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This is a club for anyone that is interested in learning another language while learning about different cultures.
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  2. Wlingua - https://wlingua.com/en/ Wlingua has many different app version for which language you're learning so it cam cater to many audiences! iKnow - https://iknow.jp/ iKnow has a really good Japanese program and I've heard it is very helpful to those learning the language.
  3. The reason for small characters like ゃ、ゅ、ヶ is that they are used as combination kana. They are used to make a new sound. A example of what I mean is if you take a word like じゆう (all large characters) it is pronounced as “Ji-yuu” now if you add in a small combination kana and write it as じゅう (with a small ゅ) it changes the pronunciation to “Juu” because it is now a contraction. the meanings are now different as well, じゆう means “freedom” where じゅう is ten. There are many kana characters that can be used as combination kana (or contractions) I hope this explanation is helpful for you
  4. I don’t wanna pest about it, but maybe a Russian section? I know it’s not as popular obviously. Just a thought.
  5. If anyone has any ideas for activities or more topics that will help get some interaction feel free to share
  6. This is the space for all things Italian
  7. Can we get a Italian one? I apologise if there's already one I couldn't find it haha😣
  8. Sir Charlie

    Japanese

    Hey, friends. Hope you're having a nice weekend and stuff. 😎 I'm doing a little bit of kanji study and was wondering what the "little ケ" means? I've seen it occasionally, but cannot for the life of me understand its purpose. I know there's the character which indicates twin kanji (such as「 時々」). Thought this would be a good learning opportunity for the group. Thanks!
  9. @Onasunbeam I am not sure what the best way to study would be but I would imagine listening to people speak the language in a casual form would help. Watch Japanese YouTubers and Japanese news channels. Because of how we speak and the similarity between words almost every word we speak would be accompanied by text, I would then take that text and translate it with Jisho.org like Sir Charlie said or even Google to get a basic idea. I would suggest too finding an online study guide to help you start building the basics of sentence structure and the vowels and how they sound. You could also probably find those on YouTube as well I hope this helps ^^
  10. Hiya! If you have an iPhone, you can pull up the keyboard settings and add the language of your choice so it will have all the characters for that language and it knows you’re typing in that language so it doesn’t autocorrect your words. The pathway to get there on the iPhone. Is Settings>General>Keyboard>Keyboards>Add New Keyboard If you’re looking for plain old keyboard shortcut codes, you can use this here. 🙂
  11. when typing (here specifically but also i general) does anyone know how to do the specialty characters, like the accents and stuff?
  12. Sir Charlie

    Japanese

    @Onasunbeam I've used Duolingo for a few years, supplemented by Jisho.org to study kanji, and generally reading and hearing Japanese words I come across. This is all done pretty casually, so I'm not as well-practiced as I should be, but I can form basic sentences. It's great to watch anime and actually understand a few words. 😏 Learning another language really gives you a whole new perspective on the world.
  13. Onasunbeam

    Japanese

    What are you all using to study? I'm out of school so I'm doing WaniKani (currently Lvl 5) and Duolingo (Section 1, Unit 2) every day, plus watching shows in Japanese. I found that Rilakkuma and Kaoru on Netlfix is great for learning. I've watched it like three times over now haha
  14. Personally I enjoy learning from pimsleur for listening in the backgrounds like when walking sleeping cooking, etc, then I found duolingo app is also great an it’s free and teaches you how to spell, write and also offering Rosetta Stone, they also offer flash cards an a few learning games an matching an quizzes trying to keep you entertained while learning, and you can make friends with others learning it also an communicate with them they have a little community you can practice with other students, then khanacademy.com which also has an app is also great for getting more practice an offering different approaches to learning to speak Korean, and I found listening to music and watching Tv shows in Korean an reading it in either romanization (which is spelling it out as how you should pronounce the words then a simple translation) or just subtitles in English can also help you learn as your watching it pronounce it how they are an seeing how they distribute the emotions they protray on each word also. viki.com is a great free app for Korean shows an they also stream hits of their channel through Netflix, Hulu an Disney. also you can check out your local library a lot of public free library’s offer free language tutors an classes and if they have it’s for esl they likely can find someone to bounce off with someone you can help with English while they help you learn to conversation in their language ie korean, Hopefully that helps and best of luck, so that’s what I have used to practice writing in hangul and learning to understand Korean, I learned communication more with sign language an body language in Korean then just talking orally but those were the platforms I used to practice on my own inbetween school so I’m yeah I think it could be helpful.
  15. Can we have a tab for German? I'm learning with Duolingo, but luckily my daddy speaks German too, so it's made things easier and make more sense asking him for help when I don't understand something. I'd love any extra help I can get though, and I'd love to learn more about the culture!
  16. I was born in South Korea, but I was adopted and came to America when I was seven and a half months old. I've always wanted to learn how to speak it, but other than a few words, I've struggled doing it on my own. I wanted to take it in college, but there was only one teacher and I heard she was super mean, especially to Asians because she assumes we're taking the class for an easy A.
  17. ¡Buenos días muchachitas y muchachitos! ¡Hablo español desde hace más de veinte años ahora! Estaba así nueve o diez cuando empiezo a la escuela. mas tarde, trabajé A hotel con mucho puertoriquenos que hablan solo español y este ayudéme aprender tambien. Si alguien quiere practicar, estoy aquí!!
  18. Sir Charlie

    Japanese

    @Lil_Bear That's quite fitting for the first post in this thread. Thanks for sharing. It also reminded me of the pottery practice of 'kintsugi', which means something like 'gold patchwork'. Katakana: キンツギ Hiragana: きんつぎ Kanji: 金継ぎ This is when broken plates, pots, and others are reassembled using melted gold or silver. It creates a unique aesthetic where the cracks are highlighted with gleaming precious metal. The idea is that the pottery was once shattered but is now whole again, and that its exposed flaws make it more beautiful than ever. I feel that's something that many people here will appreciate.
  19. Tú hablaste muy bien Lizzie yo estoy en una clase de español ahora, así que es más fácil para mí. Y gracias Señor Frijol - me gusta mucho el nombre "gato de las nubes", yo debo usarlo en el futuro para mi "username" en vez de Cloudcat Yo espero que tu día fue bien y tú puedes relajarse por esta noche
  20. Русский язык!! я немного говорю по-русски.. (Russian Language! I speak some Russian.) it would be fun to drag up the rusty Russian I learned as a young’n over there if there are any other native speakers here. 🙂
  21. lillizzie24

    Spanish

    estoy ir de compres y tu. hi a side note had to really think about that 1 its been 20 yrs lol
  22. Buenos dias a Gato da los nubias. Estoy Trobhando
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