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tarvos
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 Message 1225 of 1511
01 August 2014 at 5:48pm | IP Logged 
På väg hem. Nu i Köpenhamn. Det får nog bli några berättelser om semestern, men det ska
ske senare, i synnerhet på portugisiska. När jag åter hemma ska jag plugga lite
kinesiska, få en känsla för språket. Lära mig dem där viktiga grejerna folk behöver
syssla med när de satsar på mandarin.

Edited by tarvos on 10 August 2014 at 11:43pm

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tarvos
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 Message 1226 of 1511
06 August 2014 at 10:40pm | IP Logged 
Home again, and going through a variety of languages today. Mostly French and Mandarin
today.
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 Message 1227 of 1511
10 August 2014 at 11:58pm | IP Logged 
POR: Escrevei sobre as minhas viagens escandinavas
aqui.

Não quero corrigir todas as minhas faltas agora. Mas você pode ver tudo no meu caderno.

SV: Dessutom har jag varit rätt uptagen med andra språk. Det gäller mest svenska,
franska och kinesiska. Vad gäller franska handlar det om professionell och yrkesmässig
utveckling, inte i minsta hörförståelse. Men vad ni kanske inte vet är att jag har köpt
en råd böcker i Sverige på några loppisar i Visby (tack vore vår egen forumhjälte
jeff_lindqvist - ytterligare en bra polyglott som jag har nu träffat som är också med
här). Men det betyder att jag fick 7 pocketböcker och en handbok om svensk grammatik
för 35 kronor - det är nog något att läsa, och det är lagom vad gäller min läsarbete
för de nästa veckorna. Jag har redan läst igenom hela handboken och två thriller av
Jens Lapidus (Snabba Cash och Aldrig f**ka Upp), och det är nog en hel del slang som
jag inte kände till, men jag känner mig nu lite bekvämare med det alltihop.

Men just nu läser jag Kampen om Järntronen på svenska, och jag måste erkänna att jag
har aldrig sett teve-serien; jag tänker bara läsa igenom den hela serien på FRÄMMANDE
språk, utan att ha hjälp av några originella böcker. Svenska ska va den första delen,
men jag ska sen hitta andra på tyska - jag har inte läst mycket tyska över senaste året
(jag tror att det var bara en bok) så jag ska kanske hitta det. Dessutom släpps XKCD's
Was wäre wenn snart, och den har jag också beställt på tyska.

CHI:我不类! 我爱书!

There will be more Greek this week (class) but apart from that the focus is mostly on
Chinese and for reading materials Swedish.

The reason I am focusing on Chinese is because I hope to go to China in the fall and
spend a month doing intensive Chinese courses, then teach English at a school in China.
I think all together I will spend almost 6 months in China if this project comes true,
but it is my plan. We will see if it becomes reality, but I think it will be, and for
that, I need to finally tackle Mandarin.

That's not to say you will not see any of the other languages here - I feel a bit more
comfortable writing even in the languages I am bad at, such as Greek, Portuguese and
Hebrew. And at some point I will study all of these languages in immersion and travel
settings, just like I should - just do not expect me to have full retention of my
skills in every language, and expect there to be some plateauing. My best languages are
the ones I use the most often, and those languages are the obvious suspects. I plan to
make French an important part of my life so it is number three, and there is very
little chance Russian or Swedish will disappear from my life at this point in time.
Romanian and German are less well represented but I can still speak German often if I
want to.



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 Message 1228 of 1511
13 August 2014 at 6:00pm | IP Logged 
Hey Tarvos -- Exciting that you're focusing on Mandarin now! I hope your plans of teaching
in China work out, that would really be something. :)
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 Message 1229 of 1511
14 August 2014 at 11:26am | IP Logged 
It's a necessity now. Travel is the big thing, as is work. My languages augment that. Not
vice versa usually. (Well sometimes).
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 Message 1230 of 1511
14 August 2014 at 11:02pm | IP Logged 
Is the travel a personal goal, or for something else? What draws you to China? (Sorry if
you've answered this earlier in your log and I missed it.)
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tarvos
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 Message 1231 of 1511
14 August 2014 at 11:21pm | IP Logged 
Hekje wrote:
Is the travel a personal goal, or for something else? What draws you to
China? (Sorry if
you've answered this earlier in your log and I missed it.)


The travel is mostly to get out of here (i.e. the Netherlands). The fact I am going to
China comes about because this is a cheap way to get an internship teaching English
without having to write 5000000 applications. And because Asia has demand for English
teachers. That's mostly the reason. Chinese is a side effect of this being the easiest
way for me to see something new right now while actually earning some money to keep up
a living and not spending tonnes. I need to move out and this will dump me on my own
for 5,5 months in China while I figure out what to do with my life after it.

I haven't posted much in the log about it and even if I had my guess is you would need
a language besides English to read it.

I am particularly drawn to China because I literally know jack shit about China. So in
that case I need to find out. Chinese is a big language too, so it might come in handy
at some point to have a smattering of Chinese.

I just want an excuse to travel and see the world, and China is basically the first
place I can easily get to.

I have a bunch of places I want to go to in the near future and in the long term:
Israel, Colombia, Mongolia and Korea are my targets after China, but I also really need
to visit a Francophone country and do some French immersion and get my high-level
French diploma. Then I also need to visit Samos at some point. Portugal would also be
interesting.

Long-term targets are Lebanon and Cape Verde.



Edited by tarvos on 14 August 2014 at 11:22pm

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 Message 1232 of 1511
18 August 2014 at 10:33pm | IP Logged 
POR:

Agora estou a aprender chinês continuamente. Cada dia - chinês, cada dia - pronunciação
do chinês. Os tons chineses não são fácil, mas tenho de aprender-os - sem tons ninguém
não pode pronunciar chinês correctamente. Escrevi um pouco de português com a minha
professora também. Sinto-me como o português devem melhor no tempo passado. Com certeza
o meu português escrito. Mas não fiz muito estúdio teorético - é só através de
conversações. Estou a procurar alguns parceiros para treinar o meu português - se
conhece algum, escreve-me.


SV:

Dessutom har jag läst lite svenska under helgen, men även mer innan dess. Jag håller
faktiskt på att läsa Kampen om Järntronen, och det är nog inte den lättaste boken jag
kunde ha valt - men det går att förstå även utan att känna till alla omöjliga ord. Jag
fick kolla upp vålnader - det är väl något slags spöke, på engelska kallas de för
wraiths. Men jag har ett stort ordförråd även på svenska tack vore min nederländska
härkomst - det gör det möjligt att förstå även några krångliga ord som på ett annat
sätt och ett annat språk skulle vara helt obegripligt - jag har en sådan känsla för
främmande svenska ord att det blir lätt att gissa vad de kan betyda. Och betydelserna
är mestadels likadana när vi jämför dem med nederländska eller tyska (ibland också
gamla engelska ord). Det är även så att jag tänker skaffa mig andra delen av serien på
tyska - också ett språk där jag inte har koll på allt som står i boken, men där jag
också får gissa en hel del ord på grund av mitt modersmål.

DEU:

Außerdem habe ich noch einige Seite von Wikipedia auf Deutsch gelesen. Das war auch
nötig und hilfreich - meine Kenntnisse reicht schon aber mein aktives Deutsch heißt
Qual und damit rechne ich noch zu oft wenn ich leider nur mein Deutsch anwenden kann um
einige Sachen zu erklären. Ich finde das doof und krass und ich hoffe in der Zukunft
das alles zu korrigieren - aber wir sind fast noch nicht am Moment angekommen, wo ich
das ohne Ablenkungen machen kann. Und ich hoffe wieder einige Materialen zu kaufen
damit ich endlich auch wieder was auf Deutsch zu machen habe. Jetzt mache ich das zu
selten und das macht mir nicht zufrieden. Und damit kommt auch, das mein schriftliches
Deutsch leider furchtbar ist.

CHI:
我译电儿会说中文花!

FR:

... mais c'est peu impressionant. Et il faut que je prenne plus de séances pendant
cette semaine, afin de faire des exercices avec les fameux tons chinois...


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