View topic - Rosetta Stone does not help teach a language.
Same with boy, dog, and cat. You do have the options of setting it to Kana or Kanji but since they don't teach you the letters. What's the f'ing point? I continue on and it's now young adult boy, young adult girl, airplane, and car. All with the same three options.
Now, I want to get rid of this program. Since I don't think this is the best way to learn Japanese at all. But since we spent $194 on it, that isn't a good idea. Damn. I read somewhere that there was a 90 day return gurantee.
So, the point of this topic is. Don't f'ing buy Rosetta Stone. It's a waste of money. They scam you in saying their the best but you never get a chance to try it out.
Did anyone else have an experience with this software?
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Rosetta Stone is full immersion learning. How do you think little children learn a language? You give them a picture, point to it, and say "chipmunk". The child looks at it, and you turn the page. There's the chipmunk again, doing something else. "Chipmunk," you say again.
It's a really slow process for children, but faster for adults. You already know it's a girl, so you can make that english association while the voice gives you the japanese word.
I found Rosetta Stone to be immensely satisfying, however, I couldn't afford the full system. It's not the program's fault that you are too impatient, but you're not going to find other methods of learning japanese to be any faster. Nothing happens overnight. Hold onto that program, you'll go back to it eventually when all your other options turn out to not be overnight successes.
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OTOH, Rosetta does have limitations. It teaches spoken language. That's fine for another romaji-using lingo like German, Italian, Spanish, or French where you can blunder into the spelling at any time. For Russian, Arabic, Greek, Chinese, and Japanese, Rosetta really isn't that hot as an all-around language tool.
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