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Cavesa
Triglot
Senior Member
Czech Republic
Joined 3203 days ago

3277 posts - 6778 votes 
Speaks: Czech*, FrenchC2, EnglishC1
Studies: Spanish, German, Italian

 
 Message 2473 of 3735
09 July 2012 at 1:18am | IP Logged 
1.
When you hear/think/feel/whatever people are speaking in a foreign language even
though in fact they must be speaking your native language.
(really. it is unlikely the women in the train was switching fast between Czech and
some strange romance language and the other had no trouble understanding her. Or why
would two security employees in a supermarket speak German to each other?)

Either I'm becoming even more of a language nerd or I am going crazy... Hopefully the
first option is correct (and quite makes sense, Spanish and German are my main
languages for the summer).

2.
When you are happy to find out a friend of yours is learning Russian and at the same
time you feel guilty because your message drove him from his learning session.
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jmike129
Newbie
United States
Joined 2738 days ago

5 posts - 8 votes
Speaks: English*
Studies: Latin
Studies: Old English

 
 Message 2474 of 3735
09 July 2012 at 4:12am | IP Logged 
....When you get pissed that your local book store does not have a copy of comentarii De
Bello Gallico in the original latin.
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Avid Learner
Diglot
Senior Member
Canada
Joined 2856 days ago

100 posts - 156 votes 
Speaks: French*, English
Studies: German

 
 Message 2475 of 3735
09 July 2012 at 4:18am | IP Logged 
LangWanderer wrote:
when you set a day aside to work on your thesis, study four languages instead and it still seems like a perfectly productive day.

I must admit that I had never procrastinated in such a useful manner before I started studying a language.
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montmorency
Diglot
Senior Member
United Kingdom
Joined 3022 days ago

2371 posts - 3675 votes 
Speaks: English*, German
Studies: Danish, Welsh

 
 Message 2476 of 3735
11 July 2012 at 7:54pm | IP Logged 
Avid Learner wrote:
LangWanderer wrote:
when you set a day aside to work on your
thesis, study four languages instead and it still seems like a perfectly productive
day.

I must admit that I had never procrastinated in such a useful manner before I started
studying a language.



I wrote my thesis on procrastination.
Well, that's not quite true.
The truth is, people aways say to me:
"When it comes to procrastination, you could write the book!"


:-)

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wv girl
Diglot
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United States
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174 posts - 330 votes 
Speaks: English*, French
Studies: Spanish

 
 Message 2477 of 3735
11 July 2012 at 9:36pm | IP Logged 
... when you're hanging out at an airport restaurant & get really excited when you glance up at the TV & think
you've spotted a Spanish station ... ESPN2. From a distance, I thought it was ESPANA! Sports isn't everyone's thing!
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Hekje
Diglot
Senior Member
United States
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842 posts - 1330 votes 
Speaks: English*, Dutch
Studies: French, Indonesian

 
 Message 2478 of 3735
12 July 2012 at 12:48am | IP Logged 
When the customs official laughs at you because you've just returned from the Netherlands
and this is your entire list of declarations, verbatim:

BOOK BY H. BRUSSELMANS $8.00
SECONDHAND BOOK $10.00
ANOTHER 2ND HAND BOOK $10.00
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hjordis
Senior Member
United States
snapshotsoftheworld.
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209 posts - 264 votes 
Speaks: English*
Studies: French, German, Spanish, Japanese

 
 Message 2479 of 3735
12 July 2012 at 1:04am | IP Logged 
Hekje wrote:
When the customs official laughs at you because you've just returned from the Netherlands
and this is your entire list of declarations, verbatim:

BOOK BY H. BRUSSELMANS $8.00
SECONDHAND BOOK $10.00
ANOTHER 2ND HAND BOOK $10.00
I just gave books their own category when I came back from Japan. There were about 20 of them.
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Wm. Alexander
Newbie
United States
thefrenchblog.com
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1 posts - 2 votes
Studies: French

 
 Message 2480 of 3735
13 July 2012 at 3:00pm | IP Logged 
...you're kitchen wall is covered with post-it notes with the French names of objects (see photo at //http://williamalexander.com/neversaymort/images/pict0009we b.jpg )

Edited by Wm. Alexander on 13 July 2012 at 3:46pm



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