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Old 01-06-2019, 03:33 PM   #44 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by redpoint5 View Post
My assumption is that writing in a non-native language is more difficult than speaking.
I find it just the other way around. Reading is fairly easy, writing more difficult but doable. Actually speaking the language, or understanding it when spoken as a native would is almost impossible.

But then I find reading & writing English much easier than speaking it. As for listening... well, it depends on the dialect. For instance, my friends watch reruns of a TV show about people from New York City (Steinfeld?), and I can understand about half of what they're saying, even though I grew up only a couple of hundred miles away (but in a very different world).
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