• Language Learner's Thread - Cunning Linguists Welcome.
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[QUOTE=thelurker1234;52702866]I noticed a [img]https://facepunch.com/fp/flags/ca.png[/img] under your name If you speak french fluently, assimil has a books for basically everything. Looks like serbo-croatian is available there.[/QUOTE] That looks like the most promising option so far. I think I forgot most of the french I learned in school and after a bad experience at a six flags in quebec I don't have any desire to relearn french but it might be worth it for this. Thanks for letting me know about it!
Just got my first job as a translator :3 feels damn good. also the pay is pretty sweet i wasnt expecting this holy shit
I'm learning Japanese and I've gotten the hang of Hiragana, having difficulty with katakana though because the symbols seem a little more... Vague?
I know this isn't the purpose of this thread, but since a couple people here know Chinese, could someone translate this for me? [IMG]https://i.imgur.com/it2kfAl.jpg[/IMG]
[QUOTE=YuriNikolai;52706925]Just got my first job as a translator :3 feels damn good. also the pay is pretty sweet i wasnt expecting this holy shit[/QUOTE] I have a side job translating meetings in German to English, an extra €100 is sweet. If I was full time I'd be making a lot more than that.
[QUOTE=rider695;52707602]I know this isn't the purpose of this thread, but since a couple people here know Chinese, could someone translate this for me? [IMG]https://i.imgur.com/it2kfAl.jpg[/IMG][/QUOTE] 我不知道应该要写什么。。。 I mean it technically means: I don't know what I should want to write. Sounds a bit better in Chinese。
Was just asked by the Japanese department at my university to accompany a Japanese tennis player the women's tennis team is trying to recruit during her tour so I can interpret for her. Goddamn am I nervous
God damn that was difficult. Interpreting a conversation as it's happening is a completely different skill than speaking the language or translating. Everyone seemed pretty happy with the job I did so I guess I'll count it as a win
So I thought I'd share this pretty cool site that was recently founded called "Bunpro." It's a free SRS site for Japanese Grammar and has manual input similar to WaniKani's (which I personally loved). It's still in development but it has grammar points all the way up to N3 currently, or what they consider to be N3. They have some examples of their own and also link to websites/videos like Tae Kim. It's been super helpful for me so far, so I figured I'd share it for anyone who wanted to try it out. [url]https://www.bunpro.jp/[/url]
I'm trying to learn so many languages simultaneously that just the sentences are starting to conflict with one another Hallo, mein freunde. Mein nimja ist Siim desu. Yoroshkunegaishimasu urod bljet jummal lautaa
[QUOTE=SILBERDRACHEN;52783793]I'm trying to learn so many languages simultaneously that just the sentences are starting to conflict with one another Hallo, mein freunde. Mein nimja ist Siim desu. Yoroshkunegaishimasu urod bljet jummal lautaa[/QUOTE] This is precisely what laddering exists to prevent. Any time I try to remember what little German I learnt it comes out half Japanese due to the same source language.
[QUOTE=helifreak;52783811]This is precisely what laddering exists to prevent. Any time I try to remember what little German I learnt it comes out half Japanese due to the same source language.[/QUOTE] Yep, trying to learn the local language and every time I try to say something in Norwegian I can only remember Japanese... even though I haven't spoken or even practised Japanese in years.
[QUOTE=meek;52784203]Yep, trying to learn the local language and every time I try to say something in Norwegian I can only remember Japanese... even though I haven't spoken or even practised Japanese in years.[/QUOTE] Learn Norwegian in Japanese until you can learn Norwegian in Norwegian and it should work out better. 500 cards into monolingual and I'm finding a lot of the j-e 'definitions' I learnt are pretty far off. [editline]text is required[/editline] [URL="http://www.guidetojapanese.org/"]Also rip best Japanese resource of all time[/URL].
What's the best way to start learning a new language? I want to learn Latin from writing to speaking. Wil these apps help?
[QUOTE=nickx91;52784556]What's the best way to start learning a new language? I want to learn Latin from writing to speaking. Wil these apps help?[/QUOTE] I'd personally recommend Wheelock's Latin as it's the complete package and covers everything relating to classical Latin. You'll be able to find it off amazon or local bookstores, it's a very well known textbook. If you would prefer a pdf though, here's a link to the 2nd most recent edition. [url]http://www.marianhs.org/userfiles/1076/Classes/19465/Latin%20III%20and%20IV%20Grammar%20Book.pdf[/url] Though, learning Latin won't involve much speaking. It isn't used as a lingua franca basically anywhere, and most of the reosurces you'll find will be how to read classical texts and poems and such rather than what you'd learn in modern langauges (greeting yourself, holding conversations, talking about family or whatever). Definitely go for it if you're interested, though. It's a very interesting and cool language. If you'd like, you can head over to the r/latin discord (where I'm a mod, shameless plug). It's pretty active and you'll have any questions answered by people who know a few things about the language.
Learning German on Memrise.. love the app!
I need to take up Latin again... I'm starting to lose it now that it's been a year since I've spoken it
[QUOTE=WitheredGryphon;52778078]So I thought I'd share this pretty cool site that was recently founded called "Bunpro." It's a free SRS site for Japanese Grammar and has manual input similar to WaniKani's (which I personally loved). It's still in development but it has grammar points all the way up to N3 currently, or what they consider to be N3. They have some examples of their own and also link to websites/videos like Tae Kim. It's been super helpful for me so far, so I figured I'd share it for anyone who wanted to try it out. [url]https://www.bunpro.jp/[/url][/QUOTE] すごい便利! ありがとう~
I speak french and moldavian c:
[QUOTE=Empty_Shadow;52787485]すごい便利! ありがとう~[/QUOTE] いえいえ。ツールは大変良いです! Has anyone had any positive experiences with Duolingo's Japanese course? I tried it yesterday and it seemed very basic, presented words which I hadn't seen before and expected me to know them, and it lacked pretty much any explanation on what it was presenting. Granted it says it's still in Beta so there's that, but their entire method seems a bit flawed to me. Does it improve later on in the course? [editline]Edited: [/editline] I'd also like to say fuck transitive/intransitive verbs :v: Specifically: 上げる 上がる 下げる 下がる I cannot for the life of me remember the differences and it's killing me on the inside
[QUOTE=WitheredGryphon;52778078]So I thought I'd share this pretty cool site that was recently founded called "Bunpro." It's a free SRS site for Japanese Grammar and has manual input similar to WaniKani's (which I personally loved). It's still in development but it has grammar points all the way up to N3 currently, or what they consider to be N3. They have some examples of their own and also link to websites/videos like Tae Kim. It's been super helpful for me so far, so I figured I'd share it for anyone who wanted to try it out. [url]https://www.bunpro.jp/[/url][/QUOTE] Have only been doing vocabulary in the past few months and kind of neglected grammar, so that website's a blessing for me. そのサイトがとても便利!ありがとう。 でも、Androidアプリケーションが欲しい…
[QUOTE=Shendow;52793220]Have only been doing vocabulary in the past few months and kind of neglected grammar, so that website's a blessing for me. そのサイトがとても便利!ありがとう。 でも、Androidアプリケーションが欲しい…[/QUOTE] ブンプロの予定、[URL="https://www.reddit.com/r/LearnJapanese/comments/762kpu/%E6%96%87%E3%83%97%E3%83%ADbunpro_free_japanese_grammar_srs_study_site_n3/doc9o5y/"]アプリケーション開発が遅らせたですけど[/URL]…
[QUOTE=WitheredGryphon;52792835]いえいえ。ツールは大変良いです! Has anyone had any positive experiences with Duolingo's Japanese course? I tried it yesterday and it seemed very basic, presented words which I hadn't seen before and expected me to know them, and it lacked pretty much any explanation on what it was presenting. Granted it says it's still in Beta so there's that, but their entire method seems a bit flawed to me. Does it improve later on in the course? [editline]Edited: [/editline] I'd also like to say fuck transitive/intransitive verbs :v: Specifically: 上げる 上がる 下げる 下がる I cannot for the life of me remember the differences and it's killing me on the inside[/QUOTE] That's just how Duolingo is. Good luck trying to remember transitives through translation though, you're gonna need it.
[QUOTE=WitheredGryphon;52792835]いえいえ。ツールは大変良いです! Has anyone had any positive experiences with Duolingo's Japanese course? I tried it yesterday and it seemed very basic, presented words which I hadn't seen before and expected me to know them, and it lacked pretty much any explanation on what it was presenting. Granted it says it's still in Beta so there's that, but their entire method seems a bit flawed to me. Does it improve later on in the course? [editline]Edited: [/editline] I'd also like to say fuck transitive/intransitive verbs :v: Specifically: 上げる 上がる 下げる 下がる I cannot for the life of me remember the differences and it's killing me on the inside[/QUOTE] So far I've only taken the placement test for it, but usually during lessons you can hover over a word for its meaning, is that not the case with Japanese? Pretty sure they expect you to hover over it to figure it out.
[QUOTE=meek;52795099]So far I've only taken the placement test for it, but usually during lessons you can hover over a word for its meaning, is that not the case with Japanese? Pretty sure they expect you to hover over it to figure it out.[/QUOTE] I think that's just a Duolingo thing (or at least I've never seen it before). Probably explains why I missed it, guess it would be good if you're reviewing vocab and such
Wow, setting my phone, iPad, and Mac to Korean has been extremely helpful in picking up vocab. Seeing those words every day, such as the name of the Photos app (사진), the name of the morning category in my calorie tracker app (아침), and the name of the Phone app (전화) has helped me pick up new words pretty effortlessly. I may not be able to live in Korea, but I still try to find ways to immerse myself in the language every day. I'd give it a try in your target language if you've got an iPhone/Android, iPhone especially, because it seems like iOS has a native localization for a shitload of languages. I'm not sure about Android because I don't have an Android device, but I have to imagine it, too, has good support for many languages. Also, anyone got any tips for listening? As my Korean vocab and grammar skills get better and better, this is the only thing that seems to stay the same. I can formulate sentences at a reasonable speed (provided they aren't too complex), but the moment I have to listen to someone else speak I lose track of everything. I couldn't even blindly transcribe what I hear - all the sounds bleed together, and it doesn't help that spoken Korean is usually "lazy" in that corners are cut and certain sounds bleed together or are dropped entirely for the sake of speaking fast, so I'm never sure if something is supposed to be one thing or another. I know this skill will eventually grow with practice, but I'm wondering if there's anything I can do to speed it up.
Android supports basically every language there is but people in the US are shit out of luck because generally US versions of the phone will have maybe 20 of them compared to the international models with a hundred. My phone comes with all of them and the US version has English, Spanish, German, and maybe Chinese.
Man i wish i could learn languages easily somehow, it's always been extremely difficult for me to remember vocabulary. Still trilingual tho, but if learning language as a requirement from school doesnt count then bilingual.
[QUOTE=Twinflower;52810475]Man i wish i could learn languages easily somehow, it's always been extremely difficult for me to remember vocabulary. Still trilingual tho, but if learning language as a requirement from school doesnt count then bilingual.[/QUOTE] SRS (anki for example) might help. I find vocabulary sticks best when learned in context of a sentence. But vocabulary does bore me faster than I'd like.
[QUOTE=helifreak;52810587]SRS (anki for example) might help. [B]I find vocabulary sticks best when learned in context of a sentence.[/B] But vocabulary does bore me faster than I'd like.[/QUOTE] I think this is the most important thing for me. I find it far easier to recall vocab if I find it in sentences using context (or better yet, write my own sentences using them) than if I just memorize the words themselves.
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