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Definition of Groller/Gröhler in German [closed]

I am helping someone whose last name is Groller figure out what their last name might mean. They're from Pennsylvania, where a sort of German dialect is spoken. I can't confirm if they're German ...
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Learn russian language

People in the russian language channel redirect me to this topic for my question. I have a simple but essential question : I am so interesting by Russian, but after a few research I have no idea of ...
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What is the meaning of the word share in the following question [migrated]

I am doing a course and there is a question: "Please select the 2 or 3 most important values or qualities that you share with your friends and family.". I am not sure what "share" ...
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Could anyone explain me the meaning of this phrase "the posthumous accounts of classical writers" [migrated]

I've read on Wikipedia about Socrates, and I've come across this sentence An enigmatic figure, Socrates authored no texts and is known mainly through the posthumous accounts of classical writers, ...
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Is there a way to become un-stuck after hearing something unexpected?

I'm learning standard Chinese and I recently realized that my listening skills are worse than I hoped. Once I hear something unexpected such as a common word but spoken with a different accent, entire ...
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How to set a card's state as learning?

I have an Anki deck, called ASL-Browser, which I downloaded from the Anki shared decks. I have the deck options set so that it doesn't show any new cards; instead, when I learn new words, I go into ...
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Read new language with child

I wish to read English with my children. They are preschool age and have no English. I began by substituting the bedtime story with an English story but they got frustrated by the fact that they didn’...
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Which linguistics professors, with a PhD in linguistics, have written on how they personally acquired second languages?

Please recommend books or publications by legitimate linguistics professors (anyone with a teaching position), at an accredited university with a PhD in linguistics detailing their own SLA process. ...
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English rolling of letters

I am a native English speaker, I find vocal mimicry, even of non-human animal sounds generally easier than the sort of "rolling" of letters (phonemes) that are common in some other languages....
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How to choose texts to use for "learning by reading"?

How to choose texts to use for "learning by reading"? The style that one aims for? However, how is one supposed to know whether the stuff that one reads is "good"?
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How can I best create a second (variant) Anki deck from an existing deck

I have a set of language learning cards, English on the front, French on the back. I'd like to create (as deck that can be independently studied and shared) a set of cards that are almost, but not ...
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How does Anki structure when to show new words? Ex. it seems to often show words that are related in certain ways

I have been using Anki for learning a language. The deck i'm using seems to often present new words that are "thematically" related together ex. monitor, keyboard, desktop,printer. However, ...
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meaning difference between detail and specific [migrated]

I'm confused about the words detail and specific. Can you tell me in detail? Can you tell me specifically? Can you be more detail? Can you be more specific? What's the difference between them?
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How can I systematically verify that I can hear correctly words belonging to a vocabulary list?

I've been studying the Chinese HSK6 vocabulary, and the majority of words I can read correctly. What worries me is that sometimes (often?) when I'm listening, I don't recognize certain words. If ...
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Vocabulary memorization techniques

For someone trying to learn a language that is not related to their native language (let's say for example, an English speaker trying to achieve a roughly native level in Arabic), how would you go ...
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Resources for images for digital flash cards (digital picture dictionaries)

I am a fan of picture dictionaries or visual dictionaries for language learning. I think training my mind to associate a foreign language word with a concept/image teaches me to think in the language ...
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Are there any resource to get feedback from English sentences?

I want to improve my vocabulary. So I make sentences using new vocabulary. But I want to check sentences are correct or not. Are there any resources to check it?
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Where to find computer aided tools to improve French pronunciation?

I have heard of Elsaspeak which is an AI software to correct English pronunciation. Does something like this exist for French as well? If not, what would be a good computer based method to improve ...
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What's the most efficient way to learn to read the Arabic language with better understanding?

What's the most efficient way to learn the Arabic language? I want to read arabic with better understanding. It will sufficient for me to just read it and understand it perfectly, that's what I want. ...
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Are there writing techniques that can be used to lessen the amount of grammar required?

Are there writing techniques that can be used to lessen the amount of grammar required? I.e. that by using some techniques one needs to consult fewer grammar rules. And also do less checking on them.
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Is there some test/tests that I can easily use to gauge my level of "proficiency"? [duplicate]

Is there some test/tests that I can easily use to gauge my level of "proficiency"? Without going to some costly test.
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How well do native Chinese speakers do on the HSK6?

I see a fair number of posts and videos about native Chinese speakers taking the HSK6, or mock HSK6 exams, so I'm hoping to collect their scores in one place: Question: How well do native Chinese ...
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How similar are the "faulty sentence" sections of the Chinese Gaokao 高考 exam and the HSK6?

I recently learned the Chinese Gaokao 高考 exam includes a 病句 ("faulty sentence") section. This has piqued my interest as I prepare for the HSK6 which includes the notoriously hard HSK6 语病 (&...
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Seeking a resource to explain the Origins and rules governing words pronounced as if they contained an "R", but not spelled as such?

There are words that, when pronounced with an British English accent, appear to contain the letter "R", but which are not written as containing one. Bath and path, for example. In contrast ...
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How to understand nested subordinate clauses quickly in oral English? How to avoid getting lost when you are in the middle of a subordinate one?

I am Chinese, and my native language is not English. I have learned the syntax of English, and I can analyze and understand a sentence in reading. However, this is not the case during listening. ...
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How do I mark an Anki card wrong if I accidentally marked it right?

My keyboard is old and it caused me to accidentally mark an Anki card right when I actually got it wrong. I don't want to "forget" the card; I just want to change today's result to "...
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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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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 my English conversation fluent?

I can read/write English well but a problem arises when speaking and listening. I am not a native English speaker. I know English; my vocabulary is strong enough to speak but I get stuck when speaking ...
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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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