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Karım edition

>Learning resources
First and foremost check out the /int/ Wiki. Please contribute to the wikis as you learn a new language. Many pages need updates. Some pages are completely absent (Hungarian for example).

http://4chanint.wikia.com/wiki/The_Official_/int/_How_to_Learn_A_Foreign_Language_Guide_Wiki

Check """https://pastebin.com/ACEmVqua (embed)"""; for plenty of language resources as well as some nice image guides.

/lang/ is currently short on those image guides, so if you can pitch in to help create one for a given language, don't hesitate to do so!

Torrents with more resources than you'll ever need for 30+ languages:
>>>/t/language

Google Drive folder with books for all kinds of languages:
https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0B9QDHej9UGAdcDhWVEllMzJBSEk#
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https://youtu.be/97miqIj0e-E

karım is cute.
CUTE
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>>82704510
Zencım!
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>>82704510
>tfw she will never whisper sweet nothings in your ear in Turkish
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For slavic learners, this is Chaika Bogdan. She's disdainfully staring at you since she knows you've been slacking off.
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>>82705400
Just chomp on the meat and shut it.
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>>82704619
Move to Turkey then. Are you studying it now?
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>>82705561
wew rude felipe
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>>82705400
Aren't you supposed to sleep already?
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>>82706564
im a vampire
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>>82706682
Go to sleep, I'll pet you tomorrow
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>>82705400
>Bogdan

fun fact
slavic name Bogdan and iraqi capital Bagdad mean exactly the same: gift of god
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>>82706564
Don't tell me what to do mom
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>>82706730
f-fenks mommy
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Can we also have a mascot for Germanic languages?
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>>82707323
find one yourself :3
id suggest karen but brits kinda do their own thing
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>>82707540
I don't watch enough anime though. Where do people find their mascots
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>>82707789
>germanic waifu
look no more, senpai.
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>>82708044
Is she a Nazi? I'd rather have a not Nazi Germanic mascot. Hitlerfus are stale
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>>82708287
The series takes place in alternate universe WWII were aliens have taken over europe, so you get the benefits of stylish uniforms without any nazism.
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bump
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el bumpo
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Hey lads. Need a resource to learn Portuguese grammar. I just moved to Portugal and have jumped in with duolingo and memrise. My job has me out talking to folk but it's easy to just be lazy and speak english if I want so I wanna build up enough portuguese to at least start talking to people and learning. But I need grammar. Any good options?
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I wish I enjoyed Duolingo more so that I could waste time translating simple sentences when I'm bored.
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>>82710394
Try Lingvist as a time filler.
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I'm off to bed now. Did you fucks get any good studying done today?
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>>82711452
End of term exams for uni, so no, not really. I've had to suspend new cards in Anki for at least 10 days until this is all over. I'll probably overcompensate during winter break.
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>>82711452
I'm reading
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>>82708613
Oh good, now I can safely have Erika Hartmann as the Germanic language mascot
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>>82713160
What program are you using to highlight and annotate words
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Started learning French on Duolingo, lads
Been listening to lots of French music as well
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>>82713592
How many lessons have you completed in French Duolingo?
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>>82713624
14 (2 a day)
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>>82713454
It's Learning With Texts. I just started using it.
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>>82713430
That makes me think, why not have the corresponding Hetalia character for every language as mascots for /lang/? Most countries worth mentioning has a character for it.
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I think I might just teach myself portuguese grammer. I've learned french and german to some degree throughout my life and I more or less know what I need to know so I can just look up the individual things.

Verb conjugations
Possessive
Sentence construction
Interrogatives
Tenses
Irregular verbs

I mean for a core understanding of the language, what else is there?
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I keep fucking up declensions in Russian, any tips to master it?
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>>82714011
> teach myself Portuguese
> in Portugal

I'm amazed that American companies would send someone to Portugal and not make them take formal Portuguese classes beforehand, or in the country
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>>82714073

Nah that's not the situation. I sorta wound up in portugal. Gotta teach my own damned self.

I'm looking into the basic rules of conjugation right now. Just need to memorize the basics. Also figure out which of these forms are actually used so I know which to memorize.

Grinding out conjugation tables are tedious but it's worth doing. i'll just get like 10 regular verbs and do conjugation tables out of them until I just know them.
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japanese
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>>82714314

Ching chong chang
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>>82710348
I'm late to the party here, but anyway: Routledge's Essential Grammar series never let me down when I used it for Arabic, I suppose they're just as good for Portuguese. Very thorough, yet easy to understand.

The old edition (2004) is on sale now:
https://www.routledge.com/Portuguese-An-Essential-Grammar/Hutchinson-Lloyd/p/book/9780415308175

A new edition will be published next month, if you can wait:
https://www.bookdepository.com/Portuguese-An-Essential-Grammar-Amelia-P-Hutchinson-Janet-Lloyd/9781138234352
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Whoo hoo 41.8% done with Duolingo Norwegian
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>>82708044
>>82708613
Erica Hartmann for deutsche Frauchen 2017
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Ču estas esperantaj parolantoj?
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wump
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>>82713721
The characters are too small, and generic
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I started doing French FSI - Intro to French Phonology. Did about 10 minutes today and I liked it. I was reading into it and it seems a lot of people approach it with a military discipline only to give up. Why do you approach it like that? Is it wrong to do FSI for 10 minutes a day? I think that would be preferable to making it a chore, no?
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>>82715226
Where does it show how many words you have learnt?
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>>82717388
It's not Duolingo. It's Memrise, but I'm studying the companion course for Duolingo
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why arent you learning the manliest romance language, anon?
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>>82717709
NUMA NUMA YAY
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>>82717709
nobody likes gypsies, desu
+ a country is too poor, so who would want to go there
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is there anyone who managed to learn danish language. I have been trying to learn in for quite a while and there are a lot of things I do know in. But still, I have troubles mastering it, and listening is still very hard for me. I try to watch DR every day but i dont feel that it helps as much and as fast as I want it to.
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I'm trying to learn Russian. Will my pronunciation bad if I watch Russian streams and pick up accent from that ?
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>>82707323
The future Führer is a cute mascot.
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>>82717709
I started but gave up. It's a nice language and I wish to learn it for real in the future.
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>>82718111
Why Danish when Swedish would made so much more sense for you?
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>>82717709
>speaking anything except for pure classical latin
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>>82717709
I used to have a Romanian gf, and I started learning for her. Then she broke up with me, and now I am too heartbroken to continue
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>>82718767
i am not finnish, and i hale lived in denmark for like 4 years and am planning on staying there.
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>>82718481
It'll most likely be shit and you'll sound like the ultimate bydlo. Hoe don't do it.
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WMUP
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>>82719922
It's a step up from being a bogan.
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blimp
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>>82719025
good
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あげ
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red chaika
best chaika
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Do you guys study at home or look for somewhere else to go? I find it hard to study at home sometimes so I'll go out with just my study materials and get a drink somewhere.
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>>82710348
As a native speaker I have absolutely no idea what to suggest but one thing is for sure:
Dump Duolingo. They only teach our version and Portuguese won't like/ take you serious if you sound brazilian
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>>82714011
Pt and fr have very similar grammar, it will be easier for you.
For verb conjugation use this site: www.conjuga-me.net and try to lurk ptchan
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Somebody please explain the reasoning behind people forcing themselves to produce speech before they even have a firm grasp of the language. Stop posting on imageboards and read a fucking book.
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What do you do when your main motivators for learning a language goes away? I have a 210 day streak on Duolingo so I don't just want to quit, but I don't think doing it "just for fun" will suffice in the long run
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>>82733917
im starting to get exhausted at home, so I plan to start going out to a library or a starbucks or something to study
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>>82737733
Pretty easy. The main reason is that it produces immediate feedback which can be very motivating to some that struggle with it and are not afraid of social interactions.
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>>82734031

I have noticed that. Duolingo is so....nice to work with, though. Memrize has Portugal so I'm moving a bit over to there. I mean how different is the language?
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>>82742183
What was your main motivator and how did you lose it?
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>>82742612
Get Pimsleur, they have a course for European Portuguese. And read something like pic related on the side (pirate it if you must)
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>>82742183
Working or studying only when you feel like you have the right emotional state is stupid. Discipline and habitstrumps any form of fleeting motivation but what you can do is to find something related to you language brings you joy. This can be anything from media, niche interests, just social interaction with people or. travelling. Maybe there is that one youtube channel you like or some guy at work you want to talk to or ypu might have the opportunity to go to a place where you can use the language
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>>82742719

Isn't pimsleur like.... audio tapes? I tend to learn best with text.
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Are there any Pimelsur Russian recordings that are easily accessible around?
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>>82742617
I'm learning Dutch because I wanted to do my master's degree in the Netherlands, but now I'm not so sure anymore. I actually visited the Netherlands as well, and Dutchies honestly weren't the nicest people I've been around. My streak and the fact that it's fuck easy because it's so similar to Norwegian is really the only thing keeping me going.

>>82742752
Yeah, I guess you're right. You don't happen to know any good Dutch youtube channels?
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