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so, any hebrew speakers in the room? :3

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Wow, you learned to speak a language from online translators? That's crazy (in a good way)!

I actually attempted to learn Japanese from Internet, but I gave up because it simply eats too much time.


We had waaaaaay too much free time, I'll put it that way. XD Too young to work or drive, weren't in high school yet, and neither of us were allowed to have a facebook or myspace. :lol:

We also multi-tasked while one of us was playing on the Wii, and the other (on the computer) would quizz the person playing the Wii.
*Busting out a move on Dance-Dance Revolution*... "Caitlin! What does _____ mean??"

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so, any hebrew speakers in the room? :3


Sadly not. I would love to learn Hebrew though. You wouldn't happen to know any
good places to start, would you? They teach hebrew at my university, but I really
don't have the time for any more courses right now. A friend of mine is learning
Yiddish which I would also love to learn. I don't think I've ever come across a
language I don't want to learn :P

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i wouldn't know any places to learn hebrew at. im from israel, so it just comes with the place. :p

Yiddish is another language i want to learn (pretty sure i mentioned that) and i know where to do it too! so yay.

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You could probably learn Hebrew at a local Synagogue.


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*Raises eyebrow like Spock*
Interesting.

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digi i think i love you

流暢ですね?ボクは本当に勉強したいです。それは、教えれますか?
oh god that was so bad and i bet it was full of dumb mistakes and i don't know whether i should be formal or not and i should never use japanese that i don't actually know ever again and i know you probably don't have the time and i know i'm an idiot and aaaaaaaaaah

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Domo arigato, Mr. Roboto.

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流暢ですね?ボクは本当に勉強したいです。それは、教えれますか?
oh god that was so bad and i bet it was full of dumb mistakes and i don't know whether i should be formal or not and i should never use japanese that i don't actually know ever again and i know you probably don't have the time and i know i'm an idiot and aaaaaaaaaah



Calm down Ebly, that was good, albeit somewhat "rigid". Like the word for
fluent; in casual speech you'd probably just say ペラペラ instead of 流暢.
Also, as a simple forumite I really don't expect anyone to use formal speech
when talking to me ;) About the teaching bit: PM me and we'll figure
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流暢ですね?ボクは本当に勉強したいです。それは、教えれますか?
oh god that was so bad and i bet it was full of dumb mistakes and i don't know whether i should be formal or not and i should never use japanese that i don't actually know ever again and i know you probably don't have the time and i know i'm an idiot and aaaaaaaaaah



Calm down Ebly, that was good, albeit somewhat "rigid". Like the word for
fluent; in casual speech you'd probably just say ペラペラ instead of 流暢.
Also, as a simple forumite I really don't expect anyone to use formal speech
when talking to me ;) About the teaching bit: PM me and we'll figure
something out.

常体と敬体は難しいだねぇ〔;・_・〕

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I can speak Spanish... It's almost a requirement in Texas.

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You could say I speak French, but that would be a gross exaggeration. Thanks to our county's High School French curriculum though, I can carry on a conversation* if it only involves simple words and is about what I did last weekend. :|

*And yes I mean in French.

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You could say I speak French, but that would be a gross exaggeration. Thanks to our county's High School French curriculum though, I can carry on a conversation* if it only involves simple words and is about what I did last weekend. :|

*And yes I mean in French.


Oh cool, same here. :)

Ca va? Comment allez vous? Je m'appelles Caitlin. Comment tapel-tu?

(Some of that may be spelled wrong... but I don't wanna pull out my notes right now....)

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This topic is making me want to learn a second language.

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Google translate is terrible.

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Google Translator is like give to happy feelings.

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Google Translator is like give to happy feelings.

Giggle Transition has the as for why in not being.

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Transfer funny have onto be why not

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The funny thing is why the transfer

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Transfer is to the a comedian being

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Google translate is terrible.

Please tell me you didn't just find this out.

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English (native)
Spanish (me faulta vocabulario y práctica)
Japanese (まあまあ)

I have lofty language understanding goals, but limited time/resources to fulfill said goals :(

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Google translate is terrible.

But Intertran is even worse. You don't even have to translate between two languages, just try English to English and it will already be an incomprehensible mess!!! YAY!*

*In return Intertran is uniform unimproved. You don't uniform intend interpret betwixt duality phraseology , real experiment English be the cause of English with it resolution before exist an infinite stew!!! YAY!

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I can speak English, French and a small few words in Russian and German.

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English (Native)
Spanish (De la casa y por una clase para en forzamiento del lenguaje)
French (Je l'entends, mais je ne sais pas beaucoup d'il et je n'aime pas parler-là aussi.)

If you give me a dictionary, I can speak in French. Else, it's hard to remember all of the vocabulary you must know. As for Spanish, I hate knowing where the accents should go...

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I think for English speakers, Spanish is easier than French because French has all of it's accents, and also unconventional pronunciations that are not found in English (tell someone who speaks no French to pronounce a word like "beaucoup" and they will not do so correctly).

BTW in case you're wondering, "beaucoup" is pronounced something like "bow-koo". Why did I find it necessary to put a spoiler here?

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Well, if you know both English and Spanish, it becomes much more easier to learn French because of all of the conjugates that are in the language.

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That would probably work backwards too, though. In fact, learning any romance language probably helps you learn another.

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Ya, maybe it'll help me learn italian as well, except no one speaks italian, not even in italy... E|:(

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French (Je l'entends, mais je ne sais pas beaucoup d'il et je n'aime pas parler-là aussi.)


Without using a translator....
I (something), badly(?) I don't know very much (something that looks like 'he') and I don't like to speak it as well.

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BTW in case you're wondering, "beaucoup" is pronounced something like "bow-koo".


Yep, yep.

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That would probably work backwards too, though. In fact, learning any romance language probably helps you learn another.


I've heard the same thing from my French teacher.

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Well, if you know both English and Spanish, it becomes much more easier to learn French because of all of the conjugates that are in the language.


We have a bilingual Spanish and English speaker in our French class, and he's breezing through it like it's nothing.

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That would probably work backwards too, though. In fact, learning any romance language probably helps you learn another.


I've heard the same thing from my French teacher.


Teachers like to point out how important their subject is, especially by telling you how much you can do once you've learned everything in the class. The problem is often these are the same teachers who don't know how to teach and expect you to be capable of way too much...

Its also weird the differences between grammatical structures of languages. Like, where verbs go relative to the noun they describe. Or all the extra agreement work you have to do in other languages; do you want to use "the (male)", "the (female)", or "the (plural)"?

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French (Je l'entends, mais je ne sais pas beaucoup d'il et je n'aime pas parler-là aussi.)


Without using a translator....
I (something), badly(?) I don't know very much (something that looks like 'he') and I don't like to speak it as well.


Have you gone over direct and indirect object pronouns?
I tried to say, "I understand it, but I don't know very much of it, and I don't like to speak it as well."

"Il" can also mean "it" in a sense.
"mais" means "but"
the verb "entendre" means "to understand"

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Well, if you know both English and Spanish, it becomes much more easier to learn French because of all of the conjugates that are in the language.


We have a bilingual Spanish and English speaker in our French class, and he's breezing through it like it's nothing.


I am too, in a sense...sadly, I need more practice remembering the vocabulary!!! I can remember the grammar, the verbs, the tenses, and the conjugations, but not the vocabulary!...but that's where conjugates come in!

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English is my native tongue. But I did take Japanese last year and I really want to learn Polish.

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I have the best english grammar and vocabulary in my class but have moved around schools and didn't have enough time to learn the multiple languages. Spanish, Japanese, Indonesian, and now chinese. I liked Jap the best.


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I speak English, and some German. Not a whole lot, but I could get by better then a tourist.

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I think its weird German isn't often taught in American schools, considering English is a Germanic language.

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It's probably our third most taught foreign language, and it makes sense for it to be less taught than Spanish and French, since between English, Spanish and French you pretty much have the entire supercontinent covered, minus Brazil.

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It's probably our third most taught foreign language, and it makes sense for it to be less taught than Spanish and French, since between English, Spanish and French you pretty much have the entire supercontinent covered, minus Brazil.

But Spanish and Portugese are close, so you could count Brazil in. Oh, and you forgot Antartica.

Who wants to bet that Antartica has land under its glaciers?

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It does.

But Brazil is so far away and German is still useful in Europe, so German gets priority over Portuguese most of the time.

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German is still useful here. There are minority German populations all over North and South America.


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