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czarina84

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  1. I agree with reverserewind. I don't teach, but the teachers that I have learned from used everyday objects, as opposed to textbooks, to help us learn. One used songs; the other used games. The only time that my French teacher used the textbook was for a game where he would say an object in French and we were to find what page it was on and say the page number in French.
  2. What exactly do you mean by "babble"? Is it speaking gibberish or just going on and on, sort of like rambling?
  3. There's a post that speaks about some of the basics of Hebrew, however, there's nothing about pronunciation. I was wondering if anyone on here speaks it. I know very small amount of pronunciation, like how the CH has that very specific sound, but beyond that I'm stumped. Are there any tips you can give someone with near nonexistent exposure to the language? I'm mainly concerned with pronunciation of the words.
  4. This is probably a silly question, but is there pop music in Hebrew? It doesn't have to specifically be pop; it could be rap or r&b or even some kind of music that is unique to Hebrew.
  5. I noticed you mentioned Ashkhanzi and Sefardi; are there different types of Hebrew? Different dialects as there are in other languages, like Chinese has Mandarin, Cantonese, Han and so on? I'm interested in learning it because I just started with a transcription company that is run by people who are Orthodox and they all speak Hebrew. They do speak English as well, but still, I would like to learn and it would be nice to learn the right one.
  6. Actually, I have already heard of Reggaeton. I love it. My favorite is probably the Kumbia Kings. I also like Daddy Yankee.
  7. I have heard murder used like this before. For example, "These heels (high-heeled shoes) are murder on my feet" or "killing my feet", meaning that they are making someone's feet hurt. They are making it more difficult to walk, dance, etc. I think the murder one is more commonly used in England than the US, though. Here we say killing instead.
  8. Where I live, you are lucky to get French and Spanish, much less languages like Hindi, Greek or Russian or anything else. It's terrible the lack of access you have to languages without the internet. What a wonderful invention to bring us together like this.
  9. Wow. These replies are great. I have so many new artists to look up. Keep them coming. DivaDee, I completely understand. I am also from the US. We used to have a college station that played the underground stuff, but that's been replaced by a classical music show. I also dislike most mainstream. I'll listen to some of it occasionally, but I'm more for the "worked my way up, struggled and this is how" kind of stuff. One of my favorite artists is Angie Martinez.
  10. They both sound very cool. I enjoy many types of music, real hip-hop (not just about drugs and sleeping around, but actual story-telling) is just the type I like best. I will see if I can find these artists. Thank you.
  11. I see a lot on here about experts in Spanish on YouTube, but how can you tell if they are teaching you properly? How can you tell who are the experts versus people who are just trying to make a YouTube video to get hits?
  12. "March to the beat of your own drummer" has always been my favorite. I means to be unique instead of conforming. To be yourself despite what is "normal". "Stop the music!" means to quiet down and pay attention. "Chin music" is basically talking or chatting.
  13. I haven't gotten to Japanese yet, but it is so wonderful to hear these kanji stories. I had no idea that they were two pieces. I always just thought it was one picture represents one word. I didn't realize that each part of the kanji represented a different part of the word. Very cool, indeed.
  14. I am confused by this word. In the Spanish dictionaries, it is always defined as dark hair or skin, so I thought that it was either a brunette or a Latina. Someone told me that it is used to describe women with dark skin and hair. If this is true, then what is the Spanish word for a Caucasian woman with dark hair, be it black or brown?
  15. I completely agree. I am a native speaker of English and I'm either teaching other native speakers new words or learning them myself.
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