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montmorency
Diglot
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United Kingdom
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Speaks: English*, German
Studies: Danish, Welsh

 
 Message 2353 of 3735
04 June 2012 at 4:32pm | IP Logged 
Ismeme Granger wrote:
You know you're a language nerd when you are watching 'classic'
British comedy (the stuff
that comes on every Saturday night here in the US on the public television channel.
It's
from the 1980s and the 1990s) and your favorite episode was the one of 'Are You Being
Served?' showing off German Week, and even the signs are in German.

Do they show "Dad's Army"? Try to catch the episode where some German sailors have
landed and are holding some locals hostage. Their senior officer is played by the
(Welsh) actor Philip Madoc (great actor, sadly died this year). I can remember
thinking: "his German sounds pretty good", and it turned out he was indeed a German
speaker, studying languages at the University of Wales and U. of Vienna).


Quote:

When you sing in the shower in your target language.

Check.



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maydayayday
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Speaks: English*, German, Italian, SpanishB2, FrenchB2
Studies: Arabic (Egyptian), Russian, Swedish, Turkish, Polish, Persian, Vietnamese
Studies: Urdu

 
 Message 2354 of 3735
04 June 2012 at 5:50pm | IP Logged 
Teango wrote:
When eating out is nearly always accompanied by learning new foreign vocabulary.

For instance, yesterday I went out for a British Sunday roast to celebrate the Queen's Diamond Jubilee but somehow still learnt 3 words of Lithuanian from a waitress!

labas = hi (and here's how I still remember the word now...when I first open my mouth to say hello, I use my lips, or otherwise in Latin: labia)

ačiū = thanks (sounds remarkably like an English sneeze: atchoo!)

iki = bye (reminds me of the word for "good" in Turkish: iyi, as well as the word for "go" in Japanese: iku)


You, my friend need to widen your diet. Eating out should always get a few new words or even a new language - mine is Mongolian but it's a Thai restaurant and I am not (honest I am not) studying either actively..... yet.
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Einarr
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 Message 2355 of 3735
04 June 2012 at 7:11pm | IP Logged 
When you're at a job interview and you somehow end up talking about your foreign language obsession, Danish and Finnish with your (supposedly) future boss. :X
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Serpent
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Speaks: Russian*, English, FinnishC1, Latin, German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
Studies: Danish, Romanian, Polish, Belarusian, Ukrainian, Croatian, Slovenian, Catalan, Czech, Galician, Dutch, Swedish

 
 Message 2356 of 3735
04 June 2012 at 8:26pm | IP Logged 
When you read that a footballer (Olić ;_;) will be out for 4-6 weeks and to put this into a perspective, you think: that's the length of an entire Tadoku or 6WC! He could reach at least A2 in a new language in this time...
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meramarina
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Studies: German, Italian, French
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 Message 2357 of 3735
04 June 2012 at 10:12pm | IP Logged 
When you are really starting to believe that Paul Pimsleur is stalking you.

Thanks to internet advertisers who know that I visit language learning sites, EVERYWHERE I go online, I see this the ad claiming "Language Professors Hate Him!"
with this photo:

But as annoying as this is, I can't take it seriously, because he totally looks like Mr. Bean:



(sorry, I have to come back and resize Mr. Bean!)



Edited by meramarina on 04 June 2012 at 10:17pm

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Jappy58
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Speaks: Spanish*, Guarani*, Arabic (Levantine), Arabic (Egyptian), Arabic (Maghribi), Arabic (Written), French, English, Persian, Quechua, Portuguese
Studies: Modern Hebrew

 
 Message 2358 of 3735
04 June 2012 at 11:28pm | IP Logged 
@meramarina: I have the same ad following me around! Haha. :)
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Kerrie
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 Message 2359 of 3735
04 June 2012 at 11:32pm | IP Logged 
Jappy58 wrote:
@meramarina: I have the same ad following me around! Haha. :)


Dios mio! You mean I'm not the only one? I was starting to get scared they might actually know where I live. And come and get me. And take me to the crazy farm.

At least I'll have company there if they do! =)
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meramarina
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 Message 2360 of 3735
04 June 2012 at 11:57pm | IP Logged 
A multilingual crazy nerd farm sounds like fun to me! I had a feeling Pimsleur Bean was following many of us. We will defeat him! (and his yellow friend Rosetta)

Edited by meramarina on 05 June 2012 at 12:00am



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