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    my pimsleur cds seem to be off?

    there is a few words in my cd that nobody kuses or something that I talk with(ill try to sound)

    hat sil li bubu
    would like

    sto nee boodt
    something

    se-bed-rious
    going

    My pronouncuation is terrible on these words so i use hatchu for want and ediu for going
    or five they say paet and my friend says pyat
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    and like they have you say "what do you want to do"

    and is sounds like

    schto bubu hotsilla dzilets

    sorry Im trying to come close to the sounds
    are these correct? or what do these really mean?

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    Re: my pimsleur cds seem to be off?

    [quote="Sir Krist"]
    hat sil li bubu
    would like
    хотел(-а) бы

    sto nee boodt
    something
    что-нибудь

    se-bed-rious
    going
    собираюсь

    and like they have you say "what do you want to do"
    schto bubu hotsilla dzilets
    что бы ты хотел(-а) делать?

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    что-нибудь
    anything

    что-то/что-либо
    something

    собираюсь = I am intending/going/planning to do something
    This word can also mean "to get ready" as in "I am getting ready for my trip, I am packing my clothes"
    I am sure there are many other meanings.

    Quote Originally Posted by Sir Krist
    ...or five they say paet and my friend says pyat
    I say "pyat"
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    The idea behind Dr. Pimsleur's method is not having any grammar or spelling. Just plain listening. Well, it doesn't seem to work in this case
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    I think it does work to be honest. Sure you might not be able to write anything, but I reckon you could get by in a language.

    As for 'its what the CIA use' well, um...I think not! lol

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    Pimsleur cd's make me angry!!!

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    Put it this way - They are certainly not worth the money!!! If you happen to 'obtain' a copy free, then its pretty good I guess.

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    Re: my pimsleur cds seem to be off?

    [quote="Sir Krist"]there is a few words in my cd that nobody kuses or something that I talk with(ill try to sound)

    WTF is that supposed to mean?
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    Yup, some people are good with picking sounds out of foreign language, and some are not. In this case I guess a course with an accompanying book would be more beneficial.

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    I geuss I never hear those words very often, for going I usually hear "ediu"(I go?)
    or "Ediom"(we go?)
    how do you say you go?

    maybe we could poast (if there isnt one) a ending for the words like
    penimayu=yourself
    penimayitsu=somebodyelse

    I kinda take it that an ""EE"" ending means plural
    like ruble and rublee, am I even close a good grammar websit and to be able to hear it would be nice to have.

    I am probally going to have to take russian in colledge for a few years anyway.

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