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Senior Member
United States
Joined 3153 days ago

115 posts - 168 votes 
Speaks: Italian, English*
Studies: Spanish, Swedish, French

 Message 1809 of 3735
16 July 2011 at 3:43pm | IP Logged 
...the first thing you think to do once you come home from you two week vacation in Italy
is to look at all the new YKYLNW posts
... while looking at the ancient Italian sights you notice you are the only one taking
pictures of the rock slabs with Latin on it
... you're becoming the translator between your brothers and your Italian cousins is
the high point of the trip
... on the plane trip to Italy you are messing around with the little tv in front of
you and find a game that teaches you foreign languages and you spend a good 3 hours on it
... you can't understand why your brothers would rather listen to English channels
when you could rather watch Italian news live

Edited by GRagazzo on 16 July 2011 at 3:44pm

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212 posts - 264 votes 
Studies: German

 Message 1810 of 3735
17 July 2011 at 5:32am | IP Logged 
When you by a bottle of wine, in witch you don*t care for, just because the name of it is "Fünf" the German number for 5 and you actually take a picture of it and set it as your facebook profile pic.

When you teach your little cousin (who is 2 and a half) how to count in German and actually get a bit irritated because he can't pronounce the umlaut letters to your standards, I do admit when he says Fünf, it sounds sooo cute, lol.

When you overhear guys(guessing from the ball and chain, it was a batchelor party) at a German resteraunt chanting DAS BOOT over and over, because they are playing a drinking game that comprises of drinking out of/passing around a glass boot, but this irritates you like no other because Boot is actually the German word for boat, Stiefel is the word for boot... and you are over half tempted to correct these men.

I know it sounds like all I do is drink... I'm really not an alcoholic....:)

Edited by LebensForm on 17 July 2011 at 5:34am

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 Message 1811 of 3735
17 July 2011 at 4:10pm | IP Logged 
when you buy a new microwave/oven and you're thrilled that the instruction booklets come in English and French with a separate panel sticky that you're considering putting up because at least 2 in the family speak French and another wants to learn. And you've warned your husband not to throw any of the paperwork away. Packaging in foreign languages is like a mini-vacation.
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Joined 3114 days ago

38 posts - 53 votes 
Speaks: Italian*, English
Studies: German, Mandarin, Japanese

 Message 1812 of 3735
17 July 2011 at 4:56pm | IP Logged 
..when you can sing songs in japanese and mandarin but you know none in your native
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Speaks: Norwegian*, English, Italian, Spanish
Studies: Finnish, Russian

 Message 1813 of 3735
17 July 2011 at 11:56pm | IP Logged 
Well, I sing songs in Italian, Russian, German, French, English and even Navajo, but no song in Norwegian.

But I am a general nerd of many areas.

Obs: I have not learnt any Finnish song yet. That's a shame.

Edited by Aquila123 on 17 July 2011 at 11:58pm

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Phantom Kat
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