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    anna3101 got a reaction from Lucky_English_with_Maria in Online Resources for the study of the Italian Language [ITALIAN]   
    General / Language Courses:
    http://www.impariamoitaliano.com/
    http://www.oneworlditaliano.com/index.htm
    http://parliamoitaliano.altervista.org/
    http://www.educational.rai.it/ioparloitaliano/corso.htm
    http://www.italianolinguadue.it/
    http://www.oggi-domani.com/site/tableofcontent.htm
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/languages/italian/
    Reading:
    http://www.gutenberg.org/browse/languages/it
    http://www.letteraturaitaliana.net/
    http://www.medialibrary.it/home/home.aspx
    http://felicitaraggiunta.blogspot.com/
    http://www.filastrocche.it/nostalgici/filastr.htm
    http://www.onlinenewspapers.com/italy.htm
    Video & Audio:
    http://www.almaedizioni.it/it/almatv/
    http://www.rai.it/
    http://www.radioitalia.it/
    Grammar:
    http://grammaticaitaliana.net/
    http://homes.chass.utoronto.ca/~ngargano/corsi/varia/indextesto.html
    http://grammatica-italiana.dossier.net/grammatica-italiana-06.htm
    http://www.culturaitaliana.it/e-learning/esercizi/index.asp
    Verb Conjugators:
    http://www.verbix.com/languages/italian.shtml
    http://www.italian-verbs.com/
    Dictionaries:
    http://www.dizionario.rai.it/ricerca.aspx
    http://en.bab.la/dictionary/italian-english/
    http://www.wordreference.com/enit/
    http://www.sapere.it/sapere/dizionari.html
    http://parole.virgilio.it/parole/sinonimi_e_contrari/
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    anna3101 got a reaction from NoAccount in Online Resources for the study of the Italian Language [ITALIAN]   
    General / Language Courses:
    http://www.impariamoitaliano.com/
    http://www.oneworlditaliano.com/index.htm
    http://parliamoitaliano.altervista.org/
    http://www.educational.rai.it/ioparloitaliano/corso.htm
    http://www.italianolinguadue.it/
    http://www.oggi-domani.com/site/tableofcontent.htm
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/languages/italian/
    Reading:
    http://www.gutenberg.org/browse/languages/it
    http://www.letteraturaitaliana.net/
    http://www.medialibrary.it/home/home.aspx
    http://felicitaraggiunta.blogspot.com/
    http://www.filastrocche.it/nostalgici/filastr.htm
    http://www.onlinenewspapers.com/italy.htm
    Video & Audio:
    http://www.almaedizioni.it/it/almatv/
    http://www.rai.it/
    http://www.radioitalia.it/
    Grammar:
    http://grammaticaitaliana.net/
    http://homes.chass.utoronto.ca/~ngargano/corsi/varia/indextesto.html
    http://grammatica-italiana.dossier.net/grammatica-italiana-06.htm
    http://www.culturaitaliana.it/e-learning/esercizi/index.asp
    Verb Conjugators:
    http://www.verbix.com/languages/italian.shtml
    http://www.italian-verbs.com/
    Dictionaries:
    http://www.dizionario.rai.it/ricerca.aspx
    http://en.bab.la/dictionary/italian-english/
    http://www.wordreference.com/enit/
    http://www.sapere.it/sapere/dizionari.html
    http://parole.virgilio.it/parole/sinonimi_e_contrari/
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    anna3101 got a reaction from djlearns in Online Resources for the study of the Tibetan Language [TIBETAN]   
    General:
    Elementary materials:
    https://www.scribd.com/collections/3774861/elementary-tibetan
    French-Tibetan course online:
    http://www.montibet.com/index.php?p=learn
    Virtual Tibetan keyboard:
    http://www.sse-ag.ch/tibvirtkb.html
    Site about Tibetan scripts:
    https://sites.google.com/site/chrisfynn2/
    Philologia Tibetica blog:
    http://philologia-tibetica.blogspot.com/
    Reading:
    Library of Tibetan works and archives:
    http://www.ltwa.net/library/
    Tibetan ebooks:
    http://www.tibetanebook.com/
    Oline Tibetan library:
    http://tbrc.org/#!home
    Tibetan Express (news in English, Chinese, Tibetan):
    http://tibetexpress.net/
    Site with texts for children (in Tibetan):
    http://www.wildyaks.com/
    Dictionaries:
    English-Tibetan dictionary online:
    http://www.eng-tib.com/
    Another dictionary:
    http://www.nitartha.org/dictionary_search04.html
    Listening:
    Radio online (songs):
    http://www.phayul.com/onlineradio/
    Tibet TV online:
    http://www.tibetonline.tv/
    Apps:
    Tibetan Tutor android app:
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=match.eng.tib#?t=W251bGwsMSwxLDUwMSwibWF0Y2guZW5nLnRpYiJd
    Tibetan dictionary iOS app:
    https://itunes.apple.com/de/app/tibetan-dictionary/id418873951?mt=8
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    anna3101 got a reaction from lushlala in Languages vs mathematics   
    There is a stereotype (at least, it definitely exists in my country) that humanities (languages, literature, history) and sciences (maths, physics, chemistry) are mutually exclusive: if a person is good at one, he/she is bad at the other.
    What do you think about that?
    Of course, it's just a generalization and everyone knows people who are talented in many various areas. What's more, the part of the brain responsible for languages is also responsible for logic and mathematics.
    Still, I think there's no smoke without a fire. Unfortunately, I fit into this stereotype perfectly - maths had been my numer 1 school nightmare, and I could never understand physics, however hard I tried.
    What about you?
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    anna3101 got a reaction from lushlala in Languages are dying out :(   
    I've come across this sad article in National Geographic:
    http://voices.nationalgeographic.com/2011/03/01/language_diversity_index_tracks_global_loss_of_mother_tongues/
    It looks like the number of languages in the world is on a steady decline. I find that incredibly sad. Do you think this trend will stay and there will be even less languages in the future?
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    anna3101 got a reaction from lushlala in What do you use for learning languages?   
    I prefer the good old paper coursebooks for my language learning. Of course, I do use the Internet but mostly when I need a dictionary - or when I want to bring in a bit fun by playing a game in a foreign language. Most of my learning is done offline though. I have a coursebook + teacher's and workbook for each language and at least one grammar book with exercises to practise difficult grammar issues.
    When I'm feeling sufficiently fluent to be able to talk, I also try to add Skype or real life conversation to the bunch.
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    anna3101 got a reaction from Marjorie in Have you been to France?   
    That's a wonderful dream, Carlyarn23! I love Paris and I'd recommend it highly, even though I know some people who absolutely hated going there I haven't been much around France because of my fascination with Paris: whenever I manage to gather enough money, I go to Paris, yet again... instead of seeing some other parts of France.
    I've been to Paris about 8 or 9 times I think. I love it there! It's quite dirty, yes. People are arrogant - also true. Service is dreadful. Prices are far from cheap. And sanitation in some cafes can scare even the bravest travellers And food quality is also not top notch everywhere - if you want to eat good stuff but don't want to pay a fortune, you need to prepare in advance and find the places that are visited by the locals, not tourists.
    But all of the above doesn't matter because Notre Dame is AMAZING. You can just sit there and be fascinated. Sainte-Chapelle is also breath-taking. If you enjoy impressionist paintings like I do, you'll like Musee d'Orsay. Parc Monceau is small and cute. Going on a small cruise on the Seine, in the evening, mmm. The cemetries are real works of art. Versailles is quite close to Paris and it is miraculously beautiful. But the best thing of all is just walking around, sipping coffee in small cafes, watching people go by. And listening to great French songs. I have a huge collection of songs about Paris, always makes me happy I'm not the only person who likes the city
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    anna3101 got a reaction from lingualbabe in Perfect memory - does it exist? And is it good for you?   
    Memory is a fascinating subject. When I think about it, a lot of my conversations with colleagues and friends touch upon in, and especially when it comes to learning languages. Think about the famous excuse - "My memory is no good, that's why I can't learn/progress in a language X". I am myself guilty of using (and abusing) it in daily situations. Oh, I forgot to buy tea - well, you know, my memory's kinda weak these days. What project did we work on two weeks ago? Hmm, really don't remember. I must be getting old.
    People often say "Oh, I wish I had a better memory! Excellent memory!" I've always thought that people who have "photographic" memory are really lucky to have such an amazing skill at hand.
    But I've changed my mind a bit after reading about Solomon Shereshevskii. I don't know if you heard about him - the man had a sort of perfect memory - he did not forget things.
    https://bgoodscience.wordpress.com/2011/02/25/neuroscience-cases-the-man-who-could-not-forget/
    Well, it turned out remembering everything is not as great as it sounds. I guess the brain has the forgetting setting switched on by default because it is useful for us - and there are things we are much better off not remembering.
    What's your opinion? Do you think we are better off with a memory that keeps forgetting new words? Or should we try hard to improve our memory? And how do you judge if your (or someone else's memory) is "good" or "bad"? It seems that different people have different ideas about what it means to remember well.
     
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    anna3101 got a reaction from takibari in Using same words = everlasting love?   
    I couldn't help laughing out loud when I imagined that picture A couple that has been married for years bumps into someone who uses same function words with the same frequency as the husband/wife, and bang! Love at first sight followed by a quick divorce, all because someone uses "the" quite often
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    anna3101 got a reaction from Mameha in Using same words = everlasting love?   
    I couldn't help laughing out loud when I imagined that picture A couple that has been married for years bumps into someone who uses same function words with the same frequency as the husband/wife, and bang! Love at first sight followed by a quick divorce, all because someone uses "the" quite often
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    anna3101 got a reaction from Mameha in Do you play any video games in languages other tha English?   
    Finally, science is confirming what we all already knew: playing games in English is useful for writing English
    https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/01/160121093415.htm
    One more argument in the eternal discussion between myself and game haters who think that games result in nothing but killers and maniacs roaming the earth
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    anna3101 got a reaction from Mameha in The most "boring" part of learning a language & the most beautiful part   
    Grammar is not really boring for me, but it is tedious sometimes. The only approach that really works is just sitting down and doing grammar exercises, until something "clicks" in my brain and I learn the proper construction. This takes time and, depending on the language and the grammar in question, can be tiring.
    But still I'm not sure I can call it boring. I'm learning languages mostly for the pleasure of doing it, so I like to keep the process fun and lively
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    anna3101 reacted to Mameha in Difference between words in different countries   
    I was on facebook and i saw this video:
    Fortunately i understood most of what they were talking about, and it was even funny.
    Do you have similar videos or can explain other differences? thank you!
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    anna3101 got a reaction from Wanda Kaishin in Love the language you learn   
    @Wanda Kaishin I'm pretty sure we can all get along just fine!We already have at least one thing we agree on: we are not fans of Benny
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    anna3101 reacted to Trellum in Qué tal / qué hubo / qué pasa / qué onda   
    I'm from Mexico and over here expressions like ''Que hubo'' are rarely used by young people, or even middle aged people. The only person I know who sometimes uses this is an 89 year old woman    ''Que onda'' is losing the favor or young people, but is still used by some people.  ''Que tal'' is a bit better,  and can be used when you don't know a person so well.  ''Que pasa'' can be used as a simple question to ask what is going on, but also something as a very informal greeting used with people you know well.  
    Here in Mexico most of the times when we greet a friend we just say something like: Hola! Buenos dias/tardes/noches!  ¿cómo estás?  And then we kiss on the cheek.  That's it    That being said this is applied to Mexico, not sure about the other countries in latin America.   
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    anna3101 reacted to Ogada in Favorite French Movies   
    Yeah it's with Jean Dujardin, the french guy that was in the artist and also he had a small part in the wolf of wallstreet. He plays a secret agent in it. It's a really great film and they actually made 2 of them, check them out !
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    anna3101 reacted to takibari in Using same words = everlasting love?   
    It just occurred to me, perhaps the subjects in the study are actually in committed relationships (as you defined) and were asked probably to participate in the speed dating activity. After which the said participants were asked to maintain communication with the participants of the research through instant messaging.
    the more likely they were to be together three months later, irrespective of how happy they said they were in their relationships at the time. = Ergo, even though the participants in the research were supposedly in HAPPY relationships (with people outside the speed-dating activity), they still were drawn to the stranger/speed-dater in the research whose use of function words were a similar match to theirs.
    If the results of this research were to be replicated, I can't help but think how funny it is and a bit scary for couples in committed relationships - as theirs could just end because there comes a stranger who happens to use the same FUNCTION words with high frequency as their partner. If this were to be the case, so you guys need to be careful with your use of "the, him, as, be," etc. (After all, these are really things we use unconsciously, haha!)
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    anna3101 reacted to Shounenbat in Languages are dying out :(   
    I find it terribly sad, as languages give us different perspectives of the world.  They drive cultural perceptions as much as they are formed by them!  Read this article for more on that.
    That's, to me, why it is sad.  As languages die, so do cultures, and so do the various ways of thinking that we've developed.  Globalization, while good in many ways, also seems to mean the streamlining of human thought and behavior.
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    anna3101 got a reaction from 宇崎ちゃん in Ik ben geslaagd!   
    I'm pretty sure both forms are possible. A couple of links:
    https://onzetaal.nl/taaladvies/advies/dankjewel-dankuwel-dank-je-wel-dank-u-wel
    http://www.taaluilen.nl/taaltips/dankjewel-dankuwel-dank-je-wel-dank-u-wel/
    http://www.taaltelefoon.be/dank-je-wel-dankjewel
    And even a whole discussion about it:
    http://www.dutchgrammar.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1161
     
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    anna3101 got a reaction from 宇崎ちゃん in Best age to start learning a new language?   
    Couldn't agree more. Honestly, I'm not sure what's the big fuss about "early". "Let's learn as earlier as possible! Let's make children learn when they are 5! 3! 1! Better still, when they are still in the mother's womb!"
    I suspect that this is one huge pretext for grown-ups not to do any serious studying. "Oh, if only I was younger, but now, my memory is not the same... so no, I can't really learn English.."
    I have heard people say this so many times that frankly, I'm getting tired of it. You don't want to learn a language/play the guitar/enjoy Thai cuisine? That's totally fine! Nobody is forcing you to do it. But why do people keep pretending that they "really, really" want to but cannot because they are "too old"? Don't get it
    My personal experience is rather the opposite. It's true that when I was a child or teenager I was able to concentrate for longer periods of time. Maybe my memory was slightly better too. But so what? I didn't have any experience, organizational skills, ability to motivate myself and a lot of other useful stuff that you acquire with passing years. My learning is definitely more efficient now than it used to be. And I don't think I'm a sort of unique, incredible exception to the rules.
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    anna3101 reacted to Trellum in Funny experiences   
    The first time I tried to practice Norwegian with a guy I was dating back then,  back when  I used to work and live in Norway.   I ended up saying something really embarrassing (I don't dare to say it here) , but thankfully he laughed it off and later explained me what I had just said.  So embarrassing, my face got red   Wish that was the only time, but I made a fool of myself so many times when I had just  started learning English and was learning it very actively (practicing). 
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    anna3101 reacted to Ogada in Learning French through Songs   
    I can give you a few songs that are classic rock if you would like :).
    Matmata - l'apologie
    Telephone - Un autre monde
    Noir desir - l'homme pressé.
    These are some of my all time favorite french songs. Not the most recent ones but still really beloved.
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    anna3101 reacted to rainhero in Hello Everyone!   
    Thank you so much for the warm welcome, I'm really happy and excited to be here. I'm hoping to learn a lot.
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    anna3101 reacted to Trellum in Common problems while learning Dutch?   
    Hehehe!  I wish my nightmares were as scary as yours   Yeah, today I went to the movies, watched ''By the sea'' they spoke French a lot in that movie.  I thought: ''Uhm, this is definitely doable! It all changes when you start to see everyday phrases used by the locals!  That makes a big difference, if only there were more Dutch films I could watch and actually enjoy, lol.  But yeah, once I start learning french and get good at it we can practice  
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    anna3101 reacted to lushlala in Using same words = everlasting love?   
    This is certainly very interesting, but not something I've paid much attention to! My husband and I do copy each other's way of talking and tend to use the same sort of expressions and terminology. But like you say @anna3101, it's not helped some people on the verge on divorce. Could it merely be that people have been together so long that in the end it's inevitable that they start to talk and behave in a similar fashion? IDK
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