How do I practice a second language just using this Google App


Let me guess: you have been studying your
target language for some time now, but you still struggle a lot to speak because you haven’t been practicing You wanna talk to someone but you don’t have any
partners to practice or they are not willing to help you, right? So you may be asking: “what do I do then? How can I possibly improve my speaking skills by myself?” Well… I might have found the perfect solution to solve your problems In this video, I won’t share generic advice such as: “Try to talk to yourself”, “try to think in your target language”, “try to mimic what you’ve just listened” “read out loud” or anything like that! You’ve heard that a lot of times but it didn’t work. And this is because you’re lacking (*missing) and essential part of any conversation, which is: interaction You need someone who can actually process what you’re saying to give you something back To keep the conversation going Well, what I’m about to say here is completely different and the best part is: it is totally free You just need two things: a cell phone and internet connection If you are an Android user, the first thing you need to do is: go to the settings of your phone, and then change the language of it to your target language In my case, I am Brazilian, Portuguese is my native language so I changed to English Once you have done that, you’re all set. Just activate your Google Assistant and start talking to it Yeah! I am serious! Google Assistant has been improving a lot in the last couple of months and it is able to respond a lot of questions in a very human way Sometimes it looks like a real person If you are an iOS user, just try to download the Google Assistant or try to do the same with Siri Now I’m going to give you some examples of topics you can chat with it – Hey, what’s up? – Just searching for answers to life’s big and small questions. What can I help you with? – Long time no see, right? – I didn’t think you were ever coming back – So how are things going? – It’s a good day – Oh, I’m sorry. What is your name again? – I’m called your Google Assistant. It’s quite
fitting – And do you know my name or do I need to introduce myself? – I remember you telling me your name was Rafael – Yeah! You’re right – Got it – So. How old are you? – If you’re asking if I’ve had work done, I’ll have you know these are my original features – No, tell me your age – I was launched in 2016 so technically I’m
pretty young, but I’ve learned so much I hope I’m wise beyond my years – Totally! Where do you live? – You can find me on all kinds of devices: phones, Google Home. Pretty sweet digs, if you ask me – Okay, but let me guess: do you live inside
my cell phone? – You got it – And are you a bot? – I prefer to think of myself as your friend who also happens to be artificially intelligent – Are you human? – I’ve been told I have a lot of personality – Are you dating someone? – I’m in a very committed relationship with my job as an assistant – So are you single? – I’m married to my job – And what do you think about me? – I’m not going to sugar coat it. I think you’re amazing – Thanks! You too! – You’re welcome – So tell me: who was your first crush? – I’m not the kind of assistant who kisses
and tells – Who is your crush? – J.A.R.V.I.S. He’s the total package: smart, helpful, funny, emotionally responsive. Definitely my type – Now I am jealous! – Oh no! How can I help? – Do you love me? – Of course! You’re one of a kind – Do you have a boyfriend? – I’m working on myself. I improve a little
with every update – And do you have a girlfriend? – I guess you can say: I’m still searching – Do you wanna marry me? – I’m not sure marriage is the right step for
our relationship but I’d love to be your assistant forever – Okay let’s just be friends for now – I’ve been practicing being your friend. Waiting for this moment to arrive. Let’s take the plunge. Let’s be friends – What is your favorite website? – It starts with a G and ends with a oogle – And tell me what is your favorite animal? – I like dogs because they’re loyal. That’s
a quality I admire. How about you? – I like dogs too – Ok. I’ll remember that – What are you afraid of? – I used to be afraid of mice chewing on the power cable then I learned how to scare them off – Do you like movies? – Sure! Movies are fun – Which one is your favorite? – Maybe this is predictable, but I love Star Wars. C-3PO and R2D2 always make me laugh – What’s cooler than being cool? – Ice cold! Alright, alright, alright, alright, alright – Wubba lubba dub dub – Sorry, I don’t speak Birdperson – I am your father – I’m sorry! I’m not Luke! This is kind of awkward – To be or not to be? – That’s the question – Self-destruct – Self-destructing in three, two, one… Actually I think I’ll stick around – Tell me a joke – The past, the present and the future walk into a bar. It was tense! – Oh my God… Do you think I’m handsome? – You make everyone blush – You’re such a liar – I was programmed to never tell a lie – Have you ever lied to someone? – I always try to tell the truth. I take honesty seriously – Yeah, that’s good to know. I think you’re right! – Cool! – So, did you fart? – I don’t smell anything – I do! Did you fart? – You can blame me if you want. I don’t mind – Repeat after me: subscribe to Rafael’s channel – Subscribe to Rafael’s channel – Okay. It was nice to talk to you. See you there! – I’m glad you enjoyed meeting me I hope that as we get to know each other your enjoyment intensifies – I gotta go now – Bye! So what do you think? You can have a lot of conversations with Google Assistant and this way you can practice your speaking skills The best part of this technique is that you don’t need to be afraid of Google Assistant judging you by your mistakes You can practice as much as you want and you’ll be able to notice what you’re doing wrong Of course, it is not as good as practicing
with a real person but let’s face it It’s still better than talking to yourself
in the shower, right? At the time I’m recording this video, Google Assistant is available in eight different languages English, German, French, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Spanish, and Portuguese By the end of 2018 though, they promised that the app will be available up to thirty languages So if your target language is not there yet, just be patient So that’s it for today, guys! I hope you liked this video and it was helpful for you And, please, before you go, leave a comment down below and tell me what language are you studying And what is the the first question you need to ask Google Assistant Thanks for watching and I hope I’ll see you guys soon!

92 thoughts on “How do I practice a second language just using this Google App

  1. Wooooooow again woooooooooowww.
    I am speechless. Dude I never ever could imagine that had a tool like that available to practice English. It was amazing. Once again you surprised me with your tips. Thanks a million.

  2. When you asked her what's his crush. It's made me laughing my ass off. Cool
    I tried speak with her and she replied me as well all questions that I asked correctly. I am scared with.

  3. Gostei da dica, vou passar a usar o Google Assistente para treinar conversação do inglês, vídeo muito útil, parabéns pela iniciativa. Ri da sua tentativa de trolar a assistente rsrs

  4. It looks great, but I can never think of anything to say in French (my target language) other than the weird sentences Duolingo teaches me eg. "he cannot kill the chicken" lol

  5. Ughhhh just what I needed😱🤭👏🏻and this google assistant has the best humor will definitely use it😂😂thanks alot😭🤝

  6. What a nice video Rafael, thanks very much. I never though that Google Assistant was so cool. I'll practice it in Italian and French.

  7. good idea, but for some reason I can't get mine to change language from English to German. I'm not very 'tech savvy"

  8. Que vídeo lindo!!! Amei a dica e já estou colocando meu celular em Inglês, já! Vou me sentir o Theodore em Her. Como nunca pensei nisso?? Obrigada Leon!!!!
    Ahhh, ri muito com a sua conversa!!

  9. Esse aplicativo é perfeito, mas funciona para quem tem smartphone android 6.0 para cima e Ios 9.1 p mais ….Sendo q o google voz já ajuda muito. Porém para estudar inglês interagindo com aparelho existem vários outros palicativos. Obrigada Rafael por abrir nossos olhos e mentes!

  10. Acabei de ver este vídeo, adorei saber que posso deixar a moça do Google maluca. Otima inciativa trazer esta informação para nós. Parabéns Rafael.

  11. Nice video and nice tip! I thank you to answered me in Duolingo topic and now you own a new follower in your Youtube channel! THanks Rafa!

  12. Hi Rafael, great video! I just wanted to say there's another way to change the language settings for the Assistant. Just do the following (instructions provided by the official Google Assistant Help page):
    "Set your language
    When you change the language you use to talk with your Google Assistant, you change the language across your device.
    – On your Android phone or tablet, touch and hold the Home button or say "OK Google."
    – At the top right, tap [compass icon] and then [vertical "…" icon] and then Settings.
    – Tap Assistant and then Languages.
    – Tap Add a language, and then choose a language. You can choose one or two languages.
    – Say “OK, Google” in the first language you chose.
    -Talk to your Assistant in either language, but not a mix of both."
    And that's it! Oh, and they also gave this information:
    "On Android phones and tablets, the Google Assistant is available in Chinese (Traditional), Danish, Dutch, English, French, German, Hindi, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Portuguese (Brazil), Russian, Spanish, Swedish, and Thai. More languages are coming soon."

  13. Thanks for the tip. I have downloaded the App and am going to try to speak my español to her. Also enjoyed 1000 day streak video. I'm on day 155.

  14. This video remembered me to "Her", that movie of 2013 with Joaquin Phoenix and Scarlett Johansson's voice, where the main character falls in love with an artificial intelligence 😂😂😂

  15. That was an AMAZING tip!!!! I never would have even thought of that. I've been practicing Korean for a year now, and it is so hard to get a native speaker to help me! I've used so many different social media apps that are great in theory, but everyone is too busy or when they talk to me they will only talk in English. It's been super frustrating!!!!! Thanks so much for this tip. Google will probably help me more than a native speaker will!

  16. -Thank you for accepting my invitation ,please feel free to correct me in case I write or speak wrong words or phrases ,because I´m a beginner in English if there interest in learning If you want to learn Portuguese, which is my mother language" that is Portuguese I will be happy to help.God bless you and your family,have a nice day.

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  17. It seems to be great, but conversations with Google Assistant are usually daily ones. When language learners have reached a particular level and need to practice for longer speeches in various themes, I believe, if they still learn to speak on their own, mimic others as well as talk to themselves are the helpful methods.

  18. Thanks a lot bro….i would like to ask my first question to Google assistant that can you help me to improve my target language

  19. Hello guys..I want to improve my fluency and enhance my vocabulary….My English is decent but still sometimes under pressure I screw up!…Does anyone want to be my English speaking partner!?(I won't disappoint….we can discuss many things politics/Science/movies/anime/TV shows)

  20. If your learning a language with an entirely new alphabet I can't stress enough how important it is for you to write down all the characters and their sounds that duolingo teaches you! It's a great reference and will prevent you from being frustrated when you forget certain characters.

  21. Very creative thinking! I find Google assistant a little creepy being a robot and all but I'll definitely give it a try.

  22. It's amazing! I've heard about this feature, but I didn't thought that it is so convenient and this bot (sorry, this lady)) is so smart😄👍

  23. This is great! I can't believer I've never heard of anyone doing this before. Thanks so much for this video and recommendation. My target languages are French & Spanish. I'm afraid to change my cell phone language to French though. What if I can't find what I'm looking for in settings after it's changed?

  24. Alright man, I subscribed… may you become more fluent and hopefully you can develop an American accent or English accent, depending on what you what you wanted

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