What is your most fluently foreign language ??
What is your most fluently foreign language ?? Just wanna know. I am curious. Thanks for answering !!!
Well, mine is Chinese. Here's the story:
[Teachers are all Parents and Relatives] The first language I ever learned was Yue (Cantonese, if you like) . I was really young and could speak it. Then I learned how to speak Chinese, too. After that, I moved, and learned English. Now it is the language I am most fluent in. So, of course, Chinese and Cantonese follow close behind. Then there's French. LOL.
Studied it from the 3rd to the 11th grade and have used it everyday ever since.
I've been doing Latin for about 4 years now so I'd say that. I know almost all of the grammar (it can get pretty complicated at times) and my vocabulary is decent. I'm just starting to branch out and learn other languages, which has actually been a lot easier now that I know Latin.
But I'm at most A2/B1 in writing (online dictionaries are my best friends).
My speaking skills are only sufficient for holidays. I still cannot understand the BBC news.
However, I can understand the English with Scottish accent of Neil Oliver very well. Without subtitles!
(Neil Oliver is one of the presenters of the BBC-2 program "Coast"
It costs me a lot of time to get my English right. I always think and write in English, but then I copy and paste the text in reverso.net or google translate.
There, I let translate my English text into Dutch. Now I can see my word errors and wrong word sequences. Then I correct it and copy-paste it back in the Duolingo comment.
For me, this is the only method to be able to increase my English writing skills. But I love troubleshooting. So, this is a kind of personal game.
Interesting method, and I see it's been working well for you. I'd have to try something like that myself. It certainly looks time-consuming, but well worth the effort.
Also, reverso.net is great! I only realized just now that the website has a spell checker and a translator tool as well as a dictionary tool (which I use occasionally).
I'd recommend you use a grammar checker extension for your browser, rather than automatic translation tools. You could try "Grammarly" for example.
When you use automatic translation tools like Google Translate, you are adopting every malfunction of the program and turning it into broken knowledge. You're damaging yourself.
Thanks for the tip.
However, I never use google translate for translating from Dutch to English. I always write the English text by myself, and let it translate to Dutch in reverso.net or google translate.
For my personal learning proces, it is very useful to see their silly translations to Dutch and to correct my own English text, by using the words and grammar I have learned in Duolingo and at school.
A good working extension for my browser, would make me too lazy.