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Should there be more things to learn in Rocket Languages?

Christopher1197

I know Rocket Languages has a lot of things to learn, but how about addin' more to da learnin' list? Cos' y'all 'no' dat there iz nothin' like "Takin' A Smoke Break", "Court Witness Frenzy". In "The lowdown on Love and Romance", there iz nothin' like "have s** with me", n stuff like that. Although they have 6 thousan' phrases to learn from each language, they need to add more things to learn in Rocket Languages. In "The lowdown on Love and Romance", they should have dirty riddles like "What makes a boob look good?" "a nipple."

This Rocket Languages is too formal. There needs to be something like "Be cool in (language)", and "Swearin' in (language). Swearin' makes people cool. I love swearin', personally. How about you guys and girls?

All comments appreciated. Just use as much slang as possible.

Dan-H24

In my admittedly-limited experience, slang is often country specific, at least in Spanish. So a phrase that means a certain thing in, say, Mexico, might mean something entirely different or nothing at all in Cuba. 

For me, Rocket Languages are just one tool that I am using to learn Spanish. I use many others throughout the day: watching videos on Yabla, listening to podcasts on Espanolistos, reading a book in Spanish, etc. etc. etc. My point being, if you are interested in slang phrases, the internet is a great resource. 

sfpugh

Well for a humorous dip into cockney rhyming slang, there is this classic Ronnie Barker  sketch.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4RwyPDPlFA8

ClaudiaR13

Personally, I wouldn't appreciate having dirty anything on Rocket Languages.  I wouldn't be using such language anywhere!

Christopher1197

@ClaudiaR13

But it's so cool! Like anyone wouldn't sound like an old fashioned hobo if they use dirty language! Couple that with slang, and ur rockin', and rollin'!

Steven-W15

I could barely understand a thing in that cockney video!

A few slang phrases go a long way - and I would leave it at that until you are completely fluent in the language. Exercise a lot of caution with the "off color" stuff. Those words & expressions might play well with a small minority but will turn off the rest.
 

sfpugh

I agree, it's best to stay clear of slang, it is easy to cause offence and is often quite regional as in the Cockney rhyming slang.
The principle of rhyming slang is very simple. It consists of two words and the second one rhymes with the target word. The catch is that the rhyming word is often left out.
Thus "To have a butchers" means to have a look from "butchers hook"

The video has a rhyming slang pun, the audience thinks that "Richard the third" is dog poop but is finally revealed to be a bird.
 

Dan-H24

But it's so cool! Like anyone wouldn't sound like an old fashioned hobo if they use dirty language! Couple that with slang, and ur rockin', and rollin'!

Note to self: do NOT go into the bar in the opening scene of "Once Upon a Time in Mexico" with Christopher.

Christopher1197

@Dan-H24


Oh, just shut up. Chill, Dan, watch the Ronnie Barker sketch.

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