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    Hee! You called me "akh!" I suppose that is normal in Arabic, but of course I'm not used to it...what about "Yaa khuuyi?" I've heard they only talk like that to each otehr when they're in the mosque though...

    il hamdu lilah.
    la, ana maa mitzawwaj, a9zab ya9ni. Laysh tas'al?
    9umri sitta9shar sana. ana at9allam il chinese.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pravit
    Hee! You called me "akh!" I suppose that is normal in Arabic, but of course I'm not used to it...what about "Yaa khuuyi?" .
    Yeah right, and they would hit you in the face if you said that to a Russian)))))
    Oh I can't answer properly yet, I havent' yet gotten a grip on my verbs)))
    Working on it though.
    I am trying to learn the colloquial jordanian variant, but I have a lot to learn still)))

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    I'm bored of Arabic...perhaps I should let Jas-Jas beat me and concentrate on Chinese. I have no reason to learn Arabic and I don't think I'm going to ever use it. But then again, I am probably never going to need to use Russian either...

    What if the Russian was a Muslim?

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    FYI, there are Russian Muslims in Russia.
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    Yeah, I know. I heard somewhere that Islam was the fastest growing religion in Russia, but of course, you can't believe everything you hear...

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    I heard Mormons and Evangelists are the fastest growing in Russia. Guess you really can't trust everything you hear.

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    At the end! You become bored of Arabic also! Now we concentrate ourselves on Chinese. Which competition I win, endly.
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    Errr...Arabic time has been cut down to speaking with my friend whenever I see him. I might bring along my book and work through some stuff with him, but if you beat me in Arabic, it's no big loss. It's all about Chinese now, baby!

    How did you get bored of Arabic after learning it only a couple days? I have been learning it for several months before deciding it was pointless to sit down with long vocabulary lists remembering words like "factory" and "foreman"(the book I have is targeted towards business travelers, I think) if I'm never really going to use Arabic. My interest in Arabic culture has also admittedly declined. It might just be a phase though, who knows, I might get interested in it again later.

    Which competition I win, endly.
    ??? I don't understand...increase coherency level by 1 point.

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    Которое соревнование я выиграю, конечно. And I've already explained the reason for my getting bored with Arabic so quickly. But of course also; when am I ever going to use it?
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    aaaaaah, how endearing is this youthful competitiveness
    allah 'a9lam

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    Competition is great! Without it, I wouldn't have been able to motivate myself to learn 15 new characters last night, even though I was already sleepy and had to get up early the next day. I would have also probably quit Arabic several months ago. Those 15 raised my character count to a nice round 150, by the way. There's gonna be some excitement now, buddy-boy!

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    Aha, got you there my Правичушенькашкюраник! I learnt 25! Now I'm at 85 characters and 100 words.
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    Gosh, jealousy is starting to bubble in my intrepid soul. Where are you learning this Chinese? I suppose I have to go and read the beginning of this thread

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    Garmonistka, please join up with us in learning Glorious Chinese language! I decided to learn Chinese as I am rather proud of my Chinese heritage, plus I have a large interest in China and perhaps living there someday. I am learning it from a course I picked up at the bookstore. It is rather good but a little short - I'm on lesson 23 of 30 and I only know around 200 or so words. It is called "Modern Chinese: A Basic Course" and written by the Faculty of Beijing University. I wanna get "Chinese Characters: A Genealogy and Dictionary" - zhongwen.com is the free online version of this, but I don't like going on the net every time I want to look up a word.

    As for Jasper, I think he started learning it because he wanted a fairly even competition with me, since I had started learning Arabic months before he could begin Although I don't know how even the competition is, as I can just walk over and ask my mother(who is fluent in Mandarin and Dae Jiu) how to say something correctly or the pronunciation of a certain character. Perhaps this will help level the playing field for you, Jasper: http://www.mandarintools.com/dimsum.html
    You can open up text files and websites in it. If you put your cursor over a character, it gives you pronuncation and meaning. You can convert everything to Pinyin(accent marks or numbers).

    Now then, if we competed in learning Norwegian, it might be a little more fair

    Pravit's current Norwegian vocabulary: 2
    1.Herr - Mr.
    2.Tusebbo - Name of a certain Norwegian cottage
    Heh heh heh! I'm ahead, hahhahha, I'm AHEAD!

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    ooooooooo ai chung quo

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    You know what? Let's compete in learning Dutch! "I heb eene tandarts notig", wasn't it? Whatever you've learn or say you're going to learn, you'll never speak any language as good as I do Dutch.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jasper May
    You know what? Let's compete in learning Dutch! "I heb eene tandarts notig", wasn't it? Whatever you've learn or say you're going to learn, you'll never speak any language as good as I do Dutch.
    Ooh, how cruel. That's sort of like saying "You're never going to learn to speak any language fluently." Just for that, I believe I am going to get a P.h.D. in Russian someday THEN what, buddy-boy?

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    Ain't I a stinker? But it's true, isn't it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by MasterAdmin
    FYI, there are Russian Muslims in Russia.
    yea! chechnya! ....

    w00t, i know 2 more norweigan words than pravit !

    Glug - alchoholic drink.
    smorgasbord - a bountiful plenty. Although we use this word in english too.

    I even know a saying in swedish ! thanks to my lovely V,

    Prutt med fart !
    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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    Ja Jasper en Pravit, laten we wedijveren op gebied van het Nederlands. Dan heb ik nog een heel kleine kans dat ik het van Jasper haal

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