Why not in English? Vamos praticar!!!
This is one of the most interesting website I have found to study English. I am sure with determination and focus everyone can improve their knowledge in this language so important. I am Brazilian and currently I am living in Pakistan where I also have the opportunity to practice this idiom every day. With musics, movies and a lot of conversation you will be able to see the result of your effort and dedication in months.
So, good luck to everyone and count on me to practice the language.
Try your best to reply it in English.
You're a three years in Pakistan and seem me already has not problem with idiom. I think that really was difficult. Is the culture completely muslim or is blended, mixed? I lived for few month in other region of Brasil and the feel was stranger. Imagine in other country. How you do to have fun, for exemple? (Please, if you find any errors in my text, tell me.)
Hello Marcus, I'm Brazilian too, I've started to use the Duolingo recently, and I liked it a lot! The exercises are very cool and stimulate us to dont stop with the classes. I have other ways to practice my english, like audio files, Rosetta Stone software, and at the company where I work, I've the opportunity to speak with other peoples that are more expert in English, but Duolingo became my preferred, rsrsr! I wish that I make new friendships here, and get more chances to practice still more my conversation. Good bye everyone, and Best Regards.
Hi Marcus, its nice to know that you are in Pakistan and learning English too. I am living in city Lahore, Pakistan and fortunately i am much fluent in English and obviously Urdu and Punjabi and also Sindhi. Plus, now a days I am learning German and now, I got to know that whichever language you want to be fluent, you should speak that specific language from day first. I am working in a call center type environment and I have to make phone call to American Health Insurances daily. My suggestion for you is that you should also try to talk a lot in English. You may find anyone, any american native or even in Pakistan (or even you may call me on my phone to talk with me in English). That will be great helpful to you
I have always seen tips like watching movies and series, listening to podcasts, etc. But I have never read someone recomending to watch videos on youtube, though there are very good channels there, which are very good to practice listening. I watch videos from these channels: Veritasium, Vsauce, Good Mythical Morning, College Humor, CrashCourse and Disturb Reality.
Hi, marcustmel. How are you doing in Pakistan? I hope you're doing well. I received a recommendation about this website, so i've tested today. The website is really good, but my improvement in my knowledge of the english language is only being possible through hard practice with music and movies, because i feel that the website by itself didn't gave me the basics i needed to start to understand the language. But it gave me a chance to really practice the language talking to people which has practically the same knowledge in english language that i have, so i'm not ashamed of talking here. I have no one to talk to, so i've found in this website the possibility to finally put in practice my second language. I wish you get as succesful as i wish to get. :)
Hi Henrique, I am really good. Pakistan is really hot these days. You are completely right. This website is just great and a kind of addictive, but, for sure it is not enough. If someone wants to be able to have a proper communication in English, have to work really hard on it. Duolingo, plus Music, plus Movies, plus lots and lots of practice and much dedication.
I am still learning english as well, but at least now I can have a proper communication in this country and it makes me really happy. Duolingo is working as an extra tool to help me improving the language.
I love documentaries about history of civilization and personalities. I use to watch documentaries like the one who tells all the history of Israel and Palestine, the life of personalities like Bill Gates, Nelson Mandela, I love watching these series about huge constructions.
Hello friends! May I call them such? So, I loved Duolingo and I discover this page about conversation now. I intend to enjoy it very much. I'll tell everyone my story and progress in English. Also i will share my self-taught method of to learn. Currently, my difficult is write in english, therefore, I have a little help from Google Translate, but I get to read and understand 95 percent of all who have written in English. I accept corrections, see you, thanks.
You are completely correct. Actually I think that there are just 1839 words. For example, I never saw in our Duolingo course, words like: affordable, huge, gorgeous, sale, rate, tiny,broadcast, and so on. Very common words in the daily usage of the English Language. But we have to be pleased with our Duolingo English Course. It has made us practice a lot. And by now, this is what matters.
The best thing that you can do is, forget that google translate exist when you are practicing , because if you dont have anything to correct you'll be very adicted in translator and that'll make your english a fake english, the best thing to do, is to find some native people to talk, and native people that want to teach you the grammar (and that's not easy), you'll see that talk is easier than write correctly if ou dont use the translator.
You didn't know the full sentence you wrote here, but you did the best you could and a native English speaker (me) understood you.
"But for beginners, it is hard to start a conversation without knowing how to form the phrase."
A native speaker will know what you wanted to say and can help correct. Google translate is good for really simple things. It can fail very easily.
The main things that block us from learning a foreign language is the fear of making mistakes. Children do not have such behavior. So the get fluent very quickly. This way I invite everyone of us in Duolingo, to practice writing in English and not be afraid of making mistakes. We are all learners.
Bravo :) I remember when I came to Pakistan for my first time with my English really poor. The first 8 months I was avoiding socializing with people because I was afraid of not being able to understand them and talk to them. Now I don't care, I talk a lot and for sure say many thing wrong, but even, this is the best way to learn, making mistakes e growing up with it
Este interessante site tem estudo de ingles. eu tenho certeza que com determinaçao, e foco todos poderão .... a linguagem importante . eu sou brasileiro , moro no paquistão talvez tenho a oportunidade e pratica com o idioma todos os dias. Com musicas , cinemas e conversação você pode obter o resultado em meses. boa sorte conte comigo na pratica do idioma .. tente o seu melhor no ingles.
That's really nice seeing everyone practicing English. I liked your introduction. Just some corrections: I am from Brazilian (The right way is: I am from Brazil or I am Brazilian). my name is Junior and i am to learning English (The right way is: My name is Junior and I am learning English). recommend to everybody to learning English in the Duolingo (I recommend everybody to learn English by Duolingo). If there's some mistake by me also, feel free to correct me :)
I think that reading is one the best ways to develop well any language. As you read you become more and more close with that language. The most issue in this way is the difficulty of reading too much slow and have to break the reading many times to research on some new words mainly in the beginning.
Watch English language movies or TV shows. Listen to news or podcasts in English. Just make sure it's material you are interested in. Podcasts in English about rock climbing won't help unless you actually like rock climbing.
If you have problems listening and understand, spend more time listening. Slow things down, if you have to. VLC media player is really good at slowing things down. Slow it down. Make sure you understand it. Say it. Record yourself saying it. Listen to yourself saying it. Fix any problems.
... i think writing and talking are the hardest parts in learning english! Duolingo helps a lot, but when you have to put your own ideas in words it's way more hard than just translating phrases! Talking and writing are my Achilles heel!!! Initiatives like yours are very important for a practice beyond the activities that duolingo provides.
Lis, when we start learning English, usually we become more comfortable reading and writing, but when you have to talk is a little harder. My brain use to work in Portuguese then translate to English and then finally I would be able to reply a question in English. In this way I would take aaaages to reply a simple questions in a conversation. After some months living in Pakistan the language becomes automatic in your brain, you stop thinking in Portuguese to then reply in English. It's really incredible how our brain can auto adjust it in a automatic way. Now, even in dream I think in English.
The thing is, don't study only by Duolingo, you have always to find a way to practice it with conversation.
rs...Nice! I'm hoping for one automatic brain like yours, working for it...but, right now, really struggling with my lazy brain to write this sentence...i'm still very insecure to talk and write, but little by little i hope to improve that... i'll follow your advice and try to chat more! And, maybe, one day i will wake up from a dream in which all the conversation has been in English :P