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Italian for crazies

I’m trying to learn Italian at home with the Rosetta Stone program. Rosetta Stone is a great program for learning languages because it covers listening, writing, reading and speaking, though the speaking part isn’t really so great.

The trouble with speaking on Rosetta Stone (at least on my computer) is that the microphone and tone sounds are very tricky so I often have to repeat myself several times before the program accepts that I’ve said the phrase correctly. So this is how it generally goes:

Loro hanno un cavallo.  (They have a horse.)
*incorrect sound

Loro hanno un cavallo.
*incorrect sound

LORO HANNO UN CAVLLO!
*incorrect sound

LORO HANNO UN CAVALLO! LORO HANNO UN CAVALLO! AAAAAAGGGHHHHHH!!!!!!

….

….

*incorrect sound

Please note that when the weather is warm here, I have the balcony door open as do the neighbors. I’m pretty sure they’re wondering about the Italian woman in the apartment who is always screaming about horses or apples.

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