South Italy bitches
Hi! My names Arely. I'm 15 and live in the U.S. This is a blog mostly about Shingeki no kyojin, Hetalia, Free! and a few others. My friends have calmed me to be south Italy. Blue is my favorite color. Also ask away I'll always be open for any thing.

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This is Duolingo, a language-learning website/app that deserves some serious recognition. It offers over 10 languages for English speakers, as well as courses for non-English speakers around the world, and they’re in the process of adding more. 

But wait, I don’t want to do any more schoolwork! Not to worry little one, Duolingo is actually more like a game. You can compete with friends, and earn “lingots” (which are basically Duolingo money) to buy power-ups, extra activities, and bonus skills - like Flirting.

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I’m already taking a language, what do I need this for? 

It’s not really a secret that most school language courses (in America, anyway) suck and only teach you to speak the language at about a third grader’s level. Which is why Duolingo is so freaking awesome.

Teachers can’t give every student individualized attention, but Duolingo can. If you’re not learning the way you want to or as much as you want to in the classroom, Duolingo is a really great resource. It’s easy, tailored to you, and really effective.

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Duolingo tracks your progress and reminds you when you haven’t studied for a while or need a refresher on something. Already semi-fluent in a language? No problem, just take a shortcut to more advanced subjects or test out of the lesson. 

The lessons start with the basics (he, she, hello, thank you, etc) and move up to harder stuff. Duolingo focuses on vocabulary first, so you can learn the language and then the grammar that goes with it - much simpler than the system most schools use. It also tracks the number of words you’ve learned and how well you know them.

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And you don’t even have to write out the flashcards!

Duolingo is perfect for reviewing everything you forgot over the summer or giving you the extra help you need. And if you’re trying to learn a language on your own, it’s fantastic - you don’t have to create your own lessons. Whether you’re trying to learn your second, third, or fifth language, I seriously recommend Duolingo.

Okay, what else?

Duolingo also has discussion boards, where you can ask for help with a hard lesson, make new friends, watch for updates, and share your achievements.

Even better is the Immersion feature. It won’t send you to Spain or France, but it’s pretty awesome. Duolingo takes real articles from the internet, which users translate. You can translate articles from your native language into the language you’re learning or vice versa, which gives you more experience and makes the Internet more universal.

You can suggest new languages and track Duolingo’s progress in creating new courses. Bilinguals (older than 13) can help to create these courses. Duolingo has a long list of courses that can be contributed to, like Punjabi, Hebrew, and Vietnamese. Oh, and Dothraki, Klingon, Sindarin, and Esperanto.

And the best part? IT’S COMPLETELY FREE. 

If you love languages or just want to pass French class this year, USE DUOLINGO. Download the app and practice a language while you wait for the bus instead of playing Angry Birds!

Coolest app I’ve ever downloaded.

tigerhazard:

jamdoughnutmagician:

there is not one search term here that isn’t magical

i know ive reblogged this before at least twice but i decided to read through the entire thing this time and im in pain from how hard i am laughing please forgive me

pirate-antonio:

Me as Spain from Hetalia, Halloween version (as the hunter from the Little Red Hood)
Made by me for Polymanga 2014. it was my first victory >< (well not totally, I was only fifth on 20 but that was a begining XD)

Photo from Papetabellatchixtchix Tsointsoin

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aph-preussen:

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*permission to upload was given by the artist*

THIS CAT IS AN OLD MAN

wank-stains:

Is tumblr fucking up for anyone else? Like my posts aren’t getting any notes

irl-fem-noiz:

pierakor:

my-stereo-heart-beats-for-you:

THIS FUCKING GUY

JUST GOT STRAIGHT UP FRAMED BY HIS BEST FRIEND

WAS SENT TO HIS DEATH BY HIS OTHER FRIENDS

ALMOST GOT KILLED IN A BOTCHED EXECUTION

CAME BACK LIKE A MOTHERFUCKER

AND STRAIGHT UP FORGIVES ALL OF THEM IN A HEARTBEAT NO QUESTIONS ASKED

LOOK AT THIS GUY

SOME OF YA’LL MOTHERFUCKERS CAN’T EVEN FORGIVE SOMEBODY ON THIS SITE FOR HAVING AN OTP YOU CAN’T AGREE WITH

YA’LL COULD LEARN A THING OR TWO FROM MOTHERFUCKING MAKOTO NAEGI

i was on mobile on the highway when i saw this so the pictures didn’t load and i was 110% sure this was a post about jesus until i got to the last line and then i just kind of turned off my phone and stared out the window for a while

Who is to say he isn’t?

vocaotome:

Quinrose Fair Gray and Ace bromide pictures in high resolution~

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