Antea wrote:Well, it's time to have a new TAC.
So I will continue studying the languages included in my previous one, and maybe I will add new languages, I still don't know .
There are some languages listed here in which I really have to make an effort if I want to move on from the stage of beginner.
So, here are my languages for this year:
- Hawaiian (yes, this is a new one )
And I'm looking also to improve my knowledge of German and Arabic.
I'm also wanderlusting a lot for aAsiatic languages, but I really don't know which one I should choose if I finally decide myself to go for it: Chinese (is this Mandarin or Cantonese ), Japanese, Korean? Which one would you recommend me?
OldBoring wrote:Do Qingtianese, my mothertongue! The most common language spoken by the Chinese in ¡Paselona!
But seriously, I would also advise Mandarin, because of several reasons.
vijayjohn wrote:then use a certain online course that OldBoring knows of teaching Qingtianese through Mandarin!
vijayjohn wrote:Also, I'm curious: What do you mean by "is this Mandarin or Cantonese"? Do you mean you're wondering which one to learn? Or you're wondering whether a specific course or (set of) resource(s) teaches Mandarin or Cantonese? Or do you mean "what does the term 'Chinese language' mean in general"?
Antea wrote:It's " à la mode "
Antea wrote:Thank you for your answers and corrections
Yes, I was trying to say "what does the term 'Chinese language' mean in general"? Because I know that in China many languages are spoken, so when people refer only to "Chinese language" I sometimes wonder which language are they really talking about
When it comes to learning Asian languages, here people usually learn Chinese. It's " à la mode ", so to say . So it won't be difficult to find courses or ressources. Even many primary schools here teach Chinese for children as an extracurricular subject.
Vijay, if you don't mind me asking, how many time have you been studying Chinese? I'm thinking of beginning to look into Asian languages first by myself. Do you think that is possible? Or are these languages too difficult to learn them without a teacher?
Antea wrote:That's quite impressive!
So I think that maybe I could try by my own at first.
Thank God it's over now.
First I have to focuse on Hindi and then on Russian.
vijayjohn wrote:Antea wrote:So I think that maybe I could try by my own at first.
Go for it!
vijayjohn wrote:Huh, odd, I didn't even think about that. But yeah, maybe you're right. Maybe I'm so used to hearing non-native speakers say "by my own" that I don't even think twice about it anymore!
vijayjohn wrote:ಯಾರು ಹೋಂಗುತಾರೆ? [jaːɾu hoːŋgut̪aːɾe] (This means something like 'who goes there?')
ನೊಡಿ ನೀ... [noɖi niː] ('Take a look...')
ಕಳ್ಳ! [kəɭɭa] ('A thief!' )
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