its weird how quickly you plateau if you don’t put an effort into improving your language when living abroad though. its happened to me, and definitely happened to my housemates who didn’t speak a word before they moved here.
Sí, viví en Madrid. Me dio más confidencia.
My dad has started doing a thing where he has a Skype call with a Spanish bloke who’s learning English every week, an hour in English and an hour in Spanish. Theyve started giving each other homework and I think he’s going to visit my dad when he goes to London on Holiday. Proper dorky but also adorable and quite a good idea I reckon. Can’t remember what the websites called that sorts it, and it needs to be people with a pretty good starting level of ability in the language I guess
Does computer programming language count
Not looking forward to going outside Galicia tbh. My spanish is pretty much Gallespañol right now
I like Galician, it’s like Spanish and Portuguese’s forgotten about third sibling
Meeting me for a ‘cerveza’ in ‘Barcelona’ in ‘quatro’ weeks, m9?
properly hate language exchanges because I get exhausted with small talk and start focussing more on how to get through that than improving my language
Might be the best preview still of any YouTube video
In a league where Chris Coleman, Garry Neville, Toshack and Tony Adams have done stints, Moyes is still regarded with the most humour here.
Actually, no, Van Gaal is, but still
Did you ever live in Japan? Did your Japanese improve a lot living there if so?
Superior to both languages, obviously
GF wants me to learn Irish again. She went to a Gaelscoil so is pretty good at it but I went to two schools with terrible Irish teachers so mine is fucking awful. Have an awful time putting sentences together and remembering vocabulary. Might have to put some solid effort in later in the year.
“Uno, dos, quattro… times…” has one of the all time great comedic timings on any line ever uttered by anyone.
Don’t think I have the brain or will to learn another language.
People who speak more than one language are amazing though, I think it’s the most impressive thing I can imagine
Really annoying when the bilingual story books I get for Jnr don’t directly translate. Surely for toddlers you need to be mirroring the phrases.
Brown Bear, Brown Bear