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pimsleur is fucking boring by Martin Trotdock - Mon, 07 Jul 2014 19:43:23 EST ID:3xDq++i+ No.11521 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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I've been trying to teach myself Russian for about 6 months now. I figured I'd do it the same way I did spanish (finish rosetta stone, then read the news with the help of google translate, then watch movies I know well dubbed in it), but that hasn't worked out, either because the alphabet kind of slows things down or because it doesn't share as much vocabulary as English (thank you Roman Empire).

So I'm thinking I'll just brute force it with Pimsleur. Problem is, Pimsleur is boring as fuck. Is there anything I can do while Pimsleuring that can keep me from falling asleep without distracting me too much? Whoever can solve this problem wins a slice of Ukraine.
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George Bungerham - Sat, 17 Jun 2017 21:49:34 EST ID:7fstVr4m No.12822 Ignore Report Quick Reply
listen while watching russian porn
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George Bungerham - Sat, 17 Jun 2017 21:49:35 EST ID:7fstVr4m No.12823 Ignore Report Quick Reply
listen while watching russian porn
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nick bick !W76cpN/rSs - Tue, 27 Jun 2017 13:07:50 EST ID:9N+VDvBs No.12827 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>11521
The russian alphabet is easy for me but i cannot get down tenses or conjugation
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nick bick !W76cpN/rSs - Tue, 27 Jun 2017 13:08:33 EST ID:9N+VDvBs No.12828 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>11538
I love him and also Alexander Rosenbaum
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nick bick !W76cpN/rSs - Tue, 27 Jun 2017 13:09:28 EST ID:9N+VDvBs No.12829 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>12451
I will be your pen pal


Looking for a word by Lydia Pittfield - Sat, 30 Jul 2016 01:02:03 EST ID:yc0TRzwz No.12613 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Google produces no results, and I'm looking for a specific english word for a story I'm doing. it'l most likely have the suffix of "cide"

What I'm looking for is the word that refers to the killing of an entire family. Wiping them out. Sons, daughters, aunts, everyone in that family that shares that last name so that bloodline would never continue. Would it be Genocide? I thought that word only applied to the killing of an entire race.
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Sidney Dovinghood - Fri, 17 Feb 2017 17:50:40 EST ID:CZwd32E4 No.12743 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>12699
Geneicide
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Edward Cremmlekotch - Sun, 26 Feb 2017 23:12:33 EST ID:9KF7/Gdy No.12789 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>12667
well, you're just "lost".
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David Gocklefuck - Fri, 03 Mar 2017 21:39:07 EST ID:ZJoLioYR No.12791 Ignore Report Quick Reply
We had a vocab thread a while back, and someone used a word for "the warmth from the sun on a cool day". Anyone remember that one?
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Polly Ponderchan - Fri, 26 May 2017 21:25:21 EST ID:6ok89Rdd No.12815 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>12613
This was posted almost a year ago, but...
I think the word suffix would be -machy (like the centauromachy, or tauromachy), so kinmachy perhaps?
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Charlie of the Chans !!kWjRhGF5 - Tue, 06 Jun 2017 19:58:36 EST ID:bqvF7HID No.12819 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>12667
Maybe the beginnings of Creutzfeldt-Jacob?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Creutzfeldt%E2%80%93Jakob_disease


Mandarin music? by hodeedo - Wed, 18 Jul 2012 18:30:15 EST ID:QpPIe/nL No.7196 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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I require music in Chinese. MANDARIN please for the love of God. I find most Canto music is better, but Canto is not what I'm learning :/ Preferably not pop music, its all I ever seem to be able to find.

Is there anything more new-wavey, like Neon Indian, or alternative? Lo-fi beach pop like The Raveonettes or Best Coast, rap, whatever, just.. nothing that's going to remind me of N*SYNC plz.

Is this kind of like asking for good movies from China? Not happening?
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Cedric Buzzdale - Tue, 23 Aug 2016 20:31:05 EST ID:vAYFLULp No.12648 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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How has no one posted MC HotDog yet?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BGmROzNJ-dk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZQ8mn5fS5_M
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Polly Fuddleshaw - Mon, 17 Oct 2016 21:35:08 EST ID:W3n1K4f3 No.12683 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>8795
Thanks, wow
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Sidney Hunkinfurk - Wed, 02 Nov 2016 15:56:54 EST ID:FjAbvXN/ No.12701 Ignore Report Quick Reply
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=piNgOdC1BBU

Lyrics are from some Daoist text. Try to ignore the anime crap the uploader added.

As an aside, Christopher Tin is pretty great for polyglots in general.
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Reuben Drullerbet - Sat, 08 Apr 2017 02:28:03 EST ID:6nLLf+6S No.12800 Ignore Report Quick Reply
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7q2DrrQ33OQ

Zebra zebra
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Reuben Cinnerworth - Sun, 28 May 2017 18:21:36 EST ID:bzPhCF/J No.12816 Ignore Report Quick Reply
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4_o47Gs6DQ0

some real old school shit


smoke weed everyday in other languages by Fucking Favingpodge - Thu, 28 Mar 2013 20:34:17 EST ID:ORtpm4VC No.9025 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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毎日マリファナをすう!
(mainichi marifana o suu~)
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Ernest Pockwill - Sun, 19 Mar 2017 13:36:30 EST ID:Tt4QsqPp No.12795 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>9027
>>9025
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OPBkGQLUPcU
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northeast indian - Fri, 24 Mar 2017 23:07:17 EST ID:Y/6xwwJi No.12796 Ignore Report Quick Reply
bhang dardey, modar quay
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Frederick Blackworth - Sat, 25 Mar 2017 20:54:39 EST ID:Tt4QsqPp No.12798 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>12796
Hindi?
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Shitting Chibberlock - Sun, 09 Apr 2017 09:09:00 EST ID:O3/U+ilN No.12801 Ignore Report Quick Reply
κάπνιζε φούντα κάθε μέρα
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Priscilla Bardspear - Fri, 28 Apr 2017 08:23:38 EST ID:dr9JF6EZ No.12810 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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PÉNIS PARTOUT


Change my accent [FR To English] by Alice Bandleshit - Sun, 14 Aug 2016 20:38:53 EST ID:c4t3ew2h No.12630 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Hey guys,

Any serious, good audiobooks about learning new accents and especially overcoming your native one?

I'm French and although I try as much as I can to sound 'American' (i.e. basically some blend of what I heard and learnt), there's always that small French accent residue coming back that I really want to get rid of.

Currently it's really not bad at all, or so people tell me. But my true desire is to make it -almost- impossible to tell by -most- people.

I feel I'm jumping ahead here but I'd also love to be versatile and have more than that 'Standard American' accent I was talking about. I'd love to do a Boston accent, some New-Yorkers one, some ebonics, etc.

PS. Just in case, the reason I ask you this is because I'd love to do voice over work in America (I realize the chances are slim, but oh well). But it's hard to believe in when you transpire even a faint of the French accent.

One last random question: Is it me or do impoverished black people from the West Coast sound almost the same as those from the East Coast? Maybe I don't have the ear for that, but I always saw a big resemblance when I would listen to them talk.

Anyway I'm talking way too much now. I just really want to perfect my accent. Really, really badly.
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Fanny Cummleforth - Sat, 10 Sep 2016 14:18:09 EST ID:nfM/QbD0 No.12659 Ignore Report Quick Reply
OP, you should look into the dialects spoken around New Orleans, Louisiana. They would likely fit with your native french tongue and the whole creole/cajun environment is one that is often used in scenes requiring voice over.
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Cedric Lightlock - Sat, 18 Feb 2017 02:05:31 EST ID:mlSne5jo No.12744 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>12643
This and CFT's list of accents are considered the friendliest of all the state's.
I'd love if every foreigner learned this accent. 'be a lot less asshole foreigners then.

Then again, I'm definitely biased as are we all.
Now the northeastern accent of influential white-folk on the other hand...
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David Gocklefuck - Fri, 03 Mar 2017 21:41:29 EST ID:ZJoLioYR No.12792 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I heard french people's mouths get permanently reshaped by all those nasal vowels. It may be impossible bub
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Rebecca Billingway - Mon, 17 Apr 2017 13:47:51 EST ID:Rr05TByP No.12805 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>12630
Intonation is what will tell people if you are French or not, that is easier to fix than perfecting how you pronounce all the words as well as the spaces between them (e.g. He's a cat = he ZA cat. .. I can't think of proper examples now but there are places where Zs just appear out of no where)

Anyway this will be useful to you to practice individual words and their sounds:
manythings.org/pp/

and this will be useful for you to look up the pronunciation of words (recordings by natives):
forvo.com

Make sure you know the IPA, and make sure you get an American version not a British one.
Then practice every day, talk to yourself a lot, be a perfectionist about making each word sound as similar as your ear will let it sound.

Learning as an adult and not a child, you'll always have a bit of an accent, but you can make it almost inaudible with loads of work.
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Edward Soshstock - Fri, 21 Apr 2017 08:29:36 EST ID:cddIAxeE No.12808 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Here's a book : A Practical Introduction to Phonetics by JC Catford

https://www.amazon.com/Practical-Introduction-Phonetics-Textbooks-Linguistics/dp/0199246351

It teaches you to pronounce a great range of vowels and consonants so you can get very conscious of your accent and change it deliberately.



Death of Sex by Mr. Mister - Sat, 25 Feb 2017 23:45:39 EST ID:aJOvpW6s No.12787 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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I'm looking for a word that would connotate the deletion, destruction, demise of the the concept of Sexuality, aesthetically, either through the suffixes '-cide,' or '-phagy;' or transformed as to be more easily used with '-phagus.'
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Hannah Pebberspear - Thu, 09 Mar 2017 16:53:34 EST ID:OjXvSxyu No.12793 Ignore Report Quick Reply
sexusenduscide?
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Ebenezer Lightwater - Fri, 24 Mar 2017 23:09:16 EST ID:Y/6xwwJi No.12797 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>12788
that more seems to suggest death BY sex
not a bad way to go, but somewhat innaccurate
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Graham Daddlebanks - Tue, 11 Apr 2017 00:45:19 EST ID:TkO24V91 No.12802 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>12787
Eroticism?
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Graham Daddlebanks - Tue, 11 Apr 2017 00:47:19 EST ID:TkO24V91 No.12803 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>12802
Damn auto-correct and failure to proofread. Eroticide?
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Simon Senderhedging - Sat, 15 Apr 2017 01:57:09 EST ID:FjAbvXN/ No.12804 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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DICKS EVERYWHERE


learning fast by Jarvis Fiblingwill - Sat, 29 Oct 2016 17:18:43 EST ID:ab2kpKVs No.12697 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Never learned a new language before. Want to be atleast somewhat conversational in Spanish in ~2 months. I'd say this should be realistic as long I'm willing to devote some serious time to it right?

What would be the best methods/resources (preferably free) out there to study? Looking for somewhere to start.
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Graham Bandlesuck - Fri, 11 Nov 2016 12:15:02 EST ID:Z50DQ37b No.12708 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Probably similar to Emma Pockwell's posts here:

https://boards.420chan.org/lang/res/12675.php
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Betsy Crunnerville - Fri, 11 Nov 2016 19:18:53 EST ID:NZmMur/5 No.12709 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>12697
https://sites.google.com/site/learnspanishdirectory1/

Use as many methods as possible so as not to get bored. Make sure to study at your level though, sometimes people think they will advance faster by studying advanced stuff.... they don't.
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theawsu - Wed, 15 Feb 2017 12:38:56 EST ID:1cHaoIW+ No.12742 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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I can't lie, the BBC languages website has a pretty neat webseries called 'Mi Vida Loca' that I used to watch the shit out of when I did year 7 Spanish. It's got a lot of useful stuff in it.


Learning hindi by Clara Crengertot - Sun, 05 Feb 2017 20:02:52 EST ID:AjDaCfIo No.12739 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Anyone here have any suggestions for learning hindi? Best methods, resources, etc. There seems to be less out there for learning hindi than other languages, but it doesn't seem all that much harder than any other indo-european language.
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Fucking Lightwater - Tue, 07 Feb 2017 11:21:48 EST ID:RuuXFgpg No.12740 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>12739
http://www.memrise.com/courses/english/hindi/


Going to western Poland - what languages are acceptable? by Michael Mickelburgh - Thu, 08 Dec 2016 19:57:10 EST ID:/Su9xYY4 No.12727 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Ok, so I'm off to Poland from the UK in a few weeks, for the first time ever - Wroclaw to be exact - and at first I was planning to use it as a gateway to Berlin, my ultimate destination for NYE, due to cheap flights and coach fares, but I had a quick browse of some pics and a read of the wiki page and it seems like quite a nice place in itself.

So I've decided to hang out there for a day or two first, and possibly even spend NYE there instead, mainly because Berlin, while fun, will be super expensive and likely full of hipstery tourists... So I've started having a look at Polish.

The language is brand new to me, but I have a good grasp of German, and a higher than average level of English; I also know a little French and Spanish. I am planning to learn Polish anyway, as I'm planning to explore Poland more in the coming year, but didn't expect to be staying there this soon - I did have an idea that I could maybe get by with German in the west, maybe not so much further east, but a friend who's just returned from travelling around the Krakow area (south central) advised me not to bother with German at all, and just use English and Polish...

So now I'm a little confused, and there's no way I can learn enough Polish between now and NYE to be confident enough to try using it when I go then.

Any thoughts / advice?
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Terrence Hoffmann - Sat, 17 Dec 2016 16:49:37 EST ID:IUvvhsfo No.12728 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>12727

Fuck this board is slow...
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Oliver Mirrytit - Thu, 12 Jan 2017 09:42:02 EST ID:VsaRwmTc No.12734 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Poland is something like 99% ethnic Polish, there are almost no Germans. Poles speak Polish. You're confused because you're completely uninformed and think with political map colors instead of facts. Soviets booted out Germans from what is now Western Poland. Earlier Germans antagonized Poles with their expansionism and kulturkampf. There is no reason at all for German to be used in Western Poland.
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Augustus Fopperchudge - Mon, 30 Jan 2017 13:51:57 EST ID:A5EX172g No.12737 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>12734
Well, when I was in Poland there was the odd person in the west who did indeed spoke German, much better than English. Though from my experience there are very few people who speak either German or English and you'll just have to get by.

You'll be fine OP. Poles are fun, enthusiastic people who will make the effort to communicate with you despite the barrier.
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Augustus Fopperchudge - Mon, 30 Jan 2017 13:54:25 EST ID:A5EX172g No.12738 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>12737
lol... didn't realise your OP was 2 months ago. Man this board has gotten reeeeeeeally slow.


Learning German by Ebenezer Sishridge - Tue, 11 Oct 2016 20:18:10 EST ID:S+cf3bfL No.12675 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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So basically I've spent the past 24 years of my life never planning anything or putting any real effort towards anything I've done. I scraped by a university degree in a subject I will never get a job in and I've been consistantly underemployed in shitty jobs while living at home with my parents and masturbating constantly.

At the beginning of the year I went on holiday to Berlin and had the time of my life. Since then I had 2 cups of coffee one morning and basically planned out the next 6 years of my life. I wont bore you with the details but the most important part is that I will be moving to Berlin after my brothers wedding in May next year. This gives me 9 months to save up as much money as possible and, more importantly for this board, learn as much German as I possibly can.

The last language I learned was French. I remember making fun of the teacher by asking her if she "got lucky" because she came in wearing the same clothes 2 days in a row. I do not remember anything else.

Obviously the deciding factor in all of this will be my own discipline and work ethic, but I've come to 420chan for just about every major thing in my life since I was 16 and like hell am I going to stop now. Does anyone have any helpful links/stories/tips/anything-at-all they can give me about learning German?
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Emma Pockwell - Fri, 11 Nov 2016 12:04:48 EST ID:uEpWFA1y No.12707 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>12706

Just remembered - apparently if you're planning to immigrate to Germany, which I am, the government offer free courses - havent really looked into that yet though, I want to actually move here first

Also there's a European standard of language skills, from A - C, with C2 (I think) being complete fluency - there are a few websites you can test yourself on for free - I've managed to get to B1, pretty much the minimum standard to live and work here, in just a few months

nb
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Betsy Crunnerville - Fri, 11 Nov 2016 19:20:20 EST ID:NZmMur/5 No.12710 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>12707
any test that does not have a speaking and writing component will not give you an accurate gage of your level.
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Nathaniel Gorryspear - Wed, 28 Dec 2016 13:46:22 EST ID:ZGFxMxgk No.12730 Ignore Report Quick Reply
holy fuck you guys are great at supplying absolutely nothing and ignoring OP
babaum.com I use to memorise nouns and verbs
clozemaster.com for after you've been studying for a while
duolingo.com is beginners heaven
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLKkDjgBOPjWFUZUlX9n11X4w5QctOQQZG german movies
Youtube channels
slow german, Get germanized, bookbox german, deutsch für euch, Heidi oficial

I reccommend keeping a notebook to write down words zou dont know and translate
Google Translate is onlz good for some individual words, otherwise it's pretty much shit.
tatoeba.org for sentences, I haven't used it so I don't know if its good or not
bab.la another one I haven't really used

good luck
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Nathaniel Gorryspear - Wed, 28 Dec 2016 13:47:15 EST ID:ZGFxMxgk No.12731 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>12730
babadum.com I meant
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Albert Hosslebanks - Thu, 26 Jan 2017 02:59:05 EST ID:49sOThSC No.12736 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Ive been doing 10 minutes of duolingo a day for 2 years on german, and I visited austria the other month ago, and while it isnt german, they genuinely thought I was from Germany to some extent because of how I spoke it

let that settle in


Sticking my Foot in the Dutch Kiddie Pool by Nell Muttingworth - Thu, 22 Dec 2016 21:22:22 EST ID:RH+DJ+MI No.12729 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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So I have duolingo to practice my French. Im not horrible and Im not great. Im getting better as I have regular conversation in the language. My goal is to live in Quebec for awhile since its bilingual.

But I have an interest in learning Swedish,Dutch and German since I may also desire to go those places. I know all three have similarities and differences. Though I am unsure of how great those differences are. I've messed around with German before and it seems like something I could pick up. I just tried Dutch and its like a different universe I've heard it on some TV shows and movies and its sort of weird even compared to Swedish.

Do you guys have any advise suggestions or questions?
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Frederick Gucklestone - Fri, 06 Jan 2017 00:02:11 EST ID:yrO7zLOv No.12732 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>12729
Just so you know, despite the presence of a large number of anglophones in Montreal and some other areas, Quebec is not in fact bilingual. Quebec is technically monolingual with the official language being French (Quebecois).
New Brunswick is the only officially bilingual province in Canada.


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