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Mistermark21
Newbie
United Kingdom
Joined 2798 days ago

23 posts - 26 votes
Studies: Swedish*
Studies: French, German, Spanish, Polish

 
 Message 2873 of 3735
15 March 2013 at 12:08pm | IP Logged 
For me its:

You go into a bookshop, you head straight for the language section and get excited when you find an obscure one.

You go on eBay and seach LINGUAPHONE and filter out German, Spanish, French and Italian.

When charity workers try to stop you in the street you say "Sorry, i dont speak English" in Polish.

In an Indian resturaunt you ask the staff if they speak Hindi in Hindi.

When you're approached by Chinese people selling copied DVDs in a pub you ask them if they speak Mandarin in Mandarin, then end up talking to them for ages in Mandarin.
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cmmah
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Groupie
Ireland
Joined 2717 days ago

52 posts - 110 votes 
Speaks: English*, Spanish
Studies: French, Irish

 
 Message 2874 of 3735
15 March 2013 at 11:59pm | IP Logged 
When you watch a really funny video on Youtube, and want to show people so they can enjoy it too, but then you
realise it's in a language which they don't speak.
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marrubizko
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Newbie
United States
Joined 3710 days ago

21 posts - 26 votes
Speaks: English*, French
Studies: German, Italian

 
 Message 2875 of 3735
16 March 2013 at 3:06am | IP Logged 
...when you go out for pizza with some people on the first night of spring break, and one of them asks you what
you've been doing all day. You say that you've been studying Italian, which leads to an awkward silence as
everyone tries to figure out how to respond to that.

...when you're staying with your aunt and uncle and take advantage of the free time provided by your younger
cousins playing a game in order to read something in French. They finish the game and bother you to pay
attention to them. You are lying on your stomach with one cousin sitting on your back and the other sticking her
face in your book, but you keep reading anyways.

...when your 9 year-old cousin texts you in your target languages to wake you up in the morning.

...when you're on the phone with your mother, rambling about how awesome Assimil is. She tries to change the
subject, and you say "Aw, but I want to keep talking about languages!"

...when you spend an entire semester of college taking nothing but language courses, and you aren't even
majoring in a language and have already completed your language requirement.
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Duke100782
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Senior Member
Philippines
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Joined 2674 days ago

172 posts - 240 votes 
Speaks: English*, Tagalog*
Studies: Spanish, Mandarin

 
 Message 2876 of 3735
16 March 2013 at 5:05am | IP Logged 
When your day is not complete without completing one unit of Pimsleur's.
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Amerykanka
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Senior Member
United States
Joined 3357 days ago

657 posts - 890 votes 
Speaks: English*, Spanish, Polish, Latin, Ancient Greek, Russian

 
 Message 2877 of 3735
17 March 2013 at 8:46pm | IP Logged 
When you try to teach your 5-year-old sister, who is still learning to read in English, how to read in Polish.
(Several years have gone by since this experiment, but you still remember the day you tried to teach her the
pronunciation of "c", "ć/ci", and "cz". She didn't quite catch on to it, although she did have a lot of fun
trying.)

When your family thinks it's perfectly normal to hear you talk all about the books you are reading in three
different languages (your native language + two others).

When your 8-year-old sister goes around saying she wants to learn Swedish just because you showed her
some Rosetta Stone demos a few months ago. (Can language nerdery run in the family? It would be
awesome if it could!)
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Josquin
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Senior Member
Germany
Joined 3030 days ago

2266 posts - 3992 votes 
Speaks: German*, English, French, Latin, Italian, Russian, Swedish
Studies: Japanese, Irish, Portuguese, Persian

 
 Message 2878 of 3735
18 March 2013 at 9:01pm | IP Logged 
... when you're really annoyed about having to watch your favourite American series with German dubbing, because you can't find an English version.
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Zireael
Triglot
Senior Member
Poland
Joined 2837 days ago

518 posts - 636 votes 
Speaks: Polish*, EnglishB2, Spanish
Studies: German, Sign Language, Tok Pisin, Arabic (Yemeni), Old English

 
 Message 2879 of 3735
18 March 2013 at 9:28pm | IP Logged 
Amerykanka wrote:
When your 8-year-old sister goes around saying she wants to learn Swedish just because you showed her
some Rosetta Stone demos a few months ago. (Can language nerdery run in the family? It would be
awesome if it could!)


*laughs*

I'm a language nerd 'cause I'm not only learning Arabic, I'm also trying to revive my German.
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mausi15
Newbie
United Kingdom
Joined 3083 days ago

24 posts - 43 votes
Speaks: English*
Studies: German, Spanish, French

 
 Message 2880 of 3735
20 March 2013 at 11:49pm | IP Logged 
The fact that anyone speaking a language other than English on the news is instantly dubbed annoys you.


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