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misspsycho wrote:


schimazo wrote:


greeniie27 wrote:

well i just can't seem to know why many actors and singers in Korea or even Taiwan actors cant seem to speak properly in english once i saw my Favourite singer win an award and he just made a fool of himself by just speaking in English ....>for example the guys in Super Junior i love them to the max , their songs are nice and all but once they speak in English they turn really funny...


First of all, your english is really bad.

South Korea, Japan, Taiwan are developed countries, so people don't need to speak english fluently, just basic is enough for them, Actually, they don't even need to speak english.

Even the celebrities and most of the people from Europe can't even speak English.







know what? i reviewed her statement and i don't think that her english is very bad, save from the thread's title (which is quite, nvm)..
her grammar is almost perfect--the only mistakes are her punctuation marks which i think are quite intentional like the: "dont", "cant" and periods and commas..but other than that her grammar is pretty okay..i'm not saying it's perfect, though but look again, and the only things missing are the punctuation marks, apostrophes and hmmm..guess that's it...

and for your 2nd paragraph...yeah, s.korea, japan and taiwan are developed countries but this is now a globalizing world. even super-developed countries like them needs to learn the universal language, which is english, to compete in this ever-growing capitalist global economy..in our country, the Philippines, there are A LOT of koreans, japanese and chinese students and even professionals who reside her just to learn ENGLISH..they enroll in universities just to learn that..whew! (as of now, i have many korean friends who are in dire need to learn because they say that to have a good career in korea, they need TO BE FLUENT in English..

for your third paragraph/statement.........that's a trivia....hehe..thanks for saying..



mistakes on her topic line.

Filipinos can speak english but Most of them have bad grammer and pronunciation.
For korean, chinese, japanese students, Philippines is the cheapest country than their own country, to learn English.

people from developed countries have realized about the importance of english language, but still, people are conservative.





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For asia, english is hard. Trust me, i was born in america but my parents only spoke chinese. from preschool-2nd grade i had a very hard time grasping the english language because my parents couldn't speak it or help me with it. Eventually I caught up in the middle of 2nd/3rd grade, and finally got out of the english as a second language class they put me in.

japanese tend to not be able to pronounce Ls but instead pronounce them like Rs. Chinese can't pronounce the P/TH/V sounds very well either because they don't exist in the chinese language. Also, chinese is a very tonal language rather than sound oriented. i don't know much about korean. ^^;
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I agree. The better way to learn is to go to the country and speak with the people arround. I'm in spain at the moment to learn more spanish. I must said that learning at school is so different from speaking in an "Everyday" context...

Moreover, i think it's important when you go somewhere to learn a few words in the country's language. People are always happy when you try hard to speak their language. Some of the english speakers forgot about that. When they go somewhere they usually think that it's natural to speak english because it's a universal language and don't do any effort.
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Posted 8/19/08

misspsycho wrote:


schimazo wrote:


greeniie27 wrote:

well i just can't seem to know why many actors and singers in Korea or even Taiwan actors cant seem to speak properly in english once i saw my Favourite singer win an award and he just made a fool of himself by just speaking in English ....>for example the guys in Super Junior i love them to the max , their songs are nice and all but once they speak in English they turn really funny...


First of all, your english is really bad.

South Korea, Japan, Taiwan are developed countries, so people don't need to speak english fluently, just basic is enough for them, Actually, they don't even need to speak english.

Even the celebrities and most of the people from Europe can't even speak English.







know what? i reviewed her statement and i don't think that her english is very bad, save from the thread's title (which is quite, nvm)..
her grammar is almost perfect--the only mistakes are her punctuation marks which i think are quite intentional like the: "dont", "cant" and periods and commas..but other than that her grammar is pretty okay..i'm not saying it's perfect, though but look again, and the only things missing are the punctuation marks, apostrophes and hmmm..guess that's it...

and for your 2nd paragraph...yeah, s.korea, japan and taiwan are developed countries but this is now a globalizing world. even super-developed countries like them needs to learn the universal language, which is english, to compete in this ever-growing capitalist global economy..in our country, the Philippines, there are A LOT of koreans, japanese and chinese students and even professionals who reside her just to learn ENGLISH..they enroll in universities just to learn that..whew! (as of now, i have many korean friends who are in dire need to learn because they say that to have a good career in korea, they need TO BE FLUENT in English..

for your third paragraph/statement.........that's a trivia....hehe..thanks for saying..


well this is the mistake she made that i noticed when i read.

well i just can't seem to know why many actors and singers (either) in Korea (nor) Taiwan cant seem to speaking (proper) (English) once i saw my (Favorite) singer (won) an award and he made fool of himself by just speaking in English ....>for example the guys in Super Junior i love them to the max , their songs are nice and all but once they speak in English they turn really funny...
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not at all!!! it's quite easy!

@least for me!
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wishy wrote:

For asia, english is hard. Trust me, i was born in america but my parents only spoke chinese. from preschool-2nd grade i had a very hard time grasping the english language because my parents couldn't speak it or help me with it. Eventually I caught up in the middle of 2nd/3rd grade, and finally got out of the english as a second language class they put me in.

japanese tend to not be able to pronounce Ls but instead pronounce them like Rs. Chinese can't pronounce the P/TH/V sounds very well either because they don't exist in the chinese language. Also, chinese is a very tonal language rather than sound oriented. i don't know much about korean. ^^;



yeah i also notice that...japanese tend to pronounce the Ls like Rs. Example: in One Pound Gospel, Kuosaku (kazuya kamenashi) said "Sister Angera" instead of "Sister Angela", and in Pride, the lead actress said "Haru" instead of "Halu".....the Japanese language is easier to learn compared to Chinese and Korean, though...
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they're just not used to it.
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24 / F / thats a secret!!!...
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it depends on ur accent. if ure accent is really thick and different from english then its hard to speak it well
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well i live here in philippines but that doesn't mean that i'm confident about my english skills.... it's still hard for me to speak fluently as i have no one to practice it with..... mainly because we speak our native dialect that i think that when i speak english, i tend to speak it differently, not like the americans when they speak english....
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Posted 8/19/08

greeniie27 wrote:

well i just can't seem to know why many actors and singers in Korea or even Taiwan actors cant seem to speak properly in english once i saw my Favourite singer win an award and he just made a fool of himself by just speaking in English ....>for example the guys in Super Junior i love them to the max , their songs are nice and all but once they speak in English they turn really funny...


i think they can't pronounce or speak english that much because they do really value their language and also because of their intonation.. unlike the other countries they easily adopt the foreign languages without thinking that their not putting justice on their languages..

i really adore japanese, taiwanese, korean, chinese and other countries(not being particular) because they do value on their language..

just an OPINION..

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yeah it's hard but i am lucky to learn it a long time ago ^ ^
i can speak english, chinese, tagalog and some french and japanese.
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I just dun like the vocabulary and grammar,other then that structure isn't that bad.
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24 / F / At Home
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Every language is hard!
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yeah, definitely hard but actually its too easy when your familiar with it hahaha

just cant keep up with the flow of words so its kinda messy at times
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That's being unfair.
If you were to try to speak in Korean or Japanese or Swahili after very little training, would you be fluent? Would your pronunication be spot on, your grammar impeccable or your fluency great? Maybe you would, but I definately wouldn't. Then it'd be their turn to comment on how I can't speak their native language properly.

Things take time to learn and master, especially skills and languages. The older you are, the harder it is to learn a new language. Give them a break.
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