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by tarvos
Wed Oct 18, 2017 10:28 pm
Forum: Language logs
Topic: Rdearman (FR, IT, ZH) 2016/17 - The way of the lazy fist.
Replies: 487
Views: 30685

Re: Rdearman (FR, IT, ZH) 2016/17 - The way of the lazy fist.

French comprehension is more difficult because of the phonetic liaisons between words. Give it some time.
by tarvos
Wed Oct 18, 2017 1:27 pm
Forum: Language logs
Topic: Tarvos' новый лог
Replies: 611
Views: 43191

Re: Tarvos' новый лог

I am progressing slowly with my Spanish mock exams and I have continued to read in French. I've also read some other articles in foreign languages, such as a news article about a homophobic murder attempt in Rethymno, Greece (in Greek), a little bit in Czech, and obviously many things in Spanish and...
by tarvos
Wed Oct 18, 2017 1:11 pm
Forum: Language logs
Topic: Tristano's log 2017: Wanderland in the Netherlusts
Replies: 139
Views: 5526

Re: Tristano's log 2017: Wanderland in the Netherlusts

in German using du is not as common as Sie, although it has been on the rise. I would, as an adult, definitely want to know Sie first.
by tarvos
Tue Oct 17, 2017 8:20 am
Forum: General Language Discussion
Topic: The ‘I don't Hate Korean’ Thread
Replies: 11
Views: 572

Re: The ‘I don't Hate Korean’ Thread

Mandarin helps with vocabulary and understanding some words, nothing more than that in my experience.
by tarvos
Mon Oct 16, 2017 4:50 pm
Forum: Language logs
Topic: Tristano's log 2017: Wanderland in the Netherlusts
Replies: 139
Views: 5526

Re: Tristano's log 2017: Wanderland in the Netherlusts

Ich will es jetzt sehen / Jetzt will ich es sehen (different nuance in German) are both ok. Ich will jetzt es sehen is just... very un-German. The final r dropping in German is something typical of Hochdeutsch, and I would normally do the same, but many dialects tap or trill the r and especially in ...
by tarvos
Sun Oct 15, 2017 2:39 pm
Forum: Multilingual Room
Topic: How many years does it take to learn the second language as your native?
Replies: 77
Views: 3188

Re: How many years does it take to learn the second language as your native?

Kader Abdolah jumps to mind (Iranian - writes in Dutch)
by tarvos
Sun Oct 15, 2017 1:14 pm
Forum: Language logs
Topic: Overscore's log
Replies: 42
Views: 1068

Re: Overscore's log

Basically the French part of Brussels has a separate government from Wallonia. As Brussels is administered separately from Wallonia, these don't mix. In Flanders they have been integrated yes. The seat is in Brussels.
by tarvos
Sat Oct 14, 2017 6:44 pm
Forum: Language logs
Topic: Tarvos' новый лог
Replies: 611
Views: 43191

Re: Tarvos' новый лог

I was so tired I fell asleep right before my Portuguese class the other day. It seems I am either overworked or my liver is just acting up. I have nearly finished Night Watch and also finished my first DELE C2 Spanish model. There are some things left to improve, but it's looking good. Not that I am...
by tarvos
Sat Oct 14, 2017 9:29 am
Forum: General Language Discussion
Topic: Reading foreign handwriting
Replies: 4
Views: 432

Re: Reading foreign handwriting

I nearly always write in cursive
by tarvos
Thu Oct 12, 2017 8:49 am
Forum: Practical Questions and Advice
Topic: French Word use - help needed
Replies: 2
Views: 116

Re: French Word use - help needed

I'm not sure what you are even trying to say in some of these cases. I think you are trying to translate the English way too literally. I am not sure your problem is limited to word choice but it also extends to grammar and formulation in general.

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