Estonian Reading

If you're trying to practice your Estonian Reading then the page below should help. You will be able to sharpen your comprehension and understanding of the sample text below, which is part of the Article 26 and 27 from the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The first section is in Estonian and the second part is in English. Also don't forget to check the rest of our other lessons listed on Learn Estonian. Enjoy the rest of the lesson!


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Estonian Reading

Read the following text very carefully and see what you can understand without looking at the English translation, and see what you understood from it, you can use our Estonian dictionary if you want.

Estonian Reading
Artikkel 26.
Igal inimesel on õigus haridusele. Haridus peab olema tasuta vähemalt alg- ja üldhariduse osas. Algharidus peab olema kohustuslik. Tehniline ja kutseharidus peab olema kättesaadav kõigile ja kõrgem haridus võrdselt kättesaadav kõigile vastavalt igaühe võimetele.
Haridus peab olema suunatud inimisiksuse täielikule arendamisele ja inimõigustest ning põhivabadustest lugupidamise suurendamisele. Haridus peab kaasa aitama vastastikusele mõistmisele, sallivusele ja sõprusele kõigi rahavaste, rassilise ja usuliste rühmituste vahel ning soodustama Ühinenud Rahvaste Organisatsiooni tegevust rahu säilitamisel.
Vanematel on oma laste hariduse valikul eesõigus.
Artikkel 27.
Igal inimesel on õigus ühiskonna kultuurielust vabalt osa võtta, kunsti nautida, teaduse progressi oma panus anda ja selle progressi hüvesid kasutada.
Igal inimesle on õigus oma moraalsete ja materiaalsete huvide kaitsele, mis johtuvad teaduslikest töödest, kunsti- ja kirjandusteostest, mille autoriks ta on.

Below is the translation of the above text, check what you understood without the help of the dictionary, after reading the translation one time, go back up and read the Estonian text and see if you can recognize the more words this time.

English Translation
Article 26
1. Everyone has the right to education. Education shall be free, at least in the elementary and fundamental stages. Elementary education shall be compulsory. Technical and professional education shall be made generally available and higher education shall be equally accessible to all on the basis of merit.
2. Education shall be directed to the full development of the human personality and to the strengthening of respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms. It shall promote understanding, tolerance and friendship among all nations, racial or religious groups, and shall further the activities of the United Nations for the maintenance of peace.
3. Parents have a prior right to choose the kind of education that shall be given to their children.
Article 27
1. Everyone has the right freely to participate in the cultural life of the community, to enjoy the arts and to share in scientific advancement and its benefits.
2. Everyone has the right to the protection of the moral and material interests resulting from any scientific, literary or artistic production of which he is the author.

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