Message from Josh M. -OH in Nice Respectable People Group #general

2018-11-11 05:16:18 UTC  

That's why even Duolingo is better than the crap they use in school

2018-11-11 05:16:30 UTC  

Took three years of Spanish in high school and learned a little, then I moved to California and learned a lot

2018-11-11 05:16:44 UTC  

@Jacob you don't learn if you don't practice! Also 1000000000% of American foreign language education is learning vocabulary words and never really stringing thoughts together

2018-11-11 05:16:48 UTC  

Duolingo is actually a pretty decent resource to get familiar with sentence structure and vocabulary.

2018-11-11 05:17:02 UTC  

it's much more important to know how to make a sentence than knowing how to say "ostrich" in spanish

2018-11-11 05:17:23 UTC  

Yeah, exactly.

2018-11-11 05:17:34 UTC  


2018-11-11 05:17:40 UTC  

probably not even wrong

2018-11-11 05:17:44 UTC  


2018-11-11 05:17:48 UTC  

ya I agree with all that

2018-11-11 05:18:15 UTC  

@YourFundamentalTheorum Unfortunately you are right. I think at some point they will eclipse the Jews in cultural power. We often forget their ascendancy.

2018-11-11 05:18:26 UTC  

the only word I know in Polish is usta

2018-11-11 05:18:32 UTC  

Because of veggie tales

2018-11-11 05:19:10 UTC  

The Vietnamese guy who runs our machine shop said the Chinese are taking over Vietnam by offering people free power, water and cellular in exchange for speaking Chinese instead of Vietnamese

2018-11-11 05:19:14 UTC  

I know a few words for miscellaneous objects in Polish, just from a grandfather who would slip in and out of using it.

2018-11-11 05:19:29 UTC  

@ophiuchus Dzien dobry

2018-11-11 05:19:36 UTC  

ok i know that one

2018-11-11 05:19:43 UTC  

but that's about it

2018-11-11 05:20:05 UTC  

Dobry Wieczor

2018-11-11 05:20:12 UTC  

also something like "oferowac" because I heard it in a civ game

2018-11-11 05:20:25 UTC  

@Alexander Pechorinare you ready for Chinese speaking Africans?

2018-11-11 05:20:31 UTC  

I'm assuming it's "offer, give"

2018-11-11 05:20:38 UTC  

French speaking Africans are already weird

2018-11-11 05:20:47 UTC  

lets all learn swahili

2018-11-11 05:21:18 UTC  

Jak sie masz

2018-11-11 05:21:26 UTC  

I lived on the island of Cyprus for two years so I’m fairly fluent in Greek And I can confirm that it is a difficult language

2018-11-11 05:21:32 UTC  

Check out this book I got in London

2018-11-11 05:21:35 UTC  

And I can testify that it is indeed a difficult language

2018-11-11 05:21:41 UTC  

Ancient Greek**

2018-11-11 05:21:42 UTC  

@Grayson wow that's cool- why did you live there

2018-11-11 05:21:46 UTC  

Very cool still

2018-11-11 05:22:13 UTC  

Imagine if the Chinese started calling us "Goy".

2018-11-11 05:22:25 UTC  

They have another word for it

2018-11-11 05:22:37 UTC  

That’s where the Mormon church sent me to serve my mandatory LDS mission

2018-11-11 05:23:09 UTC  

Yeah I think it's something like lao wai?

2018-11-11 05:23:10 UTC  

I saw a ton of Antifa and generally communist graffiti and propaganda everywhere in Greece when I was there. I did see a bit of Golden Dawn stuff as well though, but the amount of leftist references I saw was staggering.

2018-11-11 05:23:11 UTC  

I can't remember

2018-11-11 05:23:16 UTC  

@Grayson I nearly lived there too my parents almost accepted a teaching Job in Nicosia. Were there as a missionary? My brother went to Bucharest for his missionary work

2018-11-11 05:23:21 UTC  

Lao wai in mandarin

2018-11-11 05:23:24 UTC  


2018-11-11 05:23:27 UTC  

meaning "old outside" literally