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" From the pristine waters of Sardinia, to the romantic canals of Venice; from the vineyards of Tuscany, to the beaches of Puglia; every town in between has the authenticity you would only find in your sweetest dreams"
I know that when there is a comma in a list, the commas that are used for the purpose of the list become semicolons. Can someone correct me on my sentence above? I think I placed all the semicolons, where they had to be because of the commas needed(maybe not needed), I just don't know if the one after the word "Puglia" makes sense.
Thank you so much
Hi there! I want to learn German and am looking for a good text book, maybe with some supplemental audio, but not necessary. I have yet to become fluent in a second language, but I’ve studied Ancient Greek, Latin, and French; I have some experience with declensions and all that, so I don’t want something TOO basic. I learn fairly quickly and like a challenge. Any recommendations? Thanks!
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By "useless" i mean any non-major language (e.g Dutch, Icelandic, Thai) that is not spoken in major countries (e.g Russian, Arabic, German)
Who can make the longest multi-linguistic sentence? The winner gets to hold an arguably arbitrary record. There are no deadlines & the sentence structure shall be English (subject-verb-object). You may use more than one word per language lf necessary. I will start.
ᚦᚪ Mann og la Bhean bevono お酒 ^, pero uma ddraig zegt 再见.
The man & the woman drink alcohol, but a dragon says goodbye.
English German Danish French Irish Gaelic Italian Japanese Spanish Portuguese Welsh Dutch Chinese
Some of these languages I just started, so feel free to correct me lf I made a mistake.
Hi, I'm a language learner (Spanish, Mandarin) and UX student and I'm currently researching what causes people to give up on language learning and what's missing in current language learning apps. If you have a minute, please fill out my language learning research survey, it just takes 1 minute https://goo.gl/forms/4Dm67BTYX6LSabEk1
Thank you! Happy learning :)
I've been using Paul Noble's Complete French class through Hoopla/the public library. Unfortunately I can't see a way to access the booklet.
I've found a rendition of the booklet online, but it doesn't seem to properly correspond. I tried to buy the course on Amazon, but it's not available.
If anyone here has used the "complete" course, and would be willing to share a digital copy of the course booklet, I would be very appreciative!
Hello :) So basically the title explains it all. I am an average student from Germany, I speak 7 languages (plus some 3-4 more on a low level) who wants to make some money with it. I know there are some websites which offer to learn with a native speaker etc. Can you recommend some of them? I could really see myself doing it since I am a good teacher (as I have been told) and since I got into some financial troubles and need to earn a little bit more. I am grateful for every response :)
So im a young woman living in Germany for over a year now. I spent one hardcore year earning my A1 in German, finishing with a “2” in German standard scoring. Since then iv spent 6 months at my new job, my german consistently improving, (a drastic difference from 6 months ago to now) and im also perfectly fluent WHEN SPEAKING, aside obvious grammar mistakes.
I am more than capable of holding a deep conversation, im a careful listener and im very good at “reading between the lines” even when I don’t totally understand what they SAY, i almost always understand what they MEAN, even sometimes with words I have never heard before. Im at the point where my brain no longer translates what I hear, i just understand it. Comes with the regular grind I guess.
The only problem is, while my speech is consistently praised by others, my writing skills are severely lacking. As some of u may know, german basically has two standards. Writing standard, and speaking standard (not the right names i know, but i learned all of this natively, so i don’t actually know the names in english). My speaking standard is obviously on point, but my writing is just god awful, i bet there are even Uni students that could write better than me.
So my question is, will reading books help me improve my writing? My reading is okay, it could be better, and obviously i think reading would improve my writing to a point, but i need sources?
I love reading, but i don’t do it much anymore. I was always afraid of reading in German. I don’t touch german books, i also don’t watch many movies im german (this goes against all common advice i know) i always said to myself “ill read again when my german is good enough for it to be worth it” and now i think im at that point, but idk where to start i guess.
I cant just buy books. First off thats a bit out of my price range, i have no idea what my german reading level would be, and i also don’t have book shelf space. So is there any free online sources i could use? What would u guys recommend i do to improve my writing/reading?
Thanks guys, big help 🥰
Just a little something to share:
The first time the abuelos arrived, I had a hard time understanding.
A month later, they returned to the house. I was with the abuela and the house cleaner in the house. The abuela likes me to ask me things randomly. But she told me in complete Spanish:
When I first saw you, you didn't understand anything I said to you. Now, you have improved quite a lot and you understand me!
And the house cleaner agreed: Yes, Frozen learns very quick!
Me siento feliz porque me lo dijeron. :)
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How long did it take you?
Did you learn one language after the other?
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so, lately i've been looking up american accents. There are a few videos on yt explaining the major differences (south vs north, the coasts, etc. ), however I still fail to recognize most accents. Especially the northern ones are very hard to distinguish in my opinion. I took it upon myself this year to finally learn how to tell them apart! (And also to just improve my english in general, but that's a whole another story lol)
Maybe a list of famous personalities with distinct accents could help! I thought of writing a list with youtubers (since they upload a lot of easy-to-access content) who speak a certain accent and then to just compare them. That's why I'm here. I was wondering if some of you know a few from the top of your head. It would be very nice of you to share your knowledge here :) Thank you
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I'm a part of the team at my school that is responsible for being the news and upcoming events for the school. I am constantly reporting the events and news for the school throughout the year, and I wish I could somehow get people to appreciate languages more. I know people have a natural tendency to shutoff when English is taken away, however I think it's important that people understand just how much diversity there is in the world around them. I speak English, Spanish, Russian and I'm currently learning Korean. I want to make some type of activity or interactive with viewers so that they can possibly come to appreciate the different languages that the world has.
Besides my bogus and plain ideas, does anyone maybe have a good idea for this?
This is my first Asian language or language with any Asian influence. I want to try Korean because I can already read the words (and I know the alphabet and dipthongs). I'm aware, however, that Korean doesn't have similar to grammar to English, Spanish or Russian.
Does anyone have any experience that they can recall from their beginning few steps in Korean. How did you go about starting Korean? Any suggestions?
I came across a site called Chessable this week and it incorporates the gamification aspects of other sites like Memrise and Duolingo in ways that will be familiar to everyone on this sub (watering, streaks, earning gems, leader boards, etc), but with additional aspects of learning that take it to the next level.
After using this site for a few days I am quite simply disappointing in the tools that we have as language learners. Particularly at the A levels, courses like this would be amazing, especially if paired with offline material from publishers. I'm thinking of all the possible ways that vocabulary and grammar acquisition can be improved as well as how the site creators have basically made it a platform that publishers can use to enhance their course material without having to build the tools required (something the publishers themselves will be very bad at because it's not their primary objective).