As my Portuguese teacher puts it, Portuguese is the queen of contractions. Take a look:
in (em) + the (o, a, os, as)
em + o = no (singular masculine)
em + a = na (singular feminine)
em + os = nos (plural masculine)
em + as = nas (plural feminine)
Eu estou no correio / I’m in the post…
I will definitely add those! I didn’t purposely leave them out. For a majority of the languages on that list, I added ones that I thought most people would be interested in or ones that I could find a lot of resources for. But I can definitely add those to the list, and hopefully I can put some resources up for them as well. Thank you for letting me know that I was missing so many!
Hi! I’m Emily. Thank you so much! That’s awesome that you’re studying translation. I wish you the best of luck with all of your studies!
For me, it’s kind of hard to manage sometimes. Right now, I’m studying Dutch and German, which are both new languages for me. I’ve been studying German for about a year or two and Dutch, I just started recently. I’m also continuing to learn French, which I’ve been learning for about 6 years now. I’m not yet fluent though, though I hope I will be one day! I’m also kind of learning Spanish with the help of my boyfriend’s family.
In high school, I was learning Spanish, Italian, and French all at the same time. (I also briefly studied Greek and Chinese during that time) Because of that, I learned that I needed to keep the languages separated in my mind, or else I would get them all confused (which I still do, to be honest.) I’ve noticed that when learning multiple languages, I need triggers to turn them on and off. When I don’t have that, I confuse the languages or I will start in one language and end up in another. So, these are just some of my triggers that help me turn them on and off:
What are some of your tips? :)
In Japan, there are 3 ways to say “I love you”:
You say “Daisuki (大好き)” for the friends and person you like,
you say “Aishiteru (愛してる)” for a more serious relationship,
and you say “Koishiteru ( 恋してる)” to the person you want to spend the rest of your life with.
And they follow this rule. They preserve the meaning of ‘I love you’ and never lose its essence unlike us.
A small collection of words & phrases my textbooks didn’t teach me.
1. 한입 (한모금): One bite. (One sip).
- "한입에 다 먹어." Eat it all in one bite.
- "한입만 줘~" Give me just one bite~
- "한모금만 마실래." I just want one sip.
2. 식후땡: Smoking a cigarette after a meal. Combines the words 식사 (meal) + 후 (after) + 땡 (유행어).
3. 웃프다: When something is both sad and funny at the same time. Combines the words 슬프다 (sad) + 웃기다 (funny).
4. 느끼하다: Greasy. Can be used to describe food, but also commonly for sleazy, greasy guys as well. (Guys who are touchy, say sickly sweet things, so on).
5. 이빨 까지마: Slang for “Don’t lie!” Same meaning as “뻥 치지마!” Recommended only for use with friends.
6. 빡치다: To be angry. Same meaning as “화나다” or “짜증나다.”
7. 또라이: Crazy guy. Psycho.
8. 술고래: Literally “alcohol whale.” A word used for someone who drinks a lot.
9. 밀당: A combination of the words 밀다 and 당기다, or push and pull. Refers to the hot and cold actions guys and girls take towards someone they’re interested in. (Waiting an hour to text back, pretending to have other plans, so on).
10. 문자(를) 씹다: To ignore someone’s message, or read it without responding. Literally means “to chew up” their text.
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- Studyspanish.com: Various topics on pronunciation, grammar, and vocabulary
- Lingolex.com: Lots of useful lists and grammar topics
- Especially good for beginners and probably something everyone’s heard of: Duolingo!
- Digital Dialects, vocabulary games for beginners mostly.
- Spanish verb conjugations
- Links and links and links of resources to learn the Spanish language
- Lessons with audio
- Memrise, of course.
UNESCO’s map of extinct and threatened languages.
We’re losing a ridiculous amount of languages
This is extremely scary. We’re not only losing a ridiculous amount of languages, we’re losing a ridiculous amount of cultures….
I finally finished unpacking my digital language library, I have grown from approx. 6GB to 13+GB representing approx. 70 different natural, created, dead, and living languages and dialects!
If anyone’s interested in borrowing (meaning I’ll send you something), let me know what language(s) you’re interested and I’ll let you know what I have.
I have Akkadian, Albanian, Amharic, Arabic, Aramaic, Armenian (Classica, Modern Eastern, & Modern Western), Avestan, Azerbaijani, Basque, Belorussian, Catalan, Chinese, Coptic, Esperanto, Middle Egyptian, French, Georgian, German, Gujarati, Hausa, Hebrew (Classical & Modern), Hindi, Hungarian, Icelandic, Italian, Kazakh, Korean, Kurdish (Kurmanji & Sorani), Kyrgyz, Mongolian, Nepali, Ossetic, Pali, Panjabi, Pashto, Persian (Iranian, Dari, & Tajik), Middle Persian (Western & Eastern), Old Persian, Polish, Portuguese (European & Brazilian), Romani, Romanian, Russian, Sanskrit, Somali, Spanish, Swahili, Swedish (lots, including most all major textbooks used), Syriac, Tamil, Thai, Tibetan, Turkish, Turkmen, Ugaritic, Ukrainian, Urdu, Uyghur, Uzbek, Zhosa, Yaghnobi, Yiddish, and Yoruba.
Let me know if you’re interested!
You are so very welcome! Thank you for your comments and advice, recently we have noticed a lot of similar questions about changing the layout/font and so we are currently in the process of working on our theme!
not just followers, everyone.
I’m here if any of you need to talk<3
The best part is, this post actually does something, it offers support, unlike one of those useless “reblog if you care” posts.
Yooo my country’s not in this list so here’s the suicide hotline for Indonesia: (+62)21-500454
Reblog this around!
Relevant or not, this is definitely an important post
There’s an app that teaches you how to write out letters in the Georgian alphabet.
It also teaches you how to pronounce them.
How to sound like a bird in 9 different languages
Available as a print from my Etsy shop
Here’s a link to the one about dogs if you missed it! WOOF WOOF HAM HAM
I’m starting a new tumblr for animal in different languages called SOUNDIMALS so follow that too if you like!