Thanks Lisa! I found Russian. But another question - somewhere was mentioned Japanese for English speakers - just out of curiosity - is it available or not yet?
Posts made by Merx
RE: Spanish and Arabic: It's not a coincidence they have so much in common.
My favourite is "zanahoria" - when I started with Spanish, and met in our textbook that word, I could not believe it is really in Spanish, because for my ear it sounds just weird and out of its place. Talking to some native speakers, some of them (especially Latin-Americans) admit it sounds strange compared to other truly Spanish words, but they never thought about its origin and on the other hand - some of them say that they have knowledge since early childhood that lot of words are originally taken over from Arabic roots.
RE: Great Collection of Bilingual Books
I found entertaining reading and playing with some Spanish/English bilingual e-books with good add-on functions:
Maltido gato by Gema Martínez
Un suceso en el puente de Owl Creek by Ambrose Bierce
RE: I've finished the course. Now what?
Just to add to previous discussion - before deciding in favor of one or another exam... for example for me it was really unhappy discovery that IELTS, TOEFL etc. have expiration time and some organizations take it very seriously. So in order to get lifetime certificate, the Cambridge Proficiency http://www.cambridgeenglish.org/exams/proficiency/ was the only one I found we can take here.
Is there any others, what gives life-time certificate and recognized by most organizations worldwide?
I am interested in English, Spanish, Arabic, Russian exams.
RE: Allow to skip words I don't want to review
That is only really annoying and demotivating trouble here - if I am already speaking language - it means I have some kind of vocabulary - right? If there are words, which I have known at least for 10 last years, I truly believe there is no danger to forget them suddenly now. So it should be possible to skip these very common words we use in daily communications. I understand that this is "·$%! task for programmers, but believe me, it would make a lot of customers happy to pay for the better environment! Other than that - keep developing - it is one of the best sites out of hundreds I have combed through during last 5 years - it is difficult, if not impossible, to beat and it makes to wish to be part of this developing team:)
RE: Vote for your most wanted language pair here!
I would love to have option to vote for English to Arabic and English to Russian, but unfortunately seems like the voting is either finished or it just does not work with my browser.
I miss the reading part from Spanish course - maybe it is not there yet or is it only me, who does not see it?