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Everything posted by russianrocket

  1. Thanks, downloaded and giving it a try right now. Of course I don't believe you can learn in 12 days unless you're a whizzkid of some sort.
  2. Wrong, Ukrainian uses Cyrillic alphabet, while Polish uses modified Latin. Also many words have opposite meaning. Of course I cannot speak for every Ukrainian but I doubt it's really easy for them to learn Polish. Maybe a tad bit easier than German or English, but not by a lot.
  3. Now I might be wrong but I have heard there are over 100000 Russian expats in Dublin alone, or perhaps in whole Ireland? Not sure where I heard that either, but even if half-true, maybe you can find someone to talk to
  4. "Don't put off till tomorrow what you can do today" - however something like "Don't put off till tomorrow what you can do the day after tomorrow!" suits me better!
  5. Very fast reader here, both in my native language and in English. Often I cannot stand watching videos, for example interviews or news... the reason is it is painfully slow. It is way faster to read transcriptions instead.
  6. I'm a fast reader, can easily gobble up a large 300-400 page book in one evening. Also very fast reading in English, maybe only a tad bit slower than in my native language. On the other hand my speaking and listening skills are still rather lacking, so I forcefully try to watch more movies without subtitles rather than read.
  7. I use Mozilla Firefox to surf the web and it has a built-in spell checker. It flags mistakenly written words in red, and it does really help to check as you type. Still takes patience to see why any word suddenly goes red though. Does that count as an online tool? There are also a number of browser add-ons (plugins) with spell check and dictionaries, but I haven't ever used them so cannot comment on these.
  8. It's very common in my language (Russian) to write very long sentences, but from what I heard it's a bad habit to do the same in English. Wonder if this is true?
  9. Ha, yes many times. I have tried to learn many languages and funnily enough only succeeded in English so far. Well, otherwise I wouldn't be writing this.
  10. Oh and I have also forgot that words through, thorough, thought and though have always been giving me nightmares. That applies to both speaking and writing. It does happen less and less often with practice through.. err I mean though!
  11. My personal misspells that still happen ascidentally.. err I mean accidentally stenght avaiable unsconscios pronounciation youre instead of "your" till versus til (is this even a mistake?) There are many more but this is what I could remember offhand.
  12. I've been aware of this mistake for quite some time now. I have used you're in place of "your" many times. Funny enough many native speakers make the same mistake :wacky:
  13. Very close, I can easily watch Ukrainian TV and understand about 2/3 of what is said there. Now of course I can't say much in Ukrainian but they will understand me as well unless I start talking about very advanced things such as science, politics etc. Speaking from my experience here as I have been in Ukraine many times. About half of the Ukraine speaks Russian too or understands it well.
  14. Privet! Now I guess this is not the most popular language to study, however I wonder how many are currently learning it? I was told it was harder to learn than Japanese, but way easier than Chinese for example. Wonder if this is true?
  15. The most fun aspect is that some words have quite the opposing meanings in Russian, for example uroda means an ugly person (beautiful in Polish). To be honest being Russian I don't understand your language at all, not 40% and not even 10%. I tried to watch the most well know Polish film there, "Vabank" in Polish but didn't understand anything!
  16. I think some 300+ million speak Russian in the world right now, so there's a good chance you may find someone
  17. For quite some time always with subtitles, but I wonder if all you learn is to read well doing that. The reason is I already can write/read much better than speak and listen. When watching without subtitles I often don't understand half of what's being said.
  18. Yeah it's the same thing with most languages I guess. The original question however was which dialect is easier to pronounce? Was just being curious.
  19. Russian is my native, can read/write really well in English, perhaps slightly below native's level, My English speaking and listening levels are perhaps in the advanced intermediate level. I can watch movies but understand about 80% of what is being said. That without subtitles of course. Also started to learn Spanish, I thought it would help advance my English especially if I use it to learn Spanish. Попробуй напиши чего-нибудь!
  20. Voted Spanish but I like how Portuguese sounds even more. My vote would be Portuguese followed by perhaps Italian.
  21. Which one is easier to learn and pronounce, the classic Spanish or Latin American? From what I learned the problem with the latter is many dialects (Argentinian etc.) When learning English the American version was slightly easier for me to learn than British due to more vague pronunciation in certain words, it felt a bit more forgiving. However schools here in Russia teach British English and have always been.
  22. Many years ago (over 10 years have passed) I had a girlfriend who was Ukrainian, her Russian was on native level as well (very common for eastern Ukraine), but what surprised me she has learned French in school and decided to learn all the other languages in Romanian group. Her Spanish and Italian were decent and she was learning Romanian too. Til then I've never met anybody who knew more than their native + 2 languages, this girl knew 6 very well and was intermediate level in at least 2 more, Polish and Czech.
  23. Hi, my name is Vlad and I come from Russia (yes with love and all the great things)! Love learning languages, my English is decent especially reading and writing, but still needs additional polishing. I'm also learning Spanish, have always been fascinated by Spain and planning to travel there next year, possibly in "de Primavera" Spring.
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