The Answers to Discussion Topics

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Re: The Answers to Discussion Topics

Postby StringerBell » Sat Jun 22, 2019 10:48 pm

Q: when to start with tutors -- is it suitable for pure beginners?
A: tutors are only suitable for impure beginners.
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Re: The Answers to Discussion Topics

Postby Iversen » Sun Jun 23, 2019 7:33 am

Q: Crazy Challenge anyone?
A: .. why not?
A to A: Because and 'cos

Q: when to start with tutors -- is it suitable for pure beginners?
A: It was a good idea at first... [French, followed by German, Russian, Mandarin]

Q: Can you translate this text on a japanese image...
Preliminary phase: Should Know Better But French, Spanish and Japanese
Phase 1: New to translating texts
Phase 2: Lost In Translation

Q: What I talk about when I talk in Spanish
A: Probably things like que cuando como y donde

Q: What do you think is the "best" way to read in a target language?
A1: How much should I understand something for it to be worth it?
A2: Grammar-Translation, Translation Drills, Assimil Active Wave, Back-Translation, and Bruce Lee

Q: What made you wary of language learning?
A1: The things the snake oil salesmen forgot to tell you
A2: Boy genius with 149 plus IQ
A3: Polish things that don’t fit
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Re: The Answers to Discussion Topics

Postby Mooby » Mon Jul 01, 2019 2:23 pm

Q : How did the ancients and the people of the past learn languages?
A: They all used 'Reach Fluency in 400 years' - now available in a handy 3 ton tablet edition (free chisel provided).
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Re: The Answers to Discussion Topics

Postby Cainntear » Mon Aug 12, 2019 6:14 pm

Final Reminder re. Self-Promotion

Thanks for the reminder. I've now appointed myself as chairman of the board.
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Re: The Answers to Discussion Topics

Postby Mooby » Wed Aug 14, 2019 5:19 pm

Q. General Language Log
A. + Major Grammar Study
= Private Meltdown / Corporal Punishment
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Re: The Answers to Discussion Topics

Postby badger » Wed Aug 14, 2019 8:27 pm

rdearman wrote:Q: What to Pair with German Assimil with ease?
A: A South African Merlot or perhaps a nice Chardonnay.
some fava beans & a nice Chianti.
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Re: The Answers to Discussion Topics

Postby Serpent » Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:01 pm

Q: Best French adult newspaper for learner of 12 months.
A: something with many pictures
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Re: The Answers to Discussion Topics

Postby zenmonkey » Mon Aug 26, 2019 1:53 pm

How do people judge the difficulty of a language they’re studying?

Randomly and subjectively.

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Re: The Answers to Discussion Topics

Postby Teango » Mon Aug 26, 2019 6:44 pm

@zenmonkey

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TIL The maximum score for This is Spinal Tap goes up to 11 in IMDB (in case ratings need that extra push over the cliff in Amazon)! 8-)
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Re: The Answers to Discussion Topics

Postby IronMike » Sun Sep 01, 2019 11:10 pm

Q: Sexiest Accent for Non-native English speaker
A: Mine of course. Non-native English speakers just love my accent!

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