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Azurix

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About Azurix

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    Language Newbie

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  • Currently studying
    Spanish, Laotion, French
  • Native tongue
    Laotion
  • Fluent in
    English
  1. For me, I just want to be able to speak my native tongue fluently. Besides that, I would love to be able to communicate with my girlfriend's family members without the need to have someone translate for me. Besides that, I just really love a challenge and would love to say that I taught myself another language. I know how difficult it can be, but I am determined and with ambition!
  2. I loved reading Corduroy Bear as a kid. This is probably because I really loved stuffed animals as a kid, and had a certain one that I would always carry around. I thought Corduroy Bear was cute and I had always wanted a bear like him. There are a lot of popular children's storybooks, which one of them was your favorite when you were younger?
  3. Me gusta a tocar la guitarra y dibujar. Me gusta a patinar tambien. ¿Qué te gusta hacer?
  4. I agree with most who have posted here. I think google translate just tends to take and translate words very literally. Because of this, I think google translate is excellent! But not if you're looking for correct grammar usage with the language.
  5. The only language I am fluent in is English. My grandparents come from Laos, but I have never been able to speak the language fluently. I would love to have a partner in which we could help each other out in learning the language! I have a Facebook and a Skype, or perhaps we could use another chatting/messaging system. I'd love to learn more about the culture and practices there as well, and your experience with living there if you have or have been there before!
  6. I agree with 003! I'm trying very hard to learn the Spanish language, but it helps a lot that I am very interested in the culture and practices, as well. Learning a language without knowing about its culture is like playing a sport without the puck/ball! A culture's language is its legacy.
  7. Hey! If it's not too late, I'd like to help you learn English better as well. My Spanish is rusty and I'm trying really hard to improve, although it is difficult. So if you'd like, It would be great if we could help each other out!
  8. I think that grammar is extremely important as well! They are just as important as communication skills, but in a sense, they are one in the same! Without proper grammar, nearly no one will be able to understand what you're trying to say. I can say this from experience, as well, because for a while I though grammar wasn't as important as well. In my Spanish 2 class, I got a bit lazy and didn't pay too much attention to grammar. In turn, I knew many phrases. In consequence of this, though, people could rarely understand what I was saying, nor did I know how to form my sentence structures correctly! Think of grammar as the medium, without it, words are almost useless!
  9. I am unable to roll my R's, which is in some ways, mandatory for certain languages (for me at least). However, I've come to assume that with the anatomy of my tongue, that it is just nearly impossible. Is there anyone here who at one point was completely unable to roll their R's, but then learned how to? If so, I'd love some tips or to hear your story and experience with it!
  10. There are many ways to begin learning a new language. This may include books, the internet, or taking classes. As I began to learn the Spanish language, I learned basic phrases and correct grammar through foreign language courses at my public high school. However, at the same time, I desperately wanted to learn how to speak my native tongue. So began to research websites on the internet that were most helpful to me. Of these websites, was the website: 'mylanguageexchange'. This website basically a social networking site that connected you to other users who spoke the language that you were attempting to learn. In a way, they were connecting you to a pen pal that you could email, Skype, or connect with in other forms of communications. What resourcess do you guys tend to use while attempting to learn a new language, and how have they helped you more than others?
  11. I started learning how to speak the Spanish language when I was in high school (I was in the ninth grade). I really wish that they had offered the classes sooner, because now I have a limited time to take all of the Spanish classes while taking other equally important classes as well. It would be an amazing thing if more schools had offered more foreign language classes at a younger age. Learning a new language not only increases memory, but several other brain functions as well.
  12. I'd love to be able to become fluent in Spanish, and then learn French! Many of my close friends are Spanish-speaking without any English, so learning the language would help me out a heap loads in terms of forming bonds and communicating! Not only that, but a large portion of my community here are Spanish speakers. After that, or at the same time, I would very much value learning the French language. In my homeland, French is the second language. Not only that, but I find the culture and origins associated with the French language to be completely beautiful.
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