Advice on Languages
Hey guys, so I made this video of me speaking the 5 languages I know the best because I don't live in a huge city so I don't get a lot of speaking practice, or the chance to converse with native speakers in these languages so I was hoping you guys could give me some constructive criticism:) Thank you! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S_U4UAYY1R0
First of all: You are insanely brave to make a video and ask for suggestions. Immense props for that.
It might have been my computer but I had to turn the sound way up to be able to hear you well. But like I said, that could have been on my end.
I'll only comment on Spanish because I don't know your other languages.
Be careful with the past tense of first person -ir verbs. You have to emphasize the last syllable:
Work on that broad "a" sound:
palabras (not pelabras)
CHINESE? You are my hero!!!
Seriously, super well done! I don't see how you keep such similar languages separate in your head. That was really great!
You have my greatest respect - oh and huge congrats - for that video! Though I woudn't have been able to understand a single thing out of the non-english part without the subtitles, i am really impressed. You have such courage! So I also watched your German-cramming video. Now since German is a language I actually understand...that video impressed me even more. What you achieved in merely a night took others weeks to get into their heads. And I'm not only talking about the words but the pronuntiation. Yeah it was very English, but for only one night it was also very good! In my eyes you have a huge potential and should you decide hanging on to German and ever be in a situation where you need help; I would be pleased to help you.