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christian
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Speaks: English*
Studies: Spanish, Japanese, German

 
 Message 1785 of 3735
25 June 2011 at 7:07am | IP Logged 
...when you visit this site
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mick33
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Studies: Finnish
Studies: Thai, Polish, Afrikaans, Hindi, Hungarian, Italian, Spanish, Swedish

 
 Message 1786 of 3735
25 June 2011 at 10:07am | IP Logged 
Levi wrote:
...when you ace this quiz in about two minutes.
When I'm a little embarrassed that I needed the full 10 minutes, and that even with all that time I still did not ace the test.

Edited by mick33 on 25 June 2011 at 10:43am

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psy88
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Studies: Spanish*, Japanese, Latin, French

 
 Message 1787 of 3735
29 June 2011 at 3:35am | IP Logged 
when you are speaking to a woman in English and she says that she did something "solo" and, although you don't say it, your first thought is "you mean 'sola'"
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LanguageSponge
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Studies: Welsh, Russian, Japanese, Slovenian, Greek, Italian

 
 Message 1788 of 3735
29 June 2011 at 11:33am | IP Logged 
... when you begin to think of reading in your native language as a waste of valuable
time.

... when you start keeping a list of the new words you learn in your native language and
consider putting them into an Anki deck.

... when you are horrified, looking at your list of words, at the amount of words you're
learning in your native language. Then you realise that actually, it's natural to learn
new words in any language, whether it's a foreign one or not. But it still takes you a
while to even remember that.
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ellasevia
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Japan
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Speaks: English*, German, Spanish, Portuguese, French, Croatian, Greek, Japanese, Turkish, Italian
Studies: Mandarin, Persian, Arabic (Written)

 
 Message 1789 of 3735
01 July 2011 at 7:52pm | IP Logged 
...when you take personal offense to hearing an announcement at the airport in Spanish pronounced so
badly that you thought it was English at first. And then when you proceed to rant about it aloud for several
minutes in the middle of a hallway full of people.
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AndyMeg
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 Message 1790 of 3735
05 July 2011 at 4:29am | IP Logged 
When you discovered this fantastic website by reading a blog about learning languages,
and then you registered here so you could post a reply in this thread. XD!



Edited by AndyMeg on 05 July 2011 at 4:44am

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Teango
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 Message 1791 of 3735
05 July 2011 at 3:37pm | IP Logged 
When you receive yet another boring utilities pamphlet through your door telling you they're going to raise their rates again, entitled "Important legal changes to the ownership of your sewers", and are about to throw it in the bin when you happen to notice the back pages...



And on closer inspection, an exotic script you've never seen before jumps out from the page and grabs your attention, one that even manages to transcend the dull topic of plumbing ownership and soothe a tenant's misgivings with it's beautiful swirls and intricate lettering:



No bin for you, Mr pamphlet, you're going straight into my bookshelf (next to the chocolate bar wrapper in Georgian)! :)

Edited by Teango on 05 July 2011 at 6:04pm

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Juаn
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 Message 1792 of 3735
05 July 2011 at 5:24pm | IP Logged 
Teango wrote:
When you receive yet another boring utilities pamphlet through your door telling you they're going to raise their rates again, entitled "Important legal changes to the ownership of your sewers", and are about to throw it in the bin when you happen to notice the back pages...



When upon seeing those thumbnails you first get excited by the prospect of reading about someone's sewer contract half a world away, and then become upset, bordering on angry, when you click on the links and the full-sized images turn out to be so damn small that you can't make out the individual texts.

Edited by Juаn on 05 July 2011 at 5:30pm



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