Tuesday, 24 December 2013

Merry Christmas!!!

This time in Portuguese....Merry Christmas everyone!!!


Calor no inverno
É Natal
Um momento de sossego
É Natal
Tempo de amor e esperança
É Natal
Quando somos juntos
É Natal
Quando recebemos as prendas de coração
É Natal
Cara brilhando com sorriso
É Natal
Quando somos melhores
É Natal
Um momento mágico....
.....é Natal

Feliz Natal!
Que seja o tempo de amor, esperança e paz.
Que ninguém seja sozinho.
Que o Ano Novo seja melhor do que o anterior e que todos vossos desejos se realizem.

Wednesday, 30 October 2013

Videos - a new way of speaking about the language issues

Hi,

I dicided to post some video here. It is my first video, so forgive me if it is not consistent. You see I am not used to the camera. I apologise for the quality. I know it is not very good. I will try to work on it.

I hope you will like the idea. I plan to make more videos in different languages. I will try to deal with many issues that may interest you. 



video

Wednesday, 16 October 2013

Hebrew alphabet - part II

It is time for the next part of the hebrew alphabet. Like it was last time, I prepared for you the following four letters. Before we start, I would like to mention, that I have already learned the whole alphabet and started my journey with the vocabulary....or sort of. Of course, it is always hard at the beginning. You know the alphabet, but you get confused from time to time. 
After this short intro let's start:


Hey is pronounced like h in "home".



Vav pronounced like v in "van".



Zayin is pronounced z like in "zebra".



Chet is pronounced like h. But is glutteral like in German "Bach"




Tuesday, 8 October 2013

Language bucket list

The title may appear a little bit odd to you....Language bucket list?? How should I understand that? I know there exist something like a bucket list, but a language one? In today's post I will try to answer these questions and show you the outline of mine. Let's start with the title's explanation. Today I was thinking about so-called "Bucket lists". It is a personal list where you can find the things a person wants to do before he/she dies. I thought to myself why not create a separate list for languages. Although, of course, they may be included in a general bucket list.

Here's my list (without levels)
Attention: Some of those languages I already speak, but I want to improve them anyway. I have marked them with asterisk

1. English *
2. French *
3. Portuguese *
4. Spanish
5. Russian
6. Hebrew
7. Arabic
8. Finnish
9. Romanian
10. Catalan
11. Occitan
12. Swahili

This list of mine can get changed of course. I may add or take away some languages. Besides I do not want to learn each and every one at the same level. Possibly, I will only try some of them or will remember some basic, useful expressions.

Do you have your own list?

Wednesday, 2 October 2013

Portuguese and English classes

Hello everyone,

I am Agnieszka and I give classes of Portuguese via Skype. If you want to learn Portuguese (which is by the way a very beautiful language), feel free to contact me at: kin.agnieszka@gmail.com or agnieszka.kin5 (Skype).

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Witam wszystkich,

Mam na imię Agnieszka i udzielam lekcji języka portugalskiego przez Skype. Jeżeli chcielibyście nauczyć się tego pięknego języka, to piszcie na: kin.agnieszka@gmail.com lub agnieszka.kin5 (Skype).

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Olá todos,

Chamo-me Agnieszka e dou aulas de português via Skype. Se quisessem aprender esta língua bonita, não hesitem escrever: kin.agnieszka@gmail.com ou agnieszka.kin5 (Skype).


P.S. As you can see on my blog, there exists a possibility to learn English.

Monday, 30 September 2013

Hebrew - alphabet (part I)

Today I would like to show you first four letters of the hebrew alphabet. As you probably know it already, in Hebrew we write from right to left (as it is in Arabic) and the alphabet consists of consonants only. Beginners can mark the vowels under the consonants (in Hebrew vowels are pronounced - we need to link the consonants somehow.... to form a word). But while reading an original text you won't find them.

Let's start with the first letter of the hebrew alphabet. It is aleph/alef. You can see it below (it looks like that when printed). It is a silent letter. So it means we do not pronounce it.






The second letter is bet. It can be pronounced in two different ways as "b" or "v".





The third one is gimel. It is pronounced like "g". But it is a hard "g" like in "dog", "game".






And the last one, for today, is dalet. We pronounce it like "d".