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by the1whoknocks
Wed Oct 04, 2017 5:53 am
Forum: Language logs
Topic: James29's Spanish and French Log
Replies: 294
Views: 18149

Re: James29's Spanish and French Log

Congrats on your latest business developments. I’d wish you, ‘good luck’ moving forward, but I suspect that luck will have nothing to do with your success. I’ll just wait to read about it when it happens. Cuatro estaciones looks good but is challenging my comprehension skills a bit. Some people I un...
by the1whoknocks
Tue Sep 26, 2017 6:22 am
Forum: Language logs
Topic: James29's Spanish and French Log
Replies: 294
Views: 18149

Re: James29's Spanish and French Log

Cuatro estaciones looks good but is challenging my comprehension skills a bit. Some people I understand perfectly, and others leave me saying, “say what now?” I think I’ll watch this one slowly. Thanks for the mention. They definitely got me with the trailer and the online articles. As you've mentio...
by the1whoknocks
Tue Sep 26, 2017 5:22 am
Forum: Language logs
Topic: A(nother) Spanish Log - Transition from Intermediate to Advanced
Replies: 79
Views: 4973

Re: A(nother) Spanish Log - Transition from Intermediate to Advanced

It’s been a while since the last update, but I’ve still been going with Spanish. For the first time in Spanish, I read 300+ pages in 8 days. Actually, I re-read 300+ pages in 8 days. Not a big deal either way, but is a first for me in Spanish and feels great. The book was Latin Kings: mi vida sangir...
by the1whoknocks
Tue Sep 12, 2017 11:26 pm
Forum: Language logs
Topic: A(nother) Spanish Log - Transition from Intermediate to Advanced
Replies: 79
Views: 4973

Re: A(nother) Spanish Log - Transition from Intermediate to Advanced

Your last two posts were excellent. As James said, you motivated me and some of the feelings you are having are The same ones I am going through. We started this journey of Spanish within a few months of each other and I understand everything you are saying and we have very similar goals. Thanks ag...
by the1whoknocks
Tue Sep 12, 2017 11:16 pm
Forum: Language logs
Topic: A(nother) Spanish Log - Transition from Intermediate to Advanced
Replies: 79
Views: 4973

Re: A(nother) Spanish Log - Transition from Intermediate to Advanced

Your last post is a great guide for the aspiring student of Spanish. Great attitude. You motivate me. And, don't forget the really long hill to push the snow down. That's critical. Pushing downhill makes it easier and more enjoyable. Thanks, James and great catch – The long hill is one of the most ...
by the1whoknocks
Tue Sep 05, 2017 6:08 pm
Forum: Language logs
Topic: A(nother) Spanish Log - Transition from Intermediate to Advanced
Replies: 79
Views: 4973

Re: A(nother) Spanish Log - Transition from Intermediate to Advanced

How will the next three years of my life be better than the last three thanks to Spanish? … Maybe I should back up a bit. Three years ago to the day I decided to start learning Spanish. That decision has led to more rewarding experiences than I had the foresight to anticipate. It’s crazy how time f...
by the1whoknocks
Fri Sep 01, 2017 8:16 pm
Forum: Language logs
Topic: James29's Spanish and French Log
Replies: 294
Views: 18149

Re: James29's Spanish and French Log

It’s a great feeling knowing that there are telemarketers out there being trolled. It would not be so bad if one could at least choose the language they would like to be hassled in. Now that you mention it, I’m tempted to agree with you that it might be more common to learn a language without flashc...
by the1whoknocks
Tue Aug 22, 2017 12:51 am
Forum: General Language Discussion
Topic: “all you need to learn a language is …”
Replies: 30
Views: 2327

Re: “all you need to learn a language is …”

This might fall under motivation, or be obvious, but I'd say: belief that it's really possible, and realistic expectations are important. I admit, that may just be stating the obvious .. or don't matter once one's motivation is strong enough. I say this never having learned a second language to an a...
by the1whoknocks
Tue Aug 22, 2017 12:34 am
Forum: General Language Discussion
Topic: Decision making in a second language - more distant ?
Replies: 3
Views: 364

Re: Decision making in a second language - more distant ?

Nice food for thought. I'd be hesisitant to say I "speak" a foreign language, but I can "communicate" in Spanish. In terms of being more distant, I can only think to what I’m willing to say. ... I have noticed that I am much more willing, likely even, to say a swear word in Spani...

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