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    #1

    alive/animate communication

    In my language, there is an expression that is literally translated as "alive/animate/living communication", meaning that in learning a foreign language one should engage in conversations with native speakers as much as possible.

    I don't know which term to use. Would "alive" work here? Thank you in advance.

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    #2

    Re: alive/animate communication

    No. Maybe "real life" or "real world" conversations. Not exercises from a school book, but real conversations with real people. Is that what you mean?

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    #3

    Re: alive/animate communication

    As a Russian I say he meant exactly it.
    When we come in a cafe and speak English or Spanish with native speakers. Such conversations are really useful.
    Please, correct all my mistakes. I should know English perfectly and if you show me my mistakes I will achieve my dream a little bit faster. A lot of thanks.

    Not a teacher nor a native speaker.

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    #4

    Re: alive/animate communication

    Real conversations would do there.

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    #5

    Re: alive/animate communication

    Would "everyday conversations" do?

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    #6

    Re: alive/animate communication

    Yes.

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