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    Pimsleur - I have been working...

    Hello,
    I cannot understand what he is saying for the ending of работ????? Can someone please tell me what it is.


    Thank you,


    Scott

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    Я работаю в этом банке. Я работаю. 1st person singularis.
    In Russian, all nationalities and their corresponding languages start with a lower-case letter.

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    Оля,

    Is that normal pronunciation? To me it sounds like he's saying работую.

    Thank you!

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    It's completely fine and sounds ok to me. But I'm a native Russian speaker, so small wonder I can understand that ending quite easily.
    Is the recording in English yours or that of "a professional dictor'?
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    Quote Originally Posted by fortheether
    Is that normal pronunciation?
    Absolutely normal.

    Yes, unstressed O sounds here a little like У.
    It is assimilation. 'Cos the next sound is [йу]
    In Russian, all nationalities and their corresponding languages start with a lower-case letter.

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    fortheether, would you mind my making a recording of the same sentence? Probably you'll have more luck in understanding me :P
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    Quote Originally Posted by ReDSanchous
    It's completely fine and sounds ok to me. But I'm a native Russian speaker, so small wonder I can understand that ending quite easily.
    Is the recording in English yours or that of "a professional dictor'?
    The whole recording was from the Pimsleur lesson.

    Thank you,

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    Quote Originally Posted by Оля
    Quote Originally Posted by fortheether
    Is that normal pronunciation?
    Absolutely normal.

    Yes, unstressed O sounds here a little like У.
    It is assimilation. 'Cos the next sound is [йу]
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    Quote Originally Posted by ReDSanchous
    fortheether, would you mind my making a recording of the same sentence? Probably you'll have more luck in understanding me :P
    I would never mind you making a recording.

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    Alright! Here's my recording.

    By the way, I don't really like the way the Pimsleur dictor says the ending of the phrase. He sounds like he's going to say something else after the word 'банке'.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ReDSanchous
    Alright! Here's my recording.

    By the way, I don't really like the way the Pimsleur dictor says the ending of the phrase. He sounds like he's going to say something else after the word 'банке'.
    ReDSanchous,

    Excellent! Maybe you can be a speaker on Pimsleur Level 4. If they ever make it.

    Thank you,

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    I am glad that you liked my recording. If you need any further help with listening comprehension, don't hesitate to ask.

    I'll think of joining the Pimsleur recording team. How many levels do they have? I think I could try applying to all of the levels
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    Unfortunately they only have 3 levels. They need about 20 levels to teach Russian but their sales department does not tell you this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DDT
    Unfortunately they only have 3 levels. They need about 20 levels to teach Russian but their sales department does not tell you this.
    Hm...how come they only have only three levels but they need 20 to teach Russian? Are these 3 existing levels enough to learn the basics of Russian?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ReDSanchous
    Are these 3 existing levels enough to learn the basics of Russian?
    No they are not. They just give you a basic understanding of how the language works. Then you are on your own! With a limited vocabulary. I think that after finishing Pimsleur (along with your course i.e. New Penguin), ideally, one must go live in Russia for 6 months in order to speak Russian.
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    ideally, one must go live in Russia for 6 months in order to speak Russian,

    ya gavru dva goda! no ti zniash lutcher chem ya prostit pozhoulusta I pis'sat ochen ploho

    ploho=bad plohiy badly? or worst? i was thinking lutcher vs lutchiy

    but six month sounds great!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sir Krist
    ideally, one must go live in Russia for 6 months in order to speak Russian,

    ya gavru dva goda! no ti zniash lutcher chem ya prostit pozhoulusta I pis'sat ochen ploho

    ploho=bad plohiy badly? or worst? i was thinking lutcher vs lutchiy

    but six month sounds great!
    bad = плохо/плохой
    worse = хуже
    worst = худший
    good = хорошо/хороший
    better = лучше
    best = лучший
    Please, correct my mistakes, except for the cases I misspell something on purpose!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DDT
    Quote Originally Posted by ReDSanchous
    Are these 3 existing levels enough to learn the basics of Russian?
    No they are not. They just give you a basic understanding of how the language works. Then you are on your own! With a limited vocabulary. I think that after finishing Pimsleur (along with your course i.e. New Penguin), ideally, one must go live in Russia for 6 months in order to speak Russian.
    Isn't that stupid? Having only three basic levels? How long does it take the average learner to master these three levels? A month, a year? I think that after finishing any language course, you must go live in a country where the language you're learning is spoken.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ReDSanchous
    Quote Originally Posted by DDT
    Quote Originally Posted by ReDSanchous
    Are these 3 existing levels enough to learn the basics of Russian?
    No they are not. They just give you a basic understanding of how the language works. Then you are on your own! With a limited vocabulary. I think that after finishing Pimsleur (along with your course i.e. New Penguin), ideally, one must go live in Russia for 6 months in order to speak Russian.
    Isn't that stupid? Having only three basic levels? How long does it take the average learner to master these three levels? A month, a year? I think that after finishing any language course, you must go live in a country where the language you're learning is spoken.
    Do you have an extra room for me? If so, will you pick me up at the airport?

    Scott

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    Quote Originally Posted by fortheether
    Quote Originally Posted by ReDSanchous
    Quote Originally Posted by DDT
    Quote Originally Posted by ReDSanchous
    Are these 3 existing levels enough to learn the basics of Russian?
    No they are not. They just give you a basic understanding of how the language works. Then you are on your own! With a limited vocabulary. I think that after finishing Pimsleur (along with your course i.e. New Penguin), ideally, one must go live in Russia for 6 months in order to speak Russian.
    Isn't that stupid? Having only three basic levels? How long does it take the average learner to master these three levels? A month, a year? I think that after finishing any language course, you must go live in a country where the language you're learning is spoken.
    Do you have an extra room for me? If so, will you pick me up at the airport?

    Scott
    I beg your pardon?! :P
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