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Levi
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Speaks: English*, French, Esperanto, German, Spanish
Studies: Russian, Dutch, Portuguese, Mandarin, Japanese, Italian

 
 Message 1450 of 3735
22 February 2011 at 7:58pm | IP Logged 
...when you find this comedy routine way funnier than your friends do:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1hJQsvoY6VU
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cymrotom
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 Message 1451 of 3735
22 February 2011 at 8:10pm | IP Logged 
Spot on!

datsunking1 wrote:
When you're singing in your car to foreign rap, pull up to stoplight, not paying attention to anyone else. Not caring that it's a "foreign" language to other americans. lol

-Scream random exclamations in another tongue because you feel like it.

-When you're taking notes or writing something and switch in and out of different languages.

-When you're a member of this forum :D

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hjordis
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Studies: French, German, Spanish, Japanese

 
 Message 1452 of 3735
23 February 2011 at 12:07am | IP Logged 
When you become very upset upon finding out that Japanese-Chinese Cookbook isn't a bilingual text, but rather a compilation of Japanese and Chinese recipes. I should have known since the title is in English.
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Thatzright
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Speaks: Finnish*, English
Studies: French, Swedish, German, Russian

 
 Message 1453 of 3735
23 February 2011 at 12:28am | IP Logged 
When you're on a two day student booze cruise with your buddies to celebrate high school being over, and it brings you great joy to notice upon reading the multilingual texts on the counter of the tax free shop that the Russian preposition без is indeed used with the genitive.
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yawn
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 Message 1454 of 3735
23 February 2011 at 3:51am | IP Logged 
You know you're a language nerd when you get just as excited upon receiving new course books in Italian and
Portuguese as other teens get excited over the latest fashion trend, the hottest celebrity, or the newest video game!
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skyr
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 Message 1455 of 3735
23 February 2011 at 11:53am | IP Logged 
...when you need to catalogue all the recordings and songs you've downloaded - many of which you haven't got round to looking at - but you know for certain that at some point in time that Hungarian weather forecast from 1993 will come in useful!

...when you spend 19 months searching '401 Czech verbs' in the hope that someone someday will sell it at a reasonable price (it's extortionate in UK bookshops). You eventually find it on ebay for 2.36 euros/$3.23 and you then spend 2 hours composing an email in Czech (a language you don't yet speak) to thank the seller for making your life complete!

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Jinx
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 Message 1456 of 3735
27 February 2011 at 7:12pm | IP Logged 
...when you're so thrilled to find a bilingual kids' book ("Chaucer's First Winter"/"El primer invierno de Chaucer") in your Cheerios box that you have to sit right down and read the whole thing in both languages, despite the fact that
A) you're not studying Spanish and don't plan to anytime soon, and
B) you have a cup of tea over-brewing and cereal getting soggy in milk.
This has gotta come first.


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