Language logs • Re: Learning Japanese From Zero
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by JLS
2h ago
golyplot wrote: One problem with vocab SRS is that the words you study almost never come up in the wild, making it frustrating and hard to remember and reinforce, but another problem is that even when they do come up, they often seem to have a different meaning anyway. For example, "yayakoshii" is a word I've been reviewing a lot on JPDB recently and learned as meaning "puzzling", but when I spotted it in the wild last night, it meant something more like "troublesome" in context. It seems like the real central meaning is "complicated", and "puzzling" is just an offshoot of that, rather than ..read more
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Language logs • Re: JLS log - Spanish, Greek, Hebrew, Latin, Chinese, Japanese
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by JLS
2h ago
We see pictures all the time, and we can often remember them in detail without having studied them closely. Sometimes we have vivid impressions of things that we've only seen in passing. If kanji are approached with this in mind, perhaps their study will seem less intimidating. Statistics: Posted by JLS — Tue Jul 23, 2024 11:31 am ..read more
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Language logs • Re: My Spanish study favourites (gear, people, methods, resources....)
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by Kraut
2h ago
This is a YouTube video for learners of German https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yaiAJ6zUD1 9 Verben mit "hören": Was bedeuten überhören, anhören, zuhören, raushören, weghören, verhören, ...? I gave Claude Sonnet 3.5 the SRT file of the podcast and told it to summarize the content Aquí tienes un resumen en español del texto: El video explica el uso de varios verbos en alemán relacionados con "oír" o "escuchar": - Verhören: Interrogar (por la policía) o malentender algo. - Abhören: Auscultar (en medicina) o escuchar secretamente (espiar). - Heraushören: Distinguir un sonido específico entre ..read more
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Practical Questions and Advice • Re: Tech savvy question
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by Axon
6h ago
What operating system are you using? This is a quick hack that works for me on Chrome on Windows without installing or changing anything: I type a question into ChatGPT, press Enter, wait for it to finish writing, then press Shift+Tab seven times, then space. You can block off the top part of the chat window with paper or something else, and wait for the "stop" square in the text entry box to change to an arrow so you know it's done without reading the text. Shift-Tab toggles through the buttons on the screen in reverse (regular Tab takes too long and it's not predictable for different users ..read more
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Language logs • Re: There and back again, a Spanish and German log
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by leosmith
8h ago
bryan wrote: A1 German. Earlier this month I wanted to see how difficult German would be to pick up. I started with Pimsleur and did the first 10 lessons or so. Once we started getting into articles and how they change, I realized that I needed more explanation than Pimsleur gives. Which is basically none. I switched over to Paul Noble German Complete. I finished that 12 hours course 2 days ago. I believe it was a good decision, it helped with the grammar and I feel more comfortable. I started Assimil German about halfway through Paul Noble. I'm currently on lesson 11. I've never been an Ass ..read more
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General Language Discussion • Re: Frustrated. Assimil not helping me much—trying Glossika
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by bryan
11h ago
Cainntear wrote: bryan wrote: sillygoose1 wrote:Finish the 100 or so lessons first, do the active wave if you wish, then turn on a radio station or news station and I think you will like your results. Could you expand on this? I’m doing an experiment, learning a 3rd language and I’m trying Assimil. But wavering on if I’ll stick with it. How much of the radio/news could you understand after 100 lessons? You might be waiting a bit for an answer... sillygoose1's profile wrote: Last active: Sun May 16, 2021 9:56 pm Helpful. Thanks. Statistics: Posted by bryan — Tue Jul 23, 2024 1:46 ..read more
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General Language Discussion • Re: Frustrated. Assimil not helping me much—trying Glossika
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by Cainntear
16h ago
bryan wrote: sillygoose1 wrote:Finish the 100 or so lessons first, do the active wave if you wish, then turn on a radio station or news station and I think you will like your results. Could you expand on this? I’m doing an experiment, learning a 3rd language and I’m trying Assimil. But wavering on if I’ll stick with it. How much of the radio/news could you understand after 100 lessons? You might be waiting a bit for an answer... sillygoose1's profile wrote: Last active: Sun May 16, 2021 9:56 pm Statistics: Posted by Cainntear — Mon Jul 22, 2024 9:25 pm ..read more
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Language logs • Re: kundalini's Super Challenge '24-25 (French & Spanish)
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by kundalini
20h ago
French Finished reading Le Feu Secret, a fantasy novel primarily written for adolescents, by C.J. Daugherty and Carina Rozenfeld. It was a fun and breezy read, and I was exposed to many stock phrases and teen slangs, such as "A+" (à plus tard) to denote some thing like "c ya later". Spanish Reviewed a few Assimil lessons. Statistics: Posted by kundalini — Mon Jul 22, 2024 5:59 pm ..read more
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Language logs • Re: Learning by reading (Yiddish, Afrikaans, French, etc.)
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by guyome
20h ago
A few years ago, a Hasidic newspaper airbrushed Hillary Clinton (and another female official) from the famous picture taken in the situation room during the Bin Laden operation. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2011/ ... ry-clinton Statistics: Posted by guyome — Mon Jul 22, 2024 5:05 pm ..read more
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Language logs • Re: Learning by reading (Yiddish, Afrikaans, French, etc.)
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by Nogon
1d ago
guyome wrote: No women [...] could be because the book was written and published in Hasidic circles. Thanks, guyome! I slightly wondered whether the lack of women might be for religious reasons, but somehow couldn't (did not like to) believe that that really could be the case. But yes, there was a lot of praying in the book, so I now tend to believe in that explanation. Won't read any more books of that publisher. Statistics: Posted by Nogon — Mon Jul 22, 2024 1:45 pm ..read more
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