April 3rd, 2008

NYC Teacup

Portuguese Notes (new community)

[Moderators, if this is an inappropriate post, please let me know and/or delete it.]

Hello everyone! I would like to announce the existence of yet another Portuguese-related community.

Basically, this new community is a revival from my former community called "Portuguese Notebook" that was last used in 2006 (and therefore deleted). It is simply a virtual ‘notebook’ where I make posts about Portuguese words and phrases that I learn at work with my Brazilian coworkers. I created it in the form of a community so that others may also share their knowledge of the language as they learn it, and so that we may have a ‘central’ location to refer to all of our notes.

What is welcome: refreshers, new words or phrases, slang terms, questions, comparisons, grammar rules, and epiphanies of all sorts.

Check it out here: portuguesenotes


Hello from Ukraine

Hello Everyone,
I am from Ukraine, my native language is Russian, but I also can speak Ukrainian and English. Frankly speaking my English is not as good as I want it to be but I try to improve it now.  I will be glad to communicate with people who can help me with learning English and I could help you with Russian or Ukrainian. It's also interesting for me to learn Latvian. Thank you for the attention :)
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past tenses

I should really, really, really know this, but either I somehow managed to never learn it, or I've forgotten.

"I ate," and "I have eaten." What are the [English] terms for those two different forms?

"brittle support"

A phrase from a questionnaire on elderly care:
Service Oversight
Brittle Support
Medication Management
Palliative Care
Immunisation and Screening
Psychotropic Drugs and blah blah blah
So what is "brittle support"? Thanks!
Demon Lord

Music in Languages you don't study

Does anyone here listen and enjoy music of languages that you either don't know well (if at all) or don't study?

I listen to some Latin music (mostly hymns) and some contemporary Italian because I have studied those. I have barely studied Japanese but I listen to Japanese music a lot, maybe because I enjoy the flow of the language. I also enjoy Russian and some Portuguese, and even a little French (even though I really don't like spoken French--no offense!), but I don't know these languages at all!. So, anyone else a linguaphile to this extent?