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  • 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

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Hi, we're Joel & Lia, and today we've got a Q&A video for you. So we did a post on Instagram

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