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Wanda Kaishin

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About Wanda Kaishin

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  1. 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 external dictionaries to about a dozen languages, and are asking people to suggest dictionaries to add here.https://languagetools.io/forum/t/2095 Afrikaans Albanian Amharic Arabic Armenian Azeerbaijani Basque Belarusian Bengali Bosnian Bulgarian Catalan Cebuano Chinese (Simplified) Chinese (Traditional) Corsican Croatian Czech Danish Dutch English Esperanto Estonian Finnish French Frisian Galician Georgian German Greek Gujarati Haitian Creole Hausa Hawaiian Hebrew Hindi Hmong Hungarian Icelandic Igbo Indonesian Irish Italian Japanese Javanese Kannada Kazakh Khmer Korean Kurdish Kyrgyz Lao Latin Latvian Lithuanian Luxembourgish Macedonian Malagasy Malay Malayalam Maltese Maori Marathi Mongolian Myanmar (Burmese) Nepali Norwegian Nyanja (Chichewa) Pashto Persian Polish Portuguese (Portugal, Brazil) Punjabi Romanian Russian Samoan Scots Gaelic Serbian Sesotho Shona Sindhi Sinhala (Sinhalese) Slovak Slovenian Somali Spanish Sundanese Swahili Swedish Tagalog (Filipino) Tajik Tamil Telugu Thai Turkish Ukrainian Urdu Uzbek Vietnamese Welsh Xhosa Yiddish Yoruba Zul
  2. 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/
  3. I assume you aren't a native speaker. I've heard westerners interpret 你好 as "how are you" before, but never witnessed 2 Chinese mean it that way while talking to each other. I'm sure it happens sometimes, but if you want to get as close to "how are you" while still using a common expression, 你还好吧?is better. As "hello", 你好 is a bit formal, so I could see office workers addressing each other that way if it's a formal workplace. But for people who are already acquainted, if you're not trying to maintain some sort of formal aspect to your relationship then it's pretty rare. 嗨 is probably the most common greeting used in China now. If you live in china, listen to how people greet each other. Watch Chinese TV. Listen to Chinese radio. It's super common, so I'm surprised you haven't heard it. 你吃了吗?isn't antiquated, but you may be in a region where it's not common. 你还好把?你好啊?你去哪儿啊?你好,最近怎么样?Are all good replacements for "how are you" in Chinese, but 你好 isn't.
  4. Kumusta wanderer.girl. Taga saan ka sa Pilipinas? Mabuhay!
  5. But they don't say "你好!" to ask "how are you?", as you seam to imply. Also, "你好!" is usually only used for the first meeting. “嗨” and “你吃饭了吗?” are a lot more common for casual greetings among friends who already know each other.
  6. Here is my opinion as an advanced (C1) speaker of Spanish, an upper intermediate (B2) speaker of Korean, and a speaker of 10 different languages. 30 minutes a day, considering all your additional exposure and the classes you plan to take, is enough to take your Spanish to a decent, useable level in 2-3 years. 30 min/day is also probably enough to get your Turkish to an advanced level in a couple years. 30 min/day in Korean would be a waste of time because there is too much to learn and you would forget most of it with only 30 min/day of reinforcement. You want to be in a situation where you can devote several hours a day to it, especially if you'd like to reach a good level in less than a handful of years.
  7. It is possible to know. You need to memorize and apply this vowel declension rule until it becomes second nature: Vowels ‘а’ and ‘о’ are pronounced [a] either in initial position or 1 syllable before stress. Otherwise they reduce to “schwa” [ə]. The other one you'll eventually need, if you aren't using it yet, is: Unstressed vowels ‘e’ and ‘я’ (and ‘a’ after ‘ч, щ’) are pronounced [ə] in final position and [йи] if word-initial. Otherwise they reduce to [и].
  8. Figure roughly 1000 hrs for a native English speaker with some language learning experience. What is your native language?
  9. It's a Japanese given name, as was answered in this forum.
  10. Sounds like you've already got some pretty good ideas. I started with https://www.amazon.com/Beginners-Russian-Script-Teach-Yourself/dp/0340780142
  11. Don't you think that's a bit drastic? I mean, it's part of your heritage, and you may feel differently about it in the future. Regarding thinking, I think in the language I'm using, and I don't believe someone can get very advanced in a language unless they do that. So just use English all the time and that will probably reduce the Polish thinking greatly.
  12. I'm enjoying all the Spanish and English loanwords. I'll be visiting the Philippines after only 3.5 months of study, so it will be interesting to see how easy it really is.
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