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Postby Xmmm » Tue Oct 06, 2015 1:35 am

Hi All,

I've been studying Russian since September 1st. I started off slow with Assimil, did about 30 lessons and got bored, then switched to lingq a few days ago.

My goals for the rest of 2015 are as follows:

Read: 100,000 words (Currently at 12413, consisting of re-reading lessons multiple times).
Know: 1,000 words (127)
Hours: 250 (13 -- lingq hours only)


If I can get that far ... and it is not a given ... I plan to supplement lingq with italki starting in January.

Thanks,

Xmmm
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Re: Xmmm's Russian log

Postby Xmmm » Thu Oct 08, 2015 3:43 pm

Words read: 16237
Words learned: 152
Hours (total): 53
Assimil: 34P

я лювлю песни вася обломов

я также лювлю книги виктора пелевина

: 34 / 100 Assimil Passive
: 152 / 1000 Words learned
: 16237 / 100000 Words read
: 53 / 250 Hours
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Re: Xmmm's Russian log

Postby Xmmm » Sat Oct 10, 2015 7:29 pm

I decided to buy Glossika (audio) last night. The reason is ... if I abandon Russian at A2, I would at least like to be A2 across the board. Also I zone out on long commutes just passively listening to dialogs.

у меня естб три собаке.




: 36 / 100 Assimil Passive Phase
: 223 / 1000 Words learned (2015 goal 1000)
: 17866 / 100000 Words read (2015 goal 100000)
: 55 / 250 Hours (2015 goal 250)
: 0 / 104 Glossika GSR 1
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ru : 1174 / 2500 it : 352 / 2500 id : 7 / 2500

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Re: Xmmm's Russian log

Postby Xmmm » Tue Oct 13, 2015 3:39 am

I've downloaded мы to my kindle. It looks so readable ... if only I knew more words, lol.

I've made a few mistakes with LingQ. Bored with the beginner 1 lessons (even if that is my real level), I imported Vasya Oblomov lyrics and a couple news articles. Now my LingQ review has some great words that I get right away ( гавно, бабке ) and some really difficult words that I really shouldn't be looking at yet, as very long Russian words still look all the same to me. I'm just promising myself I won't do it any more. I'll stick to whatever level I am and gradually I'll clear the overly difficult words out.





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: 38 / 100 Assimil Passive Phase
: 236 / 1000 Words learned (2015 goal 1000)
: 19213 / 100000 Words read (2015 goal 100000)
: 58 / 250 Hours (2015 goal 250)
: 2 / 104 Glossika GSR 1
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ru : 1174 / 2500 it : 352 / 2500 id : 7 / 2500

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Re: Xmmm's Russian log

Postby Xmmm » Fri Oct 16, 2015 3:18 pm

I'm liking Glossika. эти сумки тяжелые.

I'm also liking ru.morpheem.com. Thanks, Arnaud!

I have no interest in learning French, but I tried out French a while back on lingvist.io because the app looked so great. And it is a great app. But they have a lack of interest in rolling out languages for English speakers any time soon. :(

So morpheem looks a less developed version of lingvist. But the key is flashcard sentences based on word frequency. I went all the way through French to the end on lingvist (4971 words) and was able to read Le Comte de Monte Cristo without a lot of difficulty as long as he wasn't on a boat giving commands to lower the jib and hoist the spritsail, etc.

Hoping I can do the same with morpheem and pick up useful words more quickly ...

: 41 / 100 Assimil Passive Phase
: 312 / 1000 Words learned (2015 goal 1000)
: 24301 / 100000 Words read (2015 goal 100000)
: 73 / 250 Hours (2015 goal 250)
: 5 / 104 Glossika GSR 1
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Re: Xmmm's Russian log

Postby Xmmm » Sat Oct 24, 2015 12:30 am

A rough week. I was able to keep the hours up by doing Glossika in the car, but slipped on everything that required sitting down with a book or a website. Should be back on track next week.




: 45 / 100 Assimil Passive Phase
: 355 / 1000 Words learned (2015 goal 1000)
: 27295 / 100000 Words read (2015 goal 100000)
: 88 / 250 Hours (2015 goal 250)
: 10 / 104 Glossika GSR 1
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ru : 1174 / 2500 it : 352 / 2500 id : 7 / 2500

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Re: Xmmm's Russian log

Postby Teango » Sat Oct 24, 2015 5:03 am

Не волнуйся, I'm sure you'll be back on track in no time. Keep up the good work!

(I like your current profile pic of Solzhenitsyn - he's one of my favourite authors :) )
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Re: Xmmm's Russian log

Postby geoffw » Sun Oct 25, 2015 10:26 pm

Xmmm wrote:I decided to buy Glossika (audio) last night. The reason is ... if I abandon Russian at A2, I would at least like to be A2 across the board. Also I zone out on long commutes just passively listening to dialogs.

у меня естб три собаке.




: 36 / 100 Assimil Passive Phase
: 223 / 1000 Words learned (2015 goal 1000)
: 17866 / 100000 Words read (2015 goal 100000)
: 55 / 250 Hours (2015 goal 250)
: 0 / 104 Glossika GSR 1


I've been using that exact resource as well, doing GSR once or twice daily. What do you think so far?
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Re: Xmmm's Russian log

Postby Xmmm » Mon Oct 26, 2015 3:58 am


I've been using that exact resource as well, doing GSR once or twice daily. What do you think so far?


It seems well-made. And it seems useful. I don't know if repeating random sentences actually helps develop fluency, but it has to help with pronunciation and developing an ear for the language ... I would think. :)

How about you?
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Re: Xmmm's Russian log

Postby geoffw » Wed Oct 28, 2015 3:19 am

I think it's hard to tell early on. The sentences certainly get more and more complex eventually, and they seem to be organized to demonstrate moving parts of a language--but the courses are not customized to each language. There are a lot of different Russian sentences that collapse to да, for example. Doesn't seem that efficient, but overall it's super-duper-mega-hyper-efficient compared to more casual course materials (e.g., <insertlanguagename>pod.com podcasts that are 10 seconds of dialogue and 15 minutes of chatting). Still seems fairly well thought out from what I can tell so far.
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