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About Peninha

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    Portuguese, English
  1. Me too, I've never heard of Nuclear being pronounced like Nukular, but I really have no problem if people speak the way they want as long as they are understood. I don't nukular would be understood as nuclear though.
  2. Good question whnuien, I guess the answer is that people got used to saying it like that. We had a reform in Portuguese recently and most of the silent words were removed, so maybe that will happen with English in the future? Samon doesn't look good though!
  3. Learning a language through an how-to book seems tricky, I don't even know what you mean by that. If it is a language book sure, why not? Considering you have some sort of audio support because without audio it's impossible to learn how to speak unless you are in the country.
  4. I recall when I was learning English that my teacher gave me this one that always gave me problems! She sells seashells by the seashore. The shells she sells are surely seashells. So if she sells shells on the seashore, I'm sure she sells seashore shells.
  5. I don't agree with that dorann, for me it's a fairly easy language. I don't know if the fact that we are exposed to it since we are born helps, but I think the grammar and the structures are fairly simple.
  6. It's really a matter of motivation. What are you learning for, what is your goal? Keep that in mind and keep a track of your progress, seeing how we progress is really the best motivator there is.
  7. O rato roeu a rolha da garrafa do rei da Russia. (Portuguese Portugal) Hard one for kids!
  8. Que si? Yo no me hago la diferencia entre lo español de mexico y lo de españa por ejemplo. Que diferencias principales existen?
  9. Hola Isaac, bienvenido al forum! Porque estás estudiando tres lenguas al mismo tiempo? No piensas que sera demás? Como consigues hacerlo?
  10. Actually I've never seen no one writing registeration and it seems a rather obvious mistake even for me that am not a native, but on the other hand it's spelled that way so that is most likely the cause of people writing it.
  11. I think that it a great idea, but we have a section on the forum exactly for that, to find people that will help us practice the languages you know. If you can help some other language of that person, better.
  12. That's true, we have to develop an ear for listening and it's not easy, but at the same time I think that speaking is way harder because it's not something merely passive, you need to be active and articulate your thoughts.
  13. Ah, good opening sentence, Spanish should not be learned, but lived, I agree with you! Now I see your intro is more or less like an ad, even so I suppose you're in the right place to do it... Welcome!
  14. Interesting thread, but I am really not familiar with feel-good books, but I guess I can answer with another question, do spiritual books make you feel any more spiritual? I think it depends on what you invest on the book, if it's your thing or not.
  15. LOL, I guess your friends LIKE to annoy you and that they have been SHARING that with everyone you know... Either cases, I think the best you have to do is to disconnect and accept it, it's here to stay...
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