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Cheesy Potatoes

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About Cheesy Potatoes

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    Language Newbie
  • Birthday 01/07/1995


  • Currently studying
    Korean, Japanese
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  1. I am bored a lot and I think of it as a unique and fun way to pass the time. I also thought about travelling and seeing places. It'd be nice to not rely on hand gestures and broken sentences while you travel. Going to a place where you can actually speak the language is better because you can experience it more and there are no language barriers to stop you from meeting people and having a good time.
  2. Not really. I am not really good with kanji yet, so it is a bit hard for me. I prefer movies and tv shows, because I can get the idea of what they're talking about if a word is unfamiliar by looking at them and their gestures. It's also nice to hear how it is pronounced.
  3. That's really true, but in this area, I usually content myself with self-learning. I learn faster this way and I am more comfortable with it. I watch a lot of shows and movies to see those words come to life and I write a lot. I guess maybe it is because I have never met anyone who has the same interests as I do. I'd like to take a course, but it might mess with my studies.
  4. I guess, I will call it mission accomplished once I not only speak and think, but also dream in that language. I think that when the language is not only in your conscious mind but also in the subconscious mind, you already have reached your limit. It's like your mind has already treated it like your native language. I really dream of achieving this, but I still have a long way to go.
  5. Grammar drives me crazy. It confuses me. When I was learning Japanese, I was so confused by everything. I kept mixing my words. I couldn't remember the tenses and stuff. The formal and informal forms of words drove me nuts.
  6. I believe it is French. I like the sound of it when they say the words softly. It feels so sweet and romantic and it gives me goosebumps just thinking about it! My second choice would be Spanish. I feel that it is too intense and passionate to be romantic. It's more sexy than romantic. :wacky:
  7. I agree with you. We should stop having this horrible double standard. A mistake is a mistake no matter who makes it. We should not be so lenient to foreigners while we make fun of our fellowmen. Back to the topic, I have also never heard "registeration". Maybe it was just a typo or something.
  8. Yep. My family makes up words all the time. Sometimes, I even use them when I talk to other people and it confuses them. Making up words is fun, because it's like an inside joke that other people don't know about.
  9. I think everybody does that, but some people's imagination are wilder than others. When I read, I feel like I am really there amidst all the events in the story. It's really cool.
  10. I am a total Grammar Nazi, but I don't correct the person out loud. I mostly do my corrections in my head; that way I won't be offending anybody.
  11. I actually started to learn Japanese because I liked J-Pop. I would research the lyrics of the song and it had translations. It was really handy. I was able to learn the language faster.
  12. I am a fast reader. I love books so much that I don't just read them--I devour them.
  13. Yes, I do. I am very particular with grammar and spelling. I'm a very horrible Grammar Nazi, but if it was just a casual conversation, I don't mind a few mistakes here or there.
  14. Yes, English is part of our curriculum and part of our life. I live in a country where there are many foreigners and I go to a university where English is the main language used in teaching. I also have many classmates and friends who prefer speaking English than our native tongue.
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