A language update

I don’t have a great deal to report on, but I wanted to post an update here so that the blog didn’t fall into disrepair again. I’ve been working on Russian some more. In the past week I’ve:

  1. Dipped back to chapter 2 in my Russian book, as planned, and started learning how to write the Cyrillic characters. Far from finished on this one, but making progress.
  2. Listened to lesson 6 of Pimsleur’s Russian 1 one final time.
  3. Listened to lesson 7 of the same course once. I’d say one or two more hearings will prepare me for lesson 8. I’m having trouble figuring out how they’re saying “to have lunch”. It sounds something like “pa byedet”. However, a brief check at Rambler.ru shows that “to have lunch” is обедать. Either Pimsleur is using something a bit different, or my hearing is horrible… I guess I really do need to listen to it a few more times!

I’ve also been working on my German. I’ve been able to talk to my German buddy Marcel a bit in the past few days, which is always good practice. I’ve also been visiting the German forums at about.com more frequently, taking part in the word games and posting in other threads (in German, of course). Today I listened to a bit of audio from the movie Der Untergang; I was going to listen to a German podcast, but when I selected the podcast menu on my iPod, it showed no podcasts at all. I guess something went bonkers during the syncing last night; I suppose a resync should fix things up. I’ve been trying to read a bit from 750 German Verbs and Their Uses every day as well.

I suppose a shorter version of this post would be: things going well, working on German and Russian, further updates to follow. 🙂

2 thoughts on “A language update”

  1. Russian’s lovely. Especially with all the stuff on the web. I find news.ru a great site to test and hone your basic grammar and verbal skills.

    ggw

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