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  1. Kanzler
    November 27th, 2013 08:25 AM
    Kanzler
    Ja, ich denke. Like Passe Compose in French

  2. Kanzler
    November 26th, 2013 10:15 PM
    Kanzler
    Ich habe heute Partizip lernt

  3. LoudSilence
    November 22nd, 2013 09:37 AM
    LoudSilence
    (sorry for breaking up the messages, I hit post by accident)

    If you like French enough, you should definitely do it!

    My mother used to speak Urdu to me, which is a language from India. She's a big mix of races but that's what her family primarily speaks. She knows Spanish and French too, and is really good at English despite it not being her first language, so seeing that drive made me get into languages along with coming from different racial backgrounds.

    That's pretty crazy, traveling to learn -- your mother is pretty admirable. It's something I wish I did in school. Have you ever considered it?

    New York is pretty cool because there are all kinds here, and that's something I really like: seeing people from every background and position just sharing a city and living their lives as best as they can. Something about it is inspiring to me. If you ever do stop by, let me know and I could give you a tour if you'd like! And I know what you mean about not wanting to be around the crowded city life so much. A lot of natural beauty gets sacrificed to make busy places likes this, I definitely like to take a break from it every now and then.

    You are really lucky, I've always wanted to visit Vienna. I haven't visited Europe yet but that's definitely on my list of places to go. There's even a song I really like by Billy Joel (I'm not sure if you've heard of him) called "Vienna", it's got a great message to it and for some reason makes me want to visit it even more :p If you don't mind me asking, where were you before you moved there?

    And hey, thanks a lot for the compliment, you flatter me! I just like to either make people think or have them make me think, always more interested in learning more as opposed to "winning" an argument. I could even say I love being wrong because it means that I've walked away with something new.

    Have you ever traveled overseas? And hey...you know it just hit me that I never asked for your name haha. My name is Amin by the way, nice to meet you!

    (really sorry for the wall of text myself, I know I'm clogging your visitor messages!)

  4. LoudSilence
    November 22nd, 2013 09:25 AM
    LoudSilence
    Oh yeah, Super Training is loads easier. Some people say slower, but it only takes me about 20 minutes to max out a Pokemon so I don't think it takes that long. I can give you the rundown if you want! Oh and would you like to swap Friend Codes?

    I like a lot of the older Pokemon better, specifically from Gen I/II. Big fan of Scyther, Umbreon, Ho-Oh, Nidoking, Charizard...I could go on for awhile haha. Right now my team is a mix of old and new. Pangoro is my favourite from this gen! Aside from Chatot (poor guy), how about you?

    I know that feeling, best to focus on what you need to now. You'll definitely find time after university, or at least that's been my experience I've graduated already and am working now. Somehow I have a lot more time now than I ever did in school haha. What are you studying, if you don't mind me asking?

    I'm really glad what I said means something to you! It's just really nice to make a friend who appreciates languages so much, I feel like it's an important part of making this world feel more unified. You inspire me to try harder myself!

    Your approach is spot on, that's something I've always been afraid of doing -- talking to someone in the language. I'm always afraid of making mistakes and looking silly; it's cool you don't seem to worry about that, or if you do you're very good at not showing it haha. And you're right, classrooms seem like a bad place to learn anything practical, especially languages. There are so many things to it than just words and grammar, seeing how someone speaks, when they use certain words in which instances, their body language, how the mouth moves on certain words...it's not something you can get from a textbook.

  5. Kanzler
    November 21st, 2013 10:53 PM
    Kanzler
    Ich bin in EST, oder UTC -5. Also, ich gehe zur Universita:t? (not sure wenn die Schreibung ist richtig) Ich studiere Biochemie und Politikwissenschaft. Es ist ein Wort in Politikwissenschaft, und es komme von Deutsch: Realpolitik

    Oh my gosh I just realized how sloppy that post was *gulp*

    Ich liebe Feuerpokemon denn Feuer ist lustig XD <-- Also I have an anecdote about this. It came to my attention that one mistake that native German speakers make when learning English is confusing "fun" with "funny", because "fun" can translate as "lustig" but when you think "lustig" you think "fun-y". So they might go to the amusement park and go on a roller coaster, and when they talk about it they'll say something like "oh, that roller coaster was really funny" XD

    Does transcultural communication get at things like how the structure of language influences the way people think?

  6. Kanzler
    November 21st, 2013 04:55 PM
    Kanzler
    LOL i just learned den on Tuesday epik failz and i was lazy with Verb, didn't bother to search it up lol more to come at home, because I'm just about to Zuhause gehen jetzt

  7. Kanzler
    November 21st, 2013 04:41 PM
    Kanzler
    D'oh! Ich mache oft das Fehler. Was lernst du? Was studiert du? Ich lerne gerade heute der Verbe "ko:nnen".

    Ich liebe Feuerpokemon denn Feuer ist lustig XD

    Na?

  8. LoudSilence
    November 21st, 2013 11:14 AM
    LoudSilence
    Oh oh sorry for the wall of text but last thought:

    I really like your threads in the discussion forum, they're thought-provoking

  9. LoudSilence
    November 21st, 2013 11:13 AM
    LoudSilence
    I should tell you that I don't compliment if I don't mean it, so whatever you've done to get your fluency this high, keep that up! I'm sure you could master any language with that sort of effort. Did you mother learn English abroad, or did she attend an English classes like you do and just took an interest in it? That's pretty crazy you picked it up so well, I have problems sometimes with my mother's language despite her talking to me as a child in it too.

    It's really cool you have a personal connection with a language, too...I think that's necessary for true mastery. Hard to be a pro at something you don't really like, right? You should try watching/reading things in French sometime, see if you can apply that skill there! Currently I'm in Manhattan, New York. It's on the East Coast. Only place in the US I really like haha. How about you?

  10. LoudSilence
    November 21st, 2013 11:03 AM
    LoudSilence
    I only just started trying at playing competitively since EV training and breeding is way easier. I enjoy battling so I figured it's worth giving it a go. Super Training simplifies EVs a lot too. I don't think I can follow set strategies though...I still like to play with my favourites, you know? Like I don't care too much about having different roles (wall, sweeper, etc.) or following the movesets that everyone else uses. I'll probably lose a lot more because of it, but at least I'll be having fun losing instead of copying everyone else and using a Pokemon I don't like You should give it another shot now!

    Pokemon is pretty basic because you can choose to use Kanji (the Chinese characters) or just Hiragana (the syllabaries, there's only 46). I just look up words I don't know, it's mostly a learning experience for me and I don't know too much yet. Trying to prepare myself for games that have never come out in English eventually, haha. I use this textbook called Genki, I have a PDF of it, plus some other resources I got off the net. It's actually not that hard at all, especially for multilingual people like ourselves

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