lars_vontrier (lars_vontrier) wrote in linguaphiles,
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The 5000 words

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I have heard that 5000 words are enough for normal communications between foreigners. I learn English during more than 20 years. I love this language. I know 5000 English ones, but can’t neither completely understand English songs nor articles in magazines. So lets exam that theory! Here we will write ours post (all what you want) and comments only on English for examination of communication with our knowledge of that beautiful language.

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