With nearly 200 countries and thousands of languages spoken between them, it’s always useful to know how to say “good morning” in each of them. Or if that seems a bit ambitious, maybe just learn a bunch of the most common ones. Here’s a list, ranging from common to not-so-common, to get you started.
Particularly if you’re planning a vacation, getting down the basics of a new language can completely change your days/weeks/months abroad. Not only will it make it easier to connect with people in everyday situations, but having some fundamentals down will significantly smooth your interactions with locals in stores, museums, restaurants, hotels, and beyond.
Rosetta Stone’s Dynamic Immersion® methodology teaches you the language, not just the words. What makes this approach effective is that we prepare you to use your new language in your everyday life. So, it’s not just about the features, but what you’re able to do because of them. It helps you get ready to handle any and all situations with confidence.
Learning a language can be an experience that transforms your life. Not only does it open you to a world full of professional and personal possibilities, but it also expands your thinking and can prime your confidence. As technology like the internet shrinks our world and we become members of a global community, the ability to learn a language becomes an essential part of how we interact and succeed.
Perhaps you’ve hesitated to learn a new language because you’re worried about the time commitment. Or maybe you’ve heard it’s more difficult to learn a language as an adult. Set these common misconceptions about learning languages aside, because research suggests that your ability to learn a language is mostly a matter of practice, building confidence through speaking, and contextualizing your learning.
After you decide on which language to learn and begin to pick up the basics, developing accurate pronunciation depends on getting immediate feedback on your pronunciation efforts. Rosetta Stone helps you get the pronunciation right in a snap with our TruAccent™ speech-recognition engine. Our patented technology compares your voice to native and non-native speakers in real-time—so you get immediate feedback for the most accurate pronunciation. It’s also adjustable, which allows you to tweak your accent as needed. TruAccent is a powerful tool for helping you learn and speak virtually any language.
After you have acquired basic words and their proper pronunciation, it will be a natural transition to learn the longer phrases that make up much of everyday conversation. Rosetta Stone’s brief, 10-minute lessons are built in exactly this way—teaching the basics first, then moving onto longer phrases. This approach helps you acquire the skills to understand and be understood with confidence.
Surround yourself with a language whenever, wherever with the Rosetta Stone app .
Download a unit and knock it out on the train or a flight. Select a 5-10 minute lesson and sneak it in while you wait in line or for your ride to show up. And explore dynamic features, like Seek and Speak, where you can point at an object in the real world and get a translation .
The best part? You don’t have to choose between app or desktop. Both come with your subscription and sync, so you can switch between devices seamlessly.