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81 [eighty-one]

Past tense 1


81 [ογδόντα ένα]

Παρελθoντικός χρόνος 1


to write
He wrote a letter.
Αυτός έγραψε ένα γράμμα.
Aftós égrapse éna grámma.
And she wrote a card.
Και αυτή έγραψε μία κάρτα.
Kai aftí égrapse mía kárta.
to read
He read a magazine.
Αυτός διάβασε ένα περιοδικό.
Aftós diávase éna periodikó.
And she read a book.
Και αυτή διάβασε ένα βιβλίο.
Kai aftí diávase éna vivlío.
to take
He took a cigarette.
Αυτός πήρε ένα τσιγάρο.
Aftós píre éna tsigáro.
She took a piece of chocolate.
Αυτή πήρε ένα κομμάτι σοκολάτα.
Aftí píre éna kommáti sokoláta.
He was disloyal, but she was loyal.
Αυτός ήταν άπιστος αλλά αυτή ήταν πιστή.
Aftós ítan ápistos allá aftí ítan pistí.
He was lazy, but she was hard-working.
Αυτός ήταν τεμπέλης αλλά αυτή ήταν επιμελής.
Aftós ítan tempélis allá aftí ítan epimelís.
He was poor, but she was rich.
Αυτός ήταν φτωχός αλλά αυτή ήταν πλούσια.
Aftós ítan ftochós allá aftí ítan ploúsia.
He had no money, only debts.
Δεν είχε καθόλου χρήματα αλλά χρέη.
Den eíche kathólou chrímata allá chréi.
He had no luck, only bad luck.
Δεν είχε καθόλου τύχη αλλά ατυχία.
Den eíche kathólou týchi allá atychía.
He had no success, only failure.
Δεν είχε καθόλου επιτυχία αλλά αποτυχία.
Den eíche kathólou epitychía allá apotychía.
He was not satisfied, but dissatisfied.
Δεν ήταν ευχαριστημένος αλλά δυσαρεστημένος.
Den ítan efcharistiménos allá dysarestiménos.
He was not happy, but sad.
Δεν ήταν ευτυχισμένος αλλά δυστυχισμένος.
Den ítan eftychisménos allá dystychisménos.
He was not friendly, but unfriendly.
Δεν ήταν συμπαθητικός αλλά αντιπαθητικός.
Den ítan sympathitikós allá antipathitikós.

How children learn to speak properly

As soon as a person is born, he communicates with others. Babies cry when they want something. They can already say a few simple words at a few months of age. With two years, they can say sentences of about three words. You can't influence when children begin to speak. But you can influence how well children learn their native language! For that, however, you have to consider a few things. Above all, it's important that the child learning is always motivated. He must recognize that he's succeeding in something when he speaks. Babies like a smile as positive feedback. Older children look for dialogue with their environment. They orient themselves towards the language of the people around them. Therefore the language skills of their parents and educators are important. Children must also learn that language is valuable! However, they should always have fun in the process. Reading aloud to them shows children how exciting language can be. Parents should also do as much as possible with their child. When a child experiences many things, he wants to talk about them. Children growing up bilingual need firm rules. They have to know which language should be spoken with whom. This way their brain can learn to differentiate between the two languages. When children start going to school, their language changes. They learn a new colloquial language. Then it's important that the parents pay attention to how their child speaks. Studies show that the first language is stamped on the brain forever. What we learn as children accompanies us for the rest of our lives. He who learns his native language properly as a child will profit from it later. He learns new things faster and better – not only foreign languages…

Guess the language!

______ is a member of the eastern group of the Baltic languages. It is spoken by more than 2 million people. ______ is most closely related to Lithuanian. Nevertheless the two languages are not very similar to each other. Thus it can happen that a Lithuanian and a ______ converse in Russian. The structure of the ______ language is also less archaic than that of Lithuanian. However, many ancient elements can still be found in traditional songs and poems. These show, for example, the relationship between ______ and Latin.

The ______ vocabulary is constructed in a very interesting manner. It contains many words that come from other languages. Among those languages are German, Swedish, Russian or English. Some words were only recently created because they were simply missing up to now. ______ is written with the Latin alphabet and accented on the first syllable. The grammar has many features that do not exist in other languages. However, their rules are always clear and distinct.


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