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  • bngrc
    23.06.2021 - 9 minutes ago

    More thoughts on Translated Songs

    前天我关于翻译歌词说话。昨天我对人讲解我的翻译方法。

    我觉得外语翻唱更像翻拍比翻译一样。本歌讲故事。翻唱家把故事要作出适配。是意译,不直译。

    我不能说很流利的汉语。我昨天意识了这不是缺点。 因为我不很流利,所以不可能注太多意翻译的精密。 我反而自由注意韵律。这是我的专业知识。

    重点是翻唱悦耳动听。我想在唱歌的时候觉得快感。 应该没有绕口令。我写好听的歌词以后我会请中文专家肯定语法和措辞.

    English:

    The day before yesterday, I talked about translating lyrics. Yesterday, I explained my translation method to someone. 

    I think foreign language covers are more like reboots than translations. The song tells a story. The cover singer has to adapt the story. It is a liberal interpretation, not a direct translation.

    I cannot speak Chinese fluently. I realized yesterday that this is not a disadvantage. Because I am not very fluent, it is impossible for me to focus too much attention on translation accuracy. Instead, I am free to focus on prosody (rhyme and meter). This is my area of expertise.

    The point is to make a cover song that is pleasing to the ear. I want to feel good singing it. There should be no tongue twisters. After I write lyrics that sound good, I will ask Chinese experts to confirm my grammar and phrasing.

    #trying this Journaling thing #chinese langblr
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  • whimsicalfool
    23.06.2021 - 10 minutes ago

    might fuck around and flout some of grice’s maxims

    #linguistics#language#langblr #dark academia aesthetic #dark academia#light academia #light academia aesthetic
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  • fluencylevelfrench
    23.06.2021 - 12 minutes ago

    Day 19 of my stopprocrastinationchallenge

    Today was my teacher training course day. which meant taking the train again to the bigger city and they still have problems with the trams in the city :( very annoying

    I had my French didactics course

    my pedagogy course

    my English didactics course

    I just came home and I still have to finish my lesson for tomorrow and do duolingo! But I hope it doesn't take long anymore ..

    Good thing is I found a store that sells club mate! It's a mate based drink that I always drank back in my uni town.

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  • loamandthistle
    23.06.2021 - 27 minutes ago

    Day 7

    Really tired this morning... But I did get some things done already. Also, no art today. But I’ll get it finished soon enough. :)

    - Listened to Korean audio flashcards (will probably do it again later today).

    - Ora Maritima anki deck review. (Will add more cards later.)

    - Walked Zephyr x2 I swear we almost hit 4 miles and I am sooo sore!!!

    - Watered and harvested my garden boxes.

    *Will update as the day goes on.

    #100 days of productivity #100 days of dark academia #studyblr#langblr
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  • jays-languages
    23.06.2021 - 40 minutes ago

    Hello, everybody! If you follow my Instagram, you would have seen my new announcement: I will be starting to learn a little bit of Korean over the summer! I am very excited to start learning, as I have wanted to learn Korean for a while now. This time, however, I will have a study partner, and this will be my first time, so I can't wait to get started!

    Shown above is the notebook that I decorated especially for my Korean studies, and a chart for the Korean writing system (한글)!

    If I'm able, I will try to continue these studies even after summer is over. As always, stay safe!

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  • imaginationgonewylde
    23.06.2021 - 40 minutes ago

    German: The verb to Speak

    Hausaufgabe:

    Ich spreche Französisch, Deutsch, Englisch und Spanisch. (I speak French, German, English and Spanish.)

    Welche Sprachen sprichst du? (Which languages do you speak?)

    Er spricht mit seinem Vater. (He's talking to his father)

    Wir sprechen viele Sprachen. (We speak many languages.)

    Ihr sprecht sehr laut. (you(pl) speak very loudly.)

    Sprechen Sie Deutsch? (Do you(f) speak German?)

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  • amistudyblr
    23.06.2021 - 52 minutes ago

    2021年6月22日[7/100]

    - Revised for the next exam

    - revised vocabulary

    - did a listening practice

    I can't believe this school year will be over in a few days, time does really fly. I'm not complaining though, it was such a tough semester honestly.

    (ft. a photo of Tahrir Square and home made koshari)

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  • teqare
    23.06.2021 - 52 minutes ago

    my study server is kinda dying so like... plis join it and be active

    (here's the link)

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  • lovelybluepanda
    23.06.2021 - 56 minutes ago

    Language study methods used by my university teachers

    Teach grammar before starting reading texts

    Look over the unknown list of words before reading and translate them

    If a vocab list is not provided, you translate as you go. I like this one a lot because you underline the words in the text and you learn using the context; it's easier to revise after.

    After exactly 7 lessons, you test your knowledge.

    Write texts on various topics.

    Do exercises after reading the text.

    For anything other than grammar and vocabulary, research and write essays.

    When doing talking exercises for a grade, you choose randomly a piece of paper with a topic. In this way you learn more than focusing on only 1 topic to speak about.

    Analyze texts to find mistakes.

    Explain grammar rules and give examples without checking books, notes etc.

    Combine languages in the beginning and then learn only through the language you study.

    Study another language through your target language.

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  • thatbrunettebarbiedoll
    23.06.2021 - 58 minutes ago
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  • gwendolynlerman
    23.06.2021 - 1 hour ago

    Mandarin grammar

    Five general rules

    Here are five general grammar rules to help you get a feel for Mandarin Chinese and how it works.

    1. What precedes modifies what follows

    Despite it sounding complicated, this rule is actually quite straightforward. It simply means that modifiers come before the thing they modify.

    Here are some examples:

    他不喜欢 贵的 东西。(Tā bù xǐhuan guì de dōngxi.) - He doesn't like expensive things.

    我哥哥 慢慢地 开车。(Wǒ gēgē mànmande kāichē.) My older brother drives slowly.

    As you can see, the modifier comes before the thing it modifies. 贵的 (expensive) comes before 东西 (things) and 慢慢地 (slowly) comes before 开车 (drive).

    Knowing this rule can be very helpful to identify modifiers (adjectives and adverbs) and the things they are modifying (nouns and verbs) more easily, and to know that adjectives should be placed before the nouns they modify and adverbs before the verbs they modify.

    2. Words do not change

    Unlike in European languages, words in Mandarin do not change. They have a fixed form that is the same no matter what they are used for or where they appear in a sentence. For example, verbs are not conjugated:

    我去工作。(Wǒ qù gōngzuò.) - I go to work.

    她去工作。(Tā qù gōngzuò.) - She goes to work.

    我们去工作。(Wǒmen qù gōngzuò.) - We go to work.

    他们去工作。(Tāmen qù gōngzuò.) - They go to work.

    The verb 去 (go) is the same in every sentence and does not change.

    It is not just verbs that never change; adjectives are also fixed in their form.

    我看到了一些 黑色的 猫。(Wǒ kàn dàole yīxiē hēisède māo.) - I saw some black cats.

    这是一件 黑色的 衬衫。(Zhè shì yī jiàn hēisède chènshān.) - This is a black shirt.

    The adjective in these sentences, 黑色的 (black), is the same for each of the items, as there is no gender or grammatical number in Mandarin.

    3. Mandarin is topic-prominent

    This means that it puts the thing the sentence is about first. English is subject prominent, which means that it puts the doer of an action (the subject) in a sentence first.

    The topic is not a grammatical role, but the thing that the sentence is about, i.e., the main point of the sentence. It is also called the theme of the sentence.

    I've finished my work.

    In this sentence, the subject is “I”, but the sentence is not about the speaker, it is about the work. So the topic of this sentence is “the work”.

    Because Mandarin is topic-prominent, it is often possible and very natural to put the topic first in a sentence rather than the subject:

    红酒我不太喜欢。(Hóngjiǔ wǒ bù tài xǐhuan.) - Red wine, I don't really like.

    一支笔有吗?(Yī zhī bǐ yǒu ma?) - A pen - got one?

    You could also form the sentences with the subject first, and they would be just as grammatical.

    The last sentence does not include the subject (you) at all, because Chinese grammar is primarily interested in the topic (a pen) and not the subject.

    4. Aspect, not tense

    Another big difference between European languages and Mandarin is aspect and tense. European languages usually indicate both of these things in a sentence, whereas Chinese tends to only indicate aspect.

    Tense is about when an action took place relative to now. Aspect is about the completeness of an action relative to when it took place.

    I will set off to Beijing.

    I will have set off to Beijing.

    Both of these sentences are in the future tense. But the aspect is different because the completeness of the action (setting off to Beijing) is different in the time frame of each sentence. The speaker has not yet set off to Beijing in either sentence. In the time frame they are speaking about in the second sentence, though, they will have.

    5. Mandarin is logical

    One of the joys of studying Mandarin is that on the whole it is a very logical, consistent language. This is very true in vocabulary, as you can usually see the logic behind most words. It is also true in grammar rules, which tend to be consistent and reusable once you have learned them.

    One example of this is that Mandarin tends to only indicate things once in a sentence. For example, if the time has already been made clear, it does not need to be mentioned again.

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  • lovelybluepanda
    23.06.2021 - 1 hour ago
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  • mossy-studies
    23.06.2021 - 2 hours ago

    Welcome!

    hi! my name is moss and i'm czech art history major (freshman!) at university and my post are mainly focused on that, as well as italian and latin language, which i'll be taking.

    discord: mossygre3en#9669 , feel free to add me!

    more about me, uni and blog realated things under the keep reading button

    about me:

    i'm 19 years old and autistic

    i'm czech, my english level is c1

    i read mainly fantasy or classic (war with newts my beloved), started reading manga recently

    i'm proffesional artist! graduated this spring from art school with focus on illustration and printmaking

    avid gamer - rpgs, minecraft and sometimes wow

    university related:

    i have art history as my major

    my classes are focused on overall art history, with classes also focusing on czech art or architecture/technical monument conservation

    i'm taking latin (mandatory) and italian

    my most beloved art period is 19. century realism and romanticism

    blog related:

    i'll be posting my notes, bujo and art history shitposts

    my bujo is trashy and i want to show that studying is messy and not always aestheticaly pleasing

    i'll also try to make little study tiktoks!

    books! books!

    my post are under the tag #my post

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  • reinadfuego
    23.06.2021 - 2 hours ago

    tfw you're watching a movie dubbed in your TL, hear a word you don't know, and spell it almost perfectly when looking it up 🥳

    now that's what i call progress.

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  • tedwoodward
    23.06.2021 - 2 hours ago

    I’m so sick of the idea that it’s “so much more insanely difficult to learn another language as an adult rather than a child” and “woe to those who grew up in monolingual cultures because they’ll never be able to learn another language” because the thing is that it’s just EASIER to learn languages as a child. That’s it. Easier. It’s not impossible as an adult, just easier as a child

    It’s easier to train your mouth to create different shapes. It’s not impossible to train your mouth as an adult, especially if you make silly noises and experiment with sounds outside of your native tongue anyways, as a lot of people do (nonsense sounds, random noises people do when they’re bored, singers, voice actors, etc.)

    It’s easier to learn new words and grammar and sentence structures when you’re already having to do that in order to communicate at all, sink or swim. It’s not impossible to learn and memorize as an adult, you’ve done it all before (sure, your memory may not be as good as it once was, that is understandable, but no one expects perfect prose, and if they do, especially from a non-native speaker, then fuck them)

    I am currently learning Danish on duolingo as a 22 year old American who only speaks native English (with a touch of German education from high school (it was four years but it was also 5 years ago, so…)) and I’ve been at it for nearly a year. I’m still quite young, but had I started ten years ago, I would be flying through faster. This does not mean I am not doing well. This does not mean I was not able to teach myself how to pronounce the sounds that differ from American English. My pronunciation is actually what I am most proud of

    But still, stop telling people that they won’t be able to pronounce things or learn a language as well just because they’re an adult, I’m so tired

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  • chinese-word-a-day
    23.06.2021 - 3 hours ago

    中午

    [ zhōngwǔ ] - noon

    #chinese word a day #mandarin#chinese#langblr#210623 #so uhh summer holidays are starting #if anyone wants to contribute some vocab?
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