สั่น (Shake) - บอย สมภพ OST. Lovesick The Series [Official Lyric Video]. A lovely song in Thai with lyrics and English translation. The video is available on the official channel of boyzmusic or boyz Sompob, the Thai singer, song writer and producer. Because he has so many Chinese fans, he created a Chinese version of this song as well.
Basic Greetings in Mandarin Chinese: Hello, How Are You, Thank you, Good-bye etc. 你好！
Learn basic Chinese greetings with Emma including these simple phrases. You can find most of these short phrases on Forvo with a nice pronunciation from a native Mandarin Chinese speaker for some repetition practice.
Vlogging Cameras: Canon N, Canon N2 and Canon N100 Review and Comparison | iJustine. The Canon PowerShot N2 Digital Camera (White or Black) has not released yet on Amazon. When it is, it looks like the price will be $2.99. Here is a video review by iJustine comparing Canon N, Canon N2, and the Canon N100. She talks a little about vlogging.
A short and sweet video about the basics of Chinese tones using a vowel sound as the example, and not words. http://www.nychineselearning.com
- Learning Chinese as a second language is an exciting, enriching
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With Russian, my goals are pretty typical. I want to learn Russian so I can read Dostoevsky in his native tongue. I want to be able to communicate proficiently when I get the chance to travel in Russia. I want to be able to understand the news, videos, songs and movies without subtitles or text. I don't think of fluency as my end goal, yet at the same time I also don't think in terms of my goal of learning Russian ending.
What I mean by that is when I got out of high school, I didn't think in terms of being done learning Spanish. I am not a fluent speaker, but the Spanish language is very much a part of my life. For decades I genuinely enjoy listening to Hispanic music, watching Spanish movies, reading the news in Spanish, or talking with people I run across in their langu…
Video that teaches how to say "I'm Sorry" in Mandarin Chinese. This phrase is in Pimsleur Mandarin Lesson 1. Check out the Dui Bu Qi - Daily Mandarin Lesson for a sound file and more examples of how to use this phrase.
I find LingQ to be a great tool for learning Russian. I have no trouble spending time with the language because I enjoy it. I do all of what he says. I watch Russian movies on my Kindle Fire. I watch and listen to tons of Russian songs on YouTube. As you can see from my blog, I watch all kinds of videos that YouTubers have taken the time to teach others Russian. Every day I spend time at LingQ going through their podcasts and following along on my iPhone or home computer.
But, there is one thing about this video that I think is a little misleading about a foreign language learning. When Steve Kaufman mentions that we need to spend time with the language and that he isn't talking about drills, grammar and an annoying classroom environment. I think it is important to recognize LingQ is one tool where you can listen to podcasts in multiple languages and read the correct words at the same time. But LingQ isn't quite enough.
I don't mean this to be at all a negative review of…
Polyglot Luca Lampariello answers the question “Is it possible to learn more than one language at the same time, and if so, how should I go about doing it?” in a 13:34 minute video and accompanying blog post.
I think he hits the nail on the head that for most people two is the practical limit to learning languages effectively for most people because who has time to get a good base (net) with four or five languages at the same time?
I'm not afraid of learning working on two languages at the same time. I've been working on Chinese and Russian. They're different enough I'm not confused. At least not yet. I'm not really worried about overcoming challenges I may run across because I'm interested enough that I'll keep plugging away. If I waste a little time, I'm not really in that much of a hurry, I'll have had fun along the way so it won't matter to me.
But along these lines, there is one thing I've noticed when I'm studying Russian. Spanis…
I'm a bit of a spendthrift, so rather than buy Pimsleur Russian, I checked out the CDs from my local library. Unfortunately by local library only has the Conversational Russian option, and not the comprehensive sets of Russian lessons. I find the format of Pimsleur easy to follow, and the lessons in nice bite-sized chunks. I have also noticed that words I've learned to pronounce in Russian via Pimsleur tend to translate faster with my Google Translate app. I use that app on my iPhone to practice my pronunciation.
Learn Chinese - May I ask, Can you speak English (YOU LEARN SERIES/ LANGUAGES)
Ten (10) minute video that teaches how to ask "May I ask, can you speak English?" in Mandarin Chinese. The first part of the video features the whole phrase, then he breaks it down by character teaching how to write them as well as pronounce.
Saving this video demo ... I'm curious about keeping an eye on the development of Skype Translator. Looks like some people are able to use it now in a "beta" version of sorts to help Skype develop the idea.
This cool photo of the University Heights Bridge in NYC was features on the Twitter Tuesday Shadows Flickr blog. He shadows of decorative wrought iron railing is beautiful. The whole post reminds me I don't spend enough time on shadow photography.
Here are a few of my own shadow photos that I had fun taking.
Photo of weathered iron in light and shadow beneath a bridge or railroad trestle near Multnomah Falls outside Portland, Oregeon.
Bunting Shadows on Cement Poster by annaleeblysse
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Some abstract shadow photos. The Harris shutter effect takes multiple exposures with different colored filters so that any movement shows up in a rainbow of color. This is what the Harris shutter effect does to shadows of branches and lea…
Pick a color! Any color! You can use Zazzle system to create your own fantasy creature set or single unicorn wall decals with a unicorn either trotting or rearing up. All you have to do is customize them with a new color or keep the black unicorn silhouette look. When you customize these stickers, you'll see there are over a hundred shape options.
A helpful video from the Russian Grammar YouTube
channel created by Dr. Curtis Ford via the University of South Carolina. This lesson talks about ordinals in Russian. Ordinals are numbers turned into adjectives that will be declined in Russian as other adjectives.
первый второй третий четвёртый пятый шестой седьмой восьмой девятый десятый одиннадцатый двенадцатый тринадцатый четырнадцатый пятнадцатый шестнадцатый семнадцатый восемнадцатый девятнадцатый двадцатый двадцать первый двадцать второй тридцатый сороковой пятидесятый шестидесятый семидесятый восьмидесятый девяностый сотый сто первый двухсотый двести первый трёхсотый четырёхсотый пятисотый шестисотый семисотый восьмисотый девятисотый тысячный двухтысячный
The shapes of the states of California and Nevada in black and white with
customizable red heart shape that you can move to commemorate a Lake Tahoe destination wedding, or maybe the couple's home town. Right
now the heart shape is placed over the Lake Tahoe area but you can move the heart shape around as that image is independent of the map shape. You can also customize the
background color and add a custom text message for the happy couple.
A couple helpful pronunciation videos on the Russian Grammar YouTube channel created by Dr. Curtis Ford via the University of South Carolina. The first of these videos focuses on hard and soft consonants in Russian, and the second continues with using the hard and soft signs. If you'd like some more practice with pronunciation check out the Phonetics pages at Learn Russian by RT.
"A brief introduction to hard and soft consonants in Russian: how to pronounce them, and how they're spelled."
"This tutorial gives more detail on use of the letters ь and ъ - the soft
and hard signs - in Russian. To get the most of this video, be sure to
watch our tutorial on the basics of hard and soft consonants."
Dr. Ford has a handful of useful grammar videos on that channel. Definitely worth subscribing to for a new learner.
Description of the video: "What do readers of Fifty Shades of Grey have in common? A recent study
showed strong correlations between health risks in women's lives -
including violence victimization - and consumption of Fifty Shades of
Grey material. Stefan Molyneux speaks with Dr. Amy Bonomi about the
study's findings and what can be learned from the popularity of Fifty
Shades of Grey."
When I this book first came out, I was so frustrating that the media portrayed 50 Shades of
Grey as a book everyone loved, and yet it just wasn't a well written book. I even remember the ladies on The View even embarrassed poor President Obama by asking him if he'd read the book. They were giggling like school girls in love. It was pretty pathetic display, even for The View.
Watching this video by Stefan Molyneux I'm double disappointed and frustrated that the media continues to hype Fifty Shades of
Grey. It is yet one more example of how out of touch and clueless …
English language song Catatonia by Marina Massanova on a Russian music video YouTube channel. The song isn't exactly my style, but I think the science fiction style futuristic sky and scenery in the video is awesome.
Here are a few comments in Russian I saw on the YouTube page.
Видео конечное крутое!
Какой красивый клип!
Неплохо, мне понравилось.
Saw a reminder promo video that Earth Night is returning to BBC America in March with Wild Alaska and Frozen Planet. From the promo it looks like they'll have some amazing footage! From description beneath this video they're focusing on the arctic and antarctic.
There is an epic Pi Day in 20015 when sequential time will occur on 3/14/15 at 9:26:53 (3:14:15 9:26:53) following the sequence of pi. You'll find pi symbols on customizable products at Zazzle.com. There is typically a great sale going on and you still have plenty of time to get a Pi Day tee. Look for more color options for pi symbols on a wide range of gifts in the Silhouette Emporium online shop.
Yangyang shared a grammar lesson in Mandarin Chinese explaining how there is no equivalent to "yes" and "no". She demonstrated the grammar needed to answer what English speakers think of as a "yes or no" question in Mandarin.
Yesterday when I was watching a food based Russian alphabet video (Tasty ABC - Delicious Alphabet - Russian ABCs in the Kitchen) I found the word ююба. It translates to jujube on Google Translate, but I could see by the image on the video that they were talking about a fig of some kind and not Jujubes candy.
So I got curious about these Chinese figs that aren't so popular here where I live in the States. Via Yandex I found Ююба — Китайский Финик, from a Russian blog called Taste of Thai (looks like they have some yummy recipes). You can also search ююба images on the Russian search engine.
Russian language alphabet video for children learning their letters. This video might be presented in Russian, but new learners to the Russian language will understand enough for the purposes of spending 2 minutes practicing a few words samples featuring букву Щ. Here is this channel's playlist for learning other letters: Учим Буквы.
Antonia Romaker's YouTube Channel has videos teaching both English and Russian. Her videos do a nice job of sharing helpful information such as this one talking about the difference in pronunciation between the Russian letter Ш and Щ. In this episode she talks a bit about position of the tongue as being what changes the sounds.
She talks about the comparison of Щ to the shch in "fresh cheese" in so many resources as being almost right. She brings up "ship" and "sharp" instead. Very helpful new bit of information, but I think the "fresh cheese" comparison is still helpful if you think about tongue position. When I was reading books in the past that said Щ is a shch sound like in "fresh cheese", I didn't take it to mean that it is a sh-ch sound with break. I caught on that it is the tongue placement English speakers use when transitioning from "fresh" to "cheese" that can help us pronounce Щ. Note tongue pla…
A video introducing Panthera's mission is to protect the future of the world's 37 different wild cat species around the globe. They share a few programs dedicated to preserving tigers, lions, jaguars and snow leopards. They talk about wild cat predators being a keystone, or absolutely vital part of ecosystems that we can't lose. "Our vision
sees endangered wild cat populations rebounded, critical habitats and
core populations connected by genetic and biological corridors, and a
global commitment to protect these iconic species through near and
A new video via Nat Geo Live YouTube Channel featuring a 21:31 minute presentation about jaguars by Alan Rabinowitz. The first few minutes are a bit about the history of jaguars moving from Europe into the New World. He shares some fascinating beliefs about jaguars among the Olmec and other ancient cultures as well as modern jaguar culture. He talks a bit about modern issues that have endangered the jaguar and how he got into studying and protecting this lovely animal. He shares a lot of information about jaguars such as they have a complex way of communicating with each other.
The jaguar featured prominently in a shape-shifter paranormal romance book I wrote years ago and have yet to self publish for Amazon Kindle. (So many projects, so little time.) Still, I took the time to watch this video. Perhaps other authors will find it a great video resource for researching the jaguar, jaguar culture, Olmec, central America, Brazil, or Mexico.
The title of this video isn't a promise, it is the length of the exercise.
This YouTube video is a great 10 minute exercise to help you memorize the Russian alphabet while practicing pronunciation and reading words. The words shared are not difficult to read, and plenty are given in a fairly short amount of time. This video exercise is a great length for adding to your "Watch Later" list at YouTube and read aloud with the presenter on a coffee break at work.
When I was learning the Cyrillic alphabet, it was the Learn Basic Russian course at Memrise.com was pretty much helped me cement the new letters into my old Roman alphabet trained brain. These screen shots below are a quick look at how the site works.
First you'll plant a seed of new information such as the Cyrillic letter Р sounds like the Roman letter R. You can flip though memes that other users have created that might help you remember the new bit of information. This meme demonstrating that the country of Russia starts with a Р in Cyrillic alphabet was the most helpful for me. If you can remember what Россия looks like in writing, you got at a couple letters down.
As you start using the system, you'll hear the sounds and pick the right letters over and over using a variety of exercises. I used their iPhone app a lot more often than the desktop version. These images below show a few of the different exercises.
The Memrise app and site worked fast for me. I used it for mayb…
Russian educational cartoons for kids with subtitles in Russian. Pin Code (Пин-код) cognitive cartoons teach some scientific ideas in an entertaining fashion. This particular episode is about magnets, magnetism, the magnetic poles, the solar wind, and even information about bees.
компас магнит магнитный магнитный полюс магнитное поле северное сияние солнечный ветер солнце
When I was working on memorizing the Russian word for watermelon (Арбуз), I ran across this fun looking party or potluck chicken salad dressed up to look like a big slice of watermelon. Салат Арбуз ... Watermelon Salad.
The presenter speaks Russian, but you don't have to speak the language to understand how she's putting together the chicken salad. The salad ingredients are cheese, olives, chicken, and mayonnaise. The decorations are tomatoes, cucumbers, and some more olives.
In case you haven't run across the word before, "буква" is Russian for "letter". As in буква а, буква б, буква в...
This cartoon talking ABC cartoon video has words spelled out for each sample word. The YouTube channel that created this cartoon is full of videos for teaching Russian to Russian kids. It is definitely a good channel to subscribe to if you're new to learning Russian and want to increase your vocabulary watching images and hearing a native speaker.
This particular video is about 20 minutes long. If all you want to do is work on vocabulary, it might seem a little long. But, if you're still learning the Cyrillic alphabet the animation pauses give some time for typing along in Russian on Google Translate. Typing the words in translator is also helpful to see the definition of Russian foods and dishes that aren't common in the English speaking world.
"Развивающий мультфильм: Вкусная Азбука - Вкусный Алфавит, создан для малышей, с цель…
"Песенка про АЛФАВИТ - официальный саундтрек приложения Говорящая АЗБУКА -- Детская песенка из букв русского алфавита. Изучаем русский алфавит легко, быстро и весело."
This song might be for preschool age children, but listening to it sure made it easy for me to memorize a few animals and creatures in Russian while I was studying the Cyrillic alphabet. In no time at all I'd see cute animal pics on Pinterest and be thinking ... ah, what a cute ёж.
While listening to the songs on YouTube I pause and practice typing and sounding out the pronunciation of words in Google Translate. If you make a typing exercise of listening to this video, you'll see юрок has another definition in Google Translate. At Russian Wikipedia (Википедия) note that юрок is short for вьюрок. Also, you can check out Википедия to see why единорог and носорог have рог in common.
The song in this video comes from Jutiful's Talking ABC Russian app in the iPhone store. The apps are available in Engl…