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reverserewind

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    reverserewind got a reaction from linguaholic in I Did receive or I did received?   
    Did you receive it?

    One of two:

    - I received it
    - I DID receive it

    Use the second one If you feel lemphasizing on the action. And, of course, "I did received it" is incorrect. "I had received it" would be correct but that's another tense.
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    reverserewind got a reaction from Emmahallstrom in For beginners: "What language should I learn"? "What is the easiest one"? (NOT MY QUESTION!)   
    There is no such thing as an easy language. The level of difficulty totally depends on how much difference there is between your mother tongue and the one you would like to master.
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    reverserewind got a reaction from GaeilgeGirl in English Jokes   
    An Irish man came out of a bar. Finally, it happened!

    no offence to all the Irish fellas out here
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    reverserewind got a reaction from babelle in For beginners: "What language should I learn"? "What is the easiest one"? (NOT MY QUESTION!)   
    There is no such thing as an easy language. The level of difficulty totally depends on how much difference there is between your mother tongue and the one you would like to master.
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    reverserewind got a reaction from Cuba in Translation mistakes   
    Well, sometimes it' really impossible to provide an accurate translation. That's where the skills become key. You have to slightly change the original meaning with no drastic change in the overall message.
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    reverserewind got a reaction from Cuba in Translation mistakes   
    Sometimes I see a translation from English into my native language and I can literally guess what was the original sentence like exactly or almost exactly. Why it all happens? That reason is simple. Some people tend to translate word by word with no editing. To me, that's not the way an interpreter should work. At least the one who seeks high quality.
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    reverserewind got a reaction from frankfurt in What motivates your Language Learning?   
    Learning a foreign language isn't about the final result only, it's a process you should enjoy throughout the whole journey. Otherwise, things can become pretty much complicated. That's exactly my attitude. I'm happy to discover more and more things about the languages I love. I'm happy to keep improving them over the course of time.
    And, of course, I'm happy to talk to and understand more and more amazing people.
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    reverserewind got a reaction from Mameha in Which Foreign Music Do You Prefer Listening to?   
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    reverserewind got a reaction from Mameha in Conversational Italian   
    - Ciao! (it's both, hello & goodbye)
    - Come stai? (how are you?)
    - Come sta? (the same thing but formal)
    - Bene (well)
    - Male (poor)
    - Tutto bene? (is everything okay?)
    - Sei occupato/a (Are you busy?)
    - Che cose fai per oggi/domani? (What are you doing today/tomorrow?)
     
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    reverserewind got a reaction from lushlala in For beginners: "What language should I learn"? "What is the easiest one"? (NOT MY QUESTION!)   
    There is no such thing as an easy language. The level of difficulty totally depends on how much difference there is between your mother tongue and the one you would like to master.
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    reverserewind got a reaction from 宇崎ちゃん in A2 to C1 in a year?   
    Personally, I don't believe in all those classifications. They are designed to divide people who are learning/using a foreign language. As the result, some of us feel very insecure about their category and are therefore shy when it comes to talking to a native speaker or someone else who speaks the language fluently.

    However, I got your question. Basically, you are going to improve your German in like 1 year or so.
    My tips: watch a lot of YouTube in German. that includes everything: video lessons from native speakers in German, vlogs, stuff you're genuinely interested in, street interviews, pranks, etc. 

    The goal is: learning REAL language, not the fake (bookish) one. I call it a fake because nobody talks like that nowadays in their daily life.
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    reverserewind got a reaction from Saholy in Name calling   
    I call my friends a name A LOT. They are my friends. Even those who are foreign. We have a great rapport between us, so we both kind of understand that it's a joke. However, I never do that to people I barely know. Obviously, that would be disrespectful to them. I never call my co-workers a name. I never do this to my students. Common sense, guys. It's the key.
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    reverserewind got a reaction from Mameha in Learning Italian   
    Oh, thank you very much. I definitely will. You can ask me anything about English, btw.
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    reverserewind reacted to Mameha in Learning Italian   
    If you have doubts, question etc you can pm me anytime
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    reverserewind got a reaction from 宇崎ちゃん in Languages vs mathematics   
    To me, it's just a generalization. Speaking of languages, there is no point in learning them the same way as we do with science or humanities. Because they stand out. Languages are not academic disciplines by their nature. They are means of communication in the first place.
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