https://www.duolingo.com/DanD_8

Muzzy in Esperanto

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Hey everyone, this made me excited and I thought I'd share

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LFes39GzmNA

I know some people can't stand Muzzy, but most of it is available on Youtube. I show my children the English, German, and Spanish versions and they are getting pretty good at recognize the differences. I'm deciding if I'll including this in the mix for them :)

2 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/Ungewitig_Wiht

The course creators are aware of the thing - they put "Kiu manĝas horloĝojn?" and "muzzy" is accepted :Þ

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/amuzulo
amuzulo
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Yep, we've tried to include Esperanto culture references wherever we could. :-D

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Ungewitig_Wiht

Pro tio vi mojosas!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/GrandaUrso

Hah! I remember seeing muzzy vhs tapes on sale on the tv when I was growing up. I think I'll take a look at this when I get home tonight. Muzzy is quite charming.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/JackyDW
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That's pretty awesome! By all means, show them! I might watch it myself!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/DanD_8
DanD_8
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I think three languages at the same time is pushing it. I might not add a fourth ;)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/DanD_8
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Oh well, I was watching Muzzy Esperanto and my kids walked in the room. I offered the change it to English, Spanish, or German, but they protested. That was yesterday.

Today they are watching it in Esperanto and answering the prompts in English. They've seen it in English enough to know the general topic, but I find it amazing that they roll with the punches and don't seem to mind the language switches.

I guess I've found my strategy for introducing them to languages :). I'll let them learn passively until they ask to learn more of one.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/JackyDW
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I really admire you as a parent. At some point, if I ever have kids, I want them to learn at least one language besides English from the age of 5, if not from birth.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Q-Allat
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I think you are spot on: watching tv and videos is excellent for learning languages, when I was a kid we lived close to the German border (I am Dutch) and so we had German tv as well, and they had great kids programs and documentaries/movies etc, and I learned quite a bit of German and could read German children's books before I learned it at school.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/rhythmixed
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Please show your kids the Esperanto version! It'd be so interesting to see if they can pick it up. I showed my cousins the Esperanto version a couple of times and they actually understood me a little bit when I asked a few questions. I love Muzzy. I was introduced to it in my Spanish classes in elementary school, and now I get to watch the German and Esperanto versions on YouTube, which makes me very happy.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/DanD_8
DanD_8
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They've watched it quite a few times now. They prefer the English version, which still teaches them quite a bit.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ionasky
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I had never heard of it, thaks for the link.

2 years ago
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