Happy 34th Birthday Sebastian Stan! (August 13th,1982)
Films are an incredible medium where you get to talk to people. I have these great fans, they write me everyday, telling me about their lives getting better from watching my movies. To me that’s more important than anything else. And as a man in the world, you have to leave something behind, if not, what the hell am I doing while I’m here?
a concept: you recognize your faves can be problematic at times. you continue enjoying their work because enjoying a thing =/= agreeing 100% with the person doing the thing. people respect your choice and don’t demonize you for it. the bees are safe and every dog in every shelter has been adopted.
Find a song in your target language
This is pretty self explanatory. Just look up “[language] top 100 songs” or something among those lines if you don’t know any songs you want to learn.
Listen to that song several times You should know the song up to the point where you can hum it on a nice car ride maybe.
Look up the lyrics (in your target language and in English/your native language) and print them out Add in any additional help as needed (such as pronunciation, furigana, etc.)
Sing the lyrics along with the song Sing along with the song in your target language (if you haven’t already) and memorize it! (Use your lyric sheet if you have to!) In addition to this, read over the translation as well. You don’t need to memorize it word for word, but be able to get the idea of each line.
Highlight/underline/circle any words you do not know This may be most of the song or maybe just a couple of words. Just identify them!
Create flashcards for them Sites such as quizlet will be helpful so you don’t have to use so many flashcards, especially if you don’t know a lot of words. Look up all the words you don’t know in a dictionary. If it’s a verb, make sure you learn the infinitive of that word. If you want to study some grammar as well, note how the verb is conjugated and how the subject, predicate, adjectives, adverbs, etc. are all connected. Focus on one stanza or section at a time. Only make as much as you can handle.
Study Study the flashcards you just made. Once you have memorized them, sing the section with the words you studied.
It may take a while to actually be able to think “Hey this word means this” quickly enough to the tempo of the song but you’ll be able to recognize the words as you get more familiar with the new vocabulary. Make sure you can completely understand that section of the song before making more flashcards and repeating. Continue studying the flashcards you have already made while adding more.
Wow you learned the song! Sing the song again once you have studied all your words. Give yourself a pat on the back because you did a great job!