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by bpasseri
Thu Jul 20, 2017 2:57 pm
Forum: General Language Discussion
Topic: Do you write in your textbooks?
Replies: 45
Views: 1392

Re: Do you write in your textbooks?

Just thinking hypothetically about writing in a book gives me a panic attack :lol:
by bpasseri
Wed Jul 19, 2017 12:49 am
Forum: Language logs
Topic: Gotta Catch'em All
Replies: 5
Views: 353

Re: Gotta Catch'em All

I'm currently on vacation in South Carolina, so I haven't been able to really buckle down and study a lot recently. Spanish: Continuing to talk to my friend via audio messages on Telegram. I need for her to come back from Puerto Rico so we can have real conversations again! I definitely have noticed...
by bpasseri
Mon Jul 17, 2017 4:21 am
Forum: Study Groups
Topic: Italian study group
Replies: 77
Views: 5669

Re: Italian study group

Thanks for your reply, I don't have an e-reader, but I looked up 'Io Non Ho Paura pdf' and the entire book (I think) came up; 211 pages, so if this is a legal copy and the entire book I will just read this. If not I can buy it on iBooks and read it on my mac. Either way I don't think I could get it...
by bpasseri
Sat Jul 15, 2017 3:46 am
Forum: Study Groups
Topic: Le groupe français 2016 - 2017 Les Voyageurs
Replies: 1157
Views: 61672

Re: Le groupe français 2016 - 2017 Les Voyageurs

I am trying to understand the difference between two different French word usages that are similar when translated into English. Exhibit #1 Il y avait là des femmes à la fin de l'adolescence. There were ladies in their late teens . Exhibit #2 Finalement et comme toujours, il y eut de remarquables p...
by bpasseri
Fri Jul 14, 2017 11:15 pm
Forum: General Language Discussion
Topic: How fast can you learn a related language?
Replies: 9
Views: 592

Re: How fast can you learn a related language?

To play devil's advocate- the devil is always in the details. When I had learned Spanish to an advanced level, probably C1, I decided that Portuguese would be my next language. It's true that I started with a huge advantage and could understand the gist of formal writing easily before I started. Th...
by bpasseri
Fri Jul 14, 2017 11:05 pm
Forum: General Language Discussion
Topic: Countries with the Best Foreign Language Education
Replies: 59
Views: 1694

Re: Countries with the Best Foreign Language Education

I would guess this part is not a priority in the tight budget of public libraries. And the librarians have no clue about language learning. Off the top of my head... Our library (where I've been working since 2006) has teaching material (textbook+audio) for Swedish (as a second language), Danish, I...
by bpasseri
Fri Jul 14, 2017 4:43 pm
Forum: General Language Discussion
Topic: Duolingo Japanese
Replies: 7
Views: 253

Duolingo Japanese

What are peoples' opinions on Duolingo Japanese? I started it and am really not a fan. I don't really think Japanese is the kind of language that, for a native English speaker at least, one can learn without any kind of explanation. I know a somewhat limited amount about Japanese sentence structure,...
by bpasseri
Fri Jul 14, 2017 3:04 am
Forum: Study Groups
Topic: German group
Replies: 225
Views: 10909

Re: German group

What resources would you guys recommend for a complete beginner learning German on their own? I never really thought I would start German but I started the Duolingo German tree because of a bit of wanderlust and now I'm hooked! :D I'm more of a traditional textbook learner than someone who likes dia...
by bpasseri
Thu Jul 13, 2017 2:51 am
Forum: Language logs
Topic: Gotta Catch'em All
Replies: 5
Views: 353

Re: Gotta Catch'em All

This past week has been really listening focused (my nice way of saying I've basically just been watching TV :lol: ) Spanish: I tried starting La Niña but the first episode didn't interest me all that much, not sure if I'll continue. French: Started Marseille, which is somewhat interesting but I hon...
by bpasseri
Wed Jul 12, 2017 3:05 am
Forum: Language logs
Topic: Lilly's log - French, Russian, Spanish and Italian
Replies: 437
Views: 16611

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

That's so amazing that you learned French so quickly!!! What is your PhD in that you needed to learn French? I've always dreamed of getting a PhD in Comparative Lit so I actually have an excuse to learn a ton of languages... maybe some day :lol:

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