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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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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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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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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, speaking in the Netherlands. I want to know how similar they are? Do I need to learn Dutch to be able to ...
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I need a list of words and reliable translations in several languages [closed]

I am making a program and I need a list of words and their respective translations, separated, like: House,Many,However, Casa,Muchos,Sin Embargo... Also I need a list of Chinese characters and their ...
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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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Which one of these sentences is correct? [migrated]

I need some help with the script for my presentation. Which one of these sentences is correct and if you can please explain the difference and grammar rules or tell me which grammar rules I should ...
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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 are Chinese dictionaries sorted? [migrated]

Since Chinese have no alphabetical writing system how do Chinese people sort their dictionaries?
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Best teaching method for student with minor Aphasia

What would be the best way to teach a student a secondary language if they have minor aphasia? The aphasia isn't bad enough that they are losing their first language, but it's making standard learning ...
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Modern Hebrew: Where can I find a chart of all the verb conjugation rules in a single place?

I have had three textbooks so far (Al Yesod, Brandeis, and one in an ulpan) and they all spread the verb rules across multiple chapters. Hebrew is amazing in how systematized it is. (Of course there ...
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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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What sequences of learning kanji characters, their readings, meanings, and related vocabulary tend toward longest retention?

In Japanese, many words can be written both with just the kana (phonetically) and with the kanji (Chinese characters). For example, the character 年 (ねん - "nen") means "year". In ...
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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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Where to find Hebrew-English keycaps for dell laptop? [closed]

I bought a full size Dell keyboard that is Hebrew-English, and it is great! When I am at my desk.... Where can I find replacement keycaps for a Dell XPS13 laptop that are Hebrew-English? (Not ...
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Problems pronouncing Arabic vowels correctly

As a native English speaker (from Australia) I've recently started to learn new languages using Mondly, but I'm having troubles with Arabic, specifically vowels. As a couple of examples, 'ana (أنا) ...
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Is there a similar app to Lernu for learning Korean?

I've recently been interested in Esperanto, and found a highly useful site for learning it. Lernu teaches you Esperanto by telling a story Esperanto with the English translation available by hovering ...
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Improving vocabulary reading foreign language literature on ebook readers, how to export selected vocabulary into a spaced repetition app?

For improving my vocabulary I read favourite novels and short stories, preferredly in the original (target) language. When my level isn't quite up to it, I read a translation (be that English or ...
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How to remember a big list of grammar rules?

So the language I'm learning has a lot of endings. A lot. The suffixes for verbs and persons change based off of the word ending, the pronoun used, the object even, it's complicated. What it boils ...
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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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Improving a language at B1 level

I am learning Russian and English. I speak in English and understand everything most of the time when my friends talk. I understand about 60% of the words in movies and news. I also struggle with ...
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Is it possible for an adult to learn a language without carrying a foreign accent?

As an adult, I'm working on learning French, coming from a background growing up speaking a few languages natively. According to French friends of mine I practice with, I have a "good" accent, but I'...
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Modern Hebrew before Biblical Hebrew?

I have heard it said more than once that there are advantages to gaining a basic fluency in Modern Hebrew before attempting Biblical Hebrew. Getting comfortable with text decoding, basic vocabulary, ...
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How should I improve my English learning routine? [duplicate]

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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Should my current translating process be improved and if so how?

Questions regarding specific language learning techniques or resources, and their effectiveness in comparison to others area allowed on this site according to the help center. The following is the ...
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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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Do people fluent in two languages learn a third, unrelated language more easily?

The question in the title is strongly shortened. In full length it goes like this: Do people who speak fluently two languages (which they have learned as a child) that are quite different from each ...
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How can watching movies help improve fluency and listening skill?

Poems, songs, and book are usually known to help with your listening skills and clearly, your fluency. With movies, it seems different to me for some reason. Movies have a lot of stuff going on with ...
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Why do “beer” and “cherry” have similar words in Spanish and Portuguese? What is the historical origin of this coincidence? [migrated]

I noticed that in Spanish, "beer" is called "cerveza" and "cherry" is called "cereza". The only difference in these spellings is the letter "v". ...
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Why is it that I can understand German when I have had low amount of exposure to it?

I have noticed something interesting to me. Over the past 10 or so years, I have been exposed to German in 2 main contexts, studying German vocabulary and seeing German words in music. This exposure ...
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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 can gamification improve language learning?

Take a look at Duolingo and Babbel. Both offer online language learning experiences with one major difference: Duolingo claims to be a more "gamified" experience, meaning that you lose some progress ...
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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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Is there a list of standard words ESL students are expected to know at certain levels?

I'm working on getting sets of words that are easily understood by ESL students. Are there defined lists of these simpler words for different ESL levels?
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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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Is there a customizable Memrise-like spaced-repetition software that lets the user choose an answer from a list?

I use both Anki and Memrise to learn vocabulary but these days I'm getting to think that Anki is not that effective to learn a word, as it is just flipping a card. On the other hand, Memrise lets you ...
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possessive of compound company names [migrated]

Can you please help me use the possessive (apostrophe) with a company's name that consists of 3 words? e.g. Barnacle Caribbean Cruises' complaint - is this correct?
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Before visiting Scandinavia, is it better to learn one Scandinavian language to fluency or a smattering of all three?

I have heard that virtually all Scandinavians are fluent in English. However, I would prefer to learn Norwegian, Swedish or Danish before visiting in order to blend in better. I also understand that ...
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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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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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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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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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Is there data on number of people who do not speak a particular language, or none out of a group of languages?

Similar to this question (What are the most common languages among people who DON'T speak English?), is there any data on individuals who do not speak a language (or none of multiple languages), ...
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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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Are there language textbooks which include an epilogue which is understandable once the textbook's contents are mastered?

In a computer RPG game, the character levels up and begins to effortlessly kill monsters that were once a major challenge. It's a satisfying feeling of progress. I'm studying Chinese, and no textbook ...
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Must we start teaching reading and writing with the Alphabet?

It is common practice to start with the Alphabet of a language while teaching reading and writing. But some linguists I know say that we need not begin with the Alphabet but ...
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What are the various context clue techniques children use to learn a new word?

Is there any literature that discusses in great detail what the various context clues are that children use to learn a new word? I found myself reading a few papers "The development of a ...
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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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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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