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55 [fifty-five]

Working

 


55 [шъэныкъорэ тфырэ]

Лэжьэн / Iоф шIэн

 

 
What do you do for a living?
Сыд уисэнэхьатэу улажьэрэ?
Syd uisjenjeh'atjeu ulazh'jerje?
My husband is a doctor.
Сишъхьагъусэ (силI) исэнэхьаткIэ врач.
Sishh'agusje (silI) isjenjeh'atkIje vrach.
I work as a nurse part-time.
Сэ сымедсестра, ныкъо-Iахьэу сэлажьэ.
Sje symedsestra, nyko-Iah'jeu sjelazh'je.
 
 
 
 
We will soon receive our pension.
Бэ темышIэу пенсием тыкIощт.
Bje temyshIjeu pensiem tykIoshht.
But taxes are high.
ХэбзэIахьэр иныIо.
HjebzjeIah'jer inyIo.
And health insurance is expensive.
Медицинэ страховкэри бащэ.
Medicinje strahovkjeri bashhje.
 
 
 
 
What would you like to become some day?
Сыд сэнэхьат къыхэпхымэ пшIоигъу?
Syd sjenjeh'at kyhjephymje pshIoigu?
I would like to become an engineer.
Сэ инженер сыхъу сшIоигъу.
Sje inzhener syhu sshIoigu.
I want to go to college.
Сэ университетым сыщеджэнэу сыфай.
Sje universitetym syshhedzhjenjeu syfaj.
 
 
 
 
I am an intern.
Сэ сыстажёр.
Sje systazhjor.
I do not earn much.
Сэ къэзлэжьрэр бэп.
Sje kjezljezh'rjer bjep.
I am doing an internship abroad.
Практикэр IэкIыбым щысэхьы.
Praktikjer IjekIybym shhysjeh'y.
 
 
 
 
That is my boss.
Мыр тиIэшъхьэтет.
Myr tiIjeshh'jetet.
I have nice colleagues.
IофшIэгъу дэгъухэр сиIэх.
IofshIjegu djeguhjer siIjeh.
We always go to the cafeteria at noon.
Щэджэгъуашхэм ренэу шхапIэм тызэдэкIох.
Shhjedzhjeguashhjem renjeu shhapIjem tyzjedjekIoh.
 
 
 
 
I am looking for a job.
Сэ IофшIэн сылъэхъу.
Sje IofshIjen syljehu.
I have already been unemployed for a year.
Илъэс хъугъэ IофшIэн зысымыгъотрэр.
Iljes hugje IofshIjen zysymygotrjer.
There are too many unemployed people in this country.
IофшIэнынчъэу мы къэралыгъом исыр бэ дэд.
IofshIjenynchjeu my kjeralygom isyr bje djed.
 
 
 
 

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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?

 


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