171123 Language Progress

[GERMAN]
Duolingo stats as of November 23, 2017

635 Words
Fluency: 48% (which of course, I don’t believe)

[KOREAN]
Registered to KMOOC Today!
…too bad this computer can’t read Korean characters most of the time.

I actually haven’t studied much Japanese or Korean these days, which I should…. I also started getting back with my Chinese studies ha ha.

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Extremely Useful Apps for Learning German

So, lately I’ve been taking German (in Duolingo) seriously. Or so I say…
I learned how to add friends in Duolingo so I’m kind of feeling competitive—if they’re studying, so should I.
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I still have a long way to go, of course.

Useful Apps for Learning German:
Duolingo
-This is for beginners who don’t want to be intimidated by everything. It’s good for familiarizing yourself. If you’re on the computer, they usually give charts or notes during each lesson. I’d advice you to look up charts with all the declension and conjugation to make your life easier, and your German learning journey, faster.

German Grammar In Use.
-I haven’t seen other grammar pdfs, but this one is a very handy grammar app. Definitely beats googling and getting overwhelmed from all the Grammar.
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DeutschLernen
-Definitely one of the best apps. It has short news articles with a recorded podcast. Best for vocabulary enhancement and listening skill training. The app has really good interface. It also has a vocabulary list at the end.

Articles I plan on Studying:
Was tun mit dem Wolf?
Attraktion Pinguine
Wie Flüchtlingskinder unter Erinnerungen leiden
App hilft gegen Verschwendung von Essen
Bangladesch: sicherere Arbeit, geringer Lohn
Kaum Kontrolle bei Werbung im Internet
Der Osterhase bringt die Eier
Mit dem Fahrrad ins Büro?
Mörder hinterm Steuer?
Ohne Kohle geht’s noch nicht

German Grammar (50,000+ Test Questions)
-This is a very good app, but it’s definitely not for beginners–including me.

Hello, August.

Hey everyone! I’m not sure who exactly I’m addressing this to, but anyway I am back from inactivity! I sure plan on being active here, to track my progress and also, of course to push my lazy self to study.

I have already registered for the 54th TOPIK that’ll be happening October 22nd.

I also have plans of taking the JLPT N3. From nothing to N3, so I can feel…fired up. Ha-ha.

Anyway today, I apparently chose the wrong computer to work on but, I’ve studied a bit of French. Or reviewed. When will I ever move forward? We will never know.

Progress so far as of 080517
French. Duolingo: (Basics 1) Basics 2, Phrases
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I was going to compile things for jlpt but unfortunately, this computer can’t read japanese characters 😐

Goals for 2017:
TOPIK Level 4
JLPT N3 (watch me fail idk)
Catch up on other languages I’m studying @ duolingo, memrise

022317 오늘은 일일이다. 

Starting today I vow to study languages everyday. 

POLISH. I checked out declensions for general pronouns. There is no way I could absorb all of those information without actually studying them but I took down notes for future reference. Other pronouns will have to wait as declensions overwhelm me. 

mówisz dzień dobry i dobranoc, the day is done and you’ve come to find…

I might continue studying a bit of Polish or something else… or just sleep altogether. I’m actually too sleepy for anything 근데 지금 너무 더워서 잠들기 힘들어요.  

Top 10 at Memrise

Guess who was studying too many languages all at once.
memrisewot

I went home today and boy, I’m so restless. I didn’t get to study Spanish yesterday but I did get to review some Turkish, a bit of persian, a bit of arabic alphabet (which I already know but have to go through) and a bit of vietnamese alphabet.

Today I started studying 2 Chinese songs which will probably take a while to study, I got distracted by Welsh so I reviewed a bit of it (Greetings 1, 2 and Days @duolingo).

…I’m still restless but I guess I should sleep…

Or not.

I found out that my almost-crush is a Salmon (Capricorn Horse).
It means we’re 94% compatible—or so the site says.

 

Learn Language Online for Free: Duolingo vs Memrise

I am currently learning a total of 14 languages from Duolingo and Memrise combined…I’m still a beginner at most languages since the amount I studied varies depending on my mood. Anyway, you can check out both apps/sites on our own but if you need a guide, here’s a little comparison between the two.

Duolingo Pros:
-structured learning
-a lot of exercise and vocabulary
Duolingo Cons: 

-exercises might be too overwhelming if you’re not in the mood
-it will take time for you to sound like you know the language (since it’s topic based)
-reviewing is optional (strength bars decrease)

Memrise Pros:
-has more languages offered than Duolingo (although most are “unofficial”)
-varied speakers which will help your listening skills
-teaches you useful expressions so you sound like you know more than you actually do
-has other helpful lessons like vocabularies which will greatly help in your language learning
-reviews you as you learn so you’re sure not to forget things
Memrise Cons:
-“slow” in case you want the fundamentals down all at once
-some lessons or features will tempt you to go pro (at a reasonable price)