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Sunday, September 29, 2013

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  1. Happen to have any tips for those learning a language?

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    1. Watch TV, listen to the radio, and rent movies in whatever language you are trying to learn.

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    2. Learn a little every day!

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    3. Practice on your own around your house, like naming everything you use, when you use your tooth brush, and say(using German for demonstration),"Ich bin mit meiner Zahnbürste." (I am using my toothbrush).
      One person I heard about actually put Post-It-Notes on everything with their name in the language they were learning, repetition is the key, and make up your own little reference book(pocket notebook) with phrases you will use most often, the first phrase you should have is, Hello, I am learning {language}, and then whatever you want to ask/say.
      This way you can learn the language, and most people are more patient with you as well.
      Good Luck.

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    4. exlorenz@gmail.comOctober 30, 2013 at 8:53 AM

      These are the very best tips for anyone really wanting to learn a language.
      Thank you very much. Talking to yourself in the house or in the car is great as well.

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    5. songs are also a good help imo

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    6. Ich bin mit meiner Zahnbürste?
      actually this is the funnyest thing I ever heard :DDD
      This sentence says and means "I am with my toothbrush"
      You see, learning a language always needs a feedback,
      I recommend you to find a nice native speaker (for example on Omgele.com), and talk a lot with him or her. He can correct you while you are practicing :)

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    7. well, always start with the alphabet, always,
      after you can read, start to learn easy words,
      learn like 10 words per day at the beginning.

      After a couple of days learn more and more words, like 30-40-50 per day (it depends on your limit)
      And also learn grammar, it helps you make sentences.
      In time you'll make more complicated sentences.

      Good luck.

      //PS you can learn with a friend or with someone from the internet.
      // there are a lot of websites that people communicate with others.

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  2. You should post your comics around more, you really have some wonderful ideas!

    http://www.reddit.com/r/languagelearning/comments/1ndk6j/theres_always_a_bigger_mountain/

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    1. Thanks! I'm glad you enjoy them. If you know of places other than Reddit to share them, please let me know!

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    2. Try tumblr! https://www.tumblr.com/

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  3. I'm about to move to america. What tips can you give me?

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    1. Which America? North or South?


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    2. And what part? I only know a very small fraction of "America," assuming you're talking about the USA...

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  4. This is awesome! Thank you!

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  6. Japanese Translation 和訳:

    パネル1: 新しいの言語を学ぶ
    パネル2: 初心者丘
    パネル4: 会話尾根
    パネル7: 「着いた!」、「おう、お疲れ様、ただ。。。後ろに見ないで」、「なんで?」
    パネル8: 流暢山

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    1. haha! I was about to send this japanese translation version as well! :)

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  7. This is scarily accurate. o_O

    Signed,
    a B2 German student

    PS: I apparently know a friend of yours who's living/working here in Singapore as well. Small world.

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    1. I think I know who you're talking about! He's the only person living / working in Singapore that I can think of...say hello for me!

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  8. Right now I'm climbing that mountain! :'(

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  9. Brilliant! I'm climbing conversational ridge with my Irish, recently landed again on the level with maps and sandwiches by starting with the new book, but then had a lift up when I realized that recently I understand more and more from Radio na Gaeltachta transmissions. YAY! :D

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  10. Yes...I must translate fluency... I got it... I am just climbing at conversation ridge :)

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  11. And then once you've climbed to the top of mount proficiency, you're heartily amazed that you ever had any trouble with these innocuous knolls.

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  12. Love the comics! Another tip I used when living as an exchange student was to turn the captions on when watching Dutch tv. I found it helpful to read what they were saying as well. :-)

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  13. I loved it too much. I think it shows me while I am carrying on in my educational path :D and YES! I'm gonna reach the fluency summit!

    #Entisar_Ali >> https://www.facebook.com/entisar.ali.91

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  14. I came across your page a few days ago and I really like your comics! I'm from Vietnam, studying in Germany.
    I have lived in Finland, France and Netherlands before and I have had very similar experience with the languages and people.
    Keep it up!

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    1. I will! Glad you like the comic. You'll be pleased to know that the comic likes you, too.

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  15. One word! Patience! When you reach that mountain, you'll certainly be amazed of what you're capable of. And keep track of what ever you're learning time to time. So when u look back, you know that you are almost there. It's kind of motivating to me..

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    1. Definitely. Every six months I usually try to record a conversation with myself. That way I can look back and see how much I've improved! Or ... how little.

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