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Warp3
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 Message 497 of 3735
31 March 2010 at 4:33pm | IP Logged 
whisk wrote:

Haha..believe me, I enjoy all the Spanish music I listen to and I do prefer listening to it. On top of that I have a Spanish tutor so my I have some external help when it comes to motivation.

But yes, I do understand where you're coming from.It was just something that happened in the early stages of language learning.


Ok...I was just making sure you weren't forcing yourself to listen to music you didn't like simply for the sake of learning. I do agree that it is tricky at first until you find some groups/singers to get "hooked on" in the target language and until you get a decent selection of material so you don't burn out on the few songs you've found that you like.

Edited by Warp3 on 31 March 2010 at 4:38pm

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psy88
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 Message 498 of 3735
01 April 2010 at 3:29am | IP Logged 
Johntm wrote:
Levi wrote:
Rina wrote:
When one of the reasons your boyfriend broke up with you was because you spend so much time on languages. *ahem*;;

...And then when your new boyfriend is a native speaker of one of the languages you're learning :D
Life is grand, yeah?


...if you wish there were some place you could go to to hook up with single language nerds. It would be nice to have a girlfriend without having to worry about her taking too much of your time away from your languages.

Me-"Hey babe, guess what we're doing tonight!"
Her-"What?"
Me-"Studying Russian!"
Her-"Awesome!"
That'd be an awesome conversation to have with a girlfriend.



It would certainly change the meaning of the usual conversation when one asked the other "do you feel like Italian tonight?"
"oh, no, not Italian again"
"well,how about Japanese?"
" I had Japanese already today. How about French?"
" I know, let's try Spanish"
Well, you get the idea.
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Johntm
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 Message 499 of 3735
01 April 2010 at 5:17am | IP Logged 
psy88 wrote:
Johntm wrote:
Levi wrote:
Rina wrote:
When one of the reasons your boyfriend broke up with you was because you spend so much time on languages. *ahem*;;

...And then when your new boyfriend is a native speaker of one of the languages you're learning :D
Life is grand, yeah?


...if you wish there were some place you could go to to hook up with single language nerds. It would be nice to have a girlfriend without having to worry about her taking too much of your time away from your languages.

Me-"Hey babe, guess what we're doing tonight!"
Her-"What?"
Me-"Studying Russian!"
Her-"Awesome!"
That'd be an awesome conversation to have with a girlfriend.



It would certainly change the meaning of the usual conversation when one asked the other "do you feel like Italian tonight?"
"oh, no, not Italian again"
"well,how about Japanese?"
" I had Japanese already today. How about French?"
" I know, let's try Spanish"
Well, you get the idea.
"No, lets go with Parahã"
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ruskivyetr
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 Message 500 of 3735
01 April 2010 at 6:40am | IP Logged 
You know you're a language nerd when you get excited about learning the Georgian alphabet, and you start crying
and bawling when you forget half of it the next day :(. But then you dedicate about two hours, probably contributing
to your future carpal tunnel, in order to relearn the Georgian alphabet, while listen to Bulgarian music.
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Levi
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 Message 501 of 3735
01 April 2010 at 8:35am | IP Logged 
...when you stubbornly keep on practicing your French sentences out loud, despite having a cold which severely impedes your ability to pronounce the nasal vowels.
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Johntm
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 Message 502 of 3735
01 April 2010 at 8:54am | IP Logged 
Levi wrote:
...when you stubbornly keep on practicing your French sentences out loud, despite having a cold which severely impedes your ability to pronounce the nasal vowels.
I'm laughing right now thinking of someone pronouncing French words with a cold.
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Levi
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 Message 503 of 3735
02 April 2010 at 12:58am | IP Logged 
...when you long for the "good old days" (before you were born) when academic journals published articles in English, French and German without translation, as the educated person was expected to understand all three.
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elysandler
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 Message 504 of 3735
02 April 2010 at 1:40am | IP Logged 
When going on this forum is a "break" between your Russian studies, and your French studies, and you think that,
regardless of content, time spent on an English-language-board is time wasted.


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