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Wanda Kaishin

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  1. Did you try google translate? There is only one word that doesn't translate, and you probably know its meaning already.
  2. Please do so. There are many really good explanations for tenses already available on the internet.
  3. Hi Gumariano, That’s a good question, but it’s hard to answer due to lack of information. What is your current level, and what did you do to get to this level? What are you currently doing? How much time do you want to spend per day? What exactly do you want to improve – just time tenses? If so, did you already google it? If so, why do you think that didn’t help you?
  4. If you are requesting that it be started earlier, it would probably be more natural to say: Let's propose to the others that the show be started a little earlier. If you want to give them the option, you could say: Let's inform the others that the show can be started a little earlier. But having "propose" and "can/could" in the same sentence seems ungrammatical to me.
  5. Hi Devid, Can you clarify that please? If you don't have time to learn the language at home, does that mean you want to learn in a classroom or something?
  6. Hi Nina, I liked your video but was somewhat surprised that you mentioned so little about learning vocabulary in context. I think it's been well established that, regardless of what you do, the vast majority of your vocabulary is acquired through "normal" activities, such as reading, listening, conversing and writing. Imo, doing the things you cover in your video would also be helpful to most people, but it probably is not where the bulk of your vocabulary is acquired, and it is certainly not a substitute for massive input and output. You probably already know that, and I wouldn't expect a who
  7. That's interesting. I would much rather learn everything on my own, and only use tutors/conversation partners for actual conversation practice. This is because I believe one needs to take responsibility for their own learning - nobody can actually "bestow" knowledge on you. And with languages like Mandarin, there are plenty of excellent free resources available on line. For example, you can learn grammar here, learn reading and listening here, find a really good study plan for the whole language here and find tons of reasonable tutors here (tutors aren't free, of course). But good luck to you,
  8. Next time please post the kanji or it's difficult to translate. 1. 初級 (しょきゅう) elementary level 2. 標準 (ひょうじゅん) level, 問題集 (もんだいしゅう) workbook 3. 文型 (ぶんけい) sentence pattern, 練習帳 (れんしゅうちょう) exercise book 4. 中級 (ちゅうきゅ) intermediate level
  9. It depends very much on one's language background, the target language, and preferred learning style. For reading/listening to Arabic, I recommend the reading tool at languagetools.io. You can post a piece of Arabic text, and it highlights unknown, known and learning words in different colors. It also keeps stats, and allows you to manicure and export your vocabulary. It's free, but you have to join to use it. Membership is free though. (Full disclosure - I am the owner). I believe we handle Arabic better than any other reading tool, free or pay.
  10. Maybe Japanese from Zero: https://www.yesjapan.com/
  11. To clarify, this is a pretty long video with a list of 20+ language learning tips stated with a lot of enthusiasm. It's called 10 tips, but there are many more, and in the summary there are only 5 tips listed. A bit confusing, but ok. Most of the tips are good basic advice, but optional; they are sold as being obligatory, which I found strange. And why on earth would other polyglots not want you to "know" these tips? There was no explanation. To be honest that's the reason I watched it, so I feel click-baited.
  12. Language Tools launched its new reading tool today, it supports 104 languages, and it’s free! It’s in beta, so we are eager to fix any bugs you might find. We are also interested in your suggestions. Here is a short video on Reading Tool Basics. Below is the list of supported languages. Disclaimer: words and phrases should work for all these languages, because they are supported by Google Translate. However, we have only tested about a dozen. Also, as many of you know Google doesn’t work well with some of languages, so we need to add external dictionaries. We’ve only added ex
  13. Language Tools is a new website for learning languages. Right now there are 4 tools: language exchange chat(free), forum(free), essay correction(free) and teaching (pay). Coming soon, multi-language reading tool (pay). Join before we launch the reading tool, and you will be able to use it free for 1 month. https://languagetools.io/
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