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    I'm going to learn Arabic (Modern Standard)

    Are there any native speakers on Cricketweb? Does anyone have any books, materials, tips, advice that they could pass on? Thanks in advance.

    http://www.snotr.com/video/1665 - the video that has inspired me to take up this quest

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    The Hezbollah website is a good source for amusing reading material.

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    very very close friend of mine is an Arab Christian and he speaks Arabic too and the visible hidden filth shows the mentality which may never change .....
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    Quote Originally Posted by FRAZ View Post
    very very close friend of mine is an Arab Christian and he speaks Arabic too and the visible hidden filth shows the mentality which may never change .....
    visible hidden filth - vintage fraz!


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    Up there with the Yogisms.

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    Unfortunately I cant help with materials but I think it is a great idea. Probably one of the most in demand languages. A very smart career move if you ask me.

    Good luck as I hear it can be tough.
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    That video's so funny, also great to see its fanatic commenters yelling at a few clouds.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shaggy Alfresco View Post
    Are there any native speakers on Cricketweb? Does anyone have any books, materials, tips, advice that they could pass on? Thanks in advance.

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    I am doing the exact same now... currently mastered the numbers and some basic words as well as some sware words - sharmuda...
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    Hahaha at the video. So totally bookmarking it.
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    Guys does anyone here speak any foreign language, i myself have been very keen on learning a foreign language for sometime now, so was just wondering what are the best choice foreign languages one should learn.

    German, French, Chinese and Spanish are my most likely options, which one of these is easier to learn, can anyone help?

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    I would love to learn Spanish and I've heard it's definitely one of the easier options when compared to German, French and Chinese. A lot of the common Spanish words are already used as part of everyday life and I guess the difficult part would be to learn proper sentences and a good part of the Spanish vocabulary. But I'd say that learning Spanish would be a more achievable task for me than learning German or Chinese.
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    I'm learning latin right now. A more practical language in terms of career move might be Mandarin.
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    Always felt Latin was a useless thing to learn as a language. Sure some words and phrases appear in science and Law, but never enough to need a strong understanding of the structure of the language. 2 years of my life wasted when i could've been learning a proper language instead, or using the time to do something a bit more practical (seems we were already learning French).


    Learning it as a hobby = OK. Compulsary education = pointless
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    Quote Originally Posted by cpr View Post
    Always felt Latin was a useless thing to learn as a language. Sure some words and phrases appear in science and Law, but never enough to need a strong understanding of the structure of the language. 2 years of my life wasted when i could've been learning a proper language instead, or using the time to do something a bit more practical (seems we were already learning French).


    Learning it as a hobby = OK. Compulsary education = pointless
    /Shrug. I am very interested in Roman history, plus it does improve your English. I do think Latin or Greek should be required in English schools, it adds appreciation for English, as well as history.

    It's like having a solid liberal arts education. Individually, it may not help directly in any practical manner, but as a whole, it is indispensable to your life. Up until very recently, it was almost always universally required in the top schools, and with good reason.

    But in any case, for pure practical value, Mandarin or something like that is best. Add Spanish, or Arabic, if you're in the US.

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    I really don't get people learning Latin, just spend your time learning a proper language you can actually speak to people in FFS. Do Chinese myself as most on here would know, but I had the advantage of actually living in the country when I started to learn it. It's definitely useful but I reckon that if you weren't living in China and weren't completely committed to it it'd be pretty hard to get a good handle on.
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