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by tomgosse
Tue Mar 28, 2017 3:01 pm
Forum: General Language Discussion
Topic: How Did You Learn Your First Foreign Language?
Replies: 13
Views: 163

Re: How Did You Learn Your First Foreign Language?

My first second language was Latin. I took it for two years in Junior High School. I did terrible because my first choice was French, and I didn't get into that class. My next second language was Russian. I purchase a book named Look And Learn Russian . I looked but didn't learn. :( Currently I am s...
by tomgosse
Mon Mar 27, 2017 9:31 pm
Forum: Language logs
Topic: Lilly's log - French, Russian and reluctant Spanish
Replies: 150
Views: 4164

Re: Lilly's log - French, Russian and reluctant Spanish

The problem, of course, is that huevo can also be a quite innocent word, a lot depends on the context (and the listener). I'm reminded of a story my friend told me about his German teacher. He was acting out different animals while describing them in German, and the students were supposed to guess ...
by tomgosse
Mon Mar 27, 2017 9:09 pm
Forum: General Language Discussion
Topic: You know you're a language nerd when…
Replies: 677
Views: 57252

Re: You know you're a language nerd when…

Atinkoriko wrote:When you get rather displeased over the abysmal quality of Facebook's translations for comments and pages.

I just came across this bizarre translation from Arabic to English on Facebook. I couldn't understand why someone who is offering condolences would want someone's money to be blessed.
by tomgosse
Mon Mar 27, 2017 1:43 pm
Forum: General Language Discussion
Topic: correct translation of arabic
Replies: 3
Views: 108

Re: correct translation of arabic

Thank you for your help.
"God have mercy on her and upon all your departed ones"

That translation makes sense.
by tomgosse
Mon Mar 27, 2017 11:32 am
Forum: Language logs
Topic: La grande aventure de Thomas dans le monde des francophones.
Replies: 280
Views: 18694

Re: La grande aventure de Thomas dans le monde des francophones.

Ces deux je vais regarder sans sous-titres en anglais. There are two clauses: 1. Ces deux You can't say that without anything after like "these two" in English. It is necessary to mention the object. You can replace the object "films" by "là" linked with a hyphen. 2. j...
by tomgosse
Mon Mar 27, 2017 12:52 am
Forum: General Language Discussion
Topic: correct translation of arabic
Replies: 3
Views: 108

correct translation of arabic

Could someone who speaks Arabic please give me the correct translation of this Arabic sentence :
الله يرحمها، ويرحم جميع أمواتك!

Facebook translation gives this:
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by tomgosse
Sun Mar 26, 2017 1:39 pm
Forum: Language logs
Topic: Slow Learning: French and Hindi
Replies: 35
Views: 1198

Re: Slow Learning: French and Hindi

I can search by "Audio and Subtitles" on my computer, but for some reason this doesn't exist on the WiiU app. Unfortunately, this gives you every show that has a French language track, not just films and shows originally in French. They used to have a sub-menu for countries under the Inte...
by tomgosse
Sat Mar 25, 2017 6:12 pm
Forum: Language logs
Topic: La grande aventure de Thomas dans le monde des francophones.
Replies: 280
Views: 18694

Re: La grande aventure de Thomas dans le monde des francophones.

Ces deux je vais regarder sans sous-titres en anglais. This sounds to me like you're planning to watch them in English without subtitles. I believe you'd drop the "en" to say "without English subtitles". How much of Un village francais do you have? I watched a lot and then burnt...
by tomgosse
Sat Mar 25, 2017 2:52 pm
Forum: Language logs
Topic: La grande aventure de Thomas dans le monde des francophones.
Replies: 280
Views: 18694

Re: La grande aventure de Thomas dans le monde des francophones.

Bonjour mes amies, J'ai terminé le chapitre un du français en action. Ce week-end, je vais faire une pause et regarder des films français. J'ai déjà regardé La Vie En Rose et Le Petit Nicolas . Ces deux je vais regarder sans sous-titres en anglais. J'ai aussi Un Village Français . C'est celui que je...
by tomgosse
Fri Mar 24, 2017 11:09 pm
Forum: Technical Support and Feature Requests
Topic: Mods locking threads
Replies: 13
Views: 559

Re: Mods locking threads

So when I log in I have to do this: ⋅ Disapprove all the Viagra, pornography posts and other spam, then ban the account(s). ⋅ Read and respond to all the PM's from all the people who are having a problem with the site, or another user, or some other thing which only an administr...

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