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Dil 05-08-2017 12:43 AM

Learning a new language
 
I posted a thread in Portuguese recently because I am learning it in my spare time as a hobby. Are any of you also trying to learn a new language, or did learn a new language?

If so, which one(s), and what made you decide to learn the language?

I decided to learn Portuguese after watching part of the impeachment process against Dilma Rousseff (the former president of Brazil) to see how the government functions there. I was interested in how the language sounded, so I wanted to understand it.

Se algum de vocęs está aprendendo um novo idioma, te desejo boa sorte!
If any of you are learning a new language, I wish you good luck!

Dil 11-20-2017 04:07 AM

Re: Learning a new language
 
It's now been a little over a year and a half since I started learning Portuguese, and it's been on and off, since sometimes I'm busy with other obligations. The main way I have been learning the language is by using two popular sites, along with some videos of cartoons I like, such as Pokemon and Yo-Kai Watch.

Overall, I am happy with the progress I've made, and I'm excited to continue practicing Portuguese! I really like the language, both in spoken and written form. When I feel I'm fluent enough in Portuguese to have a normal conversation with someone who speaks it, I want to move on to learning Italian, as I'm Italian and it was the first language I spoke. The reason I forgot how to speak it is because I moved to the U.S. when I was barely 5, and my parents began speaking to me in English and Spanish.

Super Mario 11-20-2017 06:33 AM

Re: Learning a new language
 
I want to learn Japanese, but it's quite difficult. At least, watching the Japanese Pokémon anime has taught me some words and phrases.

Dil 11-21-2017 03:13 AM

Re: Learning a new language
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Super Mario (Post 179674)
I want to learn Japanese, but it's quite difficult. At least, watching the Japanese Pokémon anime has taught me some words and phrases.

Cool, how have you tried learning it besides watching Pokemon? Or is that the only method you've used so far? I'm now going to try to read some news articles in both European and Brazilian Portuguese to speed up the learning process. :P

Super Mario 01-18-2018 08:19 AM

Re: Learning a new language
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Dil (Post 179675)
Cool, how have you tried learning it besides watching Pokemon? Or is that the only method you've used so far? I'm now going to try to read some news articles in both European and Brazilian Portuguese to speed up the learning process. :P

Before Pokémon, I had comics to turn to, but the Japanese in them were so rare and almost non-existant, it just wouldn't cut it (and I wasn't even interested in Japanese back then). Still, Japanese is a cool language. :)

WileyLan 02-04-2018 01:46 PM

Re: Learning a new language
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Dil (Post 179675)
Cool, how have you tried learning it besides watching Pokemon? Or is that the only method you've used so far? I'm now going to try to read some news articles in both European and Brazilian Portuguese to speed up the learning process. :P

Reading will help you for sure. Also, if you're playing games online, try looking for portuguese people to make friends with. That'll speed things up for you even more imo.

DarkWolf 05-10-2018 10:33 PM

Re: Learning a new language
 
A few years ago I looked into Sign Language. Only know a few things.

Dil 05-23-2018 11:05 PM

Re: Learning a new language
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by DarkWolf (Post 179732)
A few years ago I looked into Sign Language. Only know a few things.

Cool, the last time I encountered sign language up close was in elementary school!

Dil 07-03-2018 10:48 PM

Re: Learning a new language
 
After a few months of putting off learning more Portuguese, I decided to start again slowly by just finishing one lesson every day.

Winter 07-04-2018 01:35 AM

Re: Learning a new language
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Dil (Post 179827)
After a few months of putting off learning more Portuguese, I decided to start again slowly by just finishing one lesson every day.

How are doing it? Rosetta Stone?


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