This is probably asking a lot, but can anyone translate the lyrics of the song from this video from Swedish to English? I have been really enjoying this for the past few days, but I have no idea what he's saying or what's supposed to be going on.
One of my goals this summer is to learn some Portuguese. I have been studying Spanish for two years and I just completed some intermediate level courses this semester, and Spanish is my major in university. Unfortunately my uni does not offer any Portuguese courses, so I want to try and teach my self some over the summer.
Do any of you guys know some good books/textbooks to learn Portuguese, websites or podcasts that are helpful?
I am wondering how late is too late to improve accent in a language that isn't your first. (I'm talking about my accent in Spanish)
Background: I am a Spanish interpreter in my late 20s who started learning the language at age 12. Before I started learning Spanish, I had three (non-consistent) years of French. I think my accent in Spanish is decent as it is, especially considering that I am a non-native speaker and I started studying at the close of the window of opportunity. People have given me some positive comments on my accent, but the comments have mainly come from monolingual English speakers. (One native speaker from Puerto Rico said that I speak Spanish better than he does!)
Is it too late to improve my accent? I think it could improve.
I'm having my The World's Major Languages' exam tomorrow. However, I'm having problem in finding out the reasons of language death. I tried to google it but no luck. :( Can anyone kind enough to explain to me what makes a language extinct? Or just point me to a source/sources that have better explanation rather than my mere notes which state only four and giving no further elaboration. Any help in much appreciated! Thanks! m(_ _)m