Hiya! My name is Anke and I Iike languages, history, cats and music. This is a part time Eurovision fan blog.
If I could go back in time I would like to meet Fridtjof Nansen and A. den Doolaard. I have another blog on which I put Dutch stuff and things. (Yes, I'm from the Netherlands) http://stuffindutch.tumblr.com/
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lingdom:

Here’s a list of fun (and entertaining!) cartoons, videos, and films you can watch in your target language! 
Korean 
로보카폴리 (a fun animated series with talking cars)
내친구호비 (My Friend Hebi)
Cute penguin cartoon
Cute series with cartoon animals
Illustrated animal cartoon
..Another similar series
Tobot (또봇) short minute-long clips
Tobot (또봇) full 1 hour episodes
Hello Kitty in Korean
Mr Men & Little Miss
Channel with many different playlists for complete series
Another channel full of videos
Cute Penguin Animated Series
Korean short story/song videos
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yAeyBAvUCZM (Umbrella)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ufroE1yd0EM (Little Red Riding Hood)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IVETxzZOzuo (Hansel & Gretel)
Dutch 
Nijntje en Vriendjes
Japanese
Mr. Men Little Miss(Short 3 minute long videos)
Japanese short stories for children
Nihongo Dekimasu (Complete series for learning Japanese)
Hebi Japanese
More Hebi
More Cartoons
Japanese Versions of English Songs!                
http://www.youtube.com/user/CREAMVISIONJP/search?query=japanese 
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLPJHxY6_mNfjl_RxrGbUpCjO0sht-8gFj
Disney Songs in Japanese  
http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL82915732068A4BFB
German
Fireman Sam (Feuerwehrmann Sam)
Plötzlich Meerjungfrau (H2O Just Add Water)
Peppa Wutz (Peppa Pig)
Mandarin Chinese
Growing up with Chinese (Complete series for learning Chinese)
Sesame Street - Fun Fun Elmo Series
PEPPA PIG IN CHINESE
Hello Kitty 1 Hello Kitty 2 Hello Kitty 3
Hongen Education - Fun Chinese for Kids
Miss Panda’s Reading Plaground (children’s books read aloud)
Youtube channel full of Chinese children’s stories
This channel also has some videos…
And another
More videos
Mandarin Chinese short story/song videos
Cute animal songs
French
Oui Oui (Noddy)
LES AVENTURES DE TINTIN (Tintin cartoon - complete series)
Sam le Pompier (Fireman Sam)
Petit Ours Brun
Peppa Couchon (Peppa Pig - full episodes)
A channel with a few videos to explore
Spanish
Peppa Pig in Spanish
Spanish Versions of English Songs
Kevin Karla & la Banda
Russian
GetMovies - A whole Youtube channel full of great quality animated films in Russian
Peppa Pig in Russian
Masha and Medved
 
P.S. I’ll be adding more links! If you know of any other foreign language children’s films / cartoons, please let me know!

German:
Jonalu
Lauras Stern
Die Schlümpfe
French:
Pocoyo
Trotro
Spanish:
Pocoyo


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languageblogthing:

lingdom:

Here’s a list of fun (and entertaining!) cartoons, videos, and films you can watch in your target language! 

Korean 

Korean short story/song videos

Dutch 

Japanese

Japanese Versions of English Songs!                

Disney Songs in Japanese  

German

Mandarin Chinese

Mandarin Chinese short story/song videos

French

Spanish

Spanish Versions of English Songs

Russian

 

P.S. I’ll be adding more links! If you know of any other foreign language children’s films / cartoons, please let me know!

German:

French:

Spanish:

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edwardspoonhands:

jessicasburningupasun:

edwardspoonhands:

ninthdoctorisbestdoctor:

thetumblr-thisisatumblr:

enstarprise:

alegbra:

being 17 is weird because you can get hit on by 14-year-olds and 20-year-olds and it’s THE SAME AGE DIFFERENCE

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It’s also weird because you can dance, you can jive, having the time of your life. You are the dancing queen, young and sweet, only seventeen

Half your age plus seven is so much better than a legal, binary switch between 17.99999 and 18.

Half of 17 = 8.5 + 7 = 15.5

Half of 20 = 10 + 7 = 17

There is a much larger difference between the maturity of a 14 year-old and a 17 year old than there is between a 20 year old and a 17 year old despite the number of years being the same. Half your age plus seven is remarkably accurate in reflecting the reality of this (at least in cultures I’ve been a part of.)

Also, is there a single 17 year old on earth who has seen “Threes Company”? This seems like a weird thing for there to even be a GIF of… but you never know, maybe there’s a huge Jack Tripper fandom on Tumblr? If not…let’s make it happen…

Brah, get off your high horse. TV Land and Nick @ Night exist. Three’s Company isn’t some lost to the ages gem. 

I’m not on a high horse! I’m on a “I haven’t had cable since 2002” horse. I admit, this is a weird horse to be on, but I don’t think it’s any higher than average.

I figured Nick at Night had just started running “newer” old shows like Seinfeld or Home Improvement or The Cosby Show or Friends.

I’M AN YOUTUBE GUY DAMNIT! I CAN’T KNOW EVERYTHING!

Teacher: So what do you do now that Harry Potter's over?
Me: Um, it's not over.
Teacher: But there are no more books coming out.
Me: There hasn't been a new Bible for awhile now, but the Bible fandom is still going strong...
Teacher: Touché.
obitoftheday:

Perspective.

obitoftheday:

Perspective.

ohkissmyshades:

I couldn’t say if Jens Lekman makes me feel better or just more depressed

New Duolingo Courses!

the-love-of-language:

For those who aren’t aware, Duolingo has added and is working on new language courses!

  • Dutch for English: Now in Beta
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  • Irish for English: 99% done, release is any day
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  • Danish for English: 96% done, release is soon
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  • Swedish for English: 60%, release is likely next month
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Upcoming:

  • Russian for English, 31%
  • Turkish for English, 16%
  • Hungarian for English, 12%
  • Polish for English, 6%
  • Romanian for English, 1%

nobletea:

I ordered something of Amazon today, for the first time in my life. Some obscure book on nonviolent intervention in wars for my ‘high school thesis’/profielwerkstuk thing. 

little addition to my Amazon adventure:

apparently amazon.nl does not exist, i got redirected to amazon.co.uk (or uk.co i don’t even remember, the british version) and shipping only cost me 4 euro. it had to come all the way over from the US, I’m not very experienced with this stuff but I guess it’s not so much.  

I ordered something of Amazon today, for the first time in my life. Some obscure book on nonviolent intervention in wars for my ‘high school thesis’/profielwerkstuk thing. 

xspiritofthemapleleaf:

gavirn:

the invention of the shovel was a groundbreaking discovery.

however, it was nothing compared to the broom. That swept the nation

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onetime-aroundtheworld:

Sarajevo, BiH
© D. Kuzmanović

onetime-aroundtheworld:

Sarajevo, BiH

© D. Kuzmanović

drowsydevastation:

when you know a word in english but not your native language

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when there’s no english equivalent to a word from your native language and vice versa

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accidentally switching between your native language and english in a sentence 

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hearing someone speak your native language when you’re on vacation on some weird ass country

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things get more complicated when you’re older
before you know it, you are somebody’s soldier
you get a gun and you name it after a girlfriend

spongebobratchetpants:

goals

spongebobratchetpants:

goals

  1. dollymyfolly said: You have a trampoline? Shit I’m going to your house

Yes, do come! The trampoline is a bit old and squeaky though