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  1. 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.
  2. Hi everyone I love learning languages. It is my passion! I started a blog where I share my journey of learning languages. I try to explain the things that I studied and learned in a simple way, I believe that it is a good practice for me. If you are interested in learning Japanese, Korean or Chinese, please take a look at my blog, you might like it! https://mylanguageslearningjourney.blogspot.com/2017/11/japanese-another-usage-of.html#more
  3. HI THERE!

    Hi all! I am new here and hoping to provide value, I wanted to create a post showing you guys the programs and books I have used to aid in learning the many languages I know, I am a polyglot:) I 100% believe immersion is the most important, but if you are learning any of these languages, and can afford the books or courses, give them a shot, they all have helped me/are helping me tremendously. Much love to all! ALL LANGUAGES/GENERAL: Fluent FOREVER Fluent in Three Months (book) Rosetta Stone! Instant Immersion (Many languages) APPS I USE: DUOLINGO, MEMRISE, QUIZLET. SPANISH: Synergy Spanish Learning Spanish Like Crazy Rocket Spanish Accelerated Spanish (book) Language Hacking Spanish (book) Living Language Spanish FRENCH: Rocket French Language Hacking French (book) Living Language French ARABIC: Rocket Arabic Living Language Arabic Pimsleur Arabic CHINESE: Rocket Chinese Living Language Chinese JAPANESE: Rocket Japanese Razi Sensei (Aprende desde español) THAI: Thai Alphabet in 60 Minutes Pimsleur Thai Read Thai In 10 Days ITALIAN: Rocket Italian Language Hacking Italian Living Language Italian GERMAN: Rocket German Living Language German RUSSIAN: Rocket Russian Living Language Russian OTHER MISC LANGUAGES (friends have used them with great results): Rocket Sign Language Practical Hebrew Rocket Korean Rocket Hindi Rocket Portuguese Things I have used for mindset, time, focus, and success, that have all helped me on my language learning journey!:) Success Mind Academy (Mindset) Super Brain Mind Power (Mindset) Six Minutes To Success (Mindset) Magic In Your Mind (Mindset) The Action Machine (Procrastination/Time Management) Zen Meditation (Meditation/Focus) Seven Minute Mindfulness (Meditation/Mind) Much love and good luck on your language learning adventures!!! <3 -polyglot88
  4. It's not my site but... I believe you all might find it useful. WordBrewery is a new website that pulls sentences from the news. They are then categorized by level and topic. There's also a search bar so you can find specific words in context. Audio, translation, and the source article are included. It's also possible to save words and sentences to lists, and export these to Anki. It's currently free to use. Like every other app, all you need to do is register. Personally... I use it for German, as it doesn't have Hindi yet. But it's rather nice, because it's hard to find advanced materials for many languages I'm interested in, such as Modern Greek and Arabic. I use it as a warm up and to find context to words. I'm also considering using Anki, so if I decide to, I'll start exporting all my lists. Current Languages: Arabic Spanish French Italian Portuguese English Swedish Russian Serbian Japanese Modern Greek Polish Hungarian Ukrainian Norwegian Korean Chinese German
  5. Greetings, I am new to the forum so I hope this post is appropriate. I work at a local independently owned book shop that specializes in antique, out of print, rare and vintage books. My boss came across a 15 volume set of book which appear to be in Korean. The spines of the books read "THE FOURTH DIMENSIONAL WORLD" while the slipcases read "UFO ENCOUNTERS: A PROBING EXHIBIT OF UFO PHENOMENA". Typically in North American and European publications, the publication info is printed on the title page with additional copyright info on the obverse side. However for this series, the publication is included on a tipped-in sheet affixed to the interior of the front board. The text is in Korean with the exception of a few English letters such as NHK which I recognized as the Japanese television network. I thought that maybe the NHK was involved in the publication as they've been behind a number of publications. I also referenced a chronology of their programs to see if maybe the series was an adaptation. Unfortunately, nothing. So I'm requesting a bit of help translating the title and publication info. I can post images of the books to aid the effort. Any help would be deeply appreciated. Thank you.
  6. Helloi have been learning japanese for 8 months. i started learning chinese a week ago.should i focus on japanese or chinese? i like them both equally and would like to be fluent!Also is it possible for me to be fluent in Japanese,Chinese and Korean one day? i would also like to learn Thai and cantonese,but Japanese,Korean and Chinese are a must!
  7. https://koreancrusade.com/2016/04/19/trade-offs-the-8020-rule-and-learning-2-languages-at-once/ I discuss various issues on language learning based on my 5 years experience studying Korean in Korea. Please visit and feel free to contribute any thoughts. Thanks guys!
  8. Hello, guys! This is my first post, but I know a really good place to help with your language learning! It's called Pronunciator; it is a website and an app (I prefer the website more, but I use both). The program features 80 different languages you can learn. It is a completely free site but only if you are a student and your school supports the program (like my school) or you are a member of your local library and they support it, which they most likely do. If you are not a student or do not have a library membership you will have to pay. I am learning Korean through this site, and it is really helpful for learning vocabulary and useful phrases, but the downside is the romanization is TERRIBLE. If you are learning Korean like me, I recommend you use this site only if you already mastered the Korean alphabet and can read it. I was lucky because I could already do this going into the program. I know that German and Chinese is ok with this aspect, but I can't speak for other languages and how well the romanization is for them. Some of the features pronunciator offers are progress tracking, quizzes on different skill sets, ProRadio, ProFlix and flashcards, The progress tracker will show you how far you've gotten in a lesson with an average of the grades you've made on assignments. The quizzes are made to test you on vocabulary, listening comprehension, reading comprehension, spelling, writing, and pronunciation. With the pronunciation quizzes you speak into a speaker (on your phone, tablet, or computer) and it will tell you how well you pronounced it and give you a percentage grade on each set you pronounce. ProRadio is kind of like Pandora but it gives you songs in the language you're learning with the lyrics on the right side of you screen. ProFlix is the same type of deal. It gives you a movie to watch, but it also includes quizzes and drills. The flashcards help you to learn by letting you rate how well you the word or phrase with 4 choices. How you rate yourself lets Pronunciator know how long to bring the vocabulary up again. For tonal languages such as Chinese there is Pitch Perfect which compares the tones to musical notes and then compares your pronunciation to native speakers. I hope this helps! Let me know what you think of the program. To sign up using a school or library account go to their database and search for it and it will let you sign up. If you would like to take a look at it here is the link. http://www.pronunciator.com/
  9. Hi all, I'd like to introduce a new app called MemoLingo. It's an addictive game but whilst playing we hope you will also learn new words in a new language. (or test out a language you vaguely know). Please give it a go and provide some feedback. We are actively looking to improve based on the responses we are getting. We think our app is less boring that the other language apps out there and are on a mission to make the most fun and effective language learning app! There are 10 language to choose from Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Russian, Spanish and more will be added soon. Please help us out. You can find more information here: http://www.memolingoapp.com available for IPad, IPhone, iPod: https://itunes.apple.com/app/id1055010946 available on Android play store: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.trianglecarrot.memolingo actually free on Android Amazon app store: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Triangle-Carrot-Ltd-MemoLingo-Languages/dp/B018BTCHGQ/ref=sr_1_1?s=mobile-apps&ie=UTF8&qid=1449827244&sr=1-1&keywords=memolingo
  10. Hello, For those who may not have discovered it yet: http://endic.naver.com/ Check it out! Ania
  11. I've attached an image file with something written in what looks like Korean script. Can someone please translate it into English?
  12. Hello everyone! I'm a new forum member who is learning to speak both Japanese and Korean. Most of my effort is going into Korean; I put my learning of Japanese on hold recently. Someday, I would like to teach English abroad. It's really nice to meet you all!