Lawyer&Mom, Less is More (French & German)

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Re: Lawyer&Mom, Less is More (French & German)

Postby DaveAgain » Wed May 27, 2020 4:28 am

Re nice programmes.

For French I like Louis la Braconte. Bad Eggs appear in the storylines just to provide Louis with someone who needs his help. He then gets everyone else to help them too.

It also has a Citroen H van, and some nice scenery! :-)
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Re: Lawyer&Mom, Less is More (French & German)

Postby Lawyer&Mom » Thu May 28, 2020 4:07 pm

I’m always looking for new series! Watching TV is basically my only hobby at the moment, and I always need more ideas!

Good news! Deutschland 89 has finished filming and is in post-production! Yay!

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deutschland_89

Disappointed to hear that a third season of Shtisel was due to begin filming, but was halted by the pandemic. Such a good show.
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Re: Lawyer&Mom, Less is More (French & German)

Postby guyome » Thu May 28, 2020 6:06 pm

Lawyer&Mom wrote:Disappointed to hear that a third season of Shtisel was due to begin filming, but was halted by the pandemic. Such a good show.
That's too bad, I really enjoyed the first two seasons and was pleasantly surprised by the amount of Yiddish they put in.
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Re: Lawyer&Mom, Less is More (French & German)

Postby Lawyer&Mom » Fri Jul 31, 2020 10:59 pm

I miss my language hobby. I tried reading a French book. Nope, still don’t have the attention span for that. But I think I can click things, and I love the soothing repetition of learning at the A1 level. So I’ve resurrected my Irish Memrise course from way back. It’s based off of Buntus Cainte, and I allegedly know almost 300 words! (Not hardly, but it’s fun nevertheless.)

They now let you skip the typing questions which is delightful, but I do try to do them when I feel up to it. The user interface is very pretty now. It’s a shame their own language courses were always underwhelming...
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Re: Lawyer&Mom, Less is More (French & German)

Postby Lawyer&Mom » Tue Aug 04, 2020 7:32 pm

So now I’ve jumped into the Duolingo Irish course. I’d previously heard bad things, but there aren’t many accessible Irish resources so I figured it was worth a try. I love it. But wow, I really feel for the casual language learner who decides to dabble in Irish... If this wasn’t my fifth or six Indo-European language.... If I didn’t know VSO was a thing... If I hadn’t forked out for Duolingo Pro... The course is opaque enough you really need to be comfortable trying things out and making mistakes. It’s a great way to learn, except when you are constrained by the inane heart system. (I hadn’t touched Duolingo in awhile and my goodness that was a nasty surprise!)
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Re: Lawyer&Mom, Less is More (French & German)

Postby Lawyer&Mom » Sun Nov 01, 2020 10:03 pm

So today i have a 90 day Duolingo streak. Irish and I parted ways about a week ago. It was amicable, no shame in a nice three month language dalliance. I’ve unexpectedly jumped into Duolingo German. Man, we give Duolingo a hard time, and deservedly so, but it is *great* for revising a language you already know. I’m racing through the German tree, not go for five crowns on each level like I had with Irish. Two crowns for the grammar I really need to practice, just one crown for the themey vocabulary. (I know more than enough German occupations and vegetables, thank you.).
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Re: Lawyer&Mom, Less is More (French & German)

Postby javier_getafe » Mon Nov 09, 2020 3:39 pm

Lawyer&Mom wrote:Happy to recommend a much better German film on Netflix: Holiday Secrets. Don’t judge it for having such a basic title. This is four generations of secrets and one gorgeous beach house! With an excellent cast and even better lighting! Technically it’s a three part mini-series, but the episodes are short, it’s basically a movie. I love that despite the plot twists the characters are realistic. They seem like a real family. This could totally happen. There is a lot of jumping back and forth in time, but they cast the younger and older versions of the characters so well you can keep track of everyone. Yay!



Noted down! I've got absence of really good modern series! The ones with a begin and a end in 2 or 3 seasons with completed stories are really my type. I dont like endless series.
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Re: Lawyer&Mom, Less is More (French & German)

Postby Lawyer&Mom » Tue Nov 17, 2020 9:34 pm

So my German textbook came with a surprise 2021 Cow Calendar!

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I’m inordinately pleased!
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Re: Lawyer&Mom, Less is More (French & German)

Postby Ogrim » Wed Nov 18, 2020 9:54 pm

As we say in French: Ah la vache! C'est sympa ça!
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Re: Lawyer&Mom, Less is More (French & German)

Postby javier_getafe » Sun Dec 27, 2020 9:00 am

javier_getafe wrote:
Lawyer&Mom wrote:Happy to recommend a much better German film on Netflix: Holiday Secrets. Don’t judge it for having such a basic title. This is four generations of secrets and one gorgeous beach house! With an excellent cast and even better lighting! Technically it’s a three part mini-series, but the episodes are short, it’s basically a movie. I love that despite the plot twists the characters are realistic. They seem like a real family. This could totally happen. There is a lot of jumping back and forth in time, but they cast the younger and older versions of the characters so well you can keep track of everyone. Yay!



Noted down! I've got absence of really good modern series! The ones with a begin and a end in 2 or 3 seasons with completed stories are really my type. I dont like endless series.


Holiday Secrets was over! I have been relished the series for the last days and I have to say that it was an utterly pleasure to see how it goes back and forth. Fantastic cast and plot. Very good recommendation, thank you so much. It is moving and touching. If you had another series just like that, let me know please.

Merry Christmas!!
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