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ruskivyetr
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 Message 289 of 3735
20 January 2010 at 4:29pm | IP Logged 
When after you have completed one of your exams, instead of preparing and studying for the next, you change the language on your iPod to Ukrainian to see the differences and similarities between Ukrainian and Russian.
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Rina
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 Message 290 of 3735
22 January 2010 at 2:22pm | IP Logged 
...When it's the first day of math class and you haven't managed to remember how to do any of the problems on the review sheet. You have, however, managed to translate all the instructions into German.
It's going to be a long semester...
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Rikyu-san
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 Message 291 of 3735
22 January 2010 at 5:14pm | IP Logged 
When you write an email to a friend with sentences in your target languages with the vocab you have learned, even though you may not know how to spell the words correctly - and then decide to add this sentence...

"Wann Ich noch ein kleiner Junge war hat mein alter Vater immer volgendes gesagt: "Donnerwetter am Freitag is besser als eine Abekatze im Gepäck am Dienstag." Ich glaube dass das sehr wahr ist. Sie auch?"

... for no apparent reason except it is fun.

Edited by Rikyu-san on 22 January 2010 at 5:15pm

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Levi
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 Message 292 of 3735
24 January 2010 at 8:36am | IP Logged 
...when someone asks you what you're thinking about, and you make something up because you don't want to say something like "German word order" or "Mandarin tones".

Edited by Levi on 24 January 2010 at 8:37am

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genini1
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 Message 293 of 3735
24 January 2010 at 2:02pm | IP Logged 
Levi wrote:
...when someone asks you what you're thinking about, and you make something up because you don't want to say something like "German word order" or "Mandarin tones".

... when you purposely make up something that you know will get them to leave you alone so you can go home and do anki reps.
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MegatronFilm
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 Message 294 of 3735
24 January 2010 at 5:25pm | IP Logged 
...when your siblings take a language course and you self-appoint yourself as their language coach/drill sergeant.
You say things like "How much do you really want to learn this language?!". They do their homework half-heartedly
and they give you strange looks when you excitedly and thoroughly do your French homework. After trying to do
practice drills with them, you end up knowing the language they're studying more than they do.

*Sigh* I wish my family were more passionate about languages.
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ruskivyetr
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 Message 295 of 3735
24 January 2010 at 5:39pm | IP Logged 
You know you are a language nerd....

when, instead of being excited about not having homework after exam week, you are instead looking forward to using that time to catch up on your Russian studies.

when you are on the computer, and your mother asks what you are doing, and you must explain to her that you are researching the word root system of Semitic languages, in particular Arabic. It is then you know you are a true language nerd when you continue talking about what you have learned in great detail, but even more so, when it is more detail filled than the actual Wikipedia page you were viewing.
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MäcØSŸ
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 Message 296 of 3735
24 January 2010 at 6:19pm | IP Logged 
When you’re completely ignorant of the geography of your country but can talk in details of obscure african
countries only because you’re interested in their languages.

кынд скри ын ромынэ ын алфабетул кирилик, дешь е комплет инутил ши архаик.

Edited by MäcØSŸ on 24 January 2010 at 6:30pm



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