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Old 6th August 2013, 09:28   #46
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A good compilation of phrases which any Non-Japanese can use when visiting or even conversing to break-ice and get that smile across on the other person.

Please allow me to make some changes to your post with reference to the words and pronunciation. I will mention them as (like this) after respective words/phrases. No offence meant to point out as mistakes.

I believe the current versions of Google translate can also read out the words. However, some of them are tricky as the tones of women and men are bit different.
Hey, that's great. Corrections are always welcome that only sharpens the flow of information.

Thanks for the efforts
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Hello

I am trying to sign up for a German course at the Max Mueller Bhavan, but I missed their registration deadline. I think I can atleast start at the A2 level, but they only have A1+A2 German courses available at the moment. Does anyone know any other institutes in Delhi , prefrably with Native Language teachers ?
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My wife and I are learning spanish since the last 2 months. Anyone here speak fluently? How long before you can actually start conversing?
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Any info on Reliable German Language courses/centers in Bangalore other than Goethe Institute? Goethe is in great demand it seems and the seats get filled at the snap of your fingers!
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Any experience with Instituto Hispania?
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Have been exploring the choice of learning "German / Deutsh " language, have to teach kids on it.

Apart from "Duolingo", which I felt a bit hard, starting itself with words, do we have any place to learn the things at our own pace online ?
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Apart from "Duolingo", which I felt a bit hard, starting itself with words, do we have any place to learn the things at our own pace online ?
Rosetta Stone is good. I don't know about the German package, I've tried the Italian. Rosetta Stone's approach was a lot more formal and structured, even my daughter who was 5 years old then was able to do some parts well. Its a paid application, but well worth it.

Duolingo is more informal and game like to use. There are also some weird translations that makes you doubt your English grammar
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Bumping a thread after roughly 1.5 years. Hope I get a response.

I am fluctuating between learning German, Spanish, Mandarin and Japanese.

A1 in German at Goethe is 21k which is really expensive. Anybody here know of any private tutor. Please suggest any other institutes that might have caught your attention.
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A1 in German at Goethe is 21k which is really expensive. Anybody here know of any private tutor. Please suggest any other institutes that might have caught your attention.
For that price one can learn German in Germany, this is ridiculously expensive. 5 years back when I learnt till B1 in Göthe Institute Chennai, it was around 8K per Level. B2.1 and above were slightly on the higher side.

Best thing would be you go for private tuitions to teachers who work at Göthe (possible they might be giving private tuitions) and once you think you are ready for a level, give the exams at Göthe. From A1 to A2 exams are not required (5 year old info).

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I have been using Duolingo for the past three years and it is by far the best free resource that you can get.

I have completed the Spanish course (from English) and I am halfway through the English (from Spanish) course. I am also learning German (through English and Spanish), Russian, Italian and French.

Using the Duolingo experience and a lot of resources on the Internet (there are a lot of good channels on Youtube), I decided to give the DELE A1 exam a shot.

The result? Cleared it with 90%

As long as we spend some time on the grammar (this can be through websites also), the rest is very easy. Duolingo has its own quirks, no doubt. But sustained practice will take you a long way.

I had the opportunity to speak to a couple of people from Spain and they were able to understand me, and more importantly, vice-versa.

I am still learning the language and I think a direct teacher-taught course works best when you already know some of the basics.

Any good language centers in Chennai in and around Adyar? I would like to take up German (beginner) and Spanish (advanced).
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