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    Reasons Why The English Language Is Hard To Learn

    1. The bandage was wound around the wound.
    2. The farm was used to produce produce.
    3. The dump was so full that it had to refuse more refuse.
    4. We must polish the Polish furniture.
    5. He could lead if he would get the lead out.
    6. The soldier decided to desert his dessert in the desert.
    7. Since there is no time like the present, he thought it was time to present the present.
    8. A bass was painted on the head of the bass drum.
    9. When shot at, the dove dove into the bushes.
    10. I did not object to the object.
    11. The insurance was invalid for the invalid.
    12. There was a row among the oarsmen about how to row.
    13. They were too close to the door to close it.
    14. The buck does funny things when the does are present.
    15. A seamstress and a sewer fell down into a sewer line.
    16. To help with planting, the farmer taught his sow to sow.
    17. The wind was too strong to wind the sail.
    18. After a number of injection! s my jaw got number.
    19. Upon seeing the tear in the painting I shed a tear.
    20. I had to subject the subject to a series of tests.
    21. How can I intimate this to my most intimate friend?

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    Pshaw. Homophones don't make a language hard to learn. At least not on English's scale.

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    But that's just vocab. Or even more like just pronunciation. English grammar itself is not that hard to learn.
    Свет
    С утра запутается в шторах и цветах,
    Которые ты забываешь поливать.
    Тебя не радуют весна и пение птах,
    Ведь снова ты должна любовь свою порвать,
    Ведь снова ты должна...

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    I'm Russian to Finnish my Turkey because Siam Hungary.

    MORE POINTLESS DIALOGUE
    -Did Uganda at those hot chicks in the shower? Kenya show me the footage?
    -Iran out of film!
    -Norway, man?
    -Yemen. Sorry. But Romania, and I'll own-Lybia Qatar of an hour with tape from last time.
    -Wow. Jamaica copy for me?
    -No. Uruguay guy, aren't you?
    -No. I did Djibouti-full girlfriend last night, actually.
    -Oman, Europe pain in the ass.
    -Sorry.
    -Phucket, let's go home.

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    :P Guys!!! You forgot the funniest ever! Take a look :

    He didn t go to the movies he HAD HAD a difficult examination on the previuos day and was tired.

    When I show HAD HAD to people who teach my mother tongue, they speed to gag! But... I agree that identical words don t muddle the learnning af a language at all ( mainly if the native language has a vast vocabulary, just like mine ). In the beggining it s hard to bear ( fiddling the dictionary ten times ) ( GET for this, GET for that, GET for nothing apparently, because sometimes it has no translation ) but after some time learners get ( not intended ) very much acquainted to the identical words.


    I am studying Russian and the lexican is much vaster and the meanings much more peculiar than in English. So sometimes I miss the moments I needed to look up on the dictinary twice/thrice for the same entry.
    One more thing: the verbs TO DO/TO MAKE are very confusing for some learners, too. But not in Russian.

    See you, guys, buy. Ops! By! Ops, again, bye !!!

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    So sometimes I miss the moments I needed to look up on the dictinary twice/thrice for the same entry.
    Heh heh heh. You just wait, old Andy-boy, you just wait. Heh heh heh. Heh heh heh. HEH! HEH! HEH! HEHEHEHEHEHEHEH! HEHEHEHEHEHEHEHEHEH!

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    and to carry on the list, if I may:
    22. He took a minute to look at the minute organism under the microscope.
    23. She was content with the content of the report.
    24. They were entranced by the grand entrance.
    25. He moped about having his moped stolen.
    26. He made a bow to the archer with the best bow.
    27. After chopping different logs with different axes, he plotted the results on appropriate axes.
    28. The little boy was consoled about the loss of his games console.
    29. He was incensed about the burning incense.
    30. He decided to record the song on a vinyl record.
    31. He left the disgusting, dingy cabin and went sailing on the lake in the dingy.

    That'll do for now
    "Музыка, всюду музыка.
    Линия перегружена.
    Пространство между нами сжимается.
    Все, что можно уже нарушено."
    -- "Пространство между нами" by Ядерный сок

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    The hospital was sued by 7 foot doctors.

    Lack of brains hindered research.

    Larger test group needed for obesity study.

    Deaf person attended hearing.
    Какая разница, умереть богатым или бедным?

    Какой толк от богатства если ты не счастлив.

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    I often pay out English's spelling-to-spoken flaws, but there's no doubt it's a great language to play with. A poet's language, I've always thought . Though, I'm not good enough in any other language to gauge their poetic lendings. But, English certainly is a barrel of playful monkeys!


    You know, why don't I ask?!! Anyone who is competent enough in a non-English language to know, are other languages equally versatile to play tricks with?

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    Quote Originally Posted by brett
    Anyone who is competent enough in a non-English language to know, are other languages equally versatile to play tricks with?
    All languages are versatile enough to play tricks with. As for "equally versatile" - there's no way of gauging that.
    Show yourself - destroy our fears - release your mask

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    Russian is the hardest language to learn because look.

    Давайте петь
    and then
    давайте, за родину!

    better give up now.
    Вот это да, я так люблю себя. И сегодня я люблю себя, ещё больше чем вчера, а завтра я буду любить себя to ещё больше чем сегодня. Тем что происходит,я вполне доволен!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dogboy182
    Russian is the hardest language to learn because look.

    Давайте петь
    and then
    давайте, за родину!
    We Russians usually say "давайте пить" before "давайте, за Родину" and only after a few drinks we say "давайте петь".

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    Хочешь петь, пей!
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    Changes to the English Language
    The European Commission has just announced an agreement whereby English will be the official language of the European Union rather than German, which was the other possibility. As part of the negotiations, Her Majesty's Government conceded that English spelling had some room for improvement and has accepted a 5-year phase-in plan that would be known as "Euro-English".

    In the first year, 's' will replace the soft 'c'. Sertainly,this will make the sivil servants jump with joy. The hard 'c' will be dropped in favor of the 'k'. This should klear up konfusion and keyboards kan have one less letter.

    There will be growing publik enthusiasm in the sekond year when the troublesome 'ph' will be replased with the 'f'. This will make words like 'fotograf' 20% shorter!

    In the 3rd year, publik akseptanse of the new spelling kan be expected to reach the stage where more komplikated changes are possible. Governments will enkorage the removal of double leters which have always ben a deterent to akurate speling. Also, al wil agre that the horible mes of the silent 'e' in the languag is disgrasful and it should go away.

    By the 4th year, peopl wil be reseptiv to steps such as replasing 'th' with 'z' and 'w' wiz 'v'. During ze fifz year ze unesesary 'o' kan be dropd from vords kontaining 'ou' and similar changes vud of kurs be aplid to ozer kombinations of leters.

    After ze fifz yer ve vil hav a rali sensibl ritn styl. Zer vil be no mor trubl or difikultis and evriun vil find it ezi tu undrstand ech ozer.

    Zen Z Drem Vil Finali Kum Tru!
    «И всё, что сейчас происходит внутре — тоже является частью вселенной».

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