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use of prepositions from/out of/of/with to express quantity [migrated]

When talking about composition of a product, what is the best word to use? this garment is made from? / out of? / of? / with? 95% recycled material
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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 does grammatical voice work in albanian? [closed]

So, I'd like to know how to use and if there are other forms of voice in albanian, like mediopassive. But, my main question is about how passive acts in albanian and how it's formed.
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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 verbs have entered French in the past 30 years? [migrated]

I am creating an iPhone app for learning French-verb conjugations. I have a thirty-year-old list of thousands of French verbs and am inputting those, with translations. Is anyone aware of a list of ...
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Liaison between French names and surnames [migrated]

Is liaison between French names and surnames used? For example, if a Francois has a surname starting with a vowel, is it pronounced as Francois of Francoise
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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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Question about distinction between “trellis”, “grid”, “grating”, “mesh”, etc. etc [migrated]

I have a question denoting the right word for a particular object. In German, we have mainly one word for all the objects denoted by "grid", "trellis", "grating", "...
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What 's the difference between 'It was starting to rain' and 'it started to rain'? [migrated]

In grammar- momentary verbs such as 'start,finish,marry,put up...' are rarely used in 'continuous tense'. But there's an example in dictionary - It was starting to rain. So. What's the difference ...
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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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How to understand prepositions in German properly?

I'm currently stuck with prepositions in German, because I can't find a good English approach to them. Take the word, von, as an example. It means "from, about, by" -- according to this ...
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Are some languages inherently easier to learn than others?

It's fairly clear that depending on your native language, some languages are easier and some are harder to learn. It's also evident that some languages' orthography is easier or more difficult ...
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How to understand German when listening to a native German person?

I'm learning German on Duolingo also watching Learn German on YouTube, and I've completed the 1st phase (the basics). There are probably 6-7 phases of total in the app. But I don't wanted to depend on ...
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Windows app or software for suggesting our own vocabulary list daily as little popup?

I need a software like eye saving software that are popping up after a while to keep our eyes healthy, but what I want to show in that pop up is, my own listed vocabularies that I gradually added to ...
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How to evaluate CEFR level of text for L2 learners?

For a language-learning platorm I'm building I need to analyze the difficulty of a foreign-language text for L2 learners in terms of CEFR. However, as CEFR is made up of only Can do? questions, and ...
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Learning German language online

I have recently finished B1 online course from Goethe Institut. Now I can not continue B2 course at Goethe Institut for some reasons but I want to continue learning online. I would like to ask for ...
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Do Arabic and Hebrew use the same gender for corresponding nouns?

Arabic and Hebrew are Central Semitic languages with many similarities in vocabulary and structure. But how similar are the gender of their nouns? I know they both have masculine and feminine nouns, ...
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What would be the best second foreign language to learn for Computer Science and IT?

Which foreign languages would be the most beneficial to learn for future businesses and work in the programming field and why? My native language is English. Some of the options are; Spanish Japanese ...
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Hungarian downloadable dictionary or word list

I want to convert Hungarian words without accents into words with accents, for example arvizturotukorfurogep into árvíztűrőtükörfúrógép. I need a list of words for it in a data format (preferably JSON ...
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Do Romanian nouns use the same gender as corresponding Latin nouns?

Both Latin and Romanian have three noun genders - masculine, feminine, neuter. What is the level of correspondence between genders in these two languages? That is, do the same words use the same ...
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Why do so may native Korean speakers speak English flawlessly? (Without the hint of an accent)?

For a while a local TV station broadcast the English language version of the Korean Arirang network on a subchannel. What struck me was the number of Koreans who speak English with no discernible ...
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How to learn phonemic vowel length?

I recently started learning Mongolian and I'm having trouble with phonemic vowel length. I have great difficulty distinguishing long and short vowels both in listening and speaking. I find it ...
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Why is my anki importing a word twice?

I have imported a csv file as follows into my anki. 吧,,ba5 毕,,bi4 秉,,bing3 餐,,can1 单,,dan1 果,,guo3 洁,,jie2 结,,jie2 就,,jiu4 刘,,liu2 品,,pin3 其,,qi2 请,,qing3 如,,ru2 他,,ta1 甜,,tian2 完,,wan2 些,,xie1 用,,...
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Term for second language learned?

I used 'mother tongue' to describe in conversation my first language. Are there any terms that are used formally or informally to specifically refer to someone's second language?
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When learning a second language, should one choose a program focusing on grammar and structure or one that focuses on conversation?

I have a friend who wants to learn English and is debating between two different programs. One is more focused on conversations while the other is more focused on grammar, reading, and writing. Any ...
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For Mandarin, are there estimates on how many repetitions it takes to remember a word through reading?

Nation (2014) (pdf) discusses English vocabulary acquisition through extensive reading alone. While reading at a 98% comprehensible input level, the learner will (probably) remember a word ...
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Spanish vs Russian rules

I am a native English speaker, and I also speak Spanish with a decent accent having lived in Spain for years. For example I know how to roll my 'r' letters the Spanish way. I have decided to learn ...
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How long does it take to learn German at a B1 level?

I speak Hungarian and learnt English as a second language (both are at a C1/C2 level) and recently developed an interest in German. I tried to find out roughly how long it would take to learn German ...
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What is the best manual (non-program) research-backed SRS spacing?

I am learning Japanese Kanji via Remembering the Kanji, but this question could apply to any vocab or grammar flashcard sets. I know that programs such an Anki have an algorithm that decides the best ...
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Spanish verb tenses cheat sheet?

This is rather embarrassing, but I lived in Spain for five years from the age 9 to 14, and I also went through their education system, but I still do not know when to use which of los tiempos verbales....
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EFL / ESL language study books based on historical topics

I like history. Is there any EFL/ESL method which teaches English with historical subjects like WW2 or history in general? I am looking for a book that is professionally designed for language learning ...

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