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vonPeterhof
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 Message 2217 of 3735
04 April 2012 at 5:33pm | IP Logged 
... you come across the word dafuq on the internet and pronounce it in your mind as if it were written out in IPA, right down to the voiceless uvular plosive at the end.
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meramarina
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 Message 2218 of 3735
05 April 2012 at 5:06am | IP Logged 
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That city tour sounds like it's totally worth it, and you may well be able to experience it in more than one language without going five times!


I think I'd annoy the other passengers too much eavesdropping on them and trying to converse!

On a more practical nerd note, I have heard that popular destinations in large cities sometimes have volunteers who can greet and give directions or tour to non-English speaking tourist at popular destinations such as museums or historical locations. If I can ever summon the necessary mental and physical energy to try this, that would be excellent experience. I should take advantage of living near such a big city with a lot of foreign visitors.

So there's an idea for other language learners located near large cities or tourist destinations, too!


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Tamise
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 Message 2219 of 3735
06 April 2012 at 7:24pm | IP Logged 
When you're half-way up the stairs to fetch someone from your company's computing support team to do something on your laptop before you realise that it might be a good idea to switch it back to English as you're fairly certain none of them speak Welsh.
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becks
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 Message 2220 of 3735
06 April 2012 at 11:53pm | IP Logged 
... when you're a broke college student and happily drop this week's hard-earned paycheck on a vintage language course.    
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WentworthsGal
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 Message 2221 of 3735
07 April 2012 at 9:32am | IP Logged 
...When you go to sleep studying Afrikaans and wake up after a dream in Swedish.

... When you watch a tv programme and feel very proud when they say something in a language which you haven't studied yet but understood some of it because it's related to one that you do study.

...When you feel compelled to add the word "yet" into the above sentence, where mere mortals wouldn't even think of doing so.
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Cavesa
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 Message 2222 of 3735
07 April 2012 at 11:02pm | IP Logged 
becks wrote:
... when you're a broke college student and happily drop this week's hard-
earned paycheck on a vintage language course.    


So true... I've been paying for books in foreign languages quite a lot lately, certainly
more than I should. The staff members of the wonderful bookshop, where I buy most of
them, already remember me. And sometimes, they even remember what I was asking about
previously (happily announcing it has come) and answer me whether the books I have
ordered have come before I ask about them. :-D
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kottoler.ello
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 Message 2223 of 3735
10 April 2012 at 1:28am | IP Logged 
When your girlfriend says she feels like she's cheating on you when she talks about languages and language learning with other people when you aren't around.
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Hekje
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 Message 2224 of 3735
10 April 2012 at 3:18am | IP Logged 
When you have laryngitis and one of the first things your non-language-studying buddy
says is: "So, do you feel you speak Dutch better this way?"

Edited by Hekje on 11 April 2012 at 5:32pm



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