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Amerykanka
Hexaglot
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United States
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657 posts - 890 votes 
Speaks: English*, Spanish, Polish, Latin, Ancient Greek, Russian

 
 Message 2289 of 3735
10 May 2012 at 1:05am | IP Logged 
When you decide to organize your 4,000+ Polish flashcards and are extremely excited by this massive
organization, because you know it will improve your Polish quite a bit. (Plus it's fun to come across words you
haven't seen in a while.)

When you read a fantasy book that has a rather grim man in it named Serek, and you keep on chuckling to
yourself and thinking about cheese because "serek" means "little cheese" in Polish. You also keep on
rereading the biographical information about the author, looking for hints to see if she intentionally named her
character after a kind of food.

When you have added Spanish, Polish, Arabic, Greek, Korean, Russian, Cherokee, Latvian, and Norwegian
keyboards to your iPad in addition to the English one, in spite of the fact that you only know two of the
aforementioned languages and can only read one of the other alphabets. (You wanted to add Latin and
Welsh keyboards, too, but they weren't available.)
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meramarina
Diglot
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United States
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Speaks: English*, Spanish
Studies: German, Italian, French
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 Message 2290 of 3735
10 May 2012 at 4:24am | IP Logged 
When you really, really want to buy a Spanish language Mother's Day day card for your Mom, but then you remember that she refuses to use your computer because - true quote! - There's all this stuff in other languages! So, obviously, such a card wouldn't be much of a success.

Annoying one's monolingual parent by forgetting to change your computer's language settings is, beyond all doubt, solid evidence of language nerdery !

I thought it was pretty hilarious when German-language text appeared when she was trying to book domestic travel reservations. She did not agree.

She also disapproves of my bookshelves full of language resources. "Do you actually use these ? Oh, only every single day !

I believe, despite compelling and irrefutable evidence, that I may be adopted.

Edited by meramarina on 10 May 2012 at 4:26am

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Kerrie
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United States
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Speaks: English*
Studies: Spanish

 
 Message 2291 of 3735
10 May 2012 at 4:42am | IP Logged 

when you like going to your dead-end factory job, just because you get to listen to at least six different languages every day. And you would miss them if you didn't go to work. The languages, not the people.
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Ogrim
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France
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991 posts - 1893 votes 
Speaks: Norwegian*, English, Spanish, French, Romansh, German, Italian
Studies: Russian, Catalan, Latin, Greek, Romanian

 
 Message 2292 of 3735
10 May 2012 at 2:14pm | IP Logged 
when your favourite news site on the web is BBC World Service, just because they offer news in 27 languages, including kyrgyz and tamil.
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maydayayday
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United Kingdom
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564 posts - 839 votes 
Speaks: English*, German, Italian, SpanishB2, FrenchB2
Studies: Arabic (Egyptian), Russian, Swedish, Turkish, Polish, Persian, Vietnamese
Studies: Urdu

 
 Message 2293 of 3735
10 May 2012 at 2:41pm | IP Logged 
Ogrim wrote:
when your favourite news site on the web is BBC World Service, just because they offer news in 27 languages, including kyrgyz and tamil.


I thought that was just me..... It's my home page!
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espejismo
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Russian Federation
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498 posts - 905 votes 
Speaks: Russian*, English
Studies: Spanish, Greek, Azerbaijani

 
 Message 2294 of 3735
10 May 2012 at 7:07pm | IP Logged 
when your two-month-long trip to Russia is still three weeks away, but you're already worried about how
you're going to manage to take all the Spanish books you need for the Super Challenge without going over
the airline weight limit... (in normal circumstances, you start worrying about packing the day before the flight!)
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dandt
Senior Member
Australia
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Speaks: English*
Studies: Italian, French

 
 Message 2295 of 3735
10 May 2012 at 7:29pm | IP Logged 
when you feel guilty for working on readings and assignments for your studies because you think you should
be working on languages.
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clumsy
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Poland
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1116 posts - 1367 votes 
Speaks: Polish*, English, Japanese, Korean, French, Mandarin, Italian, Vietnamese
Studies: Spanish, Arabic (Written), Swedish
Studies: Danish, Dari, Kirundi

 
 Message 2296 of 3735
10 May 2012 at 10:32pm | IP Logged 
When you learn heritage language ... of your girlfriend/ friends.



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