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Hello guys, I was just wondering if any of you have used Rosetta Stone, and if it even works well. I got the first 3 lessons on Russian, since they don't have Ukrainian, I mean, I did the first lesson, and I guess I can associate the words I know with when I hear them and see them, but I can't believe that they just throw a new word at you and expect you to work out how to pronounce it. Won't that lead to retardedly bad speaking habits?
For example, they showed the word
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which I guess means hi or something judging by the smiling waving woman in the picture. But I couldn't pronounce it for shit. I guess I don't know why the pronunciation lessons aren't the first time you see a word. I can't even tell what they're saying for the word that sounds like De bUT chka (girl or something).
I dunno, I just feel like I'm learning a small assortment of words without truly being sure what they mean.
Anyone had experience? P.S. Sorry for the probable wall of text. Thanks for reading.
Is Rosetta Stone a pile of shit, or will they ever straight up tell me what the words mean besides association.
Picture not all that related.
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hey /trv/, hows it going lads
Right, me and a couple of friends had a fairly ambitious idea that we think would be really cool and are definitely going to do.
We're big on riding bikes. We figured it might be cool to take a year out at some point, and via bike, go all around Great Britain. There are 66 cities in GB, and we thought it'd be cool to visit all of them, giving the bigger ones such as Manchester and Edinburgh a couple of days visit, and the smaller ones with less to do just the one day. London will probably get 4 or so days.
What I ask of you then /trv/ is what route to take.
We're starting off in Liverpool. Mainly because it's where we live.
I'm not sure whether to go about it county to county, visiting every city in a county and then moving onto the next county, or just going straight up city to city.
I've never really travelled in this way before outside of Lancashire and was hoping someone who has done might be able to offer advice.
Also, any other Brits, any towns that are a mus visit despite their lack of city status?
and yes I'm aware that this will cost me a small fortune. I'm saving up.
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Hey /trv/. I've not posted here before, more than likely because I've not travelled abroad in over 10 years.
I suffer very badly with depression and have read lots about travel and gaining a new perception of life through changing your surroundings. I'm going to be starting a degree through a self-teach course and I decided that for those 3 years I'd travel around a bit.
I'm trying to put back around £6-8k ($10-13k) so I've got living funds, my plan is to travel to two or possibly three places for a year each and work throughout my time there, trying to keep myself stable.
Basically, I'm posting asking for suggestions on where to go. My criteria are;
English Speaking (Primarily)
Reasonable chance of getting a job (I'm not fussed if it's manual labour for low pay.)
Somewhere I can live for atleast a year at a time.
Of course, somewhere nice would be ideal!
I've been looking at Canada, however by the looks of things the chance of getting a visa for a year isn't very high given that I'll struggle to get a job offer without being there.
Any input appreciated. Have a beautiful day.
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I finally have the time and money to take a 3 month trip anywhere in the world and I need some suggestions and advice.
My girlfriend and I will be finishing grad school next May and have saved up enough (working part time and living like poor people) to drop up to $35k on this trip. We both have secured good paying jobs when we return but we will never have the opportunity to travel for this long continuously. This is bigger than any trip I have ever taken and probably will be the biggest trip in my life. I don't even know how to start planning for such a trip as I'm not an experienced traveler! We simply have the time, the money, and the motivation to do this. Please help!!
We originally thought about going to Europe for all 3 months, but lately we've been thinking about going to Asia as well. We don't know where to draw the line between going to many places for short periods of time or to go to few places for long periods of time. I am from South America and she's from the USA, so we are definitely leaving the Americas for this trip.
Please help us start planning this thing, we really have no clue about what we're doing!
The basic issues need to be addressed are:
>Where are we going and what do we do there? (i.e. what's interesting there?)
>How long do we stay in each place?
But any other advice is greatly appreciated!