And this is my description. Btw, I like Supernatural.

 

where-is-my-comb asked
YOUR BLOG IS LANGUAGES PORN. ALL LANGUAGE BLOGS ARE LANGUAGES PORN. *LANGUAGE BONER*

amateurlanguager:

*linguagasm*

I like to say that we should study languages because languages are the only thing worth knowing even poorly.
“If someone knows how to play the violin only a little, he will find that the painful minutes he causes are not in proportion to the possible joy he gains from his playing. The amateur chemist spares himself ridicule only as long as he doesn’t aspire for professional laurels. The man somewhat skilled in medicine will not go far, and if he tries to trade on his knowledge without certification, he will be locked up as a quack doctor.
“Solely in the world of languages is the amateur of value. Well-intentioned sentences full of mistakes can still build bridges between people. Asking in broken Italian which train we are supposed to board at the Venice railway station is far from useless. Indeed, it is better to do that than to remain uncertain and silent and end up back in Budapest rather than in Milan.

Kató Lomb. (via rodrayguns)

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spanishskulduggery:

ilovecake-andyou replied to your post:
Can someone translate these please? I’m still learning but I would love to know what they mean

Many of these are terrible puns that don’t translate well but I’ll point out the joke:

Un hombre entra en una…

amateurlanguager:

speutschlish answered to your post “Help, please!”

I’m doing a similar thing, but for German. Are you teaching adults or kids?

18-28. Which means they are interested by precisely nothing.

amateurlanguager:

spanishskulduggery answered to your post “Help, please!”

Idioms. Lots of idioms. People of all ages and competencies struggle with various idiomatic expressions

This is def going with the slang lesson. I know I love idioms. I might try to add some tongue twisters along with it.

cinnamon-anemone:

thequarantinedmailman:

offonahuntingtrip:

aegean-sea:

LOWERCASE LETTERS ARE FOR THE LOWER CLASS

and here we have a capitalist 

Did you just.

let us all take a moment to appreciate that all of human history and human language and the universe itself aligned to make this joke possible

heyteenbookshey:

That moment of anxiety when you are about to use a word you learned in books but have never said out loud and have no idea how to pronounce it oh god what if I say it wrong everyone will know I am a literate fool

hestmord:

I’m told the finnish epithet for prescriptivists is “pilkunnussija” ie “comma-fucker” which is 100x better than the lazy “grammar nazi” that gets thrown around in english imho and i propose translating and adopting this term immediately

littlesammythemoose:

mapsontheweb:

How to say “I” in various European languages

spain is obviously a lot cooler than all of the other countries

littlesammythemoose:

mapsontheweb:

How to say “I” in various European languages

spain is obviously a lot cooler than all of the other countries