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Great Story About A Very Determined Russian Learner

SimoneBa
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I posted this a couple of days ago in the DL From English forum, but since it's such an inspiring piece specifically about Russian, I'm putting it on here for you guys.

http://multilingualbychoice.blogspot.com.es/2016/10/too-old-to-learn-language.html

P.S. I've since gone on a Russian-revival drive. Am at L2. Yes, I am. LOL. At least I can still remember the script ;-)

2 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/brittalexiswm

After reading this article, I decided to stop playing around and start learning one of the languages of my dreams; indeed Russian. I'm obsessed. Ive always loved Russian history and culture, but was too afraid to learn the language because it just looks so intimidating and foreign. Now, I'm so excited to take this slow and learn it!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SimoneBa
SimoneBa
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Go for it. I think there's plenty of resources to tap into once you go looking for them. I see you're up to L5 already ;-)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/brittalexiswm

Yup, and honestly it's just from reviewing the very first lesson! I have to make sure i take this slowly and seriously!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SimoneBa
SimoneBa
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I'm on the second lesson, and doing each one twice. The words for "man" and "woman" just won't stick, LOL. The alphabet one I didn't have to do twice, coz I still remembered, more or less.

Let's keep going, shall we?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/brittalexiswm

We shall!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Zeitschleifer
Zeitschleifer
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I'm glad to know you are learning Russian! I've read some of your threads about German. Looking forward to an opportunity to correct your sentences LOL

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SimoneBa
SimoneBa
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You gotta give me just a teensy bit of time until I can actually MAKE sentences ;-) Although it's handy that in Russian you can seem to do that without any verbs... what a treat after suffering through 50+ versions for each verb in the Romance languages!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Zeitschleifer
Zeitschleifer
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No worries, you can always give me a lesson on German ;-) Just don't let my screen name fool you :-)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Jannelies1

What a great story, thank you for posting it.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/BlakeLange

I am 67 and have been studying Russian for just a few years. I enjoyed the story very much, especially the part where said she felt that studying Russian helped her live longer!

2 years ago
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