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200 Words a Day! Newzine21-Aug 23, 2005
August 24, 2005
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200 Words a Day! Newzine #21: August 23, 2005
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Contents
Be careful when being SENSIBLE. It could backfire in French or Spanish! And be aware of sleeping in, in German.

1. Do some of your newsletters come with illegible foreign letters?
2. e-Book released - Spanish Course #1
3. 101 Spanish and 101 French Proverb Courses release
4. Spanish Tip: Be careful when being SENSIBLE in Spanish
5. Spanish Cartoon: Is the Spanish word for hotel masculine or feminine?
6. French Tip: Be careful when being SENSIBLE in French
7. French Cartoon: Do you need a nudge to go swimming?
8. German Tip: Sleeping in when sleeping out
9. German Cartoon: Driving FAR 'N' WIDE
10. Welsh Tip: Typing Carets, the Welsh circumflex
11. Winner of the CD-Rom/eBook for this month
12. Entering the Monthly Draw for the CD-Rom/e-Book
13. 7-part Mini Courses by e-Mail
14. Frequently Asked Questions and Tutorials
15. Contact Us

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Hi
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This month we release a couple of new courses 101 Spanish Proverbs and 101 French Proverbs. More below.

Be careful when being SENSIBLE. It could backfire in French or Spanish! And be aware of sleeping in, in German.

Check out the links to cartoons.

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1. Are some letters just illegible squiggles
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Does your newsletter come with certain letters contorted and not displaying properly. This is because some email filters will disable the html (the code in which the we write the newsletter).

If your newsletter is arriving with letters and foreign accents all looking like strange illegible squiggles then subscribe again and opt for TEXT formatting (rather than the html formatting) or tell your filtering software to stop disabling the html!

The same will apply to any other newsletters you may be getting where certain letters or letters with foreign accents end up as funny squiggles.

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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 sample chapters.

The complete 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. 101 Spanish and 101 French Proverb Courses release
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We've just completed a couple of courses - 101 Spanish Proverbs
and 101 French Proverbs that are on CD-Rom as computer courses for Windows based pc.

These courses can be run on their own, but are designed to consolidate the learning you gained from your Spanish 200 Words a Day! Course or courses and French 200 Words a Day! Course or courses.

1. Each proverb is voiced by a native Spanish or French speaker, as appropriate.
2. The picture is taken from the 200 Words a Day! Course reflecting one of the main words in the proverb.
3. By clicking on the pic you can see the word and Memory Trigger again, as they appear in the other courses.

So the courses are great for consolidating your learning as they will:

1. reinforce some of the learning that you already have covered.
2. teach you a load more new vocabulary.
3. teach you some of the phrases and idioms that French-speakers and Spanish-speakers use in everyday conversation.

101 Spanish Proverbs

101 French Proverbs

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4. Spanish Tip: Be careful when being SENSIBLE in Spanish
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Be careful of the SENSIBLE false friends. A false friend (falso amigo ) is a word in Spanish that you think means the same thing in English, but does not.

The word SENSIBLE in Spanish actually means Sensitive in English.

The word SENSIBLE in English is sensato in Spanish for a male, and is sensata for a female.

Of a person with common sense (sentido comun) one would say:

el tiene sentido comun.
...he has common sense...

Another Spanish word for 'brain sense', smarts or common sense is 'la sensatez'.

el tiene sensatez.
...another way to say ...he has common sense...

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5. Spanish Cartoon: the Spanish word for hotel? Is it masculine or feminine
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The Spanish word for hotel is hotel. But is it masculine or feminine??

Let one of the members of the hotel-owning Marriott family always remind. You will never forget this.

Is the Spanish word for hotel masculine or feminine?

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6. French Tip - Be careful when being SENSIBLE in French
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Be careful of the SENSIBLE false friends. A false friend (faux ami ) is a word in French that you think means the same thing in English, but does not necesarily.

The word SENSIBLE in French actually means Sensitive in English.

The word for skin in French is la peau.
So someone with la peau sensible has sensitive skin.

The word SENSIBLE in English is raisonnable in French.

Common sense in French is le sens comun.

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7. French Cartoon - do you need a nudge to get in to the water
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Check out one of cartoons and Memory Triggers for the . French word 'to swim'
Sometimes you might need a little nudge to get in the water.

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8. German Tip: We sleep in, the Germans sleep out!
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Here's an interesting little twist. When we sleep late in the morning we sleep in.

In German however the word is ausschlafen, which is a separable verb literally meaning to sleep out!

. . . to sleep off the effects of booze is seinen Rausch ausschlafen . . .

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9. German Cartoon: Driving FAR 'N' WIDE in Germany!
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Another German tip . . .check out the pic

Take a look at the word 'to drive' which you can see by clicking the link: To Drive in German - - - .

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10. Welsh Tip: Typing the Welsh Circumflex
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Typing the Welsh circumflex, or caret can present a few problems. In the 200 Words a Day! courses, it is pretty straightforward, but two characters will cause you bother when using Microsoft Word.

For more details on the Welsh circumflex, or to bach click on the link:

Typing the Welsh Caret, Circumflex or to bach.

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11. 200 Words a Day CD-Rom or e-Book to give away each month
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The winner of the monthly draw (named below) 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).
LEARN 101 SPANISH PROVERBS Course #1 - 101 Proverbs
All relate to the 200 Words a Day! courses, using the Memory Triggers for the main words
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
LEARN 101 FRENCH PROVERBS Course #1 - 101 Proverbs
All relate to the 200 Words a Day! courses, using the Memory Triggers for the main words
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

This month's winner is Bhushan Rane of India. Take your pick of the Excelerated Learning Products above.

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12. 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...!).

You can enter every month if you so wish!

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13. 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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14. 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

Don't forget there is also a Tutorial on the CD-ROm, which you really should do before starting the course!!

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15. 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 it's for this newzine.

Don't forget if there is someone you know learning a language, this ezine might be of interest to them. Pass it on!
Adios - au revoir - auf wiedersehen - hwyl fawr.

Kevin Crocombe and the 200 Words a Day Team

200 Words a Day!
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