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Everything posted by cardinals27

  1. Welcome to the forum! This is a great place to learn about languages.
  2. Welcome to the forum. You know a lot of languages lol
  3. Welcome to the forum! Italian is a good language.
  4. I want to learn German, Italian, and Latin. Even though Latin is not used very much it is a very old and interesting language that I think would be cool to know.
  5. I don't really remember the first thing sentence that we learned but some of the first ones are, The cat sat on the mat, and some nursery rhymes. I think it varies from area to area.
  6. I am lucky enough to have plenty of time to practice since I am still in school. When I get back home I am able to have plenty of time to study a language or come to Linguaholic.
  7. I don't know if I really have a favorite word but sacapuntas is a pretty funny word. It means pencil sharpener, which Sint anything special but it just sounds funny.
  8. The first time I tried to learn Spanish I did. I mean I was 8 at the time so it was pretty young at the time and to be honest I don't see it as a failure because I got a basic knowledge of the language, which would help me in the future.
  9. You need to speak it comsistantly. If you don't speak it for a while you will probably forget about some of the stuff you used to know. A family member of mine is a native German speaker but she moved to the states and didn't speak German for years and she now has a hard time understanding the German language.
  10. I like both. Classroom learning is definitely a good way to learn since you are learning from someone who speaks the language and can help you with tips and tricks on how to learn the language better. Doing it on your own is also nice since you learn what you want.
  11. When I was learning Spanish I was pretty dedicated since it was a grade in school. I enjoyed it too which made it nice but outside of school I'm not sure how dedicated I will be. I really want to learn more languages though.
  12. I was required to take some sort of language in school, whether it be German, Spanish, or French. I took Spanish and I took it pretty seriously. It was extremely easy to learn since the teacher went pretty slow and I already had prior knowledge of the language.
  13. Thanks for the tip. It is probably going to help many people because I for one, think that learning the numbers can be hard in some languages, so this is going to be good to know.
  14. Wow language learning in Germany is much different than it is in the United States. You guys study foreign languages for such a long time over there, which is a very good thing. In the US we can go for a maximum of 5 years at my school, but most people are only able to study it for 3-4 years. I wish that we were able to learn languages like you guys.
  15. This looks like a pretty effective tool in learning a new language. When I decide to learn a new language I will definitely use it. I wish I had this app when I was learning Spanish, because it would have made my life a lot easier. Thanks for sharing!
  16. This looks like a pretty cool game. How long did it take you to make it? It looks like you definitely put a lot of effort into making this game, which is a good thing. I would definitely try it out if I had the chance.
  17. I really like Arabic. It looks like a very old language but it looks very cool. Now as far as beautiful, I think that the Chinese scripts are the best. They look really good.
  18. Wow, Latin seems like a pretty cool language. I heard that most languages get some of their words from Latin, so that should make it interesting. I think Latin might be one of the new languages that I learn. I am also thinking about learning German, Mandarin Chinese, or maybe even French. Whichever one I decide to learn, I know that this site will help.
  19. Well to be honest I think I would go with Spanish. I feel like it is a lot easier to learn and there are also more people who speak it, so they could possible help you out. I'm not sure where you are from, but if you live in the United States, Spanish is a great language to learn since there are a lot of people who speak it natively or they learned it in school. Learning Arabic sounds pretty cool but I think learning Spanish would be much more useful and easy.
  20. Never use google translate when your are translating more than one word at a time. Even at that there are multiple ways to say a word and Google might not always give you the word most common way to say a word. When I was learning Spanish I thought it was easy to go to google translate and type in a sentence and then just be able to copy whatever Google said down. This did not work very well for me because for some reason it rarely gives the most accurate or correct way to say things. I don't mind using it if I am just trying to look up what a word like shoe or something is in a different language, but for sentences and more it is not worth it.
  21. I feel like it easier to learn from non native speakers. Native speakers sometimes have a hard time explaining things to non native speakers because it was easy for them to learn the language that they speak and they have been using it their whole life. Non native speaks often times can give you bits of advice on how to remember things. I think you can learn from either type of speaker, but to me I think that it is easier to learn from non natives.
  22. I agree, reading and writing in a language can be huge for improving your skill with that language. When I learn a new language I like to read as many things as I can that are in that language. Even if I don't know some of the words that I am reading I can kind of start to learn what they are by using the words that are around them, and eventually you will get better.
  23. When I text it is somewhat of a mix of proper English and abbreviations. I tend to text people like my friends with somewhat proper English, but I also add in some abbreviations and other things just to make it easier to read and to lighten the tone. If I am texting someone like my boss I might use proper English, just because I don't want to look like an idiot. I feel like it is a lot easier to text not using proper English, but some people may not want to use it.
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