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/lang/ - Language Learning General Anonymous Refugee 04/02/2020 (Thu) 12:46:06 No. 2090
>What tongue(s) are you learning? >Ask questions about your target tongue! >Help people who want to learn a new tongue!
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Mi studadas la internacian lingvon: Esperanto!
I wanna learn German for literature and shit but the grammar's too hard and I haven't found any good books online. Anyone have some resources?
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>>2094 Bruh
>>2101 Wew lad
>>2101 A bruh moment.
>>2090 Any easy to read Catalan comics or something like that?
>>2096 Faiz Anon, can you start a south asia general? Been reading about Bhutto and the socialist movements >Hum Dekhenge
>>2445 Where? In /edu/? Also, if you’d like to learn more about revolutionaries in India and Pakistan, I was reading the book Partition - can it be undone by Lal Khan. Really good book.
>>2322 Not a comic perse, but if you're interested on a magazine with comics you can check out Cavall Fort and El Tatano (both are for children but El Tatano is for smaller children) https://cavallfort.cat/jo-em-quedo-a-casa/ Unfortunately most comics made here are published in spanish, but some of them get catalan translations. Mortadel·lo i Filemó is probably the most famous one. Also there are many mangas translated in Catalan (such as - Bleach - Bola de Drac - Cinturó Negre - Detectiu Conan - Doraemon - Fushigi Yûgi - Ikkyu - Inu Yasha - Kimagure Orange Road - Love Hina - Musculman - Naruto - Sakura - Shin Chan - ) There are also some catalan fansubs https://www.fansubs.cat/ https://manga.fansubs.cat/ and you can also check https://www.animelliure.net/ for catalan translations of anime (fun fact If I remember correctly, One Piece has more episodes translated in catalan than castillian)
>>2449 Nah, in general
Anyone have any easy yiddish books or tutorials? I already listen to many yiddish songs and i’d like to learn a bit of colloquial yiddish
>>2488 Oops, forgot to turn off my vpn
Any materials on how to learn french? >>2488 >yiddish huh, why that choice?
>>2467 >Bola de Drac Hmm, I've heard your dub is much better than the Castilian one. Thanks for the resources and suggestions!
Is there any way to get Pimsleur for free? I want to learn Russian. >>3049 I'm a native speaker, so I don't know a specific resource, but for any language you can start with basics on a youtube tutorial, then get Assimil or something like that. Depends on what your goals are, if it's for conversations you can stick to traditional methods (Assimil, Pimsleur) and talking to strangers once you've mastered the basics. Watch a lot of films, series or listen to music (I can recommend you this channel for leftist news https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCT67YOMntJxfRnO_9bXDpvw). If you are more interested by literature/written French, I know everyone starts with Le petit Prince by Saint-Exupéry, which is an international classic so a must read anyway.
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How do you go about expanding your vocabulary? Do you just use the language and hope new words stick or do something specific to learn new words?
>>3059 there's a complete pack on rutracker.
>>3060 Generally I learn just reading something that i like, everyday I open the newspaper, get an article, and get the words that I don't know, write them down in my notepad, do some phrases with them and maybe I'll put them on anki if I am bored You can use methods by association, like comparing a word to another word of a language that you know, but sometimes at least for me it takes too long to be practical
>>2090 I'm trying to teach myself French, and I can't really gain the courage to do it. Does anybody else know this feeling, and if so, how did you beat it?
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Are there any Poles lurking here that would be willing to help me with the difficult endeavor of learning the Polish language? I put my email in the email field, just replace the ! with .
>>3115 intredasting
>>3333 check'd >>3080 >I can't really gain the courage to do it What do you mean by that? Like, would you feel more focused if you had an instructor to help you, or are you afraid of something?
>>2101 i call bullshit, lasalle didn't write like that at all
>>3049 >huh, why that choice? I love klezmer and yiddish music in general and I wanna understand the lyrics. Learning yiddish would also allow me to understand german, which is nice.
Been learning Russian for like 2 months. Not specifically because of the USSR/Lenin or anything politics-related, just due to the niceness of the language and because it's useful in a pretty huge part of the world. Advice to anyone learning a language: use Duolingo, not just the app but the online forum. It's a good starting place where you will find lots of resources for your target language.
>>3080 What do you want to learn French for? Is it for reading history or theory, reading novels, talking with relatives, flirting, going on vacation, watching movies, radicalizing Africa? You have to always keep your goal in mind. For example I'm trying Russian because I love Tarkovsky and post-soviet punk music, and I want to be able to read a bit of Lenin too. I've not gone very far yet bc I'm a lazy piece of shit but one day I'll really work on it.
>>3787 >post-soviet punk music I see that you are a man of culture as well
>>3787 If you're learning Russian, I recently found a channel that catalogues a shitton of Soviet era television. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiVZttFkdEwMi3QXpRqFTzQ/videos
>>2090 i know turkish and english and i really want to learn french or chinese maybe even latin in the future can you even learn like actual latin nowadays?
>>3905 also,is chinese hard to learn?a friend of mine keeps saying it would take me more than 4 years to learn chinese so im kinda scared to even try learning it
>>3906 Mandarin is quite easy tbh, especially the grammar. Tones are easy to learn too, you just need a bit of practice. Writing can be difficult but for me it wasn't as I just doodled them when I was bored. Doodling random chinese words made my hand writing look neater as well. It will take you like a month or so to be able to order food from restaurants, start a basic conversation, write a simple story, etc. I used a few apps and some dictionaries - namely HelloChinese and got atleast an A2 level of proficiency
>>3905 >can you even learn like actual latin nowadays? I mean I learnt it in highschool, both Latin and classical Greek are pretty common here in Belgium if you do the 'general highschool' orientation, isn't it in Turkey? You can definitely find loads of resources
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I should be studying languages but I am too lazy.
>>4183 is there any language that interests you my hungarian friend??
>>3943 >both Latin and classical Greek are pretty common here in Belgium You guys are very lucky, here we only study basic English, and very rarely maybe Spanish but I have never seen a school that teaches it here
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>>4186 Yes, Esperanto.
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>>4203 I keep hearing about this language. Tell me more, pretty please
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>>4205 It's the most widely spoken constructed language. It was invented by a Polish eye doctor called L. L. Zamenhof, who thought a common language could ease ethnic tension in his home town, and hopefully one day lead to world peace. It was designed to be a universal second language, in his ideal world you would learn your native language first and Esperanto only as a second language to help use with people who don't speak your native language. I'm interested in it because it is the only constructed language that is actually used.
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>>4212 Hmm, sounds rather interesting. I was looking more into this and apparently its like a mix of a bunch of different languages together. I've never heard of it before, so I was wondering if maybe this is more of a common thing among Euros? Also do u know anyone who uses it irl? also, please either spoil or censor such lewd behavior! I censored it for you for future use
>>4214 > I've never heard of it before, so I was wondering if maybe this is more of a common thing among Euros? It's more common in Asia, especially China. There's also a service for Esperanto speakers who're visiting another country to live with another Esperantist for free. It's called the 'Pasaporta Servo'.
>>4214 I don't know anyone personally. I just consume the language passively online.
>>4214 I had a civics teacher in like 8th grade from cuba who knew how to speak it. he once invited a priest that knew how to speak it too and the demonstrated a conversation in front of class.
>>4217 Both Cuba and the Vatican does official radio broadcasts in Esperanto: http://www.radiohc.cu/eo http://www.radio-vatikana-esperanto.org/
Just on grammar what is your favorite language?
>>4272 Personally mine is basque, the verbal system is not as hellish as georgian but it is still has a interesting complexity and some interesting stuff that I have never seen, and also the 12 cases and ergativity are really cool
>>4272 Persian
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>>4215 >It's more common in Asia, especially China. Thats interesting. Would've thought it be Europe. I wonder why that is? >>4216 Is there a specific place you like to hang out for Esperanto use? >>4217 that sounds cool! what were you thinking when that happened >>4218 back
>>4281 *wack
>>4281 >I wonder why that is? Around the turn of the 20th Century, Esperanto was incredibly significant in the Internationalist Communist movement. Lots of Chinese and Japanese Communists knew Esperanto, and many works of Communist literature had been translated into Esperanto but not their languages, so it was very good for spreading theory and communication between revolutionaries of different languages. Additionally there were works of Communist literature written in Esperanto to begin with out east, not even in their native languages, but it's not as if that was every work. The Japanese in particular liked Esperanto (and continue to), they liked it so much so that even this one ex-Communist turned Fascist who trying couping the Japanese Imperial government for not being Fascist enough wanted to make Esperanto the sole language of the Co-Prosperity sphere: replacing the languages of the imperially dominated in China and Korea, but also replacing even Japanese as he thought Esperanto to be a superior language. Additionally, the Nazis and European Fascists banned the usage of the language as a tool for its role as a tool of 'International Jewish Bolshevism' or something to that effect I'm sure, and I'm not sure if that's the reason why the language sort of stopped growing in prevalence, but I'm sure it succeeded in repressing it to some degree. Anyhow, its role in Communism's history is likely why its still marginally more popular today in states which identify as being Socialist I suppose.


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