wahh guys I know I’m lagging but I have a couple more tests to take this week and after that I have some posts about French planned and if there’s anything else you want leave me some requests and I’ll try to fulfill them when my exams are done <3
Meu professor de português falou pra mim que ele quer que eu fale com meus amigos sobre a gíria do Brasil e/ou Portugal. Se vocês podem me ajudar, eu seria muito grata! :)
Só gostaria saber de onde você é e as definições da palavra (em inglês ou português, não importa).
Podem responder aqui?
This is kind of embarrassing but if you want to know 50 random facts about me, then you can watch this :P but 1/3 of the answers are in Portuguese and the other 1/3 in Spanish. (other 1/3 in English)
But if you don’t know any of Spanish or Portuguese, I have the facts listed in the description box so you can try translating it :P just for fun.
Anonymous asked: so I just found your blog and was wondering how you learned to speak Japanese. I've been trying to learn it as a second language (my first is english)
My grandma is Japanese so when I started talking as a kid I was bilingual. So I didn’t really have to work for it :P
thatswhaticallnonsense asked: 8. Your favourite word in your second language(if you know one). I’m still trying to figure this out *-* ---- Did you ever tried to understand the meaning of "saudade" in portuguese?
My order of languages is as follows: English & Japanese (first languages), Spanish, Portuguese.
I don’t know if Japanese or Spanish would be considered my “second language” but I haven’t found a word I like in my first 3 languages.
For some reason I like the word “você” in Portuguese as simple as it is. I wrote about it here.
And about saudade—-I think everyone has felt it before or is capable of feeling it, some languages (like English) just don’t have an equivalent word to describe that feeling. Feelings are universal (in my opinion). I think the only way for me to understand the meaning of it would be to feel it, and though I might not be able to define “saudade” with words, it’s a word that can be described better when felt.
Anonymous asked: As a foreigner and currently learning both languages, could you try to explain why, for the portuguese speakers, is so easy to understand Spanish, but to spanish speakers is hard to understand portuguese?
It’s easier for Portuguese speakers to understand Spanish because Portuguese has sounds in Spanish + extra.
For example, if you know only Spanish and listen to Portuguese, you’re not going to understand as much because Spanish is lacking some of the sounds that Portuguese has.
Learning Spanish first then going onto Portuguese, you’re going to have to expand the range of sounds you make when speaking, but if you learn Portuguese first and go to Spanish, you’re reducing the range of sounds you make when speaking.
Sorry that I was kind of poorly explained, I can’t explain it linguistically but I hope you get the idea. :)
raincium asked: A bit late to the party, but 11 and 15 too? :x
You’re never late to the party my dear, my doors are always open <3
11. A song you like in another language other than English: Nosso Pequeno Castelo - O Teatro Mágico I know you don’t know Portuguese though, I think it sounds nice :)
15. Short intro of myself in another language other than English: Oi, meu nome é Elica e moro nos estados unidos na Califórnia. Eu não vejo a hora de sair daqui porque eu quero viajar pelo mundo e prefiro outros países. Agora na universidade, eu estou estudando o espanhol e o português. Amo as línguas. kkkk
in-parchim-gibts-ne-polizei-ja asked: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 12, and 13
1. Your native language: English and Japanese
2. Which languages you know: English, Japanese, Spanish, Portuguese
3. Which languages you are learning or want to learn: I took Mandarin for 1 year and am studying French at the moment, I’d love to learn Russian and Hindi.
4. Does anyone in your family speak a language that you don’t? Nope.
5. Your favourite language to listen to. Brazilian Portuguese! :D
6. Your least favourite language to listen to. N/A, I think all languages can be beautiful :)
8. Your favourite word in your second language(if you know one). I’m still trying to figure this out *-*
12. If you could pick one language to learn automatically without having to work for it, which language would you choose? Mandarin
13. Have you ever seen a whole movie in a language you don’t understand? Mandarin. I studied it for 1 year but I only understood every 1,000 words.
Anonymous asked: 14
14. A language you like, but wouldn’t put the effort into learning: I think Russian is one of the most badass languages out there. I wouldn’t put effort into learning it now, but if I had more time and drive then I would!