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Charlyn wrote:
Hello everyone! Do you agree with this?

Anyone here experienced learning Chinese? If so, how hard it is?


Just saw this now and I'm surprised at this list! Though I kinda enjoyed the graphics and the interesting facts, I also find it funny how they used this topic to promote Wix. LOL

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Anyone here has considered teaching English in Asia? This list might come in handy!

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Jade.Xuereb wrote:
Yes I did a few charity fundraiser s this month
https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10157049939650818&id=716685817 we raised €1280


Wow, you guys are so cool! I missed going to bars and enjoying live music like this. Love the vibe!

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Jade.Xuereb wrote:
Charlyn wrote:
Kapikas sa kinabuhi. (Cebuano) - Other half :blush:

What is the literal translation ?


kapikas -partner / other pair. The root word is "pikas" which means half.

sa - in

kinabuhi - life


Kapikas sa kinabuhi - Partner in Life

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Oh, this is cool! I'm a fan of Netflix (guilty of watching too much movies than I'm supposed to haha) so I'd check this out!


Though personally, I'm not sure if I would enjoy watching a movie while trying to "learn" a language at the same time. Hmm let's see..

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Jade.Xuereb wrote:
That's hilarious I am sure the stress is significantly different enough for you all to understand eachother but reads like gibberish


Yes, the stress is different. If I didn't come across about this on a forum a long time ago I wouldn't have realize how confusing it is for those who don't speak the language. LOL



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Thank you for sharing! I briefly checked the site and tried Japanese. 


Currently, it only has the "practice with text" with one literary available to listen. I like the option to choose "slow speed" when listening. Though I would have preferred if the Japanese text will automatically appear like as a subtitle so I could easily follow along. 



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Did a quick search and found this example- referring to my point above about the buffalo..


Though not entirely the same, but similar when it comes to using the same "word" (or syllable) in the entire sentence.


"Baba?" Baba.

"Bababa ba?" Bababa.


Now, we're all like minions talking.  

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So interesting! First, I didn't know about the ampersand being part of the alphabet before and was considered a letter. I just thought it was a "and" character.


Second, the buffalo.. I think there is something similar with that in our Filipino language. I'll share it here when I remember.

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SGP wrote:

@Miss "back to my cave" (inside joke):
"How are you guys doing with your goals this year?"
Overall, I can't complain. Can't complain about the language goals either. But at least up to now, I had to reduce the learning time because of some things that are (even) more important to me.


HAHAHA. You remember stuff.  

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ikaymoreno wrote:

It's loads of fun. We even bought teh expansion pack so we'd have a "cone of shame". Lol.


OMG!! This looks so fun! I'm gonna check out if it's available to purchase online. The kids will surely love it! Haha Thank you for sharing!! :)

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Dropping by to say it's already MARCH! Almost the end of the first quarter. 


How are you guys doing with your goals this year?

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For those learning a language that is not used in your country, how would you apply 2, 4, and 5? Do you join local clubs with the same interest or attend an in-person language school?

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dragonsky wrote:

the Alita"Battle Angel movie was released that day in my coutnry so I went and watched that. I enjoyed that movie


I got a movie invite on this but wasn't able to go and thought it wasn't interesting LOL Was it some kind of a computer-game-turned-movie kind of stuff? Haha

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SGP wrote:
Maybe many conversations (no matter between whom and whom) die like this?


I think so (at least for me). Unless someone leaves a question in the end. ^^ 

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ikaymoreno wrote:

They didn't go into it in detail. My kids loved "Exploding Kittens" though so I'm looking for another fun card game for them. :)


How do you play that? Curious as I've never heard of it before.

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ikaymoreno wrote:
We play a lot of card games at home. This looks interesting.


My computer's speaker is kinda broken so I had to replay twice to really listen but still, I didn't get how they play those cards. Did I miss the explanation? 

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dragonsky wrote:
Glad to see this thread is doing alright ^_^
ow are you people doing this Saturday? Is life treating you nice?


Now to answer this -

Saturday's so-so. Trying to catch up with some online work for this week since I missed my work days since Monday because we had to bring my baby to the hospital. She was admitted for 7 days and we just got home yesterday. Gaaad, I didn't realize how expensive medical bills and doctors' fees are these days. But so glad, she's fine now.. so back to work!

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dragonsky wrote:

Well idk, for me personally I don't always have something smart to reply and I don't want to just reply something for the sake of replying. Sometiems I like the replies made to my comments instead of replying.


This. Me too. 


Even on Facebook, when people comment on my own posts and I can't think of anything to say, I just like the comments and leave them hanging. LOL

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SGP wrote:

Could it be that you built your tents in much more threads than I did?
Because I find it underwhelming. I sometimes wish that there was more going on.


When there are like 5 or more replies to 5 different threads, that's overwhelming for me. And if I don't have any value to add or can't keep the conversation going, I just don't reply anymore. 


Also sometimes, I prefer to just silently read what's going on. I'm a silent reader in many of the online groups and communities I'm part of. I don't engage much but I join for the support/learning it offers. Maybe many are like that too. 



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Jade.Xuereb wrote:
Maybe they don't see all their notifications?


In my case, I used to check and answer every single notification but now, I don't because I often find it overwhelming to receive a notification for every single reply. 


Is it just me? LOL

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Without learning, you become stagnant. And it goes with everything from learning a language, a skill, an academic subject, to learning from our experiences and mistakes.

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People generally feel different if it's a child doing something -from having great talents, amazing skills, to even those funny clips where they are simply being kids. I guess many of us are just naturally attracted to their cuteness. :D

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edz.conde wrote:

Try this one...I think, the link was broken when I copied it...
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/01/190131113837.htm


Got it, thanks for sharing!

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edz.conde wrote:
I don't know how effective is this in learning new words of a new language, but I'm kind of curious of doing it, if I can.... perhaps one of these days. Haha. What do you think about this guys?


Please update the link, I'd love to read it.


This might not be completely the same but kinda related, I found some Youtube music that (as some people claim) encourages learning - or maybe improvement in learning. I forgot the actual term but they said it was scientifically proven.

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Charlyn wrote:

Cebuano - Gihigugma Tika


I'm also from Cebu but I've never said this my entire life to anyone. LOL 

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I've seen this video before and it still amazes me! But what surprised me more is her ability to read really well at 4 years old. She is sooo adorable! ♥♥

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Jade.Xuereb wrote:
You can use it narratively in English she wetted her forehead but generally we would say wet .


That explains it. Thank you. Always learning something new here. :)

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You guys might find this list helpful. I didn't realize most of them mean differently until I read it.


What's on your list?

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Facebook has A LOT of funny translations, especially in our Cebuano dialect. It translates the words literally. LOL

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Interesting news! And so great to know how it has become easier for people to connect with the help of resources like these.

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Great that you put this out here for English learners.


Though I can't help but notice..


swimmeD - isn't it swam?


wetted - I always thought it's wet for past tense.. though when I searched, I also found wetted. Now I'm curious, when do you actually use which one? Is there any rule? This is something new for me.

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I like acoustic pop, alternative, punk rock, rnb. Though most depends on my mood and what I'm currently working on.

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I'm not learning multiple languages yet (but interested in many different ones) but the easy one for me is Spanish (since my native is Filipino). The hardest that I want to learn is French. I like listening to lessons (whether it's learning a language or a different topic) and for me, it's pretty challenging to understand French.

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dragonsky wrote:
Rose.Angelie wrote:
I'm always fascinated with the Russian alphabet. I think this is a good start for those interested in learning to read the language. Though for me, I felt it's too much to handle after level 3. LOL

It adds a little eхтра flair when туринг sтuff with mиxед letters :D :D


Haha! Wish it was as easy as this. 

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leosmith wrote:
Oghenekevwe wrote:
Sometimes I have problem spelling catarrh

I'm not surprised; it's a very rare word. I had to look it up.
I did too!

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I never heard of "parentese" before but I think this is true! As a parent, I made sure that I didn't "baby talk" to my kids when they were younger. I always spoke to them in complete sentences (even when I know they might not understand me), though in a slower pace, and I constantly repeated what I said especially when I was teaching them something like giving directions. And true enough, my two children were pretty advance speakers when they were young. Both of them were able to communicate clearly at age 2 compared to their peers. (They're 8 & 5 now and are very talkative! haha).

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For anyone interested in learning Japanese and likes Spotify, you might want to follow/save this playlist https://open.spotify.com/user/12161874033/playlist/3krdZLIqPa2SoydhFvW2Mb?si=lmMpotqKRMqw4JHPZ-7yuw

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ikaymoreno wrote:

Rose.Angelie wrote:

I'm always fascinated with the Russian alphabet. I think this is a good start for those interested in learning to read the language. Though for me, I felt it's too much to handle after level 3. LOL

I get confused too because I keep reading some of them as English phonetic symbols. :P


Hahaha yes, me too!

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ikaymoreno wrote:

Rose.Angelie wrote:

I didn't know that TESDA offers free foreign language lessons and used to include Korean on the list. Good to know!

They did. :) But you need proof that you'll be using the language for work before you get enrolled. They had Korean and Japanese. Not sure if they still have Japanese though.


Right. I actually read more about it when you posted this and learned that it's more targetted to those who will be working outside the country. Still, it's a huge help! 

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JenJoaquin wrote:

If you use Spotify you can follow my Spanish learning playlist... Songs that I like but are also easy to understand. :) https://open.spotify.com/user/jenjoaquin/playlist/5KteoNLX0Zrasl6CtQ3eB2?si=5oZyQLhAQhO9uT1Gb8Qy_w


I'm also interested in Spanish and a big fan of Spotify so I really appreciate this. Thanks for sharing, will follow! :blush::blush:

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This is funny to admit but I often get confused with the spelling of some common words like vacuum (vaccuum, vaccum), accommodation (accomodation), customer (costumer), and many more! hahaha


 I usually write them out and see if they look weird or not and that's how I determine which is right. Lol


Check out this link for the common mistakes. https://www.learnenglish.de/spelling/commonspellingmistakes.html


What are your lists?

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I'm always fascinated with the Russian alphabet. I think this is a good start for those interested in learning to read the language. Though for me, I felt it's too much to handle after level 3. LOL

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I didn't know that TESDA offers free foreign language lessons and used to include Korean on the list. Good to know! 

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dragonsky wrote:
Oghenekevwe wrote:
dragonsky wrote:
Ok completely random, but when I was younger I never understood the phrase "pet peeve".
What's the origin of the word/phrase? Like.."pet"...why is there a "pet" in the phrase? I don't get it :/

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pet_peeve
This doesn't totally explain it.but i hope it helps.

Ha! So it came from a comic/strip
Many words have weird origins :D Thanks!


Oh, didn't know about this origin. Interesting.


Anyway, so what are your pet peeves, @dragonsky?

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The ability to put my kids to sleep when it's time for bed and get them to eat whatever is served on the table. That would be super awesomeeeeee! Hahaha

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Hey VeePerez, welcome! Maayong Gabie! :)

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ikaymoreno wrote:


YESSS, this! ♥

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Michelle.Batan wrote:
Good, better, best. Never let it rest. 'Til your good is better and your better is best. :blush:


I can imagine this used as a chant for team games. Haha

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Jade.Xuereb wrote:
Rocks are stronger than raindrops but with perserverance a river can carve a path through the mountains


Adding this to my list. May I know who the speaker was?

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I like the creativity of this video, really entertaining to watch.

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I always prefer to read in English. This might be strange to some but I have a hard time reading in Tagalog and Bisaya (Cebuano) - two of my native languages.

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I'm a big fan of motivational quotes as they definitely help me stay focused, and one of my favorite authors/motivational speakers to quote is Zig Ziglar.


This first one is so true for me! haha I tend to read at least one quote daily.



Share your favorites quotes guys and let's inspire each other! :)

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Oghenekevwe wrote:
hahaha when that happens to me i tell them "you're gonna be a very bad driver":laughing:


True! Oh, please no. Hahaha

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Charlyn wrote:
Mine, if one purposely say yeah instead of simply saying yes... :wink:


How about YEP? Haha I often say YEP LOL

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Rai.S. wrote:

Well, Rose, the truth is someone asked me to translate a sentence wherein the word 'website' was used. Got no luck in looking for the Tagalog word in an English-Tagalog dictionary and online. It's a good thing that Michelle found the site above. :)


Oh, I see. :) That was one good resource.

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Rai.S. wrote:

I've been asked what the Tagalog word is for "website".


Out of plain curiosity, why would someone ask? Hehe 


Michelle.Batan wrote:
https://www.google.com/amp/s/filipiknow.net/rare-tagalog-words/
you can find the tagalog word of website from the link above. its "pook sapot" :grin:


I checked the link above and found them all new to me. It's really interesting how languages change.. new words are added every now and then. Also, I wonder if anyone would ever use these terms. I don't think even Pinoys will do. At least not in daily conversations. Hehe

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Rai.S. wrote:

It's okay to "lava walk" in a not-so-busy street, but not in a crowded place. It's irksome for people whose time is gold. :)


Hahaha the lava walk!

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ikaymoreno wrote:

Group of friends walking like they're filiming an MV! Hahahahaha! It bothers me too.


MV na slow-mo hahaha kainis!

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Not Language related but mine includes people who walk sooo slow (they're usually on their phone) in the middle of a busy street/corner/corrider/alley/pedestrian, aisle,etc.. and those that suddenly stop (while walking) without taking consideration/not minding the people behind them. Whenever this happens, I'd tell the person "EXCUSE MEEE" in a loud, sarcastic tone. Lol

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Welcome to the community, Hanna! :)

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Happy New Year, everyone! 


How's your 2019 so far? I feel like I'm still in "vacation mode". LOL


Does anyone here commit to a "WORD OF THE YEAR"? It's basically about setting a word that you'll be focusing on for the rest of the year.


Mine would be PRIORITY. This year I will work on being more intentional with my priorities.


What about you guys? :)

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Funny how my intial reaction was "oh, this is easy" and when I got to the next page I was like "WHAT IS THIS???!!" Hahaha

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Mine was 16900. That was tough hahaha

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I think many of us (if not all) will go through this stage when learning a new language. And I think it's even natural like in the case of young kids when they completely understand what someone is trying to say but they can't respond very well yet. :) So practice and more exposure (actually conversing) will fill the gap faster I think. :)

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using a magical flying broomstick..

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Read this blog post earlier and thought some might enjoy her tips. :)


When the initial excitement of learning a new language begins to fade, it can be hard to stick with it. 

You’ll learn way more if you spend 30 minutes studying everyday rather than say, 8 hours once a week.

My quick takeaway on this is to find an end goal (instead of just "randomly picking languages") and try to really be consistent! 


What about you guys?


(edit - please remember to link to the article you are quoting)

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My Facebook news feed is still filled with her photos!  


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Yes. I've met many friends online who are still good friends with me til now.:)

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Hi Benjamin, welcome! :)


Reading your previous post (African/Carribean) was pretty fun. I was like rapping in my mind.  

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I had no idea that the level "names" were related to something - and I had to google what LOTR meant. LOL (I should probably just go back to my cage. Haha)


Anyway, I don't have any good suggestions now but I want to say that I also like the "out of the ordinary" label. Will surely vote when there are more options. :)

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I do! Always does but not in a grand fashion way! Just a simple dinner with my family. Though I'm already in my late 20s, I still get excited when I have my birthday cake. Haha But with my kids now, I'm more excited for them because they get so happy whenever we celebrate birthdays.

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I used to write down new words everyday. It was definitely helpful! These days, I rely on videos and audio lessons.

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Jade.Xuereb wrote:
Here are a few English words which aren't used often but have great meanings IMO
Absquatulate.
To up and leave someone all of a sudden.
Blatherskite
someone who doesn't shut up talking nonsense
Doryphore
some one who constantly criticises others in an annoying pedantic fashion
Erubescent
Flushed /reddened like ... She had erubescent cheeks.
Noctambulist
Another word for a person who sleepwalks


To be honest, when I come across these kinds of words in articles, news, or novel, I skip reading them. Too complicated for me! HAHAHA Same with dates or long numbers, I don't read them. Is it just me? LOL

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To his surprise, it started.. 

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7 languages!! I can only wish I was that Angry girl. Haha


But really, this is an inspiration to learn more languages! :)

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Michelle.Batan wrote:
butt naked lol


Hahaha I'm guilty of this! lol


meifeng wrote:
I've still yet to figure out what eggcorns is supposed to be? For the longest, I always messed up deserts vs desserts. Now my mnemonic is, desserts is stressed, spelled backwards.


Eggcorns is the term for words or phrases that are used incorrectly. :)

And yeah me too, I always refer to "stressed" when I get confused with the dessert vs desert spelling. HAHAHA


For my personal list - back in highschool, I thought it's "laughing stuff" (for laughing stock). HAHAHA


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This is pretty funny! Haha


Lack toast and tolerant (instead of lactose intolerant)  

A doggie-dog world (instead of dog-eat-dog world)

Self -depreciating (instead of self-deprecating)


check the full list here:

https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/most-misused-phrases-words-english-language-uk-revealed-to-be-pacific-a8098791.html

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I'd say leave them alone. The tribe had made it clear that they don't want outsiders coming to their island. If we put it in simple terms, they're just like a family living their own lives who don't want to be bothered in their own homes.


 

meifeng wrote:
Not everyone wants a "modern" life


True! I sometimes daydream of a simple life away from the modern world.

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Ninja Inside Guest House Tonight


next: ZOOTOPIA  

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face the unknown creature and...

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I'm interested in learning French but I haven't really started studying yet (other than learning basic greetings and numbers) because I find reading and pronunciation very challenging. Those are my biggest obstacles.

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I started with listening to podcasts before then taking basic self-study courses. For listening practice, I used to do it every morning, usually on my way to work but I wasn't able to keep up. Personally, I don't think I'm good at intentionally keeping a routine. lol

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Crazy Rich Unavailable Single Hottie 


Next: ABSTRACT 

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My family goes to church for 9 mornings (some would hold their mass at midnight) until the 24th. I've never completed attending the mass for 9 days but my parents are really devoted, they complete it every year.

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Get Ready Everyone Eats Dessert


Next: GRAND

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And suddenly, there was a...

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Oghenekevwe wrote:
"you can do anything you set your heart to"


meifeng wrote:
I think you only grow old the day you stop trying to learn.


I LOVE THESE! Absolutely true! :) She definitely is a great inspiration for the younger ones to take action no matter what!

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I find her so lovely! :) 


"Meet the 90-year-old dreaming of becoming a Tokyo 2020 Olympics guide

The Japanese capital, Tokyo, will be hosting the 2020 Olympic and Paralympics Games and volunteers and businesses are preparing to make sure everything runs smoothly.


Among them is a 90-year-old Japanese grandmother, who is learning English to so she can help tourists during the games."


Watch the video here: https://www.bbc.com/news/av/world-asia-46290959/meet-the-90-year-old-dreaming-of-becoming-a-tokyo-2020-olympics-guide


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I didn't know about this news until today. But good relief, it's not true.

As per the links,

Phillip.Laplana wrote:

https://news.abs-cbn.com/news/11/18/18/deped-clarifies-korean-other-foreign-languages-only-electives-not-replacement-to-filipino
https://www.rappler.com/nation/216989-department-education-clarifies-korean-language-elective-only


"Education Secretary Leonor Briones maintained the subject Filipino remains as one of the core subjects in basic education. Filipino will continue as the medium of instruction for Araling Panlipunan and Edukasyon sa Pagpapakatao." -ABS-CBN


"Formalized in 2017, Korean is just one of the 5 currently implemented Special Program in Foreign Language (SPFL) classes, which teach Spanish, French, German, Chinese, and Japanese in public schools. It is offered to students in Grade 7 to 10 who have shown a mastery of the Filipino and English languages." -Rappler

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Superman Hates Undressing The Underwear Power

LOL this thread is fun! 


Next DROPIT

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My reaction in the first few seconds was like, "Wait, I thought this was an English TedTalk!" HAHAHA


Love this, thanks for sharing! :)

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Another great reason for learning a new language.


"In 2012, a group of Swiss researchers found that the process of learning a foreign language has discernible effects on the cerebral cortex.[1] After just three months of learning a new language, adult volunteers showed a thickening in this part of the brain, which is responsible for memory, learning, consciousness and language use. "


Read the full post here: https://www.lifehack.org/497571/how-learning-a-new-language-can-change-your-brain-structure

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Wow, I just read this thread and most of these are new information for me! (and they're really interesting to know!) Thanks for sharing guys, I'm trying read back all of them. Haha I wish I had something to share.

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I'm patient and highly tolerant to physical pain. 

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I don't think so if it doesn't directly relate to the course/major one is studying- like what Leo stated as an example. Unless, if that student plans to pursue his/her studies in a foreign country.

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Khadijah.Davis wrote:
Hi Rose! Welcome!


Hey, thanks!

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For me, the easiest way to avoid confusion is to read the word and determine if it produces a consonant or vowel sound. Vowel sound - an; Consonant sound -a. :)

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Glad you find them helpful! :) 

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Back when I was an English tutor, we used picture books for early learners (elementary students). For adults (who prefer daily conversation), we refer to news sites and TED videos to discuss interesting topics and learn new vocabulary.


As with my kids, Youtube videos and movies have a high influence in their speaking abilities since we don't really speak English at home.

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