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mick33
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Studies: Thai, Polish, Afrikaans, Hindi, Hungarian, Italian, Spanish, Swedish

 
 Message 2697 of 3735
30 October 2012 at 2:03am | IP Logged 
When I was actually happy about accidentally deleting some Italian sentences in my TAC log Saturday night because retyping those sentences meant I got to spend more time focusing on Italian.



Edited by mick33 on 30 October 2012 at 2:04am

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Jinx
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Studies: Catalan, Dutch, Esperanto, Croatian, Serbian, Norwegian, Mandarin, Italian, Spanish, Yiddish

 
 Message 2698 of 3735
30 October 2012 at 7:38pm | IP Logged 
meramarina wrote:
When you thought you didn't need those little mini-size dictionaries, but find out that if you have to flee, they are easy to carry at least!

I have left all my language books in a flood zone (home!) which is expected to have some of the worst of the storm surge from the approaching hurricane. And there was no time to secure them in a dry place or decide which ones to take. It's a bad day to live in coastal NJ/NY Last year when we went through this, I managed to keep up the language study through the storm and the following power outage, but not this time, too tired from packing up only the essential stuff and getting out. I'm a few miles inland now in a safe (I hope!) place.

When we lose power, I'll get my little dictionary friends and a penlight, because that what language nerds do!

EDIT: Well, maybe not this time - looks bad. Time to language stuff on hold. Even nerds have to be sensible.


Stay safe, meramarina – I'm hearing some scary news from over there. Of course I hope all your language materials emerge unscathed, but the most important part is to keep yourself safe, first and foremost. As you say, even nerds have to be sensible. :)

And to anyone else in Sandy's path, please be cautious and careful, take care of yourself and heed official warnings! In the words of Dylan, "It's bad out there, high water everywhere."
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Ogrim
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Speaks: Norwegian*, English, Spanish, French, Romansh, German, Italian
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 Message 2699 of 3735
31 October 2012 at 2:56pm | IP Logged 
When your shopping list looks like this:

Fruit: "Pommes, plátanos, uve, fersken"
Viande: "Pork chops, entrecôte, albóndigas, Schnitzel"
Melkeprodukter: "Lait écremé, yogures, brie, chèvre, grana di padano"
Boissons: "Vin rouge, Bier, Diet Coke, Вода"
Рыба: "Forellen, tunfisk, merlan"
Verduras: "Pomodori, Kartoffeln, pepinos, cresson"
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Serpent
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 Message 2700 of 3735
31 October 2012 at 7:32pm | IP Logged 
Wow, cool!!! Makes me feel lazy about sticking to Finnish.
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FireViN
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Speaks: Portuguese*, EnglishC2
Studies: Italian

 
 Message 2701 of 3735
31 October 2012 at 8:01pm | IP Logged 
... when you're at the gym and this song in a foreign language starts playing at the radio, and you immediately stop working out to identify the language. I knew it was scandinavian. I started asking around until everyone (~4 guys) stopped working out and were just trying to identify the song. Someone with an iPhone app saved us.

Turns out I was right, it was a Danish song (:
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mick33
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 Message 2702 of 3735
31 October 2012 at 10:08pm | IP Logged 
When I wanted to check Danish verb conjugations using Verbix and accidentally type verlix.com instead and am thrilled when I see that verlix.com is actually a WordPress blog written in Japanese. I also know I am a language nerd when I am certain that verlix is a Japanese language blog because I recognize both kanji and kana characters even though I dont know Japanese.
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Teango
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 Message 2703 of 3735
01 November 2012 at 1:33am | IP Logged 
When you enter a new bookstore, hit wall-to-wall manga (each book marked up as $1) and shout "素晴らしい!" in utter joy.
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psy88
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 Message 2704 of 3735
01 November 2012 at 1:49am | IP Logged 
when the first you you do when your power and Internet is restored after being out for three days because of Hurricane Sandy is to check this thread...well, more honestly, when it is among the first things you do, but you wish it was the first.


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