• Pronunciation question: would Canadian English follow "warm worm" the British way (sound the same) or the American way (sound different)?

    Canadian English Pronounciation question
    Canadian English Pronounciation question
    4 answers · 1 day ago
  • Do other bilingual people translate foreign text into their own language in their heads?

    I’m a native English but bilingual. Whenever I read text, such as a book, in the foreign language I know, I mentally hear it in English in my head. It goes from being one language on the page to another in my mind. Some would say the main point is that I comprehend it, but by doing this unintentionally I feel like... show more
    I’m a native English but bilingual. Whenever I read text, such as a book, in the foreign language I know, I mentally hear it in English in my head. It goes from being one language on the page to another in my mind. Some would say the main point is that I comprehend it, but by doing this unintentionally I feel like I deprive myself of some of the meaning because we know languages don’t translate quite literally. Does anyone else do this, and can you break this habit?
    6 answers · 3 days ago
  • Is the Portuguese language basically owned by Brazilians?

    Shouldn't it be called Brazilian language ?
    Shouldn't it be called Brazilian language ?
    3 answers · 7 days ago
  • Is it correct that most rape cases are in fact "acquaintance" rapes?

    Best answer: That might need statistical analysis in the country or state or society where you are. It is likely that there would be variations in different parts of the world. And you would need to define "acquaintance". Do you mean some male who might once or twice have seen a female and decided to short-circuit... show more
    Best answer: That might need statistical analysis in the country or state or society where you are. It is likely that there would be variations in different parts of the world.

    And you would need to define "acquaintance". Do you mean some male who might once or twice have seen a female and decided to short-circuit the normal societal niceties of chatting her up with a view to sex?

    And what about instances of rape used as a weapon of war? Recent instances include former Yugoslavia in the 1990s. That is rape by total strangers, trying to disgrace girls and women of different ethnic or religious groups.
    4 answers · 2 days ago
  • How to write in english? "I liike to dance". Is that right??

    Best answer: Only one 'i' in 'like'. Apart from that, it's fine. "I like to dance."
    You can also say, "I like dancing".
    Best answer: Only one 'i' in 'like'. Apart from that, it's fine. "I like to dance."
    You can also say, "I like dancing".
    8 answers · 5 days ago
  • Is German language really THAT difficult to learn?

    Best answer: Any foreign language is difficult. There are only degrees of difficulty, based on the languages you already know and how different they are from the target language. Native languages are also difficult. It takes children years to master their first language. We simply don't remember much from our early... show more
    Best answer: Any foreign language is difficult. There are only degrees of difficulty, based on the languages you already know and how different they are from the target language.

    Native languages are also difficult. It takes children years to master their first language. We simply don't remember much from our early years, including how difficult learning our native language was. Anyone who has raised children SHOULD remember how long it took. It was not easy for the children in my life.

    German is far from the most difficult language for English speakers who know only English. Per the American Foreign Service Institute. level I languages (all the Romance languages, and most other Germanic languages, but not German, Icelandic, or Faroese) require 600 hours of study to reach competency (not fluency).

    German is a level II language, requiring 750 hours. Just a bit more difficult than level I.

    Level V is the hardest, requiring 2200 hours of study (all the Chinese languages, Korean, Japanese, and Arabic).

    German is more inflected than English.

    Nouns: have multiple regular ways of forming plurals.

    They have four grammatical cases, and three grammatical genders.

    Adjectives directly modifying nouns change from depending on the number/gender/case of the noun. There are three declension patterns for adjectives: two different ones when a determiner is used, depending on which determiner, and a third when there is no determiner.

    German has two main word orders: one for main clauses, and another for dependent ones (with some exceptions). Changing word order often emphasizes one element over another.


    Some verbs have prefixes, some of which are separable and others which are not.


    one example: German has six words for THE, depending on the number/gender/case of the noun it describes.


    That is certainly more complicated than French (a level I language), but nothing compared to Japanese (which has a very different kind of grammar and a writing system that uses three different scripts, often in the same sentence).
    5 answers · 3 days ago
  • Do you think it s because we grew up bilingual?

    I have a difficult time properly pronouncing some words in English. I often slurr my words and have even noticed it with my 2 siblings. We grew up in the states speaking English and Spanish.
    I have a difficult time properly pronouncing some words in English. I often slurr my words and have even noticed it with my 2 siblings. We grew up in the states speaking English and Spanish.
    6 answers · 4 days ago
  • Is it too late to pick up chinese when you're 26 years old?

    I started learning Chinese on and off when i was 17, I'm in the intermediate level and i don't get to use the language often. So is it possible and not too late to pick it up again?
    I started learning Chinese on and off when i was 17, I'm in the intermediate level and i don't get to use the language often. So is it possible and not too late to pick it up again?
    11 answers · 6 days ago
  • How much does "preposition" matter in English?

    OK, First of all, I m a non-english speaker. I ve been studying and practicing english, but there are things that always botter me. Preposition is one of them. I am always confused when I have to use prepositions like at / on / in / to / for / ~~~. For example, She is in the office. She is at the office. She is... show more
    OK, First of all, I m a non-english speaker. I ve been studying and practicing english, but there are things that always botter me. Preposition is one of them. I am always confused when I have to use prepositions like at / on / in / to / for / ~~~. For example, She is in the office. She is at the office. She is at home. She is in her home. It is important to me. It is important for me. And so on.... So, my question is, As a non-english speaker, Do I have to try to use CORRECT prepositions ALL THE TIME? Because I don t think miss-using prepositions doesn t change the meaning of what I want to say or occurs misunderstanding. If prepositions are not that important, I don t wanna be obsessed with the things that I don t need to... And I hope so..
    4 answers · 4 days ago
  • I'm 23 am I too old to learn french?

    28 answers · 1 week ago
  • Is French an African Language?

    Like Spanish?
    Like Spanish?
    9 answers · 6 days ago