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akkadboy
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France
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Speaks: French*, English, Yiddish
Studies: Latin, Ancient Egyptian, Welsh

 
 Message 1481 of 3735
06 March 2011 at 12:20pm | IP Logged 
when you're packing for the weekend and can not make up your mind about which books you should carry up with you,
so you eventually settle on the Persian Assimil, a Yiddish newspaper and a copy of Cicero's letters.
Of course, it's your friend's birthday and you're not supposed to have any free time to read but, eh, one never knows...

Edited by akkadboy on 06 March 2011 at 12:21pm

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Ezhik
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 Message 1482 of 3735
06 March 2011 at 11:21pm | IP Logged 
When you walk around the British Museum translating the Egyptian stelae (to the bemusement of the 'normal' tourists) and are very dissappointed the the museum doesn't also publish a 'how to read cuneform' book. (I was 13!)

When you consider teaching your one year old 'a language a day' on top of two native languages to be 'just for starters' ^^

When the only downside to the above plan is finding the time to research and create the flashcards/phrase + story books in nine languages!

When you find yourself listening to Chinese and Japanese children's songs rather than 'regular' music...

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kottoler.ello
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Speaks: English*, Russian, Mandarin, French
Studies: Japanese, German

 
 Message 1483 of 3735
07 March 2011 at 2:06am | IP Logged 
When your FRIENDS have dreams in which you speak foreign languages.

"Were you speaking Russian at any point last night?"
"No..."
"Oh, must've been a dream. I seem to remember some old guy coming up to you and you started speaking fluent Russian to him."
"Oh. Yeah, I definitely can't do that."
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ember
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Speaks: Russian*, English, German
Studies: Spanish, French, Greek, Polish

 
 Message 1484 of 3735
07 March 2011 at 4:48pm | IP Logged 
When you get disappointed that the game you've downloaded is not the kind you prefer, but
then play (and replay) it anyway, because it can be switched to 7(!) different languages.
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LanguageSponge
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Studies: Welsh, Russian, Japanese, Slovenian, Greek, Italian

 
 Message 1485 of 3735
09 March 2011 at 6:25pm | IP Logged 
When you're talking to your friends in English - about nothing to do with languages at all - and when you or one of your friends can't think of the word immediately, you say the word in whichever language comes into your head the fastest. By the end of the conversation, you've had words obviously in English, but also Slovene, Russian and German :P

You also know you're a language nerd when this is a very regular occurrence.

Jack
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Icaria909
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 Message 1486 of 3735
11 March 2011 at 4:16am | IP Logged 
You know you're a language nerd when you've watched I Just Can't Wait to Be King:
multilanguage
so my many times on Youtube that you've memorized it. You're a bigger
nerd if you've memorized the multilanguage version and forgot the original!
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Fasulye
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 Message 1487 of 3735
11 March 2011 at 6:34am | IP Logged 
... if you speak a whole course evening only in Danish with fluent non-native speakers and they don't believe you that you are a beginner.

Fasulye
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arthur
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 Message 1488 of 3735
11 March 2011 at 2:28pm | IP Logged 
When you feel disappointed when you can't practice your Turkish with the proprietor of a
kebab stand because he's Egyptian, not Turkish.


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