Story I learned to speak fluent Spanish in 1 year (700 hours). Story/AMA

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This is a testimony to refold.la and immersion methods.

Basically what I did was get the basics down. Then I did extreme reading (80% reading to listening ratio) and then swapped those around after I read my first 20ish books.

Finished a call on discord with one of my Hispanic friends and I was able to understand him 100% and converse in a way that it didn't take a lot of effort for us to understand each other.
 

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These are the time estimates for most popular languages:

Spanish, French, Portuguese: 960 hours
German, Indonesian: 1,440 hours
Russian, Polish, Thai, Vietnamese: 1,760 hours
Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Arabic: 3,520 hours
3520 hours holy shit lol

Big barrier to entry for foreigners. Lack of competition
 

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This is a testimony to refold.la and immersion methods.

Basically what I did was get the basics down. Then I did extreme reading (80% reading to listening ratio) and then swapped those around after I read my first 20ish books.

Finished a call on discord with one of my Hispanic friends and I was able to understand him 100% and converse in a way that it didn't take a lot of effort for us to understand each other.
Imma learn it too so i can larp as hispanic
 

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This is a testimony to refold.la and immersion methods.

Basically what I did was get the basics down. Then I did extreme reading (80% reading to listening ratio) and then swapped those around after I read my first 20ish books.

Finished a call on discord with one of my Hispanic friends and I was able to understand him 100% and converse in a way that it didn't take a lot of effort for us to understand each other.
Would you move to a Spanish speaking country?
 

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Imma learn it too so i can larp as hispanic
Are you curry and trying to racemaxx? Honestly I'd feel like you would drop points if you told people you were hispanic (although it can be high iq if you're applying to jobs or college).
 

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Yeah, keep in mind that at 3 hours a day after 3 years you'd be set. It seems tedious but after the basics it won't seem so hard due to all those languages (except Arabic) having a lot of fun content to immerse in.
Just do 3 hours per day for 3 years bro!


Jokes aside you’d be set for life then.

Imagine how rare and like gold, a fluent Japanese white guy would be in japan….
 

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Yeah, I'm thinking about Argentina or Chile right now. Only 16 but I figured I could go to Uni there and try and remotejobmaxx after that. Gonna learn Russian next because that's my 2nd option for Geomaxxing.
What race are you
 

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Just do 3 hours per day for 3 years bro!


Jokes aside you’d be set for life then.

Imagine how rare and like gold, a fluent Japanese white guy would be in japan….
Yeah and then you'd learn Korean and Chinese faster too
 

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the languages are similar?
Once you get the experience of learning a second language the third one is significantly easier even if it's not related.

That being said, Korean has similar grammar to Japanese, you can pretty much translate them 1:1 most times.
60% of Korean vocabulary has its roots in Chinese so if you know Chinese and know the corresponding Hanzi to Hangul you can get free vocabulary.
Japanese and Chinese share thousands of characters and most compound words are written the same way (using the same characters).
 

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Are you curry and trying to racemaxx? Honestly I'd feel like you would drop points if you told people you were hispanic (although it can be high iq if you're applying to jobs or college).
Are you curry and trying to racemaxx? Honestly I'd feel like you would drop points if you told people you were hispanic (although it can be high iq if you're applying to jobs or college).
Turk and curry
 

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This is a testimony to refold.la and immersion methods.

Basically what I did was get the basics down. Then I did extreme reading (80% reading to listening ratio) and then swapped those around after I read my first 20ish books.

Finished a call on discord with one of my Hispanic friends and I was able to understand him 100% and converse in a way that it didn't take a lot of effort for us to understand each other.
How does European Spanish differ from Latino Spanish?
 

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Just do 3 hours per day for 3 years bro!


Jokes aside you’d be set for life then.

Imagine how rare and like gold, a fluent Japanese white guy would be in japan….
You probably rot in english/ watch tv shows in english for 3 hours a day anyways.

Just lern the basic and then start replacing that with the language you want to learn. That way you will get to 3 hours a day easily (unless you are really a busy guy)

Thats basically how all foreigners learn english tbh
 
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