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Swenhir

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I'm amazed just how little French I have learned after all these years. I still have problem for example having phone calls to understand what people are saying.XD Mais my go to response when I don't understand, "Oui oui" haha
On the other hand, you've had quite a few other issues on your mind this year. I also met a Japanese person who talked to french guys and he amazed them at his surgically-placed "Voila".
 
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Li Kao

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I'm amazed just how little French I have learned after all these years. I still have problem for example having phone calls to understand what people are saying.XD Mais my go to response when I don't understand, "Oui oui" haha
That could lead to trouble :tightly-closed-eyes:
 

Li Kao

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There are already several of these language games available. Wonder how they are. At first glance I would bet on awfully limited. But you never know.
 
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Monooboe

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What I found with all language games, and even programs like Duolingo, is that I just learn how to "play" them instead of actually learning French. Also Duolingo can fuck of, I have never gotten so angry at a program. It has often that it shows a French sentence and then you have to spell it out in English, but you have to write it out letter by letter and even a slight error you fail. I was ready to smash my phone so many times, because fuck you Duolingo, I was there to learn French and not fucking learn how to spell in Enligsh.
 

Li Kao

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What I found with all language games, and even programs like Duolingo, is that I just learn how to "play" them instead of actually learning French. Also Duolingo can fuck of, I have never gotten so angry at a program. It has often that it shows a French sentence and then you have to spell it out in English, but you have to write it out letter by letter and even a slight error you fail. I was ready to smash my phone so many times, because fuck you Duolingo, I was there to learn French and not fucking learn how to spell in Enligsh.
I have vague memories of the same experience in Japanese. Duolingo is more than a bit shitty on that aspect.
I'm even pretty certain there was a question with a totally legitimate answer, but fuck you, the dev chose another one and that's final.
 
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Ascheroth

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Here's some resources for the various parts of Japanese with various difficulty levels

I'm thinking of giving that LearnJapanesePodcast as my workout-podcast a try :thinking-face:
(It's duolingo forums, but nothing to do with duolingo).
 
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Ascheroth

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So I was thinking I wanted to practice Kanji writing a bit (I don't think I'll ever need that skill, but I think it helps getting these Kanji to stick, since you need to engage with them on a deeper level) and I stumbled across Kanji Tree (well actually it turns out I downloaded that a year ago but didn't do much with it :grimacing-face:) and have been refreshing my Kanji knowledge with it a bit.
It features Kanji recognition (ordered either by school grade or JLPT level), reading/vocabulary tests with the most common 8000 words and writing. For vocab only words containing Kanjis you've encountered in recongnition mode are used by default and writing also only lets you practice learned Kanji by default.
The writing mode is... somehow a lot of fun 😅 It's super snappy, looks very nice and gives immediate feedback on every stroke.

My only worry is that out-of-context Kanji/Vocab learning isn't that great and I don't like the JLPT/Jouyou Kanji order a lot. You can make your own custom lists in the Pro version (which isn't really expensive, so maybe I'll go for that if I decide it's worth it), but before I do that I've been looking for some other Apps that might do the same thing, but I haven't found anything that is as snappy and fun to use.
 
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