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What does the Zulu idiom “ushaya izithupha” mean? [closed]

It’s an isiZulu idiom or proverb and I need an explanation
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Stative Verb vs. Adjective in Biblical Hebrew [closed]

I'll start off by saying that this has been bugging me for weeks, mostly because it's such a niche question in a specific language. I'm also not sure to what extent this problem or the examples I give ...
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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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“wake up BY alarm clock” vs “wake up FROM alarm clock” [migrated]

"wake up BY alarm clock" vs "wake up FROM alarm clock" What's the difference? What's more correct?
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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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Do opportunities “come up” or “come along”? [migrated]

When you describe an opportunity, which one is correct? "When the right opportunity comes up, I shall take it." or "When the right opportunity comes along, I shall take it." 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 effectively

I am 16 year old from India. My native language is Hindi and Urdu. I study in English medium school (Indian English) and I know basic Arabic. I started learning Spanish from Duolingo, 3-4 months ago. ...
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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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Does foreknowledge of Cantonese, rather than Mandarin, assist you more in learning Korean?

This r/korean comment answers my question as "yes", but it contains factual errors like "Cantonese is also much closer to Middle Chinese than Mandarin is". This r/linguistics ...
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Anki: How to get a single deck to show me the back of cards first. Reverse all cards in only one deck

I want to take a deck that is already made, and simply have it show me the back of the card first. Basically reverse every card in the deck. If I go to make the basic card type into a reverse card ...
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Vocabulary app for Dutch

I am looking for a mobile app or website that I can create personal vocabulary list for a Dutch. Among my searches in Google Play, I see several apps for language learning, but didn't find a good app ...
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Learning a language without studying grammar

I'm more or less capable of explaining my thoughts in English and I've recently started learning Spanish. Of course, there's a bunch of various articles/videos/posts on how to do it. But one thing I ...
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How can I know my English level? [duplicate]

I learn English everyday. How can I know that I am making progress or not?
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How to find advanced descriptive grammars written by PhDs in linguistics?

I'll exemplify with Spanish. I'm not seeking books like John Butt, Carmen Benjamin's A New Reference Grammar of Modern Spanish, now in its 2018 6 ed. Academia Real's Gramática de la lengua española, ...
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What age group should a 17-year-old man imitate to acquire a General American Accent?

I am a 17-year-old male. I want to learn to speak a general American accent by imitating native speakers with this accent. What age group should I be imitating, so I don't sound weird? Should I ...
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Is it faster to learn new languages at the same time or one after the other?

For adults who are learning new languages, does the research indicate that it is better to focus on one at a time, or to study a bit of each more frequently? What learning schedule maximises ...
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Can someone learn English by listening?

I have learning English through English grammar. Still it would be improved but damn I have not learned or comprehend! never and never I no understood by listening! only I can understand words or ...
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Learning a language on your own with materials not designed for self-study

Situation You are thirteen years old. Self-regulated learning is a skill you are just beginning to acquire. In school you have lessons in a foreign language, and you want to practice that language at ...
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Looking for Sinhala-English, English-Sinhala dictionary that includes IPA

I'm interested in learning Sinhala, the language most widely spoken across Sri Lanka. Mainly, I am looking for resources: a Sinhala-English, English-Sinhala dictionary that includes IPA phonetics, for ...
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Can anyone help me to find out what resources are suitable for practicing the TOEFL exam reading section?

I had the TOEFL exam a few days ago. I got 27 in writing, 25 in speaking, 26 in listening, and 17 in reading. Although I was able to read all the text, in the reading section, almost easily, the ...
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Bibliography for self-study, after having completed Поехали 2.2?

Let's assume I've solved all exercises of Поехали, Поехали 2.1 and Поехали 2.2. What books would you recommend me, in order to continue my studies of the Russian language? So, what's next? I don't ...
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How can I improve the vocabulary I use? [duplicate]

I've realized that when I write or speak English, the vocabulary that I use is a lot more limited than the vocabulary that I know. For example, when writing, some words which I know the meaning to and ...
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Pronunciation of “ll” in the Romance languages

I have noticed that all the Romance languages (Spanish, Galician, Catalan, Portuguese, Italian, Romanian, and French) usually pronounce the "ll" like the "y" in "yacht". ...
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Learning schedule with multiple languages

I am wondering how to schedule learning my languages to get the best results and to give each of the languages enough time. Currently I am learning English(C1), German(B2),Turkish(A2) and Spanish(A2). ...
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How do I learn to read and write a language I can already speak fluently?

Born and brought up in the city of Kolkata, I've been surrounded by people who speak Bengali almost all my life. We speak a different language at home and my schooling has been in a different language,...
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Why is the Greek alphabet pronounced wrong all the time?

I've noticed that the Greek alphabet is systemically mispronounced in the English speaking world. What is the main reason for that? Examples and remarks I've never heard anyone pronounce the letters β,...
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How to improve someone's “sprachliche Genauigkeit”?

How can I improve someone's "sprachliche Genauigkeit" (these nuances). For example, in a speaking lesson, someone always makes "the same" grammar mistakes when speaking. Or ...
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If I know German, am I able to understand Dutch?

I'm studying German right now, and I heard the German language in Germany is similar to Dutch, which is spoken in the Netherlands and Flanders. I want to know how similar they are? Do I need to learn ...
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How should I improve my English learning routine?

I'm trying to improve my English level. Those are what I do every day: I read texts 2.5 hours a day, I listen to podcasts about 1.5 hours a day, I learn 20 new words and repeat the previous words and ...

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