melomanaaaaa:

pro tip: when you’re doing listening comprehension exercises try to expose yourself to a variety of accents! for example, if you’re studying french, expose yourself to sources from different parts of the francophone worls like Quebec, French speaking West African countries, overseas French departments and territories, etc. learning the language is important but exposing yourself to a variety of accents can really help you to understand more than just people of one region!

"In the decisive moment I won the victory over myself. I chose to live. And believe me, it takes courage to choose life under those circumstances."
Henrik Ibsen, The Wild Duck (via larmoyante)

speutschlish:

Here’s a short guide to using a verb in the gerund (-ing) form or in the infinitive form after another verb. The first verb always determines what form the second verb should be in.

And, sorry English learners - there is no pattern to this! You have to just keep practicing until you memorize it and can feel what’s right.

**Here is the extended note for the verbs stop and remember:

He always remembers to buy me a gift when he goes abroad.
(remember + infinitive = habit)
I remember skiing last December. We had a blast!
(remember + -ing = specific event)

He stopped drinking after he started feeling dizzy.
(stop + -ing = to not do something any more)
It was hot, so he stopped to drink water.   (he stopped walking)
(stop + infinitive = to not do something in order to do something else)

Sources: 1 2

fuckyeahconjugation:

A little thing i made somewhat late at night. hopefully i didn’t get anything wrong.Anyway, leaving for Japan tomorrow for a holiday! (Hopefully I get to do some cool language learning/linguistics fieldwork) Might post some cool stuff i find who knows

fuckyeahconjugation:

A little thing i made somewhat late at night. hopefully i didn’t get anything wrong.
Anyway, leaving for Japan tomorrow for a holiday! (Hopefully I get to do some cool language learning/linguistics fieldwork) Might post some cool stuff i find who knows

cecinestpasunwug:

also

  • les cheveux (hair)
  • le chevaux (horses)
  • les chevilles (ankles)
  • les chevreaux (baby goats)

what’s the deal

Dear Icelandic language,

as you may know my Uni forgot you and your Scandinavian sisters, so I chose Russian as third language.
I know, I said you were my favourite, but please, believe me when I say I’ll never forget you and we’ll always be friends.
I’ll always let you and your country a special little space inside my heart! I could never forget about the cold weather, the erupting volcanos, the elves, the music, the magnificent medieval literature, and the exciting Icelandic grammar!

Hope you forgive my latest absence.

See you soon :)

Love,
your best Italian student

2019bound:

finished writing today’s notes!

2019bound:

finished writing today’s notes!

instinctivepath:

Fascinating map of the distribution of language in the Iberian Peninsula.

instinctivepath:

Fascinating map of the distribution of language in the Iberian Peninsula.