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  1. I am trying to use the accent correctly as often as I can and it's only a sign of respect for the language, not an insult. I am really trying hard to use it well and not sound stupid. If I would speak English with an Romanian accent I'm not sure how many people would understand me.
  2. I think that those who know (well) at least a second language have some more developed brain faculties. I don't think it's only about the talent, because learning a new language is hard work and not everybody can do it. I know people who lived in my country for 10 years and still don't speak the language.
  3. I also have an accent in my native language but that I can hide very well when I want to. That doesn't happen a lot because I am proud of it and of the region I'm coming from.
  4. I think that some games are very helpful in expanding the vocabulary. I have learned a lot of new words from the hidden objects games and I still do, so yes, definitely very helpful.
  5. This is so cool, I didn't notice the doubles either. I have found 3 of them, I'll come back for the fourth because I have to get to work now. I have something to talk about in my break now )
  6. I have a problem with that word too and with the people who use it. I think they want to sound smart and refined but the only make themselves look ridiculous. I stick to regardless.
  7. In my country, subtitles are never accurate. I have a hobby: watching a movie and see how many words and expressions are translated wrong. What I hate the most is movie titles that sound great in English but awful in Romanian and they actually have nothing to do with the original title.
  8. One of my work mates tried to find an equivalent for a foreign expression on google translate. She needed it in a discussion with one of our clients. Translate got it so wrong that we lost the client. I rest my case.
  9. Years ago when telenovelas first appeared in my country I did watch them, because there were only 2 of them I did learn some words and because of them I can understand Spanish. I don't speak it though... but yes, they were helpful.
  10. Yes, I do. For people who wanted to think out of the box and to know more, to learn more and to constantly improve themselves I have nothing but respect and appreciation. The brain is the most attractive organ to me
  11. I'll be there in an hour. Sounds way better than 'I'll be there in a hour'. The first is the correct one, I believe.
  12. I believe I do, given the fact that I'm coming from Eastern Europe but I hope it's something I'll get rid of in time, unless people will find it cute
  13. I love the Irish accent. I find it very sexy Sometimes it's difficult to understand but I still like it.
  14. Try to figure out what you forgot Search in your brain for the grammar rules you don't remember very well and then look them up. Start with something simple, they will keep coming. Something like the meaning of a word or the conjugation of a difficult verb.
  15. Kindergarten. There were 2 optional classes and I chose both, English and French. I still remember some of the songs I've learned back then and that little rhyme that was helping us learn how to count: one-two buckle my shoe, 3-4 knock on the door, 5-6 pick up sticks, 7-8 lay them straight, 9-10 a big fat hen )) I hope I got it right.
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