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Yesterday – today – tomorrow


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গতকাল – আজ – আগামীকাল


Yesterday was Saturday.
গতকাল শনিবার ছিল ৷
gatakāla śanibāra chila
I was at the cinema yesterday.
গতকাল আমি সিনেমা দেখতে গিয়েছিলাম ৷
gatakāla āmi sinēmā dēkhatē giẏēchilāma
The film was interesting.
ফিল্মটি বা ছবিটা আকর্ষণীয় ছিল ৷
philmaṭi bā chabiṭā ākarṣaṇīẏa chila
Today is Sunday.
আজ রবিবার ৷
āja rabibāra
I’m not working today.
আমি আজ কাজ করছি না ৷
āmi āja kāja karachi nā
I’m staying at home.
আমি আজ বাসায় আছি ৷
āmi āja bāsāẏa āchi
Tomorrow is Monday.
আগামীকাল সোমবার ৷
āgāmīkāla sōmabāra
Tomorrow I will work again.
আগামীকাল আমি আবার কাজ করব ৷
āgāmīkāla āmi ābāra kāja karaba
I work at an office.
আমি একটি অফিসে কাজ করি ৷
āmi ēkaṭi aphisē kāja kari
Who is that?
ও কে?
ō kē?
That is Peter.
ও হল পিটার ৷
Ō hala piṭāra
Peter is a student.
পিটার একজন ছাত্র ৷
piṭāra ēkajana chātra
Who is that?
ও কে?
ō kē?
That is Martha.
ও হল মার্থা ৷
Ō hala mārthā
Martha is a secretary.
মার্থা একজন সেক্রেটারি (সম্পাদক, সচিব) ৷
mārthā ēkajana sēkrēṭāri (sampādaka, saciba)
Peter and Martha are friends.
পিটার এবং মার্থা হল বন্ধু ৷
piṭāra ēbaṁ mārthā hala bandhu
Peter is Martha’s friend.
পিটার হল মার্থার বন্ধু ৷
piṭāra hala mārthāra bandhu
Martha is Peter’s friend.
মার্থা হল পিটারের বান্ধবী ৷
mārthā hala piṭārēra bāndhabī

Learning in your sleep

Today, foreign languages are a part of general education. If only learning them weren't so tedious! There is good news for those that have difficulties with them. For we learn most effectively in our sleep! Multiple scientific studies have arrived at this conclusion. And we can use this when it comes to learning languages. We process the day's events in our sleep. Our brains analyze new experiences. Everything that we've experienced is thought out once again. And the new content is reinforced in our brains. Things that are learned just before falling asleep are retained especially well. Therefore, it can be helpful to review important items in the evening. A different phase of sleep is responsible for different learning content. REM sleep supports psychomotor learning. Playing music or sports belongs in this category. In contrast, the learning of pure knowledge takes place in deep sleep. This is where everything we learn is reviewed. Even vocabulary and grammar! When we learn languages, our brain must work very hard. It has to store new words and rules. This is all played back once more in sleep. Researchers call this Replay Theory. However, it's important that you sleep well. Body and mind have to recuperate properly. Only then can the brain work efficiently. You could say: good sleep, good cognitive performance. While we're resting, our brain is still active… So: Gute Nacht, good night, buona notte, dobrou noc!

Guess the language!

British English is the form of English that is spoken in Great Britain. It is counted among the West Germanic languages. It is the native language of approximately 60 million people. It deviates from American English in a few areas. English is thus considered a pluricentric language. That means that it is a language that has multiple standard forms. Differences can relate to pronunciation, vocabulary, and orthography, for example. British English is divided into many dialects that in some cases are very different.

For a long time dialect speakers were considered uneducated and could not find good jobs. Today it is different, even though dialects still play a role in Great Britain. British English has also been strongly influenced by French. This dates back to the Norman Conquest in 1066. In turn, Great Britain took its language to other continents during the colonial times. In this way, English became one of the most important languages of the world in the last few centuries. Learn English, but the original please!


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