A lot to tell about another extended weekend (yesterday was Labor's Day).
First Clozemaster is more exciting now that I have followers and people I follow. Also, I'm getting the hang of text input for Norwegian. I used to get most wrong and now most of my mistakes are either typos or sinonyms. I figured out the right answer is displayed on the blank line on the app, so I can use it on the app too.
Two lessons from Hello Chinese. Still over 40 to go, so I should think about a way to insert it into my routine also during the week, even if not everyday.
I'm on a watch-and-delete marathon. I got the whole series Les bleus: premiers pas dans la police, I managed to download Iron Fist in Georgian (brute force, как изкачать видео из... and the result was a Russian video grabbing site), I checked if my Estonian source is still working (it is), got more episodes from Mr. Robot (the first season, in Russian), got a few episodes of Legends of Tomorrow and a recent film starring Omar Sy, the guy on Intouchables.
I got Chinesepod and Chinese Learn Online. Chinesepod is a neverending resource. CLO might be more effective because it's graded according to the amount of Chinese in it, but I don't have the transcripts, only audio. I wonder if it's time to add a podcast slot for Chinese again. I'm watching the Yabla videos really intensively and it's paying off, but I miss the textual component as those videos are rather extracts.
I watched one episode of Futurama in Italian, after a long time, and I could compare how much I've improved after a few months. I used to struggle to follow the jokes even if I could watch other series fluently, but now this one too is quite transparent. I started to watch another episode of Travelers in German, it was fun to listen to, but babies got on the way.
Back into mon-fri studies, Russian in Exercises start to become serious. I'm studying adjectives, so far the nominative only. I really have to pay attention this time.
The book Fremdsprachenlernen mit System has a list of subcompetences for each of the 4 core competences. It can be useful to have a look at them just for the sake of, for example, writing prompts or mini challenges. I just learned that what we call "ata de reunião" is probably "session history" in English and "Sitzungsprotokoll" in German.
The compound verbs of 'decir' are regular in the future in Spanish...yikes!Accomplished language textbook: Assimil Perfectionnement Espagnol
A good book, but one has to be really prepared or have a solid background on another Romance language (like my being a native Portuguese speaker) if one wants to use it to its most and not feel overwhelmed at times. It starts with good cultural references but then it goes too much into the study of form, of the form of the language. I was expecting more references to literature.
Now I'm following my plan and doing La pratique courante de l'espagnol, from the same publishing house that does the excellent Méthode 90 (which I didn't use for Spanish but did for Mandarin Chinese). Meanwhile, I'm free for delving into native materials now! (According to my own goals). I do have audiobooks but I then I remembered there are podcasts that might be more interesting and up-to-date. The list of series grows each day after all the recommendations I read, but Aquí no hay quien viva and El ministerio del tiempo and Las Leyendas are on top. I'd like something Argentinian as well. Not picking any dubbed series in Spanish, though.Life of Tom:EstonianMa arvasin, et Tom seisab mu eest
, aga ma eksisin. Ta ei aidanud mind üldse.
- Kas sa oled Tomile öelnud?
- Ei, veel mitte. Ma ootan homseni, kuni ta tunneb end paremini. Tom ei käi koolis bussiga.
Ta elab ainult kahe kvartali kaugusel kooli.Tom lahkus enne filmi lõppu kinost lahkuma
, sest tema tütar oli haige. Tom ei tea oma tugevust.
Ta kardab kõike ja kõiki.
Ärge valage kohvi selle pudelil! Tom ütles seda üsna selgesti.Tom tahtis Mari heakskiitu
, sellepärast käitus ta nii kenasti eelmisel nädalal.Tom tahab sulle midagi öelda
. Kas Teil kohta aimu, mida ta tahab rääkida?- Tundub, et Tom meeldib sulle
. - Kas tõesti? Ta mulle ei meeldib. Ma ei arva, et see läheb hästi.
Estonian is a very inTOMsive set on Clozemaster, and it's taking me a lot of time even to come up with sequences to all the sentences below.