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Fluent English speakers
African Union DearDude 
Only not native English speakers. How did you learn English? Did you move to another country and learned English there or did you learn it with teachers or by yourself? My English is far away from perfect but I'm still learning and trying to improve it. I thought watching TV shows in original voice-over might help but I haven't noticed significant progress after watching at least one episode of TV series every day for 2 weeks. Can you give me some tips on how to learn English faster? Or which way is the most effective? I will have to move to England in less than a year and I'm afraid that I won't be able to communicate with people there.
2018-02-13 15:06
I learned it by playing Minecraft
2018-02-13 15:10
#83
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Brazil PazFanGirl 
I swear I learned my English from Minecraft, from 2009 to 2017 xd
2018-02-13 16:10
Eyyyy @Gl0wen we found ur friend, take him with ya and gtfo together
2018-02-14 00:47
Like 10 comments replying "nt GloweN" got deleted here
2018-02-14 03:11
nt Gl0weN
2018-02-14 03:18
nt Gl0weN
2018-02-16 09:18
#226
SPUNJ | 
Czech Republic davskal 
nt Gl0weN
2018-02-16 15:54
nt Gl0weN
2018-02-16 16:05
#206
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Denmark VladiBot 
Minecraft learned me more english then my school
2018-02-16 08:40
well it obviously didn't "learn" you that good did it
2018-02-16 15:37
#236
solo | 
Portugal kippster 
lmfao
2018-02-16 16:07
#237
JZFB | 
Germany Lennard 
this is the first time im agreeing with a british lad
2018-02-16 16:08
lol
2018-02-16 16:09
#2
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Liechtenstein H_Romeu_Pinto 
i learned it in hltv and in school
2018-02-13 15:12
If you learned it in hltv I doubt you're a fluent speaker
2018-02-13 15:14
#11
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Liechtenstein H_Romeu_Pinto 
and in school
2018-02-13 15:15
Brazil school with good education? I aren't think that
2018-02-13 15:17
#20
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Liechtenstein H_Romeu_Pinto 
i said it ? my english is a trash xD
2018-02-13 15:17
Can you read the name of the topic?
2018-02-13 15:18
#25
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Liechtenstein H_Romeu_Pinto 
"Only not native English speakers." where : only fluent english speakers ?
2018-02-13 15:20
2018-02-13 15:25
#44
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Liechtenstein H_Romeu_Pinto 
stfu no waste my time
2018-02-13 15:27
#186
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Germany oloP 
Ur stupid fevela
2018-02-14 03:12
ewwwwwwww white hltv EWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW
2018-02-13 15:39
#146
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CIS ferjer 
eeeeww faaak
2018-02-13 18:02
#188
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Portugal RAPM 
aaaaa im getting cancer
2018-02-14 03:16
1 - English 2 - trash (you don't use "a" because trash isn't an item, it's a notion that describes something uncountable).
2018-02-13 17:52
thanks xd my english is trash
2018-02-13 17:53
My English is trash. Capital letter for names of languages.
2018-02-13 17:54
thanks My English is trash (fuck u,this isnt a offense)
2018-02-13 17:55
#136
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Brazil Juneco 
Oh my goshh, we got a teacher here. Teach me some lessons.
2018-02-13 17:56
Nope. I just help others or bash ignorants. What's wrong with being good at something? Will you bash a pro CS player when he pointing out mistakes newbies make? I doubt so.
2018-02-13 17:58
#141
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Brazil Juneco 
please be my friend
2018-02-13 17:59
Thanks, but I'll give your offer a pass. I like keeping myself to myself. Stay safe though.
2018-02-13 18:02
i doubt so lul
2018-02-13 18:00
#228
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Brazil Vlatow 
Private schools have good education.
2018-02-16 15:56
#231
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Brazil flpR 
If u have money, it's possible, kkkk
2018-02-16 16:05
I learned it by playing games, watching gaming youtube channels and watching movies and shows
2018-02-13 15:13
That was like 7 years ago, I learned to speak some English in approximately 1 month.
2018-02-13 15:14
#5
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United States GetRightTop1 
the best way to learn it faster and speak it better is to keep talking. This works with any language but if you keep speaking it helps a lot. Also surround yourself with others who speak english and converse with them.
2018-02-13 15:14
This
2018-02-13 16:07
This
2018-02-16 16:08
#247
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United States GetRightTop1 
This
2018-02-17 04:10
#6
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Lithuania Fastum2K 
Just watch a shit ton of shows or movies in english, can't see any other way, don't know hard it is for non natives, even though i'm a foreigner i subjected myself to the language when i was 6 just watching a lot of cartoons, you should try too, watch some easy to digest shows and gradually move up as your language skill progresses, hopefully this helps Edit: you might not remove your accent, but TV shows will help you a lot with the fluidity of your language and make your vocabulary a lot broader
2018-02-13 15:15
#7
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United Kingdom Mattxjs 
Judging by what you've written you seem pretty competent, I'm sure once you're here you'll pick it up just fine. Don't really have any tips on learning other languages, but I would like to improve my German and Norwegian skills some day, so I'm sure I will encounter the same problems as you
2018-02-13 15:14
Whats the reason for you wanting to learn norwegian? like are you going to move here or something, or just like the language?
2018-02-13 16:36
#102
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United Kingdom Mattxjs 
Got 5 Norwegian friends I speak to on a daily basis, would just be nice to speak it. I can kinda speak it a lil bit like understand 50% of what they're saying in norwegian, but I can't really reply in any way that makes perfect sense in Norwegian
2018-02-13 16:42
Like 95% of Norwegians can speak English almost perfectly
2018-02-13 21:21
#161
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United Kingdom Mattxjs 
Ye obviously, I just have an interest in other languages and kinda have a kickstart at it so why not
2018-02-13 21:52
I think it's really difficult to learn Norwegian/Swedish
2018-02-13 21:52
#164
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United Kingdom Mattxjs 
Hmm from what I know it's not that bad, certainly better than french at least
2018-02-13 21:54
You can try of course. But something makes me think you will give up quite soon.
2018-02-13 21:56
#223
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Armenia Imissexoptic 
"like %95 Norwegian people speaks fluent English " thats a bad mental nobody likes to train to become best but they choose hard workers as their idols
2018-02-16 15:36
#8
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Israel MopSiLENCE 
Im playing on pc from like 1st grade, now im in 10th. I just learned english through pc games, and a little bit through school
2018-02-13 15:14
This is outdated now, but English IRC channels were awesome for non-native English speakers to work on their English. It's all about continuously practicing. Find something that forces you into working on your language so it becomes more ingrained.
2018-02-13 15:15
Are u worried about your verbal delivery of the language because ur English seems fine to me
2018-02-13 15:15
since kindergarten, then secondary school, gymnasium with english base and then moved to UK for 3 years.
2018-02-13 15:17
i learned it by watching tv shows, movies and making exercises.
2018-02-13 15:17
#19
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Israel sbd123 
try tv shows or videos you can infer what the meaning of different words are, and you can get a sense of how they speak
2018-02-13 15:17
I talk to myself (username checks out) but it helps lol
2018-02-13 15:19
#242
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United States Drag0nfart 
That's how I've been working on my Spanish I just talk to myself in Spanish alot while watching TV shows etc.
2018-02-16 19:07
#23
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Romania rainGODtop1 
I learnt I school and I learning in hltv
2018-02-13 15:19
#24
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Europe tweekzter 
No need to learn english. You need to speak ruski in CS. Cyka!
2018-02-13 15:19
#28
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Liechtenstein H_Romeu_Pinto 
aaaaaaxaxaxaxaxa
2018-02-13 15:20
cringe
2018-02-13 17:38
#187
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Germany oloP 
12 yo?
2018-02-14 03:15
I speak only London
2018-02-13 15:20
#191
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Portugal RAPM 
fakeflagger!
2018-02-14 03:19
#27
Lekr0 | 
Other NabasKi 
i started learning english with 5yo in the 1st grade, then reading books, watching videos and playing games
2018-02-13 15:20
I used to suck with English when I was like 6, I got humiliated I think it was one of the hardest part of my life, I couldn't even communicate well. However everyone at my school spoke english so I had to adapt.
2018-02-13 15:20
#30
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Germany maestroCS 
school, internet, watching movies etc in english
2018-02-13 15:20
#31
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Colombia SkeletoNMLG 
nt mohammed
2018-02-13 15:21
#32
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Germany maestroCS 
thanks pablo
2018-02-13 15:22
#34
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Colombia SkeletoNMLG 
>muslim brain >fluent english pick one
2018-02-13 15:23
#36
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Germany maestroCS 
I chose fluent english
2018-02-13 15:23
#38
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Colombia SkeletoNMLG 
you cant pick it due to yours lack of iq
2018-02-13 15:25
#41
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Germany maestroCS 
but i just did
2018-02-13 15:25
#43
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Colombia SkeletoNMLG 
that's what I'm talking about
2018-02-13 15:25
#45
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Germany maestroCS 
what?
2018-02-13 15:27
#47
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Colombia SkeletoNMLG 
that's what I'm talking about
2018-02-13 15:27
#48
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Germany maestroCS 
no its not
2018-02-13 15:28
#71
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Norway SkaMathias 
that's what I'm talking about
2018-02-13 15:51
#72
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Germany maestroCS 
it is?
2018-02-13 15:51
#73
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Norway SkaMathias 
that's what I'm talking about
2018-02-13 15:52
#192
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Portugal RAPM 
what the hell Juan?
2018-02-14 03:22
im best english on the world
2018-02-13 15:22
#35
MICHU | 
Czech Republic Kuba! 
games, school, net, watching shits with english subs or travelling into English speaking country
2018-02-13 15:23
#37
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Sweden Edmanis 
I was don't know this details
2018-02-13 15:24
#60
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Turkey rumpis 
I was don't know this details
2018-02-13 15:36
I was don't know this details
2018-02-13 16:01
#145
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France thug_doctorR 
OK Now I know
2018-02-13 18:00
I aren’t think that
2018-02-16 08:53
#216
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France thug_doctorR 
why?
2018-02-16 13:10
how many accounts do you actually have here?
2018-02-16 13:52
+1
2018-02-16 15:07
#249
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France thug_doctorR 
1 why you have more? lol
2018-02-18 14:04
no, in the next 60-80 minutes you are going to flood the matchthreads with your reflinks on your multiaccounts. Just admit it, admins don't care anyway.
2018-02-18 14:13
#252
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France thug_doctorR 
wtf?
2018-02-18 14:17
why "wtf"? Don't you understand? I can write french if you understand better.
2018-02-18 14:24
#254
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France thug_doctorR 
Write then. :D
2018-02-18 14:29
i read books and played a lot of videogames videogames helped me the most
2018-02-13 15:25
far from perfect* a TV series* what way is the best*
2018-02-13 15:25
0/8
2018-02-13 15:29
? Everything that I said is correct.
2018-02-13 16:03
"far away from perfect" is actually correct
2018-02-13 17:38
Both are correct. Depends on the context.
2018-02-14 00:47
#46
Russia leld 
Just learn the theory properly and practice it. Write/talk a lot. Also it's better to have a teacher to correct your mistakes.
2018-02-13 15:31
basics in school rest online
2018-02-13 15:28
Mostly cartoons/video games then school
2018-02-13 15:28
#52
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Estonia Turittu 
School + Youtube the best teacher
2018-02-13 15:30
Watch some 'YouTubers' if you have a decent level of English, it certainly helps learning new words, moving to an other country helps since the only language you can communicate is English
2018-02-13 15:30
Gaming and talking to my american uncle
2018-02-13 15:32
#55
Lemmy | 
Poland MetalMan 
Literally learned from games, especially the old CoD when I was 10. Yeah I played CoD when I was 10.
2018-02-13 15:32
your eng is good btw. if u want to move do it
2018-02-13 15:34
i spent six months living in SE England
2018-02-13 15:35
Some people will never reach a perfect fluency level even with lots of practice. I think that you have no problems with comprehension, so i would recommend you focusing in your speech. If you can't find someone to practice, talk to yourself (or repeat what you are hearing). It may look silly, but setting your mind to think in English while speaking is vital for mantaining a good fluency.
2018-02-13 15:38
#61
Xyp9x | 
Czech Republic Puget 
Learnt the basics at school and the rest like usage of idioms etc. By reading manga and watching anime in English lol (eng. Subs)
2018-02-13 15:38
#63
shox | 
France kenzi^ 
i went to a pretty good school in switzerland
2018-02-13 15:40
#64
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Denmark Xipingu 
Gaming and reading. I learned to talk it by not talking Danish for a month due to a trip. English only.
2018-02-13 15:41
Danish ppl speak almost perfect English as far as I ve seen is it your education system or something else?
2018-02-13 16:16
#108
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Denmark Xipingu 
I'd say both the education system that heavily puts you through English after 2nd grade already, and the free media consumption - and we do use a lot of media. But mostly a good education system.
2018-02-13 17:37
Nice!! I hope some day we get that point in terms of education system
2018-02-13 17:41
#114
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Denmark Xipingu 
I'm sure in time, everyone will. :)
2018-02-13 17:45
work on dropping the heavy accents when speaking english it really makes it hard to understand sometimes
2018-02-13 15:42
Can confirm. In Finland we speak very good English on average, but our default "finglish" accent sounds bad at best, and can be unintelligible for a native speaker at worst. I'd recommend taking elocution classes in order to remedy this.
2018-02-13 15:45
Learnt how to speak English in school, but I was quite involved with internet communities and gaming from a relatively early age, so exposure to that helped me significantly. Another factor in Finland and many of the Nordic countries is that foreign media isn't dubbed, merely subtitled - so by watching TV, films, etc, it was actually educational too. The rest was just a desire for me to improve, so I started seeking out language resources and books written in English so I could familiarize myself with it even further.
2018-02-13 15:43
Good job suNny
2018-02-13 16:18
Thanks xantares.
2018-02-13 17:24
Good job jOELZ
2018-02-13 17:36
#69
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Armenia cGev 
If you want to really take it to the next level, I recommend you study for a TOEFL exam. For me, studying it for like a year, at the very least, greatly polished my English. Now, I was learning with another guy like me with 1 teacher, but I think you should choose whichever environment is more convenient for you. Beyond that here are some things that had a great effect on my English: -thinking or talking to myself on English -Watching TED talks or news -populating your Youtube with content on English -Rewatching movies that you originally watched on a more familiar language and understood it completely
2018-02-13 15:51
in school
2018-02-13 15:50
#74
Gina | 
France axel_ko 
try to read book in english using google translate for the word you don't understant or speak with native American or English. Watch tv show in VO help to
2018-02-13 15:59
#119
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France spoux1 
same here lol , I think its a very frenchy way to learn it^^
2018-02-13 17:50
#77
Poland wims 
Dont worry, you should improve your language skills when You gonna move to England. Just try to Stick with friendly native speakers as long as You can. In my case that works perfect.
2018-02-13 16:01
#120
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France spoux1 
england sucks tho, it always rainy here :/
2018-02-13 17:50
rainy = good weather
2018-02-13 19:14
He reminds that's he will move to England. In my case it was US. And im glad cuz their english is so much easier for beginers. ;)
2018-02-13 21:48
I've watched a lot of cartoon network when it didnt have subtitles. And ive watched movies with subtitles but they didnt help cause i didnt know how to read back then Come to think of it, I really don't know how I learned English
2018-02-13 16:03
Read books and watch television shows and you should get the hang of it sooner or later.
2018-02-13 16:03
#84
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Israel MemeMachine 
I used to play a shitton of GTA IV multiplayer & TF2 when I was a kid and it helped me a lot. Basically communicating with English speakers will help you over time
2018-02-13 16:16
#89
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Slovakia t4gg3d 
By myself, played a lot of games back than and I just had that skill of learning languages fast I guess, so it wasn’t tough at all. Never tried to learn it tho, it was just regular for me.
2018-02-13 16:23
#90
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Poland Cytrusik 
I aren't learn
2018-02-13 16:24
#94
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Brazil lawzera 
me no speek englando
2018-02-13 16:31
Games, books, comics, tv shows, movies, internet etc.. I kinda got hang of it at school pretty fast if I remember correctly. Also talking to foreign friends and co-workers has helped me a lot in terms of speaking it. Overall I think my english is pretty solid
2018-02-13 16:32
Learned my first words from videogames when I was like 7, and some words from my parents even before that age. Also watched a lot of English tv (usually subtitled) and I talked to a lot of English people while gaming for years.
2018-02-13 16:32
#100
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Russia Shurnd 
From important to shit 1) Use hltv to argue with monkeys/favelas/toilet cleaners 2) Have a special teacher for u whose native language is English 3) Watch films only with subtitels 4) Use English to bully your classmates 5) increase the amount of English usage experience every day
2018-02-13 16:34
What's the point of bullying your classmates in english if they can't understand you? xd
2018-02-13 17:35
#107
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Russia Shurnd 
They can understand you but they cant reply so you control the act in your hands. + moral + confidence
2018-02-13 17:36
What makes you think they can understand you?
2018-02-13 17:37
Who needs english in 2018 LUL
2018-02-13 17:34
Do you realize you're using english right now?
2018-02-13 19:14
whats your goal edit: u seem decent enough to be able to communicate and be understood
2018-02-13 17:37
i learned wathjing thee stream of paszha biceps and now iam a fluent natibe engliski Speacker. Another tip is playon with 5 Russians in mm cus Russia is one of the best countrys with no natibe fluent english speackers. You are welcome. 666
2018-02-13 17:45
learned English for 3 years in Lithuania only had basics than moved to the UK and now I speak English better than Lithuanian
2018-02-13 17:46
#117
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Turkey LineSon 
Im learninged myselfs engilish in hltv And me flunt speker
2018-02-13 17:47
#213
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Russia turbosaska 
+1 one time my teacher has said that "i was dont know this details" isnt a correct sentence, but i asked her to "kys yourself ruski bled rush b suka" and she fucked off.
2018-02-16 08:53
#118
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France EyalSword 
When I was younger, my father helped me learning english, and then I continued learning with school and Youtube, movies etc
2018-02-13 17:49
#121
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Brazil xMoita 
Papa London School ofc
2018-02-13 17:50
#122
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United Kingdom Mattors 
I know I speak fluent English but I still know how to learn languages (I am learning French) I recommend watching tv's and movies with English subtitles so when you hear a certain word, you associate it with the subtitles. Also download some apps (DuoLingo or Babble), they are good for learning Overall just try and do as many things as possible in English, also if you reply to me, try and do it without any translate and just from your brain
2018-02-13 17:50
I learned English in school, but it improved massively after I started watching YT videos in English. Now you could try to think in English (not kidding). I do this subconsciously nowadays, even though I've never lived in an English speaking country, so maybe try to do it like me and whenever you talk to yourself within your head (if that's a thing for you), then talk in English. You may also speak your words out loud (when no one is around) and talk to yourself that way. It might improve your pronunciation, but I can't tell whether or not this helps everyone or if it's just me.
2018-02-13 17:51
...at school.
2018-02-13 17:52
Thanks. I guess that just decreased the credibility of my post... well, my point still stands.
2018-02-13 17:54
No, it doesn't. It's just a mistake you made. I'm far from good myself, but I'm still learning too, I still make mistakes. Nothing wrong with improving, as only those who don't try to achieve something, don't make mistakes. Thank you for not being ignorant. I like your command of English and how you approach to learn it. Well done.
2018-02-13 17:56
What you just said is very true, it's impossible not to make mistakes while learning something new. Infact, mistakes are guides, since you'll learn much more by making mistakes about whatever subject your mistake is related to and potentially about yourself than you'd do if you didn't do any mistakes. And thank you for not instantaneously dismissing the message behind my post at the cause of my mistake. Have a nice day :)
2018-02-13 18:07
Smart person you are (Yoda style). What you wrote is so much true. I think both you and me should think about leaving HLTV. It can be often so toxic, that I am afraid it might drag down people, who are trying to be a bit more enlighted, skilled, mature than others. Have a good life.
2018-02-13 18:09
Much to learn, I still have (in Yoda's endlessly old and wise voice) :P Thank you very much for these kind words! Now I for my part will probably stay here for a while, and don't worry, I won't let myself get intoxicated by HLTV's community. I'll just do my thing here and try to post smart things (and sometimes funny things). But sure, if you feel like the toxicity of this community drags you down, i'd recommend you to immediately leave. After all, the world needs smart people like you. Have a good life too!
2018-02-13 18:16
Gaming,Books and watching fillms helped me the most also if you are playing with someone from the uk , canada or the usa talking to them will also improve your english
2018-02-13 17:52
Keep listenting. Keep trying to talk. Keep listening. Keep trying to talk. Keep listenting. Keep trying to talk.... and so on.
2018-02-13 17:53
Watching movies or series and playing.
2018-02-13 17:54
There's no fast way. Millenials want good results with no hard work. I grew up playing games, listening to music, movies, etc....and that made easy for me. My english is rusty right now but better then the averege. Listen, u need to focus, put some good quality time to study, deep work. And well 2 weeks?? Wtf, there's no results in two weeks. Just keep doing it consistent quality study. Listen to poadcast, translate things, buy a book to study, use omegle or whatever to talk in english. There's no easy way.
2018-02-13 17:55
#137
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Brazil cadik 
learned it by listening UK grime
2018-02-13 17:57
#244
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United States Drag0nfart 
That's not English mate
2018-02-16 19:12
my parents speak it in the house and I learned as a baby
2018-02-13 17:58
>Only not native English speakers. NA brain
2018-02-13 19:13
Maybe she's not from NA
2018-02-13 22:02
#144
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United Kingdom WWiz 
Watch first time with Subtitles in your own language Watch second time with English Subtitles Watch without subtitles Works better with films because rewatching series' can be tedious
2018-02-13 18:00
My english is not that good so Idk
2018-02-13 19:12
#152
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Poland sajlent 
pure yoy
2018-02-13 19:12
#156
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Poland mmsucks 
learned it while watching cringy youtubers
2018-02-13 19:16
like mojo?
2018-02-13 22:00
NOICE
2018-02-13 21:23
this whole "watch tv and movies in english" is bullshit. the best thing that happened to me in terms of improving my english skills was my bitchy and demanding english teacher back in my school days. also about england - if you are going to live in london then don't worry my friend. 50% of london population is of foreign descent and they use rather simply english vocabulary and their accent is pretty easy to understand. the rest of englang might be a little bit harded. england has a lot of strange accent and there is also irish and welsh people living in uk so it might be hard for you to understand at first. but to sum up - if you are thinking about really learning the language and be prepared for everything you should really consider private lessons or even better - something like english language camp (2 weeks or even 2 months of being away, 6 hours of english lessons a day. basically something like a school but there are only english classes). i've seen some of my friends doing that and this shit greatly improved their english skills but sadly it's also quite expensive
2018-02-13 21:52
#168
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CIS ThereIsNoWay 
What's approximate price for this camp?
2018-02-13 22:15
it depends. like in my school in poland we had a chance to attend this english camp in klaipeda, lithuania. there were native speakers from US and UK univerisites and they were working there for free, voluntarily teaching us english so the price was relatively low - like 400€ for 3 weeks or something like that. but for example my school buddy didn't want to go there and bought a 2 months english camp in the US and he paid like 4 or even 5k€. it really depends. like you don't even have to go abroad - even in my 40k city there is a yearly 2-week english summer camp and it's almost free because it's organised by some church.
2018-02-13 22:39
#169
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Brazil suamae 
Although i'm lacking with vocabulary because of my inactive english interaction with native english talkers, I consider myself as a fluent english speaker. I began learning english when I was 9y/o, 'til then i've been improving my pronounciation through books and english movies with english subtitles. :)
2018-02-13 22:16
#171
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Slovenia Slovenia 
lula supporter nt nt
2018-02-13 22:17
#174
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Brazil suamae 
He's so handsome, you'd be surprised by the amount of love letters he receives on a daily basis
2018-02-13 22:18
#177
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Slovenia Slovenia 
He's a criminal
2018-02-13 22:22
#178
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Brazil suamae 
i'm in love with a criminal then :)
2018-02-13 22:23
#170
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Slovenia Slovenia 
cs 1.6, tv/movies (no slovenian translations) and forums
2018-02-13 22:17
#172
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Argentina fhaep 
original voice, english subtitles, thank me later :)
2018-02-13 22:17
your written english is fine. if you talk like you write you will have no problems in normal communication. but idk about public facing role cuz that has to do with speaking accent as well.
2018-02-13 22:19
#175
nmt | 
Spain Miki2K 
moved to spain and started going to english school and my english has improved significantly since then
2018-02-13 22:19
#176
nmt | 
Spain Miki2K 
btw you´ll be fine as long as you know the basics, the first week is gonna be very difficult bcs u wont be used to the accent of ppl but u will get over it
2018-02-13 22:20
What’s your native language?
2018-02-16 08:47
#240
nmt | 
Spain Miki2K 
czech
2018-02-16 18:59
#179
coldzera | 
Brazil Heus 
i'm not fluent and all the series that i see is in english, but for me it's kind sad, i have to see with subtitles because it's so hard to understand what they say and all that they say. I think i understand like 85/90% of my series with english subtitles and original voices. My school was a shit and i never take any english classes, i just learn what i know (it's little, but it is something) playing games
2018-02-13 22:27
#184
FalleN | 
Brazil nik0^1 
Tibia!
2018-02-14 00:47
#189
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Brazil davidzor 
Playing video games in general, watching movies, TV shows. Talking with ppl from another countries.
2018-02-14 03:17
Talking with native speakers will accelerate your speaking proficiency immensely. I think the fastest way to do it is to join an active discord server.
2018-02-14 03:22
Just try to communicate with native English speakers and it will become better by itself
2018-02-14 03:28
#195
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China NA_LUL 
I went to the US for medical school (china has an agreement with them whereby a few students are sent there to study for 3 years) I learned really fast, now I play CSGO people think im american
2018-02-14 03:30
#197
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China NA_LUL 
go find exchange programs that send you to an english speaking country some are sponsored by the government so you don't have to pay
2018-02-14 03:31
watched minecraft skydoesmc videos when i was young
2018-02-14 03:30
#198
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Brunei MrJanitor 
I learned English by studying it and playing FPS games in North American servers.
2018-02-14 03:32
me no speak london sori
2018-02-14 03:36
#200
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Taiwan Tzuyu 
Moving to a primarily English speaking nation.
2018-02-14 05:03
There are no fluent English speakers on hltv tho
2018-02-16 08:23
#202
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Brazil 7|1 
+1
2018-02-16 08:25
There are plenty.
2018-02-16 08:31
Nah even hltv Americans can’t speak English properly because of their low IQ
2018-02-16 08:42
I learned by playing video games and by watching American and British youtubers. I started at 7, so I basically taught myself. But I don't know if it is as effective as it was with me, since you are most likely older than 7 by now.
2018-02-16 08:33
I personally learned it in school. Otherwise, books and movies can also inculcate fluency and eloquence in your speech. Furthermore, try to converse in English as frequently as you can.
2018-02-16 08:33
Nickname does not check out
2018-02-16 08:42
Y not?
2018-02-16 08:53
#210
lueg | 
Czech Republic Lueg 
Mostly youtube and movies, didn't learn basically anything in school.
2018-02-16 08:51
I had classes in school, but never worked enough to learn, I knew only a few words and sentences. I moved to an English-speaking country for work and ended up learning there, through life experiences. Based on my experience, you can usually learn basic understanding and expression in 2 months or so, and be able to handle most situations in about 4-6 months. All this can vary depending on the person of course, as well as how many different environments you get yourself into. If you keep doing home-work-home-work-home-work, you're not going to expand your vocabulary that much (but you'll get comfortable quickly), unless you consume a lot of written and audio/video culture (but even then it's limited because common talk usually differs a bit from what you find in culture). If you want to be truly fluent, as in being able to understand people and express yourself in great detail almost without any flaws, and that regardless of the topic of conversation, count at least a year or so, assuming you're not lazy and keep up with new vocabulary encountered. Do not assume that just living there will make you learn by itself, there are people who spend decades in a foreign country and still have troubles expressing themselves in basic conversations, I have met some of them. If you want to be bilingual, as in being mistaken for a native, it takes at least a few years, just because of the amount of vocabulary, grammar, expressions and various topics that you have to cover, as well as the pronunciation. You may never manage to reach this level, as it requires heavy work and/or a great natural ability for languages, as well as great motivation. Most people are content with being fluent anyway, which is sufficient even if you live your whole life in the country. Now, if you want to learn without living in an English-speaking country, then there are other ways, but it's usually longer, or requires more time investment. You'll first need to immerse yourself in english based culture: read and listen to the news, watch movies, listen to the radio or podcasts, read books, etc... It helps a lot to activate subtitles for video content, but don't depend on it. After a while you should take them off from time to time, and then completely. You'll also need to practice written and spoken English *regularly*. Written english is easy to practice as long as you put yourself into enough conversations online, but you can also find pen-pals if you need to. Spoken english is tougher if you don't live in an English-speaking country, so for that you'll need conversation partners, there are websites dedicated to that. Your progress depends on your regularity and your motivation to push yourself. You can always improve, especially if you don't use the language where you live, don't get comfortable, if you think you're done, it means you got lazy. Good luck.
2018-02-16 09:18
French baguette here, I are speak very gud englando lul Naaah joke aside, from my personnal experience, if you want to be fluent in english, then I recomend you to do everything you possibly can in english, for example, putting english as the language on your phone instead of your native language is a good start, then watching tv/sport/series even reading in english can only help you improve your vocabulary, and if you do so then do it this way : In the beggining always use subtitles from your own language when watching a movie/tv show or some shit, like english voices and your own language for the subtitle, glad if my advices can be of any help, have fun learning the great english language boooooi ! :D
2018-02-16 13:16
I learned English from playing RuneScape.. and later WoW now i am the best in the World at english
2018-02-16 13:55
at first i played a lot of runescape and learned words from there. i also started learning english when i was 9 years old in school. then i played a lot of video games with others who spoke londonese and watched movies in english. the trick is to just use it as much as you can. first you learn the words, and then you can start to think about the pronunciation. listen to others, who speak good english, analyze it and improve from there.
2018-02-16 13:58
#222
denis | 
Netherlands Fernak 
Learned to speak English in school, by playing games and watching shows, became fluent by studying abroad for one semester.
2018-02-16 15:12
Go to Google scholar and read some articles
2018-02-16 15:53
learned by playin mm solo and getting eastern europeans and ruskies on the team. Quickest way.
2018-02-16 15:55
#229
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Other cscrmn1 
Gaming will make you speak the language. Communicating is the best key to learn a language and gaming will promote that. Other than this, keeping in touch with the language by watching videos or movies (with subs of your native language) will also help accelerate the learning. These are the easiest ways of getting it flowing on a natural way. If you don't wanna opt for any of these options, you can always go for the books and theoretical learning but to be honest that will not make it and my faster. But my best advice is to not be impatient about it and let it happen naturally. Rushing it will only make it seem like you're not really progressing.
2018-02-16 16:03
Learned it in school and through games, music, movies, books.
2018-02-16 16:04
#232
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Finland Swennish 
school, video games, utube videos and the rest of the internet basically
2018-02-16 16:05
#234
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Finland Swennish 
oh and through music
2018-02-16 16:06
#235
solo | 
Portugal kippster 
Minecraft
2018-02-16 16:06
school, youtube and games
2018-02-16 19:02
finland schol
2018-02-16 19:08
Learned it in USA. Went to high school in us
2018-02-16 19:14
Before I went to school, I watched a lot of cartoons on Cartoon Network. After I started school, it was a combination of school (where we had English since first grade), and actually having great enthusiasm for English - in that I paid attention in school, always overworked on writing tasks, and somewhere after second or third grade, I also started using the internet, where I spent almost all of my time not watching videos that much, but on forums, especially on The Escapist Magazine, which has a forum userbase that is, umm...no offence, but a little more elitist towards the English language and writing than most simple internet forums. Currently I live in England, but that happened only about a year and a half ago, and the decision was spurred by some earlier changes in my life, and me speaking English well and being fond of it enough to make it my current pick (though it probably won't be where I stay the rest of my life). If you want to know what helps, then I will instantly tell you that watching shows and stuff is on the lower end of that process, and I wouldn't recommend it. Watching shows is WAY too passive, and it is hard to really get yourself immersed into a show and paying enough attention to really internalize whatever new grammar you might learn from it. You focus more on how fun and engaging the story is and how much you like the characters, rather than the grammatical structure of what they say. What I recommend to learn English is start using forums (but I don't recommend HLTV, 'cause it is full of people deliberately mistyping and making shallow and superficial posts about the stupidest shit). Use Reddit, for example, and - if you know any - forums where people put effort into the posts they make, and engage with that community. The few years I personally spent on The Escapist Magazine's forums were absolutely instrumental for me to refine my English; I still go back sometimes and look at some of my first comments on that forum, and they are grammatically incorrect, with terrible, stilted syntax, and mis-used words all over the place, but even back when I made those posts, I already had a sense of accomplishment and pride over my English (compared to my peers at school at the time), and I only kept improving, by writing long-winded forum posts that detailed ALL of my thoughts on a topic and elaborated on them, and even partook in a few forum RPs (which help creative thinking, in addition to correct writing). I can also tell you that the YEARS spent on those forums led me innumerable times to dictionary sites. I had that shit pretty much bookmarked, and also took the opportunity to read on the forums as much as I posted, and learning of new words thoroughly as I found them. (This also includes reading up on grammar of my own volition.) All of it takes time, but ALL that matters is that you want to learn yourself. If you don't have a desire to learn, but you still "try" to learn, then you will end up like me, who also had Russian since 3rd grade and German since 5th (learning the two for the next 6 and 5 years respectively), but can literally only say a sentence or two in them (though I can read Cyrillic well). You will not internalize any of it (or at least not nearly fast enough) if you don't find a passion in yourself for learning the language. tl:dr; Don't watch shows, they're too passive. The best way to learn English is to WRITE (and/or talk, if you get that chance) in English, and find passion in learning it. Oh, also, it helps when you're like me, and you just really, REALLY love to fuckin' type. ;) EDIT: One bad side to me writing so much, though, is that sometimes I'm too lazy and let a few syntactical errors in that I easily notice if I actually read over what I typed. Derp.
2018-02-16 19:36
By myself, i've got b1/b2 level right now, but i'm pretty sure if i'd work a bit more i could get an a1
2018-02-17 04:27
learned it from hltv OMEGALUL
2018-02-18 14:17
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