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mick33
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 Message 881 of 3735
26 July 2010 at 9:43am | IP Logged 
When a "languages duel" similar to the one shown in this video seems like a perfect first date.





Edited by mick33 on 26 July 2010 at 9:46am

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johntm93
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 Message 882 of 3735
26 July 2010 at 9:54am | IP Logged 
mick33 wrote:
When a "languages duel" similar to the one shown in this video seems like a perfect first date.



Oh my god...This could be a lot of fun with friends (if your friends knew many languages, of course)...maybe even a game show...I'd watch
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janalisa
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 Message 883 of 3735
26 July 2010 at 10:16am | IP Logged 
mick33 wrote:
When a "languages duel" similar to the one shown in this video seems like a perfect first date.


That's awesome!! (Their accents are pretty bad though... haha).

If anyone does this with me on a first date, I'm in love. =O
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Teango
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 Message 884 of 3735
26 July 2010 at 12:44pm | IP Logged 
mick33 wrote:
When a "languages duel" similar to the one shown in this video seems like a perfect first date.

Go Indy! The scary thing is that the first date with my current girlfriend actually did involve 3 languages...and I could cheekily even count up to 4...because it was in an Italian restaurant where I naturally tried out a few phrases whilst ordering for fun. ;)

Edited by Teango on 26 July 2010 at 12:45pm

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ellasevia
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 Message 885 of 3735
26 July 2010 at 3:21pm | IP Logged 
That 'language duel' looks fun. Their accents are pretty bad though, especially for the Swedish and Greek. I couldn't even tell that they were speaking those at first until I heard the language/country mentioned ("pratar Svenska"; "στην Ελλάδα"). The German and Italian weren't great either, but at least they were understandable on first hearing. Why no Asian languages in there? ;)

Edited by ellasevia on 26 July 2010 at 3:57pm

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Quabazaa
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 Message 886 of 3735
26 July 2010 at 4:31pm | IP Logged 
You actually don't mind flying/travelling for 40 hours because it's a good opportunity to practise your languages, especially on the poor unsuspecting German exchange students who are trapped sitting next to you..... They did luckily seem to warm up to me by hour 18 especially when I translated Important Airline Information for them, haha. I really tried not to come across as a freak but I'm afraid my reading in Arabic may have been too much for them!
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Teango
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 Message 887 of 3735
26 July 2010 at 6:02pm | IP Logged 
When after years of getting spam in your inbox, you're thrilled to eventually get one completely in Arabic advertising villas (yes, I checked on Google Translate)! :)

Edited by Teango on 26 July 2010 at 6:07pm

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ruskivyetr
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 Message 888 of 3735
26 July 2010 at 7:47pm | IP Logged 
johntm93 wrote:

psy88 wrote:
When you feel really upset that July is almost over because that leaves only one more month before
everything goes back to "normal" for you in September and you will have less time to devote to you language
studies.
DON'T REMIND ME! I DO NOT WANT SCHOOL TO START.
Not just because I lose all of the free time I have for languages, but I'll have work for stupid subjects like English
(why do I have to take a class about my native language?) and I won't be able to study foreign languages!

You know you are a language nerd when you do foreign language stuff IN your English class and get in trouble for
it on many different occasions.

You know you are a language nerd when you are type "I'll be there" in facebook chat, and it comes out as "Iäll be
there".


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