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@Oxana- Привет, только сейчас заметил ответ. Катовице, честно говоря, не по-моему вкусу :)


@Olga - Dzień dobry, nie ma problemu :) I tak nie wszyscy używają polskich znaków. 

10 lat temu - пости как по-русски - 10 лет тому назад. 


Studiowała pani polski na uniwersytecie w Rosji? Profil trochę komplikuje odgadnięcie pochodzenia :)


Pozdrawiam

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Guys, I stumbled upon this, check it out!


https://www.fluentu.com/blog/english/weird-strange-english-words/


I knew 3, but ragamuffin definitely meant something different for me :)

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Wow, that's informative!


Dementia and Alzheimer - I sometimes wonder if it's true, specially when I suddenly forget a word and get stuck for few seconds :D Starting to just speak out loud same word in 2-4 other languages to see if somebody gets me or to trigger the X word in needed language.

Yes, I feel retarded in that moments :)

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10, if any level counts :) First 3 fluent, then communicative and quite good basics.


Polish

English

Russian


Slovene

Ukrainian

Bulgarian


Serbo-Croatian - I know, it doesn't exist anymore, but I know communicative bits of both

French

German

Czech

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I remember learning about "ludicrous" as it sounded to me funny, like someone wrote ridiculous in a wrong way...


Thanks for those really interesting words!


Here are few "hard ones" for me / from me:


- flabbergasted -> astounded

- feral -> wild, savage

- haughty -> proud / arrogant or disdainful

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I thought it is so interesting that I will post it here (in case you missed it on YT)





Very nicely said and motivational :)

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Ouch, 2 billion to speak with :) that's def something useful. 


On a side note: Nowadays world got so inter connected, people learn languages for trips and business, and yes, you can find Chinese investments all over the world. Maybe Mandarin is a good idea :)

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Mostly online resources, some of which were already mentioned:


- TV programs, series, movies. There are for xample English movies with French subtitles on YT :)

- Youtube: now there is such abundance of free lessons over there

- Music: sometimes you can find sth really interesting for yourself, start listening, singing and learn more

- News programs: both text and video ones


Hardcore: literature in local library ;)

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Japanese - because I find the English translations sometimes odd and hard to understand :P


Russian - neighbor language with a lot of common history and def interesting things to share, once you understand them (achieved) :)

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Russian one:


Title: "Я" (Eng: "I")

Поэт: Кедрин Дмитрий (Dmitri Kedrin)



Много видевший, много знавший,

Знавший ненависть и любовь,

Всё имевший, всё потерявший

И опять всё нашедший вновь.


Вкус узнавший всего земного

И до жизни жадный опять,

Обладающий всем и снова

Всё боящийся потерять.



Enjoy Russian - studying, learning and understanding the poetry :)

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Hello,


FRENCH


I always enjoyed the materials from TV5Monde:


A lot of stuff, you can choose your level:

http://apprendre.tv5monde.com/?utm_source=tv5monde&utm_medium=metanav&utm_campaign=langue-francaise_apprendre-le-francais


http://www.tv5monde.com/cms/chaine-francophone/lf/p-26292-Langue-francaise.htm?utm_source=tv5monde&utm_medium=metanav&utm_campaign=langue-francaise_decouvrir-le-francais


http://enseigner.tv5monde.com/?utm_source=tv5monde&utm_medium=metanav&utm_campaign=langue-francaise_enseigner-le-francais



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Yeah, there is this bad rap about German. Partially makes sense, as it sounds weird to other language groups.

In Poland, as an example, we say that even a prayer sounds like cursing :)

Or that if you want to properly speak German, you should shout it ;) (to make it more catastrophic I guess).


On the other note - I have heard many nice German words and dialects and it wasn't harsh or ugly at all. I think it depends and in the end it's a language as all others :)

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Dober dan,


A je kdo mogoče, kdo bi hotel se pogovarjati, oziroma, popisati v slovenščini?


Jaz še se učim in hodim na tečaji, pogovarjam se z ljudmi, ampak glejte - vaja dela mojstra :)


Lep pozdrav, 

Bartosz

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Suddenly I got motivated :P Although living in a van down by the river doesn't sound so bad ;)


Thx for posting.

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Hej,


Jeśli jest ktoś kto chciałby popisać po polsku, dowiedzieć się czegoś o językach, podróżach, nauczyć - otwieram temat :)


Jeśli słabo znasz polski - nie ma sprawy, znam również angielski, rosyjski i słoweński - mogę pomóc i wyjaśnić słowa i zwroty!


Pozdrawiam,

Bartosz

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Hey,


Ok, so let me start with (probably) the least expected language - Slovene :) / Slovenian.

Since I moved here and tried to live, I needed to learn it fast and it was a bit of a problem, despite being a Slavic language and me being Polish. Btw. if you were not sure were to go for beautiful vacation and still be in Europe - you just found Slovenia! Just google it ;)


PONS - it's working well with many langs, but I have to praise them for good job here:

https://en.pons.com/translate?q=slovenian+is+fun&l=ensl&in=en&lf=en


Good and bid dictionary:

https://fran.si/


Cases! Yes, there are 6 of those and 3 forms (singular, double! and plural), meaning that you need to learn 18 forms of each noun :)

See below:

http://www.slovenscina.eu/sloleks?dictId=80&entryId=912258


Other languages will follow :)

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@Jessica Moreno- both :)


https://www.memrise.com/


I think they differ a bit on phone and in browser PC, but are both very nicely done. Give it a try.

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What about Memrise? I used to use it a lot and actually liked it more than Duolingo.


I remember there funny approach to memes - you can choose own that resembles the word / sentence or create and upload your own :)

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Or live in the country where the language is spoken :) Visit, travel through, get vacation, a project/program - anything, just to be there couple of weeks.


When I studied Russian for 2 years I was basically talking...but it wasn't really conversational and I couldn't get a sometimes what natives were saying. When I had a semester in Moscow (4months) - I almost became fluent (with slang, hearing places of origin) and made C1 certificate... 

It was like day and night. I had to learn quick and survive :D

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It's true Duolingo is demanding, but hey, if you make it your habit and use it every single day for 20-30 minutes, you will learn sth and it will stay with you!


Good thing - the comments section, there are really knowledgeable persons there able to answer and guide you though a language problem.

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Hi all,


Yes, once you "Think in the language", talk to yourself in it and don't have to build sentences even for a moment - basically, you speak without hesitation on nearly any given topic - that's what I consider fluent :)


Unfortunately, brain is like muscle and languages are too, if you don't stretch it / use it - the fluency fades away... :)


Keep talking guys!

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