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You thoughts on Rosetta Stone?

In the process of using it.
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8%
Used it, liked it.
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Used it, hated it.
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Used it, didn't care.
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15%
Haven't use it.
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Re: Rosetta Stone

Postby dtp883 » Sun 03 May 2009 6:14 am

I know but I wrote /oe/ because I was lazy and assuming you guys would understand. Sorry, and thanks from both of you for the advice.

@sobekotep: What does your signature mean? "כי לא נולד son of a b---- to stop Israel"?
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Re: Rosetta Stone

Postby Sobekhotep » Sun 03 May 2009 6:19 am

dtp883 wrote:@sobekotep: What does your signature mean? "כי לא נולד son of a b---- to stop Israel"?

Alltogether it means something like "because the motherfucker who'll stop Israel will never be born". 8-)
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Re: Rosetta Stone

Postby dtp883 » Sun 03 May 2009 8:02 am

Haha, nice.

ben zonah mean's quite a lot,
Son of a bitch
Mother fucker
lit. Son of a whore

What an expressive phrase.
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Re: Rosetta Stone

Postby Talib » Mon 04 May 2009 2:51 am

I would translate it "because the son of a bitch who can stop Israel hasn't been born yet" but that's what you get when dealing with a language which uses aspect instead of tense.

Plus I'd spell it differently but that's besides the point.
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Re: Rosetta Stone

Postby Sobekhotep » Tue 05 May 2009 10:15 pm

Talib wrote:I'd spell it differently

How would you spell it?
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Re: Rosetta Stone

Postby Meera » Mon 11 May 2009 6:06 pm

I used Rosetta Stone and I liked it, but I think a person must have a textbook with it or you will only learn the phareses rosetta stone teaches you. I use my rosetta stone for review mostly.
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Re: Rosetta Stone

Postby Talib » Tue 12 May 2009 3:16 am

Sobekhotep wrote:How would you spell it?
Well I don't use the "full spelling" because it messes up distinctions of vowel length which I am careful to preserve.

As to the exact spelling I'd have to see the niqqud (vowels) to be completely sure.
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Re: Rosetta Stone

Postby Kristie » Sun 17 May 2009 2:48 am

I agree that it is good for pronunciation, but aside from that it's worthless to me 8-)
Living Language or Berlitz or Barron's is WAY the honk better!!!!! They have CD's or cassette tapes and you really learn the language well. From cultural notes, to pronunciation, to grammar and sentence structure to conjugation. If someone already has the course in Rosetta Stone though, DO NOT be discouraged! You may be that one person who really benefits from the teaching style!
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Re: Rosetta Stone

Postby mike92s8 » Wed 02 Sep 2009 2:49 pm

So who all here has used Michael Thomas.

I have used Rosetta Stone, got mine for free. As far as a free program goes I think it definitely serves its purpose learning vocabulary and I'd recommend it to anyone. As far as the full price program goes its like a smack in the face. Just way too expensive for what it will actually do for you.

So I am interested in the Michael Thomas program. What all does the program entail and more importantly did it work for you?
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Re: Rosetta Stone

Postby sil_lark » Wed 23 Dec 2009 11:49 pm

I don't recommend Rosetta Stone for Mandarin. If you are just starting out without having learned with a native speaker or without having lived in a Chinese culture, don't take Rosetta Stone Mandarin.
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