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How old were you when you first tried to learn how to read?

Postby MissLT » Sun Jul 23, 2006 7:13 am

I tried it when I was four.

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Postby ATIFIREHAWK » Sun Jul 23, 2006 7:28 am

Four or five ,I'm not sure .
I tired to learn how to read 'cause I wanted to know
what happen in manga books .

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Postby fortminor » Sun Jul 23, 2006 9:02 am

I went to school when i was 6 or 7 . but before that,when i was 5 or 4 i learned writing some words from my mom. :)

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Postby Dixie » Sun Jul 23, 2006 9:17 am

4 or 5.

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Postby maryann » Sun Jul 23, 2006 11:30 am

By the way, how old were you when you read a novel for the first time? ;)

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Postby Cypress » Sun Jul 23, 2006 3:32 pm

About fife or six. By that time, I knew the alphabet, but still couldn’t read. And then my brother taught me to put the letters together to get words.

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Postby Dixie » Sun Jul 23, 2006 8:41 pm

maryann wrote:By the way, how old were you when you read a novel for the first time? ;)


That's an interesting question. I have always loved reading. When I was small I read hundreds of books for kids, novels came later. I think I could never get tired of that habit...

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Postby Tora » Mon Jul 24, 2006 12:31 pm

at the age of 5.. I was reading newspapers' titles from my dad's back, that's why I'm so addicted to news

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Postby Dixie » Mon Jul 24, 2006 1:25 pm

Tora wrote:I was reading newspapers' titles from my dad's back


Please explain that to me, I'm going crazy just trying to figure it out! :lol:

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Postby Tora » Mon Jul 24, 2006 3:38 pm

Dixie wrote:
Tora wrote:I was reading newspapers' titles from my dad's back


Please explain that to me, I'm going crazy just trying to figure it out! :lol:


Will be glad to!
the book we call Azbuka is for young learners. There are different syllables, Dad was intensively trying to make me know all of them - I didn't read - I kept all of them in my memory - so I wasn't reading at all! Dad was mad, I was crying - we gave it up till school. Then mummy noticed me reading titles of newspapers, lines on TV and other available words I could see, so parents say I did it on my own after months trying to read under dad's attentive eye :D

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Postby MissLT » Mon Jul 24, 2006 4:09 pm

maryann wrote:By the way, how old were you when you read a novel for the first time? ;)

When I was 11.

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Re: How old were you when you first tried to learn how to re

Postby illusion » Mon Jul 24, 2006 6:54 pm

LennyeTran wrote:I tried it when I was four.


Me too and I remember that it didn't last too long as I was able to read quite soon. I have always loved books. When I was little I would sleep with them in my bed and then read after waking up :)

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Postby Dixie » Mon Jul 24, 2006 7:03 pm

illusion wrote:Me too and I remember that it didn't last too long as I was able to read quite soon. I have always loved books. When I was little I would sleep with them in my bed and then read after waking up :)


I used to do that, too!!!

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Postby MissLT » Tue Jul 25, 2006 3:19 am

So did I. I used to carry the English children textbook my sister had around the house. Late at night, I would ask my uncle to read it to me. I never got tired of it since I was amazed by the strange sounds my uncle made.

I still go to sleep with books on my bed, by the way. :oops:

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Postby jakeson » Tue Jul 25, 2006 1:31 pm

Lemme think...hmm, I guess, I was four when I started reading, at least, the ABCs. I can clearly recall I started reading encyclopedia when I was still 9. That was 19 years ago! :D

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Postby maryann » Wed Jul 26, 2006 10:25 am

I read the first novel when I were 9. That novel was "Uncle Tom's cabin" (in vietnamese, of course)by Harriet Beecher Stowe. I cried so much during the time I read it.

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Postby Dixie » Wed Jul 26, 2006 10:40 am

maryann wrote:I read the first novel when I were 9. That novel was "Uncle Tom's cabin" (in vietnamese, of course)by Harriet Beecher Stowe. I cried so much during the time I read it.


A classic in American Literature. I have never read it though (YET!!!)

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Postby Oriani » Fri Jul 28, 2006 3:15 pm

Well.. My dad began to teach me how to read Spanish at 4 and at the age of 7 I already knew how to read Spanish and English( I'm still studying for this last langauge)!! And novel?? a Venezuelan one called " Doña Barbara" at age of 10!! I've learned plenty of vocabulary reading.. That gives you food for thought :P

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Postby Tora » Fri Jul 28, 2006 4:26 pm

maryann wrote:I read the first novel when I were 9. That novel was "Uncle Tom's cabin" (in vietnamese, of course)by Harriet Beecher Stowe. I cried so much during the time I read it.


I also read it during my young years! A very nice beginning of reading! I don't remember me crying, but I recollect in my mind I liked it :roll:

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Postby wanzhen » Sat Jul 29, 2006 3:56 am

I went to school when I was 5.Maybe the next year,I began to read some fables or small stories.And reading becomes to one of my favorite hobbies from that time.But in that period I have few books to read except my school books.So my most reading books were borrowed from other people....

Although I have few books but I read much more than other people.

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Postby TearHere » Sat Jul 29, 2006 7:47 am

i guess i started reading when i was 4. mama's a librarian, so she would bring me to her office and let me read books.. she would always give me literature for children kinds of books as it had pictures on it.. and so it was more interesting to read ..


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