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  1. No, I do not carry a pocket dictionary around. It is bulky and inefficient. I do have a dictionary application on my phone. It is not bulky. Also, I can just type the word that I am searching for.
  2. Yes, some of the words did retain their meaning. It is just funny how I thought using words like dude made me feel young and hip because the word sounds very modern. But, it was not at all. It just shows how language is alive and is forever evolving to cater to our needs.
  3. I hear both words being used. Also, they both pertain the something is here. Is there a difference between the two words?
  4. That is the link where I found the Tagalog words. I am amused that someone is coming up with Tagalog words for new ideas or technologies to keep up with the current times. But, I have to agree that pook-sapot sounds ridiculous. Even some of the other words are a little bit weird. I do not know if I am just used to hearing the words in English. But, I think I will still be using the English counterpart.
  5. I saw this link. http://dictionary.reference.com/slideshows/older-than-you-think And I was surprised by how the words that I thought were relatively new are actually being used years ago. I thought modern people have invented these words. Apparently, our grandparents or great grandparents may have been using these words when they were little.
  6. I think graphic novels are definitely worth your reading time. Why should it not? Its only difference from your regular books is that it has illustrations. Both a book with only written words and a graphic novel tell a story. And, I think the ability of conveying a story to the reader is the important question. I actually admire graphic novels because I can only imagine the amount of work inputted to create a story. A person needs to create the story while another person creates the dialog. Some people sketch the artwork, other people create the line art and a different person colors the pan
  7. I wanted to learn a new language because I was just curious. Also, I just wanted to learn something new, fun and different. And, it sounds cool if you can refer to yourself as multi-lingual. And you never know when learning a new language can be handy.
  8. The quiz is actually a little challenging in its simplicity. I had to reread some of the questions because it seems like both choices are correct. Kudos to you! I liked it very much. Also, I never knew that something like that can be added to a blog post. Hope you create more quizzes. By the way, I am glad to say that I got a perfect score.
  9. Yes, I too have tried Duolingo. And I too agree that it is great for beginners. I was learning French using their Android application. What I liked about it is that it taught me French through questions and not by just pure memorization. This way I better remember the words at every stage. And what is great about Duolingo is that they integrate the words you have previously learned to the new word they are teaching you. This way they could check if you recall previously taught words and if you have retained the knowledge. Also, the application has great User Interface. Lastly, it is free!
  10. My desire to learn Korean started when I got hooked on watching Koream drama. I wanted to learn because I dislike reading subtitles. It distracts me. I just started learning Hangeul a couple of days ago. I hope I can construct sentences in the coming months.
  11. Hello, my name is Elaine. I am born, raised and currently living in the Philippines. I just joined linguaholic yesterday and I just thought I want to introduce myself to fellow language enthusiasts. I am currently trying to learn Korean language. My desire to study Korean started when I got hooked on watching Korean drama. Nice to meet you all! By the way, if you want to learn Filipino, you can just message me.
  12. I am guilty of using loan words when speaking in Tagalog. I do not bother checking the dictionary if there is a Tagalog equivalent to the word I am going to use. I just use loan words because everybody else can still understand what I am trying to convey. Anyway, I found a list of words that are added to the Tagalog dictionary. Here are some of the words: - pantablay This translates to charger. - sulatroniko This translates to e-mail. - pook-sapot This translates to website. Do you know any new Tagalog words?
  13. Thank you for this link! It seems to be an easy way to learn Hangeul. Also, it is in comic form, which is very entertaining. Who would have thought learning Hangeul will only take a couple of comic strip panels. Now, I will just memorize the characters.
  14. I have been interested in trying to learn Korean for quite some time. However, I cannot seem to find a good Android application that teaches Hangul and sentence construction at the same time. As of now, I only have an android application that teaches Hangul. Learning Hangul is great but I would like to apply what I have learned in Hangul. Does anyone here know any good language application? Also, does it have an offline mode? Lastly, does it teach Korean? If there are no android applications, do you know any good web application? Thank you!
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