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Ashoka Tano

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Is there a Swahili Fluenz? I have a penpal in Uganda who does not speak English. So far I have had to use online translators, but after a computer update they haven't been working right. Shadrach is three years old and is SO cute!!

Is there a Swahili Fluenz? I have a penpal in Uganda who does not speak English. So far I have had to use online translators, but after a computer update they haven't been working right. Shadrach is three years old and is SO cute!!

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Ashoka Tano
ok, thanks.

ok, thanks.

andy@fluenz
Sorry, we don't have a Swahili version of Fluenz

Sorry, we don't have a Swahili version of Fluenz

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I have noticed that in most of the Spanish lessons, there's something really annoying. Even when I have the challenge mode off, I sometimes have to put accent marks on words anyways. Sonia said in one of the first few lessons that if the challenge mode is off you do not need to put accent marks. Yet even if I do have challenge mode off, I have had to repeat several questions because the lesson requires accent marks. Is there something wrong with my computer, the download version, or is it just an update I don't have yet?

I have noticed that in most of the Spanish lessons, there's something really annoying. Even when I have the challenge mode off, I sometimes have to put accent marks on words anyways. Sonia said in one of the first few lessons that if the challenge mode is off you do not need to put accent marks. Yet even if I do have challenge mode off, I have had to repeat several questions because the lesson requires accent marks. Is there something wrong with my computer, the download version, or is it just an update I don't have yet?

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Ashoka Tano
thanks

thanks

andy@fluenz
I believe she mentions it in the same lesson, but there is an exception with Challenge Mode OFF - You'll always need to input the ñ key which can be done with the semicolon on your keyboard

I believe she mentions it in the same lesson, but there is an exception with Challenge Mode OFF - You'll always need to input the ñ key which can be done with the semicolon on your keyboard

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Sonia, could you add a slower speaking button to the disc download version of Fluenz? I have heard that it is really helpful but have not had the chance to try it because I am not on the online version. Thanks!

Sonia, could you add a slower speaking button to the disc download version of Fluenz? I have heard that it is really helpful but have not had the chance to try it because I am not on the online version. Thanks!

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is esta both "is" and "are"? I just restarted fluenz level 1 and I am amazed at how much I've forgotten!

is esta both "is" and "are"? I just restarted fluenz level 1 and I am amazed at how much I've forgotten!

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Ashoka Tano
muy gracias

muy gracias

DennisG
No, "esta" is either third-person singular or second-person singular formal. "Estar" forms in plural are "estamos" (we are) and "estan" (they are).

No, "esta" is either third-person singular or second-person singular formal. "Estar" forms in plural are "estamos" (we are) and "estan" (they are).

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When you use ser in a sentence, is there a specific placing? Like, is it before or after adverbs or nouns... and which flashcard set would that be on? espanol es muy dificil, pero muy divertido!

When you use ser in a sentence, is there a specific placing? Like, is it before or after adverbs or nouns... and which flashcard set would that be on? espanol es muy dificil, pero muy divertido!

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Ashoka Tano
thanks!!

thanks!!

Apolonia D.
Hi, "ser" works like any other verb: it is placed after the subject in statements and questions with no question words like "where", "when", "who" etc, as in: - Ella es de los Estados Unidos = She is from the United States - ¿Ella es de los Estados Unidos? = Is she from the United States? When there is a question word, "ser" is placed right after it and the subject is placed at the end: - ¿De dónde es ella? = Where is she from? "Ser" is mentioned for the first time in session 8, level 1 so you can review the workouts (or flashcards) for that session. Hope this helps!

Hi, "ser" works like any other verb: it is placed after the subject in statements and questions with no question words like "where", "when", "who" etc, as in:
- Ella es de los Estados Unidos = She is from the United States
- ¿Ella es de los Estados Unidos? = Is she from the United States?

When there is a question word, "ser" is placed right after it and the subject is placed at the end:
- ¿De dónde es ella? = Where is she from?

"Ser" is mentioned for the first time in session 8, level 1 so you can review the workouts (or flashcards) for that session.
Hope this helps!

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two questions: (1) how do you get to the online version of fluenz (i.e. I have the download version) and (2) how do you turn on the slow speech toggle? Also, can you turn on a slow speech toggle on the download version?

two questions: (1) how do you get to the online version of fluenz (i.e. I have the download version) and (2) how do you turn on the slow speech toggle? Also, can you turn on a slow speech toggle on the download version?

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Ashoka Tano
thank you. Ill do that.

thank you. Ill do that.

ojosdeverdes
@Ashoka Tano. I have felt your frustration when not being able to understand the words or sentences being spoken, and for a time it's probably alright to slow the speaker down. But at some point, if you want to start communicating, you will have to clear this hurdle. What I've done, and continue to do, is write the parts I can make out and play back the sentence 20 times or more if I have to. I found that once I have a few words down it's easier to focus on the words I'm still not understanding. Each time or two you replay the sentence you're likely to understand more, even if it's a single word. And if all of your efforts fail and there are parts of a sentence that you just can't make out, take a peek at the answer. It might help you hear those words or phrases better when they're used again in future workouts. I've only started to use the upgraded Spanish program but it seems, based on a small sample size, that the speakers are a bit easier to understand. Best of luck to you. With enough determination you will begin to understand these speakers and clear this hurdle. You can do this!

@Ashoka Tano. I have felt your frustration when not being able to understand the words or sentences being spoken, and for a time it's probably alright to slow the speaker down. But at some point, if you want to start communicating, you will have to clear this hurdle. What I've done, and continue to do, is write the parts I can make out and play back the sentence 20 times or more if I have to. I found that once I have a few words down it's easier to focus on the words I'm still not understanding. Each time or two you replay the sentence you're likely to understand more, even if it's a single word. And if all of your efforts fail and there are parts of a sentence that you just can't make out, take a peek at the answer. It might help you hear those words or phrases better when they're used again in future workouts. I've only started to use the upgraded Spanish program but it seems, based on a small sample size, that the speakers are a bit easier to understand. Best of luck to you. With enough determination you will begin to understand these speakers and clear this hurdle. You can do this!

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I know this probably isn't a problem for most people so disculpe, but I think the workout speakers go a pequeno too fast. I have a hard time keeping up, but if you don't change the speaker speed that's ok because I'm getting along muy Bueno still.

I know this probably isn't a problem for most people so disculpe, but I think the workout speakers go a pequeno too fast. I have a hard time keeping up, but if you don't change the speaker speed that's ok because I'm getting along muy Bueno still.

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Ashoka Tano
thank you

thank you

andy@fluenz
If you use our Fluenz Online version at online.fluenz.com, there is a "slow speech" toggle switch in the writing exercises. This will be just what you're looking for. There's no review shorter than the flashcards, but you can mix them up and just do half of them or spend as much time as you wish.

If you use our Fluenz Online version at online.fluenz.com, there is a "slow speech" toggle switch in the writing exercises. This will be just what you're looking for. There's no review shorter than the flashcards, but you can mix them up and just do half of them or spend as much time as you wish.

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