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Old 03-31-2020, 08:14 PM   #21
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If anyone has any information on a book or app to help learn the language of female it would really be helpful. Just when I think everything's OK I get in trouble for something I must have said but I'm not sure what translated different. Some things must have 3 or 4 meanings, I'm not quite sure of all of them.

Edit: please don't show my wife. Not sure what words I would need to explain this post.

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Old 03-31-2020, 08:15 PM   #22
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Spanish, French, Italian are similar enough, that if you learn enough of one, you can pick up the others a little easier. Learn the cuss (curse) words, the male and female pronouns, the numbers and the days of the week, and you will be well on the way. Learn the noun-verb order too. Often, reading is easier because you can see enough similarity to extract the gist of it. For example:


Desconecte el cable positivo.

If you can't decipher that, I don't know what to tell you.
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French is one language I wouldn't spend more than 3 nanoseconds trying to learn.
That was my attention span when they tried teaching it to me in junior high.
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I took several years of French and I’d like to get back to it, have more of interest now. Especially would like to be able to understand and speak Canadian French because I’ve worked with quite a few of them over the years.
Give me a shout if ever you have any questions! Je parle français
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If anyone has any information on a book or app to help learn the language of female it would really be helpful. Just when I think everything's OK I get in trouble for something I must have said but I'm not sure what translated different. Some things must have 3 or 4 meanings, I'm not quite sure of all of them.

Edit: please don't show my wife. Not sure what words I would need to explain this post.

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I forgot how to speak French. What I wanna learn is Tagalog. Perfect way to get your hotel room bedding cleaned properly........

Kidding aside , it would be very helpful to learn Tagalog around my state.
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phone apps where they show you a picture and you say or type the word seems to be the best you just have to learn not to think in English.

One problem you will find with Spanish is that there are at least 4 different types and even Spanish speaking people struggle to understand people speaking other forms of Spanish.
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phone apps where they show you a picture and you say or type the word seems to be the best you just have to learn not to think in English.

One problem you will find with Spanish is that there are at least 4 different types and even Spanish speaking people struggle to understand people speaking other forms of Spanish.

Yes, different dialects would be a problem. But since I don’t know the difference I need to start somewhere.
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Dude, Spanglish is easy, just fake it. Throw in an El, or Que, after every other word, like "El burrito es mucho grande Que"? Another favorite is "uno cervesa por favor...Que"? Or one I hear on the job-site often, "I do tomorrrrrrrrow, piche`". If ya get in a pinch, just look down and mumble. Bottom line is, they ALL know English, they just mess with us.
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I like duolingo as well. Certainly good for the basics. After a bit you'll probably want to move onto one of the other fine resources people have recommended.
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If anyone has any information on a book or app to help learn the language of female it would really be helpful.
It's actually simple, but harder than it sounds, you start with male, then take away rationality and accountability. Bingo, you're talking female.

Please start recording video with your phone, explain that to your wife, then save and post the video here.
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If anyone has any information on a book or app to help learn the language of female it would really be helpful. Just when I think everything's OK I get in trouble for something I must have said but I'm not sure what translated different. Some things must have 3 or 4 meanings, I'm not quite sure of all of them.

Edit: please don't show my wife. Not sure what words I would need to explain this post.
I've trained all my apprentices and several friends in this language, some have done very well with it.
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Fill us in on the details if she approves.
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phone apps where they show you a picture and you say or type the word seems to be the best you just have to learn not to think in English.

One problem you will find with Spanish is that there are at least 4 different types and even Spanish speaking people struggle to understand people speaking other forms of Spanish.
The audio books by Paul Noble give you the Central/South American style and the Spanish style. It's a lot like English and Merican....
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.............One problem you will find with Spanish is that there are at least 4 different types and even Spanish speaking people struggle to understand people speaking other forms of Spanish.
There is a similar problem with trying to communicate with Kentuckians. Geez!!
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For me, if I cannot use the language daily any study tool is useless. Spanish is the only foreign language that I was pretty good at. When I left Miami at that time I could speak some Spanish. Order food, talk to girls a little and understand Spanish on tv.

33 years later, I can barely get by. I have not had anyone to converse with in Spanish. My wife has no interest even though she spent 3 years in Puerto Rico.
Had I stayed back home, I expect I would be fluent. I really wish I could speak Spanish. My parents did me a disservice by not making Spanish my first language.
I would have learned English in school.
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Even the wife liked that response.
My wife didn’t.
She just said something in polish that I don’t understand. But the look she gave, well that is something I do understand.
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Oh. Spanish is much closer to English than French.
My mother was Italian and my father was Spanish. They both spoke both languages fluently. But mostly Spanish.
Down in Miami in those days Spanish and Cuban were considered the same thing and most people there did not like Cubans. Same today except their are more Cubans than anyone else.
The reason why many have left. I like it down there. I like the culture, the people and the food. I miss hearing the language. Spanish is a beautiful language.
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On of our foreign clients had us download Baidu Translator- you can talk right into it and it translates on the fly- only catch is you have to have an internet connection.
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The Duolingo site teaches 'parisienne' french.

I found a good youtube channel that teaches Canadian french. I'm really liking this ... very practical


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