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yulika
Hello everybody!

I was just about to fall asleep when it suddenly came to my mind that we had wanted to have a topic here just for practising our languages. And as I am to give a short speech in English tomorrow, so I decided to be the first one here ax.gif

Everyone who is interested in practising a little bit, is welcome here! Let's start 10.gif

На всякий случай вольный перевод для тех, кто еще только начал разбираться в премудростях английского языка, но хотел бы поскорее его освоить smile.gif

Привет всем!

Я уже почти уснула, как вдруг мне пришло в голову, что мы хотели открыть темы в этом разделе просто для того, чтобы попрактиковаться в языках. А поскольку завтра мне предстоит выступить с небольшой речью, то решила быть первой ax.gif (Заметьте, прямо сорвалась с постели, чтобы не забыть hihi.gif Во чокнутая hihi.gif )

Все, кому интересно немножко попрактиковаться, добро пожаловать! Начнем 10.gif
Амира
Цитата(yulika @ 20.6.2008, 2:03) *

Hello everybody!

I was just about to fall asleep when it suddenly came to my mind that we had wanted to have a topic here just for practising our languages. And as I am to give a short speech in English tomorrow, so I decided to be the first one here ax.gif

Everyone who is interested in practising a little bit, is welcome here! Let's start 10.gif

На всякий случай вольный перевод для тех, кто еще только начал разбираться в премудростях английского языка, но хотел бы поскорее его освоить smile.gif

Привет всем!

Я уже почти уснула, как вдруг мне пришло в голову, что мы хотели открыть темы в этом разделе просто для того, чтобы попрактиковаться в языках. А поскольку завтра мне предстоит выступить с небольшой речью, то решила быть первой ax.gif (Заметьте, прямо сорвалась с постели, чтобы не забыть hihi.gif Во чокнутая hihi.gif )

Все, кому интересно немножко попрактиковаться, добро пожаловать! Начнем 10.gif


Юль, а можно по-конкретнее по этой темке. smile.gif Написать на инглише и потом перевести? Или просто написать текст, а потом кто-то будет переводить? huh.gif
MariaP
Цитата(yulika @ 20.6.2008, 2:03) *

Hello everybody!



Everyone who is interested in practising a little bit, is welcome here! Let's start 10.gif



WOW, brave girl! hihi.gif
Sometimes you will laugh at my English, as i never learnt it properly, only independently from books and from internet. But, in spite of this and that you are English teacher, I want to correct you:

Everyone who is interested in practising a little bit, is welcome here should be Everyone who is interested in practising a little bit, is welcomed here

Maybe im wrong? Then its your turn to correct me.
hihi.gif ax.gif
Джули
MariaP,
I`m not English teacher, but you are wrong:)))
MariaP
Цитата(Джули @ 20.6.2008, 19:15) *

MariaP,
I`m not English teacher, but you are wrong:)))

See, how much useful topic is created!!!! THank you!
yulika
Амира,
Now you understand why I've created this topic? Just to encourage people to use English, not to be afraid to talk (it happens with many people and it's normal). Masha, Julie - thank you girls kiss.gif Masha, your English is not as bad as you are trying to show tongue.gif So keep posting. Actually I was hoping that our US girls will join us here, coz they use the language daily smile.gif And yes Masha, everybody makes mistakes, teachers are no exception. I wrote "everybody is welcome" coz I've heard native speakers say "You are welcome here", so idontno.gif

So please everybody join us. If you don't know what to write, just start with a couple of sentences and say how you use English in your everyday life (if you do, of course wink.gif) Thank you for participation smile.gif
Areena
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Actually I was hoping that our US girls will join us here, coz they use the language daily smile.gif

well, one of them are still using another language more often than english.. wink.gif

Yul, topic is not too bad, but sometimes you just want to relax and enjoy your native language than other languages that you have in your head... smile.gif
oak
Sure, let's give it a try smile.gif It would be kinda nice to just type things here directly without using translit.ru smile.gif
My only concerns are the following:
- Should we correct each other if we see some mistakes/typos? My previous experience shows that some people really mind it sad.gif
And if we do correct each other, I guess we should try to do it in non-judgemental way..

- It's always best to learn from native speakers. I am a bit concerned that we 'll end up picking up incorrect phrases from each other smile.gif
oak
Цитата(Irishkos @ 20.6.2008, 18:26) *

but sometimes you just want to relax and enjoy your native language..

that's also true. For us, who are living abroad and using English on everyday basis, it's just really nice to be able to chat in Russian on the forums smile.gif

Hey, I am curious if you have trouble maintaining French? are you using it at all these days?







jansurat
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Actually I was hoping that our US girls will join us here, coz they use the language daily

Although I use English daily with my husband and outside, I noticed that I talk more and more like my husband - intonation, same constructions and words. Thanks God, he doesn't have Indian accent and talks clearly, so my English is improving smile.gif But the best way to broaden your English vocabulary is reading, reading and reading! coz American people use very simple and informal language.
oak
Цитата(jansurat @ 20.6.2008, 18:55) *

Although I use English daily with my husband and outside, I noticed that I talk more and more like my husband - intonation, same constructions and words. Thanks God, he doesn't have Indian accent and talks clearly, so my English is improving smile.gif But the best way to broaden your English vocabulary is reading, reading and reading! coz American people use very simple and informal language.

biggrin.gif Same here, except my husband does have an accent - guess what? some americans already told me that I have an indian accent too smile.gif

I totally agree about reading - ironically, my english vocabulary was better before I came here sad.gif , I used to read more, now it's mostly technical stuff.. idontno.gif









jansurat
Same here, except my husband does have an accent - guess what? some americans already told me that I have an indian accent too

hihi.gif hihi.gif russian girl with indian accent - really funny!!

I have plenty of time now to read as much as I can smile.gif Probably in future I won't have that opportunity and I guess I need to work hard on it now. girl_sigh.gif
But my French got stuck somewhere in my head and I am forgetting it 065.gif c`est la vie!
Irishkos, maybe we'll open the same topic about French?but, sure, you have plenty of practice with your husband..
Areena
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Hey, I am curious if you have trouble maintaining French? are you using it at all these days?

And yes and no... hopefully my husband understand english, but sometimes it's difficult to make "high" phrases... hihi.gif
I've just started to write and noticed that my mouse wanted to select the box for cyrillic

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some americans already told me that I have an indian accent too smile.gif

one of our friend, he is arab, but when he spent the whole year with us he started to talk as Amit, indian. And one american said: "I understand that Amit has an indian accent, maybe Sourech (my husband) has a little bit of this accent, but how come that you're arab but speak with INDIAN accent"

Oh, I noticed that sometimes I also speak with a little bit indian accent when I speak to indians.
Areena
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Irishkos, maybe we'll open the same topic about French?but, sure, you have plenty of practice with your husband..

well, we can try... but not sure for success coz most people would prefer to speak english... idontno.gif
oak
Цитата(Irishkos @ 20.6.2008, 19:34) *

Oh, I noticed that sometimes I also speak with a little bit indian accent when I speak to indians.


He-he, same with me smile.gif I definitely speak differently to different people - I don't do it on purpose, but I seem to be using different phrases when I speak to my neighbor and other americans, and different words/intonation when I speak to indians.



Sorry, I did not quite understand whether you speak French or English to your hubby? Or is it both?

oak
yulika and others,

We can chat here of course, but another thing that I found helpful is to go read some british/american forums - that's the best practice probably..
yulika
Wowwwww girls, thanks a bunch 10.gif I knew to whom appeal to wink.gif For me it's an opportunity to keep up with the living language (can you use that for Russian "поддерживать язык"? unsure.gif).
Well, some comments, if you don't mind smile.gif

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Should we correct each other if we see some mistakes/typos?

Well yeah, we have to agree upon than, and yes, the best way not to hurt anyone is just not to be judgemental. Some people DO mind their being corrected. I thought about it when Masha corrected my sentence.

By the way, oak, is typo a short informal word for misprint? I just love these little details, I feel like I am getting into the language essence when I get to know these ax.gif

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It's always best to learn from native speakers. I am a bit concerned that we 'll end up picking up incorrect phrases from each other

I couldn't agree more. But for us you guys, living among native speakers, are equal to them 10.gif And if we correct each other's improper word usage politely that could keep us from making further mistakes, what do you think?

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But the best way to broaden your English vocabulary is reading, reading and reading! coz American people use very simple and informal language.

That's absolutely true smile.gif

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russian girl with indian accent - really funny!!

That's me when I am in India talking English to Indians hihi.gif My husband refuses to understand my accent (which tends to sound more American as some Americans say). That's why I prefer Hindi in India biggrin.gif

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Irishkos, maybe we'll open the same topic about French?

I'd love to give it a try. Coz I feel I have started to forget my French completely 065.gif
yulika
Цитата(oak @ 21.6.2008, 4:31) *

yulika and others,
We can chat here of course, but another thing that I found helpful is to go read some british/american forums - that's the best practice probably..

Reading is one thing and replying is the other ax.gif this chat could be a first step to talking English for those of the participants who don't use English daily or would like to improve their language skills (including me rolleyes.gif ). And is there any garantee that we won't find any non-native speakers on those forums? unsure.gif I guess most of those could be already filled up with guys wanting to have some practice with the native speakers hihi.gif
oak
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For me it's an opportunity to keep up with the living language (can you use that for Russian "поддерживать язык"? unsure.gif ).

Hmm, not sure idontno.gif , does not sound quite right.

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Well yeah, we have to agree upon than, and yes, the best way not to hurt anyone is just not to be judgemental. Some people DO mind their being corrected. I thought about it when Masha corrected my sentence
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I actually decided not to correct people unless they specifically ask smth - it would just take too much time and there is a chance that smbdy would get hurt unsure.gif


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By the way, oak, is typo a short informal word for misprint?


Yep, typo = опечатка. I am Olga/Olya btw ax.gif



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I couldn't agree more. But for us you guys, living among native speakers, are equal to them 10.gif


Nah, it's not true, at least in my case; my English is fine, but is in no way as good as native speakers.

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I'd love to give it a try. Coz I feel I have started to forget my French completely 065.gif


Wow, lots of people here know French, impressive! I know some German but it is probably horrible by now sad.gif

oak
Цитата(yulika @ 20.6.2008, 20:36) *

Reading is one thing and replying is the other ax.gif this chat could be a first step to talking English for those of the participants who don't use English daily or would like to improve their language skills (including me rolleyes.gif ). And is there any garantee that we won't find any non-native speakers on those forums? unsure.gif I guess most of those could be already filled up with guys wanting to have some practice with the native speakers hihi.gif


Sure, lurking (just reading topics on the forums (lurker is somebody who just reads but never/rarely posts)) is not gonna be that useful, but one can register and start posting, it is not really that scary smile.gif Anyhow, I did not mean to suggest it instead of this topic, but rather as smth in addition to this topic wink.gif



Areena
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Sorry, I did not quite understand whether you speak French or English to your hubby? Or is it both?



No with him most of the time is French... just sometimes I mix everything... hihi.gif
oak
Цитата(Irishkos @ 20.6.2008, 20:56) *

just sometimes I mix everything... hihi.gif


Like indians mix english and hindi (or english and tamil etc.) hihi.gif We also use some russian and hindi words in our conversation smile.gif Sometimes a russian (or hindi) word fits the best smile.gif
oak
yulika,

Jul', btw: do you speak Hindi or English to your husband? I actually like the British version of English, that many educated indians here speak, much better than the language an average american speaks wink.gif
Areena
oak, exactly!

Ol', Yulia speaks hindi with her husband... Yul, sorry to answer for you.. smile.gif

Oh, I prefer even british accent, even if sometimes it's difficult to understand
yulika
Цитата(oak @ 21.6.2008, 4:49) *

Hmm, not sure idontno.gif , does not sound quite right.

me neither idontno.gif I just couldn't think of something else right now hihi.gif
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I actually decided not to correct people unless they specifically ask smth - it would just take too much time and there is a chance that smbdy would get hurt unsure.gif

Yeah, that's the best idea. Or we will scare off all others hihi.gif
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I am Olga/Olya btw ax.gif

Thank God, I was craving to know your name but I never dared to ask ax.gif And I hate to call people only by their forum nicknames, that's why I always add the person's real name, it sounds much better
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Nah, it's not true, at least in my case; my English is fine, but is in no way as good as native speakers.

Well none of us is perfect, but I am impressed by your English wink.gif 10.gif Btw I got to know you've done your PhD in the US, is that correct?
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Wow, lots of people here know French, impressive!

My French is not impressive any more hihi.gif
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We also use some russian and hindi words in our conversation smile.gif Sometimes a russian (or hindi) word fits the best hihi.gif

Aha, sometimes it's the only possible version hihi.gif
yulika
Цитата(Irishkos @ 21.6.2008, 5:09) *

Ol', Yulia speaks hindi with her husband... Yul, sorry to answer for you.. smile.gif

It's ok dear, I was busy with my previous post hihi.gif As my husband refuses to understand my accent and I refuse to speak with Indian accent, the best option for us is Hindi hihi.gif well, it's better to call it Hinglish, coz we both mix English words a lot, and yes, we started to mix Russian, coz he is eager to learn some.
Цитата
Oh, I prefer even british accent, even if sometimes it's difficult to understand

I don't understand it at all at times, that's why I prefer American. hihi.gif I watched an Indian movie called "Deceivers" (with Pierce Brosnan and some other British actors). If it had not been for English subtitles, I would have never understood what they were talking about hihi.gif
oak
ok girls, I 've got to run, I'll try to reply tomorrow. But yeh, British accent can be hard to understand, but I like it nethertheless.. rolleyes.gif I am obsessed with everything British (except soccer!! hihi.gif )
Areena
oak, The worst when british talk on the phone...

Oh, in our building management company there is one maintenance guy who is Irish... No one (even americans) doesn't understand him.. he always cuts the words and every time it's better to make him come than to let him explain on the phone how to fix... smile.gif

Oh, Ol', if you'd like we can open a topic in german.. smile.gif but my german really s 12.gif s ... sorry...
Джули
Цитата(oak @ 21.6.2008, 4:59) *

Like indians mix english and hindi

As for me, I usually mix English, Hindi and Russian hihi.gif
Амира
Цитата(yulika @ 21.6.2008, 1:05) *

Амира,
Now you understand why I've created this topic? Just to encourage people to use English, not to be afraid to talk (it happens with many people and it's normal).

So please everybody join us. If you don't know what to write, just start with a couple of sentences and say how you use English in your everyday life (if you do, of course wink.gif) Thank you for participation smile.gif



Oh ... i see, yulika. Now i know what i can do with this topic hihi.gif Im not much use english in my everyday life. Only when im talking with my friends on yahoo, but its not to much, couple hours, that1s all. So i have a lot mistakens not only in writing and speaking hihi.gif but im tryig to do my best to do it more or less good rolleyes.gif

Thanks yulika for this topic ax.gif
Lenu
Oh my God...here all on english popcorn.gif
Lenu
I think will good if here moderator too and she can corect if not right smile.gif
yulika
Hey you guys!

I am desperate sad.gif I was trying to remember at least something in French to participate in your conversation but all in vain cray.gif it takes me so much time just to remember the easiest things cray.gif
MariaP
I want to ask little question. How do you ask ur child if he did BIG MATTER in toilet or not. It's important to be informed sometimes, especially if he has some health problem... To say "did u shit?" sounds rude. How to say normally (as for me, i mean "сра*ь" under "shit"...but i need to know how to translate "какать" into english)
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Thanks
jansurat
MariaP -

to poop
Areena
MariaP, did you make poopoo...
oak
MariaP,

какать = "to poop" or "to go number two (in the potty)" smile.gif
MariaP
Thank you! nice word - to poop....cool! hihi.gif
Civetta
Цитата(yulika @ 19.6.2008, 22:03) *

Hello everybody!

I was just about to fall asleep when it suddenly came to my mind that we had wanted to have a topic here just for practising our languages. And as I am to give a short speech in English tomorrow, so I decided to be the first one here ax.gif


Thanks Yul,
it was brilliant idea!
And whats a pity that I have found it so late sad.gif
No one write here anymore 065.gif
Tian
Civetta, so let's start it all over again smile.gif (I guess there's a typo - 'No one writes here anymore')
Profi222
Цитата(oak @ 21.6.2008, 2:22) *
... but I like it nethertheless..
nevertheless? ax.gif
Profi222
Цитата(MariaP @ 20.6.2008, 16:11) *
Everyone who is interested in practising a little bit, is welcome here should be Everyone who is interested in practising a little bit, is welcomed here
"Everyone who is interested...is welcome" - is a correct form. I have never heard "everyone is welcomed". Sorry.
Profi222
Цитата(Джули @ 20.6.2008, 16:15) *

MariaP,
I`m not English teacher, but you are wrong:)))
Shouldn't it be "I am not an English Teacher"? ax.gif (Sorry, I am not good with arcticles ax.gif)
Tian
http://www.wordreference.com/definition/welcomed - the word is used, but mostly in passive or past tense sentences.

http://forum.wordreference.com/showthread.php?t=238251
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1. They are not welcome abroad. - I'm stating that for whatever reason people who are already abroad do not want these people going there also.
2. They are not welcomed abroad. - I'm stating that when they go abroad they receive no welcome from the people there.
ana
Tian, "everybody is welcome" should be just welcome smile.gif
Profi222
Цитата(Lenu @ 21.6.2008, 12:00) *

Oh my God...here all on english popcorn.gif
Oh, my God...here all IN English? ax.gif
ana
Profi222, treatment.gif hihi.gif
Profi222
Цитата(Lenu @ 21.6.2008, 12:04) *

I think will good if here moderator too and she can corect if not right smile.gif
I think it would be good to have a moderator over here, who could correct us? ax.gif
Profi222
Цитата(Civetta @ 2.10.2008, 14:24) *

Thanks Yul,
it was brilliant idea!
And whats a pity that I have found it so late sad.gif
No one write here anymore 065.gif
and what a pity? ax.gif (Ladies, should we put "a" before "brilliant idea"?)
Tian
ana, right, that's the most common way English-speakers are using the phrase. "Welcomed", I guess, should have something explaining how exactly the action is done, like... for e.g. "they are welcomed with a warm smile/cold stares" etc.

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