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  2. This is an example of a video on the subject, defending the assimilation. Very interesting in any case
  3. Blalabel is a free online platform for collaborative text translation and interpretation. Blalabel is based on the contributions of its members. Anyone can sign up, publish texts, propose translations, and make and receive corrections. Through this process, we expect the users to establish fruitful discussions enabling them to learn languages and broaden their knowledge. Thank you!
  4. So there is a debate about the fact we should rather 'assimilate' a language rather than 'learning' it. People defending the assimilation theory argue that it is way more efficient and easy to learn a new language by just being 'exposed' to it, meaning listening to it, or watching series or being in the country. I've noticed that many people who are impressively good at languages all say they spend a fair amount of time watching series or listening to music. So guys, for you who try to 'assimilate' a language rather than 'learning' it, can you advise us about this? Notably, one advantage seems that the grammar and all the boring stuff can be skipped. Indeed, by listening, the brain notices after a while the words that are frequent. Once assimilated, you just need to look for the translation. The assimilation method seems more oriented on vocabulary acquisition. This does not seem to be a problem since one can express idea with just words but not with just grammar. So the assimilation method suggests that grammar get understood naturally by time thanks to repeating listening. I feel this is a very interesting topic because it could help us learning languages more efficiently! Any view on the question?
  5. I am very new to the language and I am trying to figure out how to say this word (someone's last name) in the photo, as well as type it out. I'm wondering if someone can help me by: 1) Typing out the word in English so I know how to properly pronounce it. 2) Typing out the word in Katakana so I can copy it on my computer and use it in future online messages to this person. (I've been able to find some of the keyboard characters "エ ル セ ー", but am having trouble finding the others) Thanks so much.
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  7. Hi there, we just finished this new app, it's a simple game where you swipe and slash, a la Fruit Ninja. Zombies approach and you tap on them to hear a Chinese word. If you hear the first tone, you swipe straight across. If you hear the second tone, you swipe diagonally upwards, etc. It's a way for new students to hear the words and try and identify and remember the tones by following the tone direction with their fingers. Would love to hear what people think! It's only available for iPhones right now on the app store: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/pinyin-vs-zombies/id1493511623?ls=1
  8. Hi there, we just finished this new app, it's a simple game where you swipe and slash, a la Fruit Ninja. Zombies approach and you tap on them to hear a Chinese word. If you hear the first tone, you swipe straight across. If you hear the second tone, you swipe diagonally upwards, etc. It's a way for new students to hear the words and try and identify and remember the tones by following the tone direction with their fingers. Would love to hear what people think! It's only available for iPhones right now on the app store: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/pinyin-vs-zombies/id1493511623?ls=1
  9. That's great news Sophi! Nice to have you here (again). Best, Lingua
  10. Si! Es bueno! Gracias! ¿Debo hablar inglés o español? Yes! That’s good! Thanks. Should I speak English or Spanish?
  11. Hello, I have a question. I’m writing a play and in this play a character displays some food and offers some to the other characters. There is also a milkshake with a plastic cup. The the chacter accepts the offer and says: “I love milkshakes.” Which one is the correct usage in this context? “Thank you. I love milkshake.” Or “I love milkshakes.” Thank you!
  12. I technically made an account 3 years a go but never used it. I rediscovered this website today by accident. I'm hoping to encourage others on their learning journey and learn from others as well. Nice to meet you! :) 안녕하세요! 저는 한국어 공부하고 있어요. 아직 한국어 잘 못해요. 하지만 저는 많이 촣은 사람들 만나고 같이 배워지 바라요. 반가워요!
  13. Do you like Rosetta Stone? I haven't used this software for a while now.
  14. TL:Spanish NL: English Facebook or WeChat I am from the USA. I would like to find someone to chat with in order to improve and practice my Spanish skills.
  15. Crystal

    Crystal

    I am using Rosetta Stone and Duolingo.
  16. Hi! I'm looking for a book with as many Japanese stories in it as I can find. I don't know how to look it up properly; every time I've tried it doesn't show what I'm looking for. I want it to be a book at least an inch thick, like how some authors will compile a bunch of folks stories and legends together in different cultures, but I want it to be Japan-focused. I want it written in Japanese, so I can familiarize myself with all the history and mythology. I also want it to have more literal translations, if possible. I really want to work on my kanji retention and learn more about Japan this way. Please help me! All suggestions are appreciated!!
  17. Hola Ryan, soy Aria, yo puedo ayudarte a practicar español si tu me ayudas a aprender ingles. i´ts ok?
  18. I am reading a book about the events that took place in Indo China around 1900. There is a phrase "But you must take that wounded linh; he would hamper me." What does "linh" means? I researched and I assume that it could be either or lính as a soldier in Vietnamese, and mean a Vietnamese soldier, or Linh as a popular name, and every Asian was called "Lihn"(similar to the situation, when each German been called "Hans" during WW2). If you speak Ukrainian/Russian/Polish, how would you translate that? Or just explain it to me in English, please:)
  19. yes, it is very very tragic!
  20. Warm welcome aryprair! I see you are from the Phillipines, that's great. You have many great languages over there. I studied some Tagalog at university. Such a fascinating language. But also a very exotic and difficult one! I hope you are doing well and if you need some English practise, you mights start with it replying to this message here. hehe. Best, Lingua
  21. Welcome Crystal! Bonjour! What kind of learnings materials do you use on your journey to French mastery if I may ask? Great to have you here!
  22. Hey and welcome! So nice to have you here on Linguaholic.com! Yes, studying Japanese is really hard and takes a looooong time. Same as with Chinese. But it's sooo much fun, isn't it? I just studied Japanese at university for two semesters and also did not get anywhere. but I was able to get Chinese to a pretty decent level. But that took me many many years. Kanji are so beautiful. And luckily they are borrowed from Chinese, so I can at least understand the general meaning of some Japanese sentences :=) With films, studying french is maybe easier, yes. However, as far as Japanese goes, there are many good learning resources out there. You will find lots of great resources in the Linguaholic Blog. Best, Lingua
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