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Everything posted by ashwinr1

  1. I somehow do not find it comfortable when it comes to using US vs UK English. We are being taught in one form right from our young age. It is kind of difficult to adapt to these subtle changes all of a sudden!
  2. That is a great find! Would try and pass on the link to as many people as possible!
  3. That is a great point! These are two perspectives between which most translators get lost! True to meaning does make more sense in real world translations though
  4. A wonderful post indeed! It is true that we need to focus a lot more on the culture rather the language itself! Doing such a thing would give a real good feel when a native speaker reads the translated version
  5. That is quite an informative thread! Is there any systematic way to remember these words for newbie's like me?
  6. I do not know why but we all do have some favorite words in each language! May be we just feel those particular words are stylish or cool My favorite words are inherent, sophisticated, facilitate, embark upon, enhance, awesome
  7. So what is the progress? Can we converse something in Tamil?
  8. That is so true! And I hope you have loads of fun learning the language!
  9. Haha Meera You are truly rocking girl! AR Rahman, the academy award winner for Slumdog Millionaire is Tamil too! I recommend you listen to his songs! They are all truly international yet have their roots in Tamil
  10. Am an ardent music lover and would love to explore all kinds of music across the globe! Thanks for the share! Going to check them out soon
  11. Can you suggest some good Chinese movies to watch? My favorite genre is horror and thriller. Would be great if you suggest some movies in those genres
  12. Welcome to this wonderful forum friend! Am unaware of a language called Hmong! Thanks for enlightening me on the same
  13. That sounds cool! Never knew "to be drunk" had so many synonyms! Probably "to be drunk" has the highest number of synonyms
  14. Wonderful! This is the second time am going through a song of yours! Looks like you are really super talented! great going
  15. Wow! That is a wonderful post indeed! Thanks for the tips and I hope I can put them into practice. They key thing for me is not to fear the language and speak slowly!
  16. The quotation marks are present in this sentence to indicate direct speech. Hence I suppose the full stop has to come inside the quotation marks. But am not exactly sure about this, waiting for more clarifications on this!
  17. Just forget the rule books for a minute and think about this logically. A comma is used when you want to denote that there is another item in the list "And" is used in a sentence to denote the last item in the list. So when you used "and" obviously the item before it should not end with comma because the precise reason for using "and" is to show the end of the list while a comma is used to denote continuation of the list!
  18. The funny thing is sometimes wrong stuff like this is used so commonly across various media, that eventually people start believing that they are actually true and correct!
  19. Thanks for the clarification Meera! My mother tongue Tamil has an extremely difficult grammar which even native speakers struggle to master!
  20. It depends on our job profile and the industry we work for. There are certain jobs that require you to know 2 or more foreign languages. In such scenarios, we do not have a choice!
  21. Well, isn't this such a subjective concept. Obviously for people with Chinese as their mother tongue it is going to be a cake walk. Also Chinese is so different from English and hence we find it so very difficult!
  22. Al though I study and converse mostly in English, my mind still thinks in my mother tongue. I try and translate those thoughts in my mother tongue into other languages I know!
  23. Am happy that such a thing has never happened to me before! Similar to your case, we have all our studies and conversations in English. So to keep up my mother tongue knowledge I try and read books in my mother tongue regularly!
  24. Friends, how difficult is Hindi grammar to master? Obviously the difficulty level might vary based on whether the particular language is our native language or not. But on a normal scale, how difficult it is to master Hindi grammar?
  25. That is very sweet and well written. You have got some talent! Way to go friend!
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