My Scanner Life. IronMike's 2021 log (EO, DEU, RUS, BCS?)

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Re: My Scanner Life. IronMike's 2021 log (EO, DEU, RUS, BCS?)

Postby jeff_lindqvist » Sun Mar 28, 2021 9:14 pm

IronMike wrote:What the hell, Alexa? How do AIs expect to take over the world if they can't understand simple requests?


Did you accidentally install this one?
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Re: My Scanner Life. IronMike's 2021 log (EO, DEU, RUS, BCS?)

Postby IronMike » Tue Mar 30, 2021 12:51 am

jeff_lindqvist wrote:
IronMike wrote:What the hell, Alexa? How do AIs expect to take over the world if they can't understand simple requests?


Did you accidentally install this one?

Ha! So true. But no, I didn't install that one. I tried installing the Laurence Fishburne one, but it cost monthly...
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Re: My Scanner Life. IronMike's 2021 log (EO, DEU, RUS, BCS?)

Postby IronMike » Sat Apr 03, 2021 12:16 am

Week 3 of German done. Going smoothly so far. Future tense, past tense, present tense. Watched the big speech from The Great Dictator today and understood a lot. I think I have a chance of a 2/2 in the DLPT.
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Re: My Scanner Life. IronMike's 2021 log (EO, DEU, RUS, BCS?)

Postby IronMike » Sun Apr 04, 2021 11:17 pm

Lots of Pimsleur done this weekend. I'm moving on to level 2 of German Pims tomorrow. Also listened through the DW nachrichten langsam as well as reading it in a detailed matter. I got 20 something words for my Quizlet from two of DW's Saturday news articles.

Did a lot of dog walking (spazigehen?) today and went through 4 (four!) Pimsleur units. And then the dog got our salmon off the stove top, so I'll be walking him for a long walk again tonight so maybe yet another one or two units?! Ugh.

Happy Easter to all my (western) Christian friends!
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Re: My Scanner Life. IronMike's 2021 log (EO, DEU, RUS, BCS?)

Postby Nogon » Mon Apr 05, 2021 12:18 am

IronMike wrote:Did a lot of dog walking (spazigehen?)

"Spazieren gehen" - going for a walk with or without a dog.
"Gassi gehen" - a dog is required.
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Re: My Scanner Life. IronMike's 2021 log (EO, DEU, RUS, BCS?)

Postby IronMike » Mon Apr 05, 2021 12:59 am

Nogon wrote:"Gassi gehen" - a dog is required.

That's the word(s) I was looking for! Danke, Nogon!
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Re: My Scanner Life. IronMike's 2021 log (EO, DEU, RUS, BCS?)

Postby IronMike » Tue Apr 06, 2021 12:46 am

Picked the winner for my 1967th Special Post giveaway. Will be sending out the book(s) soon!
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Re: My Scanner Life. IronMike's 2021 log (EO, DEU, RUS, BCS?)

Postby IronMike » Wed Apr 07, 2021 11:19 pm

In class we are using this site by Nancy Thuleen. It's really great. Worked a couple of exercises on simple past today.

Also opened up my wife's very old German for Reading Knowledge, 4th ed. Really like this book, but so many notes and flipped corners that I looked for an updated version today. Holy crap it's expensive! I'm doing a chapter a day in it. Also got Pimsleur II which I'll start tomorrow.
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Re: My Scanner Life. IronMike's 2021 log (EO, DEU, RUS, BCS?)

Postby IronMike » Tue Apr 13, 2021 1:22 am

Just finished Harry Potter #2 in English today, and will start it in German probably tomorrow. Progressing in German and I think I have a good chance at a 2/2 on the DLPT in May. We'll see. OPI will be harder, but I think a 1+ is in the realm of possibility. I'll start writing up some notes on Family, Occupation, Recreation, Travel, About me (FORTA, recommended for OPI).

Also going through German for Reading Knowledge, but my wife has so roughly used the one we've got (4th ed) that I've ordered another one, this time a 5th ed. This book is expensive, but so very good.
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