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Help me be francophone again

I need to return to my French language oral fluency by mid-October. What are your best tips and tricks to resuscitate your language skills? Websites? Podcasts? Structured systems? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 7, 2014 - 10 answers

How can I talk with my friend about his dating life given our history?

I have a very good friend who I spend time with on a regular basis. In recent history (and maybe probably for the foreseeable future) he has been depressed about his dating life, so naturally, it is a subject that comes up and I discuss it with him. However, given our past history together, it's been a really hard subject for me to discuss with him and I would like some help navigating this from the hivemind. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 26, 2013 - 11 answers

The English Police Is Coming!! I Mean, Are Coming! Oh, Crap...

I've been living abroad for several years, and my proficiency in my native language seems to have taken a hit. Is this normal, and what should I do? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 19, 2013 - 14 answers

Accountant/Lawyer/Financial Adviser-Filter?

I recently found myself in the middle class with none of the financial acumen needed to handle money on this scale. To be specific, my most complicated financial transaction to date has been handing someone two hundred dollars in cash and riding off on his bike. I'd like to talk to someone knowledgeable about money about my financial goals and be told my options for achieving those goals. Do you know such a person in New York City or the nearby suburbs? The two specific goals I have in mind right now are saving for retirement and paying off a bunch of debts. A possible complication is that all of the debt is in my parents' name, so it might be nontrivial to structure the repayment so that, from a tax perspective, it doesn't look like I've just started giving my parents lots of money every year. Also, it would be better, though not strictly necessary, if this person could speak Chinese to my parents.
posted by anonymous on Sep 19, 2012 - 11 answers

How can I maintain and improve my Japanese translation skills?

I am a professional translator, Japanese to English. I work almost entirely in comics and novels, at home, alone. My Japanese language skills are atrophying, and I don't know what to do about it. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 15, 2011 - 25 answers

What do real editors do, anyhow?

Help me be a better editor... for my wife. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 15, 2011 - 16 answers

senseless rules

How do I deal with a basically useless rule that I am supposed to enforce (at work)? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 7, 2011 - 25 answers

How to study Latin and Greek more effectively?

Hey MeFites: I'm studying Latin and Greek at a university and starting to feel overwhelmed. Help me study more effectively! [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 29, 2011 - 19 answers

Hi, I'm anon. Am I a philistine?

Do you honestly enjoy reading free verse? Can you explain to me why I should enjoy it, too? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 24, 2011 - 27 answers

Need Some Help with the Hidden Love Language YOU Learned Decades Ago ...

I'm a straight man in his mid-thirties who is pretty much about to enter the "dating scene" for the first time. I'm fairly skilled with reading people's emotions, but thanks to the blank slate when it comes to romance and dating, I am utterly colorblind when it comes to romance. I can't recognize a thing about it yet. Seriously, you guys have your own little language that's been secondhand to you for decades now. What the hell do I do to learn it? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 30, 2011 - 34 answers

You can call me Ray. And you can call me J. And you can call me Ray J...

Can I start going by a different name when there's no need to? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 23, 2010 - 26 answers

My poor English ability will continue to hold me back professionally and life in general if I don't find a way to improve it.

Poor English is holding my American Dream hostage. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 1, 2010 - 58 answers

Body language---cupping hands under another's elbows?

body language--placing hands under another's elbows [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 30, 2010 - 38 answers

Why am I having speech problems?

I seem to be having some speech/language problems. What could be causing them, and should I be concerned? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 5, 2010 - 22 answers

Yeah once I ordered coffee in Chile in French, but it sounded right at the time.

I'm very seriously considering the foreign service, but I've never been any good at languages. Will I likely be able to learn a language, with the intense training the Foreign Service provides, without a natural apptitude for languages? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 18, 2009 - 7 answers

Dating Across a Language Barrier

Dating Across a Language Barrier: Can you share success stories and advice about relationships where you and your partner primarily spoke different languages? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 7, 2009 - 13 answers

Most likely relocating to Iraqi Kurdistan. What do I need to know?

Most likely relocating to Iraqi Kurdistan. What do I need to know? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 4, 2009 - 4 answers

Viva la Revolution?

IRAN ELECTION FILTER: I am looking to create a few web pages to mirror some information back in to Iran. What editor should I use that will recognize Arabic script and what tags do I need to use to define the language when writing the HTML? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 17, 2009 - 5 answers

ana ma barif 'arabee

Arabic, but not MSA: Do you know of a decent one-week crash course in Egyptian colloquial in Cairo or Alexandria? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 2, 2009 - 3 answers

In love 20+ times in your life?

My wife says she has been in love over twenty times in her life. (she is thirty years old) Is this possible? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 10, 2009 - 39 answers

You say potato, I say ジャガイモ.

My wife and I speak different languages. Is this gonna be a problem? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 21, 2008 - 23 answers

Excel, talk to me in Numbers, not Korean!

Excel Language Issue: Why is it speaking Korean when I want English numbers? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 29, 2008 - 1 answer

How do i get better at pronouncing r's and l's

My pronunciation of r's and l's is the same - for example, I pronounce lot and rot the same. English is my first (and only) language. When listening, i have no problems distinguishing between the two. No problems with writing either. Only with pronunciation. How do I become better at pronouncing those sounds? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 16, 2008 - 12 answers

How to speak when I already know the language.

How do I learn to speak a language I already (sort of) know? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 30, 2008 - 17 answers

What language for my psychotherapy?

What language for my psychotherapy? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 3, 2008 - 9 answers

Russian narcotics terminology.

Russian narcotics terminology translation help, please. NSFW. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 19, 2007 - 5 answers

Did my uncle have a stroke?

Did my uncle have a stroke? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 1, 2007 - 12 answers

Books with English words but foreign syntax?

Are there any books for learning a foreign language, that are written with English words but in the syntax and structure of the foreign language? Example: "When one this sentence into the German translate wanted, would one the fact exploit, that the word order and the punctuation already with the German conventions agree." [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 8, 2005 - 14 answers

Love letter in Portuguese

PortugueseFilter: So there is this smoking hot Brazilian in my writing discussion... [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 5, 2005 - 34 answers

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