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Offline tokamak

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« on: January 09, 2012, 03:22:17 AM »
So what language/s are you learning lately and why?
What are the materials/approach that you are using and how good are they so far?

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I'm currently doing Hebrew for fun (and to give some flair to my religious curiosity). I do plan on visiting Israel and maybe even study there someday if I have the opportunity.

I'm using the Pimsleur approach. I was able to download (hehe) the material and so far so good. The approach focuses on oral communication. This is somewhat based on our experience in learning our native tongue (we learn to speak it first before reading and writing it). I recommend it heartily. It's a good approach for beginners in learning a language.


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Offline siore

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« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2012, 03:29:53 AM »
I have pimsleurs japanese. Divided into basics,intermediate,and advanced iirc. Can't tell you how many times I've gone over the 30 lessons in basic and a few in intermediate. I lose interest after a bit,and forget the entire thing! Then i have to give it a listen again. I know,I fail.. But methinks one needs a speaking partner or someone to keep talking to in the language he wants to learn. To keep engaged in the lessons. Otherwise.. Spinning the wheels imo.
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« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2012, 07:23:27 AM »
I have pimsleurs japanese. Divided into basics,intermediate,and advanced iirc. Can't tell you how many times I've gone over the 30 lessons in basic and a few in intermediate. I lose interest after a bit,and forget the entire thing! Then i have to give it a listen again. I know,I fail.. But methinks one needs a speaking partner or someone to keep talking to in the language he wants to learn. To keep engaged in the lessons. Otherwise.. Spinning the wheels imo.

true, kailangan talaga may makakausap ko or else walang kwenta, I also did a round of that pimsleurs japanese and altho I can still speak it right I dont know if I will be able to comprehend immediately once I talk to a nihonjinn.. I have someone to talk to in nihonggo way back, my bro's GF is half nihonjinn kaso mahiyain kaya wala din hehehe

I also studied french way back college and nahirapan ako kasi nga you need to hear it and speak it in a conversation style, I also tried a little italian since my aunt's husband is an italian pero naconscious naman ako sa rising and falling intonations nila and hand gestures hahah..

espanyol I havent given enough attention tho my lolo tried to teach me, sayang nga since mas madali natin matutunan yun having some words directly inherited from it..

today ill start a summit in our office regarding arabic enablement on software user interfaces, I dunno if they'l going to teach basic arabic pero im still curious about it.. it will be for 2 weeks so kung magturo sila baka matuto ako kahit konti..

but if there is 2 language I plan to pursue it will be espanyol and nihonggo given that I have both blood running in my veins.  :-D
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Re: Learning Languages
« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2012, 08:41:58 AM »
kung meron sana sa pinas french or any foreign shows frequenlty aired tapus may pinoy or english subs... baka matutuo pako ibang language.  :)

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Re: Learning Languages
« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2012, 09:07:07 AM »
^di ba may mga cable channels na may ganyan?

learned a lot of mandarin nung hs ako dahil sa kakapanood ng star mandarin hehehe. pero i learned by listening so i didnt know the proper way of saying them. pero oo nakakaintindi ako ng konti. ngayon naka limutan ko na halos lahat.

i have pimsleurs spanish, italian and french. may unfinished download ako ng japanese. i have lots of books to read sa bahay kaya di muna ako nagfocus sa mga ito.
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Re: Learning Languages
« Reply #5 on: January 09, 2012, 10:00:55 AM »
I'm learning Finnish.

So far this is the only word I can confidently say to any Finnish citizen when I go to Finland:

"Kiitos"

= "Thanks or Thank you"

"Hei"

= "Hello"

I have quite a number of books, videos, and apps that helps me learn the language but don't have time to master them because of other commitments.

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Offline tokamak

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« Reply #6 on: January 09, 2012, 08:47:31 PM »
Have you heard about Rosetta Stone? How good is it?
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Offline teleclem

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« Reply #7 on: January 24, 2012, 12:27:58 AM »
Have you heard about Rosetta Stone? How good is it?

Medyo mahal. Haven't tried any though.

A year ago, I was at an Italian class taught by a visiting professor from Italy. Good stuff. I'm at a Deutsch class now though! Haha

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« Reply #8 on: January 24, 2012, 02:50:51 AM »
i took up russian and italian in UP. didnt remember a damn thing...  :lol:

right now im making pasundot sundot study of spanish...

may study strategy ako kaso wala din kasi hindi ko nasusunod..  :oops:

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« Reply #9 on: February 16, 2012, 02:14:25 PM »
i studied russian and french while in russia for 2 years coz i needed it. right now i can still manage to understand phrases in films and i can say i can survive somehow in those countries.

ang importante is to have someone you can converse with, and un ang wala ako right now haha
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Offline blindedfox

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« Reply #10 on: February 16, 2012, 04:58:16 PM »
I'm self-studying Japanese for quite a few years already. :)

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« Reply #11 on: February 23, 2012, 07:42:15 AM »
hmmm i wanna learn japanese and korean..  :cute:

ilove the anime and manga and the korean movies are so damn goodie!

im sure that the translation that were getting is not 100% accurate..

so i dont wanna rely on them that much <_<

it's a bit challenging though  <_<
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Offline kaishin_zurcs

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« Reply #12 on: May 28, 2012, 10:00:01 AM »
I had Mandarin back in college and I retained a little of it but its useless when I went to china years after becasue they are using cantoneese :D

I want to learn Spanish, JAp and Italian though :D
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« Reply #13 on: June 10, 2012, 08:13:16 PM »
First Job ko after college e sa Japanese Company, may free lessons every other day..
From there ayun nagself study ngayun Ok na japanese kow  :eek:

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« Reply #14 on: June 11, 2012, 02:17:59 PM »
ako currently pinagaaral ako ng Boss ko ng Japanese. haha.
hirap tandaan lahat! mga particles, verbs. haha

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« Reply #15 on: June 11, 2012, 04:13:15 PM »
ako currently pinagaaral ako ng Boss ko ng Japanese. haha.
hirap tandaan lahat! mga particles, verbs. haha

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« Reply #16 on: June 11, 2012, 04:18:28 PM »
zhe shi hen you yi si!
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Re: Learning Languages
« Reply #17 on: June 12, 2012, 10:43:46 AM »


   Learning Spanish, Italian and french since 2002 but stopped for 3 years but now self studying again.

   Talking Italian to my Italian client and Spanish to my friend from Mexico.  I speak slow
 
   and still taking some time to understand what they say though.

   French has no difference

   from learning any other languages. Same with the 2 said above and we all know that, it is the accent

   Sý?
 
   parlare in italiano
 
   hablar en espa˝ol

   parler en franšais

   makipag-usap sa Filipino


  Hopefully Korean too since my mother lived in Korea for 10 lonnngggg years.
 
  It would be a free lesson with the accent  harhar  :-D
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« Reply #18 on: June 13, 2012, 01:45:42 PM »
Ganbare! :eek:

bagsak agad sir noh.hahaha

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« Reply #19 on: June 14, 2012, 12:45:01 AM »
i'm learning russian. can read a bit of cyrillic pero di pa ako masyado sa vocabulary/translations,etc..  :-D
yeah...no.

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« Reply #20 on: June 19, 2012, 11:35:58 AM »
Learning French bit by bit. Heck, even DL-ing french lesosns for kids! Hehehe.
Asa Quebec kasi ang aking irog.  :cry:
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« Reply #21 on: July 06, 2012, 05:20:04 AM »
i'm learning russian. can read a bit of cyrillic pero di pa ako masyado sa vocabulary/translations,etc..  :-D

A friend's learning Russian. Seems interesting. :)

Offline Kalspa55

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« Reply #22 on: August 01, 2012, 08:17:40 PM »
How about tagalog? Di mag-usap ako ang tagalog...The grammar messes with my head
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« Reply #23 on: August 01, 2012, 09:01:56 PM »


Guten Abend! :-D
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« Reply #24 on: August 02, 2012, 02:41:26 AM »
Mandarin, more than 5 years din akong nagwork sa China so natuto kahit papaano pero medyo limot na din kasi di naman nagagamit dito. Umuwi ako 2008 so 4 years ko na din syang hindi nagagamit.
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