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Solfrid Cristin
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 Message 105 of 297
03 October 2014 at 2:06pm | IP Logged 
Serpent wrote:
Solfrid Cristin wrote:
@Tarvos: Thank you! Not quite sure I agree,
though :-)

If that's not the intermediate level, then what is the intermediate level? ;)


When you understand most things in an easy conversation, and say correctly what you want
to say, also in an easy setting?
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 Message 106 of 297
03 October 2014 at 2:13pm | IP Logged 
Accuracy is overrated ;)
(Just in case - Russian won't be listed as "speaks" if you switch it to intermediate)
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 Message 107 of 297
03 October 2014 at 2:26pm | IP Logged 
Reading your recap of your trip to Moscow is, to me, what language-learning is all about, Cristina. :)
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 Message 108 of 297
03 October 2014 at 2:57pm | IP Logged 
Solfrid Cristin wrote:
@Gary B: Thank you! Do attempt Russian again! As you noticed, it takes some time before
you see results!


Maybe in a decade or two once I've accomplished my current language goals! :) I'd love to but don't see myself having the time required to commit to it any time soon. But reading your log is an inspiration that if you keep it up you'll eventually see results. I certainly felt like I had an enormous amount to learn even just to get to the point of putting correct sentences together.
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Solfrid Cristin
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 Message 109 of 297
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@Iguanamon: Thank you, I must admit that this trip was not just a huge confidence
booster, it was also a huge motivation booster. I danced around to Russian pop music in
the shower this morning, just to get more input :-)
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Solfrid Cristin
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 Message 110 of 297
03 October 2014 at 2:59pm | IP Logged 
garyb wrote:
Solfrid Cristin wrote:
@Gary B: Thank you! Do attempt Russian again! As
you noticed, it takes some time before
you see results!


Maybe in a decade or two once I've accomplished my current language goals! :) I'd love to
but don't see myself having the time required to commit to it any time soon. But reading
your log is an inspiration that if you keep it up you'll eventually see results. I
certainly felt like I had an enormous amount to learn even just to get to the point of
putting correct sentences together.


If you start doing just a little bit now, you will be that much closer in a few years,
when you would otherwise have wanted to start :-)
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 Message 111 of 297
03 October 2014 at 4:55pm | IP Logged 
Quote:
@Tarvos: Thank you! Not quite sure I agree, though :-)


Nobody understands everything effortlessly. From what I saw you had plenty of automatisms
in your Russian and you had more than the basics down. That's intermediate. I don't think
you can follow a slang discussion on extreme body modification in Russian where everyone
is yelling and shouting at the same time on national television (just to pick an obscure
topic under terrible comprehension circumstances), because that's hard. Accuracy
is also accurate with a few grammatical mistakes.

What you do is what intermediate is. In my view, at least. And I know that counts for
very little.

Edited by tarvos on 03 October 2014 at 4:56pm

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 Message 112 of 297
03 October 2014 at 5:14pm | IP Logged 
It's nice to read about your experiences and it's obviously and equally nice to meet HTLALers in person.


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