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A general for learning all the languages of the world! Post all your questions, resources, guides and tips to help one another learn!

PB  114

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What language will (You) strive to learn in 2021?

Anonymous  115

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i started with japanese, but i wish i could take proper classes, i suck at taking care of it myself and the free available online material is not enough

Anonymous  116

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Anonymous  119

>tfw losing motivation to keep trying to learn languages and everything else
I've been trying to learn Japanese for over a decade and haven't really gotten anywhere... I just fail to learn new vocabulary and grammar, then forget what little vocabulary and grammar I do learn. At this point I kinda imagine how I perceive Japanese is like how someone with dementia perceives their own language, they know they've heard it all before and should be able to understand but it just won't process in their brain.

Let's hope you won't fall into this same pit of eternal suffering! Good luck on your quest to learn Japanese, however you go about it!

Anonymous 121

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Mi daŭrigos mian batalon kontraŭ eterna komencanteco.

7ko  131

Could K. Marx and F. Engels really speak over 10 languages?

Japanese continued, while practicing some others.
It's somewhat difficult when there's no one to practice the speaking part with, though.
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Anonymous  136

> According to most accounts, he spoke English, French, Italian, Russian, Portuguese, Spanish, Polish, as well as his native German and, interestingly, Irish Gaelic and even the Milanese dialect
Now I want to hear Engels speaking Spanish lmao

Anonymous  236

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What do you think the hardest/easiest language to learn is?

Anonymous  240

Hardest is Chinese
Easiest is Spanish

Anonymous  258

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>Easiest is Spanish
then why am I still shit at it

Anonymous  311

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Are apps like Duolingo actually good for learning?

PB  312

Well, even if it doesn't help you with learning the language at a very deep level, it does help you build the discipline to keep practicing and learning it daily.
So yes.

Anonymous  315

It's good for the exercises but not enough on its own. Most of the exercises are about translating things, too. It can be useful but make sure that it is not the only thing you learn from.

Anonymous  329

I think Duo is good for learning the basics of how to read in a language, but it's really weak for writing/speaking.

Anonymous  331

How do you feel about learning in a language other than your native one? I'm always afraid that using English materials to learn will make me sound like some usonian in the target language.

Anonymous  360

Do French people really say “super cool” all the time or is that considered old fashioned slang

Anonymous  363

Probably depends on what you're learning. If you're learning pronunciation based on some approximations to English pronunciation, then you should probably not do that, but other than that, I can't think of any downsides to it. Like, I use pretty much only English-language materials for every language I'm trying to learn since A) Finnish materials tend to be shit tier and B) there are so many more materials in English for any language than in Finnish.

It's kinda frustrating or funny at times, though, since for example Turkic languages have grammar that's so much closer to Finnish grammar than English grammar, so I'll struggle with something and then later realise "wait what, isn't this actually the same as it is in Finnish?" and it's the same with some things in Japanese. Still, English is waaaaay more expressive than Finnish with ways to convey nuances, which is similar to the nuances that at least Turkic languages and Japanese encode grammatically, so in that way it's much better to use English as a kind of "stepping stone". Often Finnish has similar things, but the way they're handled and more importantly conceptualised is so different from Turkic languages and Japanese that it'd only be more confusing if they were explained in Finnish than how they're explained in English... not to mention that no one actually uses like half of Finnish grammar anymore, so we'd have to look up our own grammar to understand the comparisons lol.
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