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    how can I siplmly know and recite alot of vocabulary and idioms as well ?!

    Hello , my name 's AbdElrahman , u can call me Zod as a nickname , I've being trying to catch up with English as my second language for 2 or 2 and half years now , I watch dozens of movies , I play several video games , I record new vocabulary , but something I'm pretty sure it's missing , I just like having memorizing issues such as amnesia , Cant remember damn thing (sorry if it's an appropriate expression) and when that happens , I feel frustrated and quite upset . is there anybody can hook me up , you know , how I can know the basic vocabulary and the secondary ones .
    and if u can give me any tips so I can be fluent in English specially in the slang American .
    and how can I get a Native so he can gently practice English with me orally .

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    #2

    Re: how can I siplmly know and recite alot of vocabulary and idioms as well ?!

    Quote Originally Posted by ZOoOD View Post
    Hello , my name 's AbdElrahman , u can call me Zod as a nickname , I've being trying to catch up with English as my second language for 2 or 2 and half years now , I watch dozens of movies , I play several video games , I record new vocabulary , but something I'm pretty sure it's missing , I just like having memorizing issues such as amnesia , Cant remember damn thing (sorry if it's an appropriate expression) and when that happens , I feel frustrated and quite upset . is there anybody can hook me up , you know , how I can know the basic vocabulary and the secondary ones .
    and if u can give me any tips so I can be fluent in English specially in the slang American .
    and how can I get a Native so he can gently practice English with me orally .

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    (1) Welcome to usingenglish.com.

    (2) You have come to the right place. Whenever you have a question about

    any aspect of English, there is a particular forum here to help you.

    (3) If you post a question about grammar in the "Ask a Teacher" forum,

    excellent teachers will give you an accurate answer.

    (4) We non-teachers are currently allowed to give our opinions, but

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    NOT A TEACHER. If you do not want a non-teacher's opinion, do not

    read that post and go on to the next post.

    P.S. Here in the United States, some people are still not comfortable with

    that word "d - - -." About 50 years ago, I lost my temper and told a group of

    people to "shut your d - - - mouths." The boss warned me never to do that

    again. In 2011, the word "d - - -" is not considered so horrible, but I think that

    it is still not acceptable in polite society. Sometimes people use the word

    "darn" as a substitute. Recently I went to a store and discovered that I was one

    day late to buy something at a lower price. I was very disappointed and said to the

    clerk: "Darn it!" (I am so glad that I did not say "D - - - it!")

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    #3

    Re: how can I siplmly know and recite alot of vocabulary and idioms as well ?!

    P.S. Here in the United States, some people are still not comfortable with

    that word "d - - -." About 50 years ago, I lost my temper and told a group of

    people to "shut your d - - - mouths." The boss warned me never to do that

    again. In 2011, the word "d - - -" is not considered so horrible, but I think that

    it is still not acceptable in polite society. Sometimes people use the word

    "darn" as a substitute. Recently I went to a store and discovered that I was one

    day late to buy something at a lower price. I was very disappointed and said to the

    clerk: "Darn it!" (I am so glad that I did not say "D - - - it!")
    Actually since I've been watching a lot of Hollywood stuff I've got a lot of unsuitable words such as (Damn) and (F**k) and a lot a lot of them , and I'm trying to get rid of them , apparently I'm having harsh time with this , but anyway thanks for helping me out with this , but u got any proper or adequately (whatever the differences) solution about my other issues :)

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    Re: how can I siplmly know and recite alot of vocabulary and idioms as well ?!

    Quote Originally Posted by ZOoOD View Post
    Actually since I've been watching a lot of Hollywood stuff I've got a lot of unsuitable words such as (Damn) and (F**k) and a lot a lot of them , and I'm trying to get rid of them , apparently I'm having harsh time with this , but anyway thanks for helping me out with this , but u got any proper or adequately (whatever the differences) solution about my other issues :)

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    (1) Thank you for your kind note.

    (2) I am sure that as soon as more people wake up in different parts of the world

    (It's 6:23 a.m. here in California), they will give you some good advice.

    (3) I have noticed one thing: the teachers here get rather cross if posters

    use "u" for "you," and use commas for periods. If possible, you may wish to

    work on this matter.


    Best of luck!

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    Re: how can I siplmly know and recite alot of vocabulary and idioms as well ?!

    use "u" for "you," and use commas for periods. If possible, you may wish to

    work on this matter.


    Best of luck!
    could u specific more further ?

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    Re: how can I siplmly know and recite alot of vocabulary and idioms as well ?!

    Quote Originally Posted by ZOoOD View Post
    Hello , my name 's AbdElrahman , u can call me Zod as a nickname , I've being trying to catch up with English as my second language for 2 or 2 and half years now , I watch dozens of movies , I play several video games , I record new vocabulary , but something I'm pretty sure it's missing , I just like having memorizing issues such as amnesia , Cant remember damn thing (sorry if it's an appropriate expression) and when that happens , I feel frustrated and quite upset . is there anybody can hook me up , you know , how I can know the basic vocabulary and the secondary ones .
    and if u can give me any tips so I can be fluent in English specially in the slang American .
    and how can I get a Native so he can gently practice English with me orally .

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    (1) In your latest post, you asked that I be more specific.

    (2) Okey-doke! I shall suggest a few changes in your first post.

    Hello, my name is ______. [I do not know how to spell your name. You have

    put all the words together. Is there a space between some letters?] You can call

    me Zod as a nickname. I have been trying to improve my English as a second

    language for two or two and a half years. I watch dozens of movies. I play several

    video games. I copy down new vocabulary. But I'm pretty sure that something

    is missing. It's almost like amnesia: I cannot remember anything.

    (3) Well, I am sure that you have gotten the idea.

    (4) Hopefully, someone will tell you how to get someone with whom you can

    chat. I am an old man who knows absolutely nothing about those things!

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    #7

    Re: how can I siplmly know and recite alot of vocabulary and idioms as well ?!

    chat. I am an old man who knows absolutely nothing about those things!
    At least u're native , but anyway thanks for ur help really appreciate ur kindness ;)

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    Re: how can I siplmly know and recite alot of vocabulary and idioms as well ?!

    Quote Originally Posted by ZOoOD View Post
    At least u're native , but anyway thanks for ur help really appreciate ur kindness ;)


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    (1) Please remember that the teachers here ask that you spell the words

    "you're" and "your."

    Best of luck to you.

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    #9

    Re: how can I siplmly know and recite alot of vocabulary and idioms as well ?!

    "you're" and "your."

    Best of luck to you.
    yeah thanks and I'm using u instead of you just like an abbreviation nothing more , but thanks for your time , Glad to have this conversation with you :)

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    #10

    Re: how can I siplmly know and recite alot of vocabulary and idioms as well ?!

    Quote Originally Posted by ZOoOD View Post
    yeah thanks and I'm using u instead of you just like an abbreviation nothing more
    You have been asked not to - twice, One of our forum guidleines is:

    This is a forum for discussing the English language. There is no need to write formally, but this is not a chatroom, so please write normal English, with punctuation, capital letters and words written in full; use you not u, I not i, great not gr8, etc. Don't worry about making mistakes, which is normal when learning a language, but do please try to make your English easy to read.

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