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#4524685 - 06/09/20 05:59 PM Re: Foreign languages [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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Originally Posted by PanzerMeyer
What made you curious about learning Russian? Being in LA I figured it would have been French.


Me: Fascination with 80's Cold War.
Wife: Already reading up on Russian vacation (possibly not until Anniversary #40 in 7.5 years), wants to see a ballet in St. Petersburg or Moscow (will visit both).



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#4524687 - 06/09/20 06:05 PM Re: Foreign languages [Re: MarkG]  
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Originally Posted by MarkG


Me: Fascination with 80's Cold War.
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I can see that. Most of the Russian words I know I learned from watching HFRO, Firefox and 2010. No joke!


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Originally Posted by PanzerMeyer
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Me: Fascination with 80's Cold War..


I can see that. Most of the Russian words I know I learned from watching HFRO, Firefox and 2010. No joke!


Since we're not in the '50s... biggrin

My Cold War playlist Cold War & Space tunes... includes renditions of the Soviet National Anthem (first time I heard it was HFRO). I've heard both Russian and English versions back-to-back so many times that I think I already understand some of the Russian version!

Of course, I won't know for sure until I study it.



The rusty wire that holds the cork that keeps the anger in
Gives way and suddenly it’s day again
The sun is in the east
Even though the day is done
Two suns in the sunset, hmph
Could be the human race is run
#4524692 - 06/09/20 06:18 PM Re: Foreign languages [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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I learnt Russian at school, instead of German, Italian or French. Was in the Soviet Union in 1991, a few months before the elements of the Soviet army was used in/to oppose the autumn coup, but the tensions on the streets were palpable.

#4524693 - 06/09/20 06:27 PM Re: Foreign languages [Re: MarkG]  
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Originally Posted by MarkG


Of course, I won't know for sure until I study it.



Well I wish you the best since you will be learning a new language AND a new alphabet. smile


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Originally Posted by Lieste
I learnt Russian at school, instead of German, Italian or French. Was in the Soviet Union in 1991, a few months before the elements of the Soviet army was used in/to oppose the autumn coup, but the tensions on the streets were palpable.


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The rusty wire that holds the cork that keeps the anger in
Gives way and suddenly it’s day again
The sun is in the east
Even though the day is done
Two suns in the sunset, hmph
Could be the human race is run
#4524695 - 06/09/20 06:36 PM Re: Foreign languages [Re: MarkG]  
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Originally Posted by MarkG

St. Louis University School of Law, Juris Doctorate

- Graduated cum laude

- American Jurisprudence Excellence Award – Civil Procedure

- The University of Kansas, B.A., Political Science with Russian language concentration

- Kansas Honor Scholar
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I still think of him from time to time. RIP


He's long gone now but we used to have a Russian born SimHQ member by the name of "SIM". I believe he became a USAF pilot.

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#4524701 - 06/09/20 06:57 PM Re: Foreign languages [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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Originally Posted by PanzerMeyer
Originally Posted by MarkG
Of course, I won't know for sure until I study it.


Well I wish you the best since you will be learning a new language AND a new alphabet. smile


It's pretty much the same alphabet, except that the Russian letters are mirrored. biggrin

You gotta love games that do this, like EA's 688 Attack Sub (1991) with backwards "R"s and "N"s simply replacing their English counterparts.

BTW, the developer of 688 Attack Sub/SSN-21 Seawolf, John Ratcliff (along with Paul Grace) is co-author of my first dedicated game programming book that I'm about to tackle.



The rusty wire that holds the cork that keeps the anger in
Gives way and suddenly it’s day again
The sun is in the east
Even though the day is done
Two suns in the sunset, hmph
Could be the human race is run
#4524756 - 06/10/20 01:05 AM Re: Foreign languages [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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We had a super hot teacher in high school for French Language, full class, always!


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Originally Posted by Ajay
We had a super hot teacher in high school for French Language, full class, always!



How much French do you still remember? wink


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Originally Posted by Ajay
We had a super hot teacher in high school for French Language, full class, always!

There was a super hot one at our local high school too... Thank goodness I had already left school and I was in the process of divorcing my ex smile
She really could not eat garlic, it would make her ill, always made me suspicious if she was actually French wink


Still don't know any French, maybe it was because I only gave it lip service ... biggrin


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#4524853 - 06/10/20 06:37 PM Re: Foreign languages [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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LOL!!! A brilliant use of innuendo there Alicatt.


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I didn't take French in high school but my wife did, and our school also had a beautiful French teacher (definitely my type, even as a grown woman and even looked French to me).

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The rusty wire that holds the cork that keeps the anger in
Gives way and suddenly it’s day again
The sun is in the east
Even though the day is done
Two suns in the sunset, hmph
Could be the human race is run
#4524895 - 06/10/20 10:09 PM Re: Foreign languages [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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I took russian as a second foreign language in high school. It was more because the teacher had no authority than other things, like 90% of my school mates. It was during the end of Yeltsin begining of Putin era, a period when Russia made headlines nearly every months. So the little game we had was asking our teacher (an orthodox priest from Russia) what he was thinking of an event. Obviously the only thing I learnt is I can read russian, and some sentences. The russian grammar is a hell, but to be honnest russian alphabet is pretty simple, a pure phonetical alphabet, one letter one sound.

Like 99% of french kids the first foreign language I learnt is english, like I said russian was the second, and I took spanish as a third foreign language. I was nearly fluent in spanish when I left school, but no practice since then, I lost everything. About english, I learnt more on the web, watching sports, movies, series and playing video games than at school.

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Originally Posted by PanzerMeyer
Originally Posted by Ajay
We had a super hot teacher in high school for French Language, full class, always!



How much French do you still remember? wink



I can count to ten, that;s it biggrin


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Originally Posted by Ajay
I can count to ten, that;s it biggrin

And that is about the extent of what I remember from my high school Spanish.


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Originally Posted by wheelsup_cavu
Originally Posted by Ajay
I can count to ten, that;s it biggrin

And that is about the extent of what I remember from my high school Spanish.


Wheels

When we went as a whole family (22 of us) to Catalunya in 2017 I used a little app on my iPhone called Google Translate, the woman who had rented their villa to us could speak only a little Spanish as she spoke Catalan, we both used the app on our phones to talk with each other, it worked smile

Where we were it was almost a half hour drive to the nearest shop and bakery, the owner of the bakery could speak English

Think the French make croissants?
Catalonian croissants!

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#4524949 - 06/11/20 11:00 AM Re: Foreign languages [Re: Alicatt]  
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Originally Posted by Alicatt
Originally Posted by wheelsup_cavu
Originally Posted by Ajay
I can count to ten, that;s it biggrin

And that is about the extent of what I remember from my high school Spanish.


Wheels

When we went as a whole family (22 of us) to Catalunya in 2017 I used a little app on my iPhone called Google Translate, the woman who had rented their villa to us could speak only a little Spanish as she spoke Catalan, we both used the app on our phones to talk with each other, it worked smile

Where we were it was almost a half hour drive to the nearest shop and bakery, the owner of the bakery could speak English

Think the French make croissants?
Catalonian croissants!



The photo looks like it was photoshopped. biggrin

It comes from you though so I know it is genuine. smile I had no clue such massive croissants even existed.


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^ Lol, Alicatt! biggrin

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I haven't looked into it yet, but I wonder what Cortana speech translation is like? A Win10 feature I might actually enable if it does what I need it to. There's also a big Win10 update now available, maybe with enhanced language/translation features? I'll want to experiment with this...

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The rusty wire that holds the cork that keeps the anger in
Gives way and suddenly it’s day again
The sun is in the east
Even though the day is done
Two suns in the sunset, hmph
Could be the human race is run
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