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    Вконтакте больше не сотрудничает с ютубом, просмотры больше не засчитываются(


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    Cool story bro.


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    What about YouTube?
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    Quote Originally Posted by badizzcyandexta4357 View Post
    Вконтакте больше не сотрудничает с ютубом, просмотры больше не засчитываются(
    Как жаль!
    Holding on to anger is like drinking poison and expecting the other person to die.
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    Яка жалість

    The Ukrainians feel the same way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by John Galt View Post
    Яка жалість

    The Ukrainians feel the same way.
    I thought this was Russian lol..
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    The early comments are Russian. I beleive Яка жалість is What a pity in Ukrainian, whereas the Как жаль! posted by Nehushtan is What a pity in Russian.
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    You speak Russian, John? How many languages do you speak?
    Speaking badly about people after they are gone and jumping on the bash the band wagon must do very well for a low self-esteem.
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    No, I just use Google translate and check the results carefully. I have attempted in the past to learn Russian, Finnish, Italian, German, Spanish, French, Dutch, Norwegian, Danish, Malay, Indoensian, Chinese and Japanese. I have failed in all of these. (More or less.)

    I can recall only two Russian phrases which translate as "There is an American worker" and "I do not speak Russian." When I got lost on the Moscow Metro, one of the largest in the world, these phrases were of no use. Fortunately cell phones work there and a colleague talked me back to where I wanted to be.
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    Quote Originally Posted by John Galt View Post
    No, I just use Google translate and check the results carefully. I have attempted in the past to learn Russian, Finnish, Italian, German, Spanish, French, Dutch, Norwegian, Danish, Malay, Indonesian, Chinese and Japanese. I have failed in all of these. (More or less.)

    I can recall only two Russian phrases which translate as "There is an American worker" and "I do not speak Russian." When I got lost on the Moscow Metro, one of the largest in the world, these phrases were of no use. Fortunately cell phones work there and a colleague talked me back to where I wanted to be.
    Arabic, I dare you. I double dare you.
    I'm a native Arabic speaker and I can't understand the grammar rules of the Arabic language, it's like a 5 Billion year old tree with a 5 million branch that if you were to lose one you'd lost the tree. It's more of a chain I guess.

    In Arabic language exercises, we're given a poem, a line or two and asked toʾIʿrāb it, ʾIʿrāb is when you say which word is the subject and which one is object and what's plural and what's not, it's like grammatically defining the word.

    The main problem is that in poetry, a poet is allowed to make up his own grammar, like mess up with the language, breaking the grammar rules just to make the lines rhyme better, and you can just grammatically define it as "Poetic necessary" or just because "He wanted to" lol

    This creates a problem for those who are not so good in Arabic or learning it, because you can't simply know what's actually following the grammar rules and what's not. :/

    But, Arabic is a pretty strong language and it gives dense meanings to words, that's why prior to Mohammed, the most famous thing was poetry and language, poets were considered as ambassadors among tribes.
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    Ana la tet kalam al Arabiah, hal tatakallamu al-logha alingleziya.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dywyddyr View Post
    Ana la tet kalam al Arabiah, hal tatakallamu al-logha alingleziya.
    Jazakallah Khairan.
    أنا لتيت كلام العربية... هل تتكلم اللغة الأنكليزية؟ جزاك الله خيرا lol

    I hope you're not an Atheist.. LOL
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hassnhadi View Post
    Arabic, I dare you. I double dare you.
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    لقد قمت بتعيين التحدي. ويتمثل التحدي في أن أكتب شيئا باللغة العربية. يمكن جون غولت الكتابة باللغة العربية؟ نعم، أو لا؟
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    LMFAO! That was ALMOST a full, grammaticality correct sentence!

    "I issued a challenge, the challenge is to write something in Arabic. Can John Galt write Arabic? Yes, no?"


    I'm impressed.. very impressed
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    Shukran- my single Arabic word. Yes, I was having problems with making it you who issued the challenge, not I. I thought I had cracked it, but apparently not.

    The trick is to use trial and error. I write it in English then back translate from Arabic (or whatever target language). Adjust the original English and repeat until the back translation exactly matches the original English. Try more than one original and see which produces a correct version in the smallest number of steps. Some languages are more of a challenge than others. This was tricky.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hassnhadi View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Dywyddyr View Post
    Ana la tet kalam al Arabiah, hal tatakallamu al-logha alingleziya.
    Jazakallah Khairan.
    أنا لتيت كلام العربية... هل تتكلم اللغة الأنكليزية؟ جزاك الله خيرا lol

    I hope you're not an Atheist.. LOL
    You will find that most of the prominent members of this form are atheist or agnostic. Faith contradicts science more often than not.
    Speaking badly about people after they are gone and jumping on the bash the band wagon must do very well for a low self-esteem.
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    Quote Originally Posted by John Galt View Post
    Shukran- my single Arabic word. Yes, I was having problems with making it you who issued the challenge, not I. I thought I had cracked it, but apparently not.

    The trick is to use trial and error. I write it in English then back translate from Arabic (or whatever target language). Adjust the original English and repeat until the back translation exactly matches the original English. Try more than one original and see which produces a correct version in the smallest number of steps. Some languages are more of a challenge than others. This was tricky.
    Kay fil hal. Merhaban.

    I could go nuts and type out the entire fateha but that wouldn't really be demonstration of being able to speak arabic. Only demonstration of my ability to memorize something I no longer have use for.
    Speaking badly about people after they are gone and jumping on the bash the band wagon must do very well for a low self-esteem.
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