• Is to say "Yeah" informal?

    14 answers · 7 hours ago
  • A question about English grammar?

    Best answer: It is perfectly correct and natural.

    EDIT to add: A lot of answers are focusing on why this might NOT be correct. It's possible that in a different context it would be better to say 'He played', but AS IT STANDS, it is 100% natural and correct.
    Best answer: It is perfectly correct and natural.

    EDIT to add: A lot of answers are focusing on why this might NOT be correct. It's possible that in a different context it would be better to say 'He played', but AS IT STANDS, it is 100% natural and correct.
    11 answers · 2 days ago
  • Why do Americans need to learn Spanish?

    Best answer: Because when you meet a cute little Mexican gal, you will be able to sweet talk her.
    Best answer: Because when you meet a cute little Mexican gal, you will be able to sweet talk her.
    22 answers · 3 days ago
  • Why do stupid people keep saying Russian is difficult?

    I learned Russian and it was easy. Easier than French. In Russian conjugations are really easy and there are just 3 times: Past, present,future. In French you have Pass comoposé, and a passe parfait, etc. I don't understand why people say Russian is easy. Cases? Cases are the easiest thing in the... show more
    I learned Russian and it was easy. Easier than French. In Russian conjugations are really easy and there are just 3 times: Past, present,future. In French you have Pass comoposé, and a passe parfait, etc. I don't understand why people say Russian is easy. Cases? Cases are the easiest thing in the world Instead of saying "Of the chair" you say стул - А. see? You just add an "a" and you make it genitive. Car of Adolf Hitler "Машина Адольф - А Гитлер -А" see? Easy isnt it?
    10 answers · 4 days ago
  • Is 19 too old to try and learn a new language?

    I know the best time to learn a new language is when you're younger because its easier to adapt and your brain is still observing things but am I too old now? Is it possible?
    I know the best time to learn a new language is when you're younger because its easier to adapt and your brain is still observing things but am I too old now? Is it possible?
    7 answers · 22 hours ago
  • Is speaking a foreign language a skill?

    I always tell people that my college degree has proven to be worthless. All the jobs and work I've ever had have come from languages. I am fluent in English, Spanish, French, Japanese, Mandarin, and Hebrew. I make a decent living. I always complain about college being a waste of time since no one has ever... show more
    I always tell people that my college degree has proven to be worthless. All the jobs and work I've ever had have come from languages. I am fluent in English, Spanish, French, Japanese, Mandarin, and Hebrew. I make a decent living. I always complain about college being a waste of time since no one has ever asked for my college degree. The thing companies are interested in are my languages. Someone told the other day that everyone speaks a language, so languages are NOT considered a skill. Is speaking a foreign language a skill?
    13 answers · 3 days ago
  • Why do Brazilians get so angry when people think they speak spanish?

    Do they hate hispanics ?
    Do they hate hispanics ?
    7 answers · 2 days ago
  • Should Americans start practicing their Russian language skills now?

    It may come in handy at the slave labor camp
    It may come in handy at the slave labor camp
    5 answers · 8 hours ago
  • Is it correct to say "I was born on 10 September in 1991"?

    Best answer: Only if it's actually your birthday.
    Best answer: Only if it's actually your birthday.
    6 answers · 1 day ago
  • Is Portuguese, french, or Spanish an easier language to learn?

    Best answer: French is off-putting at the start because of its difficult pronunciation, chaotic orthography, petty-fogging grammartical rules deliberately contrived in the super-snobbish 17th century as shibboleths to humiliate anyone not enjoying the prestige of an expensive education. Once these are mastered (a difficult task... show more
    Best answer: French is off-putting at the start because of its difficult pronunciation, chaotic orthography, petty-fogging grammartical rules deliberately contrived in the super-snobbish 17th century as shibboleths to humiliate anyone not enjoying the prestige of an expensive education. Once these are mastered (a difficult task indeed), French suddenly becomes the easier choice because of a rigid word order, conscious constraints on acceptable vocabulary and an aridly intellectual way of seeing and describing reality.
    Spanish, especially Castilian Spanish, is simpler in its inital requirements, more laconic and with an in-your-face directness. Spanish writers however, especially those of the Golden Age whose study forms a large part of university-level courses are bedevilled by a Ciceronian urge to exploit to the limit the language's flexibility of word order. Vocabulary differences between European and American Spanish are comparable to those between Parisian French and that of Québec, Wallonia and the Suisse Romande, but Latin American Spanish differs from that of Spain in its bourgeois "cursi" pretentions and its gushing love of endearments and diminutives (Costa Ricans are even called "Ticos" for their love of that particular diminutive). The Spanish of the Caribbean islands and adjacent coast, what used to be called the "Spanish Main", is notorious for its habit of discarding consonants which makes it very hard for the foreigner to understand. Puertorricans cannot even tell an L from an R.
    Portuguese is my best foreign language by far, so I could wax long about its superiority to both its sister languages, but I am so much in love with Brazil as to have lost all claim to objective impartiality on the subject. I shall content myself with a single example of its cozy simplcity: "J'en avais deux mais allors je ne puis pas les trouver, ni l'un ni l'autre" turns into the so much briefer and simpler Portuguese "Tinha dois, mas não acho."
    9 answers · 3 days ago
  • What is the Arabic word for God?

    17 answers · 5 days ago