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Deitsch by CrazyFolksTribe !owU3wSU682 - Mon, 21 Dec 2015 21:36:44 EST ID:3VyXICsi No.12515 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Does anyone here speak Pennsylvania German or have an interest in the language?

Pennsilfaanisch Deitsch is:
  • only a native language to certain groups of Americans and Canadians whose ancestors came from a specific region of Germany.
  • similar to some High / West German dialects, but also borrows lots of words from North American English.
  • almost completely a spoken language; Deitsch music and literature exist but even spelling can change from one author/artist to the next.

I find this language interesting even though it's only useful in highly specific situations and regions. I used to live in an area with a sizable Amish population and always thought the language sounded relaxing. Almost all the Amish past a certain age know English too, and even when talking with each other they sometimes use Deitsch and English interchangeably.

I'm using internet resources to learn some basic Deitsch. Maybe I'll be able to have a conversation with some Amish folks in their native language someday. Or at least I'll be able to tell what they're saying when they talk to each other.
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John Pupperson - Sat, 20 Feb 2016 22:50:44 EST ID:BaQMI3Pf No.12551 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>12515

yeah i live in central pa too. i never had much interest, but i've heard it a bunch. A lot of older country folk you hear with thick accents . my shitty racist father thinks he does a good impression. for real, though, some times you hear an old timer say something really dutchie and you just wanna be like "fuck dude you are trying too hard"

i think a lot of older pennsylvanias with pennsylvania dutch heritage idealize their ancestors way of life and are clinging to what are probably the last vestiges of the language

Hex signs are pretty dank, too.
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CrazyFolksTribe !owU3wSU682 - Sun, 21 Feb 2016 23:51:59 EST ID:3VyXICsi No.12552 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>12551
>some times you hear an old timer say something really dutchie and you just wanna be like "fuck dude you are trying too hard"
That's wonderful. It reminds me of when Southern rednecks really overdo the drawl to sound more patriotic to their homeland. I never lived near the main Pennsylvania Dutch area of PA so I never got the chance to hear a non-Amish person speak it.

I wouldn't be surprised if, after the middle of this century, most of the "progressive" Amish and similar groups have all but switched to English for both public and family matters. I have a powerful attraction to dying languages of the U.S. and wouldn't mind keeping it alive for no practical reason.

One last thought: Deitsch sounds much more subdued and "rounded" than standard German, and the inflection/accent seems to have more in common with American English than with standard German. I also love how calmly and quietly it's spoken compared to English.

Deitsch word of the day: gschriwwe
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Doris Hobberfod - Sun, 08 May 2016 16:38:20 EST ID:v3xAEYJ1 No.12582 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>12552
>gschriwwe
Does it mean "written"?
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CrazyFolksTribe !owU3wSU682 - Tue, 10 May 2016 01:46:34 EST ID:ASCbueoR No.12584 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>12582
I believe so. I've barely done any learning on this language since creating the thread though.

Random observation: Last week I was with a couple Amish guys and noticed that they preferred the English words for prices and numbers, even when the rest of the conversation was in Deitsch.
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Cyril Sushville - Fri, 26 Aug 2016 16:43:03 EST ID:pcMWDhvA No.12651 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>12552
Funfact: if you're fluent in german you probably have no problem with Deitsch either. it's sounds pretty similiar to swabian german, (they speak it in like less than 200km from where i live)
deitsch sounds less retarded tho.

it's also better understanable than some of the weirder german accents, like everything outta the mountains down south, or the extreme platt from the north coast.
people up north speak a pretty good common german beseides their accent tho, people south are mostly ignorant enough to not even realise it's not even remotely german whatever they're talking lol


Learning Japanese, tips on remembering Kanji besides radicals by イッカク - Thu, 28 Jan 2016 15:42:43 EST ID:6f3V80M0 No.12536 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Ayy everyone. I'm in the process of learning Japanese. Just recently finished up with learning how to read Hiragana on textfugu and I'm starting on Kanji soon, and also Katakana shortly thereafter. Textfugu does a great job of helping me memerize radicals and stuff, but are there any more ways I can improve my long term memory of Kanji, Hiragana, and Katakana? I found a PDF file of over 1000 Kanji in it so that's definitely going to help out a ton. If nothing else, I'm sure textfugu will help out sufficiently. It's a pretty great website. I highly recommend it for people learning on their own.

>also I'm not a spokesperson for the website, just saying it's really really helpful

Anyone care to share their experiences with learning Japanese? Tips and/or advice are always welcome!
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Angus Turveyway - Wed, 02 Mar 2016 23:50:41 EST ID:2RPCMfTI No.12555 Ignore Report Quick Reply
you should learn hiragana and katakana at the same time. really its just like upper and lowercase letters, same pronunciations, just different looking, or slightly different looking characters.
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Cornelius Bussleville - Tue, 10 May 2016 20:33:51 EST ID:8JAjK7aC No.12585 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>12536
>I found a PDF file of over 1000 Kanji in it so that's definitely going to help out a ton
if you're not willing to learn at least 2000 Kanji, it makes no sense to even start.
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Angus Pockson - Fri, 17 Jun 2016 10:26:19 EST ID:JaVU4zbp No.12599 Ignore Report Quick Reply
learn chinese first, the mother language

then laugh at the strange island-folk usage of the characters
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Molly Chongerpock - Fri, 05 Aug 2016 16:45:59 EST ID:2RPCMfTI No.12621 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Jisho is a really good all around japaneseto English dictionary. They even translate romaji. I would learn hiragana and katakana at the same time, since its like upper and lowercase. That way you hve pronunciations down. You can spell and japanese word with those scripts. Also some smartphone/tablet apps i found are tae kims japanese learning and kanji script. I dont speak a lick of japanese but i strarted trying to learn last year. Got lazy and gave up. Be better then me man i gave you the powa
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Martin Gunnerridge - Wed, 24 Aug 2016 02:55:00 EST ID:RIIf5LgT No.12649 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Hey so since I'm going to Japan soon does anyone know the best way to speak simple conversational Japanese? There has to be some good guide I can memorize basic phrases in within like a month. I'm not gonna be able to read jack shit but I just want to know how to ask for a bathroom and some ham.

It'd be nice if it didn't try to make me speak fucking weeaboonese either I have a feeling 'konichiwa' is viewed at as idiotic by now


Deutsch by Eliza Saddletock - Fri, 12 Aug 2016 09:50:47 EST ID:yxHWHWww No.12625 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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How do you say "guns" in German? I'm getting mixed answers. Some say Feuerwaffen, others say Schusswaffen, others say Scheißeisen, and others just say be specific if it's a pistol or rifle - Pistole or Gewehr.
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Matilda Brookhood - Fri, 12 Aug 2016 11:21:03 EST ID:0MqpVuSe No.12626 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Gun in English is defined differently depending on context and some people have particular preferences. Feuerwaffen is the closest to the common English usage as in: there are too many guns in this country.


spanish translation help by Oliver Sonningduck - Sun, 31 Jul 2016 17:07:12 EST ID:GuQbZI5Q No.12615 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Al verte las flores lloran
cuando entras en tu jardín,
porque las flores quisieran
toítas parecerse a ti.

not sure what the word toitas is supposed to mean here.

"too see you the flowers cry,
when you enter your garden.
because the flowers wanted
??????"
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Shit Ferringway - Thu, 04 Aug 2016 19:37:02 EST ID:mfZltbc+ No.12620 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>12615
because the flowers wanted
to absolutely look like you.


Spanish poems only make sense is spanish, especially within the culture. Doesn't always translate well.


Bulgarian by Hugh Smalldale - Sat, 08 Feb 2014 16:03:40 EST ID:1AksULXm No.11057 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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I've started being intimate with a girl from Bulgaria and I like surprising her by speaking bulgarian words. But while it's pretty easy to find the phrases "hello, how are you?" Or "I really like you" there's not a lot of books with phrases like "I want to make you scream with pleasure" or "Put my dick so far up your mouth I can't see it anymore"

Anyone here know enough Bulgarian to help me with my dirty phrases?
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Cedric Blythebanks - Sun, 09 Feb 2014 01:52:22 EST ID:8nUXwzwo No.11058 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>11057


AHH YEAAA
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Nell Bankinson - Sat, 23 Jul 2016 11:48:49 EST ID:uauZvyAb No.12610 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>11057

"Put my dick so far up your mouth I can't see it anymore" > SHE TI GO VKARAM DO SLIVICITE.

"I want to make you scream with pleasure" Iskam da te eba do poshturyavane


English by Ernest Fuckleham - Sun, 20 Oct 2013 18:16:28 EST ID:vr2z1SkJ No.10092 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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This is a question for non-Anglophones:

Is your English pronunciation more like British English or American English?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Multicultural_London_English
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CrazyFolksTribe !owU3wSU682 - Mon, 06 Jun 2016 01:32:56 EST ID:I9a8QXVg No.12596 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>tfw you get caught up in the excitement and make a post describing the way you speak, when you shouldn't have even posted in this thread in the first place since it's for non-native English speakers
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Walter Sallyfot - Mon, 13 Jun 2016 15:39:43 EST ID:IkmPaxNO No.12598 Ignore Report Quick Reply
My English is very slavic-like. I am trying to go with American English because it is simpler to pronounce for me, but even if I try my best everyone still claims I sound like a Russian despite the fact I am not one
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Doris Chunnerfare - Sat, 09 Jul 2016 09:53:57 EST ID:kOl4SikP No.12603 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>this bs attitude that Brita think our English is proper or better somehow

England doesn't have ANA accent or one voice the only people that speak RP English ate bbc employees and posh years. The accents are vastly different and these days a lot of American slang has slipped in most people here now say dude
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James Turveyford - Mon, 11 Jul 2016 18:15:23 EST ID:QwF64Y6H No.12605 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>12576
As far as I know, the whole Anglophone/Francophone thing is originally a Canadian invention. Pre-1960s, we'd refer to each another as English Canadian/French Canadian, but when bilingualism was institutionalized and we became a country separate from Britain, Francophone/Anglophone started to be widely used to refer to one's mother tongue (without implying that we are differently Canadian).In Canadian French at least, there is no doubt that it commonly refers to first languages as opposed to learned ones (that's the terminology the government uses as well). We would tend to use "francophile" for an Anglophone who speaks French, although it does imply that this person loves the culture/language which isn't always the case. On the other hand, when we say to someone from France that they are Francophones, they often say "No, I'm French". If I'm not mistaken, though, people from Belgium who speak French do call themselves Francophones. But I agree that "non-native speakers" in OP's context avoids the confusion.


Anyway, I'm from the Maritimes (a mostly English-speaking region), and my English is obviously American/Canadian although I have a noticeable French accent. We aren't exposed to much British English, but American culture is all around us. I did an online test that was circulating on this site a while ago (had to choose which pronunciation I would use for different words), and apparently I speak closer to the people in Maine, which makes sense but I didn't know they spoke differently than people from California, Colorado or whatever.
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CrazyFolksTribe !owU3wSU682 - Sun, 31 Jul 2016 23:03:23 EST ID:7+HbprNj No.12616 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>12603
If you're referring to my post, yes, it now appears I made some unfounded British vs. American assumptions. Blame daily 3-MeO-PCP abuse.


Learning Arabic in a year by alkemest - Sun, 27 Jul 2014 06:35:43 EST ID:86jrGCuF No.11565 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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What's up guys, quick question, how do I learn Arabic at least passably in about a years time?
I'm graduating Uni in a year or so with a degree in journalism and polisci, and Palestine has been on my heart and mind for years. This current slaughter is really pushing me towards volunteering to teach English there when I graduate. The thing is that I'll probably want/need some understanding of Arabic before I head over. I can take classes, but I may also need to buckle down and get my required classes done this next year.

What are some tools that are available to learn Arabic? Primarily I'd want to be able to speak it with passable basic writing skills.
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Molly Buzzman - Fri, 02 Jan 2015 16:42:31 EST ID:EHPAq2I/ No.11943 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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I just started arabic too but still learning writing and reading, I mostly use memrise.com and these videos because they are in my native.
http://iszlam.com/iszlam-videok/arab-iras-olvasas

For grammar and vbocabulary I'm not really sure either, because I couldn't find any single book in my native about any type of arabic so far. I will either get some random pdfs in english or try the FSI courses as >>11567 suggested.

First I want some decent reading skills because that's how I started japanese earlier as well. Or should I go for spoken arabic first? For chinese, I heard that tip rom several people to start with spoken stuff first and learn writing in parallel.
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Jack Fedgeman - Sat, 21 Feb 2015 01:44:44 EST ID:s4ozBC2z No.12010 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>11769
>go to Melbourne or Hobart
The meme is real
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Rubbing Doom - Sun, 05 Jun 2016 04:21:43 EST ID:H0vxF0ow No.12594 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>11769
>Jehovas Witnesses of Muslims

so they also molest their children?
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CrazyFolksTribe !owU3wSU682 - Mon, 06 Jun 2016 01:16:53 EST ID:I9a8QXVg No.12595 Ignore Report Quick Reply
/lang/: Where internet druggos and cultural enrichment collide.
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Nigel Fuckingstock - Thu, 28 Jul 2016 14:06:27 EST ID:YCGVMi/T No.12612 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>12594
i think he meant in the sense of proselytising, rather than in the sense of being profoundly sad all the time and sexually deviant


Spanish Tools by Lydia Borringspear - Sat, 05 Dec 2015 11:52:01 EST ID:3uFkg8e9 No.12493 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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I want to learn Esperanto, but my English is not good enough to complete the Duolingo course.
Can anyone recommend a good method to learn Esperanto that doesn't involve me typing in English?

Background: I speak Catalan and Spanish fluently.
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Frederick Worthingspear - Wed, 30 Mar 2016 11:38:49 EST ID:muhEf7+F No.12569 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>12493
Pre-intermediate English is not harder than esperanto.... it is, however, more useful. learn the very basic level of English that duolingo demands of people first.
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Frederick Bivingfatch - Tue, 12 Apr 2016 15:25:57 EST ID:3q4Aevcb No.12570 Ignore Report Quick Reply
You should learn Arabic and move to Saudi or Yemen :))
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Clara Brallyhood - Fri, 15 Apr 2016 13:20:24 EST ID:NQ5lHSFD No.12571 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Esperantoland is like most places: everyone claims not to be transphobic, and whenever actual incidents of transphobia happen, everyone says "oh but we're totally not transphobic though!" Most people, including Esperantists, would rather claim not to be transphobic than actually address transphobia within their communities. However, in this particular case, it's not even something that actually matters. It's just a made-up language. So for most people who aren't bros, they get frustrated and leave eventually... unless they're one of the ridiculously naive people who actually thinks it will be an international language some day.
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Lydia Braffingderk - Thu, 19 May 2016 09:49:26 EST ID:CDym3DV1 No.12588 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>12583
All those languages take years to learn fluently while esperanto takes months
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Hamilton Brummerbury - Sat, 28 May 2016 14:58:36 EST ID:IcCx91CT No.12593 Ignore Report Quick Reply
What about learning International Sign instead of Esperanto? http://www.sematos.eu/isl-p-always-1400.html

It looks better on a CV, it theoretically allows you to talk to more people and a bigger variety of people, and it is a truly universal language instead of just a castrated Spanish (totally unfair on non-European L1 learners().

http://www.sematos.eu/isl-p-always-1400.html


FUCK THE POLICE! In multiple languages! by David Deshduck - Mon, 15 Sep 2014 19:35:08 EST ID:vwn4pbtv No.11709 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Let's do something useful with our linguistic knowledges!

Post "Fuck the police," in as many languages as you can.
Bonus points for "Smoke weed every day."
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Graham Sankinforth - Wed, 06 Jan 2016 22:59:27 EST ID:/cPrpxm0 No.12520 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>11735

or chingue su madre la policía.
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Basil Mittingstodging - Thu, 07 Jan 2016 15:24:39 EST ID:AO3mMJTB No.12522 Ignore Report Quick Reply
in hebrew: zin al-hmstra(זיין על המשטרה)-dick on the police

lazeen ath ha-mistra(לזיין את המשטרה)-to fuck the police

madinat mishtra(מדינת משטרה)-police country

mostly said by pissed off civilians who usually go protests or hating the police
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Henry Brellydit - Sun, 27 Mar 2016 11:03:21 EST ID:+bmNjXX0 No.12566 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>11813
Also "smoke weed everyday" could be sth like
"Her gün ot tüttür"
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Ebenezer Pockfield - Fri, 29 Apr 2016 13:59:11 EST ID:Fh9DOAL1 No.12579 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>11709
jebeš policiju
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Archie Hinderwell - Sat, 30 Apr 2016 05:30:22 EST ID:WX3Q7eWP No.12580 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>12579
Oh, another Yugoslav comrade!

>>11709
Јeбeш пoлицију / Jebeš policiju - Serbian (either) or Croatian (latin script only)
Пуши трaву свaки дaн / Puši travu svaki dan - Smoke weed every day


Graffiti by Nathaniel Pindlenere - Mon, 28 Mar 2016 08:22:23 EST ID:TI81xLmg No.12567 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Can anybody read this moonspeak?

And who puts quotes on kanji, honestly.
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moxie !QvI1p9.OFY - Wed, 30 Mar 2016 02:39:35 EST ID:QCU4ZF+7 No.12568 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>12567
jesus christ. this is so stylised i actually can't tell, and i know for sure if i saw it written normally i would be able to tell you.
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Fanny Crerryville - Wed, 06 Jul 2016 17:02:49 EST ID:e3TGhJG4 No.12602 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>12567
This is not moonspeak


motherfucking shit by nasser's mom !Kz/CuQoBl2 - Sat, 09 Jan 2016 06:49:52 EST ID:FMWK7G0C No.12523 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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does anyone have a motherfucking PDF of motherfucking Al-Kitaab Part 2, in fucking THIRD EDITION? second edition is fucking shit; only teaches you some fusha and egyptian, but I want to fucking learn motherfucking Levantine if such a thing is possible. Also third edition in general is far less of a clusterfuck and seems to be an actual legit language course. I know these PDFs must exist, because I've seen the book in the language section of bookshops for a few years now - only they're so fucking expensive. And I can't fucking find the PDF except for second edition. And if second edition is this bad, then fuck, pity upon those poor souls who were forced to learn Arabic with motherfucking first edition Al-Kitaab. Just, fuck.

Alternatively if such a thing is not possible I'll fucking take any decent levantine arabic textbook, bonus points for audio, that's gone any kind of way into helping any of you comrades here into learning the colloquial dialect of Lebanon in particular. Or, fuck, even some Syrian or Lebanese television series (with optional English subtitles) if such a thing exists. Fusha is easy enough, but aside from Egyptian it seems it's quite a fucking mission to learn any Arab dialect.

All the best of things and stuff to you, etc, etc, if anyone can help then fuuuucking fucking thank you.
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Sophie Turveyson - Sun, 14 Feb 2016 21:18:27 EST ID:IJt0Suyt No.12548 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I haven't started with it at all yet but I just ordered Spoken Lebanese by Maksoud Feghali. There's audio files for it available online too.


Odd one out? by Frederick Pockhood - Sun, 20 Dec 2015 16:51:51 EST ID:O7izd8Qx No.12512 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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So, you're in a room with all people who speak Portuguese and English, but you only speak English. You're an outsider to the group, just dropping in. Someone's about to speak, and asks, "Everyone speaks Portuguese here, right?" clearly preferring to speak Portuguese.

Do you pipe up to have him speak English so you understand or sit there staring at your phone for the 15 minutes he's talking?
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CrazyFolksTribe !owU3wSU682 - Mon, 21 Dec 2015 20:55:22 EST ID:3VyXICsi No.12514 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Being a little autistic is cool, but speak up if you can't understand a word someone's saying.
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Whitey Bunshit - Mon, 11 Jan 2016 00:05:01 EST ID:Ul+/TX7E No.12526 Ignore Report Quick Reply
If I was in a room with all people who speak Portuguese and English that would be an ideal situation to learn some fukkin Porguguese.

It's entirely okay to not know. It is entirely not okay to be afraid to know.
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Whitey Bunshit - Mon, 11 Jan 2016 09:43:46 EST ID:Ul+/TX7E No.12527 Ignore Report Quick Reply
If I was in a room with all people who speak Portuguese and English that would be an ideal situation to learn some fukkin Porguguese.

It's entirely okay to not know. It is entirely not okay to be afraid to know.
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Edward Mandlechare - Mon, 18 Jan 2016 11:06:13 EST ID:1LiA1e5d No.12529 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>12512

I'd stop being so lazy and just learn one of the two languages. They are both easy. If you are going to spend 15 minutes on your phone get memrise.
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Sophie Turveyson - Sun, 14 Feb 2016 21:16:29 EST ID:IJt0Suyt No.12547 Ignore Report Quick Reply
If it's a one time meeting definitely just ask them to speak English for you. If this is a group you're a part of, ask them to speak English for now, but make a serious effort to learn some Portuguese if that's the first language of everyone in the group.


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