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About whnuien

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    English, Dusun, Malay
  1. :wacky: Thanks and I appreciate your suggestion. I would definitely love to make a longer quiz so it's great to get more ideas from others here. I admit in/on/at do sometimes or always get me too so I have to keep double checking it with my husband when I'm writing.
  2. Thank you so much Those suggestion are indeed very good and I appreciate it so much. I do plan to make more quizzes but I didn't have anymore idea so thanks again.
  3. The last time I practiced my basic French was 2 years ago when my French friend was over. It was so much fun when you can practice with a native speaker of the language you are learning.
  4. My mother tongue language is spoken in few dialects but we all understand each other when talking even though we are using our own dialects. I sometimes ask about words I've never heard before then I'll try using them when I'm communicating with people of different dialects. Most of the time they will correct me if I was using the words wrong so that way I can learn more easily. Communicating is the only way to learn different dialects of one language since they are not on dictionaries.
  5. Dusun is the language of Dusun-Kadazan tribe from South East Borneo. This tribe is the biggest population in Sabah, Malaysia. You are right about the way to pronounce "kau".
  6. Thanks to both of you. This is my first baby so I really have no experience when it comes to teaching languages to baby. My husband can only speak one language and in My family I'm the only one who speak 3 languages so I really have no one from either sides to ask an opinion from or share an experience with.
  7. I never used Google Translate to communicate with a friend because I know when it comes with translating a long sentence, it can't really translate it well and sometimes the translation can be awkward. But I still use it every other day to translate a single word especially when I'm writing.
  8. Thank you so much, I appreciate your thought. I agree that there are many people who forgot the basic as soon as they left school, not just for languages but also for other subjects. As for me, I stopped caring about History after I finished school even though I used to get high scores in exams :wacky:
  9. Like most people say, having at least few same interests is definitely important when you planning to learn a language this way. Otherwise it would be very difficult to maintain the relationship. Personally I think it is a good idea, more fun, and inexpensive rather than going for the costly language tuition out there.
  10. No haha :wacky: instead of trying better to remember what I dislike, my husband preferred to remember the word that made him laughed. So every time I tell him again, he will tease me using the word to stop me from nagging :wacky:
  11. When I'm learning and practicing a new language then I will usually listen to a song in the language. I will pick a song I like (If I don't have any then I will just simply search and download them from the Internet), get the lyrics from the Internet too then start practicing on the pronunciation along with the song. I have tried learning Hebrew and that was exactly what I did but I gave up in the end because I had no one to communicate with in Hebrew so I can master the language :wacky:
  12. I agree with you and I have seen a lot of people making the same mistake. Ie and ei are too easy to not be noticed though unless you have a spelling check or somebody to point you the mistake. When I'm typing I tend to spell the word with ie as well even though I know the spelling is wrong but it's just that my fingers are so used to going from ie instead of ei.
  13. I haven't seen them in any book stores here in my town so I haven't bought or tried them yet but looking at its title it seems like a good starter for a beginner. I always think book like this is always better than a dictionary.
  14. I like this one, it's so simple and easy. To say "I'm Yours" in Malay is "Aku Milik Kau". But in my mother tongue language (Dusun), it sounds a bit awkward and long to me. It goes: "Ika Sanganu Dogo"
  15. When I was still in school, cursive writing used to be one of my favourite and many of my school mates. But nowadays, I rarely see students hand write and I'm not sure if they are now all typing at school. Even a lot of kids nowadays know how to type before they can hand write properly.
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