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Jeffers
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United Kingdom
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Studies: Hindi, Ancient Greek, French, Sanskrit, German

 
 Message 3313 of 3735
03 May 2014 at 8:05pm | IP Logged 
When you try to read the foreign scripts ignorant people tattoo on their bodies (even at the risk of getting beat up!)
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soclydeza85
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 Message 3314 of 3735
07 May 2014 at 3:46am | IP Logged 
When you get yourself a really nice tablet and you spend the past few days downloading apps and transferring .pdfs and audio files to turn it into a language-learning work station.
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mick33
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Studies: Thai, Polish, Afrikaans, Hindi, Hungarian, Italian, Spanish, Swedish

 
 Message 3315 of 3735
14 May 2014 at 8:31pm | IP Logged 
When I switched my Google language setting to Finnish last week. Now I see the following message every time I log on to YouTube: "Olemme määritäneet sinulle kieliasetuksen. Tällä hetkellä käytössä oleva kieli on Suomi. Voit vaihtaa asetuksen alla.". Also when I brag that I was able to make a pretty good guess as to what those Finnish sentences mean without a dictionary. BTW It basically tells me that Google has noticed my language settings, I am currently using Finnish and I can change this below.

Seeing this message is frustating because I can't figure out how to make Google understand that I'm very happy with my user language being set to Finnish because it has helped me learn some new words. Apparently Google only wants people who live in Finland to view their sites in Finnish.

NB. I also switched my Twitter to Finnish two days ago and now get all their email notices in Finnish. This shows that I need to use Twitter more since it is clearly better than Google.

Edited by mick33 on 15 May 2014 at 3:01am

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Henkkles
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 Message 3316 of 3735
14 May 2014 at 11:05pm | IP Logged 
mick33 wrote:
"Olemme määritäneet sinulle kieliasetuksen. Tällä hetkellä käytössä oleva kieli on Suomi. Voit vaihtaa asetuksen alla."

In case you wanted to know, you missed a "t" in "määrittäneet".
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mick33
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 Message 3317 of 3735
15 May 2014 at 2:55am | IP Logged 
Thanks, Henkkles. I'm not surprised that I missed a letter, I'm surprised I didn't make more mistakes.
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hjordis
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 Message 3318 of 3735
16 May 2014 at 11:48pm | IP Logged 
mick33 wrote:
When I switched my Google language setting to Finnish last week. Now I
see the following message every time I log on to YouTube: "Olemme määritäneet sinulle
kieliasetuksen. Tällä hetkellä käytössä oleva kieli on Suomi. Voit vaihtaa asetuksen
alla.". Also when I brag that I was able to make a pretty good guess as to what those
Finnish sentences mean without a dictionary. BTW It basically tells me that Google has
noticed my language settings, I am currently using Finnish and I can change this below.

Seeing this message is frustating because I can't figure out how to make Google
understand that I'm very happy with my user language being set to Finnish because it
has helped me learn some new words. Apparently Google only wants people who live in
Finland to view their sites in Finnish.

NB. I also switched my Twitter to Finnish two days ago and now get all their email
notices in Finnish. This shows that I need to use Twitter more since it is clearly
better than Google.
Every once in a while I'll get youtube notifications in a
foreign language even though I have it set to English. I also
once went to the website of a game I used to play out of curiosity and it was all in
French for some reason. I then spent a few hours making a new account and playing in
French. The voice acting was still in English, but all the text was in French. Quite
strange.

Edited by hjordis on 16 May 2014 at 11:48pm

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daegga
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 Message 3319 of 3735
17 May 2014 at 1:16am | IP Logged 
mick33 wrote:

Seeing this message is frustating because I can't figure out how to make Google
understand that I'm very happy with my user language being set to Finnish because it
has helped me learn some new words. Apparently Google only wants people who live in
Finland to view their sites in Finnish.

NB. I also switched my Twitter to Finnish two days ago and now get all their email
notices in Finnish. This shows that I need to use Twitter more since it is clearly
better than Google.


You can set your preferred languages in the browser settings, these will be sent to all
websites you access. I see google.de displayed in Danish even though I never told
google to do so and I do not live in Denmark.
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Cavesa
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 Message 3320 of 3735
17 May 2014 at 11:45am | IP Logged 
Google.de is Germany

What I hate is google constantly switching the broser back to either .cz or .de (after I switched it once in Berlin). Really, the search results are different so I know pretty well which one I wanna use each time :-(


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