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      Came here to advertise? Read first   12/05/2016

      Over the last few months, there's been a huge increase of members coming here just to advertise their own products, services, or whatever.
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Blaveloper

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About Blaveloper

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    Language Buff
  • Birthday 12/07/1991

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  • Currently studying
    漢字, Русский
  • Native tongue
    Polski, Nederlands
  • Fluent in
    Polski, Nederlands, English, 日本語, Deutsch (semi-fluent)

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  1. chinese

    Question: is there anything more you can talk about than just about Chinese character decomposition? You've made 12 posts just about that, even in topics where such information is completely out of place.
  2. Would be nice, yes. I can still recall some people requesting it before any way.
  3. The language is called "Deutsch". "Deutsche" is an adjective, like "Deutsches bier" (German beer).
  4. Option 4 is too much radicals actually. You can use radicals as building blocks, you can't merge them.
  5. In terms of radicals, all options are correct. Radicals only serve for you to easily remember the characters really. For example: 二+人=天。 → "There are two people high in the sky". 一+大=天。 → "There is only one sky, and it's big". And so on.
  6. I am not too comfortable with German as much as I used to. The Dutch grammar is mostly identical to the German grammar, so I was able to answer your previous question and give an explanation. The owner of this site ( @linguaholic ) is a native German speaker, maybe he can give you a more proper answer for this one.
  7. Number 2 is more natural, and therefore more correct. To help you understand the problem: The first verb in a German sentence is SVO (like in English), but any next verb in the same sentence is SOV (like in Japanese). "Kann" is the first verb, and "komponieren" is the second verb and therefore, "komponieren" comes at the end of the sentence.
  8. I have split your post into a new topic, since it was entirely irrelevant to the topic you posted in. But yes, the first one is Chinese and the second one is Japanese. The Japanese one says:
  9. It's been 4 years now, I wonder if anyone here would even notice your reply now.
  10. Ah, you also like the videos from LangFocus? Do you code switch a lot when you speak to people who know the same languages as you? Depends. When I talk to my little sister, I speak Dutch all the time, when I talk to my mother, I speak Polish all the time. There are certainly people (mostly Polish guests who live in the Netherlands for a long time) to which I code switch with, depending on what they say. And there's a guy on the chat app called "LINE" to which we often code switch between English and Japanese. And what would you say your internal matrix language is? The dominant language you think in and use to associate the other languages you know? Is yours Polish? Honestly, I don't have one. I think in the 4 languages all the time, just not at the same time. I occasionally need to think in English when I want to say something in Japanese, but for the most of the time, I use languages directly without any translation. Just curious about your experience if you're alternating between Polish, English, and Japanese often depending on who you're talking to? See question 1.
  11. Your question seems rather confusing to me. Best is if you learn accents by practise, not by theory. Find videos in (in this case) Italian and try to shadow their pronunciation as closely as possible.
  12. How many high fluency level languages can your brain handle? I know 4 language fluently plus a few more languages I can only understand (not speak). I've been considering to expand my linguistic knowledge to 3 more languages, but I think I'll make sure I polish my current languages more. How much you can handle really depends on what YOU can handle, there's no set rule to how many languages you can learn. Some learn only 1, some learn as much as 50 languages. How many languages have you studied and how many of them does your brain maintain at a time? Excluding my native languages, I have at least attempted to learn English, Japanese, German, Spanish, Mandarin, and Russian. I can maintain English and Japanese really well, but German faded away rather quick, and I've never learnt the remaining 3 languages beyond the very basics. This is all because I use English and Japanese every day, both in my free time and at work. Meanwhile, I only need German once in a long time, meaning I don't read or hear any German for many months long, which resulted in me losing my German fluency and it's now a language I can understand only. Also, in your experience, have their been certain languages that seem to choose you and draw you in more than other languages you've attempted to learn? Yes, Spanish and Mandarin never really interested me as much, it was more like I wanted to learn them because of their usefulness rather than having a passion with them. For instance, do you go for certain families of languages over others? No, I never liked to learn similar languages. If a given language is similar, you tend to skip a certain vocabulary you need to learn, because 'you already know it based on what you've learnt in the other language'. As a result, you lose that word once you need to use it and either start mixing languages in a single sentence, or feel too awkward to say anything at all.
  13. @Wanda Depends on where you live really. Of course over here, Dutch is the most common language. However, Dutch isn't nearly as widely use outside our national borders, though it does expand itself all the way to Suriname, Belgium, and perhaps some of the Caribbean islands. I was raised to be a native speaker in Dutch and Polish, so I know this private conversations in public thing is a very great asset, until you realise my city consists of lots of Polish people too.
  14. TL = target language. NL = native language. More information:
  15. @Filiger The "NL" part of the title shows that.