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Solfrid Cristin
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 Message 113 of 297
03 October 2014 at 6:05pm | IP Logged 
@tarvos: I am actually fairly satisfied with my ability to speak Russian - not that it is perfect, far from it - but
most of the time I can get my meaning across. My problem is that I so often do not understand the answers,
because my vocabulary is too limited.

@Chung: Yes, it is a pleasure to meet other HTLALers :-)
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tarvos
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 Message 114 of 297
03 October 2014 at 6:12pm | IP Logged 
Solfrid Cristin wrote:
@tarvos: I am actually fairly satisfied with my ability to speak
Russian - not that it is perfect, far from it - but
most of the time I can get my meaning across. My problem is that I so often do not
understand the answers,
because my vocabulary is too limited.


That's why I hate the intermediate stage :)
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Марк
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 Message 115 of 297
03 October 2014 at 8:42pm | IP Logged 
How is your name actually pronounced, Cristina?
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Solfrid Cristin
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 Message 116 of 297
03 October 2014 at 8:59pm | IP Logged 
Марк wrote:
How is your name actually pronounced, Cristina?


I would not know how to begin to explain that. Like I said, it is unpronounceable. Solfrid Kvernsveen is so
impossible, that I never use it professionally, I just use Cristina.
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 Message 117 of 297
03 October 2014 at 9:12pm | IP Logged 
tarvos wrote:
Solfrid Cristin wrote:
@tarvos: I am actually fairly satisfied with my ability to speak
Russian - not that it is perfect, far from it - but
most of the time I can get my meaning across. My problem is that I so often do not
understand the answers,
because my vocabulary is too limited.


That's why I hate the intermediate stage :)

I don't hate it but yeah that's what it is. As I said, when your vocabulary is finally sufficient, that will be basic fluency imo :) What the intermediate stage looks&feels like can vary between languages.
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 Message 118 of 297
03 October 2014 at 9:41pm | IP Logged 
Really great reading about your travels Cristina! I will simply echo the jealousy other have expressed, hope I get the opportunity to see more of the world and meet some HTLALers one day.
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tarvos
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 Message 119 of 297
03 October 2014 at 10:34pm | IP Logged 
Serpent wrote:
tarvos wrote:
Solfrid Cristin wrote:
@tarvos: I am actually
fairly satisfied with my ability to speak
Russian - not that it is perfect, far from it - but
most of the time I can get my meaning across. My problem is that I so often do not
understand the answers,
because my vocabulary is too limited.


That's why I hate the intermediate stage :)

I don't hate it but yeah that's what it is. As I said, when your vocabulary is finally
sufficient, that will be basic fluency imo :) What the intermediate stage looks&feels
like can vary between languages.


But I, unlike you, at age 7 would pretend to speak German while on holiday, even
though I didn't know a word of German :D
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 Message 120 of 297
03 October 2014 at 11:59pm | IP Logged 
Solfrid Cristin wrote:
Марк wrote:
How is your name actually pronounced, Cristina?


I would not know how to begin to explain that. Like I said, it is unpronounceable. Solfrid Kvernsveen is so impossible, that I never use it professionally, I just use Cristina.

Solfrid is on forvo at least. Sorry but it reminds me on сульфит from chemistry (sulfite). I actually think that for Russians the biggest problem is that they have no clue about the Norwegian rules of pronunciation. Сульфрид in cyrillics would be manageable.


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