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77 [seventy-seven]

giving reasons 3


‫77 [سبعة وسبعون]‬

‫إبداء الأسباب 3‬


Why aren’t you eating the cake?
‫لما لا تأكل الكعكة؟‬
lma la takul alkaeakat?
I must lose weight.
‫علي أن أخفف وزني.‬
eli 'an 'akhfaf wazani.
I’m not eating it because I must lose weight.
‫لا آكلها إذ عليي أن أخفف وزني‬
laa akuluha 'iidh ealiiy 'an 'akhfaf wazani
Why aren’t you drinking the beer?
‫لما لا تشرب البيرة؟‬
lma la tushrib albirt?
I have to drive.
‫علي متابعة السفر.‬
eli mutabaeat alsifra.
I’m not drinking it because I have to drive.
‫لا أشرب البيرة إذ علي متابعة السفر.‬
laa 'ashrib albirat 'iidh ealia mutabaeat alsifra.
Why aren’t you drinking the coffee?
‫لما لا تشرب القهوة؟‬
lma la tashrib alqahuta?
It is cold.
‫إنها باردة.‬
'iiniha bardata.
I’m not drinking it because it is cold.
‫لا أشرب القهوة لأنها باردة.‬
laa 'ashrib alqahwat li'anaha bardata.
Why aren’t you drinking the tea?
‫لما لا تشرب الشاي؟‬
lma la tashrib alshaaya?
I have no sugar.
‫ليس لدي سكر.‬
lys laday sakra.
I’m not drinking it because I don’t have any sugar.
‫لا أشرب الشاي، إذ لا سكر لدي.‬
la 'ashrib alshaayi, 'iidh la sakar lady.
Why aren’t you eating the soup?
‫لما لا تأكل الحساء؟‬
lma la takul alhisaa'?
I didn’t order it.
‫لم أطلبها.‬
lm 'atlabha.
I’m not eating it because I didn’t order it.
‫لا آكل الحساء لأني لم أطلبها.‬
la akil alhisa' li'aniy lm 'utlibha.
Why don’t you eat the meat?
‫لما لا تأكل اللحم؟‬
lma la takul allahma?
I am a vegetarian.
‫أنا نباتي.‬
anaa nabati.
I’m not eating it because I am a vegetarian.
‫لا آكل اللحم لأني نباتي.‬
laa akil allahm li'aniy nabati.

Gestures help with the learning of vocabulary

When we learn vocabulary, our brain has a lot of work to do. It must store every new word. But you can support your brain in learning. This is achieved through gestures. Gestures help our memory. It can remember words better if it processes gestures at the same time. A study has clearly proven this. Researchers had test subjects study vocabulary. These words didn't really exist. They belonged to an artificial language. A few words were taught to the test subjects with gestures. That is to say, the test subjects didn't just hear or read the words. Using gestures, they imitated the meaning of the words as well. While they studied, their brain activity was measured. Researchers made an interesting discovery in the process. When the words were learned with gestures, more areas of the brain were active. In addition to the speech center, sensomotoric areas showed activity as well. This additional brain activity influences our memory. In learning with gestures, complex networks form. These networks save the new words in multiple places in the brain. Vocabulary can be processed more efficiently this way. When we want to use certain words our brain finds them faster. They are also stored better. It's important, however, that the gesture is associated with the word. Our brain recognizes when a word and gesture don't go together. The new findings could lead to new teaching methods. Individuals that know little about languages often learn slowly. Perhaps they will learn easier if they imitate the words physically…

Guess the language!

Kannada is a member of the Dravidian language family. These languages are primarily spoken in southern India. Kannada is not related to the Indo-Aryan languages of northern India. Approximately 40 million people speak Kannada as their native language. It is recognized as one of the 22 national languages of India. Kannada is an agglutinating language. That means that grammatical functions are expressed by affixes. The language is divided into four regional dialect groups.

The dialect indicates where the speakers come from. Additionally, their social class can also be identified based on their language. Spoken and written Kannada differ from one another. Like many other Indian languages, Kannada has its own writing system. It is a hybrid of alphabet and syllabic writing. It consists of many round symbols, which is typical for southern Indian writing systems. And it is really a lot of fun to learn these beautiful letters.


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