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Carl
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Re: Introduce yourself here

Postby Carl » Fri Oct 30, 2020 7:59 pm

I lived five years each in Sweden and Norway and worked three months in the German-speaking part of Switzerland. Plus five months in Japan, as a teenager. I've picked up a bunch of the local language in each place, and tools like those discussed on this site give me hope that I can achieve at least B2 fluency in Spanish, despite barely having visited any Spanish-speaking countries. I keep some nodding reading and listening acquaintance with German, so it will be not entirely atrophied when I decide to focus on it again.

I've been mildly irritated for decades that I can't understand spoken Danish, even though I have no problem reading the language, so I've started a listening-reading experiment with the goal of being able to understand Danish TV, radio, and reasonably clear and Copenhagen-ish conversations. I have described and will chronicle the experiment on my language log, which, if I have successfully updated my profile, has a link off to the left here. In case the update hasn't taken hold yet, the log is at https://forum.language-learners.org/viewtopic.php?t=16220
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Re: Introduce yourself here

Postby tery » Tue Nov 24, 2020 3:49 pm

Heya!
I found this forum online whilst searching for some sort of language exchange/polyglot community (mostly because i feel having a community helps a lot with motivation) and decided to register because it looked really nice and welcoming!
I'm 23, from Germany, been a language enthusiast for a while now and have started to learn quite a bunch of them over the time (italian, spanish in school, after that russian and norwegian in uni), none of them stuck though, forgot almost everything of them. This year i started with french, this time not with an uni course which i think was really the crucial part of why i stuck through the beginners part this time and reached an (still low) intermediate level. Guess I just realized that learning languages is a really individual thing and i have to find my own ways to approach it.
So, I'm still putting in a lot of time with french and hoping to become fluent, and this year i also started learning mandarin as well. somewhere along the line i wanna pick up spanish and russian again, but thats really just a thing for the future.

So, it's nice to meet you all!
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Re: Introduce yourself here

Postby MorkTheFiddle » Tue Nov 24, 2020 6:20 pm

Welcome to LLORG, Tery.
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Re: Introduce yourself here

Postby Znewna » Wed Nov 25, 2020 7:53 am

Hi! I'm new here.
I'm from Belgium. My native language is dutch. But I'm living in Germany for 20 years, so my german is very good. I'm learning french and italian and I'd like to exercise my english, which I've learned for 25 years at school and never practiced afterwards. :roll:
So I'm glad if you correct my faults.
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Re: Introduce yourself here

Postby Language patzer » Sat Nov 28, 2020 11:30 am

Hi, I am a Greek native speaker, from Athens.

I am going for C2 French. My current level is B2 on paper, but lower in reality.

I will study seriously, but I am learning for fun!

Nice to be here.
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Takechiyo5
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Re: Introduce yourself here

Postby Takechiyo5 » Mon Nov 30, 2020 2:28 am

Hello everyone!! I'm Takechiyo who is studying English. I live in Okinawa, Japan. Okinawa which is a small island in Japan has American bases. So I want to be able to speak English fluently and would like to have many native English speaker friends. But my English is not enough to joke or have really interesting conversations yet. I will be there eventually. I needed some forum to improve my English and I found this one. I'll do my best to help people who are studying Japanese, so if I post some questions about English, please help me :D
I look forward to have discussions with people who are on here. Thank you!!!
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Re: Introduce yourself here

Postby rdearman » Mon Nov 30, 2020 3:36 pm

Takechiyo5 wrote:Hello everyone!! I'm Takechiyo who is studying English. I live in Okinawa, Japan. Okinawa which is a small island in Japan has American bases. So I want to be able to speak English fluently and would like to have many native English speaker friends. But my English is not enough to joke or have really interesting conversations yet. I will be there eventually. I needed some forum to improve my English and I found this one. I'll do my best to help people who are studying Japanese, so if I post some questions about English, please help me :D
I look forward to have discussions with people who are on here. Thank you!!!

Hello and welcome !

I spend 2 years in Okinawa and loved the place and the people. Although I didn't manage to become fluent in Japanese.
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Re: Introduce yourself here

Postby Xenops » Mon Nov 30, 2020 3:42 pm

Takechiyo5 wrote:Hello everyone!! I'm Takechiyo who is studying English. I live in Okinawa, Japan. Okinawa which is a small island in Japan has American bases. So I want to be able to speak English fluently and would like to have many native English speaker friends. But my English is not enough to joke or have really interesting conversations yet. I will be there eventually. I needed some forum to improve my English and I found this one. I'll do my best to help people who are studying Japanese, so if I post some questions about English, please help me :D
I look forward to have discussions with people who are on here. Thank you!!!


Welcome! :D I have helped Japanese people with English, so I understand your struggle. Conversely, I find Japanese a challenge. ;) 頑張りましょ!Let's keep going!
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Re: Introduce yourself here

Postby Takechiyo5 » Mon Nov 30, 2020 5:24 pm

rdearman wrote:
Takechiyo5 wrote:Hello everyone!! I'm Takechiyo who is studying English. I live in Okinawa, Japan. Okinawa which is a small island in Japan has American bases. So I want to be able to speak English fluently and would like to have many native English speaker friends. But my English is not enough to joke or have really interesting conversations yet. I will be there eventually. I needed some forum to improve my English and I found this one. I'll do my best to help people who are studying Japanese, so if I post some questions about English, please help me :D
I look forward to have discussions with people who are on here. Thank you!!!

Hello and welcome !

I spend 2 years in Okinawa and loved the place and the people. Although I didn't manage to become fluent in Japanese.


oh! really? what did you do on Okinawa? And good to hear that you loved the place and the people here!!
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Re: Introduce yourself here

Postby rdearman » Mon Nov 30, 2020 6:32 pm

Takechiyo5 wrote:oh! really? what did you do on Okinawa? And good to hear that you loved the place and the people here!!

I was at Kadena AFB. A long time ago now, about 30 years.
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