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    I feel like i am losing the articulation to speak my first language and i don't want to lose it.

    I normally speak English but would sometimes speak English and Polish simultaneously. I guess this is understandable since i am 17 but my Polish is 8 years old.

    I don't know what to do since everyone i know speaks English including my family members.
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    Keep it in your wallet and watch that it doesn't jump out when you're not looking.
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    Probably there are websites in your first language such as for newspapers.
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    - practise speaking the language out loud, you can do that with family, relatives, friends, or just talk to yourself out loud. This is the main step and it needs to be done regularly
    - watch television, films and videos in your mother tongue
    - buy language books and read them in your spare time to practise pronunciation and grammar, phrases, vocabulary etc
    - attend language courses (including online courses), or get someone to tutor you
    - listen to music, radio and podcasts in your mother tongue
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    How do I improve my english skills ?


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    I'm so bad at reading Chinese, I haven't got a clue what is being said it's pretty embarrassing asking people to write in Pinyin.
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    Stringing together words from multiple languages isn't really that uncommon: think Yiddish and Afrikaans.
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    (Original post by Blackstarr)
    I feel like i am losing the articulation to speak my first language and i don't want to lose it.

    I normally speak English but would sometimes speak English and Polish simultaneously. I guess this is understandable since i am 17 but my Polish is 8 years old.

    I don't know what to do since everyone i know speaks English including my family members.
    Same situation. Just read in Polish Get some books for entertainment, maybe befriend someone, who speaks Polish
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    I wouldn't bother trying. English is the only language in the world that matters.
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    English is bothering me so much


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    It can be pretty tricky. These days, I think in English, even dream in English, so when I speak with my family, I sometimes have to translate back to Dutch. After a while, the knowledge kicks back in, though.

    So yes, I think regular practice is the best way to go. Books, movies/tv shows, emails, chats... it all helps.
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    (Original post by saule1116)
    Same situation. Just read in Polish Get some books for entertainment, maybe befriend someone, who speaks Polish
    I guess so.
 
 
 
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