Thai – The Beginning
I reviewed Thai pronunciation today using Teach Yourself Thai. The review explained Consonants and Vowels in the Thai language. I really like the sounds of Thai accents.
like ‘oo’ in “hoop”
like ‘o’ in “torn” (short vowel: “เกาะ“)
like “ue” followed by a short “a”
I reviewed Units 3 and 2 in Teach Yourself Cantonese and did a first pass over Unit 4.
After 2 hours of watching & passively listening to Cordel Encantado via Globo.com.br, I then decided to start the Living Language Ultimate Portuguese Course that recently came in. The accent of this course is more of Portugal’s Portuguese than Brazilian Portuguese.
Croatian is such a fun language being that it is not extremely difficult and the ease of it’s pronunciation. I basically watched a couple videos from this really good band from Zagreb. If you’d like to listen to Croatian rock, check this band out and their latest music video: Svijet Glamura
I just started passively listening to Spanish today. I was able to understand 70% of Eva Luna, a Colombian soap opera series via Caracoltv.com since there are so many similarities between Spanish & Portuguese. I plan to dedicate 2 hours of passive listening per day for Spanish.
Fun with Croatian
Been quite a few months since I’ve last glanced at the the beginning units of TYS Croatian. Here is a review ofgrammatical points and key terms from Units 1. I’ll add 2, 3, 4, in the next post. I started studying Croatian the first week of July 2010 (July 3rd to be exact) after receiving the books I ordered for the language. Currently I am working through a course book.
Teach Yourself Croatian: (Course book)
Grammar – In Croatian, ja and vi (I and You) are usually omitted and rarely used unless its a direct/personal question being ask. Also, the words: the , a , an have the same meaning and there are no replacements for them. Examples in context below:
§ In a hotel = U hotelu
§ In the hotel = U hotelu
Short form vs Long form – The main difference between these two is simple. Short form is never used as the first word of a sentence/phrase. The Long form is normally used to answer questions or ask questions. Examples in context below:
§ I am new styles = Ja sam new styles
§ I am new styles = Ja jesam new styles
Key terms :
§ I am = Ja sam
§ You speak english well = Dobro govorite engleski
§ I speak a little = Govorim malo
§ I am learning = Učim
§ Who are you = Tko ste ti
§ Do you understand = Razumijete li
§ Not much = Slabo
§ How are you = Kako ste