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73 [seventy-three]

to be allowed to


73 [εβδομήντα τρία]

επιτρέπεται να κάνω κάτι


Are you already allowed to drive?
Επιτρέπεται να οδηγείς αυτοκίνητο;
Epitrépetai na odigeís aftokínito?
Are you already allowed to drink alcohol?
Επιτρέπεται να πίνεις αλκοόλ;
Epitrépetai na píneis alkoól?
Are you already allowed to travel abroad alone?
Επιτρέπεται να ταξιδεύεις μόνος στο εξωτερικό;
Epitrépetai na taxidéveis mónos sto exoterikó?
may / to be allowed
επιτρέπεται / μπορώ
epitrépetai / boró
May we smoke here?
Μπορούμε να καπνίσουμε εδώ;
Boroúme na kapnísoume edó?
Is smoking allowed here?
Επιτρέπεται το κάπνισμα εδώ;
Epitrépetai to kápnisma edó?
May one pay by credit card?
Μπορεί κανείς να πληρώσει με πιστωτική κάρτα;
Boreí kaneís na plirósei me pistotikí kárta?
May one pay by cheque / check (am.)?
Μπορεί κανείς να πληρώσει με επιταγή;
Boreí kaneís na plirósei me epitagí?
May one only pay in cash?
Μόνο μετρητά μπορεί να πληρώσει κανείς;
Móno metritá boreí na plirósei kaneís?
May I just make a call?
Μπορώ να κάνω ένα τηλεφώνημα;
Boró na káno éna tilefónima?
May I just ask something?
Μπορώ να ρωτήσω κάτι;
Boró na rotíso káti?
May I just say something?
Μπορώ να πω κάτι;
Boró na po káti?
He is not allowed to sleep in the park.
Δεν επιτρέπεται να κοιμηθεί στο πάρκο.
Den epitrépetai na koimitheí sto párko.
He is not allowed to sleep in the car.
Δεν επιτρέπεται να κοιμηθεί στο αυτοκίνητο.
Den epitrépetai na koimitheí sto aftokínito.
He is not allowed to sleep at the train station.
Δεν επιτρέπεται να κοιμηθεί στον σταθμό του τρένου.
Den epitrépetai na koimitheí ston stathmó tou trénou.
May we take a seat?
Μπορούμε να καθίσουμε;
Boroúme na kathísoume?
May we have the menu?
Μπορούμε να έχουμε το μενού;
Boroúme na échoume to menoú?
May we pay separately?
Μπορούμε να πληρώσουμε χωριστά;
Boroúme na plirósoume choristá?

How the brain learns new words

When we learn new vocabulary, our brain stores new content. Learning only works with constant repetition. How well our brain stores words is dependent on multiple factors. But the most important thing is that we review vocabulary on a regular basis. Only words that we use or write often get stored. It could be said that these words are archived like images. This principle of learning is also true in apes. Apes can learn to "read" words, if they see them often enough. Although they don't understand the words, they recognize them by their form. In order to speak a language fluently, we need many words. For that, the vocabulary must be well organized. Because our memory functions like an archive. In order to find a word quickly, it must know where to search. Therefore it's better to learn words in a particular context. Then our brain will always be able to open the correct "file". But even that which we have learned well can be forgotten. In this case, the knowledge moves from the active into the passive memory. By forgetting, we free ourselves of knowledge we don't need. This is how our brain makes room for new and more important things. Therefore, it is important that we activate our knowledge on a regular basis. But that which is in the passive memory isn't lost forever. When we see a forgotten word, we remember it again. We learn that which we've learned before more quickly the second time. He who wants to expand his vocabulary must also expand his hobbies. Because each of us has certain interests. Therefore, we typically busy ourselves with the same things. But a language consists of many different semantic fields. A person interested in politics should also read sports papers sometime!

Guess the language!

______ is counted among the Indo-Aryan languages. It is spoken in most of the states of northern and central India. ______ is closely related to the Urdu language that is primarily spoken in Pakistan. For all intents and purposes, the two languages are almost identical. The crucial difference is in the writing system. ______ is written in Devanagari. On the other hand, Urdu uses the Arabic semiotic system. Distinctive for ______ are the many dialects.

These differ, sometimes strongly, from one another due to the country's size. ______ is the native language of 370 million people. An additional 150 million people are proficient in ______ as a second language. With that, ______ is among the most spoken languages of the world. It is in second place after Chinese. So it comes before Spanish and English! And India's influence in the world is growing rapidly!


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