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Aprender.Espanol wrote:
Regarding this topic - Has anyone heard of Refold and their immersion method?

Hadn't heard of them until you mentioned it, but upon Googling, it doesn't seem like anything special. As soon as I got to the section on "How Do Children Acquire Language?" I tuned out. I'm not a child, I'm not interested in learning how children learn, children aren't particularly efficient learners either. Any method that uses children as a guide for adult learners loses me quickly.

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Jade.Xuereb wrote:
I haven't quit but I have been less interested in learning French since I went to stay in France last, without offense I found it to be the only place I have ever been and bothered to try to speak the language where the people were not very encouraging of it.

I've heard that a lot about the French, Parisiens in particular. I'm sorry that happened to you, but don't give up! 


...Or maybe give up and join me in Cantonese hell

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Thank you so much! I finally listened to the full thing and like it even more than before. Your "Thank you" is 9 months late, but better late than never!

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I was bad at Mandarin Chinese back in college and gave it up, but retrying it after learning Cantonese... Mandarin is soooo easy. You can actually hear what they're saying in distinct words! And they actually say what the text says they say. And there's a ton of learning material to work with.


...I still love Canto more, though. It sounds so good in my ears.

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I'm sort-of dropping Cantonese to focus on Korean. My progress in the latter is just so much better, so I'd rather strike while the iron is hot. But just for 2021, then I'll go back to Cantonese and maybe add something else.

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Sorry, I meant something like "Ultra Advanced." Like beyond the learner level and into "How people actually speak in Hong Kong" level. The male x male dialogues are great for that reason, but they are definitely harder than the female x male ones.


Also this wasn't a 100% serious suggestion.

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Sorry for the late reply. I checked again just now and I still can't watch it, either on Youtube or in the Reading Tool (please see attached screenshots). It may be a regional thing.

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The conversations with Xon should be labeled "Advanced" or "Native Level" because he speaks so quickly with a ton of lazy sounds.  

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leosmith wrote:
Animefangirl wrote:
I've made more progress in 3.5 years of Korean than in 10 years of Korean.

Did you mean 10 years of Cantonese? Incidentally, we have Cantonese Conversations here, claimed by some to be the best listening/reading course for Cantonese.

Yes, Cantonese. I can't edit my message any more. The Cantonese Conversations are FANTASTIC. A huge help to my progress.

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Korean! Your Korean resources are very helpful, so I hope you will keep posting them.

I'm learning Cantonese as well, but I've made more progress in 3.5 years of Korean than in 10 years of Korean. It may be because there are so many more resources in Korean than in Cantonese. Or more likely because I already speak Japanese, so the similarities between Korean and Japanese make the former easy to learn.

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The video has been marked as "Private" so I can't watch it.

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It's an interesting read all right, but it's just one guy's experience. I'd like to see some studies and some actual empirical data before I take that 6-month break from Korean.

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China has already banned dialects in a number of areas. Inner Mongolia is simply the latest. Their protests won't have much effect, I'm afraid. 

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This was a helpful lesson, because I learned a lot of traditional Chinese dim sum names. I was watching another Youtube video about a dim sum restaurant and a lot of the terms flew over my head, but now I can tackle it with a little more confidence.

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Yeah, that's me. Thank you for reading and for all the kind words!


I'm a little bit embarrassed because I started blogging about Cantonese almost 10 years ago and I'm STILL not fluent. But the Languagetools lessons look like just the thing to get me over the Intermediate bump.


Spoonfed is really great, and actually just the ticket for someone who isn't SUPER into Mandarin and doesn't want to invest too much time in it. I'll check out ZhongWen Red Green Blue so thanks for the suggestion!

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Oh well, that's okay. I'm sure once my Cantonese is better I'll be able to look up the words myself. 👍

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That was a good talking speed. Not too fast, not too slow, so I could follow the transcript along with the speech. Could you tell me what song plays at the beginning and the end? I like it a lot!

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