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Ismeme Granger
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 Message 2441 of 3735
30 June 2012 at 3:37am | IP Logged 
When you walk into a little Mexican Arts and Crafts shop, not to look around, but to
hear
the owner and her daughter conversing in Spanish.

When your computer insists on giving you a lovely little internet service advertisement
in German, even though you haven't searched for things in German recently. When this
makes you giddy.

When you're in Costco, and you strike a conversation with a woman speaking Russian to
her son. When this makes your day.

When you're in an office supply store, and you get a computer program for learning
languages because it offers 55 of them, and you think that that is perfect for when
wanderlust strikes!


Edited by Ismeme Granger on 01 July 2012 at 10:26pm

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Jombo1
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 Message 2442 of 3735
03 July 2012 at 10:05am | IP Logged 
When you feel self-conscious and nervous when typing in a public place or with friends around before realizing they can't read what you're typing...
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DaraghM
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 Message 2443 of 3735
03 July 2012 at 10:22am | IP Logged 
When your inbox fills up with promotions, not just from amazon.com, but also amazon.fr, amazon.es, and amazon.ru.
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emk
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 Message 2444 of 3735
03 July 2012 at 4:28pm | IP Logged 
You know your family is into languages when…

…you see a bilingual French / hieroglyphic edition of "Les aventures de Sinouhé : Un
fidèle de Pharaon" and your wife encourages you to buy it.

Les aventures de Sinouhé


Edited by emk on 04 July 2012 at 1:59am

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Teango
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 Message 2445 of 3735
03 July 2012 at 4:47pm | IP Logged 
When you start weighing up the pros and cons of learning French through the Foreign Legion.
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03 July 2012 at 11:58pm | IP Logged 
When in your dream the new Tadoku goes up and you're extremely disappointed when you wake up.
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montmorency
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 Message 2447 of 3735
04 July 2012 at 1:34am | IP Logged 
You know you have wandered into a family of language-nerds, when your then girlfriend
invites you back to her flat, and the first thing you see on the wall is a poster in
Dutch. Up to that time, the only English person I knew who had studied Dutch was me.
In time, more linguistic facts came out, such as: all the family had studied Welsh, and
several of them had studied Italian (one to degree level) and 3 had studied French,
German and Latin.


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iguanamon
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 Message 2448 of 3735
04 July 2012 at 2:03am | IP Logged 
Teango wrote:
When you start weighing up the pros and cons of learning French through the Foreign Legion.


New York Times Book Review- Sept 1, 2005 wrote:
] Most recruits, like Salazar, speak less than perfect French. The "foreign" in Foreign Legion refers to the soldiers, not to their postings. The legion nevertheless does its utmost to assist in language training. During mealtimes, sergeants would roam the mess hall asking soldiers to name the foods on their plate. Anything they could not name in French the sergeants would eat.


Looks like a more powerful learning technique than Assimil- New French With Pain!

Source: Legion of the Lost- An American's Experience in the FFL


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