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Cadence

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About Cadence

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    Slang Poet

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  • Currently studying
    German, English
  • Native tongue
    Swedish
  • Fluent in
    Swedish, English
  1. I rarely use Siri, if ever. I don't really see the point of it and I guess it could be entertaining but most of the time she just doesn't understand me..
  2. Interesting! I don't think I've ever heard the word "twerk" before the whole Miley thing either..
  3. I think I do this sometimes, it's been a while now though since I did it. It's convenient when you don't have a piece of paper nearby, given that you have a pen of course.. When I do write something on my hands or arms I think it's mostly phone numbers or quite often just a simple "X" to remind me of something I need to do. I really liked Momento too, great movie!
  4. Oh yes this happens all the time. Sometimes I really can't remember the word in swedish but most of the time I just like the english equivalent much more and use that word instead even if I know the word in swedish. This leads to me talking a whole lot of "swenglish" basically all the time, not only when talking but also when writing on my blog etc. I guess I do this because I love english and prefer it over any other language..
  5. I think this depends on who I'm talking to. When I talk to my american friends I tend to use less correct english because of the simple reason that they don't. When talking in english with my swedish friends (yes, I do this, not sure why) I am more keen on using correct english, at least in writing. Me and my boyfriend both writes and speaks almost exclusively in english with each other (even though we both speak swedish) and we tend to do it in a less serious way. Not that our english isn't good but we generally don't care for correct pronunciation and substitute correct grammar for more lolc
  6. I decided to learn german for a few different reasons. First of all my mother comes from germany (but she's lived her whole life in sweden) so most of my relatives on her side of the family lives in germany and speaks german of course. My boyfriend is also german and he speaks german at home with his mother and sister so I thought it could be interesting to be able to understan them and join their conversations in german. Also in 6th grade we had to chose a language, the choices were german, french or spanish and I picked german. So I learned it in high school for three years - unfortunately I
  7. I use Duolingo to learn German and I think it's great! It makes it fun to learn a new language! I thought it was really easy at first but now at level 7 I think things are getting more complicated.. It's great that it's available on both you phone and computer so you can use it whenever it suits you.
  8. I use Duolingo too and like it a lot! I'm currently learning german aswell! I think it's great that you can use the program both on your phone and on your computer. They don't have the option of learning swedish yet but I signed up so that I can help with the development when they start!
  9. I completely despise dubbed anything to be honest. Not only because things get lost in translation but because I think it feels and looks really stupid. I can however tolerate dubbed cartoons to some extent, since it's not as obvious to the eye. I definitely prefer subtitles but unfortunately subtitles are also very often incorrect and I believe they should be checked more closely before used in movies and TV. Like you mentioned it is a good way to learn a new language, even if it's not always subtitled correctly. Watching movies in english when growing up was a big help for me when learning
  10. I don't think I really have a specific favorite english accent. I do know I prefer american english over brittish english, both the accent and the vocabulary. I do sort of like scottish and irish accents though. Some sort of north american accent is probably what I like the most.
  11. I think this is a hard question to answer and the only way to really know whether or not you have an accent I think would be to ask someone listening to you talk, and still it would be hard to know since people might have different opinions of how a certain language/accent sounds. When speaking english I think I have some kind of accent, of course, but if people are able to tell what kind of accent I'm not sure. I think compared to other swedes speaking english I don't sound as "swedish" as most others. When I spent a year in the US as an exchange student most people didn't realise that I wa
  12. Interesting video! There are indeed many idoms that, when you really think about it, makes little sense. Also I believe most languages have their own idioms that wouldn't work if you translate them. And then of course there are many idioms that are shared among languages.
  13. I'm interested in trying out using a site like this too. I just registered at iWriter yesterday and right now they didn't seem to need any articles in any subject suiting me, perhaps in the future. Textbroker seems interesting as well but as a swede I suppose I'm not able to register at any of their sites. Does anyone know any other sites like these that might be worth looking up?
  14. I agree with most post in this thread; "Thousands" sounds the most correct in this situation. "Thousand" could be used if we were talking about actually one thousand (1000) documents. But in that case I would lose the "of" and only say "thousand documents". However I think you want to say thousands as in several thousand in this case.
  15. I guess I don't genreally think of sign language as it's own language, but thinking about it more closely - of course it is! It's just different from the common definition of what a language is..
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