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About TimmyToo

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    English and Spanish
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    English, Spanish (ALMOST)

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  1. Hmmm, I am not particularly fond of Afghani actually.
  2. I would definitely agree with this, as I believe the only real way to get back into fluency is to do what you did learning it in the first place! AKA speaking and hearing it a lot.
  3. I've always wanted to learn Gaelic just to say that I can speak the native Irish language, but I would really like to learn French or Italian!
  4. Apparently I really enjoyed milk as a child, and my first word was 'Milt' and that was my attempt at saying Milk!
  5. I unfortunately did not have the chance to learn until my first year of high school! I really would have liked to learn sooner, but it was not an option. I learned Spanish by the way!
  6. I believe everybody learns differently, but the most useful method for me has always been listening. Even if you are not paying full attention, simply listening to the language while going about your day helps you get the feeling for the sounds.
  7. I agree with this! Also, I feel like most developers are probably native English-speakers.
  8. Hmmmm...... You know, for some reason I really don't like the word moisture! It just kind of gives me shivers :sick:
  9. I think it depends on the situation. Translating entire paragraphs or essays can be really sketchy; as the grammar can be wrong quite often. If you do decide to translate larger things, make sure to go back and look for anything that is obviously wrong. Using translate for small things that you are stuck on though can be quite helpful, just make sure nothing is blatantly wrong.
  10. This a quote my water polo coach used to tell us in high school. I was captain and it kind of struck me a little, so I decided we would have it engraved on a whistle and give it to him at the end of the year. "Win if you can, lose if you must, cheat always." Now I don't really agree with it, as I do not see the need to cheat for anything. For me, it represents a mentality of doing whatever you can to get what you want from life while also realizing that unfortunately you can't always win.
  11. I too am happy to hear that someone actually enjoys english! It seems to me that the general opinion of english speakers is bad in most countries. This is understandable though, some Americans are of the opinion that everybody should know english and there is no need for other languages (as some others mentioned). And it really is sort of sad, that so many people feel no motivation to learn a new language and venture out of their comfort zone.
  12. Huh, I've always wondered about that actually! I have never actually looked it up to see if my suspicions were correct, but now they are confirmed! That's so funny how people say things without questioning their true meaning or origins because everyone else says them. I feel like nearly everyone does it, I always find myself speaking more like the people I spend a lot of time with! I always agreed with the saying- "Surround yourself with intelligent friends".
  13. I like the saying "A dime a dozen" because it is one of the idioms that can actually be deciphered if you think about it! If I say "Oh, that guitar is a dime a dozen" then I'm saying it only costs a dime for a dozen of those guitars--implying that they are cheap or average!
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