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Wanda Kaishin

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About Wanda Kaishin

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  1. 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.
  2. Maybe Japanese from Zero: https://www.yesjapan.com/
  3. 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.
  4. 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
  5. 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/
  6. Have you checked out FSI?
  7. 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
  8. Kumusta wanderer.girl. Taga saan ka sa Pilipinas? Mabuhay!
  9. 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.
  10. 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 wh
  11. 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].
  12. Figure roughly 1000 hrs for a native English speaker with some language learning experience. What is your native language?
  13. It's a Japanese given name, as was answered in this forum.
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