Subtitles section Play video Print subtitles Hi, we're Joel & Lia, and today we've got a Q&A video for you. So we did a post on Instagram and we asked you guys for your questions, everyone is loving asking us questions lately about our personal lives so we'll do a little bit more on that and also we're gunna update you guys on our progress with Rosetta Stone, because we've had a lot of questions about that. I'm learning Spanish, Lia's learning Japanese, but we'll get onto that later. If you're not already following us on Instagram it's @joelandlia and then there's our personal ones as well, we put the Q&A out on @joelandlia and we got an overwhelming amount of questions back. So we're gunna make our way through some of them and sorry if we miss out your question. Yeah, it's nothing personal. It's nothing... why did I say 'nothing' like a Northerner? I love it, "nothing personal". So shall I kick it off with the first one, yeah kick it off. Okay first question. "Have you two ever dated?". Yes. We're kidding. "How do you guys really feel about followers approaching you in public?" Oh I love it! Yeah absolutely love it, it makes our day when actually put a face to an internet person! I had it like almost every day in August which was crazy I couldn't believe it! But yeah I really like it. Yeah never be afraid-if you do see us, never be afraid to come and say hi because that's why we make videos so that people watch them, so if you're coming up to us saying I like your videos that's amazing, we're like "yay people are watching, it's not just a random number". "Whats your favourite thing to do when you want to relax?" Oooo good question. I like to have a bath, last night I had a bath and put loads of sea salt/epsom salts in the bath, I loved it. Very nice. I stayed in there for 40 minutes. That's a long time! I like to go for a walk, I think I find that the most relaxing, like in the evening as it's getting dark, just go for a walk, a slow walk, not a power walk, just a slow walk, with your thoughts, no music! Just listen to your thoughts and I love it. So meditative. Is that the right word? Yeah, well done! Did you learn that with Rosetta Stone? And this is how you say it in Japanese.....! How do you say 'meditative' in Japanese? "If you guys could speak any other language which one would it be?", well it'd be Spanish for me which is what I'm learning with Rosetta Stone, and mine - I'm learning Japanese with Rosetta Stone so I would absolutely love to get to the point of being fluent, it's taking a long time but we do wanna talk to you guys about our progress with them, because we've been working on it now for a few months and lots of you are interested in our progress. SO we did another Q&A on Instagram about questions to do with us learning languages with Rosetta Stone so, we're gunna go through some of them now. "How easy is it to pick up a language from scratch using the app?". Umm, it's not easy. No, I wouldn't say it's easy, nothing is a quick fix, like you can't just throw money at something and say like 'oh I'm gunna be fluent this time next week', yeah I definitely think you've gotta have your commitment down with yourself and say I'm going to do this, I'm going to commit to it. If I'd've done it every single day without fail then I'm sure I'd be further along, but in terms of the actual app and how it works, we find that it's been so helpful because it does just take you right back to basics you're not thrown into it right in the middle you're sort of taken from the beginning and you're just guided module, through module, through module and through all the units, so you never feel out of your depth. If you're enjoying this video don't forget to click subscribe and the notification bell we post video thrice weekly! And todays poll is, have you ever learnt a new language, yes or no? And do you want to? Dunno if that's too many, it's too many! Have you ever learnt a new language, yes or no? So the next questions is "When will you go to Spain or Japan?" I keep saying it, I'll go when I'm 30. Oh really? Yeah on my 30th I definitely wanna go. It'll come round so bloomin quick! I'll be like 'oh my God I'm 30 I need to go to Japan'. Something I wanna do, when do you wanna go to Spain? Probably like next week? yeah probably go next week! No, I love Spain, I've been quite a few times, and I've started learning Spanish because I want to be able to go to Spain and just order food in Spanish or just you know, be confident to have conversations with people. So yeah, we'll see! "I've been wanting to try Rosetta Stone, how often until you see results?" Well like, I saw results really quickly like within the first few weeks, If i was out and about and I'd see someone eating an apple and I'd be like "oh that's manzana in Spanish" or like you'd just see children running down the street and I'd be like "Ah that's los niños" and you just start to piece it together so if you put the effort in then you will see results. "How long is the course?" so we've got a 12 month subscription, you've got one year to access all of these amazing lessons which you can do as many times as you like, I often go back and do lessons again because Japanese is really really hard - it's really rewarding, it's really cool but you have to just keep hearing these sounds again because they're not sounds we would make in English. So one of my favourite things that the app does is you'll get a word or a phrase and it'll break it down into every syllable, these sounds we just don't have in English. So let me just go on Unit 3, Work and School. *Lia doing Japanese* Oh so it literally breaks it down into syllables? Yeah it's amazing and then you go onto the next one .... *Lia doing Japanese* Pause there, can I just say sometimes if you say a syllable, it can say that you got it wrong because you're saying it in like a different tone, well that's the thing because Japanese is a tonal language isn't it, yeah. It's interesting and so hard. You've picked a really difficult language to learn so no wonder you're like, you've found pronunciation difficult because it's not even a language that's written in a way that you can say. Yeah and you start memorising symbols and you're going I know that that symbol makes that sound, but yeah it's really really fun, and like when I do my 10 minutes after having a bath coming to bed, I like doing mine in bed! It does feel really rewarding, so I would highly recommend it, like why not go for a language that you would just never... never think about learning. Yeah definitely. So what I've been working on with Spanish recently is less fluency and more the phrases I will actually need when I go to Spain so these phrases that I've been learning are more to do with like travel and things like that and that's what I've been working on in the last like, couple of weeks, so... do you wanna test me on some? So yeah when we go to a restaurant how would you say like, I want or I don't want? Oh, so that's easy, so you'd say 'yo quiero' or 'yo no quiero' oh great, I love that and I like that the word 'no' is inbetween there. It's like inserted. But also if you want to be a bit more polite, so if you'd like to say "I would like" instead of "I want" you'd say 'me gustaria', oh that's nice! So it sounds nicer. Me gustaria.... fries. I would like fries. That's gunna be in our film. And how would you ask a waiter like excuse me where's the loo? So 'where is' would be "donde esta..." and then whatever, so 'the loos' I'd guess you'd say "donde esta el baño?" which means like where is the bathroom? There's some other ones I've learnt like What is the time, is "que hora es?" yeah and how much is this, would be "cuanto cuesta?" so I'm just going through all these different phrases that I will actually need and I've learnt them which is really cool, so I feel like whereas before I was trying to like learn sentences and be really fluent, now I'm like actually no let's just learn phrases and then bank them. Bank those phrases! I think i've said it before in a video, but how useful is it to know the word 'exit' in every language. Exit? Because you always need to know that if you're in a train station in Germany and you're like .... even just knowing what the sign...! I think in Spanish that's 'Salida'. I don't actually know what it is in Japanese, I've not learnt that yet, but if someone wants to let me know in the comments I would love that. So someone's asked "Coupon code?", yeah we do have a coupon code, you get 50% off (JoelLia50) that will be in the description as well, I think it's all in capital letters but double check the description. And if you don't want to commit to a subscription just yet, they do have a free demo that you can do, so you can see if you like the program but yeah 50% off, so if you're looking to learn a language like that's such good value, yeah it's so amazing. And like we said before it's about what you put in, for any of you that are worried about a classroom setting, I know another person has asked about like "oh I was never good at learning languages in school" neither was I! I learnt Spanish in school, but kind of quickly forgot it, I didn't really get along with the classroom-teaching method. Rosetta Stone really isn't like that they sort of take you through the process as if you were sort of, a baby and you were born in that culture and you're seeing things and matching them up with words, so it's a really natural learning process. That's a really good way of putting that, I'm a baby! Show me through! No honestly, you're so right you see a picture of some children eating food and then the sound of you know *Japanese* comes up and you're like oh okay yeah, yeah yeah! Thanks for tuning into this Q&A we love answering your questions, we love it so much. Please subscribe to our channel, click the notification bell so you can be notified when we upload videos and be the first to see them and you'll probably get a reply from us in the comments as well! And we'll see you next time! See you next time guys, bye!