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Levi
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 Message 1033 of 3735
24 August 2010 at 9:22pm | IP Logged 
...when you look up unknown German words in a German-French dictionary (and then consult a monolingual French dictionary if necessary), rather than just using a German-English dictionary.

Edited by Levi on 24 August 2010 at 9:23pm

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ellasevia
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 Message 1034 of 3735
24 August 2010 at 11:28pm | IP Logged 
...when, in your algebra class, you see 3ax (or something like that) in an equation on the board and your first reaction is to wonder why "3" is in the prepositional case! Then, sadly, you remember that this is math, not Russian. :(
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 Message 1035 of 3735
25 August 2010 at 12:26am | IP Logged 
ellasevia wrote:
...when, in your algebra class, you see 3ax (or something like that) in an equation on the board and your first reaction is to wonder why "3" is in the prepositional case! Then, sadly, you remember that this is math, not Russian. :(


Love that. I used to spend maths classes sitting at the back of the classroom with my русский vocab book and just wrote Russian all lesson. At the time I thought I'd pay for it later, but since I got much more than the grade I needed in maths, that was time well spent.
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kottoler.ello
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 Message 1036 of 3735
25 August 2010 at 3:28am | IP Logged 
When you're running to get to your French class because you were rapping in Swedish for the freshman in the Chinese I class you're going to help teach second semester.
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luhmann
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 Message 1037 of 3735
25 August 2010 at 4:29am | IP Logged 
Hi, my name is Luhmann, and I am a languageholic. Today I will not listen to language podcasts nor flip my Anki deck. If I get the urge to study, I will call someone in LA who understands and will help me see the reality of language learning. I am going to bed sober tonight by Gods wonderful grace and mercy that He has for me and by the help of LA.
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Warp3
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 Message 1038 of 3735
25 August 2010 at 6:06pm | IP Logged 
Levi wrote:
...when you look up unknown German words in a German-French dictionary (and then consult a monolingual French dictionary if necessary), rather than just using a German-English dictionary.


I've been considering a similar concept for bilingual reading. With Spanish being so much more transparent than Korean (mostly due to the sheer number of cognates), I suspect that a Korean-Spanish bilingual text would work quite well and would also work both target languages in the process. Also, I know several words in Korean that I haven't learned in Spanish (simply haven't had a reason to do so yet), so the effect would be reciprocal. If I don't know the word/phrase in either language (and can't figure it out from context), *then* I could resort to the English version.
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DaraghM
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 Message 1039 of 3735
26 August 2010 at 2:54pm | IP Logged 
When you've read the 131 pages of this thread :-)
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 Message 1040 of 3735
26 August 2010 at 3:11pm | IP Logged 
When you still yearn for a Romanian grammar which you bought in Bucureşti one year ago, but had to leave in Tiranë because you needed the space for a textbook/grammar and some bilingual town guides in Albanian - and also because it was a dismal grammar from the perspective of language learning.

But it was written in Romanian, sigh! My other Romanian grammars are in Swedish and English..


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