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SnowManR1
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 Message 321 of 3735
28 January 2010 at 6:35pm | IP Logged 
canada38 wrote:
When you lose your girlfriend in the bookstore, and after searching for a few minutes you
give up and hope she'll find you. Then when you go to check out the foreign language
section, she's there waiting for you.


Hilarious!

When you first begin learning your target language and your immediate goal is to create 3-4 sentences to have recorded as your answering service for your cell phone, even though those who call you have no clue what your saying or become convinced they have dialed the wrong number.

When you spend hours in Office Depot in search for new ways to become more efficient and organized in storing and producing flash cards.

When you pray that your future significant other is either a native or is just as dedicated and fascinated by learning the same target language.

When you become upset, because you can’t change you cell phone settings over to your target language.

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Rikyu-san
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 Message 322 of 3735
28 January 2010 at 6:45pm | IP Logged 
When you write "Best wishes/shubhamastu (wishing you well-being)" in your L2 emails to (unsuspecting) recipients...

(Shubhamastu is a Sanskrit greeting).

Edited by Rikyu-san on 28 January 2010 at 6:46pm

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Iolanthe
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 Message 323 of 3735
28 January 2010 at 6:58pm | IP Logged 
When you wish your boyfriend didn't speak English so you'd have to speak to him in his language instead.
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mick33
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Studies: Thai, Polish, Afrikaans, Hindi, Hungarian, Italian, Spanish, Swedish

 
 Message 324 of 3735
28 January 2010 at 7:25pm | IP Logged 
One Sunday in church I sang two verses of "Nearer My God, To Thee" in Afrikaans before I noticed that I was singing in the wrong language, and I wasn't even slightly embarrassed.

One of my brothers speaks French and I have told him, "If you don't teach my nephew French, I will teach him Spanish instead." I'm very disappointed that my brother neither takes this threat seriously nor has he started teaching his son French.

When my Spanish teacher was explaining how to pronounce 'j', I asked her why she was pronouncing it like the Dutch 'g' sound.

I once spent almost an hour practicing making a French 'r' sound. Nevermind that I'm not learning French now, I must master that sound!

Lastly, I just spent an hour rereading this thread because I wanted to be sure I didn't repeat something that has already been posted.

Edited by mick33 on 29 January 2010 at 1:49am

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Johntm
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 Message 325 of 3735
30 January 2010 at 12:20am | IP Logged 
These happened to me today
We were watching a movie in my AP environmental science class about farming and pesticide use on 3rd world countries. Instead of caring at all, I was interested in the languages they spoke in those countries (It was typically Asian or African countries).
Also in the same video, when they were talking about a young Hispanic boy in South America who had a rare form of cancer because of pesticides sprayed on crops, I was pissed because they had dubs when the father was speaking.

I was ecstatic today when I learned a friend I haven't known for very long knows 4 languages, English, Taiwanese, Chinese, and some Japanese (and some Spanish from school), and I don't even have an interest in Asian languages except for Korean.
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Levi
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 Message 326 of 3735
30 January 2010 at 12:46am | IP Logged 
...when you tell your SRS you didn't remember a word, even though you did, just because you really like that word and want to see it again.
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Levi
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 Message 327 of 3735
30 January 2010 at 3:30am | IP Logged 
Levi wrote:
...when you start converting other people to language nerdery.

I'm working on my second convert. My brother has expressed an interest in my Japanese studies and now I'm helping him get started too. :)


And now my dad's learning French. Mwahahaha! :D
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ruskivyetr
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 Message 328 of 3735
30 January 2010 at 5:38am | IP Logged 
Johntm wrote:
ruskivyetr wrote:
I write in Cyrillic in many of my notes, and most of the Cyrillic is either Russian, or English transliterated in Cyrillic.
I wanna learn Cyrillic (but not Russian yet) so I can write transliterated English on my notes at school for fun. Can you give me a link to where you learned Cyrillic?


Well it's not very difficult, it's just recognizing certain characters etc. I'm learning to write in cursive Cyrillic, but I wrote in block for a while. Just type in "Russian alphabet" on google, and it will bring you to the Russian version of the alphabet (there are variations of it for certain languages that require different sounds).


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