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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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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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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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Polish affricates learning tipps

I find Polish affricates extremely challenging, especially the juxtaposition of non-palatized and palatized affricates, e.g. dżem vs. dźwięk, ćma vs. czas Any learnings tipps, e.g. using a widely ...
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Why has thou been dispensed with in English? [on hold]

Thou art just You are just I know that there were two numbers for the second person in English. Slowly the use of "thou" has been discarded and "you" is used for both singular and plural ...
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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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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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Why we could say “I did it my way”? [on hold]

I guess we usually say "I did it in this way", but I can find such below: 1. "I did it my way"; 2. "Everthing he achieved in life was earned the hard way". so we can just omit the "in"?
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How can one learn to be a professional translator on their own time?

Is it possible, with a high-level study of grammar and a deep knowledge of the terminology used in whatever area you intend to translate in (obviously not in medicine or law, where such things are ...
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Is the word 'home" always a noun? [migrated]

He is home He is at home He went home I know that in the sentence 1 and 3 the word home is considered an adverb and in the sentence 2 home is considered a noun. According to Rod Mitchel, a famous ...
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Listening a short sentence from a movie in English and figure out what it suppose to be said [duplicate]

English is my second language and I have trouble listening and figuring out what it's said when spoken fast in English. This is the sentence. https://drive.google.com/open?id=...
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Do most language learners use a tutor/teacher?

I had a language tutor for a number of years and did not progress to fluency. I've seen that many language learners, once they get convinced that they can learn a new language, go on to learn ...
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Free resources for learning Arabic from English or Urdu

I want to learn the Arabic language starting from basics. My native language is Urdu and I also understand English. Please kindly compare free websites/resources in terms of being user friendly and ...
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How to find the meaning of slangy or misspelled Dogri words?

A friend who speaks Dogri sent me the text: sr peed maay which I think contains a typo. But the text was in his native tongue. When I asked about the meaning, I got the meaning for first two words,...
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Is there search software for text that contains specific words?

To give an example. Here is a list of suggested words and phrases which students should learn. http://ncp.ge/en/inglisuri-ena/datskebiti-safekhuri-done-i-ii-iii-iv-di-dii-diii-div I'm looking for a ...
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How many words are usually taught per chapter in a textbook

I'm building a language learning app for children in 9th to 12th grade and am collecting the metrics I'll need to test its effectiveness. I'm going to be doing another round of beta testing at local ...
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How to choose a foreign language to learn based on my interests? [closed]

I already know Russian and Ukrainian, I study English. I'd like to find the next language to learn. In fact, I'd like to know all the Romance languages, but I should start somewhere. To begin with, I'...
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CEFR Frequently Used Words

I want to compile a list of most frequently used 100 words for every CEFR level in English language. Comprehensive word lists for each CEFR level are available online, but how do I select the most ...
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How to overcome hurdles learning Chinese as a vegan?

Chinese seems to have many words indicating, or at least traditionally derived, from the killing of animals. Examples of these are 红, a character for red indicating prosperity, derived from the color ...
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Is it possible to read Braille from vibration motors? [closed]

Recently I have bought some vibration motors to make a Braille display. But when I attach them to my hands, I can't tell which motors are vibrating so many times. So I am a little confused now: Can ...
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What are the characteristics of the Macedonian language in this quote referring to? [closed]

I'm trying to learn Macedonian and one if the resources out there was paraphrased as saying the following about the Macedonian language: Belamaric-Wilsey says that the majority of Macedonian-...
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Will it ever be possible for adults to learn a Second Language as easily as babies who learn their First Language? [closed]

As of April 2016 ■most linguistics textbooks answer 'no' to the entitled question above, but can 'yes' ever prove the answer? If so, how distant is linguistics from some breakthrough, quantum leap or ...
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In which languages is the lastname written before the name? [closed]

I would like to know in which languages is the lastname always written before the name. I know Taiwanese people do it. I was reading about the creator of Taekwondo Choi Hong Hi and I wondered if Choi ...
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Incorrect answer: repeat question again or come back later? [closed]

I'm creating an app to teach foreign language. If the user gets the question wrong, should it repeat (if so, how many times) or come back later (ie shuffle back into the deck)?
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About different writing systems for numerals [closed]

The numerals used in English and other languages using a Latin alphabet are known as Arabic numerals (or, more precisely, Western Arabic numerals). I wish to transcribe 60 (and not sixty) into ...

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