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About elenamarie

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  1. That's a very good question. I also wonder why some letters are "silent" like Wednesday witha silent "d".
  2. It made me wonder if she has any French language background like does she listen to French music, watch French movies or perhaps she just enjoys learning the language. I find it's easier to learn something you enjoy or something you're interested with.
  3. Monkeys are very smart creatures. If I'm not mistaken chimpanzees are the smartest animal on the planet. That's truly amazing. They are very adaptable and can learn sign language.
  4. I think it's true that at younger age.. we pick up information faster or easily than when we're adults. If given a chance, I'd be happy if I pick up Spanish or French or better yet both of them. I think they are both useful and fun to learn. In my opinion, 3-5 years old is the best age to start teaching a new language.
  5. 1. It depends. I think if I focus on learning the language.. it would take less than a year and also watching foreign movies helps a lot with pronunciation 2. It is.. if it's that necessary like if I'm going to move abroad or teach the language 3. Definitely but requires a lot of hard work. It's easier when you have someone to talk to who speaks the language or better yet a native speaker of the language.
  6. Very smart primalclaws! That is very true.. it is more like a connection between different individuals, culture, and everything in between. There is more to language than merely just speaking it. Will definitely connect more and have a sense of belonging when we understand what each other is saying hence the word language barrier which means a language blocking or blockage and once we over come that.. we start to see each other’s world in a different point of view.
  7. I can honestly say I’m impressed. You sound like you speak it fluently and you look like a mixed Spanish too. For only 7 months you are able to learn many words and are able to construct sentences too so kudos to you. I hope you feel better now though about your knee.. What happened?
  8. I guess it’s just a matter of self confidence. Sometimes I don’t want to speak a foreign language infront of other native speakers of that certain language because it makes me feel like I’ll pronounce it wrong or that I’m not confident enough that I’ll be able to speak it properly but ofcourse I can write it.
  9. I think once or twice. When a family or a group of friends are next to me who speaks different language. I find it interesting and want to strike up a conversation but first off.. they may misunderstood my intentions specially if we have different cultures. I’m afraid if they’ll consider me rude for intruding and the like.
  10. Years ago when I was in college, I’m really into Romanian music so I decided to study the language even just the basics. I have a notebook beside my table when I’m using the computer to search for lyrics and their translations and ofcourse using the translator. I’d list it all down in my notebook and if I’m having difficulty with the pronunciation, I’d write it down in syllables.
  11. Thank you for agreeing :grin: I agree with you too. I think we will be able to attain peace in this world if everyone would just correlate and embrace one's differences be it language, culture, traditions etc. We will find that we are not that different, I understand people who don't accept others but I don't understand how they can't respect it. Different is good too.. we can always learn different things from everyone.
  12. My relatives moved to Brownsville, Texas which is a boundary between United States and Mexico. They told me the language the natives speak are Spanish so they have to learn it too. They did learn it at work and my kid cousins are learning it at school. I think it is fair to learn the language and blend in with the native people after all it is my relatives who moved to their place.
  13. Very interesting :grin: I might send you two poems in my language. I'm no good at reciting poems actually but I will try my best and I will record it during late night when there is nothing but silence.
  14. I would probably go back to school if I really need to learn a language though I think I’ll find it easier if I stay in the country of the foreign language I’m learning and talk to the natives because I believe exposure and experience are a big factor then enroll in a school to be able to learn it more.
  15. As a matter of fact.. I would. I would learn a language with few native speakers if I find it interesting and quite useful. If a language exists, it is because there are people who speak them so it will be fun to speak a language that only few people understand and it is cool to be able to speak a language aside from your own.
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