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The word "have" [migrated]

"I have them all memorized" I thought have is used when something is done someone and the subject tell them to do so. Like : "I had my computer fixed" "I had my hair cut" ...
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How can I practise my French with inaccurate subtitles?

I speak French but want to improve my listening ability and learn some new words (maybe to put into Anki). I decided I would watch one of my favourite Netflix shows in French, however the subtitles ...
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Any apps for "progressive" language learning like Toucan?

What I mean by "progressive" language learning: The student starts by learning a small amount of vocabulary and grammar. When practicing the foreign language, the student replaces the ...
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Adjective from "Problem Solving Independently" [migrated]

I need to know whether there's an adjective that could represent this sentence "I will help you to problem-solving independently." I hope that the answer could be similar to word like "...
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What does "que lo que" mean? [migrated]

I recently asked a spanish speaking person from Columbia what 'que lo que' means. They gave me a puzzled look. I was always under the impression it means 'what's up.' I found it odd that she didn't ...
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Where can I find jokes which work in basically any language?

Some jokes are dependent on the language they're said in, e.g.: A: What's brown and sticky? B: A stick. This joke is a peculiar (deliberately incorrect) interpretation of the word "sticky" ...
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Why do indian people usually ask questions in english using the first person plural form? [migrated]

I don't know much about the languages spoken in India, so I'm going to assume the speaker is speaking Hindi natively. I've noticed that whenever a question is asked in an english forum, and it ...
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Is there a voice-activated teleprompter app/software for practicing L2 reading aloud?

I find reading aloud simultaneously trains multiple aspects of my target language (reading, speaking, vocabulary). Thus with this in mind, I've checked out a few teleprompter apps, and the best one I'...
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Is it best practice for a L2 textbook passage to re-use vocabulary from previous passages?

Almost all L2 textbooks contain passages which use new vocabulary. There seems to be two ways to go about this (both with pros and cons): The vocabulary of every passage is independent of previous ...
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'I wouldn't lie' vs 'I wouldn't be lying' [migrated]

Is there any difference between those two forms: I wouldn't be lying I wouldn't lie For example: I wouldn't be lying if I said this is the best evening in my life! I wouldn't lie if I said this is ...
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Are there any good resources for learning Thai stroke order?

Because I am learning Pāli, I am also trying to learn the different writing systems associated with it. Learning the Thai script, I did not find any good resources on how to write the different ...
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What are some effective options for an American with no nearby Korean-speakers to learn Hangul?

After studying the evolution of language at a very superficial depth I've decided that I want to be able to communicate using Hangul at something like the conversational level. There seem to be no ...
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Why don't Chinese people who are eager to practice English simply practice with each other?

If you've ever been a "foreigner" in China (especially in major cities), you may have encountered the intensity in which some Chinese people try to practice English with you. I certainly ...
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Many Chinese students don't continue past the intermediate level (~HSK4); do other Asian languages have this same phenomenon?

If you've studied Chinese, you quickly discover that many students don't follow the HSK beyond HSK4. It seems a lot give up, or at least, find some private method to continue their studies. There ...
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What scores should a student get on the Chinese HSK(x) exam before moving onto HSK(x+1)?

Disappointingly, I recently failed the HSK6 (listening: 52; reading: 63; writing: 55); usually 60% is considered a pass. (Yes, I'm quite aware it's insanely hard.) I previously did well on the HSK5 (...
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Learning German for everyday situations

I already have a C1 level in German (Goethe C1); however, it is still very difficult for me to express myself in everyday situations. I suppose it has more to do with my lack of vocabulary. What could ...
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Where to find good Dravidian language sources to translate words like இர்ரேண்டம்? [closed]

I am interested in studying ancient trade between Egypt and India. I found this word to describe the sea as "burn red"? The word is இர்ரேண்டம் Google translate will pronounce it but will ...
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How to memorize Indonesian words easily?

I don't know whether it's just me, but I think that many Indonesian words look very similar. Are their any ways to memorize them (i.e tips and strategies) or tools to help me? Thanks!
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Google search to include all morphological inflections of a lexeme

Is there a way for Google search to include all inflections of a lexeme in the results? I am thinking specifically of languages other than English. Here is an example of what I have in mind. I am ...
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Google translate: Hebrew, why no pronunciation? Why some languages have it and others not?

If I put in a word in English and translate it to Arabic, we get Arabic spelling as well an how to pronounce the word. But not for Hebrew -- we only get the word in Hebrew letters. Yiddish also gives ...
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Where could I ask questions about the Indonesian language?

Indonesian Language Stack Exchange is not a thing. Do you know places where learners can ask questions about the Indonesian language?
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Q: What do I do after I can read kanji, katakana, and hiragana?

I'm starting to learn Japanese but I'm wondering what I do after I can read (know katakana, hiragana, and kanji) and (probably) write Japanese? How do I understand what people are saying and say it ...
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Which 'direction' to use for memorizing new words?

When trying to memorize new words, a person might have a list like: boy - ولد girl - بنت Here we can assume English is native and Arabic is foreign. My question is, which 'direction' should I memorize ...
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Why do natural speakers of (predominantly) Indian languages use "the same"

I've noticed that a lot of people who first speak an "Indian" language (I don't know which languages specifically, but from that region) then learn English perhaps as an adult use "the ...
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How is it possible to have 'standardized' test of languages?

In the comments of this question I askeda, an interesting point was raised in an exchange between two users: When teaching the language, you have to say which answer is gonna get accepted in the FCE ...
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What are psychologically good methods of learning the language?

I am developing a website for learning foreign language and first idea which came to my mind is to open courses where people learn grammar and put correct words as well as correct articles. Also some ...
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Anki: How can I mark the cards that I already know in an imported deck?

I'm trying out Anki for myself and I have imported various deck about non-Latin writings systems, some of which I have at least already partly learnt. When importing an external card deck, Anki will ...
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Are these skills (listed by EF SET, a company that creates standardized EN language tests) actually expected skills for CEFR levels A1 and A2?

The authors of this webpage say that, typically, 60-80 hours of English language instruction is needed to reach a CEFR A1 level, and they list some skills. Some of the skills in that list that I think ...
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Answer key for German Second and Third Years

I am retired and returning to my former (undergraduate) study of German. Currently I am beginning German Second and Third Years by Harry F. Reinert and Walter Kleinmann, Revised Edition (1994 ISBN ...
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Is there any Multi-Language Word Translator app or tool to learn multiple langueage at the same time?

I am looking a source that I can learn or look a word in multiple language. For example: lets say, I want to learn English - Russian - Turkish at the same time. The app: a - один - bir ...
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How can I learn to hear differences in pronunciation between UK and the US English?

The word "run" has the same phonemes in the UK and US but, when I heard their pronunciations from the Cambridge dictionary, I heard a difference between both of them. https://dictionary....
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Card template problem in Anki, with missing field, but the field isn't missing

I have an error on one of my old cards due to the newest update. The preview is telling me "there is no field named..." I do have that field actually. But for whatever reason, I'm still ...
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What is the difference between Masters in TESOL and a level-5 TEFL certificate?

I mean, I know that one of them is a university degree and requires the student to have a bachelor's degree; another is a certificate course which anyone can take up as long as he has a C1 level of ...
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How can I squeeze language practice into small chunks of time?

Since my time is very limited, the most success I have had with learning languages has been with the Babbel app; its focus on small lessons (around 5-7 minutes) works well for me. However, there will ...
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Modern Devanagari conjunct consonants

Are there any websites which explain the modern standard Hindi way of writing conjunct consonants, including the stroke order? I've found the site https://hindilanguage.info/devanagari/ , but I'm not ...
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Russian: How to learn which cases / prepositions to use with each verb

I am learning Russian and am between B1 - B2 level and still having some difficulty finding a good strategy for learning which preposition and case to use with each verb. Does anyone have any good ...
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How to write an actionable sentence in the Dutch language?

I'm trying to improve my GTD system and a recurring suggested theme is to make your goals actionable. Things like "Repair laptop, cleanup kitchen, buy milk, call mother' all start with the verb ...
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Tracing in Pre-Literacy/Childcare to Teach Writing Controversy

Teaching writing through letter tracing prompts in childcare/early childhood seems to be quite a controversial topic. I thought the use of tracing prompts with either dashes, faded or outlined letters ...
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How do I learn literature and grammar of English, Farsi and Japanese and become fluent?

I'm planning to become a translator and I can already understand, read and write Farsi and English and don't know Japanese. for Japanese, I'm Studying Genki volumes and Japanese from zero books, I've ...
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Is there a way to become un-stuck after hearing something unexpected? [duplicate]

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, the ...
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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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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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