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  1. There aren't really any accents in The Netherlands that aren't really obvious. Mine isn't really obvious so I suppose I don't have one.
  2. I suggest you try to somehow find people near you to speak your native language with. I'm sure there are some clubs where you can do so. Alternatively, you shouldn't have any trouble finding someone to talk to right here, on this forum.
  3. Sure you can! Just look at this video: http://youtu.be/ybcvlxivscw She's pretty bad at a few, but most of these accents are fine.
  4. Slang is inevitable. I don't see any problem with it existing, but it should be used in conjuction with regular language as opposed to instead of it.
  5. I'd love to learn some Japanese. I have some friends who live there and it would be cool to be able to go out on my own when I go to visit them next year.
  6. If you use it in the middle of a sentence, it should be seen as a seperate clause and used with a semicolon, like so: All dogs are animals; however, not all animals are dogs.
  7. You're right in saying that the mind seems to be better at finding words when it's not being forced to. Words seem to come easier when you're in a flow. It might be because if you've been talking for a while, you are probably thinking about language both consciously and subconsciously. I read somewhere that the reason you seem to spontaneously think of answers to questions or figure out what that song was that's been stuck in your head all day is that you start to think about it subconsciously.
  8. I very rarely find myself looking words up in a dictionary. I know most words and if I don't know one it's easy enough to just figure out what it means by looking at the context, although I can imagine that you're going to have to get a dictionary when reading books that are that old. To be honest, I stick to the twentieth century, and perhaps the end of the nineteenth.
  9. I can get quite nervous right before a test, but I can generally get it under control when the exam starts. The only times I might genuinely freak out are when I haven't studied and feel like there is just no way in the world that I can get even a single question right.
  10. I think the Cockney accent is great, mainly because of Michael Caine. Then there's the Geordie accent, which I find just hilarious.
  11. While this is technically Greek, as it is an ancient Greek proverb, but an English translation will have to do: “A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in.”
  12. Yeah, on IM and Whatsapp I'll say 'lol' quite often. I don't take it to mean that someone literally laughed out loud anymore - it's just replaced something like 'haha' and I use it to indicate that I find something funny. It just feels more natural to say. Other acronyms I use include WTF and TIL (today I learned).
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