English UK » Czech Questions – Past tense 2

86 [eighty-six]
Questions – Past tense 2

Questions – Past tense 2

86 [osmdesát šest]
Otázky – minulý čas 2
[Otázky – minulý čas 2]

click to see the text:   

English UK Czech
Which tie did you wear? Ja--- k------ j-- m-- n- s---? Jakou kravatu jsi měl na sobě?
Jakou kravatu jsi měl na sobě?
Which car did you buy? Ja-- a--- s-- k----- / k------? Jaké auto sis koupil / koupila?
Jaké auto sis koupil / koupila?
Which newspaper did you subscribe to? Kt--- n----- s-- p--------- / p----------? Které noviny sis předplatil / předplatila?
Které noviny sis předplatil / předplatila?
Who did you see? Ko-- j--- v---- / v-----? Koho jste viděl / viděla?
Koho jste viděl / viděla?
Who did you meet? Ko-- j--- p----- / p------? Koho jste potkal / potkala?
Koho jste potkal / potkala?
Who did you recognize? Ko-- j--- p----- / p------? Koho jste poznal / poznala?
Koho jste poznal / poznala?
When did you get up? Kd- j--- v------ / v-------? Kdy jste vstával / vstávala?
Kdy jste vstával / vstávala?
When did you start? Kd- j--- z---- / z-----? Kdy jste začal / začala?
Kdy jste začal / začala?
When did you finish? Kd- j--- s------ / s-------? Kdy jste skončil / skončila?
Kdy jste skončil / skončila?
Why did you wake up? Pr-- j--- s- v------ / v-------? Proč jste se vzbudil / vzbudila?
Proč jste se vzbudil / vzbudila?
Why did you become a teacher? Pr-- j--- s- s--- / s---- u------- / u--------? Proč jste se stal / stala učitelem / učitelkou?
Proč jste se stal / stala učitelem / učitelkou?
Why did you take a taxi? Pr-- j--- s- v--- / v---- t---? Proč jste si vzal / vzala taxi?
Proč jste si vzal / vzala taxi?
Where did you come from? Od--- j--- p----- / p-----? Odkud jste přišel / přišla?
Odkud jste přišel / přišla?
Where did you go? Ka- j--- š-- / š--? Kam jste šel / šla?
Kam jste šel / šla?
Where were you? Kd- j--- b-- / b---? Kde jste byl / byla?
Kde jste byl / byla?
Who did you help? Ko-- j-- p----- / p------? Komu jsi pomohl / pomohla?
Komu jsi pomohl / pomohla?
Who did you write to? Ko-- j-- n----- / n------? Komu jsi napsal / napsala?
Komu jsi napsal / napsala?
Who did you reply to? Ko-- j-- o-------- / o---------? Komu jsi odpověděl / odpověděla?
Komu jsi odpověděl / odpověděla?

Using languages to fight Alzheimer's

Those who want to stay mentally fit should learn languages. Language skills can protect against dementia. Numerous scientific studies have proven this. The age of the learner doesn't play a role at all. What's important is that the brain is regularly exercised. Learning vocabulary activates different areas of the brain. These areas control important cognitive processes. Therefore, people who are multilingual are more attentive. They can also concentrate better. However, multilingualism has additional advantages. Multilingual people can make better decisions. That is, they come to a decision faster. This is because their brain has learned to choose.

It always knows at least two terms for one thing. Each of these terms is a feasible option. Therefore, multilingual people are constantly making decisions. Their brains have practice in choosing between many things. And this training doesn't just benefit the speech center of the brain. Many areas of the brain profit from multilingualism. Language skills also mean better cognitive control. Of course, language skills will not prevent dementia. However, in multilingual people the disease progresses slower. And their brains seem better able to counterbalance the effects. In language learners symptoms of dementia appear in a weaker form. Confusion and forgetfulness are less serious. Therefore, old and young profit equally from language acquisition. And: With each language it gets easier to learn a new one. So, we should all be reaching for the dictionary instead of medicine!

Guess the language!

_______ is counted among the Indo-Germanic languages. However, it is not closely related to any other language in the group. No one knows exactly how _______ came into being. Today it is mainly spoken in ****** and in Kosovo. It is the native language of around 6 million people. _______ is divided into two large dialect groups. The Shkumbin River is the dividing line between the northern and southern dialects.

In some areas there is a noticeable difference between the two. The written form of _______ wasn't developed until the 20th century. The language is written with Latin letters. The grammar is somewhat similar to Greek and Romanian. It is also possible to find parallels to South Slavic languages. All of these similarities must have arisen from contact with those languages. If you are interested in languages, you should definitely learn _______! It is a unique language!