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what influence does the language of English bring you ?   [Copy link] 中文

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Sallywrj Post time: 2017-2-8 21:38
English helps me with communicating with foreigners, and it also helps me to reach to sources that c ...

to feel the difference between two different kind of culture
The darkest hour is that before the dawn.

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dostoevskydr Post time: 2017-2-5 17:43
" Any language has the ability to be vague or specific.Culturally, language use might sh ...

But it is true that Chinese lacks sharpness, precision, definition. It is a repetitive language in which you keep hearing the same sounds albeit with different meanings. This is called "homophony", and it makes learning the lingo so hard even though the grammar is so simple.

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Maxwell996 Post time: 2017-2-6 22:01
I am a layman in German,

Your Google translator might render this as "ich bin ein liegender Mann"

The correct translation, however, is: "Ich bin ein Laie."

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1105852048 Post time: 2017-2-7 03:51
Fiscal = Steurerliches

Secretary of State = Aussenminister

I am not exactly convinced these translations are correct; there is a German "Staatssekretär", and the Neue Zürcher Zeitung usually gives "secretary of state" as "Unterstaatssekretär".

No, as linguists at the beginning of the 20th century used to say: "A word's meaning is arbitrary".For example Ferdinand de Saussure.

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seneca Post time: 2017-2-11 22:16
Your Google translator might render this as "ich bin ein liegender Mann"

The correct transla ...

Iein ur nurf weet

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seneca Post time: 2017-2-11 22:16
Your Google translator might render this as "ich bin ein liegender Mann"

The correct transla ...

Google occasionally comes up with some hilarious translations.

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Well, it makes me fail a class about it.

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