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    (Original post by AquisM)
    I've always been fascinated by Portuguese, as I learn Spanish. Is it difficult to learn Portuguese if I learn Spanish?

    It really does depend. Portuguese was my first language so I learned it a different way than you guys who are learning it as an additional language

    The grammar in Portuguese is one of the most difficult in languages (at least in my opinion), but depending on the level of your Spanish it could be easier than some might think. It's not as easy as English but definitely not as difficult as something like Russian or Arabic which has a completely different alphabet.

    Make sure you learn the grammar in Portuguese and know how to apply it, if you do this then you should be fine
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    (Original post by Ronove)
    Irony?
    Perhaps :mmm:
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    (Original post by jim_lelliott)
    Spanish is very helpful when learning Portuguese once you learn the differences between the two because a lot of words/verbs are the same or similar... I started this year studying advanced Spanish and starting Portuguese from scratch, but I'm going straight into advanced Portuguese next year so it's not that difficult


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    It really does depend. Portuguese was my first language so I learned it a different way than you guys who are learning it as an additional language

    The grammar in Portuguese is one of the most difficult in languages (at least in my opinion), but depending on the level of your Spanish it could be easier than some might think. It's not as easy as English but definitely not as difficult as something like Russian or Arabic which has a completely different alphabet.

    Make sure you learn the grammar in Portuguese and know how to apply it, if you do this then you should be fine
    Oh I see. I'm not actually learning it right now, just thinking about it.
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    (Original post by Dead End Street)
    Does anyone know what the 'Hugo' books/CDs are like for languages? Especially 'French in three months'?
    Absolutely recommendable provided that you're not fazed by grammar flying at you. But I love the series personally, I can feel myself getting better and better as I progress though the book.
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    (Original post by constantmeowage)
    Absolutely recommendable provided that you're not fazed by grammar flying at you. But I love the series personally, I can feel myself getting better and better as I progress though the book.
    Shouldn't be too much of a problem, I prefer getting to grips with grammar before learning vocabulary anyway. Good to hear.
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    (Original post by thatitootoo)
    The tutor pointed out how unusual our A2 class is this year
    1) It's a majority boys class! (3/5!)
    2) We are ALL (a bit) foreign! (a BBC girl, a Persian girl, A Dutch speaking African , A German speaking African guy && a REAL Dutch guy!)

    How does this compare to your former class?
    Ausser einer Deutsche waren alle Personen in Großbritannien geboren. Obwohl sie auch britische Staatsangehörigkeit hat!
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    (Original post by MangoFreak)
    I presume you don't mean Victor Hugo because I imagine you might kill yourself trying to read that while learning French :mmm:
    Fortunately not! I'm giving Les Misérables a miss for now..
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    (Original post by Octopus_Garden)
    Ausser einer Deutscherin waren alle Personen in England geboren. Obwohl sie auch britische Staatsangehörigkeit hat!
    Completely different!
    I do like my new A2 class! But I'm no longer the only one who is confident enough to speak German in class...:
    Me and the Dutch guy did most of the talking today. :lol:

    I still can't believe that I have gone from doing a 1 night a week GCSE prep course over the summer, to being enrolled on the 2nd year A-LEVEL class for September! :zomg:
    Had never even been in a language class before...:dontknow: :L
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    (Original post by thatitootoo)
    Completely different!
    I do like my new A2 class! But I'm no longer the only one who is confident enough to speak German in class...:
    Me and the Dutch guy did most of the talking today. :lol:

    I still can't believe that I have gone from doing a 1 night a week GCSE prep course over the summer, to being enrolled on the 2nd year A-LEVEL class for September! :zomg:
    Had never even been in a language class before...:dontknow: :L
    Erwarte viel Arbeit!
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    (Original post by Octopus_Garden)
    Erwarte viel Arbeit!
    Och, natürlich!
    Du weißt wie viel ich arbeiten kann, wenn ich die Lust habe, das(s) zu tun...
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    Ich bin endlich frei! ^^ Ich kann jetzt englischsprachige Nachrichten angucken, ohne mich zu fühlen, als ob ich für eine Prüfung wiederholen sollte, indem ich die Nachrichten auf anderen Sprachen angucke. ^^
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    I'm learning Russian now
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    (Original post by thatitootoo)
    I'm learning Russian now
    I love Russian; I never have enough time to learn it :awesome:
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    (Original post by MangoFreak)
    I love Russian; I never have enough time to learn it :awesome:
    :awesome:
    I've found that there are a fair number of cognates between German, English and Russian!
    Can you guess the German words for these words:
    можно - купить - революция - политика - вода - метро - два - можно кофе?!

    Ich langweile mich...
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    (Original post by thatitootoo)
    I'm learning Russian now
    May I recommend some Russian artists for you to listen to? I discovered Russian music by asking my grandma and father and they gave it to me
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    Ich hoffe, dass die russische Wörte korrekt sind!
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    (Original post by SecretDuck)
    May I recommend some Russian artists for you to listen to? I discovered Russian music by asking my grandma and father and they gave it to me
    Da, mozjno!
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    (Original post by thatitootoo)
    Ich hoffe, dass die russische Wörte korrekt sind!
    I'm re learning the Russian Alphabet properly :yep:

    Wanna do some dipping in it, just to improve my maths :mmm:
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    (Original post by L'Evil Fish)
    I'm re learning the Russian Alphabet properly :yep:

    Wanna do some dipping in it, just to improve my maths :mmm:
    CYRILLIC :shakecane:
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    (Original post by thatitootoo)
    Da, mozjno!
    Da!

    Valeria, Bratja Grimm, Jana Friske, Denis Maidonov, Dima Bilan are just a few of the many Russian artists out there.

    Happy listening! :crown:
 
 
 
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