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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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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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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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How are Chinese dictionaries sorted? [migrated]

Since Chinese have no alphabetical writing system how do Chinese people sort their dictionaries?
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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, 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Website offering simulations of the IELTS test

I'm looking for some website offering simulation IELTS tests. When I was planning to present the TOEFL I found a website called Scorte Nexus, that offers simulation TOEFL tests, and I found it very ...
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Russian Book Recommendations - Self Study

I’m looking for books to learn Russian, specifically the overall grammar “rules”: conjugations, declensions, etc. Level: Beginner up to advanced. The books should be for self study. For reference, I ...
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What do Chinese students do with the lists of new characters in 语文 textbooks?

In my grade-3 语文 textbooks, we find lists of new characters which appear in the accompanying essay, such as the following: I'm curious as to what what Chinese students actually do with this. I ...
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Constructivism Learning Theory for English language teaching

Constructivism is a theory of learning to help the learners to construct something based on their own understanding. it implies that learners are encouraged to construct their own knowledge instead of ...
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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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Between Polish and Portuguese, which language is easier to learn for an English speaker, and why?

Between those two, whose grammar, vocabulary, or pronunciation is closer to English? Is there any other reason?
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How can I improve my IELTS writing skills?

I have problems with sentence connectors, structure and vocabulary. I need to get IELTS test band 7. Please provide some learning material. I tried to find something on google, but there are many ...
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Learning a fourth language is messing my third language: How can I avoid that?

After learning English, I studied Finnish for some years and I attained a decent level. When I was studying Finnish, I noticed already that it was sort of "displacing" my German (A language ...
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How do I improve my English listening and speaking skills?

I am 17 from Egypt have been learning English for like 15 years so its supposed to be similar to my native spoken language (Arabic-Egyptian dialect). During those 15 years, I've been somewhat good at ...
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What is the difference between EFL, language immersion, and CLIL?

EFL = English as a Foreign Language Language Immersion = ? CLIL = Content and Language Integrated Learning What are the basic differences between these three in terms of the role of L1 and L2, aims, ...
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Looking for a book or class to help me perfect my already fairly good English

I'm really struggling to write properly in English. I'm making a lot of mistakes. Thus, I'm looking for a book to enhance my skills. Unfortunately, everything I found so far explains in detail what is ...
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What languages have words which you can pronounce reliably purely based on the way they are written? [closed]

It appears that Spanish and Chinese (Pinyin) are languages which you can accurately derive the pronunciation of the words purely from their spelling. Whereas English is definitely not that type of ...

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