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1(able to read)alfabetizadomuch of the population is barely literate — la mayor parte de la población es casi analfabeta
- This was especially so among the clergy, many of whom were barely literate.
- Within a few years, most Cherokees had become literate in their own language.
- The printing press didn't abolish war, but it did create a literate population that was able to educate itself.
- And like all learning, becoming literate is a lifelong process.
- By reading aloud, a literate person engages a child in language as they sit together, relaxed and quiet.
- A thousand years ago, technology severely limited the amount of words the average literate person could read in a lifetime.
- Most of us are familiar with the concept of literacy as it applies to reading and writing and it is generally accepted that being literate means being able to decipher the written word and compose written work.
- To suggest that the number of monks who were actually literate is quite small should not be taken to mean that they had no experience with literacy or were completely unlearned.
- In the case of English the answer is obvious: everyone in today's society needs to be literate and able to communicate well.
- Indeed, in such a literate society the ability to read and write had become a major social fault line.
- Some of the more literate ones did write down a few particulars soon after the fracas in letters to friends and relatives.
- Even those already literate in English adjusted to the new Creole system within five minutes.
- If society at large became more literate then the clergy could more readily be recruited from the laity; they did not have to remain what they had come close to being, a hereditary caste.
- To return to the slave narratives, they are in themselves very revealing of the scepticism directed toward the literate slave both in their own time and in our histories of them.
- At the beginning of the 18th century only ten per cent of the people were literate in Wales, but revival brought change.
- At present most literate Africans can read English or French.
- As for the Roman empire, he argues that a high degree of literacy can only be assumed for the urban upper classes and that only a few artisans and traders and even fewer farmers and rural workers would have been literate.
- More than 80 percent of its population is literate, and life expectancy is over 70 years.
- The written form of Arabic is the same for all literate Arabs (those able to read and write), regardless of how different their spoken dialects are.
- A modern state needed a population literate in the official language, and a population that was disciplined either by religious instruction or by a secular civic morality.
- I think comparative religion is a wonderful study, and we should be more theologically literate than we are.
- In fact, they benefited greatly from the studies and were encouraged to become more biblically literate.
- And the book turns out to be intelligent, literate, and thoughtful.
- The means to accomplish this were literate sermons, adhering closely to the liturgy of the church; catechising the young; and administering the sacraments.
- Books of literate and entertaining essays on occasional topics - what used to be called belles-lettres - are no longer common, and that is a shame.
- The most key ingredient is a scientifically literate work force and general population.
- From her novels, I thought she was considerably more theologically literate and orthodox.
- Today, many moviegoers have become psychologically literate, and Hollywood reflects this change.
- Why is it so hard to find a moderately theologically literate reporter?
- I enjoyed reading the transcripts of David's well-crafted, highly literate speeches.
- As you would expect from such a literate, well travelled and much experienced man, the brief author's note at the end is full of good stuff.
- But is it not the case that literature supersedes history, as one of the ultimate signifiers in a universe literate in necessary layers of meanings?
- The productive sector of the economy of any industrial nation demands a scientifically literate labor force.
- The ensemble playing is lock tight, the soloists are eloquent; the seven pieces (five of them composed by group members) are literate and stimulating.
- And this is the portion of the population who are computer literate.
- To ensure that all theories meet these standards, it is essential that people be sufficiently scientifically literate.
- I want to make Maine the most digitally literate society on Earth.
- Having a technically literate family is a blessing.
- When the person loses the capability to derive and create meaning in a culturally significant way, he or she becomes less, not more, literate.
- That ability to create empathy is another mark of a spiritually literate movie.
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