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Moskva in the future? - smoker guy - 02-19-2012 10:43 PM
I was taking Russian language once so the Missus and I could function in Russia. Should I go back to my language instructor...or should I take the easy way out and get Rosetta stone in Russian. I ask this because my language instructor is a PRETTY 31 year old Ukranian woman that (l view as a little sister) woman. Or should I ask her if she will start over again with the language lessons with me on a once a month basis? Be in 100% assurance that I VIEW MY INSTRUCTOR IN A WHOLLY PERFECT SISTERLY VIEW. The Missus knows this, but I do NOT want to freak either of them. I don't know how best to say this, except to say that I love my WONDERFULLY BEAUTIFUL EWife with all my heart...and think of my language instructor as the sister I never had. The instructor & l are friends(she has her own life), and l love the Missus FIERCELY! I guess I just am worrying about hurting either womans'(the instructor is a wonderful Ukranian female 10 yrs. my Junior) feelings. I need advice from a non-involved 3rd party. In case any-person is wondering...l(and the Missus) would like to go to Russia and visit beautiful structures we both wondered about. Trust me...Moskva & Sainkt Peturburg are BEAUTIFUL!!! Sorry about the long post...l just don't want to hurt the woman l LOVE(the MISSUS), and my surrogate sistar( the instructor).
RE: Moskva in the future? - Scooter Britches - 02-20-2012 12:58 AM
What is your missus' take on the instructor?
RE: Moskva in the future? - 2Beers - 02-20-2012 08:16 AM
Or...have your "Sister" teach/instruct/help both of you at the same time. That way you and Mrs. Smoker can both understand the language should you go a roaming to the east.
RE: Moskva in the future? - Gungawoman - 02-20-2012 09:41 AM
Smoker Guy, you sound like you're trying to convince YOURSELF that everything is on the up and up! I would either get Rosetta Stone or take your "wonderfully beautiful" wife with you and BOTH of you learn from the "pretty 31 year old" instructor.
RE: Moskva in the future? - Rey - 02-20-2012 10:05 AM
Ha ha, I kind of got the same impression. The all caps, the reassurances over and over she is like a sister, sounds to me like you are really trying to convince yourself. Smells like trouble to me (and sometimes trouble smells pretty good, like perfume). Ive never heard of Rosetta Stone causing any trouble for marriages. I've used Rosetta Stone myself for French, its not bad.
But on the other hand, would using a computer program deprive someone of needed income for language lessons, just because she happens to not look like an older big burly Russian woman who wears a babushka and eats lots of potatoes? Is that fair?
I suppose the real answer lies only within yourself. But for opinions, I would have to go with the others, if you both go together to get the personal lessons, then yes, otherwise use the cold computer program. Actually the woman's voice on the computer program is kind of sensual, better be careful there too.
RE: Moskva in the future? - Rey - 02-20-2012 05:27 PM
Here, I came across this photo during lunch, it seems to apply to your situation perfectly...
RE: Moskva in the future? - RaoulDuke - 02-20-2012 05:55 PM
Go with the Rosetta Stone. Never look back. It's simply not worth taking a chance. Things have a way of "developing" whether we intend for them to or not, and once the ball starts rolling down the hill it can get out of control very quickly. The fact that you are asking this question indicates you have some concerns. If you are happily married ward off anything you see as having even a remote chance of compromising your situation. It is a noble act to do so. Just my thoughts. Hope I am not out of line. It's just that I am ten years older than you and found myself in a similar situation when I was a couple of years younger than you. I am so thankful that I did not end up in a bad situation. My marriage is more precious now than it ever was. So is my wife.
RE: Moskva in the future? - burma.girl - 02-20-2012 09:47 PM
I concur w/Gunga and [grudgingly, because I can] Rey. Too many CAPS and repetitive affirmations of love....buy Rosetta and be done w/it.
[Heyyyyy man, you asked....]
RE: Moskva in the future? - desertbear - 02-21-2012 06:28 PM
Well SG.... you asked .....
RE: Moskva in the future? - smoker guy - 02-25-2012 11:40 PM
Well, as they would say in Russian, XA-XA-XA(translates to ha ha ha)! No problems after all, just too much worrying over nothing. The wife is fine with it, and my teacher is good for a once a month lesson. Just my overwrought worrying of hurting my wife's feelings with a mix of alcohol to boot. 2beers and Gunga, the wife tried to take lessons with me...she just couldn't grasp the language. Its cool tho, when we do go to Russia I'll be able to translate some and make sure no one takes us for granted. I have always believed that it is important to try to learn at least a little of the language and culture of the country one shall visit. It is the courteous thing to do.
P.S. Anyone who has friended me on Facebook can see my instructor in my friends...her name is quite, how should I say, Ukranian. She is TRES COOL tho, a very good friend to the wife and I. Everyone here would like her.