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Posts posted by andre-nunes

  1. It depends on the level being taught, I think that if it's your third year learning the language everything should be in the language you're learning, you should know enough vocabulary by then to understand what's being spoken.

    For instance, my English teacher always spoke English with us (even outside of class) even though he has lived in Portugal for 20 years and speaks Portuguese really well, as a matter of fact we only know he speaks Portuguese because he participated in the show "Who wants to be a millionaire?"  :grin:

  2. I read insanely fast, at least according to my friends and girlfriend. When in class I usually read everything first by far, but that causes me to lose some details about the material I'm reading, but I can't help it, haha.

    One thing is reading, another is comprehending what you read. Maybe you should try reading slower next time  :tongue:

    I suffer from the same problem, I read too fast and sometimes I can't even remember what I read, my mind just turns off while looking at the pages... I need to work on my focus.

  3. I think it depends, women are more social, that's given but my favorite authors are mostly men. It might depend on the kind of literature I like as I'm not into romantic novels and prefer fantasy or history related books. In Portugal the most notorious writers are two male poets: Fernando Pessoa and Camões. I don't know any female writer in my language as famous as those two... but it's not a field I know much about.

  4. It's an ok way to test your vocabulary and improve it. I don't find it that fun to play though, it might be to other people. I think that you might learn new words but it is not enough to become a good speaker of the language but it works well as an auxiliary exercise.

    I think that Duolingo takes the cup as the most exciting App to learn new languages  :tongueout:

  5. Dear Shamzblueworld

    I am happy to hear that you are actually enjoing this theme as much as we do  :grin:

    I would like to inform you that there is already "a quick reply box" at the bottom of the page when viewing a post. (At the bottom at the left side). Please check again. I just checked it and it seemed to work fine for me! If you should still experience some problems with it, please let me know as soon as possible!

    I never noticed it as well, now I did...

    Is there a way to make it show by default?  :grin:

  6. Hello,

    I am littlebelgianwriter. Obviously, I am from Belgium. I joined this forum because I am a linguaholic in the true sense of the word. I seem to be addicted to languages.

    I would like to learn as many languages as possible and be able to use them on a daily basis or at least have some basic knowledge of them.

    Currently, I am fluent in Dutch, English, French and German.

    Additionally, I have got basic knowledge of Turkish, Serbo - Croat, Latin and Old Greek.

    And ... I am learning Spanish.

    Welcome, it's very nice to have someone here who knows so many languages... I guess you could teach and learn new languages at the same time!  :grin:

    I'll see you around!

  7. i have a journal.Written in it are all my possible future predictions.....they expound on what I'd like to be maybe say a couple of years from now....so during tough times i just think about the targets I've set for myself in the near future and that helps me focus on my studies

    That's really good, we have trouble seeing our future self as something more than a stranger. We should see our future self as our best friend and do favors for him like we should do to any other friend. Be nice to our future self and be thankful of all the good things your past self did until you got where you are today, without your past self you wouldn't be anyone. You should also forgive yourself for the bad things that happened in the past.


    Do something good for your future self today.

    Forgive your former self for making mistakes, procrastination and so on.

    Thank your former self for doing something that got you closer to your life goals.

  8. I have a teacher here where I work that insists in speaking English with me despite she is here in Portugal for over 3 or 4 years. She speaks a decent Portuguese, it's understandable, so I really don't get why she hides behind her English.

    That happens with me as well. I had a teacher in a language institute that only speaks English with his students despite living in Portugal for over 20 years, we only know he speaks perfect Portuguese because he went to the Portuguese "who wants to be a millionaire?".  :grin:

    He's a really cool guy (in his mid thirties) and a great teacher. He said we should keep practicing our English with him even if he hasn't been our teacher for over 6 years.

  9. In Portugal, we are used to receiving and serving foreigners, we speak their language most of the time so it's nice to see a foreigner trying to speak our language instead of English, we will do our best to understand you and make sure you understand us. We love tourists that try to speak our language so don't feel bad if you speak Portuguese with a weird accent, we welcome you either way.  :grin:

  10. Fluent in English as it is my native tounge, but also due to being brought up with my italian side of family i know basic phrases and terms. Also know very basic french aswell!

    Hello and welcome to the forum. Feel free to participate in those language sections!

    I'll see you around. :)

  11. Hello, I am new to this forum as of yesterday and am very excited to be a member.  I am proficient in English and Spanish and am currently learning Mandarin for a trip I am taking soon.  I am excited to meet you fellow linguaholics and hope to learn a lot from you about learning languages.

    Hello, welcome to the forum. Feel free to participate in the Learning Chinese section! :)

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