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  1. Polyglot? Does that mean he knows several languages? I ought to look up the new word as well as this site. Very interesting!

    He knows quite a few, the last time I checked his Youtube channel, he can speak 8. Could have changed though, it's in his blog I think.

    I only discovered his youtube channel, and boy does he know his languages. His Spanish accent was quite on the spot as well.

  2. Shakespeare is almost always in secondary school curriculum here. By that I mean sometimes they would throw in different playwrights, but most of the time it's Shakespeare. For my senior year we were to study Macbeth for the exams, and the year group before us got Hamlet on their senior year. I liked his works, but the exams were just terrible (but bearable). You can get asked a lot of questions from as easy as Macbeth's character and it's development to the question if Lady Macbeth is pure evil or just doing it for the sake of her husband. There was also a question a few years back that focused on kingship and it drove people crazy (haha) because there's only so much you can say about the other kings like Malcolm (future), Edward, etc..

  3. I like that opinion and I guess that German could be really that language that's the most useful for you to learn. Though I ask myself who someone can forget to travel into a country.

    Haha, apparently one of my classmates invited me to come with her and visit a friend in Germany who was an exchange student in our school. However I don't recall ever hearing it from her so either I forgot about the whole thing or it didn't register because I was probably busy with something when she told me. I only realised the missed opportunity when I saw the photos and was wondering why I wasn't invited...  :wacky: :wacky: :wacky:

  4. Well, thank god I'm not the only one feeling this way. I could try and converse with that language with someone who is learning the same thing, but to a native? I'd be really conscious, especially because I might say something wrong and they would be able to point it out, since they speak it. If I'm chatting or writing though I feel more relaxed talking to a native, but that never happens.

  5. Whenever I learn a new language, speaking and sometimes listening gives me the most challenge. I get very conscious when speaking a foreign language, especially when trying to converse with someone whose native tongue is that language. Listening though depends. It depends on the accent of the person I am talking or listening to. Reading or writing has never been a problem for me. It's the easiest part for  me :)

  6. I would love to learn German next because it provides extra benefits just like Spanish. Germany is leading right now within the European Union, and getting involved with German businesses and jobs would be a huge plus. I actually hope to travel to Germany someday (I was supposed to last Halloween but I completely forgot about the whole thing..) and possibly even work there. As well as this, I do find the language itself very fascinating. It might not be like a romantic language or anything but it does appeal to me very much, and so does Swedish..

  7. Some people who are not used to it will probably think that way, but for me who has heard quite a good amount of German it really isn't that bad. I guess it's a bit rough like you say, but definitely not aggressive. I have one Spanish friend whose accent is just aggressive sounding it sounds like she's shouting all the time, and she speaks quite fast as well. Now that's pretty aggressive.

  8. Well this has been used for a long time now, but it's always "fit" when referring to someone that's "hot" here. Also, "pretty" and "beautiful" are less used, and instead you'd always see the young ones use "stunning". Then there's "any craic" or "what's the craic" that has been there for a long time now as well and are used both by both teens and the older ones. It just means "what's up" or something along the lines.

  9. I think about any foreign (to me) language is sexy when murmured at the right moment, the intimate moment. :wacky:

    Haha that made me giggle!  :wacky:

    Anyways, for this one I think Italian. I have been listening to Marco Mengoni's music for ages now and I still get mesmerised by it. The fact that some of the songs focus on love as well makes it better.

  10. Me too. I'm getting back into Spanish now, but I wish I had at least practiced it since high school. Hopefully it will be easy to re-learn. I remember having some trouble with "haber", though.

    Ah yes, "haber" always gave me problems back then. I remember trying my best to avoid having to use that one :P

  11. I have seen this in one of the German books I had at home, and even if I haven't properly started learning yet, the idea got me more into the language. I found it fascinating, and at the same time a bit practical since you can name something using two words that describe it instead of a whole new word.

  12. Hello, welcome to linguaholic! Are you already fluent in a foreign language or are you only starting to learn a new one? Hope you find a lot of useful information for a language you're particulary interested in!

  13. Hi Shelly, welcome to linguaholic! Hope you enjoy your time here :)

    I think starting again with Spanish is a good idea since you've already had a background of it before. It shouldn't be too hard for you since you're going to remember a lot of things and pick up new ones as well while learning.

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