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Your awful language

  1. Dec 16, 2005 #1
    how can i improve my en? you used so much slang in your conversations. i have trouble with grammar. and whenever i watch a en movie, i just get a few sentences of it.:redface: do your actors really talk en?:cry: what can i do?
     
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  3. Dec 16, 2005 #2

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    When don't use much slang on here, so it's not that bad.

    You can't criticize our language for using slang because the entire world uses slang.
     
  4. Dec 16, 2005 #3
    Yeah, english is a pretty crazy language. That's why I think America should change their offical language to binary.
     
  5. Dec 16, 2005 #4
    Jason:

    try to expand your horizone. i'm not talking about here, dear. although you use lots of slang here while you even don't notice it. but my main question is how i can learn your language and get the meaning of your slangs? one has to watch american popular movies and tv shows, know alot about your history and culture to understand a en native speaker. i know that's the same for any culture. i just want to know how i can improve my listening skills and stuff like that.
     
  6. Dec 16, 2005 #5

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    You could start by calling it English, unless what you really want to discuss is a problem using en and em dashes. If that's the case, read here:
    http://www.getitwriteonline.com/archive/091502.htm
     
  7. Dec 16, 2005 #6
    what's McDonald? as far as i know it's the name of a famous company or store. but i don't know what you mean by that?

    :confused:
     
  8. Dec 16, 2005 #7

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    What is en?
     
  9. Dec 16, 2005 #8
    En mean English! :surprised
     
  10. Dec 16, 2005 #9

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    haha no they don't. Its funny, the more english you learn, the less you would be able to understand of the conversations that occur on the street in the United States (this sentence is rather questionable in of itself!).
     
  11. Dec 16, 2005 #10

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    So French is Fr? :tongue:
     
  12. Dec 16, 2005 #11
    you mean you've never heard of it?:bugeye:
     
  13. Dec 16, 2005 #12

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    Here's a place you can learn quite a few English Idiom's
    Examples:
    I believe you and I are in the same boat
    how often does that happen? once in a blue moon
    that speaker was something, she brought down the house
    :grumpy: what's the matter, did you get up on the wrong side of the bed?
    Was out carousing again last night, well tomorrow I'm turning over a new leaf :approve:
     
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  15. Dec 16, 2005 #14

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    I have not heard of English being abbreviated as "en". When you are communicating in a foreign language it's best not to invent new abbreviations and slang. People have trouble understanding you. The word en has a specific meaning to me, and it is not "English".
     
  16. Dec 16, 2005 #15
    i though it was popular. you know it was easy to guess anyway. i said 'your awful language'. now you can understand poor people like me. i usually have to guess what others are telling me in English.
     
  17. Dec 16, 2005 #16
    America's offical languange isn't english it's American:approve:
     
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  18. Dec 17, 2005 #17

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    "Amrica"???? LEARN YOUR DAMN AMERICAN! :rofl: :rofl:
     
  19. Dec 17, 2005 #18

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    Slang and colloquialisms abound in English, as an American, I sometimes have trouble understanding a person from the United Kingdom. I've never heard of English being called en.
     
  20. Dec 17, 2005 #19

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    It's web-geek thing.. as part of a URL you will find
    example:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ (en - page in English)
    http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/ (fr - page in French)
    http://ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/ (ru - page in Russian)
     
  21. Dec 17, 2005 #20

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