Jeff's language log

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jeff_lindqvist
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Re: Jeff's language log

Postby jeff_lindqvist » Sat Sep 19, 2020 11:05 am

2020 - Summary of week 37

Time for a late reply.

CA: Another three lessons from Primer Curso de Catalán. One episode of Drama.

DE: I found a handful of easy readers and picked Die Zürcher Verlobung (Barbara Noack). Level C means a vocabulary of 1800 words.

GA: More podcasts.

PT: More Duolingo and stories.

RU: More Я познаю мир - История России.

ZH: You are my sisters / 你是我的姐妹, episodes 31-34.

Nothing exciting, I know.
9 x
Leabhair/Greannáin léite as Gaeilge: 9 / 18
Ar an seastán oíche: Oileán an Órchiste
Duolingo - finished trees: sp/ga/de/fr/pt/it
Finnish with extra pain : 100 / 100

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David27
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Abandoned languages :( Greek, Czech, Bengali, Arabic
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Re: Jeff's language log

Postby David27 » Sat Sep 19, 2020 11:09 am

What type of show is 你是我的姐妹 and on what platform do you watch it?
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Re: Jeff's language log

Postby jeff_lindqvist » Sat Sep 19, 2020 11:33 am

I found a Youtube channel which has many series. This one is a mix of romantic comedy and drama. Summary here:
https://www.viki.com/tv/27979c-you-are-my-sisters

After I finish this one, I think I'll choose something from another genre.
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Leabhair/Greannáin léite as Gaeilge: 9 / 18
Ar an seastán oíche: Oileán an Órchiste
Duolingo - finished trees: sp/ga/de/fr/pt/it
Finnish with extra pain : 100 / 100

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jeff_lindqvist
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Re: Jeff's language log

Postby jeff_lindqvist » Mon Sep 21, 2020 10:00 pm

2020 - Summary of week 38

One or two books finished. One game of Infinity. While reading The Loom of Languages I became inspired to start studying Latin (again). Not this week though.

CA: Another three lessons from Primer Curso de Catalán. The remaining episodes of Drama. The last two didn't have Catalan subtitles (I chose Spanish instead). What next? Something from TV3 Catalunya, perhaps.

DE: I finished Die Zürcher Verlobung and started another easy reader.

GA: More podcasts. One featured an interview with a guy (the name escapes me at the moment) who sounded like an older Ciarán O'Mhaoinaigh. I think he was from Gaoth Dobhair as well.

PT: More Duolingo and stories.

RU: More Я познаю мир - История России.

ZH: You are my sisters / 你是我的姐妹, episodes 35-37.
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Leabhair/Greannáin léite as Gaeilge: 9 / 18
Ar an seastán oíche: Oileán an Órchiste
Duolingo - finished trees: sp/ga/de/fr/pt/it
Finnish with extra pain : 100 / 100

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cjareck
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Re: Jeff's language log

Postby cjareck » Tue Sep 22, 2020 4:53 am

jeff_lindqvist wrote:RU: More Я познаю мир - История России.

I think I had already written that somewhere - since last 500 years is Polish-Russian rivalry, that we lost, you should return to Polish study and look for those events described from the Polish side to create your own opinion :)
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jeff_lindqvist
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Re: Jeff's language log

Postby jeff_lindqvist » Tue Sep 22, 2020 3:58 pm

No opinion - I'm just trying my best to decipher the damn thing. :D It may not be the best way to improve one's reading skills in Russian (definitely not the quickest...), but I'm plugging along.

Then, in a hundred years or so, I'll ask you for some book suggestions on the topic. ;)
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Leabhair/Greannáin léite as Gaeilge: 9 / 18
Ar an seastán oíche: Oileán an Órchiste
Duolingo - finished trees: sp/ga/de/fr/pt/it
Finnish with extra pain : 100 / 100

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jeff_lindqvist
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Re: Jeff's language log

Postby jeff_lindqvist » Thu Oct 01, 2020 6:35 am

2020 - Summary of week 39

Time for a short update.

One or two books finished.

CA: Another four lessons from Primer Curso de Catalán. Five-six lessons left.

DE: I finished the other easy reader and started a third one.

GA: More podcasts.

PT: More Duolingo and stories.

RU: More Я познаю мир - История России.

ZH: You are my sisters / 你是我的姐妹, episode 38.

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At work, I passed by a co-worker who was helping one of the international students.
Co-worker: (Adressing me) Hey, you're back! (Turning to the student) This is the guy I told you about.
Student: Ah, you speak Chinese too!
I: 哪里哪里,我只会说一点点... :oops:
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Leabhair/Greannáin léite as Gaeilge: 9 / 18
Ar an seastán oíche: Oileán an Órchiste
Duolingo - finished trees: sp/ga/de/fr/pt/it
Finnish with extra pain : 100 / 100

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jeff_lindqvist
Black Belt - 2nd Dan
Posts: 2103
Joined: Sun Aug 16, 2015 9:52 pm
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Re: Jeff's language log

Postby jeff_lindqvist » Sun Oct 11, 2020 5:26 pm

2020 - Summary of week 40

Time for a very late update. I came across a bag of second hand easy readers in French, German and Spanish. I also got hold of some material for Bosnian - Gramatika bosanskoga jezika and Bosanski jezik. Maybe a future language for me.

CA: Finally done with the course.

DE: I finished the third easy reader (also the second by Siegfried Lenz) and grabbed one from the bag mentioned above.

GA: More podcasts.

PT: More Duolingo and stories.

RU: More Я познаю мир - История России. Almost done with that one.

ZH: You are my sisters / 你是我的姐妹, episode 39-41. Done! I started watching another series, called Reborn.
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Leabhair/Greannáin léite as Gaeilge: 9 / 18
Ar an seastán oíche: Oileán an Órchiste
Duolingo - finished trees: sp/ga/de/fr/pt/it
Finnish with extra pain : 100 / 100

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jeff_lindqvist
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Posts: 2103
Joined: Sun Aug 16, 2015 9:52 pm
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Re: Jeff's language log

Postby jeff_lindqvist » Sun Oct 18, 2020 4:59 pm

2020 - Summary of week 41

Time for another late update. One or two books finished.

DE: More reading in Er war sechzehn, als man ihn hängte (Alexander Goeb). The language isn't difficult. It's Gruppe B - mittelschwer. On Amazon it says Lesen Leicht Gemacht - Level 2, whatever that means. The older Ernst Klett Verlag editions have four levels named A (600 words), B (1200 words), C (1800 words) and D (2400 words).

GA: More podcasts.

PT: More Duolingo.

RU: Finally finished Я познаю мир - История России. I have another volume in the series. Maybe next year.

ZH: Reborn / 重生, episode 2.
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Leabhair/Greannáin léite as Gaeilge: 9 / 18
Ar an seastán oíche: Oileán an Órchiste
Duolingo - finished trees: sp/ga/de/fr/pt/it
Finnish with extra pain : 100 / 100

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