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Old 12-31-18, 09:51 AM
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I need advice in speaking English

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I have a problem, when someone talk in English with me, I can understand what s/he say, but I can not talk to him/her in English, I forgot all words and got mistaken in grammar, what should I do??
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Old 12-31-18, 10:17 AM
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Sorry, that's lost on me... I don't understand what you're saying.

Spoiler:
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Old 12-31-18, 10:27 AM
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Having grammar problems may affect your ability to sell whatever product you're trying to hawk here.
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English lesson number one: NO SOLICITING.
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You type English just fine. Me getty you meaning.
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Whenever I donít know how to do something I try to learn it. Taking lessons can help.
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Old 12-31-18, 11:22 AM
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Sorry, that's lost on me... I don't understand what you're saying.

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Completely stolen from Kids in the Hall who did 10000x better. Pegg is a hack.

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Old 12-31-18, 11:49 AM
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I'm a huge KITH fan, and have seen them at least 3 times, live, as well as a Mark McKinney solo show.

But I disagree that their version of this is 10000x better. They each had their take on the same premise, and while I thought they were both great, I prefer the Big Train sketch. Considering your dislike of Simon Pegg, you probably haven't watched Big Train. It's a very funny show, with a great ensemble of UK comics.
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I'm a huge KITH fan, and have seen them at least 3 times, live, as well as a Mark McKinney solo show.

But I disagree that their version of this is 10000x better. They each had their take on the same premise, and while I thought they were both great, I prefer the Big Train sketch. Considering your dislike of Simon Pegg, you probably haven't watched Big Train. It's a very funny show, with a great ensemble of UK comics.
Their take? No, it's completely lifted.
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Old 12-31-18, 12:11 PM
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I suggest purchasing a phrase book from whatever your native language is (probably Hungarian) to English.

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Someone ban this missgendering jerk. It’s “xhe” and “xer”.

This thread is a hate crime.
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Their take? No, it's completely lifted.
Yeah, word for word...
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I suggest purchasing a phrase book from whatever your native language is (probably Hungarian) to English.

Remembering this important English phrase should help get you through most conversations:

"My hovercraft is full of eels".

Now you're golden!
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Old 12-31-18, 03:18 PM
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Yeah, word for word...
Led Zeppelin wants to know if you are available to serve on the jury for the Taurus/Stairway trial.
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They're all thieves. L. Frank Baum did it first in 1904's The Marvelous Land of Oz.

“Where on earth did you come from, and how do you happen to be alive?"

"I beg your Majesty's pardon," returned the Pumpkinhead; "but I do not understand you."

"What don't you understand?" asked the Scarecrow.

"Why, I don't understand your language. You see, I came from the Country of the Gillikins, so that I am a foreigner."

"Ah, to be sure!" exclaimed the Scarecrow. "I myself speak the language of the Munchkins, which is also the language of the Emerald City. But you, I suppose, speak the language of the Pumpkinheads?"

"Exactly so, your Majesty," replied the other, bowing; "so it will be impossible for us to understand one another."

"That is unfortunate, certainly," said the Scarecrow, thoughtfully. "We must have an interpreter."

"What is an interpreter?" asked Jack.

"A person who understands both my language and your own. When I say anything, the interpreter can tell you what I mean; and when you say anything the interpreter can tell me what you mean. For the interpreter can speak both languages as well as understand them."

“That is certainly clever," said Jack, greatly pleased at finding so simple a way out of the difficulty.

So the Scarecrow commanded the Soldier with the Green Whiskers to search among his people until he found one who understood the language of the Gillikins as well as the language of the Emerald City, and to bring that person to him at once.

When the Soldier had departed the Scarecrow said: "Won't you take a chair while we are waiting?"

"Your Majesty forgets that I cannot understand you," replied the Pumpkinhead. "If you wish me to sit down you must make a sign for me to do so.”
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They're all thieves. L. Frank Baum did it first in 1904's The Marvelous Land of Oz.



Yeah, I figured the idea had been used previously (as is typical in comedy), but didn't know any particular instances.

Thanks for that reference!
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I haven't read that book since I was fifteen. I need to re-read it! Project Gutenberg, here I come!
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If we only had a brain? Yeah, sounds about right.
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Hi everybody
I have a problem, when someone talk in English with me, I can understand what s/he say, but I can not talk to him/her in English, I forgot all words and got mistaken in grammar, what should I do??
Just speak louder and slower.
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Old 12-31-18, 08:25 PM
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Having grammar problems may affect your ability to sell whatever product you're trying to hawk here.
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Old 01-02-19, 07:50 AM
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Completely stolen from Kids in the Hall who did 10000x better. Pegg is a hack.

Really? I found the Big Train version very funny but I found the KITH version cringe worthy.

Don't know where you get Pegg is a hack either. Each to their own.
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Just speak louder and slower.
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