It is hard to say

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by happyganl, Nov 29, 2010.

  1. happyganl

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    hi guys,
    do you know? I can read and write basic english,but its hard to speak out,
    or even I can speak some, its hard to understand when your talking.
    we learn english from book,and take exam in paper,so today I cant speak and listen well.
    confused:(
     
  2. retched

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    Hello, Fiona Temporarily!

    I have been speaking english my whole life and reading it for 2 years.. I had the backwards problem. ;)
     
  3. R!f@@

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    sheeeeeesh..she says English is complex

    When I see Chinese text character I go berserk :eek:....How do any one understands that or write for that matter.

    But I had 2 say when I see a Chinese gal I go "BOING".
    Man I luv Chinese gals
     
  4. happyganl

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    I am planning to see more english films:p
     
  5. happyganl

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    I fix Fiona,no "Temporarily" any more:cool:
     
  6. happyganl

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    I know,many of you think its hard,as l see the Arabic, of which charactors like warms, its also unbelievable.:D
     
  7. jpanhalt

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    Hi Fiona,

    You are not alone. Everyone who has tried to learn a foreign language has faced the same hurdles.

    My advice is to find a patient person who speaks English (preferably an American ;) ) who will work with you. Many Americans used to go to foreign universities for post-doctoral training mainly to learn the language. Unfortunately, the people at those universities wanted to learn English.

    From what I have seen of your writing ability, you just need practice in the speech part.

    John
     
  8. nerdegutta

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    Yes, I agree.

    My nephew went to an english-teaching school in Norway. The result was not only good grades, because he had to pay attention, but also nearly perfect english. He is now in the Air Force, and have just finished a tour in Canada, learning helicopter/flight navigation. So now he spends daytime flying up and down the coast of Norway, watching our territory.

    It's nice to read happy's writing. Sometimes I catch myself analyzing the poems... :)

    Like this single post:

    http://forum.allaboutcircuits.com/showthread.php?t=44685

    So deep....
     
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  9. BillO

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    Je suis le même avec le Français
     
  10. shortbus

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    Americans that speak "English" also have the problem of sometimes not understanding English(UK) and Australians that also speak "English"!
     
  11. maxpower097

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    Give us your address so we can start sending you DVD movies to watch. Most chinese people learn english through TV shows like Desperate Housewives, and Simpsons. That part of the reason so many people think were such jack asses. They watch US TV to learn english and think were really like the people in Friends, Cops, and Jerry Springer.
     
  12. maxpower097

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    Actually americans speak old school UK english. The UK changed their prenounciation around 1600 - 1700. Whats funny is back in the day shakespear talked like a new yorker. :)
     
  13. happyganl

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    really? my wring is not stable,sometimes bad ,sometimes good:D
     
  14. happyganl

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    I am happy you like :p
     
  15. retched

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    Fiona Tempor....I mean FIONA! How are you!

    So, the English language is a stumbling block for all of us.

    Most Americans cant even speak English, so you are not far behind.

    Actually you are ahead, because most Americans dont care to learn how to speak the language properly. You have the urge to learn, that puts you ahead of the rest!

    Not just immigrants, but natural born citizens slaughter the language. Now many speak like they text message.

    ACK!
     
  16. happyganl

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    Friends is th only play I watched from the beginning
     
  17. maxpower097

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    Exactly. They did a vanguard documentry about chinese factory workers all learning english and they all said they learned it by watching "Friends". The interviewer laughed and said thats not a very accurate interpretation of American life. All the chinese girls asked "Well what would be a good show to watch to learn about America" The interviewer laughed, paused, and said "Probably "Married with Children"."
     
  18. happyganl

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    that time the purpose was not to learn language^^
     
  19. thatoneguy

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    Watch some good movies with English subtitles enabled. That is a fast way to learn diction.
     
  20. retched

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    Smoking cigarettes is a fast way to ad-diction. ;)
     
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