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.
yes, It´s a good website to learning english, but I recommend watch a moves with legends and audio in english. It´s very effective
You are right. Watching movies and listening songs following the lyrics are always a good way to practice.
I feel like I'm progressing, thanks to Duolingo. I'm learning and enjoying myself. I am 64 years old. Loneliness, sadness, never more, because now, I have Duolingo to cheer me up. Thanks a lot and congratulations to all users.
Awwwww! That's so cute, M. Ignez! It's a great way to pass time learning. Congratulations It is admirable
Hi, Marcustmel. I'm very surprised that you living in Pakistan. Please, talk us about the day by day in there. Its should be interesting. Is the life more different? Is much difficult?
Hi! Yes, I came the first time to Pakistan in 2011, because my father works here. So, since that time, I live in Islamabad, the capital of Pakistan. The culture is completely different, my first years here was really hard, but now I am okay living here.
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.)
I found this website last week and I'm obsessed with it. Of course you can learn several things here, but you also have to improve your English with others sites or with differents ways. Good luck to everyone and let's practice it.
That's true. Practicing with native people is always a great way to improve the knowledge of the language.
I have very difficult with English, bu I try to learn more of this woderful language every day.
When you get used to learn English, you'll see that it is very easy to learn a third language, and that every language you study, helps you to improve the other languages you know.
I have very difficult to speak in english too. My mind strike up when I try to speak in english
A good way to overcome this is talking or reading to animals, like cats and dogs, because they don't judge you and it makes you more self confident.
Currently I am learning French from English here, I think it's interesting, because it helps me to improve both my English and French.
I agree with you, this website it's very good to learn english, I think we can evolve so much.
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.
That's great, Fabinho. Rosetta is also a very interesting software. Practicing with other people is the best way in my opinion.
Very nice, dude! But.. Laughs in English we show something like that "LOL", laugh of loud! :D
Man, you live in Pakistan!? That's very nice! Is English their official language?
See ya, dude!
Yeah. Crazy, no? Here they speak many languages, but Urdu is the national language and English an official language.
Very crazy, hahahahah, and also nice! Do you also speak Urdu? It must be very different. Their culture, in general, is very different from ours, isn't it? Was it hard to adapt for (?) it?
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'm new to English and recently found the site Duolingo and believe that waching a the movies and series in english help enough
For sure, Daniel. It helps so much. Watch in Portuguese withe the subtitles in English, then watch in English with the subtitle in Portuguese. When your English become better, start watching in English with subtitle in English.
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.
Hello for everyone.
Let's start a new conversation about something that not be duolingo, maybe movies how last "Transformers". In my opinion, this movie was the worst of the series.
I didn't watch it yet. Usually I watch just documentaries, but maybe today I can have a look on this movie and be able to comment about it.
I like documentaries too. I watched some documentaries on History Channel, National Geographic and Discovery Channel. I like to see "Universe", things about the mind and others. Which documentaries you watched?
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.
Hi Marcus! I'm glad to have found this site too. I'm here if you want to practice english with me. Have a nice day! :D
Hey dude! =) Yes it's a great app to improve your knowledge, I'm here to review my english and to learn Spanish, I started today and I'm having fun doing the exercises hahahahaha, if you or anyone want some help feel free to talk with me.
By Skype, Whatsapp, Viber and so many other options it is possible. Make friends who are English native
It is MarcusTMelo, but I almost dont use skype. So, maybe whatsapp is better
A good website to meet native people is "interpals", there you can look for a person who wants to teach english and make a good friendship and talk in skype and bla bla bla. =)
Yeah =), you can find me there looking for bibicokarate =), it's nice, but you have to meet nice people, make a good profile and go xD
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.
Great. This is a good way for all of us to practice. I think that you write quite well. Keep doing that and very soon your English will be much better.
Duolingo is a very good tool for sharpening the translation skill, but I think that reading texts or books is very important to increase the vocabulary, because the English vocabulary here is about 1500 words.
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.
Hey, I also use google translate a lot, but not to translate a sentence, but only word by word. Sometimes if you use only the google translator your text can have many mistakes.
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.
I agree with you. I'm working to leave this bad habit of use the google translate.
but for beginners, is hard to start a conversation without you know to form the phrase
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.
Of course, but i do so: i copy the result even wrong and put in the field again, with inverse translation and i try correct
I think I can talk a bit in English for now. I'm studying this language since march. It has been very hard but I know that if I practice this everyday I'll be fluent.
Hi Marcus, I'm Brazilian too and I need help in english, because I go Orlando in December! Good lucky in Pakistan!
Hi Janine, you still have sometime to practice. Practice as mach as you can. Only Duolingo cannot be able to make your English good enough for a proper conversation in Orlando. Look for some natives to practice with.
Good night for all. I am a student, of english, live and Brazil and liked of make friends in other countries and conversation practices with peoples in the world. Bye.
I agree with you. If we are trying to learn English, then we should try to communicate only in English, even if we make some mistakes. Somebody said that mistakes are precious tools of the learning process if explored with daily practice.
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.
it's true! I agree with you! it's essential not be afraid of making mistakes :)
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.
Realmente precisamos ser persistentes e estáveis na utilização deste sistema. A prática diária nos levará a termos mais facilidade no nosso dia a dia com o idioma escolhido
Hello guys! I started today. I liked this site! I need to practice a lot. I love english!
Ok man, this is the place to learning english. congratulations for have started...
hello guys, i am from brazilian, my name is Junior and i am to learning english very fast with the Duolingo, recommend to everybody to learning english in the Duolingo, Thanks for yours attention and goodbye.
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 :)
Hi Marcus I'm Brazilian too, I am studying English for two years, and I have a little difficulty, Duolingo is helping me to memorize words. Very good.
Hi Marcus and everybody, i begin learning english in the last two weeks ago by this site and i really love . I am studying everyday and I am liking all explanations. Thank by to share your knowledge. Good luck for us!
I like it! Very nice to speak only English between us. I am learning a lot in Duolingo. By
Fine, thank you . I'm here because I like to practice my English because it is horrible
So, am Angolan and I living in Cabinda province. this is a interesting website I have found to study English, I´m welcome to have this opportunity to practice this language so important.
So, good luck to everyone.
Thanks for your incentive!! I'm Studying english too, I have some difficulties, but with effort everything is possible.
Hey there !! I am from Brazil and have large willingness to speak fluent English, people help from you guys for this walk!
Hello brother! Pratice duolingo day to day! I need to study and you too...
Hello marcustmel, I thought very interesting, you live in Pakistan. I'm studying English two years ago. Sometimes I think about giving up, but I will continue with effort and dedication. So, thanks for the words of incentive.
Don't give up. English is so important. if you like traveling abroad, this idiom is even more important.
marcus, you are right, actually, I started studying english exactly for travel and know other countries, but I need to practice more, because I have very difficult to speak. Do you understand well the accent of Pakistanis natives ?
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.
it's funny.You are from England but you are learning English on the level 2 yet and your name is Larissa Lima. kkkkk I come from Germany,do you bilieve it?
Hi Marcustmel. I want to learn English quickly. Very cool your information.
It's perfect possible to learn a language quickly, but it depend only on you. You have to dedicate hours for that and practice a lot.
Hi, I don't have a Pakistani citizenship. I am working here for a while. Pakistan speaks many languages and also English, so, I am learning English basically with the Pakistanis natives.
Yeah, I can understand very well. Some people has a britsh accent and other people has a very strong accent, but still understandable.
Hi man, i'm brazilian too, i've started use Duolingo on this week, my difficult is mount long text.. bye, and have a nice day.
Long texts usually are always a challenge to understand. After some time studying you will for sure understanding better and better
i study english a years ago and still have trouble to understand what hear. i am better reading. what can i do to improve?
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.
Try to focus on your conversation now. Practice with people who has a good knowledge in English.
I know that they use to make fun of the English accent of each other. There are Americans who can't understand the Australian English accent, the British English accent.
I would say that is like our Brazilian Portuguese and the Portuguese of Portugal.
I don't speak and read and write english like you guys. You are very much avanced, but I will "esforçar para" communicate with everyone!
Hi Marcus. You can use the word "struggling" to when you want to say "esforçando"
I not watch movies with legends , because prejudice your capacity of percetion.
Legends = legendas; prejudice = preconceito; Se você preferir, pode assistir com a legenda em inglês.
I usually watch movie in English with subtitles in English. For me is easier to read in English more then to hear. So, this combination helps me a lot.
I agree marcus, I also watch movies in English with subtitles in English. It's better to train the ear and understand what the characters actually speak.
... 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