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beano
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 Message 2833 of 3735
07 February 2013 at 5:13pm | IP Logged 
You search for videos of footballers from your country who are playing abroad. Not in the hope of seeing them in action, but to see how they are coping with the language.
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Darklight1216
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 Message 2834 of 3735
07 February 2013 at 5:37pm | IP Logged 
When you think about all the reasons to travel to a certain country and one of the main ones is that English (or your native language) is not an official language there.
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eimerhenkel
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 Message 2835 of 3735
08 February 2013 at 12:00am | IP Logged 
beano wrote:
You search for videos of footballers from your country who are playing abroad. Not in the hope of seeing them in action, but to see how they are coping with the language.

Haha golden! I was always curious whenever an ex-All Black moved to play rugby in France, whether they learnt French or not. Many do try!
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Ogrim
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 Message 2836 of 3735
08 February 2013 at 2:09pm | IP Logged 
When a question in another thread on this Forum makes you spend half an hour searching for Serbian internet sites in order to get an idea of the ratio between Latin and Cyrillic script in Serbian media. And you do this although you are (still) not learning Serbian.
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Cavesa
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 Message 2837 of 3735
08 February 2013 at 6:35pm | IP Logged 
When you don't even blush about getting the flyer (info about the skiing area) in all six languages. Your native one, two you already speak, one you are learning and two you are definitely going to study next year.
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Ogrim
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 Message 2838 of 3735
11 February 2013 at 5:37pm | IP Logged 
When you have installed so many different language settings on your computer that the wall behind your PC is plastered with printouts of keyboard layouts, because you have not yet memorised the Russian, Canadian French, Greek, Serbian and Hebrew keyboard layouts.
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songlines
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 Message 2839 of 3735
11 February 2013 at 10:18pm | IP Logged 
When the first thing you check for, before buying a DVD, is if it has the dialogue and captions in your target
language.


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Cavesa
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 Message 2840 of 3735
11 February 2013 at 10:31pm | IP Logged 
songlines wrote:
When the first thing you check for, before buying a DVD, is if it has the dialogue and captions in your target
language.


When you first check in how many of your target languages (and those high on the hitlist) it is dubbed and subtitled on the dvd.

When those thieves wanting you to pay so much only for original and one target language make you angry.


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