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Posted 8/19/08
idk, too, cuz like i know two languages but i dont have an accent or anything and im learning a new language but i dont have an accxent when speaking , so idk why its so hard for people to speak english as a second language
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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...


Well why don't YOU try and speak a language you aren't as familiar with? Perhaps then you will realize the stupidity of your own question.
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Posted 8/19/08
for me japanese peolpe are having the hardest time in speaking in english because:
first.~ the way they pronounced english words are very sharp. ex. blast- they say vrast/brast. something like that. they pronounced L as R.

second.~ the sentence structure is so different from theirs.

third.~we filipinos doesn't have hard time because some of our words are adapted from americans.

hehe. this is only my opinion.^^
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Posted 8/19/08
it actually depends on the person..no matter what race you are in as long as you're willing to speak english, you can learn it well..of course the accent can't be diminished coz of your mother language...but you can work on it if you are consistent to learn...oh and it also depends on the teacher..lolz..the better the teacher is, the better your enlglish will become..it's a direct proportionality relationship...heh heh..
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Posted 8/19/08 , edited 8/19/08
English is EASY if one is interested and when one was trained to learn it since five years of age.....
TIPS:
1. Practice the pronunciation of basic English words.
2. Better memorize and familiarize the s verb agreement rules.
3. Practice the spelling.
4. Use English in conversation inside your house even having arguments....that would be fun.
5. Read English manga, books or novels or watch dramas or anime with english title.

I'm a Filipino (with so many blood connections). Accent can be lessen or diminish just keep practicing and follow the above tips.
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Posted 8/19/08 , edited 8/19/08
this thread needs to be locked. lol

there's no /L/ sound in japanese. beginners can't pronounce 'ruler'
besides, you guys started out learning and speaking English long before SuperJunior was born.
if japanese have engrish, westerners have *i forgot the term, let me look that up, tada!:* eihongo

stay in taiwan and you'll learn chinese. let the superjuniors enroll in my academy. lol. i want to molest, errr. teach kyu hyun.
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Posted 8/19/08
well im an american, and i recognize that first off, english can be spoken with many dialects depending on where you're from. so i imagine that it would be harder to learn; esp. with all the slang mixed in; on top of homonyms, and synonyms. so, personally, i'm glad i don't have to have the pain of learning it. i'm currently an english major in college and i am taking a foreign language class, Japanese, which i am finding extremely hard to learn.

and on a random note, since japanese has no L sound, it'd be funny if your name was lorilei or something like that...lol
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Posted 8/19/08

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.







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Posted 8/19/08
Thats why they went in the Philippines to learn how to speak english... Why they dont need to learn how to speak english? People who dont want to learn how to speak english are ignorant...
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Posted 8/19/08
First of all, I would like to agree to some comments that English is an easy language...one of the easiest.. WHEN you learn it early as your second language...why can't we make a thread of the most difficult language in the world...what language will top it? For me, that will be Chinese...been trying to learn Chinese since I'm young...never succeed...I must be stupid coz I just couldn't finish studying the damn language...am only up to elementary...then there is Finnish, Russian, French, Spanish, Japanese, Korean, Swahili, etc.....when one doesn't want to learn English...it doesn't mean one is ignorant...it could mean that one is satisfied and can survive in one own's language...so why not? by the way...I speak: English, Tagalog, Hookien-Chinese and Finnish...but it doesn't mean that I am smart..it only means that in my present environment, I must speak these languages in order to survive.
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Posted 8/19/08
the english language can get complicated. its not like you can pick it up perfectly in a couple of months, at a level needed for work. i mean i live in the USA, and we still study english :D. if you have an understanding of the language structure i think it should be easier to learn...hehe...maybe its my "Linguistics-lover" point of view
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Posted 8/19/08

Ninouii wrote:

It's not because everybody have to speak english that is easy.
I think that it's been few years since the fact of speaking fluent english became a need in asian country like china, japan or korea. Even in Europe, it's really recent. So i understand that's many asian people don't speak english.
They are like everybody, they working so hard to learn well lol


Even Vietnam, kind of weird, we can speak French fluently but not English.
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Posted 8/19/08
IMO, it is difficult to speak English or any other language that you don't use at home
it is where you first learn how to speak and...
how do you think babies or toddlers understand their parents?

By the way, i'm just curious if do you also learn some Japanese words from watching J-drama? its for the non-Japanese speaking guys, like me
i kinda learned a few words from what i watch. for example:
(sorry for the incorrect spelling ) chotto matte = wait, gambatte = good luck, okaeri = welcome home, etc.
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Posted 8/19/08

poheijo wrote:

First of all, I would like to agree to some comments that English is an easy language...one of the easiest.. WHEN you learn it early as your second language...why can't we make a thread of the most difficult language in the world...what language will top it? For me, that will be Chinese...been trying to learn Chinese since I'm young...never succeed...I must be stupid coz I just couldn't finish studying the damn language...am only up to elementary...then there is Finnish, Russian, French, Spanish, Japanese, Korean, Swahili, etc.....when one doesn't want to learn English...it doesn't mean one is ignorant...it could mean that one is satisfied and can survive in one own's language...so why not? by the way...I speak: English, Tagalog, Hookien-Chinese and Finnish...but it doesn't mean that I am smart..it only means that in my present environment, I must speak these languages in order to survive.


Well the Chinese have over 20,000 characters so I don't blame you to not finish it.
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Posted 8/19/08

brickyboo711 wrote:

well im an american, and i recognize that first off, english can be spoken with many dialects depending on where you're from. so i imagine that it would be harder to learn; esp. with all the slang mixed in; on top of homonyms, and synonyms. so, personally, i'm glad i don't have to have the pain of learning it. i'm currently an english major in college and i am taking a foreign language class, Japanese, which i am finding extremely hard to learn.

and on a random note, since japanese has no L sound, it'd be funny if your name was lorilei or something like that...lol


hehehe... then, how can they pronounce the "L" in L: change the world???
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