jumpintothefog wrote:
Hey! I've got more of a request. I was wondering if either you or your followers (or both! :p ) Could suggest me music groups who sing in French, Italian, Portugese, Finnish, Arab, Swedish, Hungarian, Polish---- to make it short, any language besides Spanish, English, Korean and Japanese? :) I want to fill my iTunes library with more languages and I know I can look on lastfm or youtube, but I'd rather hear recommendations. I don't really care about the genre either :) Merci beaucoup!

polyglotproblems:

I’m just going to go through my iTunes library and list off the bands I have that qualify. Other admins go ahead and add more, because my list won’t be very long, and followers feel free to suggest some more!

French:


German: 

Finnish: 

Hungarian
Polish 
Swedish
Icelandic: 

Portuguese *watch me get la crème de la crème of my iTunes.*


Italian

Norwegian

Russian: 

  • Света
  • Юлия Савичева
  • Инфинити
  • Анна Седокова
  • Дима Билан
  • Витас (operatic pop)
  • Дельфин
  • Мишины Дельфины

Serbian:

Dutch/Flemish:


    That’s all I have in my library so far, and I can provide links to good songs if you so desire. :)
    *About the Portuguese Spam… you’ve created a monster.*

    OTHERMODS AND FOLLOWERS, GO! 

    whosaprettypolyglot:

    What do you mean I was away for two whole weeks and Duolingo STILL hasn’t released Irish

    please-gumanddollar:

    A tip to mastering the sounds of Æ, Ø, and Å
    Early Comback = Ørly cÅmbÆck :) 

    kanjioftheday05:

    July 20, 2014

    Japanese Romaji: toki / shuro
    Japanese Meaning: Japanese crested ibis (Nipponia nippon) / crested ibis

    Parts:
    shu(ake, aka, su) - cinnabar / vermilion / vermillion / scarlet / red / crimson / blood / bloody / slightly-orange red / red-containing colour (e.g. brown, pink,…

    kirstiesjapaneselessons:

    14番(じゅうよんばん/juuyonban)number fourteen
    家(いえ/ie)house
    の(no)’s (e.g. Kirstie’s)/of
    項目(こうもく/koumoku)item

    洗面器(せんめんき/senmenki)basin
    風呂(ふろ/furo)bath
    バスルーム(basuruumu)bathroom
    ベッド(beddo)bed
    寝室(しんしつ/shinshitsu)bedroom
    ベンチ(benchi)bench
    毛布(もうふ/moufu)blanket
    椅子(いす/isu)chair

    allaboutchinese:

动物 Animal

    allaboutchinese:

    动物 Animal

    A-Level French Resources/Advice

    allthelanguages:

    Reading

    Listening

    • you didn’t hear this from me but torrenting is A++++. Torrent several seasons of something you won’t get bored of, something marathonable (Simpons, Futurama, Adventure Time..silly cartoons for me) and just sit for hours watching. They speak at natural speed so after a few weeks of this I promise you the listening section of the exam (even the A2 exam) will feel frustratingly slow.
    • If you have sky, channel 799 is in French
    • French vloggers (i literally only know these two if anyone wants to point out more to me)
    • FRENCH MUSIC

    Writing/Grammar

    • this song comes to mind
    • get a penpal, keep a diary, write stories for fun, go on omegle with “french” tagged as one of your interests, annoy the fuck out of native speakers with attempts at chatting, don’t worry about sounding wrong or stupid just do ittt. 
    • buy shitty grammar workbooks and work through them
    • Never assume you know anything just because you “learned” it a few months ago. Constant revision. 
    • if you’re not sure of something, ASK. I might know, your teacher definitely does, there’s countless native speakers on tumblir willing to help etc
    • lang-8 is gr8
    • MEMRISE FOR VOCBULARY i will be so mad at you if you don’t join this website

    Speaking

    • find out if there’s any French-speaking au pairs in your area and befriend them. They’re probably lonely and confused and aside from helping you with your French and them with their English, you’ll likely become great friends
    • talk to yourself, narrate what you’re doing, sing along to songs, become accustomed to French coming out of your mouth

    This isn’t an exhaustive list because I’m lazy and I’ve already spent 20 minutes on this. May do a better one in future, but I hope this is helpful :) You may repay me in book trades and torrent links. 

    Life - 生活 shēng huó (Simplified Mandarin)

    chinesephrasebook:

    afterthought-linguist:

    Birthday - 生日shēng rì
    Family - 家庭 jiā tíng
    Friend - 朋友 péng you
    Memory - 记忆 jì yì
    Milestone - 里程碑 lǐ chéng bēi
    Obstacle - 障碍 zhàng’ài
    to age (become older) - 变老biàn lǎo
    to be born - 诞生 dàn shēng
    to change - 变化 biàn huà
    to experience - 经验 jīng yàn
    to live - 居住 jū zhù
    to love - 爱 ài
    to remember - 想起 xiǎng qǐ
    to struggle - 拼搏 pīn bó

    Awesome vocab!

    mapsontheweb:

    Evolution of the most popular First Names in France along the years - boys (top) and girls (bottom)