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yellowbird

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About yellowbird

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    Slang Poet

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  • Currently studying
    Spanish
  • Native tongue
    English
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    English
  1. I agree with you on both counts. But you can't exactly squash other people's cultures out though, and their native tongues, so perhaps if there was one main language taught as a secondary tongue to everyone things would maybe work out better? Then people could still speak freely in their own language as well as the common one...
  2. Right.. Hm, I'm not even sure why I want to learn it. I think it just sounds lovely, and in the summertime where I live there are a lot of people from Russia and other Slavic-speaking countries. I'm not even sure if I would talk to them, but I think it would be beneficial to know a language that could facilitate learning other similar tongues, you know?
  3. I do! When I catch myself doing this too often, I try to insert a "haha" instead or come up with a witty response besides just implying that the person's comment amused me. x]
  4. Not only are they essential, but I think they are beautiful as well. ^^
  5. Same here, so I'm struggling with whether or not I'd like to learn Russian or a different language in addition to Spanish.
  6. Thanks for the info! I have my keyboard set to international and that has been extremely helpful to me, but I didn't know that these special punctuation marks were available there as well!
  7. How did she teach you the alphabet, if you don't mind my asking? Just as children who are native English speakers learn the alphabet?
  8. I'm kind of glad you mentioned Russian, because I think I'd like to learn it. English is my native tongue so I'm looking to improve my English grammar and vocabulary and also to learn a few other languages. What is your reasoning for Russian being an important language to learn? Many people are saying Mandarin Chinese, and I've kind of thought about it, but learning Hindu or similar languages hadn't really crossed my mind--I'll have to look into it!
  9. That's kind of what I'm hoping for; I would maybe like to learn Polish sometime in the future. Thanks for the inspirational thought
  10. So for what reason would you decide to use stressed ownership over regular? I'm sorry, I'm just struggling a bit over this about the difference between regular words used for ownership and stressed form...
  11. That's neat, I dated a guy in high school whose family spoke mostly Polish, and that was a source of motivation for me to maybe learn someday. We're not together any longer, but I think I still might be interested in the language. Have you mastered the alphabet yet? How long have you been trying to learn?
  12. What does an upside down question mark and exclamation point necessarily mean? Is it grammatically incorrect to not use them?
  13. When should you used stressed ownership words such as suyo, tuyo, mio, etc.?
  14. I'm having a hard time differentiating between these two. If anyone could provide some examples in English and Spanish as well I would very much appreciate it; I believe the only way I'm ever going to learn the difference is by seeing the comparisons in actual sentences. Also, what would you do in a situation like this sentence in Spanish: He gave the gift to her.
  15. Quiero aprender español de mexico o españa, pero cualquier dialecto es bien!
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