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briankj92

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On the writing part it said "the ticket" and when I wrote "el boleto" it said it was correct BUT it showed and also said "la entrada". That's not correct, right? Something seems to crossed wires.

On the writing part it said "the ticket" and when I wrote "el boleto" it said it was correct BUT it showed and also said "la entrada". That's not correct, right? Something seems to crossed wires.

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Jescuderotreder
Hi! In Spanish both refer to the ticket. You can say "el boleto" and "la entrada". In some countries is more popular the latter.

Hi! In Spanish both refer to the ticket. You can say "el boleto" and "la entrada". In some countries is more popular the latter.

Apolonia D.
Hi, this is explained in session 8, level 3. In some countries we use "entrada" to refer to tickets for museums, theaters, sports events, etc. However, when referring to means of transport you always use "boleto" (or "billete" in Spain), never "entrada". So depending on context, both options can be acceptable. Hope this helps!

Hi, this is explained in session 8, level 3. In some countries we use "entrada" to refer to tickets for museums, theaters, sports events, etc. However, when referring to means of transport you always use "boleto" (or "billete" in Spain), never "entrada". So depending on context, both options can be acceptable. Hope this helps!

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I was wondering when can we expect the new upgraded Mandarin lessons? I have been holding off on going through the older/current one so i will not get thrown off like with the spanish upgraded videos. Should we expect it before the end of the year or next year? Can you give me a timeline with the Mandarin one, I heard that the lessons are finished but what is left to do as well before we see finished product? Thanks in advance!

I was wondering when can we expect the new upgraded Mandarin lessons? I have been holding off on going through the older/current one so i will not get thrown off like with the spanish upgraded videos. Should we expect it before the end of the year or next year? Can you give me a timeline with the Mandarin one, I heard that the lessons are finished but what is left to do as well before we see finished product? Thanks in advance!

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andy@fluenz
The Mandarin ones will be available shortly and we'll be getting everyone setup with those who already purchased. You can email me at usersupport@fluenz.com and we'll get you setup with it now if you'd like.

The Mandarin ones will be available shortly and we'll be getting everyone setup with those who already purchased. You can email me at usersupport@fluenz.com and we'll get you setup with it now if you'd like.

briankj92
Ok thanks! I emailed and I am patiently/impatiently/excitedly waiting for the reply back :D

Ok thanks! I emailed and I am patiently/impatiently/excitedly waiting for the reply back :D

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So in the part where it speaks to you and then you pick the right answer out of the multiple answers, most of the pages have completley new words in it and were not ever taught in any of the lessons before. for example.... the first set says "Yì píng shuǐ" we were never taught Yi ping...the second... Nà shì càidān ma?.... we were never taught any of those words... third...Nǐ yǒu kāfēi ma?... was never taught "yǒu" and so on with many many many of the pages on that. Was wondering what's up about that?

So in the part where it speaks to you and then you pick the right answer out of the multiple answers, most of the pages have completley new words in it and were not ever taught in any of the lessons before. for example.... the first set says "Yì píng shuǐ" we were never taught Yi ping...the second... Nà shì càidān ma?.... we were never taught any of those words... third...Nǐ yǒu kāfēi ma?... was never taught "yǒu" and so on with many many many of the pages on that. Was wondering what's up about that?

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briankj92
I did not skip a lesson. It is Level one session 4 and it was many more than just the few examples I provided. It was never covered in dialog or anything unless it is covered on the downloadable audio lessons in pronunciation or comprehension. I've done one of them but it was on the tones. It was the first one on pronunciation I believe and not in comprehension.

I did not skip a lesson. It is Level one session 4 and it was many more than just the few examples I provided. It was never covered in dialog or anything unless it is covered on the downloadable audio lessons in pronunciation or comprehension. I've done one of them but it was on the tones. It was the first one on pronunciation I believe and not in comprehension.

Fabrice
ahhh i know. That section is very good though. You will hear things that you never learned before but there will be one word in the sentence that you either know or have to recognize, so you have to pick that one. I loved that section. It gets tougher :)

ahhh i know. That section is very good though. You will hear things that you never learned before but there will be one word in the sentence that you either know or have to recognize, so you have to pick that one. I loved that section. It gets tougher :)

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I was wondering why they changed the word to ride "montar" in the old version of the lessons to "andar" to ride/walk? What's the differences between saying "montar bicicleta" and "andar bicicleta? And another thing, she never gave examples on how to use it to mean to walk, she only mentioned it also means to walk, or do you use it the same way as a verb? I am going to walk down the road "voy a andar por el camino" which could be also written "voy a caminar por el camino" as well FYI.

I was wondering why they changed the word to ride "montar" in the old version of the lessons to "andar" to ride/walk? What's the differences between saying "montar bicicleta" and "andar bicicleta? And another thing, she never gave examples on how to use it to mean to walk, she only mentioned it also means to walk, or do you use it the same way as a verb? I am going to walk down the road "voy a andar por el camino" which could be also written "voy a caminar por el camino" as well FYI.

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Apolonia D.
Hi, we changed it because in some countries like Mexico "andar" is more common than "montar". In Spain you'd say "montar/andar en bicicleta", always with the preposition. In Latin America they use the preposition with "andar" but not always with "montar", so you'd say "montar (en) bicicleta" but "andar en bicicleta". "Andar" also means "To walk" and you'd use it like any other verb, so your example "voy a andar por el camino" is perfectly ok. In level 4 Sonia teaches "caminar" as "to walk" and from that session you can use both "andar" and "caminar" in the workouts. Hope this helps!

Hi, we changed it because in some countries like Mexico "andar" is more common than "montar". In Spain you'd say "montar/andar en bicicleta", always with the preposition. In Latin America they use the preposition with "andar" but not always with "montar", so you'd say "montar (en) bicicleta" but "andar en bicicleta".
"Andar" also means "To walk" and you'd use it like any other verb, so your example "voy a andar por el camino" is perfectly ok. In level 4 Sonia teaches "caminar" as "to walk" and from that session you can use both "andar" and "caminar" in the workouts. Hope this helps!

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Ok, I've noticed that when I go to my new sessions that has already been downloaded, it asks me to download the update for that lesson. Well I do this and then it runs the lesson. That's not the problem. Thing is that the other day I went to the application and it said it had an automatic update and I ran it, well when I went to my sessions again that was one I had not went to yet before, it still asked me to update that session, so I am confused about what is going on here and why it's asking me to update each lesson individually still even after it supposedly said it updated the levels already. It did this before the automatic update and after, so I'm confused.. I apologize if I said that in a confusing way as well, hopefully it is clear. Trying to be thorough.

Ok, I've noticed that when I go to my new sessions that has already been downloaded, it asks me to download the update for that lesson. Well I do this and then it runs the lesson. That's not the problem. Thing is that the other day I went to the application and it said it had an automatic update and I ran it, well when I went to my sessions again that was one I had not went to yet before, it still asked me to update that session, so I am confused about what is going on here and why it's asking me to update each lesson individually still even after it supposedly said it updated the levels already. It did this before the automatic update and after, so I'm confused.. I apologize if I said that in a confusing way as well, hopefully it is clear. Trying to be thorough.

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briankj92
Oh ok I see, thank you!!

Oh ok I see, thank you!!

andy@fluenz
We recently released video updates, which will fix issues to already downloaded lessons one-by-one. There isn't a single update that will fix all of them. If you are prompted on the main menu for an update, that will be a totally different patch. The video updates will prompt you each time you run a lesson.

We recently released video updates, which will fix issues to already downloaded lessons one-by-one. There isn't a single update that will fix all of them. If you are prompted on the main menu for an update, that will be a totally different patch. The video updates will prompt you each time you run a lesson.

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I'm sorry, I have to rant a little, and I do apologize, because it's my own fault by using other means of learning spanish, in which I know is encouraged but still... It's annoying knowing how to conjugate a verb into the future tense and being accustomed to using it in normal conversation with my friends and then when i get to the lessons and workouts on fluenz and they want us to write something in the future tense by using the present tense as an alternative (which is still correct) it throws me off because I want to use the actual way to conjugate into the future tense and I'm not use to using the present tense structure in everyday conversation with my friends to use it to talk about the future. **ok rant over, I'm sorry guys, just had to get that off my chest**

I'm sorry, I have to rant a little, and I do apologize, because it's my own fault by using other means of learning spanish, in which I know is encouraged but still... It's annoying knowing how to conjugate a verb into the future tense and being accustomed to using it in normal conversation with my friends and then when i get to the lessons and workouts on fluenz and they want us to write something in the future tense by using the present tense as an alternative (which is still correct) it throws me off because I want to use the actual way to conjugate into the future tense and I'm not use to using the present tense structure in everyday conversation with my friends to use it to talk about the future. **ok rant over, I'm sorry guys, just had to get that off my chest**

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Ashoka Tano
comment to Sophia, I'm sure she can help you. I hope they let us use other forms of Spanish in the future too, because I learned and different version n school and basically had to start over- still use the one I learned sometimes and get frustrated!

comment to Sophia, I'm sure she can help you. I hope they let us use other forms of Spanish in the future too, because I learned and different version n school and basically had to start over- still use the one I learned sometimes and get frustrated!

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It says in the Flashcards "Your(p) sister" and gave the answer "su hermana"... it's throwing me off. granted also I've been awake all day and it's 4:24am in the morning here as well so it may be my tiredness messing with my head.

It says in the Flashcards "Your(p) sister" and gave the answer "su hermana"... it's throwing me off. granted also I've been awake all day and it's 4:24am in the morning here as well so it may be my tiredness messing with my head.

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Apolonia D.
Hi, it's not a typo. In session 12, level 3, Sonia explains that "su" is the possessive for "their" and for "your(plural)". So depending on context "su taxi" could mean "your taxi", "her taxi", "his taxi", "your(p) taxi" or "their taxi". Same thing happens with the plural form "sus". Hope this helps!

Hi, it's not a typo. In session 12, level 3, Sonia explains that "su" is the possessive for "their" and for "your(plural)". So depending on context "su taxi" could mean "your taxi", "her taxi", "his taxi", "your(p) taxi" or "their taxi". Same thing happens with the plural form "sus". Hope this helps!

Ashoka Tano
thanks for the update as I was wondering about that too. different spanishes can throw me off!

thanks for the update as I was wondering about that too. different spanishes can throw me off!

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As I am doing my spanish review curricular for the new upgraded lessons, I noticed an error I feel. It says "Ellas practican su frances juntas" but shouldn't it be SUS instead of Su? as in "Ellas practican SUS frances juntas" since it is talking about multiple people together and showing ownership? Number and Gender must agree with one another, right?

As I am doing my spanish review curricular for the new upgraded lessons, I noticed an error I feel. It says "Ellas practican su frances juntas" but shouldn't it be SUS instead of Su? as in "Ellas practican SUS frances juntas" since it is talking about multiple people together and showing ownership? Number and Gender must agree with one another, right?

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briankj92
Thank you, that makes sense! I think it is because to me it feels like frances feels like a plural noun bc it ends with an S and it throws me off. Thank you so much!!!

Thank you, that makes sense! I think it is because to me it feels like frances feels like a plural noun bc it ends with an S and it throws me off. Thank you so much!!!

Apolonia D.
Possessives agree with the noun they modify, that is, with the object possessed. "Their" can be translated as "su" or "sus" depending on whether they go with a singular or plural noun: "Their car" would be "Su auto" (it belongs to two or more people, but it's a single car) and "Their cars" would be "Sus autos" (again the cars we are talking about belong to two or more people, but in this case we're referring to more than one car). Since "francés" is a singular noun, "their French" is translated as "su francés". Hope this is clearer now, you can also review session 12, level 3, where we introduce the Spanish possessives for "our", "your(p)" and "their".

Possessives agree with the noun they modify, that is, with the object possessed. "Their" can be translated as "su" or "sus" depending on whether they go with a singular or plural noun: "Their car" would be "Su auto" (it belongs to two or more people, but it's a single car) and "Their cars" would be "Sus autos" (again the cars we are talking about belong to two or more people, but in this case we're referring to more than one car). Since "francés" is a singular noun, "their French" is translated as "su francés". Hope this is clearer now, you can also review session 12, level 3, where we introduce the Spanish possessives for "our", "your(p)" and "their".

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I was wondering about how long did it take you to complete the entirely new upgraded program of the new Spanish Fluenz? Podcasts and lessons and videos, all of that? A total accumulation of how long it took. I ask to roughly estimate how long it will take for your new upgrades to the other languages as well, especially the Mandarin seeing I have the Mandarin as well as the Spanish.

I was wondering about how long did it take you to complete the entirely new upgraded program of the new Spanish Fluenz? Podcasts and lessons and videos, all of that? A total accumulation of how long it took. I ask to roughly estimate how long it will take for your new upgrades to the other languages as well, especially the Mandarin seeing I have the Mandarin as well as the Spanish.

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andy@fluenz
It took us about 2 years in total to complete the new Spanish Upgraded version. We're currently working on updating other languages simultaneously, including Mandarin.

It took us about 2 years in total to complete the new Spanish Upgraded version. We're currently working on updating other languages simultaneously, including Mandarin.

briankj92
Oh wow! I didn't realize it took that long! lol I know it will be a while then, which is fine too lol Thank you for the update!

Oh wow! I didn't realize it took that long! lol I know it will be a while then, which is fine too lol Thank you for the update!

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So in write the phrase you read it says "My family is going to come here" and it said the right answer was "mi familia va a venir aqui" but I was thinking it would have or should have been "Mi familia VAN a venir aqui" since it is talking about plurals because family is usually plural so it would be "van" instead of "va" even though i know it talks about second person but i see it as almost second person plural if that is a thing.

So in write the phrase you read it says "My family is going to come here" and it said the right answer was "mi familia va a venir aqui" but I was thinking it would have or should have been "Mi familia VAN a venir aqui" since it is talking about plurals because family is usually plural so it would be "van" instead of "va" even though i know it talks about second person but i see it as almost second person plural if that is a thing.

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briankj92
ahhhh I was half thinking that as well, but wasn't sure if it was the same rule, and I think I had a brain fart LOL Thank you!!

ahhhh I was half thinking that as well, but wasn't sure if it was the same rule, and I think I had a brain fart LOL Thank you!!

DennisG
Even in English "family" is singular. It doesn't matter that it's made up of multiple people, it's still one family, and singular -- which is why we say things like "My family is going to the movies." We don't say, "My family ARE going ..."

Even in English "family" is singular. It doesn't matter that it's made up of multiple people, it's still one family, and singular -- which is why we say things like "My family is going to the movies." We don't say, "My family ARE going ..."

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