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How to pronounce the cigar brand Cohiba in Spanish [migrated]

Is it Co-ee-va? The h is silent, and the b between the two vowels is a soft b that's in between the sound of b and v?
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Bukharian language - how to learn [closed]

Is there any way to learn Bukharian language? Is there any textbook for that lesson? I tried to found something in the web, but it failed
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How can we help American and British people pronounce the letter "A" the same way that people pronounce the "A" in Spanish?

There exist many European languages, including Spanish, for which the letter "A" is pronounced differently than how the letter "A" is pronounced in the English language. What ...
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Natural method book for Dutch?

Does anyone know of a book for learning Dutch by the natural method or something like it please? I'm thinking of something like Lingua Latina Per Se Illustrata or Erstes Deutches Buch.
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Russian declension resources differ [migrated]

At the moment I a learning Russian by combining a few things. Sometimes I dissect a sentence to learn cases and such. My main reference is "Oxford Russian - Grammar & Verbs". My issue is ...
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Why do people have an aversion to practicing speaking foreign languages by themselves?

I can't think of any other skill than speaking a foreign language where people (despite having no non-mental obstacle to doing so) often choose not to practice by themselves. This doesn't apply to ...
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Is there a precise definition of "sentence mining"?

One of the frustrating aspects of language learning is imprecise definitions; here I'm interested in the definition of "sentence mining". If we google it, we get: Sentence mining is the ...
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is it possible to learn English like a native speaker?

I'm Chinese and have been learning English for more than 10 years. As it is a compulsory course in China, so we start learning it from a very young age. I can communicate with others fluently when it ...
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What is the school grade level equivalent of each HSK level?

I am just getting started learning Chinese. My goal is to be able to speak Chinese at the level of a first grader. My plan is to evaluate this by completing HSK course(s). But I do not know which ...
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I need help with reducing my Indian Accent. I want to move toward an American one

This is a sample of my voice: https://voca.ro/1n9yVi2OmlOm English is pretty much my first language and the language I know best. I have an accent and it frustrates me a lot. I want to get rid of it. ...
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Are there any short and entertaining English animation channels similar to GAG Anime that can help improve my listening skills?

I've been learning Japanese by watching anime and YouTube videos (I think this is my learning style), especially from these channels: https://www.youtube.com/@parako https://www.youtube.com/@...
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Considerations when learning a very similar language

I'm considering learning Danish, while I am native Swedish speaker. The languages are partially mutually intelligible (and even more so in written form). Are there any special considerations to be ...
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If an experiment is conducted on 1 class of 30 students, is that 1 data point or 30 data points?

Academic papers report language-learning experimental results using methods like those described here. Often they take a class of students (say, 30) and randomly assign some task for one half, and ...
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What input doesn't count as "comprehensible input"?

I was perusing Reddit's r/languagelearning, and this comment by u/whosdamike piqued my curiosity (especially the parts I highlighted in bold): Here is an update I made about learning Thai via pure ...
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Do Krashenian-educated language teachers struggle to answer common student questions?

The Krashenian school of language learning emphasizes comprehensible input and values implicit (subconscious) knowledge far above explicit (conscious) knowledge. Let's imagine a student who has ...
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Anki collection stats is showing reviews from years before I started

When I look at my collection stats, it's showing some reviews from years before I started anki which should be impossible. How can I search for the card causing these phantom reviews and delete them?
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How has iTalki, etc., been impacted by the advent of ChatGPT?

I'm curious as to how foreign-language online teaching sites/apps like iTalki have been impacted by ChatGPT and generative AI. Question: How has iTalki, etc., been impacted by the advent of ChatGPT? A ...
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Does research account for improved efficiency due to novelty when comparing language-learning methods?

The papers I look at in language-learning research often take a group of students and tweak their class in one way (like as explained here). Perhaps half will continue as usual (a control), and the ...
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Recommended Language Learning Method to Write Poetry & Songs

If I am primarily interested in learning a language to write poetry and songs in it, in addition to reading poetry and listening to music, is there a recommended way to build writing skills? I imagine ...
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What are some good French educational shows for toddlers?

A more colloquial way of phrasing the question is, Is there a French Ms Rachel? J'ai étudié le français au lycée et à l'université. Je l'ai appris à partir de l'anglais, qui est ma seconde langue, l'...
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What is considered the most effective and efficient method for acquiring new vocabulary in a language?

I believe I've formulated a strategy to ingrain English (or any language) vocabulary into memory for effortless and enduring recall. This method mirrors the natural language acquisition process ...
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How important is anecdotal evidence when comparing L2-learning-method effectiveness in language-learning research?

When perusing language learning articles, I see experiments where a small number of students learn words that don't exist (pseudowords) which they are subsequently tested on. Researchers then ...
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How many basic words in a language one should know in order to look up unknown word in a dictionary in that language?

Suppose I was born and use AAA as a native language, then later I want to learn BBB language. It is pretty straightforward that when I encounter an unknown word in BBB, I can look up the word using ...
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Am I using the right approach to expand my english vocabulary?

The process of acquiring new English words, idioms, phrases, and expanding one's vocabulary is most effectively achieved through a method known as contextual learning. This method involves learning ...
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What is my first language?

I'm very confused as to whether 'mother tongue' and 'first language' mean the same thing. Considering the first three years of my life, I was surrounded by Hindi-speaking parents, so that makes Hindi ...
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Seeking Guidance for Self Studying Germanic Linguistics

I'm a native English speaker from the USA and I'd like to self-study Germanic linguistics. I've found little success understanding what a degree in the field would even look like because search ...
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Are idiom expressions and phrasal verbs systematically taught as part of the American/English school curriculum?

Some background information: I am an EFL(English as a Foreign Language learner). I lived for several years abroad and attended English-only schools when I was little but repatriated to find the ...
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How to achieve fluency in 1 month [closed]

I've been practicing English for 5 months because I have to go abroad for some work and for that I want to achieve fluency in English. I can understand what somebody is saying in English, but when I ...
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Customizable flashcard app or site?

Is there a simple flashcard app or site that lets you import and export a spreadsheet of vocab words and their translations? I'm trying to find a good flashcard app, but all the ones I'm finding on ...
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What exactly does e.g. "95% comprehension" mean?

I recently browsed the paper Schmitt, Jiang, and Grabe, The Percentage of Words Known in a Text and Reading Comprehension, The Modern Language Journal (2011). Its main aim was to find the relationship ...
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How to type Japanese chōonpu "ー" long sound mark on Android?

How do you write the "ー" prolonged sound character (as in コート) on Android? I'm trying to learn Japanese, and I'm using Google's "Gboard" app as my keyboard, and I can't find this ...
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How do you learn Balti?

I am trying to take a trip to Pakistan and I want to learn the local language in preparation. The area I am focused on (Skardu and a few other areas in Gilgit-Baltistan) seems to speak Balti but it's ...
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Looking for language learning app to use on subway/while walking

I'm looking for an app to learn Spanish. I'm not finding enough specific information on all the available apps to know which one is right for me. I have three wishes: The app should focus on fast ...
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How are the regular pronunciation rules of Icelandic applied to compounds? [closed]

There are certain rules on pronunciation provided for learners new to Icelandic, a few examples of which are m/n/l/r devoicing before p/t/k, and t-insertion. These rules apply to most words I have so ...
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Spanish - German Dictionary under free licence

I am looking for a German - Spanish (or Spanish - German) dictionary, that can be downloaded (if possible for free) in raw-format, to be used in a software application. Does anyone know relevant ...
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Dual, double, multiple, parallel language interface display options for digital devices and software

I'm looking for ways to display two languages (English and Polish) together on a user interface (UI) when using cell phones, laptops, desktop pcs, tablets (devices) and operating system GUI's, ...
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Free languages courses

Where or how can I find free language courses? I do not mean just duolingo or some other app, but proper (online) classes with a teacher, homework, etc. It might sound surprising, but it is actually ...
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How to type the alif waslah on iPhone?

I have been using an Arabic keyboard on my iPhone for a while now, and one thing I can’t figure out how to type is the alif waslah. For other markings above the ‘ا’ I hold down the key and I get ...
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As a lower-intermediate level speaker in a standard dialect, how can I quickly learn to understand a different dialect?

I moved to Sweden in 2022 and am a solid CEFR B1 in Swedish – or at least, I am when I’m talking to people in central Sweden. I'm able to have simple business and social conversations with my ...
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How to end conversation due to my own limitations in Korean

I am learning Korean and I have just about enough knowledge to say greetings and order my food in a restaurant (spoken and written). But sometimes my server will assume I know more and I won't be able ...
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Learning Nynorsk as a non-norwegian speaker

I am a non-norwegian person who wishes to learn Nynorsk. I don't live in Norway and I also don't know the norwegian language except for a few words. I want to learn Nynorsk even before I learn Bokmål. ...
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Are there any services for Audiobooks that have EU languages that work in the US?

Every service I've tried Storytel, Fabel, etc all are blocked in the US. While I'm sure this is because some US company has the rights, the US apps also only have English. Is there any way to get an ...
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Looking for an app/website for shadowing

I am a English learner. Recently I want to practice shadowing. So I'm looking for an app/a website that offers daily tips in English(e.g. usage/phrases etc.)Ideally, the tips shall be read out by a ...
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Low-intermediate graded readers for Latin

Which books can I use to progress in Latin reading once I have finished Lingua Latina per se Illustrata: Colloquia Personarum? The degree of difficulty should correspond more or less to the level you ...
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Where should I go for questions about the Finnish language?

I was looking for a site here for Finnish language, because I could nowhere find any hint on how double letters are spoken. Is "tt" spoken as "t" holding not as short as it would ...
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Is there research into language teachers getting comments from students on their appearance?

Sometimes I encounter in online or in-person Chinese classes, students who comment on their teachers appearance. Typically it's a female teacher, and the student will say something like 她很美丽 or 她很漂亮 (...
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Correct way to use the Articles: a, an, the

So, is there any way to master the use of articles. I do basically know where to use them but I think I might be overusing. Is there a way to limit the usage -- basically, I want to know where not to ...
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Pronounciation of final -k in Azeri

So I read that, in Azeri, K can either be pronounced as [c] (in Azeri words) but also [k] (in loanwords). However, in the word "çörək", it turns out that the final -k can either be ...
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What are the grammatical similarities between Mongolian and Japanese?

Are there any native speakers of Mongolian that have learned Japanese, or vice versa? Any tips on learning the grammar would be appreciated. I'm not expecting anyone to have learned both languages but ...
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How can ESL students improve their pronunciation by using technology?

Can ESL students improve their pronunciation by using technology? Are there any specific applications for pronunciation assessment and improvement?
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