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  1. French is a verb conjugating nightmare just like spanish, with an additional layer of difficulty with the tricky pronunciation. Common belief claim that native spanish and italians can learn french more easily than people from germanic backgrounds, but I really can't tell.
  2. The few things I know from french language is mostly self-taught with flashcards, I use Anki decks to review vocabulary, but I suck big time with grammar.
  3. You can backup yourself with Grammarly to autocorrect all your articles sentence implementation mistakes, just an idea.
  4. Mmm I can't agree about the misuse of articles, but if we are talking in practical terms, you really don't need it and refrain from using them will allow people to still communicate each other just fine. Seems fairly straightforward and simple,just like Esperanton, I encourage you to make a video showing all the proper pronountiations. Which I guess it might sound quite dutch. By the way, there are companies that are dedicated to design languages for entertainment media like movies or tv series. The Doth'raki language from Games of Throne is an example of them.
  5. If u want to build a vocabulary at a faster pace, you should increase the workload slightly more, like 20 or 25. You can go ahead hardcore mode and learn 50, but it'll take more than 2 hours from your time. Is some serious commitment, you know.
  6. The reasons I gave up on learning another language were mere by convenience purposes. There were another things I required to do that also needed amount of time I was investing on them. I'm not entirely gave up though, I just save it for a future.
  7. The modern dialects of Nahuatl spoken in the Valley of Mexico are closest to Classical Nahuatl, which was the tongue of the ancient aztecs. According to sources, is spoken by about 1.5 million people in Mexico. The majority of speakers live in central Mexico, particularly in Puebla, Veracruz, Hildago, San Luis Potosi, Guerrero, Mexico (state), El Distrito Federal, Tlaxcala, Morelos and Oaxaca, and also in El Salvador.
  8. After giving some thoughts about it, I realized that the hardest languages to learn are the most obscure ones, that also are quite faraway of your native tongue's grammar and alphabet structure. And with obscure I meant languages with very scarce learning sources and where only a few people actually are fluent on it.
  9. To say that Latin is dead, though in some sense true, is not a particularly helpful observation when it comes to education. Plato and Cicero and Shakespeare and George Washington and the rest of the Founding Fathers are also dead, but we still study them because they have important things to say about human nature and have shaped our civilization.
  10. According to sources, Nikolai Tesla spoke eight languages: Serbo-Croatian, Czech, English, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, and Latin. That He was a genius is something completely out of question, but I wonder how He was his approach to learn a skill. He was an inquisitive man, and I He knew how to harness the power of his mind and use it to take advantage of all its potential. If everyone could do the same, I'm sure many people would be really surprised to realize what are the capable of.
  11. Don't forget about the generic "calzado" too. Is pretty neutral to use this word, so I encourage it to use it. There is no way anyone may find confusing under any circumstance.
  12. I don't care much about it. I always regarded it as something composed by two letters, instead of an individual one.
  13. "Tú" is a second person subject. "Tu" is a possessive pronoun. Tú is you, not any way to make a confusion out of it. Tu is your, as simply as that.
  14. If you want to make a living out of english writing, sure, this is a neat way to actually improve your skills and pave your way towards english language mastery. Otherwise, just use free alternative.
  15. Mr. House, from Fallout New Vegas. An ambitious scientist that found his own way towards immortality, although at the expense of his own quality of life. Anyways, Mr. House is an eccentric bloke and the mind behind the foundation of a Post Apocalyptic Las Vegas, restoring not only the brimming wealth of former classic Vegas but all the decadence for what is also well known (hookers, snobbish societies, gangs, booze, etc.). He's not necessarily an evil person, but He can easily antagonize your interests if you choose not to follow his selfish dream of establishing a technocracy; where only House will have the moral authority to decide which technology humanity shall develop, or which set of laws are suitable to shape human behaviour.
  16. Kudos for developing a videogame. The platform altering speed is truly an interesting concept, you can play with the character's built up momentum and create several kinds of puzzle like challenges to the players.
  17. Right now with terrorism and all the immigration tension out there from the middle-east. Is a controversial choice of language, but a valid one nevertheless. I suggest to list the reason which one you are going to learn first, and learn the another afterwards. Don't attempt to learn both languages until you reach a reasonable level of fluency on one first, Spanish is the ideal first choice, since you'll learn it faster given your interest over the language is the same as arabic.
  18. I don't quite understand your question. Online content is pretty much the offline one but shared through internet: comics, TV, flashcards, books, music, etc. Internet is just a channel to share stuff, not a thing by itself.
  19. What I enjoy is the way it makes you think in another perspective. Don't know why, but I feel different when speaking in a different language, with another personality and interests compared to using my mother tongue. I certainly enjoy that, is like exploring a different world from yours.
  20. More than non-native speakers. I shall say it is easier to learn from people that actually learn another language and become fluent on it. Is not the language itself, but the experience to know what are the most effective strategies to successfully learn a language. Native speakers didn't learn their mother tongue fast, they were exposed to their environment and afterwards spent decades on institutions being instructed in the proper use of grammar and pronounciation.
  21. Is enjoyable and easier than reading a novel in a foreign language along with a dictionary, watch a T.V show with subtitles and more entertaining than listening to Podcast. That's just my opinion though.
  22. I don't know, I can have a good laugh with swearing sometimes. The intrinsic silliness within the coarse language makes everyone feel lax and more confident to speak with sheer honesty. When you're trying to be polite, you can't help but lie sometimes in order to not touch another person's nerve.
  23. A language camp is the ideal environment to learn your target language in an efficient manner, but they are rather expensive. Learning on your own has the benefit in allowing you to advance further in your study without boundaries, but people have limitations, therefore you should be aware that you'll hit a milestone where you'll need some tutoring help.
  24. You can also use Jitsi instead of Skype if you don't want to setup a video call software. Is just a matter of access to the webpage and create a room for you to use, and afterwards send the room's link to allow your contact access inside. It less bandwidth intensive than skype and adjust the video feed speed with your connection.
  25. Both English and Deutshe have a germanic origin; wherefore they share similarities. Technically speaking, English is similar to any latin origin language, in regards of some vocabulary and sentence's structure. But I have zero experience with other germanic languages to tell more similarities. Maybe someone that knows dutch or danish could elaborate more.
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