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montmorency
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 Message 3153 of 3735
21 November 2013 at 10:58pm | IP Logged 
Mooby wrote:
...when you receive a book ordered from the country of your TL, and treat
the 4 sheets of newspaper it's wrapped in like precious relics (and to be read before the
book itself).



Come to think, they should make that compulsory (sending wrapped in newspaper I mean).
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1e4e6
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 Message 3154 of 3735
21 November 2013 at 11:02pm | IP Logged 
DaraghM wrote:
When you visit a bookshop and can’t find a language book you don’t
already own.


This never happened to me at Blackwell's though--it is like a sort of heaven for language
learners if one goes to the foreign language section. I think in my life I have spent
around £500 there on language materials.

Edited by 1e4e6 on 21 November 2013 at 11:06pm

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beano
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 Message 3155 of 3735
25 November 2013 at 11:42pm | IP Logged 
You watch a TV documentary because you know that the presenter speaks the language of the country
where the programme is being filmed. Yet you have no real interest in the subject matter being covered.
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wv girl
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 Message 3156 of 3735
30 November 2013 at 3:25pm | IP Logged 
...when on a slow Saturday morning, you take the opportunity to practice listening comprehension in French &
Spanish by watching youtube videos in these languages about Catalan & Provencal.

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Serpent
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 Message 3157 of 3735
30 November 2013 at 7:13pm | IP Logged 
Antanas wrote:
Here is a very interesting textbook written in German that teaches you Portuguese while relying on your knowledge of Spanish:

Kontrastsprache Portugiesisch

There are also audio files (in continental Portuguese) online for the first part of the book.
When you look at this post and wonder if it can help you learn more German and Spanish given your knowledge of Portuguese.
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Julie
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 Message 3158 of 3735
30 November 2013 at 11:13pm | IP Logged 
Serpent wrote:
Antanas wrote:
Here is a very interesting textbook written in German that teaches you Portuguese while relying on your knowledge of Spanish:

Kontrastsprache Portugiesisch

There are also audio files (in continental Portuguese) online for the first part of the book.


When you use a fun thread to ask a fellow language learner for the specific link to the quoted post because the Google search on HTLAL has just failed you (and you are looking for opinions on another book from the same series. Badly.)

Serpent, would you give me the address? :)
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Duke100782
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 Message 3159 of 3735
02 December 2013 at 2:54pm | IP Logged 
Levi wrote:
...when setting your iPod to "shuffle" makes it switch between random foreign songs and
random language lessons.


One of my favorites! Guilty!

Right now though, stored in my iTouch are over a hundred Chinese podcast lessons (plus other languages)
and I've listened to each Chinese podcast lesson several times. I am so tempted to download many more
Spanish, Russian, French and other languages, but I must focus, focus, focus.

Once my Chinese is more fluent, I'll allow myself to download a lot more podcasts and a lot more languages!
I can't wait!

Edited by Duke100782 on 02 December 2013 at 3:08pm

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Serpent
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 Message 3160 of 3735
02 December 2013 at 3:41pm | IP Logged 
When you're disappointed that these cute pictures include so few languages.


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