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Re: Learning Languages

Postby canattack » Sun Aug 23, 2009 2:55 pm

Fear cheile - means together man :lol:
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Re: Learning Languages

Postby ZebraWarriorPrincess » Sun Aug 23, 2009 4:02 pm

Guepard a favourite French word of mine :D
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Re: Learning Languages

Postby canattack » Sun Aug 23, 2009 4:21 pm

Mine is voiture - only becauses I pronounce it voi-tuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuure :lol: :lol:
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Re: Learning Languages

Postby ZebraWarriorPrincess » Sun Aug 23, 2009 5:14 pm

Pamplemousse also funny! :D
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Re: Learning Languages

Postby Venus » Mon Aug 24, 2009 1:07 am

Great thread! I love learning languages and excelled in French and German at school. Unfortunately I haven't kept up with learning German after taking part in a German exchange programme and finishing GCSE German (end of high/secondary school) but I do remember phrases and words here and there and I hope to pick it up again continue learning at some point soon. I've also got family in Germany and very sweet younger cousins in Germany who are practically tri-lingual so they may eventually be teaching me German soon :lol:.

I am keeping up with French though. I've been learning French since the beginning of my high school education and completed a French module as an 'outside option' of my degree course last term but I don't feel as though I'm making as much progress as I should. I guess it would be better if I was to fully immerse myself in the culture and actually spend months in France rather than short visits. I wrote a 3,000 word mini dissertation in French last term which was pretty interesting and I enjoyed gathering the all the research together. I do enjoy reading French literature and I can pick up vocab quite well. During a recent trip to Paris, I relished opportunities of having conversations in French although I would say speaking in French is my weakness since I lack confidence and just need more practice.

I'm all for learning more languages too. I shall be taking note of mini tutorials in this thread ;). Spanish is one language I've never been taught but I am quite intrigued since it has its links to French and it sounds beautiful. I did try learning some Spanish when I went to Spain last year :)
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Re: Learning Languages

Postby Emafer » Mon Aug 24, 2009 1:08 am

canattack wrote:Fear cheile - means together man :lol:



I love that! "together man". OK but how do you pronounce it.

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Re: Learning Languages

Postby Emafer » Mon Aug 24, 2009 1:10 am

Oh I love French. I have since I was a little girl. I used to be quite fluent but it's gotten pretty rusty over the years. "Voiture" is a GREAT word! For those that don't know it means "car".

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Re: Learning Languages

Postby ItsAllRyche » Mon Aug 24, 2009 5:36 am

I bought Rosetta Stone 1-5 for Russian.

I studied for 4 months. Doing well, but got very busy, stopped my lessons, so this thread got me to get my laptop out again, dust it off and resume my lessons.

I am very excited to get back to it. I am going to the Olympics in February, and thought by then I would be pretty versed...but the 6 month break did me no good. :oops:

Back to it. Again, this thread is awesome, I got motivated again... :supz:
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Re: Learning Languages

Postby biscuit » Mon Aug 24, 2009 12:05 pm

My favourite French word is probably 'arbre' (tree), because it's horribly difficult to pronounce, but if you manage it you sound like Edith Piaf :D
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Re: Learning Languages

Postby Emafer » Mon Aug 24, 2009 12:18 pm

biscuit wrote:My favourite French word is probably 'arbre' (tree), because it's horribly difficult to pronounce, but if you manage it you sound like Edith Piaf :D


hahahaha I love it. I've always had really good pronounciation. My French teacher used to say, "Emeelee, you chave a vedy beautiful aksont for a girl who dus nut do her homeverk" hahahahaha

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Re: Learning Languages

Postby biscuit » Mon Aug 24, 2009 12:21 pm

:lol: My pronounciation was/is really great, but I have no idea what half the words mean :worry: I could read French exceptionally well, but my writing was horrible!
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Re: Learning Languages

Postby canattack » Mon Aug 24, 2009 1:10 pm

Emafer wrote:
canattack wrote:Fear cheile - means together man :lol:



I love that! "together man". OK but how do you pronounce it.


Far Kayla :lol:
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Re: Learning Languages

Postby canattack » Mon Aug 24, 2009 1:15 pm

biscuit wrote::lol: My pronounciation was/is really great, but I have no idea what half the words mean :worry: I could read French exceptionally well, but my writing was horrible!


Amen to that :roll:
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Re: Learning Languages

Postby ZebraWarriorPrincess » Mon Aug 24, 2009 5:18 pm

ItsAllRyche wrote:I bought Rosetta Stone 1-5 for Russian.

I studied for 4 months. Doing well, but got very busy, stopped my lessons, so this thread got me to get my laptop out again, dust it off and resume my lessons.

I am very excited to get back to it. I am going to the Olympics in February, and thought by then I would be pretty versed...but the 6 month break did me no good. :oops:

Back to it. Again, this thread is awesome, I got motivated again... :supz:


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Re: Learning Languages

Postby SheWolf » Mon Aug 24, 2009 8:04 pm

What about pogue mahone em? That's about all I know in Irish. :twisted: I also know it's equivalent in Spanish. There are handy things to know.

I know a girl named Roisin. We pronounce it Rosaleen. The family is from Ireland but she was born in the US.

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