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Banner Thread Student 09/18/2019 (Wed) 23:12:05 ID: c703c4 No.38 [Reply]
Got any ideas for a good one? Help me make this board a little more colorful!
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>>579 Not at all
Thanks to allwavingflags.blogspot.com for these cool assets!
>>584 Very nice

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Journal Rikki Board owner 12/06/2021 (Mon) 20:14:30 ID: e80b31 No.557 [Reply]
ITT, share your language-learning stories and experiences. What language are you learning and why?
>>557 Spanish because I was bored also I use to have some of friends that spoke spanish, I feel like I have good grasp in language. don't if I should learn another one and what would the purpose of learning a third one.
>>578 How do you like Spanish? Have you been to a spanish speaking country?

Du kannst nicht Deutsch lernen Student 09/17/2019 (Tue) 21:46:40 ID: 14e499 No.30 [Reply]
Thread dedicated to the German language

German With Ease
>What we need
Sites and resources to help newcomers learn the language

Also, I do apologize for the lack of stuff, I'm trying to make the board more colorful but just bear with me for a while longer.
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>>564 I'm using "southern" more in a vague geographical sense and am including places like Rhineland-Palatinate. The regions with actual High German dialects do seem the most interesting to me though. I don't really care about being seen as an actual German (since I'm not one in terms of upbringing and only partially one genetically) but I just want to do it out of courtesy for the people around me, Speaking enough Standard German to get by seems better than not knowing the language at all.
>>569 Alright, still seems like a good idea to pick up a few regional words at least. Every part of Germany has its own little nuances in the language. ,And really if you came to a place like Switzerland or rural Bavaria speaking High German, you may as well be speaking English.
>>562 Sag' doch mal was auf deutsch.
>>30 Was geht denn hier ab? > Du kannst nicht Deutsch lernen Wenn wir sowieso nicht Deutsch lernen könne, warum hast du überhaupt diesen Faden pfostiert? "pfostieren" ist eigentlich kein richtiger Begriff, den Menschen wirklich im echten Leben benutzen. Ich benutze ihn bloß, weil ich ihn lustig finde. Darum geht es hier doch in erster Linie, oder?
>>419 >Alright, still seems like a good idea to pick up a few regional words at least. Absolutely. I'd like to have a good base to build upon at some point. >And really if you came to a place like Switzerland or rural Bavaria speaking High German, you may as well be speaking English. But isn't a certain amount of Standard German knowledge inescapable for people all over Germany nowadays? I read that even people even in the middle of nowhere nowadays know it due to to the media and the school curriculum. >>571 Mein Deutsch ist nicht so gut, weil Ich sehr faul bin. Ich habe es 3 oder 4 Jahre in der Schule gelernt, aber es war nicht genug fuer mich zu die Sprache richtig lernen.

Q&A Thread Rikki Board owner 12/06/2021 (Mon) 19:35:08 ID: 48c86c No.550 [Reply] [Last]
Ask and answer any questions about learning languages in this thread.
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>>518 libgen if you can't connect to it, change your dns
>>519 thank you!!!
thank you!!!
>>208 >when you learn Japanese and by the time you have a good command of it you don't even like anime or games anymore I know that feel
>>208 You should probably just see it as a way to learn even more things though

Вы не можете выучить русский язык Student 09/15/2019 (Sun) 21:54:28 ID: 285982 No.21 [Reply]
Thread dedicated to the Russian language

Russian With Ease
>What we need
Sites and resources to help newcomers learn the language
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>>412 Oh, well I feel dumb. Thank you.
I dont think mega link works anymore or is it me ?
For beginner i found this to be a good video for learning the alphabet https://y.com.cm/m8NXjc5tcyc

Student 09/12/2019 (Thu) 12:42:01 ID: f6757e No.5 [Reply]
What languages are you learning? Italian here, I've been at it for about two years.
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>>7 >before wondering why the hell the Japanese of old couldn't have come up with a better way to write their language. kanji + kana is the only sane way to write Japanese because in the Japanese language there a lot of words that sound the same but have different meanings and kanji. >>269 good post
Arabic is my first, English second, and my German is fine. I was doing Latin, sadly lost track due to time constraints.
>>450 o lord my vpn lol. sorry to doublepost
>>5 I love everything about romance languages, I've learned to speak a few, Italian, French, Portoguese, but i'm still learning and refining my fluence
I've been learning German on and off since my teenage years. I took years' worth of classes when I was in school but kind of lost interest when it began requiring more effort and other people were catching up to my ability. I got a Lingodeer lifetime account a while ago and used it to learn some Japanese (which I've since mostly forgotten) and have been using it occasionally to brush up on my German. I'd like to at least get to the point where I can converse without sounding stupid. I'd possibly like to learn some Latin and Czech if Lingodeer would add options for those eventually. I never found Duolingo all that helpful. >>533 If I learned a Romance language, it would be Portuguese. I don't know why, but it seems interesting to compared to the others.

Practice & Challenge Thread Student 10/16/2021 (Sat) 08:50:41 ID: 594c58 No.526 [Reply]
Complete challenges and make up your own. Here are some I made up. Pick any of the following: Easy: 1. Translate the following sentences: I shower in the morning. I eat breakfast. The cat is under the table. 2. Introduce yourself (you can make something up). 3. Why are you learning your language? Medium: 1. Describe your home and what's in it. 2. Describe your daily routine.

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Easy: 1) sentences >I shower in the morning. أسْتَحِمُّ في الصَباح >I eat breakfast. أَكُلُ الفُطُور >The cat is under the table. القِطَّة تَحْتَ الطَّاوِلَة 2) fictional introduction إسمي يعقوب أنا من القمري أسكن في القاهرة عمري ثلاثين سنة أنا أعمل كمحامي 3)

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2) Home description أسكن في شقة مفرشة. في شقتي مطبخ، حمّام، وغرفتان: غرفة النوم وغرفة الجلوس. مطبخي سغيرة. لست فيها فرنً، لذلك لا أستطيع أن أخبز شيءً عندي في شقتي شرفة، آكل فيها. 3) Routine أستيقظ في الصباح. ألبس ملابسي وأحضّر القهوة. آكل الفطور، ثم أدخل الحمّام لأنظف أسناني. بعد ذلك آخذ حقيبتي وأخرج من البيت. أركب سيارتي وأقاد إلى الجامعة. أنا في الدارس إلى ظهر، ثم آكل الغذاء وأعود إلى الدارس. في المساء أرجع إلى بيتي، أكتب الواجب، وأسترخي حتّى أنام.
>>526 this is a nice thread please do more

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English Learning and Skills Refining Student 09/15/2019 (Sun) 11:00:46 ID: 6d73fe No.16 [Reply]
It has come to my attention that many (myself included) are not Anglosphere natives. As such, it would make perfect sense having a thread dedicated to perfecting English as a second language.

Empty at the moment, will be updated
>What we need
Sites and resources to help foreigners learn the language
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>>475 I don't wanna sound like a jerk but the harsh reality is that you just gotta read more of them.
>>474 >French book uh I don't understand frog symbolism.
>>475 Is your issue linguistic or methodical? I used the method described in this paper with great success, it helped me a lot. In general, attending or watching a course on research design will also help in demystifying a lot papers. For the terminology of specific fields if you are lucky you can find encyclopedias, otherwise you will need to pick it up like >>476 recommends. My impression was that even native speakers struggle with scientific papers, it's a very specific form of text.
>>484 I cannot understand the words. This happens with my native language too, but i remember being able to understand a scientific paper in both languages.
>>490 Technical terms? That's hard as every field has its own vocabulary, sometimes even reusing terms from other fields to mean something completely unrelated. If you study the field, you should pick it up naturally. E.g., an introductory course will explain a great deal of the most common technical terms. Otherwise, I recommend trying to find an encyclopedia (just search for "encyclopedia of" + field name, for example if you want to read papers about birds, "encyclopedia of ornithology") and searching the web a lot.

Linguistics books thread Student 08/25/2020 (Tue) 11:08:27 ID: 998b36 No.328 [Reply]
Place to discuss books dedicated to the science and art behind linguistics. Books to get started: >The Language Instinct (Pinker) >Symbolic Species (Deacon) >Lost Languages (Robinson) >An Introduction To Language (Fromkin, Rodman, Hyams) Feel free to ask for recommendations or leave suggestions.
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im so eager to know alot of languages...
how popular is this board
>>438 very >>440 Not very
>>440 We don't get many users posting stuff here, but I see a lot of people watching the /icup/ matches rooting for /lang/. Perhaps it needs more content?
Any books on psycholinguistics and/or languages?

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Tú no puedes aprender el español Student 07/16/2020 (Thu) 05:30:14 ID: 3dc1e8 No.266 [Reply]
This thread is dedicated to learning the Spanish Language >Resources A lot of these are placeholders until we get some better suited purpose; please suggest any other resources you use or know about. >Flash cards https://apps.ankiweb.net/ - if you don't already have it, download anki for your flashcards. You can search through user generated, premade decks here https://ankiweb.net/shared/decks/spanish, but you can also create your own as you go along a different program >Dictionaries https://www.spanishdict.com/ - a multi-use tool for Spanish. Includes a fairly sized dictionary with pronunciation, a conjugation tool for verbs, and grammar lessons with quizes. It also has forums hidden away at https://www.spanishdict.com/answers https://www.wordreference.com/es/translation.asp - another dictionary that is slightly more expansive. It also has a conjugation tool and forums as well. It has more pronunciation and conjugation information for dialects outside of Castilian and than Spanishdict. https://www.wiktionary.org/ - an open source multilingual dictionary. In theory this is a resource for any language, but it is particularly good for learning Spanish. It has a lot of Spanish words, including obscure ones, and offers more information on dialectical differences in vocabulary than anywhere else. It also has a conjugation tool for verbs, and organizes them into conjugation classes well. >Learning resources https://studyspanish.com/ - Has a payed program, but offers almost everything besides some practice exercises for free on the website. It has a series of pronunciation lessons, grammar lessons, and vocabulary sets. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spanish_phonology & https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spanish_orthography pages containing detailed but technical descriptions of spanish pronunciation and writing. Not targeted to learners in the slightest, but very informative if you can undestand them. >What we need <More additional comprehensive learning resources, such as textbooks <Reading and listening material

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>>266 >Dictionaries you forgot the one to rule them all: the Real Academia Española one. the (RAE) is like the central institution that everybody looks up to when it's about language, either in Spain or in the Americas. It has the most complete dictionary out there, with thorough definitions of the words actual and historical meanings. The go to dictionary when reading, and I would recommend every intermediate or advanced anon to use it. It also has the etymology and conjugation of words. And it has a phone app. https://dle.rae.es/diccionario >Reading and listening material >cine https://www.elcohetealaluna.com/archivo-de-peliculas/ https://www.pelispedia.de/ https://cuevana3.io/ >subtítulos https://subadictos.net/ https://www.subdivx.com/ >libros https://www.gratislibros.com.ar/ https://lectulandia.me/ https://planetalibro.net/

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>>427 The 'f' in "Afganistán" vs the 'b' in "subgrupo" The 'z' in "jazmín" vs the 'd' in "admisión" The 'j' in "ajamalina" vs the 'g' in "fragmentario"
>>428 ajmalina*
>>428 >>429 yeah I can definitely hear the difference in all of them. must be something u get with listening practice
>>425 >>428 bit late but I'll reply. I do hear the difference, especially in the first case. However, it's not that weird to hear the d in "admisión" pronounced as a z, same thing goes for the g in "fragmentario", you'll hear it often pronounced as j.

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