Definition of Sanguine
optimistic, hopeful, or confident about the future
Examples of Sanguine in a sentence
1. Although the economy is looking better, we should still not be too sanguine about the future. 🔊
2. You can tell by the big smile on her fact that she has a sanguine temperament! 🔊
3. Despite the fact the soldiers have not been home in eight months, they are still sanguine about seeing their families soon. 🔊
And some minutes right before February ends, I'm publishing the last video of my own challenge, #feblangfever This month I did videos in all the languages I've learnt! Here is the 13th language (not counting my Brazilian attempt), #esperanto .
Esperanto is an absolutely fascinating language. It's the most widespread artificial language and it's not only easy to pick, but also very different from any other language due to its logical approach. For instance, Spanish was also very easy for me, but Esperanto is easy not necessarily because of the similarities (although there are a lot) but because it's very logical. It really makes you think about linguistics. In total I've studied Esperanto for not much more than three days but in a very short time I was able to have an overview of the way it works and learn a lot of grammar (it's better than my Japanese or Russian). I will definitely put it on my language goals list for 2019!!
Did you know that kids whose first foreign language is Esperanto learn other languages more quickly afterwards? Esperanto probably has a similar effect to that of Latin, since I guess both languages give you some sort of mental structure that is helpful for language learning. That's my unscientific take on it.
Bye February! No more weird videos on Instagram for a while 😂
And the fifth language I've learnt was... Spanish. In fact I started studying it while I was an Erasmus exchange student in Germany (unlike what I say in the video), but I gave up the free Spanish lessons after the second day because it was too easy... a lot of Spanish grammar and vocabulary are obvious for Portuguese speakers (like noun-adjective agreement in number and gender) but not for my German classmates. It was cool to feel like the language genius of the classroom but lessons were useless. I bought a Langenscheidt's book to learn Spanish from German and I learnt so much German from that book too xD
I guess I learnt the basics at this stage and in the next summers I'd sometimes take that book to the beach but I didn't take it seriously until I decided I wanted to take DELE C2, which is a certificate issued by Instituto Cervantes (i.e. kind of the Spanish British Council). I got a private tutor since there were no other students at my level. It was a very expensive decision particularly bearing in mind I was only earning very little money from tutoring at the time. So I decided to have as few lessons as possible and I studied really hard. With only seven lessons I managed to pass with 90.5%. My Spanish was at the same level as my English and German until last year, when I decided to start Italian. I was unable to speak it for a while. Now I'm getting back on track but it's still rustier than it used to be... For instance in the video I said "l'español" which shows a clear Italian influence, and I also said "duas" instead of "dos" (it means "two"). That's why I won't be learning any other Latin language. Sorry Catalan and Romanian!!!
In February speak all the languages you've learnt and hashtag #feblangfever