• hips: ngl


really sick of seeing so much hate directed towards the police on here. look, we get it, you prefer sting’s solo work, i like it too alright? that doesnt mean ‘every little thing she does is magic’ and ‘can’t stand losing you’ arent awesome jams. ‘roxanne’ and ‘don’t stand so close to me’ are classic, don’t even get me started on ‘spirits in the material world’. just stop ok? 

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how to learn languages for free: an incomplete list by a broke teenager

  • use wikipedia, it is your friend. (oH THE HORROR)
  • no
  • shut up and listen
  • wikipedia is available in so many languages it’s ridiculous. unless you’re going for your phD in bioengineering and want to teach in yemen, it doesn’t matter if the content is correct or not. (find basic articles about what you’re interested in -I personally love reading Paul Newman’s page in my target language- or know a lot about. Not only will you have free content, pull up the page in your native language and you have an authentic translation (unlike google which brings me to my next point)) 
  • google translate: i’m not saying it should be used to translate your afrikaans thesis the night before, but single words at a time are great and it offers synonyms (but be careful about context and whatnot) and in some languages, has a voice option so you can hear it
  • REACH OUT TO PEOPLE, we’re on tumblr literally search tumblr.com/tagged/the language you want to learn AND BAM PEOPLE. Don’t be afraid a lot of people are wicked nice, and if they say no, well unless you’re trying to learn hupa or some isolated language like that, you’ll find another person who speaks it
  • literally just start tweeting/blogging/posting in your target language aND PEOPLE WILL NOTICE. it doesn’t matter what you’re saying “ich habe Hunger” “Je te déteste” or if you’re even saying it correctly because you are practicing honestly someone will notice. i now have a penpal in germany and we email back and forth, all because i posted some short ass post about how i was hungry
  • just practice even in your head. i work in a restaurant and i just look for simple nouns (colors, glassware, people etc) and slowly get more descriptive, like tall woman, wine glass, blood orange poster
  • memrise beautiful perfect that’s all i need to say
  • duolingo again great (however with duo and mem, just be careful because a lot of times the lessons only teach you casual ways to say something as opposed to formal but that’s okay because unless your penpal or whoever you’re speaking with is Aníbal António Cavaco Silva, they’ll talk to you casually as well
  • look up vloggers on youtube, heck look up movies on youtube
  • watch tv shows for kids if you’re new (Der kleine Vampir and Téléfrançais are perfect examples for German/French but you’ll have to get more creative for lesser known languages)
  •  tunein is amazing and you can listen to any radio station around the world. like you think i’d be able to listen to romanian news any other way? probably not. it has music and talk shows and it’s great to test your comprehension level (and hear great music- french indie/pop has been in my head for years and now i can listen to it easily bless)
  • if you have netflix, look up your language they have an entire foreign movies section (honestly, like i found The Forgiveness of Blood and I don’t speak a lick of albanian but subtitles ARE YOUR FRIEND)
  • bbc news (scroll to the bottom my friend) has news and analysis in 27 languages
  • okay so technically this isn’t free but go to secondhand bookstores and see if they have books (especially kids books if you’re new) in your language. please don’t go to barnes and noble or anything unless you absolutely have to because secondhand bookstores are everywhere and they’re cheap and if you can’t find your language there *raises fists to sky and screams “ROMÂNÄ”* go online and look around there are cheap books everywhere if you’re in the usa thriftbooks ships for free. also if you have a penpal, see if they’d be willing to mail you some books they don’t need!
  • some more websites to use:
  • lingocracy (helps with reading and has an amazing built in dictionary, salut Gatsby le Magnifique)
  • bliubliu it tests to see how much you know (like word wise) and goes from there it’s fab you can read and learn different things
  • livemocha helps you interact with native speakers YAY NATIVE SPEAKERS
  • omniglot is amazing like if you need to start somewhere start there
  • mylanguages very similar to omniglot
  • basically
  • google is your friend
  • (seriously type “languageyouwanttolearn lessons online free” and there you go)
  • don’t spend money on rosetta stone pls i beg you
  • the interweb is vast and quite possibly endless
  • in that vastness linger people with the resources to help you learn
  • now go my friend and learn languages to your heart’s content

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사랑은 영혼의 아름다움이다.

Love is the beauty of the soul.

Saint Augustine



i am so tired of seeing all of these relatable text posts pasted onto tv show screencaps i need summer to end so some of you dont have the free time to be doing stuff like this anymore


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look at this tangle of thorns