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   ❚❘❘ 𑁍 ྀ 1/100 DAYS OF PRODUCTIVITY.

Given that I failed the first time, here we go again!

  • I had Swedish class and I’m still struggling a little with ett and en, but overall I love learning the language.
  • Finish my 3 assignments for my media class! It wasn’t as hard as I thought it’ll be.

Originally posted by asking-jude

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friends, pals, comrades of tumblr: i am looking for a mandarin pen pal. i #dropped my mandarin studies over the Coronateen but I really do want to work towards fluency. I’m practically nocturnal so timezones shouldn’t be too much of an issue. I’d prefer someone who writes with simplified characters but if you don’t that’s cool too I’m not here to be picky. I’m happy to chat here or on discord whatever you feel more comfortable with.

here’s approximately the same message but in mandarin so you can gauge how bad i am

网上的朋友们, 我想要跟一个华人练习我的普通话水平。 我从2020年3月我没学习,但是我还要继续学习。 因为我常常在美国的晚上不睡觉,所以找时间聊天可能不太难。你会看的只代我不知道怎么用繁体字,但是要是你不用简体字我也会学习一下。我最喜欢用的app一定是Tumblr和Discord。谢谢你的时间。 我希望我们很快开始聊天。:)

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30th October 2020

🎃 Halloween Special 🎃


[sāṅgāḍā], noun (masculine), plural सांगाडे [sāṅgāḍe]


त्याने आपल्या घराबाहेर एक खोटा सांगाडा लावून ठेवला होता.
tyāne āplyā gharābāher ek khoṭā sāṅgāḍā lāvūn ṭhevlā hotā

He had put up a fake skeleton outside of his house.

Origin: Prakrit संगलइ [saṅgalai], from Sanskrit संघट [saṅghaṭa], formed by सम् [sam] + घट् [ghaṭ], likely meaning ‘assembled together’, or ‘heaped together’.

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Spanish Finance Terms

bolsa de valores (f) - stock exchange
comercio (m) - trade
contribuyente (m) - a taxpayer
déficit (m) - a deficit
deuda (f) - a debt
economía (f) - the economy
impuesto (m) - taxes
ingreso (m) - income
libre comercio (m) - free trade
negocio (m) - business
PIB (m) - GDP
presupuesto (m) - a budget
superávit (m) - surplus

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my bf is such a legend

he is fluent in german, hebrew, danish, finnish, estonian, and is learning slovak and english

and i’m just watching from the background like ‘holy shit this perfect boy is my boyfriend. me!!! omg’ and just being moral support for him and djdlshskshs

i’m so proud of him and he’s doing so well and he motivates me so much and seriously this guy is just


wow wow wow wow

i’m so lucky to have him

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The present tense of the formal polite style in Korean is made by adding  - (스)ㅂ니다. It’s used mainly in formal or public situations such as in the military, in the news, in meetings and lectures.

If the word stem ends in a vowel, it’s followed by - ㅂ니다 (declarative) or - ㅂ니까 (interrogative).
If the word stem ends in a consonant, it’s followed by - (스)ㅂ니다 (declarative) or - (스)ㅂ니까 (interrogative).

Word stems ending in a vowel:

  • 자다 (to sleep) → 잡니다 → 잡니까?
  • 예쁘다 (to be pretty) → 예쁩니다 → 예쁩니까?
  • 이다 (to be) → 입니다 → 입니까?
  • 아니다 (to not be) → 아닙니다 → 아닙니까?

Word stems ending in a consonant:

  • 읽다 (to read) → 읽습니다 → 읽습니까?
  • 작다 (to be small) → 작습니다 → 작습니까?
  • 있다 (to exist) → 있습니다 → 있습니까?
  • 없다 (to not exist) → 없습니다 → 없습니까?

In conversation:

A: 학교에 갑니까? = Are you going to school?
B: 네, 학교에 갑니다. = Yes, I’m going to school.

A: 아침을 먹습니까? = Do you eat breakfast?
B: 네, 먹습니다. = Yes, I eat breakfast.

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29th October 2020

🎃 Halloween Special 🎃 


[bhopḷā], noun (masculine), plural भोपळे [bhopḷe]


तुझ्याकडे भोपळ्याच्या बिया आहेत का?
tujhyākaḍe bhopḷyācyā biyā āhet kā

Do you have pumpkin seeds?

Origin: Unclear, but likely derived from Portuguese ‘abóbora’ or ‘abobra’, given that pumpkins would have been brought to Maharashtra by the Portuguese.

Kulkarni discredits this and asserts on a Sanskrit derivation from बहुफलक [bahuphalaka] (polyhedron), but I’m very skeptical of this.

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I‘m looking for a penpal to write letters in french to. I can offer helping with german. The idea is that I‘d write you in french, you‘d correct me and I‘d do the same with you in german. Looking forward to you!

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So, ended up actually not getting up early at all haha. Woke up at 11 :/ but only because I stayed up all night binging this new series on Netflix called The Queen’s Bandit. It was so good, I couldn’t stop watching it! It is one of the few tv shows I have been able to finish completely and I definitely recommend it to anyone who needs something to watch. It really empowered me to work hard for my dreams/goals and to not get discouraged even when I face life challenges. Anyways, if you decide to watch it, or have watched it already, message me! I haven’t found anyone who has finished it and I am dying to talk about it with someone :)

I still have my two essays due this week (one Friday and one Sunday) and I also have my blog post, which I have started working on. This week has been kind of slow in that I haven’t really been working as much as I want to and I keep procrastinating/getting distracted.

I have been neglecting my language studies also :/. I find it hard to work on Japanese or French with all of my college classes in tow. Does anyone have any helpful tips on how to keep up your motivation when self-studying a language? 

If you read this far leave a comment about yourself! I would love to get to know more people :)

~Pics found on Google~

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Hallgrímur Helgason, The Woman at 1,000 Degrees
I did get to know other languages pretty well, but few are as solemn,  because they’re designed for daily use. German strikes me as the least  pretentious language, and its people use it the way a carpenter uses a  hammer, to build a house for thought, although it can hardly be considered  attractive. Apart from Russian, Italian is the most beautiful language in the  world and turns every man into an emperor. French is a tasty sauce that the  French want to savour in their mouths for as long as possible, which is why  they talk in circles and want to ruminate on their words, which often causes  the sauce to dribble out of the corners of their mouths. Danish is a language  the Danes are ashamed of. They want to be freed of it as soon as possible,  which is why they spit out their words. Dutch is a guttural language that  gulped down two others. Swedish thinks it’s the French of the north, and the  Swedes do their utmost to relish it by smacking their lips. Norwegian is  what you get when a whole nation does its best not to speak Danish.  English is no longer a language but a universal phenomenon like oxygen  and sunlight. Then Spanish is a peculiar perversion of Latin that came into  being when a nation tried to adapt to a king’s speech impediment, and yet it  is the language I learned the best.
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C'est toujours intéressant de voir des gens qui ont des cahiers seulement pour étudier une nouvelle langue. J'ai des morceaux de papier que j'ai trouvé sur ma table et que maintenant sont éparpillés dans la maison et c'est ça. J'ai déjà essayé d'être organisée comme eux, mais c'était ennuyeux et j'ai apprenu encore moins comme ça… eh bien, ce n'est pas pour moi, je crois.

Can someone please do me the huge favor of commenting the mistakes? This is the first time I’ve tried to write in French apart from translating Duolingo stuff.

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Originally posted by sagebetweenthepages

Subject: Society

religion - en religion
heaven - en himmel
hell - en hel
death - död
medicine - en medicin
money - pengarna (the money)
currency: swedish crown - en krona
bill - en räkning
marriage - ett giftemål
wedding - en bröllop
team - ett lag
race (ethnicity) - en ras
sex (the act) - sexen
sex (gender) - ett kön
murder - ett mord
prison - ett fängelse
technology - teknologin
energy - energin
war - ett krig
peace - freden (the peace)
attack - en attack
election - ett val
magazine - en tidskrift
newspaper - en tidning
poison - giftet (the poison)
gun - ett vapen
sport - en sport
race (sport) - ett lopp
exercise - en övning
ball - en boll
game - en spel
price - ett pris
contract - ett kontrakt
drug - en drog
sign - ett underteckna
science - vetenskapen (the science)
God - en gud

Swedish fact of the day:

From 1397 until 1523, Sweden was part of the Kalmar Union along with Denmark, Norway, Iceland and Greenland (still part of Norway then), large parts of Finland (fell under the territory of Sweden) and the Northern Isles (now part of Scotland). On June 6 1523 Sweden rebelled and the Kalmar Union fell apart. One year later, Denmark recognized the independence of Sweden in the Treaty of Malmö.

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