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What are the effective ways to learn and remember any word. And use that in the right way

I am having trouble with picking the right word for the context that I am talking about. To get rid of the problem I practiced to find all the forms of any word that I encountered ever through books, ...
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Most efficient order of learning all the Romance languages?

If someone aimed to learn all of the six biggest Romance languages - Catalan, French, Italian, Portuguese, Romanian, Spanish - is there a good line of reasoning for which order to learn them? I ...
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What are the differences between High German and other dialects? [closed]

I am going to either Germany or Austria to study German. I have been told there are differences in the German spoken in different regions, and would like to know what these were before choosing the ...
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Do any teaching methods explicitly rely on the role of the subconscious in language acquisition? [closed]

It seems like language functions best when it is subconscious, like how people use their native languages. Are there any teaching methods that address this?
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Unpredictable multiple homophony of Chinese characters [closed]

I look for a strategy to deal with this lexical issue of the Chinese language, and so memorize the right pronunciation(s) correctly
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How many Languages can we speak fluently [duplicate]

I am speaking many languages but I m pinned down each time and can't speak more than four languages fluently at the same time, I noticed that I can only keep 4 languages even if I try to learn a new ...
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WebCAPE vs AP Exams for domestic prep

I am going to be teaching a foreign language in some capacity and am not sure if I should teach to prep for the WebCAPE exams or Advanced Placement exams from CollegeBoard. I'll be following ACTFL ...
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Should I learn Russian or Czech when traveling to Czech Republic? [closed]

This question might seem very broad or opinionated but I did not find a better way to put it in short. I like to travel to the Czech Republic and often times my English and German combined help me be ...
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Does this language still exist or is it extinct? [closed]

I found (and bought) a book called "A descriptive phonology of Thaqovelith" but when I search thaqovelith on the internet, I find nothing except the reference to that book. It was published in 1980 so ...
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How to render proper names having a hidden overtone in their semantic structure as it has essential meaning for prose fiction? [closed]

Should a translator create a new name using a potential of the target language and save its meaning, or omit this feature applying method of traditional transliteration?
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Why does learning languages help with averting dementia? [closed]

I heard that several studies (e.g. 1, 2) point out that learning several languages help with averting dementia and Alzheimer's disease, especially when the languages are learned at a young age and ...
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How can I gauge my readiness to start learning a third language? [closed]

Deciding whether to start a third language or continue studying L2 can be completely opinion-based. Some people think English is enough but others don't. But there are always people (For example ...
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Is there a publicly accessible “Self access language learning center” in or near Washington, DC?

I was recently reading the Wikipedia article on Self access language learning centers, which describes them as ...educational facilities designed for student learning that is at least partially, if ...
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Learn Russian very very fast

I know the Russian alphabet, and I know how to present myself in Russian (say my name, say my age...). I have two weeks to have a correct "Russian level" and I can work 1 hour a day. By saying a "...
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Is there a Persian Transliteration App

The question says it all... I'm looking for a google translate-type app/website, where I can type in english phrases and have them be transliterated from Farsi :) Right now, I can't read the arabic ...
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Is it possible to add HTML when creating cards in AnkiWeb?

I want to add my own HTML to Anki card. For example, front side of the card <div class="word">word</div><div class="ipa">[IPA]</div><br>... Instead of the following (...
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Are vowels more difficult for English speakers than consonants? If so, why? [closed]

When learning Japanese, I didn't often get words wrong, but it felt like when I did, it was the vowels I got wrong, not the consonants. As background, I learnt Japanese using romaji for a while, but ...
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1 Month Curriculum For Learning Spanish Conversationally

I have set a goal to learn Spanish at a conversational level in 1 month, with 2 prior years of experience at a traditional highschool, with information retained but still not able to hold a ...
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What multi-language translator or dictionary software is it worth to consider? [on hold]

I used to use Google Translate (mostly as a dictionary - for single words), but I would wish to know if there's something else worth considering, so I don't miss something better. I concerned if there'...
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Swedish diphthongs, occurrence

Concerning Swedish phonology, I am presently trying to determine the form with end article of words. For instance the word kilo I incorrectly determine as kiloett when it is in fact kilot ...
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When studying Japanese, how much should I be able to retain at the end of a Genki textbook chapter (Self-study concerns)?

I've been studying Japanese since about January using the Genki second edition workbook and textbook. I try to get in an hour session each day but I have been a little on and off with it; I think its ...
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Monolingual dictionary for learners of French

The aim of this thread is to compile a resource of suggestions for monolingual learner's dictionaries for present-day French. Please add your suggestions below. Ideally: the definitions are written ...
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How to get started with Ukrainian alphabet?

I want to learn Ukrainian, but I need a tool to learn the Ukrainian alphabet before I get started with Duolingo's Ukrainian course.
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Should I add sentences in puhekieli to Tatoeba? [closed]

If I want to add Finnish sentences to Tatoeba (a database of sentences in different languages and translations among them), then should I stick to kirjakieli, fairly conservative puhekieli, or also ...
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What was the first computer-based spaced repetition system?

According to Wikipedia, SuperMemo has been available since 1985. Due to its age, it may be the oldest spaced repetition system that is still available. However, was it also the first computer-based ...
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Has anyone successfully learned to read a dead language while skipping the formal grammar study?

I have attended a few traditional masses in Latin. My proposal is to learn the language by reading the bilingual prayers and Bible readings. Since I can already read Spanish and French, I have been ...
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How can I be an interpreter? [closed]

I'm Bangladeshi and my native language is Bangla/Bengali. If I can speak English fluently, can I be an interpreter? And is there any course for interpretation?
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How can Greek manuscripts be intelligible with Hebrew characters placed in it?

In certain old fragments of the Greek Septuigent the name of YHWH alone is written in paleo-Hebrew letters. I’m a novice at Greek, but isn’t it necessary for all proper nouns and names to be written ...
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Way to prevent speaking fluency of acquired language to be lost or possibly enhance it further

In general fluency, there was a related question: How can I prevent myself from forgetting a language? which suggest speaking to yourself a lot. But how about your general speaking fluency? I have a ...
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The greatness of a teacher lies in respecting the child [closed]

The greatness of a teacher lies in respecting the child I think the concept of Emerson's is similar to the concept of the present teaching scenorio which claims that learnimng is ...
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Is learning English as a second language a skill or a knowledge?

I think learning English is not just learning a skill like other skills (for example carpentry) because learning is also knowledge based, like history and physics. Language helps us ...
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Arabic: reading of numbers (starts from most or least significant digit)? [closed]

On discussion on computer representions of numbers https://stackoverflow.com/questions/5185551/why-is-x86-little-endian/36263273#36263273 I've read a comment Arabic is written from right to left, ...
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Persian/Arabic/Urdu poetry writing format?

I have mainly seen three types of poetry writing formats in Urdu. I suppose, Urdu is similar to Persian and Arabic. Examples of formats: All verses centered. Single verse per line. Two columns. Two ...
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Find free dictionary with example sentences (e.g. English - German)

Are there free dictionaries available online for download? For the beginning I am looking for data which provide multiple possible translations and examples, e.g.: Input word: "Nevertheless" Output: ("...
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Looking for the best speech trainer capability for Spanish

I'm trying to find the best app (mobile or desktop) with Spanish oral testing capabilities that allow for custom content. I've found that Rosetta Stone's speech recognition is pretty good but there's ...
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Please suggest me an application like Cambly to excel Russian speaking

I am hardly trying to find an application platform for conversation in Russian language with some tutors form Russia or eastern Slavic countries. I need an application like Cambly to exchange some ...
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Young kids learning L3 (and L4)

I have been trying to locate studies on language learning and younger kids (2 y.o. to 5 y.o.), but so far have only found studies that deal with L2 learning (e.g. https://sites.ualberta.ca/~jparadis/...
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Where to find the differences in punctuation between European languages?

The languages that use the question mark "?" seem to do it in a fairly uniform fashion, but I have the feeling that the full stop "." and the exclamation mark "!" are used slightly differently in ...
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Should the answers on SRS also be the target language?

I bookmarked words I didn't know while reading texts in a foreign language, and then created my own Anki deck from the list of bookmarked words. Originally I used English as the answer (translation) ...
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Rolling the r's that end syllables [duplicate]

I think that I am ok, but not amazing, at rolling rs if they begin a syllable (onset). (For example maybe "red".) However if the r is what ends a syllable (coda) (for example maybe "emperor or ...
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Is there a book that teaches the main exceptions to English spelling rules?

I've got books on the rules, now it's exception time!
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What book(s) to read in order to learn letter-sound correspondence in English?

Someone advised me to go to the wikipedia page on "English Ortography" but in the references there are so many books that I don't know which to choose. In the same page there is also a list of letter-...
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The boundaries of acceptable typography for alphabet letters

I am wondering if there are any "modern" / "minimal" Hebrew fonts out there that demonstrate a different view of some of the letters. Specifically, I have seen quite a bit of variation in how the ...
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Child recognizing words by first and last letters; what next?

My child, now 4 years old, seems to recognize a number of written names by their first and last letters. They also recognize some other words seemingly by appearance. They can pronounce individual ...
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Could I have purchased this Mongolian phrasebook while I was in Australia?

While in Mongolia, I was able to purchase the book Mongolian Phrasebook (Mongolian-English) by J. Bat-Ireedui & B. Nomunzul, ISBN 978-99973-42-80-5 at the State Department Store in Ulaanbaatar. ...
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Resources for self-teaching spanish

I'd like to use free resources learn enough Spanish that I'll be able to understand menus, ask basic questions (e.g., where is the train station, how far is the whatever), not butcher pronunciations, ...
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Is it right to call it Communicative Language Teaching?

Language is primarily spoken or written for communication. Even literature is not without communication, even though it is primarily for writing. All language teaching methods must focus on ...
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Simultaneous intensive summer course in German and French? Or is it too much?

I am an unemployed engineer currently, and I have 0 knowledge of French and German (I am Spanish) so I have a lot of time this summer (virtually 100% availability). I can enroll in one or two ...
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Could somebody share a thematic link or post a text of an interview with project manager? (For programmers) [closed]

Could somebody share a thematic link or post the text of an interview with a project manager? The context is job interviews for programmers.
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Series to watch to learn Portuguese? [closed]

I am currently learning Portuguese. I use Duolingo for it (which is working well, better as I expected). Now I think I can take on the next step (at least I hope!). I want purchase some series (for ...

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