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the usages of single quotation [migrated]

more specifically, I want to know what is the single quotation(') in 'bout means. I know 'bout means about but does that mean we always can use a single quotation for words that start with a vowel? Or ...
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Is "I am always <adjective>" a correct structure of a sentence? [closed]

Isn't there a conflict between the Present Simple and Present Progressive time tenses in this sentence?
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How can I start using Anki to learn French? [closed]

I couldn't find any good tutorial to learn French using Anki, any guide would be appreciated.
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Sanskrit learning

I want to learn Sanskrit using the direct method. I'm looking for the book similar to Latin Lingua Latina per se illustrata by Hans Orberg, where you basically learn Latin using the target language, ...
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Fairly big (passive) vocabulary but awkward sentences (English)

English is my SL. I posses a fairly decent vocabulary, but the sentences I produce in everyday interactions tend to be a bit awkward. My sentences are unnatural, I say things that normally you would ...
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Teaching Methods

What are the features, pros and cons, and procedures of the different methods of teaching language, such as direct method, grammar-translation, task-based, and audiolingualism, etc?
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What research is there on the effectiveness of teaching languages without explicit grammer instruction, compared to other teaching methods?

I found that learning a language without explicit grammar instruction works very well (for me at least, and a few other people I know). The people that I have seen being taught in this way seem to ...
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Ticker tape app but for German vocabulary

I work many hours in my computer. I thought it would be pretty cool to code/find a desktop app that we can input a long list of commonly used words in our target language (eg. German) and then it ...
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Is there any research on "natural" language learning methods?

All the language learning material I see seems to follow the school example of just throwing information at you. Sure it works but I have seen something that works better. What I mean by better is ...
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Are there any signs requiring side-to-side movement of fingers? [migrated]

Lately I've been thinking about the kinematics and kinemes of ASL. For lack of better terminology, I'll use "side-to-side" to mean the movement one's finger makes when tilting it left or ...
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How to relearn English grammar

I am learning Arabic grammar as a hobby, and so far I’ve learned how to form simple sentences and phrases, as well as the types of nouns, verbs, and particles. While learning Arabic grammar from ...
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How to master English prepositions?

I have been trying to learn English prepositions so many times but so far I have failed. It is the only thing that gives me so much pain. I have watched so many movies or videos and also read many ...
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How does stopping reading to look up the definition of an unknown word affect the comprehension in general?

Looking up the definition of an unknown word when you read a text is an important part of learning. However, like doing every other task, if you have to switch to do another one, then your performance ...
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How reliable is the EFSET test?

I've recently taken the EFSET and got a CEFR C2. My Certificate My question is, how reliable is that test? If not, is there a (hopefully not that expensive) way to get a accurate knowledge of my ...
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What is an example of a Periodic Table of the Elements designed for learning the elements in a second language?

I'm interested in learning chemical elements in Chinese, and perhaps it would be useful to have a Chinese periodic table on my wall. However, the ones I can buy online are designed for learning ...
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What resources are available to distinguish between different pronouns in Danish?

I recently started learning Danish using Duolingo, and have noticed the word 'you' is usually translated 'du', but occasionally as 'i'. I first assumed this had to do with formal vs informal use but ...
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Where can I find some people to improve my speaking skills?

I am a new international student at UC Davis, and as the universities are closed at the moment I like to know some places that I can find some people to do more communication and improve my speaking ...
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By what percentage does reading a novel increase reading speed?

Hacking Chinese, Learning to read aloud in Chinese The above plot estimates its author's (Olle Linge) reading aloud speed as he progresses through reading a Chinese novel. He seems to have gone from ...
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zuhanyozik vs sibilant verbs in hungarian

In my book, there is a rule to conjugate verbs that are both sibilant and -ik verbs. For instance alszik conjugates in present as: alszom, alszol, alszik, alszunk, alszotok, alszanak. Next, it is ...
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I want to know more about German language leaning for admission to German universities

I am going to earn my degree in 1 to 2 years. For my higher education, for getting admission to German universities, it is compulsory to learn German or you must have a certificate of German language ...
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Is learning several languages at the same time proven less effective?

I'm learning a whole bunch of different languages at the same time, and I was wondering if there was evidence showing that this would be less efficient than learning them one by one. I found other ...
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Is there justification for the claim that e.g. "3 hours study" ≃ "1 point" on the HSK6 exam?

General rule: it takes approximately 2-3 hours of studying Chinese to earn one point on the HSK 6 test. To make a test preparation schedule, subtract your score on your HSK 6 mock test from your score ...
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How can I find IPA charts that pairs the phonemes of Japanese with a common word feat. that phoneme in that language?

How can I find equivalents to the following chart for Japanese? Scilicet, the chart for Modern Japanese must SCHEMATICALLY map out each of its phonemes. Each phoneme must be tailgated by a common ...
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How to make English conversation fluent?

I can read/write English well but problem arises while speaking and listening. I am not native English. I know English , my vocabulary is also strong enough to speak but I got stuck while speaking to ...
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Minimal pairs for Danish u and ø?

I'm trying to learn Danish [ø] myself. Is there an example of minimal pairs for the Danish vowels [ø] and [u]? By minimal pairs I mean, for example, "beat" and "bit" which exhibit ...
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For those who didn't blindly guess on the notoriously hard HSK6 语病 ("faulty wording") section, how did you prepare?

The first 10 questions of the Chinese HSK6 reading section are notoriously hard. Each question gives you 4 sentences and the task is to choose the one containing some kind of error. This part is so ...
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Beyond taking the test itself, what use is preparing for the HSK6 writing section?

Now that I've taken the Chinese HSK5 exam, my mind is turning towards HSK6. However, I find myself lacking motivation to study for this exam, and one of the main reasons is the writing section (also ...
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Does studying university math improve (your ability for) second language acquisition?

I'm asking solely about the direction whether studying math ⇒ improves your competence at acquire second languages (L2). "University math" signifies math that an undergraduate math major ...
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Is there a direct-method video series for Hebrew?

I found this video series a while ago that teaches Esperanto by only speaking Esperanto. It starts with simple phrases and then builds up from there. Does something like this exist for Hebrew? I ...
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Tool to show how to pronounce words "lexical stress"

I'm looking for a tool that can show how to pronounce words in this style I see that google can do this with words but I would like to get same result for longer texts. I've tried to search but couldn'...
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Resources to learn Legal English or "Legalese"

I generally consider myself a fluent English reader. I can read The New York Times or the latest Harry Potter novel without difficulty, but I sometimes have trouble with so called "Legalese",...
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How can a Hindi speaker understand Nepali?

I know Hindi very well. I can understand some of the words and partial sentences of Nepali. But I am not able to understand full meaning. What are some ways that can help me to understand it? Like I ...
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On the HSK5 exam, if you're asked to use a separable verb in a sentence, can you separate it?

Question 99 on the HSK5 exam asks you to write an approximately 80-character snippet using 5 given words. A typical example looks like this: Here, we see the separable verb 结帐, so we can write ...
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On the HSK5 paper-based exam, can I do the writing section before the reading section?

Since I can handwrite characters, I signed up for the paper-based (handwritten) HSK5 exam. This will be my first time taking this exam, so I'm not familiar with the specifics. If allowable, I would ...
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Digital spanish dictionary to build a spellchecker

I come to ask if you know about some Spanish "dictionary" in any digital format. In fact, I only need the words, but is not a problem if it has the meaning or translation of these words. I ...
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Native like comeptence in English (second language)/ Critical period hypothesis

I would like to start with some information about my background. I studied in "English medium schools" throughout my life. I put English medium in quotation marks because although books of ...
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In Mandarin, how can I overcome the problem of knowing all the words, but missing the overall meaning?

This issue arises over and over: In Mandarin Chinese, I often read a paragraph aloud, concentrating on pronunciation. I've studied all (or almost all) the words, and know what they mean individually....
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Does not appear all the cards in the deck

I export a deck (without schedule) with 45 cards and then I delete it from Anki. However, if I import it again there are only 20 new cards. I can find all the 45 in the browser though. The funny thing ...
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Strange, unpredictable behaviour of unsuspended cards in AnkiDroid

Could you explain me the following strange and unpredictable behaviour of unsuspended cards in AnkiDroid? For a very long time I didn't block my "leeches", because I considered it annoying. ...
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What is the maximum number of languages a 16-17-year-old can learn before they are considered ready for entry into the world of professional

What is the maximum number of languages a 16-17-year-old can learn before they are considered ready for entry into the professional world and what are the skills needed to become fluent in those ...
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In what order should English grammar be revised?

I am currently 3rd in my college and I am planning to prepare for competitive exams. I plan to revise my English grammar as I sometimes find sentences wrong, mainly because of grammatical mistakes. As ...
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Keyboard/typing tutor for Hebrew> [duplicate]

The only typing tutors I can find mentioned here are for Linux. Is there something out there that I can use on Windows?
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Do there exist resources to learn to mask autistic speech patterns?

There exist resources to help people with autism to understand, for example, prosodic elements they do not understand. However, I cannot find such resources for the sending end of these signals; I ...
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How to improve my usage of vocabulary

I have been having troubles recently, related to vocabulary. While writing essays or whatever writings in English, I recognized that my sentences were mostly consisted of 'simple' words. Such as '...
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Which dialect of Coptic makes the most sense to learn?

Recently I've become quite interested in Coptic language. I've done some research and found that, although the language is more or less dead and not used for day-to-day communication any more, there ...
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SubCategorization Frame of a verb

I am working on verbal clustering. And to train my model, I need features like SCF of the verbs. To understand what it is, I read that an SCF is a structure which gives the syntactic nature of the ...
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Difference in acquisition of active vs. passive language usage skills

By passive and active, I mean understanding language when used vs. using it yourself, like in the terms active/passive vocabulary. My experience learning languages is that active skills are much ...
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How to learn sciences in a foreign language?

If someone wants to learn science subjects in a foreign language what should they do if there is not much material available comparing the two languages?Especially if one is yet to enter a university ...
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How can I know that I am making progress?

I learn English everyday. I keep on reading, writing, speaking and listening. How can I know that I am making progress? Is there any quantitative standard?
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Most effective ways of learning Russian?

I have been studying Russian for almost two years as a full-time student and feel disappointed that I’m not more fluent. It seems like no matter how much Vocab I learn, I still don’t understand ...

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