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Learning Arabic in a year

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- Sun, 27 Jul 2014 06:35:43 EST 86jrGCuF No.11565
File: 1406457343026.jpg -(83787B / 81.82KB, 500x500) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size. Learning Arabic in a year
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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Rubbing Doom - Sun, 05 Jun 2016 04:21:43 EST H0vxF0ow No.12594 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 I9a8QXVg No.12595 Reply
/lang/: Where internet druggos and cultural enrichment collide.
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Nigel Fuckingstock - Thu, 28 Jul 2016 14:06:27 EST YCGVMi/T No.12612 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

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- Sat, 05 Dec 2015 11:52:01 EST 3uFkg8e9 No.12493
File: 1449334321502.png -(199060B / 194.39KB, 720x711) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size. Spanish Tools
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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Clara Brallyhood - Fri, 15 Apr 2016 13:20:24 EST NQ5lHSFD No.12571 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 CDym3DV1 No.12588 Reply
>>12583
All those languages take years to learn fluently while esperanto takes months

Graffiti

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- Mon, 28 Mar 2016 08:22:23 EST TI81xLmg No.12567
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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 QCU4ZF+7 No.12568 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.

motherfucking shit

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!Kz/CuQoBl2 - Sat, 09 Jan 2016 06:49:52 EST FMWK7G0C No.12523
File: 1452340192166.png -(43001B / 41.99KB, 336x370) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size. motherfucking shit
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 IJt0Suyt No.12548 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.

do you relate

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- Wed, 20 Jan 2016 15:14:17 EST mXNsJzHd No.12532
File: 1453320857713.jpg -(28740B / 28.07KB, 387x341) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size. do you relate
I find myself constructing a sentence in my mind and afterwards looking up definitions for a word or two after i think / type it.......just to make sure it makes sense. I hear these words and they just sound right from the same gut feeling.

I often use words that I dont know the exact definition of but i know what they mean.
I guess i have heard them so many times; understanding context i use them on my own.


World languages... i have never been on this board before so if i seem out of place sorry but i see no other language board
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Augustus Blubbercocke - Wed, 20 Jan 2016 18:51:58 EST Zl3zo3z7 No.12533 Reply
>I guess i have heard them so many times; understanding context i use them on my own.

That's how it's supposed to work. Writing/literacy are new on the scene and dictionaries are newer still. And so long as you're not miscommunicating, you're not wrong.
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PrickyPacksParker !owU3wSU682 - Sun, 24 Jan 2016 07:46:26 EST 3VyXICsi No.12535 Reply
As a nitpicker, I often do that too. Alcohol makes me care less whether I use words 100% correctly, but when I go back and read drunk writing later there are usually more mistakes than normal. My first instinct isn't always right.

Nederlands

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- Mon, 30 Nov 2015 12:45:59 EST gYsqD6eE No.12491
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Dag idereeen

Wie leert Nederlands? Ja, ik weet het wel dat het een onbelangrijke taal is, gesproken in een piepklein streek bij de noordzee (inb4 ook Surniame, en de ABC eilanden). Ook bijna idereen heeft een opmerkelijke kennis van Engels. Toch mijn vriendin is nederlandstalig en daarom heb ik de taal geleerd. Nu we wonen samen in Belgie, een steenworp op Brussel.

Kan iemand goede nederlandstalige boeken en filmen voorstellen AUB? Ik heb Zwartboek, Oorlogwinter, en Loft al gezien.
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Whitey Nomblegold - Mon, 30 Nov 2015 13:06:56 EST q6b/kRR+ No.12492 Reply
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DICKS EVERYWHERE
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Schepperschop - Sun, 10 Jan 2016 12:29:12 EST qWtXW/JC No.12525 Reply
Nee, en je kijkt kutfilms.

Game setup in Alien language.

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- Sun, 08 Nov 2015 02:36:19 EST h6zvbyXf No.12473
File: 1446968179199.png -(2506694B / 2.39MB, 1920x1080) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size. Game setup in Alien language.
Hey guys, been trying for hours to get this game to install in english, but it keeps installing in what looks like russian. Used all my data for the month to have some nostalgia, but been aimlessley clicking around trying to find options in the game itself to switch to english, but I think the english option must be in the install.
Can someone please help me by reading screens for me?
You'd literally make my month. ;-;
I'll chuck up a few screens and if you could let me know what any of the 'highlighed' bits are that'd be amazing.
Cheers
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Samuel Billingford - Fri, 18 Dec 2015 04:52:17 EST Xl7nnxMR No.12509 Reply
>>12507
It looks like the Russian letter Р is missing from the font somehow. It should be Устaнoвить прoгрaммнoe oбeспeчeниe, which means "Install the software"
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Samuel Billingford - Fri, 18 Dec 2015 04:54:18 EST Xl7nnxMR No.12510 Reply
>>12475
  1. Mouse sensitivity
  2. Don't know that one
  3. vertical sync
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Samuel Billingford - Fri, 18 Dec 2015 05:03:35 EST Xl7nnxMR No.12511 Reply
>>12476
A. Audio setup.
  1. Music
  2. Sounds (like noises and crashes or whatever)
  3. Voice
  4. Video
  5. Don't know

B. Video setup
  1. Brightness

C. Sensitivity of the прицeл (this word means something like "aiming thing". Maybe it's the crosshairs on your missile launcher, I don't know
  1. Axis X
  2. Axis Y

D. Game setup
  1. keyboard layout
  2. Vibration
  3. Flip axis X
  4. Flip axis Y
  5. Subtitles.
  6. Prompt (??? I am not understanding what this means in the context of video games)
  7. More...

And down at the bottom, Enter means change the setting and Esc is to go back.

Brasil!

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- Fri, 07 Aug 2015 13:12:15 EST je24YV0m No.12344
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Aqui é Brasil, caralho!
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Ian Fommlegold - Sat, 14 Nov 2015 19:45:46 EST 5PmQRohO No.12482 Reply
voce gosta daquelle pato
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CrazyFolksTribe !owU3wSU682 - Tue, 17 Nov 2015 08:44:39 EST eShb+o56 No.12486 Reply
vagabundas
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Phineas Hubblebanks - Fri, 27 Nov 2015 12:19:27 EST pUSkXtjM No.12490 Reply
NO
Vete a la verga puto

Language IRC Channel

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- Sun, 15 Nov 2015 16:42:27 EST 9L8U3Xy3 No.12483
File: 1447623747870.jpg -(430009B / 419.93KB, 1280x937) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size. Language IRC Channel
Join us in ##/lang/ on Freenode and hang out with us cool bros and maybe learn French to support our comrades. Though everyone is welcome!

(But people who smoke that dank cabbage are especially welcome)
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Sidney Ninderway - Tue, 17 Nov 2015 03:00:15 EST T9fqf8yw No.12485 Reply
What is the name of that city in your pic again op? thanks
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Caroline Hondleforth - Tue, 17 Nov 2015 12:55:08 EST CgsiOL5/ No.12487 Reply
>>12485
it's not a city. is the The Tower of Babel

dual learning

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- Sun, 25 Oct 2015 09:05:31 EST t04u64sB No.12453
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Is it wise to try and learn Spanish and Portuguese at the same time, or should I become relatively fluent in one before trying the other?

I want to travel South America.

picture unrelated
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Graham Tillingdale - Sun, 25 Oct 2015 10:26:20 EST 3uFkg8e9 No.12454 Reply
Pick one. Stick with it.
Then learn another non-Romance language and master it too.
Afterwards, learn a different Romance language.
Unless you speak a Romance language as your first language, you will get them confused.

Lernu Esperanton.
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John Napperson - Sun, 25 Oct 2015 19:10:58 EST zXhKEBxR No.12459 Reply
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>>12453
sorry i dont know anything about your question
i studied spanish in school, portuguese sounds really weird even though slightly similar. it's like spanish spoken in french or with a dick in your mouth hue

anyway i just came here to say thanks for the ebin album, good study music for me rn
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Walter Hadgefoot - Fri, 13 Nov 2015 16:54:01 EST qW1+p9cf No.12481 Reply
>>12453
I learned Spanish first (to a C1 level) and now I am learning portuguese. I am not having any problems with forgettnig Spanish because it feels like a part of me now. I lived in Catalonia while I was learning Spanish and I saw that people who tried to learn Catalan and Spanish at the same time got super confused. Our teacher said to learn one to an advanced level and then switch.

Learning Portuguese is easy once you are fluent in Spanish, learning them both at the same time would make both of them harder.

the Kaiser

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- Sat, 26 Jul 2014 17:24:16 EST /+DZNG5Y No.11564
File: 1406409856477.jpg -(145199B / 141.80KB, 640x930) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size. the Kaiser
Do Germans ever say Kaiser to refer to their boss? Would that be a normal thing for Germans to do, the same way in English you might say the Chief or the Guvnor to refer to your manager?
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Jenny Bodgewill - Mon, 19 Oct 2015 14:23:29 EST EivT2BWe No.12450 Reply
>>12446
that's pretty cool, the Russian цaр or цaрь transl. tsar is another cognate
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Ghengis Dong - Mon, 02 Nov 2015 14:18:54 EST w8lQyzMl No.12468 Reply
>>12450
Another cognate is the Persian " قصر" /qAsehr/ which means palace, and was used archaically to refer a seat of power or the person(s) who occupied it. These cognates are hypothesized to be linked by Proto-Indo-Aryan. As a Spanish-speaker who studies both German and Persian, the surprising number of links between European and Central Asian languages are sources of endless fascination
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Lillian Sindertat - Thu, 12 Nov 2015 03:14:46 EST a8TfWCrl No.12480 Reply
>>11593
This has been one of the funniest things I've seen posted on 420chan in months.
Thank you Hedda, or should I say, Kaiser.

Navaha Lingvo

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- Sat, 12 Sep 2015 18:17:53 EST 3uFkg8e9 No.12407
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Should all Americans have the option to learn a Native American language?
We genocided their people, we might as well try to preserve some of their culture.

https://news.azpm.org/p/state-and-local/2015/8/26/70909-navajo-language-decision-represents-paradigm-shift/
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Ernest Chingernudge - Sun, 01 Nov 2015 01:40:40 EST 2UMhwB95 No.12466 Reply
>>12407
>We genocided their people, we might as well try to preserve some of their culture.
I'm not even gonna touch the genocide deal so what we had better weapons they were raping and scalping the shit out of people but even if we were in the wrong so what? It's not our job to preserve any culture, no culture is stagnant.
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CrazyFolksTribe !owU3wSU682 - Tue, 03 Nov 2015 02:00:34 EST xqhoIX9m No.12469 Reply
>>12466
Culture from dead or dying groups of people doesn't have to be preserved, but it's nice when it is. Just for the sake of keeping more information around for the future.
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Polly Snodbanks - Wed, 09 Dec 2015 08:28:00 EST NQ5lHSFD No.12506 Reply
>>12407

americans already have the option

go to a native american reservation, someone will teach it to you, especially if you have money

or if you're enthusiastic, read about things you already know about on native american wikipedias

High Thoughts in different languages

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- Sat, 13 Jul 2013 10:20:59 EST ZbXVU1dA No.9704
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'Sup /lang/, I was thinking, you know how people say how you think is influenced by the language you think in? Do you find your "high thoughts" are influenced by the language you're thinking in? Do you ever purposefully think in a certain language when trying to solve certain problems?
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Betsy Fellybare - Sun, 18 Oct 2015 11:03:30 EST 2g2MzNuu No.12448 Reply
just get adminted for psychosis shits cash
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CrazyFolksTribe !owU3wSU682 - Wed, 21 Oct 2015 02:38:26 EST AgURDNDQ No.12452 Reply
When I'm high or tripping on dissociatives or psychedelics, I often think English sounds like a sloppy and awkward language. However, I don't involuntarily think in other languages even when on too many drugs.
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John Drankinforth - Sat, 31 Oct 2015 22:48:23 EST jYf4zYSf No.12465 Reply
>>9704
Actually I tend to make a lot of calques from Polish to Italian
>"zasada Pascala, kto zawijał, ten rozpala"
>"da Pascale la regola, fuma primo chi rotola"

que pasa, putos?

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- Fri, 04 Sep 2015 21:19:45 EST v1i/fdRg No.12391
File: 1441415985397.jpg -(62354B / 60.89KB, 960x460) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size. que pasa, putos?
este thread es para practicar español. Bebí un poco de cerveza, y esto parace como un idea buena. Estudié español muchos años passado, pero lo olvidé. Dos mes atrás, comiencé aprender tambien. Voy ser fluente proximo año.
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Emma Simmlehug - Sat, 03 Oct 2015 03:01:24 EST 2CI9q6H9 No.12433 Reply
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>>12417
Claro, perro.
Dare you to say it to a native speaker without them saying "No, 'colegio' means highschool not college!"
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Reuben Snodwater - Fri, 16 Oct 2015 00:23:12 EST wYcLwU7T No.12444 Reply
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Buf, que este thread ha existido mas que un mes y no hay mucho ver aqui. Perdon que no tengo tildes pero estoy demasiado perezoso en el momento sentarme y tipear cada codigo para incluirlos.

Bueno, tengo pregunta. Cuando estudiaba espanol en la uni use una vez un sitio de web en que puedes pagar un poco para conversar con un hablante de uno de varios idiomas que fue entrenado por la compania. Ya no me acuerdo el nombre del sitio y estoy curioso de que si alguien aqui lo sabe. La suerte no parece buena en esto pero espero que alguien sabe de que hablo.

Tambien, la foto es pertinente. Estudiaba durante dos meses del verano de 2012 en la Universidad de Salamanca, Espana.
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Hedda Nenningbanks - Tue, 27 Oct 2015 19:50:52 EST Pmvjg6MC No.12464 Reply
Yo comence de aprender espanol en la prepa (this is the best term for high school afaik) en una escuela militar Tejano. Estaba alli solomente un ano, regrese a Iowa y tome tres anos mas. Tambien fui de vacaciones a Mexico DF, Acapulco, Costa Rica, y de un lado de la frontera al otro muchas veces. La escuela militar esta en Harlingen, mis abuelos viven en McAllen ochenta porciento del ano, y mi madre era maestra en Reynosa mas que un ano. Hace un mes desde se caso con un migro. El esposo de mi madre ha vivido en Iowa quince anos, pero ya hablo espanol mucho mejor que el puede hablar ingles!!! Quizas me gustaria vivir en Costa Rica algun dia. Yo se que hablo espanol roto, pero es necesario usar esfuerzo y hacer errores para aprender y conservar lo que se aprende en la prepa. Mis primos tomeron cuatro anos tambien, pero sus habilidades son mas o menos inutil.

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