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    Hola!

    Je suis nouvelle ici.

    I wanted to learn spanish

    I speak english and french quite fluently.
    I can also speak some हिन्दी (hindi) but I have no idea how to use my keyboard for the letters
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    (Original post by .Chocoholic.)
    Hola!

    Je suis nouvelle ici.

    I wanted to learn spanish

    I speak english and french quite fluently.
    I can also speak some हिन्दी (hindi) but I have no idea how to use my keyboard for the letters
    Bienvenue à ce fil! Je parle anglais et espagnol et j'essaie d'apprendre le français par ce fil (mais comme tu peux voir, j'ai eu peu de progrès - corrigez mes erreurs. s'il vous plaît).

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    I was really excited about this until I realised I couldn't use chinese (I speak cantonese and mandarin)... I feel really inadequate with just my english and crappy spanish now
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    (Original post by TheHolubowskyj)
    I was really excited about this until I realised I couldn't use chinese (I speak cantonese and mandarin)... I feel really inadequate with just my english and crappy spanish now
    这儿也有很多会说中文 人啊!

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    我也可以写中文啊! 我们需要一个新中文threa d!
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    (Original post by AquisM)
    Bienvenue à ce fil! Je parle anglais et espagnol et j'essaie d'apprendre le français par ce fil (mais comme tu peux voir, j'ai eu peu de progrès - corrigez mes erreurs. s'il vous plaît).

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    Gracias! Je n'aperçois aucune faute dans ce que t'as écrit!

    Eres un estudiante francés en la universidad? (Corregir mis errores, por favor)
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    (Original post by AquisM)
    :lolwut: But you're doinG AS French... in year 10... :confused:

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    She did fast-track GCSE French in year 9. Perhaps unusually, the school actually realised that fast-tracking followed by leaving her with no subject teaching for two years until year 12 could disadvantage her A-level chances, so she's started now.

    I know this because she started a thread asking for advice on how to prepare, and some people were astonishingly horrible and negative to her about taking A-level French!
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    (Original post by Marii101)
    ㅋㅋㅋㅋ, 고마워요. 그 드라마를 못 보였는데, 한국드라마를 너무 좋아요!!! 이제 주군의 태양 보고 있어요. 진짜 재미있어요. 제가 2일만 내에 12화 모든 보였었어요!! 제가 런닝맨도 봐요. 당신은 벌써 볼지 않아면, 꼭 봐야 돼요! (I don't even know if this makes sense but meh)


    I stopped learning because I found that I didn't find it interesting anymore so I literally had no motivation whatsoever. However, that didn't make me loose interest in Korean stuff (Movies, dramas, music etc). Through watching shows and things like that, I'm still passively learning, like the word '벌써' I remember from a song I listened too. It's just that I don't actively immerse myself in learning te language I guess.


    I switched to learning Chinese and absolutely love it. Hopefully if you get to study in that Uni you'll get to love it too.
    런닝맨 제일 좋아네요!
    Are you studying chinese as a subject or as an option at uni? I actually find chinese harder to learn from scratch! There are so many characters with no alphabet system but I guess the grammar is straightforward enough to compensate!
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    (Original post by TheHolubowskyj)
    我也可以写中文啊! 我们需要一个新中文threa d!
    如果没记错的话, 这儿好像已经有一个中 thread, 但是如果你会说多种语 的话, 你可以在这展示你的实 。:yes:

    (Original post by .Chocoholic.)
    Gracias! Je n'aperçois aucune faute dans ce que t'as écrit!

    Eres un estudiante francés en la universidad? (Corregir Corrige mis errores, por favor)
    Non, j'ai seulement seize ans. J'etudie toujours dans *secondary school (comment dit-on en français?).

    (Original post by Octopus_Garden)
    She did fast-track GCSE French in year 9. Perhaps unusually, the school actually realised that fast-tracking followed by leaving her with no subject teaching for two years until year 12 could disadvantage her A-level chances, so she's started now.

    I know this because she started a thread asking for advice on how to prepare, and some people were astonishingly horrible and negative to her about taking A-level French!
    Ah, I see. Wow, she must be very talented. C'est horrible! They're just jealous of her talent. No need to pay any attention whatsoever to such hateful people. :mad:


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    (Original post by AquisM)


    Non, j'ai seulement seize ans. J'etudie toujours dans *secondary school (comment dit-on en français?).

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    Je suis toujours au lycée (high school)
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    (Original post by .Chocoholic.)
    Je suis toujours au lycée (high school)
    Ah, oui. Merci!
    Et vous? Êtes-vous à l'université ou au lycée?

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    (Original post by AquisM)
    Ah, oui. Merci!
    Et vous? Êtes-vous à l'université ou au lycée?

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    Tu peux me tutoyer! Je ne suis pas si vieille que ça

    Estoy en la universidad. De donde eres?
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    And I don't know if this is the right place to ask but is it impolite not to use Usted?
    It's just that I have just started learning spanish by myself and although I find it relatively easy to comprehend since I noticed many similarities between french and spanish words, I have no notion of correct grammar.
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    (Original post by .Chocoholic.)
    Tu peux me tutoyer! Je ne suis pas si vieille que ça

    Estoy en la universidad. De donde eres?
    Bien, je te tutoyerai. Je suis de Hong Kong.

    (Original post by .Chocoholic.)
    And I don't know if this is the right place to ask but is it impolite not to use Usted?
    It's just that I have just started learning spanish by myself and although I find it relatively easy to comprehend since I noticed many similarities between french and spanish words, I have no notion of correct grammar.
    No, it's not impolite, especially in this thread as we are all just casually conversing. You would use usted where you would vouvoyer.However, Spanish has 4 different forms of you compared to 2 in French. They generally correspond as follows:

    Tú - tu
    Usted - Vous
    Vosotros - Vous
    Ustedes - Vous

    Now this sometimes makes it harder for French students to choose between the different forms of you. Just remember vosotros is the plural familiar form and usted(es) are the formal forms.


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    (Original post by AquisM)
    Bien, je te tutoyerai. Je suis de Hong Kong.


    No, it's not impolite, especially in this thread as we are all just casually conversing. You would use usted where you would vouvoyer.However, Spanish has 4 different forms of you compared to 2 in French. They generally correspond as follows:

    Tú - tu
    Usted - Vous
    Vosotros - Vous
    Ustedes - Vous

    Now this sometimes makes it harder for French students to choose between the different forms of you. Just remember vosotros is the plural familiar form and usted(es) are the formal forms.


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    Ahh thanks a lot!

    How come you know so many languages?
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    (Original post by .Chocoholic.)
    Ahh thanks a lot!

    How come you know so many languages?
    De rien! Hehe No I don't. I only two fluently, English and Chinese (well three if you count the different dialects as different languages). I just dabble with a lot of others, but I don't speak any of them well.

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    (Original post by AquisM)
    De rien! Hehe No I don't. I only two fluently, English and Chinese (well three if you count the different dialects as different languages). I just dabble with a lot of others, but I don't speak any of them well.

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    Muy impresionante!

    My friend who is from Hong Kong is very fluent in english and cantonese but told me that she finds mandarin quite hard so the fact that you know so many at 16 is quite an achievement I'd say! :cool:

    I know a few phrases in cantonese. *clears throat* -di malay? -ho hua!
    And a few swear words
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    :lol:

    Je n'aime pas être le meilleur :rolleyes: elle pense que je devrais écrire plus que les autres lycéens...

    Je n'aime pas écrire durant le leçon...
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    (Original post by .Chocoholic.)
    Muy impresionante!

    My friend who is from Hong Kong is very fluent in english and cantonese but told me that she finds mandarin quite hard so the fact that you know so many at 16 is quite an achievement I'd say! :cool:
    Thanks! My Mandarin's quite average compared to some others out there - my Cantonese is way better than my Mandarin since I speak it at home. Luckily my dad studied in Taiwan when he was young so he helped me with my Mandarin (and Chinese in general).

    I know a few phrases in cantonese. *clears throat* -di malay? -ho hua!
    And a few swear words
    Hehe I've heard some people say that because Cantonese is so 'melodic' and 'sing-songy' that even the swear words sound less offensive and vulgar. Not sure if that's true to your ears.
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    (Original post by wasabi)
    런닝맨 제일 좋아네요!
    Are you studying chinese as a subject or as an option at uni? I actually find chinese harder to learn from scratch! There are so many characters with no alphabet system but I guess the grammar is straightforward enough to compensate!
    Ahaah, it is. I watched all the episodes from the start, I'm currently on 136/160 I think.....:awesome:

    I'm in Yr10 so I can't learn it at Uni. I self-learn the language; although I haven't got any books yet. I'm looking to get New Practical Chinese Reader soon. I find that I'm motivated by setting myself a goal of passing YCT 4 which is the equivalent to HSK 3 next year. (The HSK is a Chinese proficiency test and so is the YCT, it's just that the YCT is for people my age (15 and under).

    You should try using the confucius institute's website. I can't link it here right now but if you search the name in Google, you'll find them. They have beginner child series that build up from the basics for free so you should check it out (it's called Happy Chinese which is 快乐汉语 in Mandarin - they also have a purchasable book series.)

    Also check out Memrise to build vocab, they also have Korean lists that you can use (pretty much every major language is covered).

    Yes, the grammar is like a relief compared to the other parts of the language. Most of the concepts are simple once you learn them; kinda like Maths.

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