Archive for April, 2008
Are there any famous cities except Milano in Lombardia? What are they famous for?
We’re doing a school assignment in our Italian course about Lombardia, Any information is apprecciated!
The Como area is famous for the silk industry and fashion. Bergamo is a very nice old city.
Become Fluent in the Language When You Learn Arabic Online
If you have no knowledge of Arabic and you want to learn Arabic online, you have to start at the beginning, which means learning the alphabet and the sounds of the letters. When choosing an online course to help you learn Arabic, you must look for one that not only teaches you how to read and speak the language, but one that has listening and writing exercises as well. This will enable you to become completely fluent in all aspects of the language.
There are 28 letters in the Arabic alphabet. Words and phrases are written from right to left. The marks over the letters indicate the pronunciation of the word. The first lessons deal with the basics of the language so that you get used to using words and phrases without having to learn to write the language as soon as you start the course. You will see words and phrases printed in both English and Arabic and a link you can click so that you can hear these words pronounced by a native speaker.
It will likely take you longer to learn Arabic through an online course, but you can study at your own pace. You do need to set a time each day to devote to your studies so that you can concentrate on learning the language without interruption. There are different dialects of Arabic, but you should not let that be of any concern. Start off by learning the Standard Arabic, which is understood in all Arab speaking countries. Once you do master the language, you will quickly be able to pick up the various dialects and make adaptations to your speech.
Arabic language is difficult to learn, not because of the grammar or the pronunciation, but mainly because there are so many words in the Arabic language. The shape and structure of the language is that you not only write from right to left, but you also read from right to left. This is perhaps the hardest part of the language for native speakers from other languages to adapt to.
Your online course in Arabic should start with very simple greetings, such as how to say hello and goodbye. Learning numbers and counting in Arabic is more difficult that other words because of the rules associated with using numbers. Numbers have different spellings depending on the gender of the noun with which they are used. The feminine form of the number is used with masculine nouns and the masculine form of the number is used with feminine nouns. If you want to say two books, for example, you would not use the word for the number. Instead you would just use the plural word for books. However, once you use numbers past two, you must use the full form of the number, plus the plural form of the noun. It is quite likely that your lesson on numbers will take you some time to master.
How to greet people and introduce yourself is an important lesson in an online Arabic course. The same is true of how to order a meal in Arabic and to ask for directions on the street. This is the information that most people just getting started learning the language want to know, which is why it is always part of the beginning lessons.
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What is the timeline for CSQ for Canadian Immigration from Damascus?
I am 24 yrs old,working for last one year and completed my masters degree from Uk (Well sort of in process of receiving), I did my bachelors from USA. My french is intermediate and have completed a 6 month french course from France and another short term course from Quebec. Also, worked in a french hotel in montpellier for 6 months(while studying).
I just applied 3 days back for CSQ from Damascus, since I am an indian citizen(with UAE residency). Can someone please suggest me the timeline, and my chances for obtaining the CSQ.Thanks
might be following information help you , I am too indian citizan
Quebec skill worker (PR) Timeline : Paris – France
3-May-2007 – CSQ application submitted (Paris – France)
19-Nov-2007 – Interview + CSQ Certificate received (Paris – France)
9-Jan-2008 – Submitted to Paris – France by person
16-Jan-2008 – PR Fees Paid by bank transfer
24-Apr-2008 – PR file In process – Start Processing (In process)
30-Apr-2008 – Send letter for resolve spelling mistake in applicant name
2-May-2008 – Update Applicant Current Status sent to CIC Paris
13-May-2008 – File Update applicant name (In process)
21-May-2008 – List of Missing Information received (In process)
26-May-2008 – List of Missing Information sent (In process)
18-Jun-2008 – RPRF and Medical Received
21-Jun-2008 – RPRF Fees Paid and sent to embassy on 23-Jun-2008
25-Jun-2008 – Medical Exam done in Paris.
17-Jul-2008 – Application Status received (Medical done & background underway)
Note: Waitting for PPR ones background check finish.
check on www.immihelp.com
Is there even a good reason to learn German?
I just dont see why evrybody in austria and germany are neraly like all fluent in english and when you try talk to them in german they they recognize your home language is english and just twist the converstion around to english as it is no bother to them
Im lerning in school and its my best language ever that ive been good at and im wondering now it will hardly be useful if i travell to germany
So can u please tell me any good points there are to learning german if there are any?
Fluffy and jenna you could learn a thing or 2 about reading answers before answering
ok. i´ve got some english speaking friends who had german in school, too, and i gotta admit that i am always unsure how and about what i could talk to them in german, simply because i might say something that they don’t understand (no offense, but in many countries where english is the mother tongue, foreign languages are only taught loosely, while in other countries people have to be as fluent as possible in english, of course – one of these friends is irish, too, and i actually think his german is pretty good, but i don’t know if that´s because he´s been taught well or if he has talent )
this often gives me the feeling that it´s nothing but complicated to talk german for no reason when we could communicate much easier in english.
that said, not everyone in germany is fluent in english. especially older people aren’t, because they didn’t learn as good in school as we do today. (or people with poor education, or people who have been very lazy during english lessons, or people who just have other talents than languages, or….see?)
therefore it is still useful to know some german
i would at least let you try. i mean, like i said, sometimes i think it makes things complicated without a good reason, but that doesn’t mean i don’t appreciate it a lot if someone tries and as long as it works good, i wouldn’t mind talking german to you.
hope you know what i mean and have fun if you ever travel to germany
Would studying modern, written, traditional Chinese count as hanja study for Korean?
…Or are there too many discrepancies between the Korean and Chinese usages? It’s difficult to find sources indicating just how much of a transfer there is for someone with a good reading knowledge of traditional Chinese who takes on Korean.
Modern Korean is written almost exclusively in hangul but earlier Korean makes heavy use of hanja or Chinese characters.
The hanja characters correspond to traditional Chinese characters so knowing simplified characters would not be of much help.