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Crash Course in US History

Learn the basics of US History in 47 fun episodes! For more crash courses on various topics, check out this collection.
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Great resource once again! It's great that this can almost be used as an alternative to textbooks: I wonder if homeschoolers could use a resource like this.
this is probably the only way I'd be able to remember history, it just never sticks for me but this is actually interesting
@onesmile Hey, no one's judging.
I need this more than I'm willing to admit. Thanks @nehapatel
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5 Simple Tips for Writing a Fan Letter in Korean
1. Use polite verb forms. Basically, Korean has two types of verb endings for polite speech style: 요(yo) and 다(da). When writing fan letters to celebrities, 요(yo) form is more appropriate than 다(da) form; 다(da) would sound too polite and formal for that kind of letter. 2. Use polite noun forms. In Korean, some nouns have entirely different forms for plain speech and honorific speech. To be polite, use 저(jeo) / 제(je) instead of 나(na) / 내(ne). 저(jeo) is the equivalent to ‘I, me’ in polite speech. 나(na) is the casual form of 저(jeo). 제(je) is the equivalent to ‘my’ in casual speech. 내(ne) is the casual form of 제(je). 3. But don’t be too formal and too polite. I’ve noticed that a lot of Korean learners tend to use the most polite noun forms when writing. Erring on the side of politeness is, of course, always good and safe, but in this fan letter, too-formal and too-polite nouns would sound a little awkward to native speakers (that is, the celebrities who will read your letter). Do not use 당신(dangshin). Instead, choose the right title for them, such as 오빠(oppa), 언니(unni), 누나(nuna), or 형(hyung), and use it. 4. Choose the perfect titles for celebrities. If the people you’re sending a letter to are older than you, you should use an appropriate title for them. There are four kinds of titles you would use. The most common titles are 오빠(oppa), 언니(unni), 누나(nuna), and 형(hyung). But what if you would be the same age as he/she? Adding the suffix씨 (ssi) to the name could be the appropriate solution in polite speech. When writing the letter with casual speech, you would attach 아 to the name ending in a consonant or 야 to the name ending with a vowel. In most cases, the given names are used with the titles we’ve just learned : First name + title. e.g. 세훈씨 Sehoon-ssi (from a male/female who is the same age as Sehoon in polite speech) 백현아 baekhyun-a (from a male/female who is the same age as Baekhyun in casual speech) 수호야 Suho-ya (from a male/female who is the same age as Suho in casual speech) 민호 오빠 Minho oppa (from a female younger than Minho) 티파니 누나 Tiffany nuna (from a male younger than Tiffany) 5. Attach 께 or 에게 to titles in the first sentence of a letter. The Korean equivalent of “to / dear” is “께(kke)” or “에게(ege)”. Though grammatically 께(kke) is the more honorific form than 에게(ege), there is no big difference between them. Just choose whichever you’d like to use. e.g. 중기 오빠께 / 중기 오빠에게 To Joongki oppa, Dear Joongki oppa (from a female younger than Joongki) Here is the entire example of a fan letter written in Korean. This letter was written to 송중기 (Joongki Song, a male Korean actor) by a younger female fan. For reference, I've made some blanks. You can freely adapt this template to suit your context, and fill in the blanks with the name of the celebrity you love! (중기 오빠)에게, To Joongki oppa, 안녕하세요. 저는 (싱가폴)에 살고 있는 (중기 오빠) 팬 (제시카)예요. Hello, I’m your fan Jessica from Singapore. (오빠)가 나오는 드라마 ‘(태양의 후예)’를 정말 재밌게 보고 있어요. (오빠)가 나온 영화 ‘(늑대소년)’도 봤어요. (오빠)는 정말 멋있어요. 제가 제일 좋아하는 (배우)예요. I’ve enjoyed watching your drama ‘Descendants of the Sun.’ I also watched your movie ‘A Werewolf Boy.’ You’re so cool. You’re my favorite actor. (어제) (오빠)가 큰 상을 받아서 정말 기뻤어요. (오빠)는 충분히 그 상을 받을 자격이 있어요. I felt so happy as you won the big prize yesterday. You fully deserve it. (다음 달)에 (홍콩)에서 팬미팅을 한다는 소식을 들었어요. (싱가폴)에서도 팬미팅을 했으면 좋겠어요. I’ve heard that you have a fan meeting in Hong Kong. I hope you also hold it in Singapore. (오빠)를 아직 한번도 만나지는 못했지만 제 사랑과 응원은 식지 않을 거예요. Although we’ve never met, my love and support for you will never fade. 항상 건강하세요! 그리고 다음 (작품)도 기대할게요! Always take care of your health! I’m looking forward to your next work! (제시카) 올림 From Jessica [ Download 'Eggbun' ]
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?!
Information, Rules, and Guidelines
I hope you are all excited about this, I know we are!! Just a few things to know before we get started ~ Basic Information This is a first of its kind multi-community fanfic event. 27 communities have come together to bring you this amazing one shot fanfic contest!! We will kick off the contest on October 23rd, and it will close on the 29th. Community winners will be announced on Halloween with all winning stories linked to one card so that everyone can enjoy them in one place. Each of the 26 kpop/khiphop community moderators and their teams will choose one winner from their community. These will be announced on the 31st. The Fanfic moderator and team will then choose 1 ultimate winner of the community winners. The moderators will have a collection of all of the entries for that community featured on the community homepage, to make it easier for everyone to find and enjoy these one shots. The communities that are participating are: Winner iKON Fanfic G-Dragon Big Bang Boys Republic Got7 History VIXX Astro Monsta X T.O.P SHINee Super Junior Chanyeol Teen Top Seventeen Day 6 BTOB B.A.P EXO BTS UNIQ Cross Gene Jay Park Simon Dominic Kangin The Rules ▪ Halloween themed ▪ PG 13 rating or less, absolutely no smut ▪ There is no word limit, but we ask that you try to keep it shorter to give the teams judging time to read and fairly judge all entries ▪Entry must be posted in the fanfic and relevant community. If your story involves several communities then it may be entered in all of the relevant communities, but can only win in one of them. For example, if you write about GD, you may enter it into both the Big Bang and GD communities. ▪ Multiple entries are encouraged!! You may enter multiple stories into one community, or better yet, multiple stories into multiple communities! Remember that some of the smaller communities will most likely have less entries, therefore increasing your chances of winning - you may want to think about writing something for one of those. ▪ Make sure you tag the Moderators!! Here is the list for you to use: *Moderators Tag List* @resavalencia @Junhwanbae92 @Bangtanss @BBxGD @KwonOfAKind @MelissaGarza @luna1171 @Storiamom426 @JiyongLeo @Isolate @MonAnnahiX @lovetop @VixenViVi @KaiLuhan4ever @SugaKookieV @BrennaTran @IsoldaPazo @ChaErica @Helixx @StefaniTre @Tigerlily84 @VKookie47 @Qilin94 @AimeeH @royalpandajedi @DayDaySMDC @KokoroNoTakara ▪ Mod Supporters may enter the contest, but if they enter in their own community, then they are not allowed to vote for their own story. If only supporters enter in a community, then the team of Moderators will choose the winner. ▪ Moderators may enter, but not in their own community. ***All of these rules must be followed in order for your entry to be counted*** Now for the good stuff... Prizes ▪ All winners will be included in a card announcing the winners with a link to each winning one shot ▪ The winning story will be featured on the relevant community page. ▪ Winners will have their choice of personalized wallpaper, spam, or card dedicated to them. ▪ The ultimate winner will win a prize from the Fanfic community which will be decided later in the event. We look forward to seeing everyone's creativity and love for their idols!! Moderators Tag List* @resavalencia @Junhwanbae92 @Bangtanss @BBxGD @KwonOfAKind @MelissaGarza @luna1171 @Storiamom426 @JiyongLeo @Isolate @MonAnnahiX @lovetop @VixenViVi @KaiLuhan4ever @SugaKookieV @BrennaTran @IsoldaPazo @ChaErica @Helixx @StefaniTre @Tigerlily84 @VKookie47 @Qilin94 @AimeeH @royalpandajedi @DayDaySMDC @KokoroNoTakara
The Class of 2016: This Year's Funniest Graduation Caps
It's that time of year again - time for the senior classmen (and classwomen!) to say their goodbyes and celebrate their accomplishments as they finally receive their diplomas. Let's admit it. Graduation ceremonies, while understandably important, can get a little dull. There's a whole lot of speeches, a whole lot of sitting, and that obligatory watching-every-single-student-walk part. However, grads have gotten creative over the years, keeping things interesting with all sorts of gags - the simplest being the funny designs they put on their graduation caps! Graduation cap humor definitely reflects the times. Check out some of the funniest caps of the graduation season thus far, and then let me know: Are these SO 2016 or what?! "M-Morty, this is - belch - the first day of the r-rest of your life." Shout-out to all those cat ladies gettin' degrees to support their fur babies. Check out Sponge Bob Square Cap over here. This will forever be my favorite quote from 'The Office'. Because Lisa Simpson should be all of our education #goals. He-Man, you the real (heavily bedazzled) MVP. "I solemnly swear I am up to gettin' paid." You can practically hear the mic drop after reading this one. +1 BRIGHT FUTURE! So which one of these were your favorite? What would your graduation cap look like? Let me know in the comments below! (And for more cool and creative caps, check out @HairConfetti's Disney-Inspired Graduation Caps card too!)
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