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meramarina
Diglot
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United States
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Speaks: English*, Spanish
Studies: German, Italian, French
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 Message 2977 of 3735
25 June 2013 at 2:43am | IP Logged 
When you have a bad dream that you have to take a very important Spanish exam, and you believe that you are doing well and you leave the exam room feeling very good, but then the nightmare takes hold and you realize that all your answers were in German.

. . . and, what's more, in waking life you haven't even taken a language class or exam in almost twenty years!

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kujichagulia
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Japan
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1031 posts - 1571 votes 
Speaks: English*
Studies: Japanese, Portuguese

 
 Message 2978 of 3735
25 June 2013 at 3:29am | IP Logged 
When you become angry when your disgruntled co-worker comes over to you on the train to complain about his job for the whole commute, hijacking your precious language-learning time.

EDIT: ... and even doing it in English when he, as a native Japanese speaker, could have done it in Japanese, helping me out a bit! (Granted, he said that he wanted to speak in English, so he wouldn't get in trouble with the boss.)

Edited by kujichagulia on 25 June 2013 at 3:30am

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montmorency
Diglot
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United Kingdom
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Speaks: English*, German
Studies: Danish, Welsh

 
 Message 2979 of 3735
27 June 2013 at 7:51pm | IP Logged 
When you go back to the city where you were born (and haven't seen in decades) and among
other things, visit the ancient cathedral where you spent many happy hours as a boy (I
was probably an odd boy...), and pick up the visitor leaflet in English and German
(although it turned out not to be a translation, but totally rewritten in a different
style), and would have taken the Danish one, but there wasn't one, and you are now
regretting not having taken the Swedish one (which was there).
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Amerykanka
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 Message 2980 of 3735
29 June 2013 at 4:16pm | IP Logged 
Teango wrote:
When you spy the words "Polish Station" on a sign whilst out with your wife, experience a
sudden flicker of childlike joy, and then watch that flame fizzle out as you realise it's just a bunch of nail
varnish.


This happens to me a lot, too. Once I saw a big warehouse with the word POLISH across the front and for a
moment was convinced that I had to dash in and see what it was all about! Then reality slapped me across
the cheek.
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anethara
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England
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 Message 2981 of 3735
29 June 2013 at 11:10pm | IP Logged 
When drunk or overly tired (or the first thing in the morning), you incoherently switch
between languages.
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Duke100782
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Philippines
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 Message 2982 of 3735
30 June 2013 at 1:48pm | IP Logged 
karaipyhare wrote:
When you feel you've wasted your commuting time and feel really bad about it when
you
don't prepare a Pimsleur lesson or a language podcast to listen to while going to work or
back home.


Bingo! My favorite one!
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MarlonX19
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Groupie
Brazil
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Speaks: Portuguese*, English
Studies: French

 
 Message 2983 of 3735
02 July 2013 at 1:01am | IP Logged 
...When you stay up all night studying the grammar rules of a language that you don't even speak in your everyday life while you had to be studying for that math test that you're gonna have in the morning.
This has happened to me a lot.
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Serpent
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 Message 2984 of 3735
02 July 2013 at 2:31am | IP Logged 
Yep, familiar. My motivation for German is at its highest whenever I need to prepare for an exam in another subject.


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