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Guido
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Speaks: Spanish*, French, English, German, Italian, Portuguese, Norwegian, Catalan, Dutch, Swedish, Danish
Studies: Russian, Indonesian, Romanian, Polish, Icelandic

 
 Message 801 of 3735
09 July 2010 at 7:32pm | IP Logged 
... when you talk to your mother in French, to your brother in Italian and to your sister in Portuguese.

... when you're asleep and talk in German in your dreams.

... when you plan to watch 800 hours of Dutch TV.

... when you pick up a map of the world and colour the countries where the languages you want to learn are spoken.


Guido.-
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Warp3
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 Message 802 of 3735
09 July 2010 at 10:13pm | IP Logged 
Levi wrote:
...when you can identify non-words in your target language, rather than assuming they're words you don't know.


I was ecstatic the first time I looked at a Korean phrase and realized that I *knew* something was misspelled. A few months earlier I would have simply assumed that it was a word or grammar construction that I didn't know, but since I've seen that particular grammar form so many times now the context made it obvious to me what was supposed to be there.
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gogglehead
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 Message 803 of 3735
09 July 2010 at 10:29pm | IP Logged 
Levi wrote:
gogglehead wrote:
When you automatically log into this site when you switch the computer on, while the rest of the world stares zombie-like at status updates on Facebook

Hey, Facebook can be a great place to practice languages!


True, there are a good few language groups on there I believe
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mick33
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Studies: Thai, Polish, Afrikaans, Hindi, Hungarian, Italian, Spanish, Swedish

 
 Message 804 of 3735
09 July 2010 at 11:27pm | IP Logged 
mick33 wrote:
One of my brothers speaks French and I have told him, "If you don't teach my nephew French, I will teach him Spanish instead." I'm very disappointed that my brother neither takes this threat seriously nor has he started teaching his son French.
Yesterday I found out that my brother is teaching his son French now. Good for him! I'll probably still try to teach my nephew Spanish once I get better at speaking it myself.

I was also thrilled when I received the following email from Amazon.com:
Quote:
Dear Amazon.com Customer,

As someone who has purchased or rated Colloquial Afrikaans Pack: The Complete Course for Beginners (Colloquial Series) by Bruce Donaldson, you might like to know that Dictionary of the Hausa Language 2 Volume Paperback Set (Cambridge Library Collection - Linguistics) will be released on July 15, 2010. You can pre-order yours by following the link below.

Dictionary of the Hausa Language 2 Volume Paperback Set (Cambridge Library Collection - Linguistics)
Charles Henry Robinson".
I'm not likely to learn Hausa anytime soon, if ever, but I still think this is good to know.

Fasulye wrote:
... when you never walk around in the city without having any language resources (vocabulary books, MP3 - player with audio-recordings, dictionaries, textbooks) in your backpack.

Fasulye
I actually bought a bigger backpack solely to carry around more language learning materials.

Edited by mick33 on 11 July 2010 at 9:11am

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Levi
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 Message 805 of 3735
10 July 2010 at 4:55am | IP Logged 
gogglehead wrote:
Levi wrote:
gogglehead wrote:
When you automatically log into this site when you switch the computer on, while the rest of the world stares zombie-like at status updates on Facebook

Hey, Facebook can be a great place to practice languages!


True, there are a good few language groups on there I believe

Well, one of the best things to do I think is just to find some friends who speak your target language. That way you can get some great practice reading the colloquial form of your language, and it gives you an excuse to write your statuses in the language. :)

And best of all, you get to show off your language skills to all your friends!

Edited by Levi on 10 July 2010 at 7:33am

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johntm93
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 Message 806 of 3735
10 July 2010 at 6:10am | IP Logged 
Tally wrote:
When you waste your time on something and then feel guilty because you could have studied
languages.
Extremely guilty.
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Asiafeverr
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 Message 807 of 3735
10 July 2010 at 6:51am | IP Logged 
When you go through the trouble of learning a dialect even though nearly all of its native speakers can
already speak another language you already know.
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Levi
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 Message 808 of 3735
10 July 2010 at 7:30am | IP Logged 
...when you can maintain a conversation in your target language drunk.


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