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spanishskulduggery:

I feel like the other problem with the way the U.S. goes about language classes is that it’s so often treated as this extra burden like, “What are you going to do with that language? You should study something else and be like a bilingual nurse or something!”

And in college/university, people…

Filed under seriously we need to change the way languages are taught here it's ridiculous

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"Mann" or "man"?

fuckyeahdeutsch:

Mann:

  1. is a masculine noun (i.e. “der Mann”) and literally means “man”/”male”/”husband”.
    This word has a plural form - “die Männer”.
  2. can be used as an interjection, and in this case, is used in a similar way as “Mensch”.
    e.g. Mann, das ist doch nicht wahr!

man:

  1. is an…

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allthelanguages:

Je regardais la télé et une femme a vouvoyé son chien?? What the hell I have never vouvoyed anyone in my life?? Un chien??

Ma famille est argentine et nous parlons à notre chien en espagnol. De temps en temps, nous vouvoyons (en espagnol “usted”) parce que c’est une forme de langage enfantin. Par exemple, (dans une voix très aiguë) “¿Usted quiere agua? ¿Quiere agua usted? Siiiiiiii, ­¡tiene mucha sed!” Je ne sais pas si les français font ça aussi mais peut-être c’est la même chose?

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