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Studies: Italian, French, Mandarin
Message 1 of 7701 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?
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?
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?
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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Message 2 of 7701 October 2014 at 5:15pm | IP Logged
Possibly the best post ever.
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Message 3 of 7701 October 2014 at 5:20pm | IP Logged
Q: Is comprehension measurable?
A: 95% of the time.
Q: Should I learn Spanish, French or German?
Q: Best way to listen?
A: With your ears.
Q: How to make things stick?
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Message 4 of 7701 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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Speaks: English*, FrenchB2
Studies: Spanish, Ancient Egyptian
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Message 5 of 7701 October 2014 at 7:21pm | IP Logged
|Q: How many words to speak?
There's even a YouTube video! Learn French in One Word.
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Speaks: English*, Spanish, Portuguese, Haitian Creole, Creole (French)
Message 6 of 7701 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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Studies: Greek, Modern Hebrew, Spanish, Portuguese, Czech, Korean, Esperanto, Finnish
Message 7 of 7701 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
Q: When do you have to start speaking a language?
A: When you're asked to speak.
Q: Best way to speak a language?
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Message 8 of 7701 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?
-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?
Edited by Serpent on 01 October 2014 at 8:39pm
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