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    sillylucy got a reaction from fer74 in TL: Spanish; NL: English; email   
    Hello! I am trying to learn Spanish too. I was thinking that we could all do a Google Hangout sometime soon. Like with video chat and we can have a big group discussion, but we talk one at a time that way we can perfect our accents. Anyone interested? 
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    sillylucy got a reaction from Simon in App to Learn German, Spanish, Thai   
    Hi Simon! Thanks for posting this! I love the interface on your app. So simply and sleek. I love the colors and that it is no-frills and just gets down to it. I might just have to start learning Thai now! I am starting to learn German with my boyfriend too. It's so cool when couples learn languages together! Thanks so much for sharing! 
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    sillylucy got a reaction from Cuba in Spanish: "Ni," "no" in a sentence   
    I think of "ni" as "nor" in English. It is used a little funky in this example so I will come up with one of my own. "Jessica ni Carla tiene dinero para escuela." Jessica nor Carla have money for school. 
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    sillylucy reacted to FenWoFon in Do you think learning languages benefit you in any way?   
    It all depends, for example, I currently live in a country where 0.5 of 10 citizens can speak english, not proper english but they try, I dont consider myself as an english speaker but I've learn a lot and I can actually say that I CAN speak english properly, everybody tells me that it is going to open many doors for me, job offers, girls will like me as soon as I start talking and stuff like that, I could really use that as an inspiration for my self person, however it will benefit you depending on the use you give to it, if you're learning because you wanna get a girlfriend go ahead and do it if you want but that is not a proper motive to learn, we gotta learn because we love it and we're somehow going to make a living out of it, at least that is what I think about that so yes, it benefits you a lot in many ways.
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    sillylucy reacted to 宇崎ちゃん in Finding the time to practice   
    I used to have problems with time, but all I did was taking Google Calendar and scheduling all my activities there.
    It'll take lots of effort at the start, but it became a habit to me now.
    Also make sure your activities are described short, but specific.
    I won't show you my calendar obviously since it's highly confidential, but I can give you an example schedule based on how I do it.
    All day long - Go through the kanji on WaniKani.
    7:00 - 7:30 - Wake up, shower, put on clothes, etc.
    7:30 - 8:00 - Listen to a podcast at JapanesePod101.
    8:00 - 8:30 - Breakfast.
    8:30 - 9:00 - Flashcards.
    9:00 - 12:30 - Web development job.
    12:30 - 13:00 - Read or watch news in Japanese.
    13:00 - 13:30 - Lunch.
    13:30 - 17:30 - Game development job.
    17:30 - 18:00 - Dinner.
    18:00 - 19:00 - Ask friends about Japanese based on what I found that day.
    19:00 - 20:00 - Listen to the same podcast again.
    20:00 - 21:00 - Fitness.
    21:00 - 22:00 - Review what I've learnt.
    22:00 - Go to bed.
    Everything in bold is related to language learning.
    Try to fill up as many blank spaces as possible, every 2 minutes you're waiting for your train to arrive, every 5 minutes you wait for the waitress to give you your order, even that 1 minute you're waiting for the traffic lights to go green, it can all easily be used for language learning (like going through flashcards, apps, etc. on the go), because it adds up a lot in the end.
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    sillylucy reacted to rz3300 in What Happened To Cursive Writing ?   
    It certainly is a sad sight to see so many people not even knowing how to write in cursive, but then again I really do not enjoy it so I cannot blame anyone for not using it and then taking it further to the overall decline of the usage among the population.  I think that it is just being sped along too by the use of computers, but that is to be expected as well.  It will probably remain a dignified or unique way to write, though, and I do not think that will change anytime soon.
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    sillylucy got a reaction from Trellum in Name calling   
    I hate it when people put you down for wanting to learn another language. When I was just beginning to learn Spanish a lot of people would make fun of me for not saying words properly. I didn't get why they were being so rude. I thought they would be happy to know that I wanted to learn their language. 
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    sillylucy reacted to VinayaSpeaks in Which foods help you learn?   
    Foods that stimulate and sharpen the brain are fruits, vegetables, leafy vegetables, fresh juice (not canned juice), low carb diet, whole grains etc. You have to avoid spicy and oily foods that make you lethargic. Never take to any kind of addictions. Addictive substances such as cigarette, alcohol, marijuana and other substances make you dull. Milk products especially yogurt  is very good for your body. Walnuts, cashew nuts, peanuts, fish oil  are very good for brain development.
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    sillylucy got a reaction from Wanda Kaishin in Languages are dying out :(   
    I can totally relate to this being a Hopi Indian. My mother tongue is dying out and it has so many dialects that are dying out as well. I do not know how to even begin to keep them alive. I have tried to learn them, but they are hard to find online. They are not on Rosetta Stone that is for sure!
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    sillylucy reacted to Joo.K in Online Resources for the study of the Korean Language [KOREAN]   
    Online Language Learning Resources for Korean

    -KBS runs this website. You can learn Korean in your native language. Announcers recorded the videos calmly and slowly, so it is easy to understand what they say. Pronunciation is written in English. I highly recommend you to study in this website  :love:

    -This website run by the Sogang University in Korea. this website has various data to learn Korea, but the pronunciation in flash videos is too fast to understand.

    This is Global Korean website. You must sign up and log in to study Korean. They have different levels for beginners, intermediate level, and highest level. There is only one problem. Even though this website is for foreigners to Korean, this website doesn't support English.

    if you like to watch Korean TV shows, Arirang will be a best TV program for you. You can not only watch Korean singers, but also can learn Korean. There are various classes to learn Korean. I hope you try watching Arirang!

    Writer: Joo K
    Location: Seoul, Korea
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    sillylucy got a reaction from innovativecat in What does everyone think about swearing in a second language? Good fun? Good practice? Plain offensive? Too tricky?   
    I do not think that it is offensive to swear in another language. I think it is funny that you are trying to learn a new language and the first words that most people gravitate towards are always the naughty ones. I guess people also don't want to be taken for a fool so they want to know the bad words in case people try to talk about them behind their backs. 
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    sillylucy reacted to anna3101 in Online Resources for the study of the Polish Language [POLISH]   
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    sillylucy got a reaction from anna3101 in Have you ever fallen in love with someone who speaks a foreign language?   
    I would get into a shop and buy a language book right away! I think that love has no boundaries and I know tons of couples who have fallen in love this way. They just felt instantly connected and they got married too! 
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    sillylucy got a reaction from anna3101 in Mind mapping   
    I have never heard of mind maps. Thanks for the tip! This sounds like an interesting way to learn a new language. I have tried so many different techniques and some are better than others. I am always looking for new ways to help me learn French. 
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    sillylucy got a reaction from anna3101 in Qué tal / qué hubo / qué pasa / qué onda   
    I think of "que tal" as "what's up" and "Que pasa" more of a "what's happening?" I also think of "que onda" as "what's up" and que hubo as "what happened?" That is from a Southwestern Mexican point of view. 
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    sillylucy got a reaction from anna3101 in Language daily calendars   
    I am sure that you can find one on Amazon. There are some great language books on there too. I bought a few dictionaries from a local goodwill and found the rest of my language books on Amazon.
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    sillylucy got a reaction from anna3101 in Reading   
    I try it all with easy books. I go to the library and check out the international section for books for kids. That helps me the most because I can count on the picture books to teach me a few things here and there! 
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