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    (Original post by binarythoughts)
    The harakat make arabic texts look cluttered

    Which language have you learned using duolingo?
    That's a good point...

    Nothing from scratch really. Danish, but I only just started that yesterday, that's without anything else

    But with Spanish and Italian I have grammar books I can look at
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    (Original post by L'Evil Fish)
    What a crazy idea :rofl:

    I like to be able to say the basics in languages and just be like... I can't speak X in that language

    Watch

    I can't speak English
    Je peux pas parler le français
    No puedo hablar en español
    Non posso parlare l'italiano
    Dydw I ddim yn gallu siarad yng Nghymraeg
    Wo bu hui shuo zhongwen
    (Russian can't type without keyboard)
    Ich kann keen deutsch sprechen
    Jeg kan ikke snakker dansk
    You forgot 'ne'


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    (Original post by Princepieman)
    You forgot 'ne'


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    Yeah I was gonna ask about this, I noticed you drop the "ne" a lot, is this colloquialism?

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    (Original post by L'Evil Fish)
    That's a good point...

    Nothing from scratch really. Danish, but I only just started that yesterday, that's without anything else

    But with Spanish and Italian I have grammar books I can look at
    Is the la necessary in "Io bevo la mia zuppa"?
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    (Original post by Princepieman)
    You forgot 'ne'


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    (Original post by rachelc142)
    Yeah I was gonna ask about this, I noticed you drop the "ne" a lot, is this colloquialism?

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    Yep! No one ever really uses the ne....

    My teachers say it's fine, and I use it on here with French speakers and they do it themselves lol

    And I actually used it (well used the lack of ne... So I didn't use ne) in my oral exam and got full marks in that
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    Is the la necessary in "Io bevo la mia zuppa"?
    Yes! It's weird in Italian, you need the definite article as well as the possessive

    Eg tu porti la mia cintura
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    (Original post by L'Evil Fish)
    Yep! No one ever really uses the ne....

    My teachers say it's fine, and I use it on here with French speakers and they do it themselves lol

    And I actually used it (well used the lack of ne... So I didn't use ne) in my oral exam and got full marks in that


    Yes! It's weird in Italian, you need the definite article as well as the possessive

    Eg tu porti la mia cintura
    It just sounded weird at first. Finding this much easier than when I tried to learn German.
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    (Original post by L'Evil Fish)
    Yep! No one ever really uses the ne....

    My teachers say it's fine, and I use it on here with French speakers and they do it themselves lol

    And I actually used it (well used the lack of ne... So I didn't use ne) in my oral exam and got full marks in that
    Yeah, I was gonna say it's probably more an oral thing when I think of it my french teacher rarely ever says it but always writes it

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    (Original post by Red Fox)
    It just sounded weird at first. Finding this much easier than when I tried to learn German.
    Yeah I forget it at times

    Especially when it's combined with pronouns like

    You don't put sugar in my coffee
    Non metti zucchero nel mio caffè
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    (Original post by rachelc142)
    Yeah, I was gonna say it's probably more an oral thing when I think of it my french teacher rarely ever says it but always writes it

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    Yeah, in written exams I write it.

    But on forums, or speaking, informal situation, you can just omit it
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    (Original post by L'Evil Fish)
    That's a good point...

    Nothing from scratch really. Danish, but I only just started that yesterday, that's without anything else

    But with Spanish and Italian I have grammar books I can look at
    How are you managing that with A-levels?
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    (Original post by binarythoughts)
    How are you managing that with A-levels?
    A Levels are a doss tbh

    I spend more time watching crap than I do on languages/a Levels

    I never like sit down with pen and paper. With languages I'm just on my phone googling stuff
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    (Original post by L'Evil Fish)
    Yeah I forget it at times

    Especially when it's combined with pronouns like

    You don't put sugar in my coffee
    Non metti zucchero nel mio caffè
    Even after I asked if it's necessary I've still just missed it off about 10 times lol.
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    (Original post by Red Fox)
    Even after I asked if it's necessary I've still just missed it off about 10 times lol.
    :rofl: You'll get used to it eventually when you keep getting the annoying wrong buzz

    La mia
    Le mie
    I miei
    Il mio

    Two parts all the time, owning something takes two. The owner and the things that's owner, so two parts to make possessive
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    (Original post by L'Evil Fish)
    :rofl: You'll get used to it eventually when you keep getting the annoying wrong buzz

    La mia
    Le mie
    I miei
    Il mio

    Two parts all the time, owning something takes two. The owner and the things that's owner, so two parts to make possessive
    That's actually a good way to remember it
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    (Original post by Red Fox)
    That's actually a good way to remember it
    :woo:

    Il tuo italiano, è bene?
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    (Original post by L'Evil Fish)
    :woo:

    Il tuo italiano, è bene?
    No:lol:

    Il mio italiano è scadente ma miglioro (can this be used as I am improving or is it just I improve?)
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    (Original post by Red Fox)
    No:lol:

    Il mio italiano è scadente ma miglioro (can this be used as I am improving or is it just I improve?)
    Just I improve

    Like Spanish the continuous is formed using gerundio

    It'd be sto migliorando
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    (Original post by L'Evil Fish)
    Just I improve

    Like Spanish the continuous is formed using gerundio

    It'd be sto migliorando
    Dr Viossy did a DVD/Book called Extreme Hard Rock Guitar and I really want it, but it's entirely in Italian... English title got me excited Very tempted to learn Italian just so I can learn from him
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    (Original post by Bude8)
    Dr Viossy did a DVD/Book called Extreme Hard Rock Guitar and I really want it, but it's entirely in Italian... English title got me excited Very tempted to learn Italian just so I can learn from him
    Devi impararelo non è difficil

    Italian is good fun, the girls tooooooo, and Guys if that floats your boat
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    (Original post by L'Evil Fish)
    Devi impararelo non è difficil

    Italian is good fun, the girls tooooooo, and Guys if that floats your boat
    Obvious cognate in the latter half of the sentence, but intuition is saying the first half meant 'you should learn it' with some sort of direct object pronoun in 'impararelo' (the 'lo') ...?

    Or did you say
    'Yes, I will happily translate it for you if you give it to me, it's not difficult'
 
 
 
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