who here is learning or speaks another language?

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    GuliaLuna

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    Hi guys! I am wondering if any of you speak or are learning another language. I am learning German and French. I want to focus more on German since with French I get confused with the silent letters at the end and I just want to deal with that later. I speak both Italian and English fluently. Can anyone give me advice on how to learn German and French? I currently use an app called Duolingo and its great! How ever I want to expand my learning strategies more. Thank you :):):)
     
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    LazorCozmic

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    Bonjour!

    I can barely speak francais.
     
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    Filip

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    Yes. Turn away before it's too late, son.

    Life's too short to learn German.

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    But seriously, if I knew how to help you, my grades would probably be better.
     
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    lime treacle

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    Croatian is my mother tongue. I have some basic knowledge of German, but not enough to help you; you can ask some of the Germans here to help you (Cypher, Michele). I'm learning Italian in school right now and I suppose I'm getting the hang of it, though not as much as I'd like to. Maybe you could help me with it! :)
     
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    Michele

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    Well, is easy if you grew up learning german :lol: Dunno how its for you guys :3
     
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    chris2

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    Hmm, at times even I have my little troubles with it and I'm German ^^ Maybe It's cause I'm from Bavaria and we're not used to talk standard German :lol:
    But don't worry, don't let that discourage you :sweating: It's maybe easier as you might think!

    Perhaps those little [email protected] episodes (produced by channel 4) might be helpful for you?

    You can find all of them on youtube:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yhP3OT2hxAE

    I used them when I started learning Spanish a few years ago, since they're not too complicated and quite learner-oriented!!
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/[email protected]

    From what I know the episodes become more difficult in terms of content, vocabulary and grammar as the series progresses.
    Four versions were made, each in a different language; English, French, -->German, and Spanish. (so there you go!)
     
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    GuliaLuna

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    Thank you guys and I understand your struggles!
    I grew up speaking Italian and English at the same time first. Then I started going to school so learning Italian became harder. But each time I went to Italy I picked up on more Italian so now Im more fluent than ever :)
    I have been picking up on the German words well because it has a few similarities with English. Including that I speak another language, it would be easier for me to learn another language. I can say words. And I am focusing on forming sentences.
     
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    GuliaLuna

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    I could! and I hear in Croatia there are some Italian speaking parts! Thats cool. Maybe I would want to visit the Italian speaking parts of Croatia. So far I want to visit Italy (again :p) Scotland, Greece and Switzerland.
     
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    GuliaLuna

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    For real? I had this language app and they all of sudden they wanted me to pay for most of the sections such as food, clothing, money, family members ect...
    I have the Italian course on it and I just do the test first just in case I come across something I might need to learn.
     
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    Gitsnik

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    If you can speak Italian French should be easier that German no?

    And does Italian not have (many) silent letters?
     
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    GuliaLuna

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    Italian doesnt have many silent letters. The only one I could think of is the "h"
    I just feel with the silent letters in French its gonna take me a while to get used to.
    Italian and French pronunciation is easier (sorry said harder before!) than German pronunciation.
    Maybe because I speak English most of the time it makes it easy to learn German?
    I think its more of an everyone is different thing.
     
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    lime treacle

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    Italian is fairly easy to read and write.
     
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    GuliaLuna

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    Thats very true! Words are spelled on how you say them.
     
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    The Joesen One

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    I know English, Filipino and some dialects of Chinese, although I'm kinda bad at the latter language, which is ironic since I'm of Chinese descent #dishonortomyfamily #dishonortomycow
     
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    brady

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    I know this is kinda off topic, but how hard is it to learn English for you non-Americans?
     
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    LazorCozmic

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    It's THIS hard.
     
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    GuliaLuna

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    I was born in America. Having a knowledge of languages, if you are learning a language that is in the same language family of a language you already speak, it shouldnt be hard. For example, I speak Italian, a Romance language and I am learning French, it hasnt been hard for me since French is a romance language too.

    German and English have similarites here and there but completely different. So I am able to pick up on German easily.
    Thats how I see it.
    My cousin is a younger than me and lives in Italy, she takes English in school and can say some stuff perfectly. Sometimes taking a class doesnt help, you need to put yourself in a situation where you have to speak it, then you will learn. Maybe she may have a thing for languages :)
     
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    GraveDigger388

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    I wouldn't be able to talk to you guys had I not pay attention to english subject in Middle school.
     

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