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  1. I would learn how to convey this message. 1. Do you speak English. 2 I want the help. 3 I am not feeling well. 4. Can I contact my hotel on your cell phone?
  2. Though I have never taken upon me learning of new languages, I have a student of medical transcription where I had to learn lot of medical terms. The best way was to write the spelling and speak the word and reciting the meaning. You can memorize the new words like this, write the phonographic of the word in English and reciting the meaning of the word.
  3. No it has never happened to me. Probably the people who dream in some other language may the due to the subconscious mind excited about the new language. I believe one can dream in his mother tongue only. But as you people state it, it is surprising to me. Here is some more information on dreaming in other language. http://www.linkedin.com/groups/Dreaming-in-foreign-language-Do-138763.S.116553977 " I don't think so. Becoming bilingual doesn't happen overnight! Being bilingual is speaking two languages equally and dreaming in a language can happen even if we're just learning it. I think it's natural to actually dream in the languages we are learning especially when they have an impact on us. However if one has become bilingual one probably dreams in that language as well. "
  4. Yes, the spellings will also go. There are already texting words like R for ARE and U for YOU, TXS for Thanks. These days, most of the work in office is done on computer so the writing itself has reduced except in schools where the teachers themselves have poor skill of English grammar.
  5. No, I do not put the comma before and. The list has ended with and and therefore it does not stand the reason. This is the way, I was taught. I think some grammar rules can be safely ignored if they do not stand the reason.
  6. I know 3 Indian languages and 1 foreign language i.e. English. I know a bit of Urdu, can understand but cannot write or read it. For a man who has all the time like a man doing teaching job in language learning college, it is possible to learn multiple of languages because he can practice also with other teachers and students. But here is a person who can speak more than 36 languages fluently. "Now, I can read about three dozen languages and speak most of them fluently, and I've studied many more. The more of them you know, the more you see how inter-related they are." http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2012/mar/16/i-speak-50-languages-experience
  7. And you forgot EITHER and NEITHER. Well, English has funny rules about phonetics and spellings. But is BAT, CUT is KAT but PUT is PUT. I still cannot understand what the P has to do in Pneumonia or Pneumatic. Probably, G.B.Shaw can only answer. He once wrote an essay how the spelling should go along with sounds.
  8. Well it is like a forced love. There is no option in India, if you want a good job or want to pursue higher studies. I never learnt another foreign language and although the Indian language Sanskrit itself is rich and very ancient language, it has lost its grip on the Indians. There are number of institutes here in my own city teaching French and Germany, but i do not see great number of people there.
  9. I am from India and those years English was not considered such an important language. I think when I was in 9th standard, the English was taught as a language. The lessons were primary only, contained few words and making of simple sentences. It was in the college years, where English was medium of instructions, that I really started learning the language seriously. The higher educations books in India are all in English only and admittedly English become more important than even the national language Hindi.
  10. Late Princess Diana may have many things against her but she was never " gangsta" ( a reflection of crime and violent culture). But thanks to the Rihanna she brought them together. I mean, the pop singers should stick to their culture, the culture of taking down clothes and perform like porn stars on the stage. Do not drag bring good people as inspirations. "We're not sure how much the late Princess's style has really rubbed off on Rihanna though; we're pretty sure Diana never carried a penis-emblazoned clutch bag..........." Anyway, I learnt a new word " gangsta",thanks to lady Rihanna. http://fashion.telegraph.co.uk/news-features/TMG10350463/Rihanna-Princess-Diana-was-gangsta-with-her-clothes.html?utm_source=tmg&utm_medium=TD_rihanna0410&utm_campaign=FashionTDs
  11. That is because of the state of South India. They are still not ready to accept Hindi and since their grammar is entirely different from Aryan languages they do not like Hindi. As for govt, it cannot do much unless people themselves are in mood to accept the Hindi as an Indian national language.
  12. There is this some good saying in English, " Better late than never" which can be translated in Hindi as "देर आयद दुरुस्त आयद " but on state highway they would put another message " Kabhi nahi the deri bhali" Which is more correct?
  13. But it is already a language spoken in most countries of world and I assure you shall still have difficulty in understanding it because of the local accent that people brand. The English not only is spoken differently in different countries but even some local words would come to play. For example, what will you make of this. "Throw it in Kachara peti." ( Throw it in waste paper basket.)
  14. That must be India. Here people do not offer to say " sorry" unless you catch him by collar and demand it. But there is no system like this itself. People just push the people on the crowded roads and nobody bothers to look around who pushed him. I do not mind the British though, it must be their system in which they were brought up and in some countries people are brought up different way. I also admit that Americans carry the impression being very impolite and rude, I cannot say the reason. But here in India also, while parting with a visitor on road we will say " Come to my house someday, we shall have a cup of tea." and I assure we never intend to invite the visitor.
  15. I have a TATA sky DTH connection and they have a paid channel " Learn English". For some small fees each day they will put 5 new words before the viewers, speak them and show the pictures to explain the meaning. The words are usually those which a person should come across when travelling in European countries. I think this is much more better and cheaper than the learning on internet or classroom. What do you say?
  16. For the dogs, you should ask Dharmendraji. His famous dialogue " Kutte tere khoon pi jauanga" and here is another idiom " Dhobi ka kutta, na ghata ka no ghar ka" to describe a man who is ignored by all.
  17. My best English teacher is not books or some school and college teacher but the HBO movies which displays the subtitles in English. I think, I learnt most the pronunciation of the words that people from different part of world speak especially the U.S. and British by seeing the HBO movies. What has been your best English teacher?
  18. I am not going to any school or college but O.K. is word that I must be speaking more than enough times. O.K. would mean to me," I am comfortable." or " I have no objection." or just, " I am helpless."
  19. And for the fools, we term them as Donkeys. Is there any proofs that are donkeys are fools? The donkeys are so hard working, certainly more than humans and never complaining. The cunning men are described as snake. But snakes do not cheat, they bite when encountered. I can imagine the animals themselves must be saying " he is a human" to describe someone fool or cunning in themselves.
  20. Say we have Ratnagiri in Maharastra and Niligiri in Karnatake and then we have Gandhigiri in politics, Gundagiri on roads and Dadagiri in the offices. Which Giri you are familiar?
  21. Yes, every region has some touch of local twist of tongue to each language whether mother tongue or foreign tongue. As for Indians, I have observed we usually speak like this,"AREY( very silent),SO WHAT DID YOU SAY?" There is nothing wrong. Say when you hear "Lol" be sure, some American is speaking.
  22. I am Indian and this thing happened me to even in India. Hindi, our national language is spoken different way with lot of local words confusing. For example, in Norther India, " KAKA" is the word to address a lovely small child but in Southern part of India, " KAKA" is word to address an elderly man. I just keep rolling the conversations, any way, I assure people forgive these things.
  23. I shall use it this way. While I am cycling, I come across that corner. Whilst cycling, I come across that corner.
  24. I remain very confused when these things come up. Which way the full stop shall go? He said," I love America." He said," I love America".
  25. Thanks for the correction. I, myself,Insist on correct construction of sentences, agreement of subject and verb.
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