Things that both Suck and Rule

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    You know I don't speak Spanish.
     
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    FArting Lopes Up!

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    Try Chinese I can help you with speaking Chinese.
     
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    Chinese seems even harder. Do you speak Mandarin Chinese as well?

    I think I am doing a very good job in the month or so I have been dedicated to learning Japanese again.
     
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    I speak Mandarin and English.
     
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    That is awesome. I have serious respect for people who can master multiple languages. :thumbup:
     
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    I got the Rosetta Stone and have learned a great deal of Cantonese, I have a co-worker who helps me with words. Fortune cookies and most Chinese you hear is in Mandarin
     
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    DCR, through what method are you trying to learn Japenese? Rosetta Stone, classes?
     
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    How's your Russian going?
     
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    Net good.
     
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    Second level at Thunderbird starts on Tuesday and I can't wait. :) I'm progressing, but I still have a long way to go! Going to try it out in Russia in April.

    How's your Russian?

    LOL
     
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    Lets see. I have a Rosetta Stone software that I don't like so far to be honest. Which is surprising, I thought it would really work for me.

    I am using audio books that I listen to. I'm also using the Internets as a great tool. Watching videos, downloading practice sheets, etc. So far I have mastered the Hiragana alphabet, learning the Katakana one. (What kind of language has 2 freaking alphabets?) Haven't really begun Kanji yet.

    I also have My Japanese Coach for the Nintendo DS. It is actually a pretty cool and fun way to try and learn a language. It uses the microphone and records you speaking, giving you a chance to mimic the voice in the game.

    I think I might take a class at Mesa Community College next year.
     
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    Thanks for the tip on the video game. That sounds like a lot of fun.

    I took the online MCC Japanese class a few years ago just to see what it was like. If you sign up, let me know and if they are using the same books, I will give you mine. :)
     
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    Awesome.

    There are some pretty big flaws in the game (like getting the stroke order on some of the sounds wrong) but overall it is fun. I play it for 5-10 minutes before bed.
     
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    Very admirable DCR.
     
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    It is a struggle for sure. It really is very difficult to learn a foreign language, especially one so different to English.
     

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