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psy88
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 Message 577 of 3735
30 April 2010 at 4:51am | IP Logged 
When you post on another thread and that makes you realize another reason that you are a language nerd: You know who more of the people are in your Spanish(your target language) edition of People magazine than in the English edition(your native language).
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Rikyu-san
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 Message 578 of 3735
30 April 2010 at 11:16am | IP Logged 
That's right, ZivonBagge. You know you are a language nerd when you don't let a little fear stop you from learning all the languages you want.

:-)
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MegatronFilm
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 Message 579 of 3735
30 April 2010 at 8:08pm | IP Logged 
When you go to an Colombian art exhibit at your university in which the artists are present and a conversation
like this goes on between you and one of the artists:

You: Hi...(Hesitant and unsure if the artist's English is good)... Are you the artist? Shall we speak in English or
Spanish?
Artist: Hey there! We can speak English (Spoken with a perfect American accent).
You: Can we PLEASE speak Spanish?! :D

My conversation went on with him for a half hour. We talked about the city of Medallin, his work and the
negative reputation Colombia holds in the world. I've been hungry for some Spanish practice! I think it's nice to
converse with artists in their native tongue. They can freely express their intent for their work without any
trouble. Not that this guy had trouble with English! I've been told by some documentarians that the best
interviews are done in the subject's native language.

I also tend to ask bilingual people if we could speak a certain language. I don't want to assume because some
people might be offended and think that I believe their English isn't good enough.


Edited by MegatronFilm on 30 April 2010 at 8:10pm

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noriyuki_nomura
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 Message 580 of 3735
30 April 2010 at 8:25pm | IP Logged 
ZivonBagge wrote:
Hi guys!
I have read your posts. I really like your posts. The biggest problem most people face in learning a new language is their own fear. They worry that they won’t say things properly or that they will look dull so they don’t talk at all. Don’t do this. The fastest way to learn anything is to do it – again and again until you get it right. Like anything, learning English requires practice. Don’t let a little fear stop you from getting what you want.


I agree, very often fear hampers our ability to speak the language. That's why sometimes it helps to get abit tipsy after a couple of beer/wine, and voila, the sentences suddenly start coming out - nonstop! :)

Edited by noriyuki_nomura on 30 April 2010 at 8:26pm

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kottoler.ello
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 Message 581 of 3735
01 May 2010 at 9:06pm | IP Logged 
When the first thing you do upon turning on your computer is start Mnemosyne, by sheer force of habit.
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ellasevia
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 Message 582 of 3735
01 May 2010 at 9:17pm | IP Logged 
kottoler.ello wrote:
When the first thing you do upon turning on your computer is start Mnemosyne, by sheer force of habit.


I have an almost identical habit. Upon turning on my computer, I automatically open up my email, then BYKI, then Anki, and then my internet browser, which automatically saves the tabs I last had open, which always include at least my kanji reviewing website, google translate, my Anki statistics, Livemocha tutoring, and usually this website. :)
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Teango
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 Message 583 of 3735
01 May 2010 at 9:55pm | IP Logged 
ellasevia wrote:
kottoler.ello wrote:
When the first thing you do upon turning on your computer is start Mnemosyne, by sheer force of habit.

I have an almost identical habit. Upon turning on my computer, I automatically open up my email, then BYKI, then Anki, and then my internet browser, which automatically saves the tabs I last had open, which always include at least my kanji reviewing website, google translate, my Anki statistics, Livemocha tutoring, and usually this website. :)

When you've already set all these type of things to load up automatically as start-up items when you first switch on and log in (and if you've got a Mac or workspaces application, to load into their own specific work areas too).

Edited by Teango on 01 May 2010 at 9:56pm

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Otto
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 Message 584 of 3735
04 May 2010 at 9:18pm | IP Logged 
When, on your own free time, you choose to make an academic task regarding people's
preferences regarding languages they are learning.

I was not kidding..... please enter my survey :) (But fill it with a serious head and
mind)

my survey....: (which from some reason the link to it was removed by the admin...!)

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bye! - For the admins - It's is not spam, so don't erase this please (you can check it
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Edited by Otto on 04 May 2010 at 9:23pm



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