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by Tomás
Tue Mar 28, 2017 1:48 am
Forum: General Language Discussion
Topic: What is your experience with taking breaks from language study?
Replies: 5
Views: 150

Re: What is your experience with taking breaks from language study?

Depends what you mean by "break". I have been going non-stop for two years, but at varying degrees of intensity. By keeping an L2 audiobook in my car and by checking the news in L2 every morning, I get at least a little L2 in every day even if it does not involve studying.
by Tomás
Mon Mar 27, 2017 8:30 pm
Forum: Practical Questions and Advice
Topic: Ways to study verbs
Replies: 10
Views: 246

Re: Ways to study verbs

Both. Mostly #2, but occasionally looking at a grammar book so that I can recognize the conjugation patterns.
by Tomás
Mon Mar 27, 2017 8:26 pm
Forum: Language logs
Topic: Lilly's log - French, Russian and reluctant Spanish
Replies: 150
Views: 4162

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

Solamente me quieres un huevo? Por que te quiero un pollo entero.
by Tomás
Mon Mar 27, 2017 1:05 am
Forum: Language logs
Topic: Lilly's log - French, Russian and reluctant Spanish
Replies: 150
Views: 4162

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

I love you an egg? Is an egg a lot or a little?
by Tomás
Mon Mar 27, 2017 12:49 am
Forum: Study Groups
Topic: Le groupe français 2016 - 2017 Les Voyageurs
Replies: 932
Views: 40412

Re: Le groupe français 2016 - 2017 Les Voyageurs

Hi guys! I haven't really been posting much but I'm still around. I'm still studying although I took a few days off here and there do to a recent move and some other things going on in life. Since I completed the passive phase of Assimil's New French With Ease I kind of gave up on the active phase....
by Tomás
Sun Mar 26, 2017 3:34 pm
Forum: Language logs
Topic: Ani's 2017 Log
Replies: 114
Views: 3450

Re: Ani's 2017 Log

This guy has a relatively painless method for learning the Greek alphabet: https://www.amazon.com/Learn-Ancient-Greek-Latin-Language/dp/0715627589 I wish all new alphabets were taught like this. Basically he teaches you a couple of letters at a time, and then gives you reading practice using only th...
by Tomás
Sun Mar 26, 2017 2:44 am
Forum: Language logs
Topic: ShawnP's Spanish Adventure
Replies: 48
Views: 1679

Re: ShawnP's Spanish Adventure

Tomas, That's what I was talking about in last post. I've downloaded every single mp3 already and listen to many of them sporadically as I'm not able to understand much of it. Imagine how great it would be if all transcripts were available. I.E. GOLDMINE. I'm positive my listening has improved dram...
by Tomás
Fri Mar 24, 2017 3:39 pm
Forum: Language logs
Topic: Lilly's log - French, Russian and reluctant Spanish
Replies: 150
Views: 4162

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

If you like Raymond Chandler you might love James M Cain:

https://www.amazon.com/James-M.-Cain/e/B000APBEEQ

Really excellent use of the mid-20th century American vernacular, and a fantastic story-teller to boot.
by Tomás
Thu Mar 23, 2017 6:53 pm
Forum: Study Groups
Topic: Le groupe français 2016 - 2017 Les Voyageurs
Replies: 932
Views: 40412

Re: Le groupe français 2016 - 2017 Les Voyageurs

French without Toil is full of songs. What a great course.
by Tomás
Thu Mar 23, 2017 6:51 pm
Forum: Practical Questions and Advice
Topic: Latin phrase/word for a tattoo
Replies: 5
Views: 123

Re: Latin phrase/word for a tattoo

I would go with "Illegitimi non carborundum":

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Illegitimi_non_carborundum

Or better yet, don't get a tattoo. They're unattractive and non-sexy.

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