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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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Eugene Chimmlewater - Fri, 11 Sep 2015 14:19:33 EST ID:dk0N0jDD No.12406 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I am rather enjoying Spring and Autumn band at the minute
Fucking Mittingway - Tue, 15 Sep 2015 16:19:58 EST ID:s5Z8gTO/ No.12413 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Did you just say there's no good movies from China...? Was that supposed to be a joke...? Or do you just not like movies in general?
CrazyFolksTribe !owU3wSU682 - Sat, 19 Sep 2015 21:54:20 EST ID:HhdBaX5r No.12415 Ignore Report Quick Reply
He didn't just say it; he said it over three years ago.
Jarvis Songercocke - Wed, 30 Sep 2015 00:21:14 EST ID:zXhKEBxR No.12431 Ignore Report Quick Reply
i like the whole di-da-di album as well as all musik from coco lee
John Napperson - Sun, 25 Oct 2015 18:41:14 EST ID:zXhKEBxR No.12457 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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there was a glam rock band i really liked in high school called Silver Ash

any reason you don't like pop music? Wen Lee Coco and Faye Wong are really cozy pop singers of the 90s-00's . maybe today too but i haven't listened to chinese music in a long time :(

Japanese - The Turbo Weeb Edition - Plebs Not Welcome by Basil Drublinghick - Sun, 18 Oct 2015 18:19:12 EST ID:d3OhqFqv No.12449 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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ゲート 自衛隊 彼の地にて、斯く戦えり

I want the Miko. She's mine and you can't have her.

Learning from movies and music by Shit Clopperfuck - Thu, 15 Oct 2015 01:40:24 EST ID:YZg+4Mfi No.12442 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Sup /lang/. Anyone learn a language from a bunch of movies and music alone?

I've personally been trying to learn French for forever basically but am still a beginner. Took classes in elementary school for 5 years, 2 more in high school, Tried Rosetta stone, Tell me more, Duolingo - but I'm still not comfortable enough to call myself even intermediate at French. Running out of options I feel, short of moving to France. Will binge watching French movies give me the results I need?
Reuben Snodwater - Fri, 16 Oct 2015 00:07:41 EST ID:wYcLwU7T No.12443 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I have not learned much French but in my personal experience learning Spanish and Portuguese there isn't a whole lot of a benefit from watching film/tv in the target language unless you are already at a somewhat conversational level or if you are using it as a supplement to rigorous study. I suppose for French it may be different as there is a decent amount less regional variation. The complication with Portuguese and especially Spanish is that there are several nations/regions of the world that have them as their native language and with that comes a LOT of vocabulary and vernacular variation and not a lot of easily accessible content demonstrating that variation from each area. This might not be such a great complication with French especially since most French film is most likely shot in France. There may be a decent amount from Quebec as well but I imagine (haven't looked into it) that most of it would be in English anyway. So I would say it certainly is not a waste of time but be aware of the origin of each film and the individual speakers within them. Also, as I said, make sure to use this method as more of a supplement than an actual learning tool. If nothing else, it can be really fun to hear lines in movies and realize that you understand it. Watching certain things multiple times will be your best source of benefit in that endeavor.
Shit Bunford - Sat, 17 Oct 2015 02:28:53 EST ID:q+hHbSuJ No.12445 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I speak french after having studied it in an academic setting for over 5 years now. The best way to learn is to be forced to speak a language. I had a tutor who would basically grill me one on one until I could converse properly. Watching movies is neither here nor there and will probably way too hard until you are very proficient. You could try watching the news at tv5monde or something like that and seeing how much you can catch of it. Id hit up the Alliance française in ur area or a french club and aee if you cant work something out that way. Bonne chance!
Cornelius Siddlehun - Sun, 18 Oct 2015 02:04:49 EST ID:+ljNm6+d No.12447 Ignore Report Quick Reply
When people talk about how they learned a language by watching TV, they were watching hours of the stuff every day and weren't multi tasking. I think a more reasonable way to use films as an adult is to find things you really like, cool characters or interesting monologues, and imitate what you see. Speaking of imitation, I've been told that weeaboos who learn by watching anime sound like girls to native speakers on account of the anime voices, so be mindful of what you're imitating.

And you don't have to move to France to speak to a French speaker. You're on the Internet for fuck's sake.

Thread de Português - /high/ pt-BR by Lydia Weffinghock - Mon, 17 Aug 2015 09:48:13 EST ID:W+1qTxqa No.12370 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Vamos estacionar por aqui, quem quiser praticar um pouco de português, seja bem-vindo! Quem for do brasil e quiser trocar umas idEias, vamos conversando!
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Phyllis Neddlefield - Wed, 19 Aug 2015 17:27:49 EST ID:/FyL/YY+ No.12375 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Porque não uma Thread no stormfront? Acho mais simples e mais parecido com o que estamos usando no dia a dia.
Ebenezer Buzzwell - Thu, 20 Aug 2015 03:39:05 EST ID:R9D+AS1X No.12376 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Pra mim aqui está bom.

Acho que dá pra conversamos sobre algumas coisas proibidas no 55, como lugares onde vendem.
Wesley Blenkinback - Thu, 20 Aug 2015 07:54:14 EST ID:z3y1V2LB No.12377 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Você E um fodendo gênio, anãozinho.
Eu atE pediria alguma boca na minha cidade, mas acho impossível que alguEm more na cidade do churrasco de descolados.
Molly Feshkag - Thu, 01 Oct 2015 09:56:41 EST ID:gPRi6/8I No.12432 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Bump da esperança.

Also, ouvi falar que existia um certo site que enviava por correios para todo Brasil. Alguma alma caridosa sabe algo sobre?
Existe uma boca, não muito longe de casa, mas sou cagão e E dentro de uma favela.
Cornelius Dagglewill - Mon, 12 Oct 2015 09:51:11 EST ID:s4nrm+ts No.12440 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Deixa de ser frouxo, boca E em favela. Pegue um pouco dessa maconha e vá atE uma faculdade de humanas. Durante um horário da tarde que tenha poucas aulas, cole na "jamaica" do campus com um beck apertado e visualize uma roda de maconheiros que tenha cara de nerdão meio bosta. Chegue perto deles e pergunte se pode fumar junto pra não ficar parecendo um ET, eles vão aceitar e começar a te incluir na conversa. Quando eles passarem o beck pra você, fume e elogie; então, pergunte onde eles pegaram. Chances são, pra betões universitários, que eles tenham pego na pista. Tente desenrolar o contato com eles, dê mais uns rolês se necessário. Uma vez com o contato, você pode se virar pegando pedras de 25g de prensado ou haxixe/soltinho por grama (por um preço relativamente mais caro que na favela, E claro, mas tem contatos de pista atE muito bons).
Com o tempo, vá estreitando sua relação com seu contato e perguntando se ele tem coisas como MDMA e ácido, ou se conhece gente que tem. Assim você expande sua rede de contatos e a variedade de drogas disponiveis, e pode atE achar um contato melhor do que o original.
Demanda pouco trabalho e pode ser feito sem compremeter sua vida social, profissional ou acadêmica. E mais uma questão de prestar atenção em certos padrões de comportamento e frequentar lugares de maconheiragem de vez em quando.

Hawaiian by Phoebe Grimhood - Sat, 10 Oct 2015 17:35:49 EST ID:/EEYB8fM No.12436 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Does anyone speak Ōlelo Hawaiʻi?

I recently discovered the Hawaiian yodel, and need help getting the title of this wonderful song.
I've tried transcribing it, but nothing so far.

Phoebe Grimhood - Sat, 10 Oct 2015 17:36:24 EST ID:/EEYB8fM No.12437 Ignore Report Quick Reply

Forgot link:

World travel, good universal language by James Mother Fucking Randi !lwriJ94kMg - Mon, 24 Aug 2015 01:55:28 EST ID:BPbjsphl No.12379 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Hey guys, I'm planning a back packing trip starting in Europe and hopefully if i can make it far enough all the way to SE Asia.

I speak English as my native language, have an ok grasp on German but can't hold a full conversation in it and also learning Italian since that's where my trip starts and I'll be spending a good chunk of my time.

I know English is a pretty universal language, but what I want to know is what would you guys consider the second "universal language"? I want to learn a language that will cover the most bases for my travel.

Sort of an odd question I know but let me know what you think.
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Hannah Binkinchad - Mon, 28 Sep 2015 19:12:15 EST ID:s5Z8gTO/ No.12424 Ignore Report Quick Reply
For starters: A lingua franca /ˌlɪŋgwə ˈfræŋkə/[1] (Italian: [ˈliŋgwa ˈfraŋka]; plural lingua francas), also known as a bridge language, common language, trade language or vehicular language, is a language or dialect systematically (as opposed to occasionally, or casually) used to make communication possible between persons not sharing a native language or dialect, in particular when it is a third language, distinct from both native languages.[2]

Also, you're definition of educated is far too broad. If you're referring to folks with post-grad education, many do indeed have some command over enlish, if you're referring to everyone with a bachelors, then you should realise what day and age we're living in and realise that bachelor's degree's don't mean much in terms of ``education``
Hamilton Dremmerstock - Tue, 29 Sep 2015 06:57:44 EST ID:3uFkg8e9 No.12425 Ignore Report Quick Reply
This bitch did not just pull Wikipedia out on me.
I consider people educated to be people who are educated, period. It doesn't matter if people are even more educated now than they were 500 years ago. The fact is that people with bachelor's are smarter than the educated class 500 years ago for sure.
So should lingua franca only be used for the elite of any society? At that point, it really has no use for the common man. Ideally, we should have a lingua franca that's easy to learn for everyone, not just those with master degrees and PhDs.
Basil Duckfield - Tue, 29 Sep 2015 08:14:37 EST ID:i53wxx4Q No.12426 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>The fact is that people with bachelor's are smarter than the educated class 500 years ago for sure.
I'm trying to imagine a young Descrates struggling with the concept of a lingua franca like you are right now. Trying and failing.

>Ideally, we should have a lingua franca that's easy to learn for everyone, not just those with master degrees and PhDs.
Cool story. Doesn't change the fact that English is the de facto lingua franca in many contexts. Indeed, nothing you might say would ever change that.
Archie Pockcocke - Tue, 29 Sep 2015 16:18:11 EST ID:s5Z8gTO/ No.12428 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I think you're confusing lingua franca, which, again check the wikipedia definition that you so derisively ignored, with some utopic second language, a la esperanto or interlingua, that everyone would not only be taught, but mastered by everyone.

You said, and I quote ''Lingua Franca, the way its use nowadays, implies that everyone whose educated speaks it. That's not true for English.''
But that's not how it's used nowadays! That's simply how you seem to think it's used nowadays.

A lingua franca, is, simply, a goddamned bridge language. As a native french speaker myself, if I speak to, say a dutchmen, I'm gonna try and use english once I realise he doesn,t speak french. Does that mean he's guaranteed to speak it? NO. It's just the most likely language for him to be able to jabber a few intelligible phrases in.
Also, and I really don't want to get too deep into this, but just because someone's gone through the education system, by no means does it mean they`re truly educated. At best, they're certified.
Jarvis Songercocke - Wed, 30 Sep 2015 00:18:26 EST ID:zXhKEBxR No.12430 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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european travel != world travel
many people speak english and german

use hand gestures, try your best, take a travel guide for the language of each country you'll go to, and do your best

Aramaic by Clara Soppernare - Fri, 04 Sep 2015 12:18:39 EST ID:fCdRHBVS No.12390 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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So this might be a silly question, but I remember reading something by j.k. Rowling in which she says that she took "Avada kedavra" from an Aramaic spell of the same words, and that it means "let the thing be destroyed." I know it's a dead language, but does anyone here know enough of it or another similar Semitic language to back this claim up?
Cornelius Chembleshaw - Tue, 29 Sep 2015 20:17:35 EST ID:wom2ryDi No.12429 Ignore Report Quick Reply
She used obviously Abra Kadabra- It comes from Latin, Abra (habra?) Cadavera or something like that... (cadaver, body), means "open the body"

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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(mainichi marifana o suu~)
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Oliver Funkinspear - Tue, 11 Aug 2015 15:25:46 EST ID:NQ5lHSFD No.12365 Ignore Report Quick Reply
tenpo suno ali la o seli e kasi sona! (toki pona)
Phineas Habberchitch - Sun, 06 Sep 2015 01:18:32 EST ID:/hq3aXTW No.12396 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Szívj füvet minden nap (literally smoke weed every day, sounds stupid as hell in this language though)
TEpj be minden nap (literally get high every day, that's something people would actually say)
Isabella Bundleturk - Mon, 07 Sep 2015 23:00:04 EST ID:s5Z8gTO/ No.12402 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Actually, it's quotidiennement, everyday. Likewise, many newspapers are called some variation of ''Le quotidien'', literrally meaning the daily.

Incidentally if something is (as an adjective)
Quotidien(ne): it's daily
Hebdomadaire: Weekly
Mensuel(le): Monthly
Annuel(le): Annual.

You're doing great though, keep it up!
Isabella Bundleturk - Mon, 07 Sep 2015 23:01:21 EST ID:s5Z8gTO/ No.12403 Ignore Report Quick Reply
nb for double post but

Journalierement is technically correct btw, it's just far less common and rather awkward sounding.
mr. main sale - Fri, 18 Sep 2015 17:02:43 EST ID:t9qikK6r No.12414 Ignore Report Quick Reply

met's 'en

Pa son pate by Lillian Coffingtad - Thu, 10 Sep 2015 17:02:25 EST ID:nQT4OIjr No.12404 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Is Pa son pate a legitimate phrase in Laos, or is Khan a damn dirty liar?
Sophie Sazzlechod - Thu, 10 Sep 2015 20:31:43 EST ID:wTM/qFn0 No.12405 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Your options are to find someone from Laos or figure out how to write that shit in Lao script.
Reuben Pittwill - Tue, 15 Sep 2015 11:26:04 EST ID:BS8ApnSl No.12412 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Look, op, I'm fluent in Thai (which is closely related) and speak a little Lao, but that romanized shit isn't helping much. I can tell you that Pa could possibly be "fish", but it could also be 'uncle' or 'wilderness or some other things too. "Son" could be like a dozen different things, seriously. "Pate" is probably just French "pate" as in fish paste, left over from the French. Southeast Asian languages don't romanize well. Give me a youtube clip or some context and I'll try to help you.

Esperanto by Fuck Crigglegold - Sun, 25 Dec 2011 11:39:13 EST ID:X+Qx/ohQ No.5234 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Esperantistoj, venu en cxi tie!

Mi ne estas finavenkisto aux io, sed... mi amas esperanton multe. Gxi grande helpis min kiam lernanta hispanan kaj cxinan. Neniu sxajnas paroli gxin tamen. Ho ve.
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John Blirringbutch - Sun, 02 Aug 2015 16:19:55 EST ID:dyEUAL1Q No.12259 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Have some music

Esperanto Subgrunde

>punk, hardcore, thrash, compilation of bands singing in Esperanto!HRl1jCZI!N09Q_j9ujMQg2uu-gJcPo3Dmw2tF3WSvRyZelPqpJmE
noko - Fri, 07 Aug 2015 12:50:18 EST ID:ItcXqMx4 No.12302 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Duplos? Agora esse E um fio de duplos.
James Clayway - Fri, 07 Aug 2015 12:51:43 EST ID:uyEVv9RZ No.12304 Ignore Report Quick Reply
you fail
James Clayway - Fri, 07 Aug 2015 12:58:55 EST ID:uyEVv9RZ No.12313 Ignore Report Quick Reply
aprenda conmigo
Eliza Niggerspear - Sat, 05 Sep 2015 15:29:42 EST ID:3uFkg8e9 No.12394 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Suĉu mian kacon*

Suĉi-To Suck
-U=Impertive ending
mian kacon-my dick(accusiave)

A few questions by Martin Cannerlidge - Sat, 29 Aug 2015 15:03:25 EST ID:zsEffVCD No.12385 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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How much of one language should I know before I start learning another? I'm a native English speaker, I've take three university semesters of Spanish, and won't be studying Spanish in an academic setting anymore, but would like to continue building on my Spanish and also start learning Punjabi (as well as the Gurmukhi alphabet).

I realize that obviously working on two languages will mean I'll learn each of the two more slowly because I'll be spending less time on it, but if I really want to learn both, is there a viable way to do it? Have I learned enough Spanish that I'm unlikely to mix the two languages up when speaking?

What do you recommend in this regard?

Also, resources for Spanish are everywhere. Any recommended resources for Punjabi?
Caroline Chabberchidge - Thu, 03 Sep 2015 08:09:33 EST ID:LBC5HbuN No.12388 Ignore Report Quick Reply
There is no hard and fast rule. Everyone is different.

>Any recommended resources for Punjabi?

Ask your local Hindu temple.

I wanna learn a new language. by Koshka - Wed, 23 Oct 2013 17:55:20 EST ID:8Pq3Puce No.10102 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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I really don't care if I ever use it. I want to learn a new, less common language.
Here are my stipulations:
It has to have an alphabet. It can't be like Chinese or Japanese where you learn 100s of symbols, stroke counts, and pronunciations.
I was looking at Tamil or Balinese, but I don't have a reliable source to learn either of them. Any suggestions?
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noko - Fri, 07 Aug 2015 13:08:32 EST ID:ItcXqMx4 No.12332 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Apenas bumpando para o get
Phineas Chabberchire - Wed, 12 Aug 2015 12:57:07 EST ID:CvznqalF No.12367 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Bump for relevence

Interested in learning Tamil
Basil Gonderfoot - Fri, 14 Aug 2015 07:38:53 EST ID:n2oos28P No.12369 Ignore Report Quick Reply

Why not Tagalog? They're due for a rise at this rate anyhow.
Betsy Pabblebere - Fri, 28 Aug 2015 12:29:45 EST ID:zjqa2VHR No.12383 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Does anyone have a lot of trouble with the verbal aspect of learning a language? I'm learning German and trying to practice my Spanish (which I like to think I'm pretty good at) but when I try to engage in a conversation I can't understand anything.
I've been watching foreign films and listening to Spanish/German radio stations but that has barely helped. Any suggestions?
CrazyFolksTribe !owU3wSU682 - Mon, 31 Aug 2015 01:41:50 EST ID:3kp9J2U6 No.12386 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Yes, it's common to have trouble picking out all the words people say in a language that you mainly learned through a classroom or computer program. Native speakers of most languages will unconsciously talk at a speed that can make it hard for non-native speakers to understand.

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