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([personal profile] dieewigenacht Jun. 12th, 2010 01:55 pm)
Anyone knows a good way to practice my italian? I know I'm going to forget a lot of things if I don't practice it until I get back to classes, and it has been hard enough already.
(Well, it hasn't been that hard, but it has taken a lot of time and effort, so I'd like not to forget what I've learned.
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From: [personal profile] valtyr

Bother Dorky? I understand she speaks pretty good Italian.

From: [identity profile] dieewigenacht.livejournal.com

Well, let's see how it works.
My Italian isn't that bad, there are a lot of similar things with the spanish language. I just need to improve my vocabulary and learn the conjugations, which is what causes me problems in the first place.

From: [identity profile] cursor-mundi.livejournal.com

I've kept mine from utterly decaying through several methods--first was getting totally fluent, and that takes effort to erase. But now I maintain with news and pop culture magazines, music, films, and fan fiction. There are some Italian fan fiction web sites out there! Also, I've got a fair number of novels, comics, etc. from when I lived in Italy, so I whip them out now and again.

But my written Italian? Probably pretty poor by now. Reading and listening comprehension are pretty high, still, but I have no doubt that if I had to suddenly write a paper in Italian it would be painful, and full of English grammatical structures.

From: [identity profile] dieewigenacht.livejournal.com

Well, I'll give it a shot at the magazines and films. Music...Now that I think about it, I think it's the reason I'm learning Italian in first place XD.
Could you share those fanfic sites? That will be helpful.

From: [identity profile] arileo.livejournal.com

My suggestion is to try finding Italian subs/dubs of TV shows or movies you've already seen. I've found when you already know what they're supposed to be saying, it's easier to make the connection. Also, I've been told trying to think in whatever language you're learning helps.

From: [identity profile] dieewigenacht.livejournal.com

I haven't find anything yet. I'll keep trying.
It'll have to be italian dub though, 'cause the subs won't work that well, I'll be listening to a different language.

Maybe dub and close caption? That would work.


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