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111kg last won the day on October 23 2015

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    German, Hungarian
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    English, Romanian, French (semi-fluent)

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  1. It matters a lot where you were born. I was born in Europe, therefore it was easy for me to learn German and English, but people living in Japan, for example, may not agree with me.
  2. Update: I've started to learn German on Memrise and I am learning and consolidating about 7 to 10 words each day. It's not a lot, but slow progress is better, because I get to use and repeat almost everything that I learn. I'm not a big fan of the app, but it's better than other apps from the same field.
  3. I think that it's safe to assume that the Nahuatl language that is still spoken today has little to do with the language that was spoken by the aztecs, not to say that we still don't know too much abut the aztec civilisation.
  4. Ok, I'll be "that guy": what are you going to do with it? Because you must find ways to promote it and, more than that, you have to motivate people to learn it. Other than that, good effort, but it's up to you to make it popular.
  5. Don't want to be rude, but this appears to be a self-promotion post. The user has only one post and the only post has a link of an obscure app. Sounds fishy to me, not to say that there is a different section for these type of posts.
  6. Not really. Once you get accustomed with the basic vocabulary, it's not that hard. Most of the young Hungarian people do speak English, therefore it's easy to ask for directions, not to say that there are dozens of speaking guides that show you the basic phrases. As for Romanian, feel free to send me a PM whenever you want.
  7. This. A thousand times this. Ask them to correct you when you are wrong and how would they use your phrases to make them sound better. Especially the older germans, they are very proud people who value education more than the younger folks do
  8. Russian isn't as difficult as it seems, but their alphabet ruins any form of motivation. I've tried to, considering that we are pretty close to Russia, but it's pretty much impossible to learn on your own and to understand their alphabet, either that, or it takes a lot. The question is: why do you want to learn Russian, will it bring any advantage?
  9. This is a good resource for the people who want to practice the language they're learning, but not a good resource to learn. It's impossible to learn German without understanding their grammar rules. There are so many of them and some of them are pretty obscure, but if you don't understand them, the progress to master the language will be terribly slow.
  10. Oh yes, undoubtedly. I've tried to learn Russian and Arabic, but I had to quit eventually. Why? Because I realized that I wouldn't use them anytime soon. Why waste time on something that you will forget? So I started to focus on German and Hungarian, but also on improving my English language.
  11. I've never heard of this, honestly, and I am pretty much an Internet junkey. Are you sure it's a widely used concept? Because, otherwise, there is a big chance I would of heard of it.
  12. I honestly think that it's a matter of discipline. Even if you don't find time when you are at home, you definitely have time when you are commuting. I am a big fan of the Duolingo app and I am using it whenever I know I will spend more than 20-30 minutes on the bus or on the train. After all, even a small progress is better than no progress at all.
  13. This is why I really love the spaced repetition system Duolingo has it. If you keep repeating the things you learned at a certain time, eventually they will stick and will seem natural. Another way to avoid what you tend to forget is to get a language learning pal, preferably a native speaker of the language you are trying to learn.
  14. What's really frustrating about these tools is the fact that they teach a somewhat different language than the one who is used currently. Try understand what a native French is saying. I think that the way we speak in our native language is a bit different than the way the language is taught in classes, reason why people, including myself, have problems immersing themselves in the languages we are trying to learn.
  15. Offtopic kind of: do you actually find Memrise effective? Because I've heard a lot of mixed opinions on the app and wouldn't really want to waste time on something that doesn't bring any real value, honestly.
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