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Or Else It Gets the Hose Again by CrazyFolksTribe !owU3wSU682 - Tue, 20 Feb 2018 02:13:04 EST ID:XS8FLVXN No.12898 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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I'm looking for a synonym of 'get' which implies that the object or action is received unintentionally, or that it's undesired. Does such a verb exist in English? Yes, I checked the thesaurus, but I didn't find anything that satisfied me.

The closest word I can think of is 'take' as in, "The car really took a beating this winter." But it just doesn't usually work outside of idioms like 'take a beating/licking'.
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Rebecca Sannerworth - Wed, 21 Feb 2018 15:27:33 EST ID:EZhWUXnB No.12899 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Catch

>He will catch a beating
>You will catch a cold
>I caught a felony charge

Very informal.


Spanish by Ura - Fri, 28 Apr 2017 12:35:29 EST ID:Xpje7wF2 No.12811 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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I need some good Spanish music to listen to. I will literally accept ANYTHING that is NOT mariachi. I'm sick of that garbage.

Necesito una buena música española para escuchar. Literalmente aceptaré cualquier cosa que no sea mariachi. Estoy harto de esa basura.
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Charles Nondlewerk - Mon, 07 Aug 2017 00:21:23 EST ID:dOb7wpJ/ No.12847 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Española o en español?
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William Henkinkodge - Tue, 08 Aug 2017 21:08:41 EST ID:PMClDcwJ No.12850 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Some of my favs:
Cecilia (Spanish singer)
Mecano (Spanish rock from the 90s)
Jose Luis Perales (old sad music for ladies)
Maná (South American rock)

Warning that some of Cecilia's songs are veeeery depressing but her voice is so beautiful. She died in a car accident when she was very young, a tragedy
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Fuck Chozzlelod - Thu, 10 Aug 2017 18:31:20 EST ID:+F2vCjEb No.12851 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Look up bands by country on Wikipedia and make your way through the list.
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Chilean_musical_groups

I'm listening to Los Bunkers atm
https://youtu.be/ChKqrwa7Ylw
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Martin Havingstedging - Thu, 25 Jan 2018 22:39:29 EST ID:tkutlT9X No.12889 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Heroes del Silencio (Rock)
Empirismo (Anarcho-Punk)
La Banda Trapera del Río (Hardcore Punk)
Corrupted (Funeral Doom Metal)
Los Saicos (Subte)
Vaginator (Anarcho-Punk)
Burning Image (Goth Rock)
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Polly Benningway - Thu, 15 Feb 2018 23:34:19 EST ID:q9PrR1Au No.12897 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>12811
If you're into Depeche Mode check out
-Moenia
-Morbo
They're like Depeche Mode from "Black Celebration" but more Depechey than DepecheMode themselves. Mi favorite album is no doubt " Le Modulor " moody, yet danceable synthpop of the best kind produced ever. Language wise; their lyrics are deep and lyric with layers of meaning beyon their upfront inerpretation, to the foreign ear, easy to understand with scant regionalisms or expletives. A german friend of mine said he learned to tune his ear to spanish with Moenia's music.

From "Mutacion (Le Modulor)" https://youtu.be/Q26IVsG6AE8
  • Soy una mutacion
  • Soy mi propio clon
  • Soy un simple cambio
de opinion

( I am a mutation
I am my own clone
I am just a simple
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Chinese - Seeking Material by Shit Bardfoot - Thu, 22 Jun 2017 04:46:07 EST ID:Gib9dqf+ No.12824 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Hey guys,

I would truly love to learn Chinese and think a good starting point for me would be to learn tones and the Pinyin alphabet.

I've stumbled upon material that did look professional, yet upon closer inspection some mistakes were present (pointed out by native speakers).

So that's basically why I'm asking you guys for sources you known to be reliable, where the pronunciation is spot on and where the teaching is hopefully dynamic and not too boring.

I will have the opportunity to ask for help from a native speaker now and again but she won't be there 24/7 for me. She will mostly review what I learned on my own and correct me afterwards.

Any other advice about learning Chinese is welcome as well. I am really eager to begin, I'm just not sure where to look.

Thanks a lot in advance!
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Priscilla Fuckingford - Fri, 20 Oct 2017 13:43:29 EST ID:7cLnbbQR No.12877 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>12832
This, my first trip to China was eye opening when I attempted to use my Mandarin.

There is very little room for error on tone, and people will not use context to deduce your intended meaning.

IME this is spot on, grammar is significantly less important than understanding the tones, and common root words which are used to build upon others. The building isn't necessarily intuitive, ie the two pictograms used for caution (xiaoxin) " 小心 " is literally" little" and "heart"

Also when I started learning several years ago, I focused too much on pinyin and disregarded the pictograms to an extent. Depending on your intent for the language, I can say that upon arriving in China I was pulling out my written texts to brush up as pinyin was almost non-existent and very rarely understood by locals.
As far as sources go, I'm not sure I could recommend anything free that I can verify is precise as I tend to use them to just brush up on my mandarin when it is getting weak. You are fortunate to have a native speaker to help you and make corrections, and (this may not be true) I was told by an individual who had lived there for 8 years, married local etc, that no matter your grasp on the language you'll always be laowai, you can't lose face by improperly speaking the language as you had no face to begin.
and yeah the variation between native speakers is quite large.
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Alice Drammlelotch - Mon, 23 Oct 2017 10:46:57 EST ID:N4Y60WAx No.12878 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Just moved to china a month or so ago.

>>12877
Has it spot on from what I can tell. I came here very last minute and didn't have time to learn the basics. But from speaking to others that have been here 3+ years
>There is very little room for error on tone, and people will not use context to deduce your intended meaning.
This is exactly what I've heard. It's spelled similar in pinyin but the Chinese won't work out what you mean if the tone is off.

I'm getting given free lessons from my business associates and I'm also looking into paying for some as well. To be honest of all things that you can teach yourself with self directed learning, I think languages are probably one of the most difficult. Chinese especially. Maybe you can do it but I would recommend finding a weekly class and sticking to it.

One thing I've heard is that apparently learning Chinese makes you realise how wasteful English is. It's a very efficient language.
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Nigel Snodstone - Thu, 02 Nov 2017 20:13:29 EST ID:bzWY9Esr No.12879 Ignore Report Quick Reply
pinyin is dumb shit and most chinese dont know it. learn the characters.
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龙东 - Thu, 08 Feb 2018 18:21:28 EST ID:zR1u5dWA No.12895 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>12824
你开始了学习中文吗?
我的母语是英文但我爱汉字还学习了这语一年。
我还是写和说不好。我很喜欢学习中文。我不知道为什么。哈哈。
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Basil Minderwill - Thu, 08 Feb 2018 18:42:49 EST ID:aixhVaRY No.12896 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>12895


Did you start learning Chinese?
My mother tongue is English, but I love learning Chinese for a year.
I still write and say bad. I really like learning Chinese. I do not know why. Haha.


Gàidhlig by scumfuc - Thu, 25 Jan 2018 22:59:55 EST ID:tkutlT9X No.12890 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Scottish Gaelic, that's my next big language to learn. I'm well aware of how fucky learning Goidelic languages gets, though so I am not sure where to start course wise.

Does anyone here have experience with the language? What resources did you use?
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Edwin Dallerwene - Mon, 29 Jan 2018 16:23:11 EST ID:9/nxr7bw No.12892 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Are you in the UK?
You might be able to tune in the Gaelic radio and TV. I used to watch a music programme called Alleluia.

There used to be a forum over on savegaelic.org. I haven't been in years but it seems to have been taken down. Might have some resources for you though.

> I'm well aware of how fucky learning Goidelic languages gets,
What did you mean by fucky?
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Edwin Dallerwene - Mon, 29 Jan 2018 16:24:33 EST ID:9/nxr7bw No.12893 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>12892
Oh and obviously look for music you like in this language. There's loadsa folky stuff if that's what you're interested in. I liked Runrig when I was a lad.
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scumfuc - Tue, 30 Jan 2018 17:27:49 EST ID:tkutlT9X No.12894 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>12892
I'm out in Murka. I'll see if there's any web-based versions of that kind of programming. A lot of stations over here do that.

savegaelic.org looks like it has a lot of stuff that I'll be able to use. Thanks for the recommendations, this will be a huge help to me. I was going off of Wikipedia before this, oddly enough it wasn't working out lol.

By fucky I meant weird and uncertain. A lot of the things I've looked into were crazy expensive, of dubious nature, or just plain innaccurate. Like the Irish Gaelic duolingo course, kinda muddles in some Scottish and Manx but the grammar structure isn't right and the cases are a mess. And there's so many different courses on youtube, of varying levels of completeness. It throws doubt over the whole thing.
>>12893
>Runrig
Nice. Yeah I love Oi Polloi and Scatha. Scatha's Grindcore, so it's more fun than useful lol. Atomgevitter is ok, too. Proof that Punks can be lazy in any language I guess.


Gàidhlig by scumfuc - Thu, 25 Jan 2018 22:59:55 EST ID:tkutlT9X No.12891 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Scottish Gaelic, that's my next big language to learn. I'm well aware of how fucky learning Goidelic languages gets, though so I am not sure where to start course wise.

Does anyone here have experience with the language? What resources did you use?


Japanese Books by Henry Cuddlemig - Fri, 28 Jul 2017 05:05:34 EST ID:a/wB2zDw No.12843 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Anime and Manga are useful for study because they're for children, but they're also fucking boring, I get most of my time with the language from music or talking to guys on the internet about arcade games. I'd love to try my hand at reading some actual good literature in the language, but aside from Haruki Murakami and that nazi who stabbed the guy who even knows any Japanese authors.

Anybody got anything to reccomend? I could post this on /lit/ but whatever.

I'll see y'all in 3 months when I remember to check this board
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James Nicklewill - Fri, 04 Aug 2017 20:31:25 EST ID:EhLZacL4 No.12845 Ignore Report Quick Reply
http://www.aozora.gr.jp/
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Rebecca Broblingpag - Mon, 15 Jan 2018 13:48:36 EST ID:/oXqVk34 No.12887 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>12843
I've only read translations, but I really like Natsume Soseki. Both I am a cat and Kokoro are really neat, started on Botchan a while back too and it seems good as well.

Also, No Longer Human by Osamu Dazai is great.


.............. by Nigel Cracklehug - Fri, 11 Aug 2017 21:59:07 EST ID:h2SYV0kE No.12855 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Do we need so many different punctuation marks. Could we not use one punctuation mark. and the context would tell us what it.s supposed to indicate.
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Sidney Sedgehuck - Sun, 27 Aug 2017 07:47:44 EST ID:SSq0MRKX No.12862 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>12861
Shut up weeb.
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Edward Sinderwell - Sun, 27 Aug 2017 17:19:13 EST ID:EhLZacL4 No.12863 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>12862
Thank you for your constructive addition to the thread. Have a nice day; I'm sure you need it.
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Phyllis Goodman - Thu, 30 Nov 2017 08:49:58 EST ID:HovCkeSa No.12883 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>12858
"Ancient language" was the exclusive privilege of the scribes and the ruling classes, who for the most part never had to pose thoughts to each other any more sophisticated than, "O Father, do let me properly deflower this one before you start in with the saw"
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Cyril Buzzshaw - Mon, 25 Dec 2017 12:35:18 EST ID:sxsQ+Z+m No.12885 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>12863
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20th Century and new screens - Wed, 03 Jan 2018 07:30:59 EST ID:+jqQNLjw No.12886 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Dancing language and body exercise:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qGq-2gY81os


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/
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Emma Herringstog - Mon, 18 Dec 2017 11:55:25 EST ID:T6RKVOrd No.12884 Ignore Report Quick Reply
came here for this, was not disappoint.

To piggyback: My brown friends say something that sounds like "I'm a retarded, racist piece of shit" very often... kinda like NI GAH and I'm curious to find out what that means.


Symbol identfication by Barnaby Buzzway - Tue, 09 May 2017 17:36:33 EST ID:HujR2Eru No.12812 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Do you think this is japanese? Does anyone recognize these symbols?
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Jenny Fandleket - Fri, 30 Jun 2017 01:18:28 EST ID:uVEePzIo No.12831 Ignore Report Quick Reply
top is indeed woman. bottom is meaningless scribbles curved sideways and shit
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Albert Turveyforth - Sun, 09 Jul 2017 13:39:44 EST ID:bzPhCF/J No.12837 Ignore Report Quick Reply
unless you are a criminal or at least look like one, tattoos look really dumb on 99% of people
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Matilda Dupperwin - Sat, 22 Jul 2017 08:07:47 EST ID:3UeT/0lX No.12840 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>12837
did this comment make chester bennington commit suicide? discuss.
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Fucking Mecklestone - Thu, 03 Aug 2017 05:35:52 EST ID:CFUOu1ho No.12844 Ignore Report Quick Reply
First character looks like 女 or 丈 depending on what the orientation is, the second character looks like an early seal-script type of character
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Augustus Gezzleridge - Mon, 27 Nov 2017 15:20:27 EST ID:P8UR2GB2 No.12882 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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almost certainly gibberish asian font as in this chart
http://hanzismatter.blogspot.com/2006/08/gibberish-asian-font-mystery-solved.html

so i guess AY? even then i'm not even sure


Spanish by Joseph Stalin - Wed, 08 Apr 2015 19:21:57 EST ID:x4iOujrH No.12057 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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What the best and easiest way to learn Spanish?
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George Ganderville - Sun, 24 Sep 2017 17:55:50 EST ID:TGoX+c6s No.12872 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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live in florida, para decirte la verda viviendo en la florida es como un pai latino, si esta en el sur. Y tabien tiene la lujo de poder albar ingles in whatever place you go because really, the whole place is bilingual. Puede encontrarte con gente y teindas que namas ablan espanol esta en barrios negros.
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George Ganderville - Sun, 24 Sep 2017 17:55:51 EST ID:TGoX+c6s No.12873 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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live in florida, para decirte la verda viviendo en la florida es como un pai latino, si esta en el sur. Y tabien tiene la lujo de poder albar ingles in whatever place you go because really, the whole place is bilingual. Puede encontrarte con gente y teindas que namas ablan espanol esta en barrios negros.
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Phyllis Dongerbedge - Sat, 30 Sep 2017 06:52:14 EST ID:ruTcYiAO No.12875 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>12873
what the fuck was that. I'd rather not speak Spanish than speak it that badly
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Reuben Baggleneg - Thu, 12 Oct 2017 06:09:18 EST ID:Y/6xwwJi No.12876 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>12875
that's what happens when spanish is taught in schools one way, and spoken in the world another way. remember that florida, and many other parts of the united states were part of the spanish empire at one time, so in places where its still spoken we have some strange dialects.
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Nigel Snodstone - Thu, 02 Nov 2017 20:14:53 EST ID:bzWY9Esr No.12880 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>12875

yeah lol thats some miami spanish


Chinese needs translation by Arya - Thu, 14 Sep 2017 03:04:39 EST ID:ePAE+VjR No.12869 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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https://www.dropbox.com/s/ax5pxcsdqpzc61v/image1.JPG?dl=0
https://www.dropbox.com/s/tydf6a9ph0jx9ax/image2.JPG?dl=0
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Matilda Pagglefurk - Sat, 23 Sep 2017 11:24:24 EST ID:ruTcYiAO No.12871 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>12869

https://www.proz.com/chinese-to-english-translators


Are there still jobs for translators and interpreters? by Nicholas Dorrydat - Sun, 06 Aug 2017 09:33:59 EST ID:3UeT/0lX No.12846 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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I did an introductory translation course but I never followed it up because it became very clear that I'd spend the next 10 years of my life competing with people happy to be paid 1 euro an hour on oDesk, and after that probably just be replaced with computers.

Am I wrong? It is very much the area where my skills lie, I'm good at studying languages and I really enjoy it, but I think there is no point in getting the DipTrans or a masters in translation because there is no future in translation.

Interpreting will last longer, surely? What about that? What language pairs are most in demand I wonder...
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Beatrice Snodridge - Tue, 08 Aug 2017 16:41:45 EST ID:FFL47ufi No.12849 Ignore Report Quick Reply
You are absolutely wrong about translators jobs being replaced by computers. People trust humans over computers any day of the week.

Interpreting sure. Pays really well if you know an EU language. And certainly in the UK if you can interpret for sign language you've got job security for life.
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Samuel Deffingshaw - Thu, 31 Aug 2017 12:10:52 EST ID:IWuTMAIO No.12864 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>12849
I don't think I am wrong, when I started learning Spanish just 6 years ago the going rate for a translation was 26 cents a word, and google translator was unheard of. Now the going rate for a human is 2-5cents a word, outsourcing and google translator seem to have destroyed this industry.

I live in Ireland, there are no free resources for learning ISL, classes are expensive, a degree in it takes years and has 90% drop out rate, and it isn't an official language so there aren't that many jobs in it.

I would like to be an interpreter, yes indeed.
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George Duddlelock - Sat, 09 Sep 2017 10:08:04 EST ID:1ps++g6d No.12867 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>12864
>interpreter in Ireland
Who would even want to go to Ireland in the first place? Move to another country, learn the language and there's your translator job.


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