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rdearman
Senior Member
United Kingdom
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881 posts - 1812 votes 
Speaks: English*
Studies: Italian, French, Mandarin

 
 Message 1 of 77
01 October 2014 at 3:32pm | IP Logged 
Because of the length limits on topics I see some which I find really amusing, I can't help myself. Here are my REAL answers to the subjects which have been raised recently. (Just for laughs! No offence intended!)

Q: How many languages do Europeans speak?
A: All the European ones.

Q: How many words to speak?
A: One.

Q: How long does it take for a kid?
A: 9 months

Q: When do you "speak" a language?
A: When I open my mouth.

Q: A method for dealing with wanderlust?
A: Stay home?

Q: Pop-up dictionary: when and how?
A: At night, alone, under the covers.

Q: What impresses you?
A: Teflon

Q: How scared are you of interference?
A: Not at all, I have a digital radio.

Q: Do you always love your 1st?
A: If her husband is away...

Q: What Motivates the "Super-Posters"?
A: Kryptonite... or is that a de-motivator?

Q: Why learn languages?
A: To ask for beer and the toilet.

Q: A language you cannot resist?
A: Sicilian

Q: How do you read foreign books?
A: In a foreign language.

Q: Learning to listen?
A: No I'm just eavesdropping.

Q: Best tablet for language learning?
A: Rosetta Stone?

Q: Best way to go through a book?
A: Why not just step around it? They aren't that big.

Q: A class that "works"?
A: Applied Engineering?

Q: Best preparation for Immersion???
A: Swimming trunks.

Q: How do native children learn?
A: At school.

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Jeffers
Senior Member
United Kingdom
Joined 3077 days ago

2151 posts - 3960 votes 
Speaks: English*
Studies: Hindi, Ancient Greek, French, Sanskrit, German

 
 Message 2 of 77
01 October 2014 at 5:15pm | IP Logged 
Possibly the best post ever.
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garyb
Triglot
Senior Member
ScotlandRegistered users can see my Skype Name
Joined 3375 days ago

1468 posts - 2411 votes 
Speaks: English*, Italian, French
Studies: Spanish

 
 Message 3 of 77
01 October 2014 at 5:20pm | IP Logged 
Q: Is comprehension measurable?
A: 95% of the time.

Q: Should I learn Spanish, French or German?
A: Yes.

Q: Best way to listen?
A: With your ears.

Q: How to make things stick?
A: Glue.
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patrickwilken
Senior Member
Germany
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Joined 2701 days ago

1546 posts - 3200 votes 
Studies: German

 
 Message 4 of 77
01 October 2014 at 6:42pm | IP Logged 
Q: Can you ask and answer questions with a hand-selected kernel of twenty words?
A: Yes, twenty words is all you need to ask and answer questions.

Edited by patrickwilken on 01 October 2014 at 6:44pm

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emk
Diglot
Moderator
United States
Joined 3700 days ago

2615 posts - 8805 votes 
Speaks: English*, FrenchB2
Studies: Spanish, Ancient Egyptian
Personal Language Map

 
 Message 5 of 77
01 October 2014 at 7:21pm | IP Logged 
rdearman wrote:
Q: How many words to speak?
A: One.

There's even a YouTube video! Learn French in One Word.
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iguanamon
Tetraglot
Senior Member
Virgin Islands
Speaks: Ladino
Joined 3430 days ago

2224 posts - 6708 votes 
Speaks: English*, Spanish, Portuguese, Haitian Creole

 
 Message 6 of 77
01 October 2014 at 7:29pm | IP Logged 
Looks like a lot of us have been holding back!

Q: Do almost all Muslims speak Arabic?
A: The Arab ones do.

Q: One language at a time?
A: When you can speak two at the same time, let me know, I want to see that!

Q: Becoming a faster reader?
A: Yes, four word sentences help tremendously- .01 seconds!!!

Edited by iguanamon on 01 October 2014 at 7:44pm

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tarvos
Super Polyglot
Winner TAC 2012
Senior Member
China
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Joined 2875 days ago

5310 posts - 9398 votes 
Speaks: Dutch*, English, Swedish, French, Russian, German, Italian, Norwegian, Mandarin, Romanian, Afrikaans
Studies: Greek, Modern Hebrew, Spanish, Portuguese, Czech, Korean, Esperanto, Finnish

 
 Message 7 of 77
01 October 2014 at 7:34pm | IP Logged 
Q: When are you fluent in a language?
A: When someone who doesn't speak that language doesn't understand what you are saying in
it.

Q: When do you have to start speaking a language?
A: When you're asked to speak.

Q: Best way to speak a language?
A: Clearly.

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Serpent
Octoglot
Senior Member
Russian Federation
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Joined 4765 days ago

9753 posts - 15776 votes 
4 sounds
Speaks: Russian*, English, FinnishC1, Latin, German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
Studies: Danish, Romanian, Polish, Belarusian, Ukrainian, Croatian, Slovenian, Catalan, Czech, Galician, Dutch, Swedish

 
 Message 8 of 77
01 October 2014 at 8:32pm | IP Logged 
-Splitting long mp3 files?
-Easier than fitting your title into the box.

-Is it how I learned it, or what?
-Yes.

-Where to go after Michel Thomas?
-I've heard some went to Hollywood.

-Is this likely to be a problem?
-If you suspect so, yes.

-How to start?
-Stop putting it off.

-Specific words and where to find them?
-You mean fantastic beasts?

-How to make yourself want something?
-By making it more appealing.

-When to start with output?
-When you can't contain it any longer or whenever you have a rare opportunity.

-Learning Swedish to practice Norwegian?
-No.

Edited by Serpent on 01 October 2014 at 8:39pm



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