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How To Learn A New Language At Home
I've been trying to improve my French recently, and came across these awesome YouTubers called DamonandJo. They have self-taught themselves nearly 6 languages! I believe they speak French, Spanish, Portugese, Italian, German, and of course English! You can either watch the video above (which I suggest cause they have the BEST sense of humor) or check out their tips below: 1. Follow Famous YouTubers in the language you want to learn! There are tons of youtubers in other languages, and often if they are famous enough, there will be english subtitles. Listen to them to hear real people speaking the language rather than a text book! They're usually super entertaining too so it helps :) 2. Follow those YouTubers or famous people on twitter so you see that language each day! The easiest way to get used to a foreign language is to see it all the time and this really helps! 3. Change your phone/facebook/etc language to your desired language! Since you probably already know where everything is in your phone or facebook, you wont be confused and you'll learn a ton of new vocab! 4. Listen to audio books in the language you want!!! Audible has a ton of foreign language books. Try starting with a book you already know well (like Harry Potter for me - I'm trying to read that in Korean right now...) and listen throughout your day! 5. Sign up for foreign magazines or newsletters! Or even better download their app in another language! For example, my boyfriend gets push notification from Le Monde which is a french newspaper :) Even if you only read the headline, its practice. 6. Try cooking a meal using a recipe in a different language! You start to learn that a lot of words you actually already know (for example, sauté means the same thing in french and in korean bokkeum (like bokkeumbap) means fried! so literally "fried rice!" 7. Watch TV shows in the language Duh!!!! 8. Talk to yourself and dont be afraid! Practice speaking whenever you can, even to people who are strangers! be brave! What languages are you trying to learn?!
Community Quiz: What Is Your Love Language?
Are you speaking the correct language for your love life!? Answer all five questions and add up your points. When you're finished, scroll down for your results! Did you answer all the questions?! Don't scroll down until you do! ~~~~~~~~~ Are you really done!? 1 - 5 Points: Spanish! Your language of love is a language of passion and romance. Its similar enough to English that with a bit of studying you can hold conversations and whisper sweet Spanish nothings into your lovers ear. "Tu quieres comer unos tacos conmigo?" always works! 6 - 10 Points: French! You're willing to conquer all those accent marks and silent letters for romance, and that's pretty alluring. The pronunciation might be hard to get around but once you've got that rough 'R' sound down you are ready for love! 11 - 15 Points: German Forget measly accent marks! You're in for the long haul and that means all new grammar! You're not afraid to try out the huge words like lebensabschnittgefährter (which 1. yes, is a real word and 2. means your lover or partner for the day lol) 16 - 20 Points: Farsi This gorgeous language has faint French tones and a stunning alphabet (same script as Arabic but totally different pronunciation) You'll be stealing all the hearts when you can call someone "the fire of my heart." 21 - 25 Points: Korean Your love languages is one of the hardest languages to learn, but you're willing to take that risk. Dive into the world of new grammar and a whole new alphabet for this language of love which is filled with cute phrases to play with! (Shout out to @kpopandkimchi for teaching me how to even make these quizzes!) What language did you get? Do you already speak it?! Share your results in the comments! (Let me know in the comments if you'd like to be tagged or follow my Love Quiz Collection)
Je T'aime! Crazy Romantic French Quotes
After I graduated from college with a degree in French literature, I lived in France for a year. I fell in love – with the language, the culture, the food, the little cafés, the wine... because how could you not? Many people love the sound of French. I think it's pretty, but more than anything, I just love the way things sounds when expressed in French. It seems more elegant, more romantic than English, non? Here are a few lovely French quotes about l'amour that I'm sure you'll want to stick right up on your wall. :) You'll find my translations below. I've come to steal a hundred million kisses from you. – Serge Gainsbourg I'll be a poet, and you, poetry. – François Coppée Love belongs to those who think about it. –Marcel Achard Life is full of little happinesses. – Unknown Love isn't just a feeling, it's also an art. Some simple word, a caution, a nothing reveals to a woman the grand and sublime artist that can touch her heart without piercing it. – Honoré de Balzac What is love? It's when you look at the other person and smile. – Agnès Desarthe We fall in love. And as always, when we fall, we get hurt. – François Weyergans This one seems like a compilation of several celebrated sayings about love: May my kisses be the words of love I don't say to you. We forgive to the extent that we love. I adore you. Between two hearts that love each other, there is no need for words. My love for you is as big as the world. You are the light of my life. (Literally "joy of my life," but that sounds weird in English...) You are my love. I love you. You are magnificent! – Various Authors My darling. Just a really cute, cutesy way of nicknaming your boy or girlfriend in France. :) You could also use this as a grandparent/parent to refer to your kid, or even to refer to a pet that you love a lot! <3 I love you more than chocolate mousse. – Unknown We only see well with our hearts. The essential is invisible to the eyes. – Antoine de Saint-Exupéry I hope you liked these beautiful quotes :) If you're a Francophile and want more, let me know! I also accept translation requests if you need help figuring out what a certain phrase means. :) Bon journée à tous! <3 xoxo