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200 Words a Day! Newzine20-July 26, 2005
July 25, 2005
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200 Words a Day! Newzine #20: July 21,2005
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Contents

1. Language Learning Accelerator Tip - Translating like a Stenographer
2. e-Book released - Spanish Course #1
3. Work Advanced - 200 Words a Day! Learn German #2
4. Tutorial Online
5. Spanish Tip: A Glass of Beer
6. French Tip: HOT French Words - La France Suffoque!
7. German Tip: Spice gives you WARTS
8. Welsh Tip: DO WE know who I am?
9. Winner of the CD-Rom/eBook for this month
10. Entering the Monthly Draw for the CD-Rom/e-Book
11. 7-part Mini Courses by e-Mail
12. Frequently Asked Questions and Tutorials
13. Contact Us

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Hi
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This month my work took me to Paris for two weeks (including the Bastille Day Celebrations of July 14), then to Madrid, Spain for about a week, and then a couple of days in Miami, in a place they call Little Havana! Most people in the area speak Spanish as their first language, being immigrants from Cuba.

I am back in the UK at present, and then will be back to Germany later next week.

What fun for someone involved in language learning and language software!

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1. Language Learning Accelerator Tip
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Translating documents, articles, radio interviews etc is an extremely valuable exercise and will greatly improve your language learning speed and acquisition.

A very effective way to improve your listening, comprehension, spelling, and increase your foreign vocabulary and phrases when learning a language is by a practice I call "Stenographer Language Translation".

It applies to learning any language at all, whether this be learning Spanish, French, German, Welsh or anything else.

To read more go klick the link:

Language Translating on the Hop will speed your Spanish, French, German, Welsh language acquisition! . . . in fact any language learning will accelerate!

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2. e-Book released - Spanish Course #1
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Students of Spanish will find their study possibilities enhanced with the use of the Spanish Course #1 e-Book, which we recently released. You can download a sample few chapters on site at the following link.

You can read it on screen or print it out in full color. Check out the fr=e=e download.

Now you can do the CD-Rom Courses, then download take the printout of the e-Book with you, so that you can read it on the train, plane, or during your lunch-break.

Spanish Course #1 e-book.

200 Words a Day Spanish Course #1 is now available as an e-Book which you can download, save and print in full color.

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3. Work Advanced
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Work is advanced on German Course #2 and this is due for a release in a couple of months.

More German common vocab and phrases incorporating our unique and unbeatable GENDER TRIGGERS. There is no better way yet to remember the German Genders. The smoking animal beats all the hundreds of course without them, and the very few - with them . . .

Learn German with info on neuter gender.

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4. Tutorial Online
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We have put a Tutorial Online which covers the main features of the 200 Words a Day! Learning System, including loads of screenshots to assist you.

Online Tutorial

Of course one can contact us at any time, but you may find the answers to your questions on the FAQ page (Frequently Asked Questions page) or in the Language Tutorial pages.

Frequently Asked Questions about 200 Words a Day language learning courses.

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5. Spanish Tip
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Most visitors to Spain learn very early that the word for beer is la cerveza, for which we have a Memory Trigger on our Learn Spanish page.


A commonly used term is una caña, which sounds like canya. This will get you a glass of beer.

It also means cane or rod. darle caña means to get a move on! Give it some stick!

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6. French Tip - French Heatwave Words and Phrases:
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La France Suffoque!.

During my stay in Paris a heatwave descended on the country. Learn some useful heatwave terminology!

I am sure that if you do not already know it you will be able to work out the meaning of the word suffoque.

Remember most verbs ending in -ate in English can be made into French verbs by simply changing the '-ate'

La canicule s'installe nouveau dans le pays!

During la canicule a CAN O'COOL drink can help cool you down.

Find out the meaning of la canicule by cleeecking on the leeeenk . . . French Heat and Heatwave words and terminology.

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7. German Tip
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This edition's Learn German Tip looks at the word das Gewurz... which means spice.

Sounds a bit like WARTS, and it is a neuter word.

German Neuter words feature a smoking animal, and in this case we have a toad smoking a pipe, who is eating spice, knowing it will give him more WARTS.

Check out the smoking toad and his WARTS eating spices.

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8. Welsh Tip
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This edition's Learn Welsh Tip is 'I am'.

Dw i yn y garej means I am in the garage.

Dw i means I am. It sounds like 'DO WE', as in imagine a man saying, "DO WE know who I am!?"

Check for more on Welsh Accelerated Language Learning.

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9. 200 Words a Day CD-Rom or e-Book to give away each month
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The winner of the monthly draw can select a CD-Rom or e-Book from our range:

200 Words a Day! LEARN SPANISH Course #1 CD-Rom - 1000+ words and common phrases
200 Words a Day! LEARN Spanish Course #1 e-Book
- - to accompany the Learn Spanish 200 Words a Day Course #1 CD-Rom or be used on its own. Over 150 pages of color, and with all the color pictures in the Spanish 200 Words a Day! Course #1 CD-Rom. Read it on the bus, train, plane or in the park on your lunchbreak. Use it as a learning consolidator or the sole source!
200 Words a Day! LEARN SPANISH Course #2 - 1000+ words and common phrases
200 Words a Day! LEARN SPANISH Grammar Course UNDERSTANDING POR and PARA
- - 600+ words and common phrases using POR and PARA. Hundreds of sample sentences, using all the main tenses. All voiced by native Spanish speakers (of course).
200 Words a Day! LEARN FRENCH Course #1 - 1000+ words and common phrases
200 Words a Day! LEARN FRENCH Course #2 - 1000+ words and common phrases
200 Words a Day! LEARN GERMAN Course #1 - 1000+ words and common phrases
200 Words a Day! LEARN WELSH Course #1 - 1000+ words and common phrases

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10. Entering the Monthly CD-Rom or e-Book Draw
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To enter the monthly draw for a CD-Rom, or e-Book of your choice, click on the link Enter the Draw.

You'll need to answer some easy questions (we'll even give you the answers...!).

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11. Plus some mini courses by email
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Don't forget to also enrol in our 7-part mini-courses. At present we have these available as mini-Spanish lessons, but we will have French 7-part mini-lessons also soon. Spanish 7-part e-Courses

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12. Frequently Asked Questions and Tutorials
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Check out the Frequently Asked Questions online. It is on the 200words-a-day.com website marked FAQ on the Navbar (Navigation Bar) on the left side of the page.

If you have queries about anything, whether it be about the course or about postage you may find the answers on this page.

Common questions relate to the typing of the different foreign characters, e.g. upside-down question-marks, accents, apostrophes!

Sometimes users are not typing in a little accent or letter here or there, resulting in them dropping points in their tests.

Frequently Asked Questions about 200 Words a Day Accelerated Language Learning

There is also a great deal of help on the Tutorial Pages, which is of particular benefit to course users. If you have ordered the course and are awaiting its arrival in the post you can cover the Tutorials while you wait.

200 Words a Day! Excelerated Language Learning Tutorials - How to Use the Spanish, French, German and Welsh Language Courses

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13. Contact Us
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Contact us at any time.

You might find the answers quicker on the FAQ or Tutorial pages as described above, but do feel free to hit us with any questions.

Contact Us

That is it for this week! Adios - au revoir - auf wiedersehen - hwyl fawr.

Kevin and the 200 Words a Day Team

32 Alverton, Great Linford, Great Linford, Buckinghamshire, MK14 5EF, United Kingdom


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