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86 [eighty-six]

Questions – Past tense 2

 


৮৬ [ছিয়াশি]

প্রশ্ন – অতীত কাল ২

 

 
Which tie did you wear?
তুমি কোন টাই পরেছিলে?
Tumi kōna ṭā´i parēchilē?
Which car did you buy?
তুমি কোন গাড়ীটা কিনেছো?
Tumi kōna gāṛīṭā kinēchō?
Which newspaper did you subscribe to?
তুমি কোন খবরের কাগজ নিয়েছিলে?
Tumi kōna khabarēra kāgaja niẏēchilē?
 
 
 
 
Who did you see?
আপনি কাকে দেখেছিলেন?
Āpani kākē dēkhēchilēna?
Who did you meet?
আপনি কার সাথে দেখা করেছিলেন?
Āpani kāra sāthē dēkhā karēchilēna?
Who did you recognize?
আপনি কাকে চিনতে পেরেছিলেন?
Āpani kākē cinatē pērēchilēna?
 
 
 
 
When did you get up?
আপনি কখন উঠেছেন?
Āpani kakhana uṭhēchēna?
When did you start?
আপনি কখন শুরু করেছেন?
Āpani kakhana śuru karēchēna?
When did you finish?
আপনি কখন শেষ করেছেন?
Āpani kakhana śēṣa karēchēna?
 
 
 
 
Why did you wake up?
আপনি কেন জেগে উঠেছেন?
Āpani kēna jēgē uṭhēchēna?
Why did you become a teacher?
আপনি কেন শিক্ষক হয়েছেন?
Āpani kēna śikṣaka haẏēchēna?
Why did you take a taxi?
আপনি কেন ট্যাক্সি নিয়েছেন?
Āpani kēna ṭyāksi niẏēchēna?
 
 
 
 
Where did you come from?
আপনি কোথা থেকে এসেছেন?
Āpani kōthā thēkē ēsēchēna?
Where did you go?
আপনি কোথায় গিয়েছিলেন?
Āpani kōthāẏa giẏēchilēna?
Where were you?
আপনি কোথায় ছিলেন?
Āpani kōthāẏa chilēna?
 
 
 
 
Who did you help?
তুমি কাকে সাহায্য করেছিলে?
Tumi kākē sāhāyya karēchilē?
Who did you write to?
তুমি কাকে লিখেছিলে?
Tumi kākē likhēchilē?
Who did you reply to?
তুমি কাকে উত্তর দিয়েছিলে?
Tumi kākē uttara diẏēchilē?
 
 
 
 
 

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Bilingualism improves hearing

People who speak two languages hear better. They can distinguish between different sounds more accurately. An American study has come to this conclusion. Researchers tested several teenagers. Part of the test subjects grew up bilingual. These teenagers spoke English and Spanish. The other part of the subjects only spoke English. The young people had to listen to a particular syllable. It was the syllable "da". It didn't belong to either of the languages. The syllable was played for the test subjects using headphones. At the same time, their brain activity was measured with electrodes. After this test the teenagers had to listen to the syllable again. This time, however, they could hear many disruptive sounds as well. There were various voices saying meaningless sentences. The bilingual individuals reacted very strongly to the syllable. Their brain showed a lot of activity. They could identify the syllable exactly, with and without the disruptive sounds. The monolingual individuals were not successful. Their hearing was not as good as the bilingual test subjects. The result of the experiment surprised researchers. Until then it was only known that musicians have an especially good ear. But it appears that bilingualism also trains the ear. People that are bilingual are constantly confronted with different sounds. Therefore, their brain must develop new abilities. It learns how to distinguish different linguistic stimuli. Researchers are now testing how language skills affect the brain. Maybe hearing can still benefit when a person learns languages later in life…

Guess the language!

______ is a North Germanic language. It is the native language of approximately 5 million people. The exceptional thing about ______ is that it consists of two standard forms: Bokmål and Nyorsk. That is to say, there are two recognized ______ languages. They are both used equally in administration, schools, and media. For a long time a standard language could not be established due to the country's size. So the dialects remained and developed independent from one another.

However, every ______ understands all local dialects as well as both official languages. There are no solid rules for ______ pronunciation. This is because both standard forms are predominantly written. Typically a local dialect is spoken. ______ is very similar to Danish and Swedish. Speakers of these languages can communicate amongst themselves relatively easily. ______ is a very interesting language. And you can choose which ______ you want to learn!

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