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    (Original post by HalGuru)
    Pointless.
    Kinda like you. Remind me why you're posting in the Foreign Languages forum when you hate them so much.
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    Aquismo!!! :d :d
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    (Original post by Ronove)
    Yeah exactly!
    Of course, on the flip-side of that, I remember a friend of mine who went off to university to do a degree with Japanese. (I'm not entirely clear what percentage of the degree Japanese was worth, for reasons that will become clear.)

    After a few months, I asked how the Japanese was going and was promptly informed he'd dropped it, and switched to single honours in his other subject. He told me, as if it was information only known to a select few, about the existence of kanji, and the difficulty of learning a couple of thousand of them, and of learning "more than one alphabet", etc.

    I distinctly recall sitting there in shock for a few minutes before tactlessly asking how the hell he had failed to find that out before applying!

    (Original post by Ronove)
    It's always like that, stop beating yourself up. At least you're actually getting to grips with it now, rather than never!
    You're right. I should construct a robot to hit me instead!

    If only it was possible to absorb knowledge through osmosis. Learning would be so easy, then.
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    (Original post by jeje198)
    Ah, grazie!
    Sono italiana anch'io, ma alcune volte mi confondo tra l'inglese e l'italiano perche' ora sono abituata a scrivere in inglese.
    E sto facendo il GCSE in francese, dunque non lo parlo correntemente pero' il mio obiettivo (puoi anche dire " scopo ") e' di prendere un A* perche' il francese e l'italiano sono un po' similari.
    Ecco in bocca al lupo allora !
    Stai attenta però, l'italiano e il francese hanno anche tante differenze .. fammi sapere se ti posso aiutare
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    (Original post by L'Evil Fish)
    Sigue has arrived
    O.o those CDs are nastily quick sometimes... But I think it helped throwing me in at the deep end tbh, it helped with the rest of the listening material and eventually the listening exam in the real thing was much easier.
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    (Original post by L'Evil Fish)
    Sigue has arrived
    Awesome! :woo:
    My Russian Grammar book came today, so excited! (even though I should probably be focusing on my French/Italian atm )
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    (Original post by constantmeowage)
    O.o those CDs are nastily quick sometimes... But I think it helped throwing me in at the deep end tbh, it helped with the rest of the listening material and eventually the listening exam in the real thing was much easier.
    Hmmm... What UMS did you get in exams?
    (Original post by BaconEmperor)
    Awesome! :woo:
    My Russian Grammar book came today, so excited! (even though I should probably be focusing on my French/Italian atm )
    You bought a Russian book?:naughty:
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    (Original post by L'Evil Fish)
    You bought a Russian book?:naughty:
    No I'm a good boy
    I'm starting Russian at uni in September. I want to learn the alphabet beforehand so that I'll be able to start learning vocabulary as soon as I get there. And I'm bored so... yeah

    How's the Sigue?
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    (Original post by BaconEmperor)
    No I'm a good boy
    I'm starting Russian at uni in September. I want to learn the alphabet beforehand so that I'll be able to start learning vocabulary as soon as I get there. And I'm bored so... yeah

    How's the Sigue?
    Aah. I know the Russia alphabet, I bet you'll start speaking it well and everything :unimpressed:

    Haven't looked to much into it, it has content in there and grammar in the back? It had 8 units I think
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    (Original post by L'Evil Fish)
    Aah. I know the Russia alphabet, I bet you'll start speaking it well and everything :unimpressed:

    Haven't looked to much into it, it has content in there and grammar in the back? It had 8 units I think
    Lucky! I tried learning it a year ago but I just didn't put in the effort at all
    When I visited the uni in March the head of Russian told me it takes loads of knowledge to say basic things in Russian so anything I do say will porbably sound like nonsense

    Whenever I get new language books I just immediately flick through all of it, check out what's in each unit and what the grammar it teaches you and when. But I'm nerdy like that
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    (Original post by BaconEmperor)
    Lucky! I tried learning it a year ago but I just didn't put in the effort at all
    When I visited the uni in March the head of Russian told me it takes loads of knowledge to say basic things in Russian so anything I do say will porbably sound like nonsense

    Whenever I get new language books I just immediately flick through all of it, check out what's in each unit and what the grammar it teaches you and when. But I'm nerdy like that
    Fair enough... I can say I love you :mmm:

    I do that too
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    (Original post by BaconEmperor)
    Lucky! I tried learning it a year ago but I just didn't put in the effort at all
    When I visited the uni in March the head of Russian told me it takes loads of knowledge to say basic things in Russian so anything I do say will porbably sound like nonsense

    Whenever I get new language books I just immediately flick through all of it, check out what's in each unit and what the grammar it teaches you and when. But I'm nerdy like that
    <3 I love opening a new grammar book except when I found out the Italian one I got doesn't teach you the subjunctive -.- which Russian book did you get?


    (Original post by L'Evil Fish)
    Hmmm... What UMS did you get in exams?


    You bought a Russian book?:naughty:
    I don't know, it's not results day yet for another three weeks
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    (Original post by BaconEmperor)
    Whenever I get new language books I just immediately flick through all of it, check out what's in each unit and what the grammar it teaches you and when. But I'm nerdy like that
    Isn't that what people should do?
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    (Original post by constantmeowage)
    <3 I love opening a new grammar book except when I found out the Italian one I got doesn't teach you the subjunctive -.- which Russian book did you get?
    Wow really? You can't not teach the subjunctive in Italian, they use it after everything even basic key phrases like penso che
    I got Schaum's outlines: Russian Grammar
    I borrowed the French one from my teacher last year and it's so good because it goes into huge detail on loads of topics like verbs, nouns and prepositions.

    (Original post by AquisM)
    Isn't that what people should do?
    Some probably just focus on one chapter at a time but I can't help myself
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    (Original post by constantmeowage)
    I don't know, it's not results day yet for another three weeks
    Aah, oui oui, :ahee: comment étaient les éxamens?
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    (Original post by BaconEmperor)
    Wow really? You can't not teach the subjunctive in Italian, they use it after everything even basic key phrases like penso che
    I got Schaum's outlines: Russian Grammar
    I borrowed the French one from my teacher last year and it's so good because it goes into huge detail on loads of topics like verbs, nouns and prepositions.


    Some probably just focus on one chapter at a time but I can't help myself
    I know, and they taught the conditional before the future tense (future tense was right at the end of the book o.o I could see that they wanted to teach 'io vorrei', but still o.o). Ooh I have the German version of that book it was highly recommended for me, but then it didn't answer something for me and I got fed up with it XD (and didn't explain very well why you still had to use a preposition in a main clause with 'da' even if the preposition's not even mentioned in English -.-). I don't like the exercises much either, but I don't think they're geared towards me, rather just other people, so I have to live with that I prefer just translating sentences, they want me to gap fill (in my mind, when on earth will I actually have to gap fill something if I'm speaking in German to someone in an actual conversation...? -.-).
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    (Original post by L'Evil Fish)
    Aah, oui oui, :ahee: comment étaient les éxamens?
    Je veux pas du tout même savoir les résultats >.< dkvljleslubljezbgljaebefbeqlfelu fabfae c'est trop proche maintenant....je n'ai pas besoin du douleur de ne savoir si j'ai fait de bonnes choses ou non... >.<
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    (Original post by Bambirina)
    Ecco in bocca al lupo allora !
    Stai attenta però, l'italiano e il francese hanno anche tante differenze .. fammi sapere se ti posso aiutare
    Grazie mille
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    (Original post by constantmeowage)
    Je veux pas du tout même savoir les résultats >.< dkvljleslubljezbgljaebefbeqlfelu fabfae c'est trop proche maintenant....je n'ai pas besoin du douleur de ne savoir si j'ai fait de bonnes choses ou non... >.<
    What's douleur?

    Je suis sûr que tu as réussi :yep:
 
 
 
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