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  1. bolded = new Song of the day: Eros Ramazzotti - Cose della vita Courses: Assimil - Italian With Ease 38/105 Movies & TV Shows: 5. Il Tredicesimo Apostolo S02EP2 4. La meglio gioventù 3. La vita è bella 2. Il commissario Montalbano EP1 - Il ladro di merendine 1. Il Tredicesimo Apostolo S02EP1 Books, Graded Readers & Magazines: 7. Mafia, amore & polizia - 3 Livello (1500 parole) 6. Amore in Paradiso - 2 Livello (1000 parole) 5. Maschere a Venezia - 2 Livello (1000 parole) 4. Fantasmi - 2 Livello (1000 parole) 3. Il Signor Rigoni - 1 Livello (500 parole) 2. Pasta per due - 1 Livello (500 parole) 1. Dov'e Yukio - 1 Livello (500 parole) Notes: Talked to a friend from Slovakia on Skype yesterday. He speaks around 11 languages fluently and we talked in Serbian, English and Italian. I made a couple of mistakes while speaking Italian and I couldn't remember some words, but nonetheless I was able get my point across.
  2. I mispronounced the Italian word anni (years) and said ani (anuses), back when I was still in the beginning stages of learning Italian. I was corrected right away and we laughed it off. I never made that mistake again.
  3. You can learn a large amount of languages to a high level, but the question is will you be able to maintain all of them.
  4. Started using it a couple of days ago, it's top notch and free. You can copy anything you like (news articles, wikipedia articles etc.) I advise everybody who likes to read to give it a try. Download link: https://code.google.com/p/fltr/downloads/list'>https://code.google.com/p/fltr/downloads/list Introduction, instructions, description, screenshots: https://code.google.com/p/fltr/
  5. bolded = new Song of the day: Marčelo - Novi Vavilon One of my favorite Serbian rap songs. Courses: Assimil - Italian With Ease 32/105 Italian Grammar Made Easy 26/178 Movies & TV Shows: La meglio gioventù La vita è bella -------------------- Il commissario Montalbano EP1 - Il ladro di merendine Il Tredicesimo Apostolo S02EP1 Books, Graded Readers & Magazines: Dov'e Yukio - 1 Livello (500 parole) Pasta per due - 1 Livello (500 parole) Il Signor Rigoni - 1 Livello (500 parole) Fantasmi - 2 Livello (1000 parole) Maschere a Venezia - 2 Livello (1000 parole) Amore in Paradiso - 2 Livello (1000 parole) Mafia, amore & polizia - 3 Livello (1500 parole) Articles and Online Texts with FLTR: Don't break the internet - La Reppublica Notes: Started using this great program called FLTR (Foreign Language Text Reader). You can copy and paste any text you want into it and you can highlight the words you know or don't know (Level 1-5, Unknown, Well know (Different color for each)). The words change color and are saved for review later. An online dictionary loads up when you click on a word, and you can even add your own translation. When you paste a new text, all the words that you encountered in the earlier texts will be highlighted in the new one. You can use it for multiple languages and the words that are the same in the other language won't be show, basically you start from scratch in every language Here is what it looks like: You can download it for free from this link, and the installation and set up are quite simple: https://code.google.com/p/fltr/downloads/list
  6. I agree with you, but I think it also depends on the subject curriculum. If the curriculum is more of a TPR or TPRS style and if its geared toward i+1 type of learning, then speaking only in the TL is more than welcome.
  7. Good website, I've been using it for 5-6 months or so. If anyone wants to add me, my username is: nikolic993
  8. bolded = new Song of the day: Bitza - Vorbeste vinul Not Italian, but a great song. Courses: Assimil - Italian With Ease 29/105 Italian Grammar Made Easy 26/178 Movies & TV Shows: La meglio gioventù La vita è bella -------------------- Il commissario Montalbano EP1 - Il ladro di merendine Books, Graded Readers & Magazines: Dov'e Yukio - 1 Livello (500 parole) Pasta per due - 1 Livello (500 parole) Il Signor Rigoni - 1 Livello (500 parole) Fantasmi - 2 Livello (1000 parole) Maschere a Venezia - 2 Livello (1000 parole) Amore in Paradiso - 2 Livello (1000 parole) Mafia, amore & polizia - 3 Livello (1500 parole) Notes: Watched "La vita è bella" tonight. Great movie, it sent a strong message. Finally bought a laptop and now I'm downloading more movies and TV shows. Next on my to watch list: "Gomorrah", "Il Tredicesimo Apostolo", "Il Giovane Montalbano", "Cinema Paradiso", "Il commissario Montalbano EP2". I also started working on an Italian - Serbian cognate list today and this is what I got so far: pantalone = pantalone torta = torta stalla = štala (for horses etc.) babbo = bāba (slang for father) ma dai = ma daj dai = daj principessa = princeza sapone = sapun
  9. Canzone del giorno: Eros Ramazzotti - Più Bella Cosa Corsi: Assimil - Italian With Ease 29/105 Italian Grammar Made Easy 26/178 Ho ascoltato: Radio 24 - Tutti convocati 01:18:24 Ho guardato: La meglio gioventù Il commissario Montalbano - Il ladro di merendine EP1 Ho letto: Dov'e Yukio - 1 Livello (500 parole) Pasta per due - 1 Livello (500 parole) Il Signor Rigoni - 1 Livello (500 parole) Fantasmi - 2 Livello (1000 parole) Maschere a Venezia - 2 Livello (1000 parole) Amore in Paradiso - 2 Livello (1000 parole) Mafia, amore & polizia - 3 Livello (1500 parole) Note:
  10. Ciao! Mi piace l'italiano perchè non è molto difficile per pronunciare e scrivere, e anche perchè mi piace la musica italiana. Grazie mille.
  11. Canzone del giorno: Gli occhi della strada - Lord Bean Feat. Inoki e Joe Cassano Corsi: Assimil - Italian With Ease 24/105 Ho ascoltato: Non ho ascoltato niente tranne la musica. (SP?) Ho letto: Dov'e Yukio - 1 Livello (500 parole) Pasta per due - 1 Livello (500 parole) Il Signor Rigoni - 1 Livello (500 parole) Fantasmi - 2 Livello (1000 parole) Maschere a Venezia - 2 Livello (1000 parole) Amore in Paradiso - 2 Livello (1000 parole) Note: Attualmente sto leggendo "Mafia, amore & polizia - 3 Livello (1500 parole)".
  12. Serbian: Good afternoon. ----> Dobar dan. (Good day; there is no greeting for "afternoon" in Serbian) Where do you live? ---> Gde živiš? What is your nationality? ---> Koja je tvoja nacionalnost? What is your job? ---> Čime se baviš?
  13. Best solution in my book: Speak to him/her in all 3 languages, but speak to him/her mostly in your native language, while your husband can speak to him/her in his. He is gonna learn Malay anyway since it's gonna be the language with which his peers communicate. Take advantage of teaching him at a young age since he is gonna basically learn it unconsciously. When he/she grows up, it's not gonna be that easy.
  14. Sorry, I never used an Android phone, but these 2 apps come to mind: Duolingo, Memrise. You can also find a good podcast app, change the language, and search for podcasts in your target language. Also, try to find a dictionary that can save(favourite) words.
  15. Canzone del giorno: Joe Cassano - Dio lodato per sta chanche Corsi: Assimil - Italian With Ease 24/105 Ho ascoltato: Digitalia #253 L'incapace di 10/10/2014 01:39:52 Europa24 - Around ten 5 minute news reports. Ho letto: Dov'e Yukie - 1 Livello (500 parole) Pasta per due - 1 Livello (500 parole) Il Signor Rigoni - 1 Livello (500 parole) Fantasmi - 2 Livello (1000 parole) Maschere a Venezia - 2 Livello (1000 parole) Note: Currently reading "Amore in Paradiso - 2 Livello (1000 parole)". I'm gonna start going over an Italian grammar book in a couple of days when I print it out.
  16. Sorry for the late reply! At the moment I'm only using the euronews, Advanced English Dictionary and the Global TV apps. I stopped using flashcards and now I'm focusing on getting new vocabulary from extensive reading and listening. I forgot to mention these apps that I also use every day: 6. Podcast2go http://www.windowsphone.com/en-us/store/app/podcast2go/2a27582c-a483-45ac-b4b4-8e868aa7d182 7. Radio24 (Italian Podcasts) http://www.windowsphone.com/en-us/store/app/radio24/e3e8144b-daa3-433d-9cb6-f81f8b652e05
  17. Here are the Top 5 apps that I found useful for learning languages. Feel free to add some more. 1. euronews http://www.windowsphone.com/en-us/store/app/euronews/514b0bdd-6f08-4094-9450-00e97ef08957 The Euronews app offers: • Videos with a transcript • Current affairs, business, culture and science news in video • Reports and magazines in VOD • Live streaming of euronews TV Your experience is enriched with advanced features: • Live Tile • Test your knowledge with our news quiz • Express your opinion • Visualize other users’ opinions on an interactive map • Share articles via social networks • Search stories easily • Receive alerts for breaking news (available soon) Euronews app is available in 13 editions: • English • Arabic • French • German • Greek • Hungarian • Italian • Persian • Portuguese • Russian • Spanish • Turkish • Ukrainian 2.Advanced English Dictionary Free http://www.windowsphone.com/en-us/store/app/advanced-english-dictionary-free/29d760d6-54fa-4783-b70d-39b697d2be09 AED is a comprehensive English dictionary app. It has more than 400,000 entries with a clean and modern user interface. Some of the important features are as follow: 1. Dictionary stored in phone 2. Pronunciation (sound and notation) 3. Fast and snappy 4. Picture gallery 5. Word relation 6. Today's word 7. Recent page for revision 8. Star your word 9. Inline search 10. Based on WordNet 3.1 - Containing more than 400,000 entries - Clear and precise definition - Sample sentences available 1. Setting page for live tile, starting page, search result listing 2. Irregular verbs database 3. New search result listing style 3.BABBEL (Spanish, French, Italian, English, etc.) http://www.windowsphone.com/en-us/store/app/learn-spanish/c87022df-84dc-4029-a963-4e8b9dd2953c Get the free vocabulary trainer now. Learn at home or on-the-go. Fully interactive exercises to systematically deepen your knowledge and polish up your pronunciation. Get to grips with Spanish with babbel.com, one of the biggest language learning platforms worldwide. ★ 3000 vocabulary words with images, pronunciation and example sentences* ★ Integrated Review Manager* ★ No internet connection required ★ Basic and advanced vocabulary ★ A wide range of themes and sub-categories ★ Totally free * You can try the first vocabulary package in every category straight away. To access all packages and the Review Manager you need only open a free Babbel account. This way your learned vocabulary will be saved and you'll be able to keep track of your progress. The account can be opened from within the app itself and is completely COST FREE. 4.Kleio Flashcards http://www.windowsphone.com/en-us/store/app/kleio-flashcards/8805565b-8193-e011-986b-78e7d1fa76f8 Kleio is a flashcard system for mobile phones and PCs. Here's what it does: **Study Anywhere** - There is a completely free Windows desktop app. (Get it at www.kleio.info) - There is a completely free Windows 8 app, check the Windows Store. - Use your Windows Live or Google account to sync all your devices. Everything works offline as well. - Make flashcards in a browser with the Kleio website, or with any Kleio app. **Get Flashcards** - Make your own flashcards on phone or computer, or use Kleio's built-in flashcard exchange system to share and use pre-made flashcards. (At www.kleio.info) - You can also use the Windows app to import from CSV files or from StudyStack. - Use the bookmarklet to make flashcards online, from any text on any website, right in your browser. - The bookmarklet and the WP7 app have Google Translate integration. - Tap the huge StudyStack flashcard database from right in the app. **Sophisticated Studying Method** - A spaced repetition system tracks the difficulty of each flashcard and adjusts it as you learn. - Harder cards are shown more often so you can study a huge number of flashcards efficiently. - There's also a simple cram mode, which doesn't consider card difficulty and allows cards to be studied backwards. **Rich Flashcards** - Flashcards support all the usual formatting options, available when making flashcards online or on the desktop. - Flashcards have optional prompts which you are shown before the answer. - Flashcards can be zoomed. - Autozoom makes sure your flashcards fill all available space no matter how much text they contain. 5.Global TV http://www.windowsphone.com/en-us/store/app/global-tv/569064e1-5606-4449-b3ae-9c5f32b15b59 Global TV has over 500 channels worldwide including Vietnam, USA, UK, China, Korea, Thailand , Italy, Brazil, India, German, Greece, Spain and so on plus movie channels and sports channels which are free. Connecting Wi-Fi or high speed 3G internet for the best quality. Please review and feedback if you like Global TV. With Global TV, The World in Your Hands. - Add Facebook fan page - Add website official
  18. Canzone del giorno: Toto Cutugno - L'italiano Ho studiato: Assimil - Italian With Ease 21/105 (+1 lezione) Ho ascoltato: Radio 24 Podcast - Voci siete qui 3/10/2014 21:08 Ho letto: Pasta per due - Livello 1 (500 parole) Capitolo 16/16 (+8) Ho guardato: La Meglio Gioventu (2003) - circa 30 minuti. Parole e frasi utili: Ride bene chi ride ultimo! - "Ко се задњи смеје, најслађе се смеје!" Chi va piano, va sano e va lontano! - "Slow and steady wins the race!" mentre - while fare la spesa - go shopping padella - tiganj scortese - rude Note: /
  19. Description: Serbian (Serbian Cyrillic: српски, Latin: srpski, pronounced [sr̩̂pskiː]) is the standardized variety of the Serbo-Croatian language used chiefly by Serbs in Serbia, Montenegro,and Bosnia and Herzegovina. In addition, it is a recognized minority language in Croatia, Macedonia, Romania, Hungary, Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Albania and Greece. Standard Serbian is based on the most widespread dialect of Serbo-Croatian, Shtokavian (more specifically on Šumadija-Vojvodina and Eastern Herzegovinian dialects), which is also the basis of Standard Croatian, Bosnian, and Montenegrin. The other dialect spoken by Serbs is Torlakian in southeastern Serbia, which is transitional to Macedonian and Bulgarian. Grammar: Although most Serbo-Croatian words decline with number, sex and case, so that the syntax should be relatively free in principle (as it is in Russian), the language makes use of many so-called enclitics, which are essentially short words whose positions in a sentence are very important. Amongst other words, many pronouns have both long and short forms (eg. njih & ih = them) and there is a complicated set of rules that determine the order in which these type of words should appear in a sentence. Spelling and the Alphabets: Words are pronounced exactly as they are written, though one must learn to use the correct stresses (but this is easier to predict than in Russian). Serbian is practically the only European standard language with complete synchronic digraphia, using both Cyrillic and Latin alphabets; speakers read the two scripts equally well. The Serbian Cyrillic alphabet was devised in 1814 by Serbian linguist Vuk Karadžić, who created the alphabet on phonemic principles. The Latin alphabet was designed by Croatian linguist Ljudevit Gaj in 1830. Cyrillic and Latin alphabets: Cursive: Learning Material: If anyone is interested in learning Serbian/Croatian, send me a PM and I will supply you with some good resources. Also, if anyone has question about the language or needs help with something, post it in this thread and I will be happy to help. http://goo.gl/WwAldh - Hands down the best Serbian grammar book. Online: http://www.rts.rs/ (News and national television) http://www.b92.net/ (News) http://www.srpskibre.com/ http://www.learnserbianblog.com/ http://vukajlija.com/ (A really good place to get an insight into the Serbian mentality and to get to know colloquial words and phrases) https://www.youtube.com/user/EmisijeRTVojvodine (Državni posao - a really popular and funny show in Serbia, although I would not recommend it to beginners since the phrases and jokes used there are sometimes hard even for native speakers to comprehend) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jVjYy9HxYcA&list=PLh6h3lW9veHbGqD8IzfUmSeqOtNbOna5b (Porodično blago (Family treasure)) - excellent TV show, read the description bellow) What is notable about 'Porodicno Blago' is the good dose of realism it possesses without being dark. It is happening during the difficult times in Serbia (that unfortunately exist to this day) where Serbs face the issues of high unemployment, the rural-urban divide and the young generation dreaming of leaving the country in a delusion that they might find a better life abroad. We have the Gavrilovic family where the heads are trying make ends meet while the children are faced with issues of their own: one is trying to find a job, the other is a tomboy who finds love and the third child struggles to finish school. These are very common problems that are portrayed in a manner where we sympathise with the characters and root for them. Even the people from the countryside are hilarious, a refreshing change from Serbian movies and series that were at the time this was aired were heavily focused on Belgrade. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCg3GhrCu2wiVesOTGCXYGjg (American guy living in Serbia, funny, informative and educational videos) If I think of or find any others resources, I will update this thread. ЋИРИЛИЦА ИЗ НОТ ДЕД - ĆIRILICA IZ NOT DED - CYRILLIC IS NOT DEAD
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