audio: English for my little sister

Please, would someone be so nice to put audio to this little deck I made for my sister? It's 127 words like "dog" or "dress"... You can find it in the English for Czech speakers.

Thanks a lot

Posted by Zirien 7/23/12, last update 8/6/12 (1 year ago)
  • This is probably a stupid question, but are you asking for audio for the english or czech words?

    Posted by bdaley2009 7/25/12 (1 year ago)
  • And if you meant english audio, how is the best way for me to add the audio? I am new to the site and can't figure out how to add the audio to your list.

    Posted by bdaley2009 7/25/12 (1 year ago)
  • This is one way to do it: http://www.memrise.com/faq/audio-uploading/

    Posted by cacoethes 7/25/12 (1 year ago)
  • English :-D

    thanks a lot.

    Posted by Zirien 7/25/12 (1 year ago)
  • Is american english ok? I have a fairly neutral accent, but it won't be the same as someone from the UK (though of course there are many different accents there too). I also ask because I noticed you have some words that are british english (mum, jumper, trousers, teddy - in american english we use jumper and teddy but they mean something else).

    Posted by bdaley2009 7/25/12 (1 year ago)
  • forgot to mention...

    you also added the word "sister" to your list twice, but one time it is the czech word in the english column. i assume this might cause some problems when i try to record one audio file with all the words in the correct order

    Posted by bdaley2009 7/25/12 (1 year ago)
  • american neutral accent is alright. the words are british because her textbook is british (and actually, some of the vocabulary included in the book (not in the memrise course) makes me believe the writer had either never been a child or has lost his common sense). thanks for noticing the mistake, I'll remove one sister from the list :-)

    thanks a lot

    p.s. what does jumper and teddy mean in american english? i read/listen to it a lot but i haven't encountered these words yet :-)

    Posted by Zirien 7/28/12 (1 year ago)
  • Sorry about the delay. I was on vacation and then I moved out of the country, so I have been pretty busy. Try this sample file and let me know if it is fine for you, then I can send the whole thing to Ben to add to the list.

    http://minus.com/mOuug4rcX/

    About the four words I mentioned last time (mum, jumper, trousers, teddy)...

    Mum: This technically isn't grammatically correct for saying "mom", but some americans might sound like that when they say "mom". That's what the southerners tell me I sound like anyways. Otherwise, "mum" actually means silent (maybe more like "secretive"). Ex. "I think there is a party going on this weekend at John's house. I asked him, but he is being pretty mum about the details. I don't think he wants me to know."

    Jumper: We don't really use this for much in the US. The only thing it means is "someone who jumps". Ex. someone who competes in the high jumping event at the olympics would be called a "high jumper"

    Trousers: This is actually used quite a lot in the US, but it is a quick way to get yourself called old-fashioned. Most younger people just say "pants". Though this could depend on the region of the US (i'm not quite sure).

    Teddy: We say "teddy bear" for what the Brits call a "teddy". It's probably common for kids to shorten the words sometimes to just "teddy" as well. But a "teddy" is also a kind of clothing worn by women. It's more like something to sleep in, possibly something a little sexual.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Teddy_(garment)

    Posted by bdaley2009 8/6/12 (1 year ago)
  • I also forgot to mention this one....

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Biscuit

    Posted by bdaley2009 8/6/12 (1 year ago)