory needs speech

Most people remember their first day of school. However, they no longer recall that which came before. We have almost no memory of our first years of life. But why is that? Why can't we remember the experiences we had as a baby? The reason lies in our development. Speech and memory develop at about the same time. And in order to remember something, a person needs speech. That is, he must have words for that which he experiences. Scientists have conducted various tests with children. In doing so, they made an interesting discovery. As soon as children learn to speak, they forget everything that came before. The beginning of speech is therefore also the beginning of memory.

Children learn a great deal in the first three years of their lives. They experience new things every day. They also have many important experiences at this age. Despite this, it all disappears. Psychologists refer to this phenomenon as infantile amnesia. Only the things that children can name remain. The autobiographical memory retains personal experiences. It functions like a journal. Everything that is important in our life is recorded in it. In this way, the autobiographical memory forms our identity. But its development is dependent upon the learning of the native language. And we can only activate our memory through our speech. The things that we learn as a baby are not really gone, of course. They are stored somewhere in our brain. We just can't access them anymore… – that's a shame, isn't it?
Guess the language!
_______ is counted among the Indo-Germanic languages. However, it is not closely related to any other language in the group. No one knows exactly how _______ came into being. Today it is mainly spoken in ****** and in Kosovo. It is the native language of around 6 million people. _______ is divided into two large dialect groups. The Shkumbin River is the dividing line between the northern and southern dialects.

In some areas there is a noticeable difference between the two. The written form of _______ wasn't developed until the 20th century. The language is written with Latin letters. The grammar is somewhat similar to Greek and Romanian. It is also possible to find parallels to South Slavic languages. All of these similarities must have arisen from contact with those languages. If you are interested in languages, you should definitely learn _______! It is a unique language!