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  #41 Old 29-12-2008 Default Re: Studying a foreign language

tigres ? Paris! Sacr? bleu! Bien que la chasse est ill?gale en France
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  #42 Old 30-12-2008 Default Re: Studying a foreign language

Hunting illegal in France? Who cares? LOL

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  #43 Old 01-01-2009 Default Re: Studying a foreign language

I find that French is quite nice and interesting to learn. To reply to the first post, the best way to learn a foreign language is to go to that country to learn it.

Comparing German and French I can't really say which one is easier cause I never learned German before. I've met a German before and she told me that, for her, English is way easier than French cause the English structures(sentences, grammar and all, not very sure though) is similar to those of German. As for French it's not at all the same with all its grammatical rules, etc. So from what she said means that if you know English, it'll be easier for you to learn German than French. But actually still depends on the person though.

P/S : French is the principal language used in the Olympics.
It was like this in Beijing : "MALAISIE...MALAYSIA...馬來西亞"
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  #44 Old 02-01-2009 Default Re: Studying a foreign language

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Comparing German and French I can't really say which one is easier cause I never learned German before. I've met a German before and she told me that, for her, English is way easier than French cause the English structures(sentences, grammar and all, not very sure though) is similar to those of German. As for French it's not at all the same with all its grammatical rules, etc. So from what she said means that if you know English, it'll be easier for you to learn German than French. But actually still depends on the person though.
Actually, if you understand the structure of English, German shouldn't be so tough, especially since it is easier to picture how German words are pronounced. French words, on the other hand, do not have a system on how to pronounce their words.

How would we know that words bearing -eau would be pronounced as "ou" in French, when most likely Malaysians might pronounce it as "eh-ah-u". And how many would know that "moi" is pronounced as "mua" if you have not been told so?
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  #45 Old 02-01-2009 Default Re: Studying a foreign language

As for German, here's what I know for now:
Z - pronunciation is switched with "S", vice versa
A - pronounced "ah" or "aa"
Actually, a lot of the letters can be pronounced like Bahasa Melayu
EU - pronounced "oi"
J - pronunciation is switched with "Y", not vice versa

That's all I can come up with.....

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It was like this in Beijing : "MALAISIE...MALAYSIA...馬來西亞"
Oh, yeah. I sat for a couple of hours in front of the TV just to see that....
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  #46 Old 02-01-2009 Default Re: Studying a foreign language

You can go for French or Spanish languages. These are most demandable these days
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  #47 Old 02-01-2009 Default Re: Studying a foreign language

English is after all a Germanic language having been brought to the British Isles by the marauding Saxons coming from the Upper Rhine area led by none other than William the Conqueror in 1066. It's marriage with the pre-existing Gaelic and Celtic languages (spoken until today by the Scots and it's variant Welsh by the Welsh peoples) produced English.

<digression> For around 50 years in the 19th century Britain and Germany were a united kingdom as Henry the something (Honestly, I can't be expected to remember) was called back to serve as the king of Hannover as there was no heir to the throne. The claim was traced all the way back to William the Conqueror lol. Oh and btw, before King George V changed the name of the royal family to Windsor it was known as Saxe-Coburg-Gotha. (German influence perhaps? *sarcasm*)<digression>
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  #48 Old 02-01-2009 Default Re: Studying a foreign language

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How would we know that words bearing -eau would be pronounced as "ou" in French, when most likely Malaysians might pronounce it as "eh-ah-u". And how many would know that "moi" is pronounced as "mua" if you have not been told so?
Yeah, but if you already know all these pronunciations, you'll most likely be able to pronounce all the other words except the exceptional ones. As for pronunciations like "quand" and "con" that were stated earlier by Neutral_pH, I agree that they're a little similar but there's still a difference between both pronunciations. And normally you won't be mistaken for it.
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  #49 Old 30-01-2009 Default Re: Studying a foreign language

may i know where we could find foreign language classes in KL?
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  #50 Old 11-05-2009 Default Re: Studying a foreign language

To me, I think visiting the country would probably be the best to learn/improve one's foreign language as one gets the chance to speak with the ppl of that particular language everyday...hehe

However, for those who can't afford to travel, I would suggest to listen and understand that particular foreign language. With advance science and technology, one can even find the meaning and pronounciation in the internet. You can also join language clubs or societies to improve your fluency of a foreign language...
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