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  1. I mostly use google translator to understand web pages that holds information i need. For example foreign offices and information websites. Of course google translate is still a machine but if you use it to translate stuff into English it's quite useful.
  2. hi! I am a hungarian speaker, currently trying to reach c2 on english. I too think that hungarian is a really interesting language and also happy that you want to learn it. Feel free to write to me in connection with it!
  3. hi! Native hungarian speaker here. If you still interested in talking about the language and learning feel free to write. Also why did you decide on hugarian? I am really curious:
  4. Yes! I also realized this the other way. Of course dulingo is a machine trying to pick nouns and verbs and putting them together but there a lot of funny ones. I also had the idea of screen shotting them and doing a blog with title - weird duolingo - or something like this.
  5. I am living in a foreign country right now, but still mainly speaking my native language. And to tell you the truth it is not helping me learning the country's language. There are a really big hungarian minority in Romania, and as a hungarian I came to do my MA degree. I am mainly with hungarians, in hungarian pubs, studying in a hungarian university, so sadly not a big culture shock for me.
  6. I tried this with several tv shows, but just can't decide. It is more useful to watch the show with original sound and your native language subtitles, or dubbed movies with subtitles of the language you want to learn? Makes sense, I hope.
  7. Are there really long palindromes in the english language? Like a few sentence or more? In hungarian language there are several little stories consisting only of palindromes. It was s big trend among writers and poets in the 1900's to write in palindromes,
  8. There are several funny tongue twisters in the hungarian language, here are a few of them and the supposedly english meanings. Enjoy! Az ibafai papnak fapipája van, ezért az ibafai papi pipa papi fapipa vagy Az ibafai papnak fapipája van, mert az ibafai fából készült papi fapipa a legjobb papi pipa fapipa The priest of Ibafa (a village) has a wooden pipe, so the priest's pipe of Ibafa is a priest's wooden pipe. - Te tetted e tettetett tettet? Te tettetett tettek tettetett tettese, te! You committed this fake crime, you! - Nem minden tarka fajta szarka farka tarkabarka, csak a tarkabarka fajta szarkafajta farka tarkabarka. The multi-colored mockingbird's tail is multi-colored. But not every mockingbird's tail is multi-colored, only the multi-colored mockingbird's tail is multicolored. - Jamaica a jamaicai jamaicaiaké. Jamaica belongs to the Jamaicans
  9. Megszentségteleníthetetlenségeskedéseitekért it has 44 letters in it, the meaning itself is easier than it looks, it means, well, let's see, something like this: for your things/behaviour as if you could not be desecrated There are several really long words in hungarian language, but we don't really use them in everyday life. What are you language's longest words?
  10. The most boring part is the strict vocabulary learning - for me. When I sit down and learn a few new word, ad write them down, I really like to learn through talking and speaking to other people. But to sit beside a dictionary all day, not so good. Of course, needed, but still.
  11. Learning languages or just learning new things is good for your memory. So, yes learning languages is really good for you, especially after a certain amount of languages, it gets easier and easier. I like to read about older people starting to learn new things, even languages after becoming pensioners.
  12. Well the person who said that probably knows there are a lot of accents is brit English, right? I would like to see them what they are saying when hearing cockney accent.
  13. Reason not, but way. Once I had a student who sit down with the english dictionary and started to learn the words from A until Z. She lost all her motivation in a short time, can't blame her at all. Dictionary is not a language book!
  14. I do regret certain choices from high school. I had four years of free education on my hands, so I could have learned German in a breeze. But I was so rude and hated the german language, now I could have another language exam instead of the ability of very few and mildly sexual sentences in German.
  15. Oh yes, I totally call things not in their original names. Me and my brother so often disappoint ourselves when it turns out that certain things are not called in a way, out parents just found it cute and let us call it our version. I am not saying this is cruel but they could have saved us a lot of embarrassing moments, well at least our friends can laugh a lot at us.
  16. That I am around native speakers in this country and I keep getting anxiety over my pronunciation and I don't like to talk around my friends who speak Romanian because I am afraid that I will be laughed at. So many embarrassing mispronunciation, so so many.
  17. I am not a different person, but the sound and deepness of my voice and the way I talk usually really changes as soon as I start to have a conversation in english. I just had been told this a few days ago, I was having a conversation in english with someone else while my friends were at the table talking to one of our old teacher, and they said it sounded nothing like me at all. Maybe I just need more confidence to talk in english and thats why i change my voice.
  18. Having an accent when speaking a second language (especially when you learned that later in your life) is almost certain that going to happen to you. But it is not neceserally bad, I mean having an accent is natural and being ashamed because of your mother language shouldn't be a case. Many people dont like to talk in a language they could be fluent in, because of accents. Don't be like that. Even your native language have many accents in them, just think about that for a second.
  19. Sounds like me kind of thread! I can only recommend this app and online page - memrise. Basically it's like Duolingo, but I does not do anything else just repeating the words and idioms for you so you can remember them later. A little bit annoying after a few weeks but you can set goals and reminders.
  20. Duolingo is a simple computer generated program that uses things that were programmed into and then randomly choosing a noun, verb, etc. Ever so often I feel like that doulingo is not that far away from Memrise in that sense. Memrise is a memory developing app that also has language programs in it, but the only thing it does is helping memorizing the vocabulary. We can all agree that duolingo is really great thing but can be developed and improved a lot.
  21. I studied English first, it was my second language. In secondary school, then in high school then with a private teacher, cause I needed it to my university application. Also altogether it is the norm to speak a second language (english, german or french commonly) in Europe. So it came kind of naturally. I also studied German for 4 years in high school, but I never went further than beginner level. I do understand most but speaking is not my skill. I need to have a second C2 to my masters degree next year, and it should be German logically because I kind of know the fundamentals of the language. I also attended Russian language classes for a few months after high school graduation, with not much success. This year I moved to Romania and started to learn Romanian, because well, I kind of need it for everyday life but I am still at beginner level at understanding and I can't speak more than a few sentences.
  22. It took 1 year to me to get advanced level in English, I went to a private teacher twice a week and it was a really good experience. I needed the language exam for my university application. It was almost 5 years ago, and looking back I sometimes get sad how much I forgot since then.
  23. I do find it easier to speak a language when I am mad or angry, somehow I became a very good English speaker when I have to be mad at someone. Last time I was on the bus, in the morning hours coming home from a house party and my language skills not that good when tired and tipsy and I had to ask a girl to not sit down because and old lady hasn't got a seat a feeling unwell. I did fine, and was a little angry but did a little monologue in english, I was real proud of myself.
  24. Hi! I completed it, and interested in following studies about multilingualism.
  25. Hi there! As the holidays are approaching I thought I should write down some greetings in Hungarian, so If you have a penpal or relative you could greet them in hungarian too. Enjoy! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Kellemes Karácsonyi Ünnepeket és Boldog Új Évet! We wish you a happy holiday season and a prosperous 2016. Boldog Karácsonyt és Sikerekben gazdag 2016-os évet Kívánunk. We wish you a peaceful Merry Chrismas and a prosperous Happy New Year! Boldog, Békés Karácsonyt és sikerekben gazdag Boldog Új Évet Kívánunk! Season's Greetings and Best wishes for the New Year! Kellemes Ünnepeket és a Legjobbakat az Új Esztendőre!
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