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  4. Ordne den Dialog. Schreib die Zahlen von 1 bis 7: __Na ja, sie ist ganz nett. __Also ich finde den Mantel super. __Den Mantel finde ich doof. Aber ich finde die Jacke toll. 1 Wie findest du den Mantel da?. __Den Mantel? Na, ich weiß nicht. __Ich möchte lieber den Mantel. __Nett? Die ist super. Die möchte ich haben.
  5. Here is my opinion as an advanced (C1) speaker of Spanish, an upper intermediate (B2) speaker of Korean, and a speaker of 10 different languages. 30 minutes a day, considering all your additional exposure and the classes you plan to take, is enough to take your Spanish to a decent, useable level in 2-3 years. 30 min/day is also probably enough to get your Turkish to an advanced level in a couple years. 30 min/day in Korean would be a waste of time because there is too much to learn and you would forget most of it with only 30 min/day of reinforcement. You want to be in a situation where you can devote several hours a day to it, especially if you'd like to reach a good level in less than a handful of years.
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    Hi, Which language do you wish to cover ?
  7. Namaste / Hi, Are you interested in language exchange, looking for Native Hindi speaker who could be your language exchange partner who could talk to you in English ? All language speakers / natives are welcome. Improve Hindi / English skills. We can chat online and one on one too. Enjoy your stay. dhanaywaad / thanks, mdchaskar
  8. Namaste / Hi, Are you interested in learning / brushing up Hindi knowledge ? You are welcome to learn / practice Hindi. We teach to meet with specific requirement of the learner. We can start with asic grammar, use of tenses, sentence pattern, vocabulary building exercises in Devnagari (Hindi script) or in Romaji (Hindi in English) Ask any Hindi related question. We can discuss it openly. Happy learning. dhanaywaad / thanks, mdchaskar
  9. What are the common Chinese greetings?
  10. I recommend https://www.penpaland.com its a language exchange-based social network website.
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    Hello Lousi ! Yes you are right : this is a negative sentence ! Indeed the structure is a negation : "ne ... aucune" although the meaning is positive. You want to read articles taken from famous french newspapers and listen to podcast I recorded from these articles ? If you are interested just join my private group. In exchange you can help me improving my english skills or teach me a part of your native language Here is the link : The Daily French
  13. Egyptian Arabic

    Hi mate, I am an Egyptian native and have a channel on YouTube and a FB page (Learn Arabic with Hamid) to teach both MSA and Egyptian Arabic Infact, most Arabic-teaching books focus on MSA. This makes sense because learning the dialect is more toward hearing people rather than learning the rule or grammar anyway I am available through my channel and page if you have any question
  14. Negative sentences

    "Tu n'as aucune erreur!" Is this considered a negative sentence or a "phrase affirmative"? I consider it a negative sentence, grammatically speaking. It contains "ne .. aucun". The "phrase affirmative" would be "Tu as des erreurs". Am I correct to assume it's a negative sentence despite the meaning being a positive one? Merci!
  15. DR&MRSVANDERTRAMPP

    DRMRSVANDERTRAMPP is a mnemonic device to remember which verbs use être in the passé composé (devenir, revenir, monter, retourner, sortir, venir, arriver, etc...). It doesn't help you distinguish whether or not to use l'imparfait or le passé composé.
  16. Hello! I'm Deniz, 17 years old with a not-so great memory. I do have the motivation for learning another language, but not really the time as I am taking college and high school classes. I was thinking thirty minutes a day for seven days a week sounds like a plan. That's 168 hours per year; 3 hours 30 minutes / per week. If I were diligent, the numbers would be higher. Do you think 30 minutes is impractical? I don't have to be fluent in the third language, but I would like to be proficient. I speak fluent English as it is my native tongue and I know a good chunk of Turkish, though I should seek improvement. It is my second language; my parents speak fluent Turkish. I live in USA, Texas. Majority of the people in my school are Spanish-speaking. If I were to learn Mexican-Spanish, it would benefit me as most hiring jobs pick the person that knows both Spanish and English over the person that knows only English. It is also the 2nd most spoken language. I will be taking college Spanish 1 and 2 during the summer as it is a requirement for my Associate's degree. I'm not at all interested in the language itself, even though I have many close friends who speak Spanish. I rather learn any other language, but I do realize the benefits of Spanish. However, I'm a sucker for Korean dramas as I have watched at least 220+ Korean dramas (consisting of 16-120 episodes that are an hour each). I have picked up a few Korean phrases, but I'm no where near a beginner level of the Korean language. I adore the language and I would love to learn Korean, especially since I plan to visit Seoul once I am in my 20's. Another thing is that my father speaks Persian (Farsi). It is his native tongue, however he only speaks English and Turkish around the house. If I were to ask him to practice Persian with me, I know he would be willing to. Though, he does not know how to read or write the language because he forgot over time. All of my dad's side speaks Persian, so I would be able to get closer to them. I am interested in learning either Korean, Persian (Farsi) or Mexican-Spanish. Based off the languages I already know and the background knowledge you know of me, which language do you think would be easier for me to learn? Or the best, in your opinion and why.
  17. I will try my best to learn the rules, if there are any. In Swedish there are some things that learners have to just memorize as they go along because there are rules that don't apply all the time, you have random exceptions. Any randomness in Russian I will simply look past, just like you. In my mind being able to communicate is the main priority and making it all sound right is always second.
  18. Why Teach Arabic to English Speakers

    Very interesting article Chemist, and reflect great on a video I made in my channel about reasons to learn Arabic - Thanks a lot for sharing. Actually Arabic is a very powerful and widespread language. As a native, I can understand why many learners are intimidated by this language. However, I am totally sure that once you get the hang of it, you will love it and dig more and more in its secrets.
  19. Pronunciation of Classical Arabic

    As a native, I find modern MSA and CA very interrelated. The difference is that CA is far complex as many words are not used today. I really like your enthusiasm regarding CA, which is really difficult for most learners, and throughout my teaching experience of MSA on YouTube, I find that MSA is of ultimate interest for most of the Arabic-language seekers. Many learn MSA to understand the Quraan despite being in CA, which is possible because learning MSA, gives you almost 70% of the understanding of the Quraan text. If you want to dig into CA, it is far more difficult I guess, but not impossible. I remember some good books about this but need to make sure. I will come back if found any - sheers
  20. Hi guys, check my channel for teaching standard Arabic and Egyptian dialect Learn Arabic with Hamid https://www.youtube.com/c/LearnArabicwithHamid have fun learning
  21. Hello ! I would like to know if the following phrases are correct : 1° "Der Mann wurde betrunken zur Polizeiwache geführt" (with the meaning "The man was led to the guardhouse while being drunk") 2° "Der Mann wurde schnarchend ins Bett geführt" (with the meaning "The man was led to bed while snoring") 3° "Sie werden strassenbauend nach Sibirien geführt" (with the meaning "They are led to Siberia while (being) building roads") If these phrases are correct, what is the grammatical function of "betrunken" in1°, of "schnarchend" in 2° and of "strassenbauend" in 3° ? A person says me that they are adverbs. Do you think it is right ? Perhaps these words are predicative adjectives ? Thanks in advance.
  22. I look for bilingual wordlists in an excel, access database, notepad or other form. I prefer more than 30000 entries in many langauge pairs(English-Hungarian, English-Hindi, English-Danish and many other)
  23. Hello! My name is Joseph and I have come here and to a few other sites searching for native speakers to help me learn Japanese, and I am more than happy to help teach English. Skype, Discord, and google hangouts would be easiest for me to use, and since I am usually awake late at night time zones tend to coincide. Considering my best friend lives outside of Tokoyo I have that part down.
  24. Konnichiwa! Konbanwa! Ohayou!

    I started studying Japanese at the beginning of 2017 and half way through the year ended up getting a full time job that sapped all my energy. I have decided to take on this added challenge and push forward! My best friend of several years is Japanese Filipino and where I first decided to begin studying the language. My name is Joseph, and I am twenty going on twenty-one.
  25. ** impossible for my lazy brain Good to know this stuff, it was driving me insane and one Russian speaker told me that there are no rules for this stuff so I never bothered to look more into it (:
  26. It is possible to know. You need to memorize and apply this vowel declension rule until it becomes second nature: Vowels ‘а’ and ‘о’ are pronounced [a] either in initial position or 1 syllable before stress. Otherwise they reduce to “schwa” [ə]. The other one you'll eventually need, if you aren't using it yet, is: Unstressed vowels ‘e’ and ‘я’ (and ‘a’ after ‘ч, щ’) are pronounced [ə] in final position and [йи] if word-initial. Otherwise they reduce to [и].
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  28. Just use Duolingo, Memrise or some other app for it. Check out some youtube videos and practice by reading some texts. It's not that hard, the letters are very similar to the Roman alphabet. + I just spent a couple of months in Saint Petersburg and all the metro stations also have the station names written in Roman letters + the metro is very easy and simple to use there anyway. I still mix up some of the S-sounds though + it's impossible to know when they pronounce O as an A (like the last letter in Спасибо = thank you, is pronounced as A).
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