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77 [seventy-seven]

giving reasons 3


‫77 [هفتاد و هفت]‬

‫دلیل آوردن برای چیزی 3‬


Why aren’t you eating the cake?
‫چرا کیک را نمی‌خورید؟‬
cherâ keyk râ nemi-khorid?
I must lose weight.
‫من باید وزن کم کنم.‬
man bâyad vazn kam konam.
I’m not eating it because I must lose weight.
‫من نمی‌خورم چون باید وزن کم کنم.‬
man nemi-khoram zirâ bâyad vazn kam konam.
Why aren’t you drinking the beer?
‫چرا آبجو را نمی‌نوشید؟‬
cherâ âbe-jo râ nemi-nushid?
I have to drive.
‫چون باید رانندگی کنم.‬
chun bâyad rânandegi konam.
I’m not drinking it because I have to drive.
‫من آن را نمی‌نوشم چون باید رانندگی کنم.‬
man ânrâ nemi-nusham zirâ bâyad rânandegi konam.
Why aren’t you drinking the coffee?
‫چرا قهوه را نمی‌نوشی؟‬
cherâ to ghahve râ nemi-nushi?
It is cold.
‫سرد شده است.‬
sard shode ast.
I’m not drinking it because it is cold.
‫من قهوه را نمی‌نوشم چون سرد شده است.‬
man ghahve râ nemi-nusham zirâ sard shode ast.
Why aren’t you drinking the tea?
‫چرا چای را نمی‌نوشی؟‬
cherâ to chây râ nemi-nushi?
I have no sugar.
‫من شکر ندارم.‬
man shekar nadâram.
I’m not drinking it because I don’t have any sugar.
‫من چای را نمی‌نوشم چون شکر ندارم.‬
man chây râ nemi-nusham zirâ shekar nadâram.
Why aren’t you eating the soup?
‫چرا سوپ را نمی‌خورید؟‬
cherâ shomâ soop râ nemi-khorid?
I didn’t order it.
‫من سوپ سفارش نداده ام.‬
man soop sefâresh nadâde-am.
I’m not eating it because I didn’t order it.
‫من سوپ نمی‌خورم چون آن را سفارش نداده ام.‬
man soop nemi-khoram zirâ man ânrâ sefâresh nadâde-am.
Why don’t you eat the meat?
‫چرا شما گوشت را نمی‌خورید؟‬
cherâ shomâ goosht râ nemi-khorid?
I am a vegetarian.
‫من گیاه خوار هستم.‬
man giâh khâr hastam.
I’m not eating it because I am a vegetarian.
‫من گوشت را نمی‌خورم چون گیاه خوار هستم.‬
man goosht nemi-khoram zirâ giâh khâr hastam.

Gestures help with the learning of vocabulary

When we learn vocabulary, our brain has a lot of work to do. It must store every new word. But you can support your brain in learning. This is achieved through gestures. Gestures help our memory. It can remember words better if it processes gestures at the same time. A study has clearly proven this. Researchers had test subjects study vocabulary. These words didn't really exist. They belonged to an artificial language. A few words were taught to the test subjects with gestures. That is to say, the test subjects didn't just hear or read the words. Using gestures, they imitated the meaning of the words as well. While they studied, their brain activity was measured. Researchers made an interesting discovery in the process. When the words were learned with gestures, more areas of the brain were active. In addition to the speech center, sensomotoric areas showed activity as well. This additional brain activity influences our memory. In learning with gestures, complex networks form. These networks save the new words in multiple places in the brain. Vocabulary can be processed more efficiently this way. When we want to use certain words our brain finds them faster. They are also stored better. It's important, however, that the gesture is associated with the word. Our brain recognizes when a word and gesture don't go together. The new findings could lead to new teaching methods. Individuals that know little about languages often learn slowly. Perhaps they will learn easier if they imitate the words physically…

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Kannada is a member of the Dravidian language family. These languages are primarily spoken in southern India. Kannada is not related to the Indo-Aryan languages of northern India. Approximately 40 million people speak Kannada as their native language. It is recognized as one of the 22 national languages of India. Kannada is an agglutinating language. That means that grammatical functions are expressed by affixes. The language is divided into four regional dialect groups.

The dialect indicates where the speakers come from. Additionally, their social class can also be identified based on their language. Spoken and written Kannada differ from one another. Like many other Indian languages, Kannada has its own writing system. It is a hybrid of alphabet and syllabic writing. It consists of many round symbols, which is typical for southern Indian writing systems. And it is really a lot of fun to learn these beautiful letters.


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