I want to speak and writing English (19)

1 Name: satoshi : 2008-02-27 21:05 ID:XaBPOt6g

I am Japanese, I am high scool student .

please teach me English.

2 Name: Anonymous Linguist : 2008-02-27 21:31 ID:WPBLbuZz

I am
You are
He/She/It is
We are
You are
They are

Tada !

3 Name: satoshi : 2008-02-27 21:37 ID:XaBPOt6g

Tada! ← What mean?

4 Name: Anonymous Linguist : 2008-02-27 22:05 ID:Xwo8enrY


It's what you say when you do something with a flourish.

For example: you bake a very nice cake, and then give it to a friend as a surprise, saying "tada!". It's quite a hard one to understand.

5 Name: Anonymous Linguist : 2008-02-28 04:05 ID:IcrcTECQ

I think you're better off starting English in school than here at Channel 4.

6 Name: Anonymous Linguist : 2008-02-28 08:39 ID:COAqQmi7

Well, let's start by correcting some mistakes:

>I want to speak and writing English

should be

I want to speak and write English

>I am high scool student .

should be

I am a high school student.

>What mean?

should be

What does it mean?

But otherwise your basic grammar seems to be OK. 英語はがんばってね!

7 Name: satoshi : 2008-02-28 09:35 ID:XaBPOt6g

>>4 >>5 >>6 
Thank you for an answer, everybody.
I do not seem to have been ready to carry out the English from the basics.
I want to try English hard from the basics.

8 Name: Anonymous Linguist : 2008-03-01 07:58 ID:2Y2bipzs

i agree with 5. but it's good to be surrounded by native speakers xD

9 Name: Anonymous Linguist : 2008-03-10 04:49 ID:wSt0hHH2

satoshi, you should post your address, email and photo. Then i'll teach you anything you need to know.

10 Name: Anonymous Linguist : 2008-03-11 06:14 ID:6V7tcHuL


11 Name: Anonymous Linguist : 2008-05-28 03:55 ID:XX3ajtjC

lol, satoshi come back!

12 Name: Anonymous Linguist : 2008-05-28 09:52 ID:LsOvwZYb

satoshi, we want to teach you! satoshi! SATOSHI!!!

13 Name: Anonymous Linguist : 2008-05-29 00:04 ID:XvEhAXu9


14 Name: Anonymous Linguist : 2008-05-29 16:01 ID:6wfug9xu


15 Name: Anonymous Linguist : 2008-06-02 20:33 ID:j0T6B44d


16 Name: Anonymous Linguist : 2008-06-03 12:42 ID:Heaven

you freaked him out

17 Name: Anonymous Linguist : 2008-06-10 10:00 ID:cdpiGN2h

My writing is not good [same with my native language], but I learned English by watching TV series like Simpsons. I listened what they said and read the translation. We had english at school too, but they do not teach "real" english at school.

I do not try to translate every word and think what is the correct translation. I read the sentence and try to understand the idea of what is being said. Because Finnish language is very different from English, it is not always possible to translate everything word to word, it would not make sense. In fact, when I read/write English - I think in English. To my surprise I sometimes think in English when I do not need to. Sometimes I start saying something in English when I am supposed to speak in Finnish. Silly me.

Reading english comics helps you to learn the language. When I am alone, I also practice pronouncing when I am watching TV.

18 Name: Anonymous Linguist : 2008-09-18 17:52 ID:1LUSPKTo

>>17 wow that was a good practice

every desire to learn had a good motive to start
thats why i try hard to learn Japanese so I can watched raw anime!

watch kiddy english shows like blues clues and dora the explorer
to get exposure or have a personal tutor for constant practice communication

19 Name: Anonymous Linguist : 2008-09-20 15:46 ID:WfTrGCYK

Except don't watch Dora the Explorer. Watch some 1970s Sesame Street or The Electric Company. Something that isn't an insult to kids' TV.

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