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Post by GLSTOONZ » Sat Jun 30, 2018 12:40 am

Foreign languages are cool. I have developed a habit to studying Chinese (simplified). I like both the language and the food they make here in the US. Here's a sample of some of the words I know in Chinese already:

我星期一在吃苹果。
I will eat an apple on Monday.

我们是人。
We are people.

那是火。
That is fire.

Do you guys know any foreign languages. My favorite happens to be Chinese. :D
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Post by TheRightJelly » Sat Jun 30, 2018 12:44 am

I've been trying to learn Japanese, which is pretty similar to Chinise :mrgreen:
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Post by SuperWerer » Sat Jun 30, 2018 12:47 am

Oh foreign languages, they've followed me my whole life :D

I was born in Greece, learnt Greek (1. language). Then started in the third grade I think with English (2. language). Then when i was 11/12 I moved to Germany (3. language). And thanks to one of the many "awesome" features of this "sophisticated" German education system I am forced to take Spanish lessons until I have my "German A level". (4. language)

I don't know, I used to like learning foreign languages, but with Spanish it is just tiring and ridiculous. I am nineteen years old and I have to write vocabulary tests like I did when I was ten or so, that's a bit ridiculous. The bright side of things is that I am in the same Spanish class with [mention]DonJorge[/mention] so things are a bit funnier this way xD


As for Chinese, that's another league we are talking about here, a language for the really motivated ones :D
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Post by GLSTOONZ » Sat Jun 30, 2018 1:20 am

I've made some Chinese literature in my DA gallery in the Chinese folder. They have both Chinese and English in each of them.
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Post by Jonathaj » Sun Jul 22, 2018 12:27 pm

Just discovered this thread! My native tongue is Norwegian, but I'm told my english is native level as well. I have studied russian for a while, and I can understand many basic conversations, but there is still a long way to go.

I have also wanted to get into chinese, [mention]GLSTOONZ[/mention], what methods/services do you use when studying?
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Post by GLSTOONZ » Tue Jul 24, 2018 9:20 pm

I have an app on my phone called Chineseskill and has lots of words in there that you can learn from. You can learn either simplified or traditional dialect. I don't think it's mandarin though. I think it's called Pinyin.
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Post by Gravaged » Wed Jul 25, 2018 4:35 am

GLSTOONZ wrote:
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I have an app on my phone called Chineseskill and has lots of words in there that you can learn from. You can learn either simplified or traditional dialect. I don't think it's mandarin though. I think it's called Pinyin.
I read it as "Chinese Kill" -- I took Chinese in 8th grade and I was pretty good at it but I've lost all that now. Pinyin are the actual Chinese characters that are written.

English is my native tongue. I took Latin for 2 years in highschool, remnants of it are in my memory but I didn't really have a reason to use it for a few years so it just faded -- but it helped me understand parts of the Romantic languages as a whole. Briefly, I tried learning German and was surprised at how close it felt to English. Then again, English is a Germanic language. I know very basic words, but no conversational skills or anything. I never took a class for Spanish, but because an overwhelming majority of kitchen workers at a restaurant I worked at were Hispanic -- I started picking up on very informal Spanish conversation. I am nowhere near fluent but I can understand basic things, a little more than that.
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Post by Tetro » Sun Jul 29, 2018 3:45 pm

I'm currently in the processes of taking Latin, which is a lot of fun. Also learning classical Greek in that class too. But that's about it¯\_(ツ)_/¯
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Post by SuperWerer » Sun Jul 29, 2018 4:12 pm

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Damn I am also forced to take Spanish and I absolutely hate it too XD

Not because of the language, but because I hate learning yet another language right now lol
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Post by Tetro » Sun Jul 29, 2018 4:22 pm

Yeah, plus I feel like I've learned more during my first year of Latin than in all 4 years of Spanish. Most of the words have revolved around murder though tbh
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Post by DonJorge » Sun Jul 29, 2018 4:27 pm

Tetro wrote:
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Yeah, plus I feel like I've learned more during my first year of Latin than in all 4 years of Spanish. Most of the words have revolved around murder though tbh
Yes haha thats so true :D i had latin for 5 years myself
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Post by Death Gun » Wed Aug 01, 2018 10:21 am

GLSTOONZ wrote:
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I will eat an apple on Monday.
That's the best sentence ever.

For me, speaking chinese is sooo difficult, and other like Latin, I couldn't learn these, dude.

Great job to the people who's speaking another language 👌
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Post by GLSTOONZ » Sun Aug 12, 2018 5:53 pm

Yeah it can be difficult to learn a language like when a sentence structure is new to you like...

这个女孩在吃梨。
That girl is eating a pear.

我在喝白色的牛奶。
I am drinking white milk.
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Post by BurneMusic » Sun Aug 12, 2018 5:55 pm

Being from Wales learning welsh is something that's forced upon me by the curriculum, so, by default I can speak welsh and english, however my school also puts us through french and spanish, so I guess I can technically speak 4 languages, if at basic levels.
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Post by Tairaii » Mon Aug 20, 2018 9:42 pm

这里有说中文的人?我是在中国出生的,在个城市叫成都,在四川。我很小的时候从中国搬到来美国,所以英语和中文都可以说。

Translation: There's people that speak Chinese here? I was born in China, in a city called Chengdu, it's in Sichuan (Szechuan). When I was very young I moved from China to the US, so I can speak both languages.

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Post by GLSTOONZ » Fri Sep 28, 2018 9:37 am

Maybe I'll master the chinese language someday both simplified and traditional. It'll take time though lol.
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Post by Army of Aurora » Fri Sep 28, 2018 1:04 pm

My native language is German, I learned English and Russian at school, but I'm way better in English than in Russian :mrgreen:
I consider Chinese to be very interesting, but different words depending on the emphasis sounds very difficult to me :D

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Post by stickculture » Fri Sep 28, 2018 2:15 pm

to me it's english lol.
i learned chinese when i was kid and learned japanese when i was teen(my class' 2nd language was japanese and had to learn it lol)
i forgot all of these except english tho.

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