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Although there are three levels of ‘you’ in Nepali, depending on the age or social status of a person addressed, it is suggested that non-Nepali speakers of Nepali use the polite form as much as possible, unless they are dealing with small children.
The Nepali हुन्छ is very often used to mean ‘okay’ and ‘yes’. In addition, हुन्छ is also used as the verb at the end of a sentence to indicate a sense of general truth about something, or to refer to events or activities in the near or distant future.
Studies from the Touch Research Institute in Miami show us that fathers who gave their babies a 15-minute daily massage prior to bedtime for one month communicated much better with their babies.
Christopher Nolan's film Memento (2000) is a very good example of what we can call a ‘puzzle film’. It is a puzzle because its narration tells its story in a complex way – backwards! ‘Because the film moves backward’, writes Stefano Ghislotti, ‘the viewer is progressively obliged to put the scenes into the right order: but it is really difficult to follow the flow of events while simultaneously recalling the events already seen, and putting everything into a coherent sequence. These difficulties involve a more general question: is it possible to understand a narration in which time and causality are reversed?’ (Stefano Ghislotti, in Buckland, ed., 2009, p. 88).
I can’t remember the last time I replaced a tyre for worn out tread alone. When the tread gets thin, the tyre becomes much more prone to damage from objects cutting or puncturing it. This is especially so in rural areas where more damaging debris, like sharp stones, gets washed onto roads. Sometimes you will have to replace the tyre early because a cut is too deep or a puncture is too big to repair, but there is also little point paying for a puncture repair on a tyre you will soon have to replace.
In a chess game your Pawns determine the area of the board under your control. Weaknesses in your Pawn formations lessen that control.
In Spanish pensar and opinar are extremely common in questions: ¿Quépiensas/opinas tú? - What do you think? In statements, creer and pensar seem to be the most frequent: Creo/Pienso que… - I think that….
As it is more difficult to exhale completely than to inhale fully, yoga breathing exercises always emphasize the exhalation. A longer exhalation helps to strengthen your respiratory system, cleanses your lungs and provides ample space for you to breathe in fresh oxygen-rich air.
It’s very useful to be able to ask directions in Norwegian and understand the answers. Don’t worry about asking a second time! ‘Unnskyld, vil du si det en gang til?’ meaning: Sorry, will you say it once more? is a phrase which could come in handy.
Fear is at the root of all types of anxiety: for example, fear of being shamed in public, fear resulting from trauma, fear that your health is failing or fear that something dreadful looms in the future. Facing the fear and ‘talking it down’ in your thought processes is key to working on anxiety.
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