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Fasulye
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 Message 57 of 3735
20 September 2009 at 4:13am | IP Logged 
hombre gordo wrote:
Fasulye wrote:
At work (when I still had my job) I shocked my collegues that in our 30 minutes lunch pause I took out my Turkish textbook and vocabulary book and went to a seperate table to learn some Turkish vocabulary there. I think that such action had never happened at that workplace before. Very nerdy, indeed!

Fasulye


I used to always use my breaks at work for studying Japanese. Guess what, I was despised for it by some people. I am sorry but my coworkers boring and unstimulating conversation cannot possible compete with 30 minutes of reading a Japanese text or adding a few more Kanji.


Interesting to know, so I'm not the only nerd like this!

Fasulye
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Bao
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 Message 58 of 3735
20 September 2009 at 4:58am | IP Logged 
Fasulye wrote:
Interesting to know, so I'm not the only nerd like this!

Fasulye

I would more surprised if there aren't many more on here who do that. Of course, to me listening to colleagues talk about last night's TV shows is nothing I would voluntarily do, and using that time to study seems the obvious thing to do. It's refreshing.
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Choscura
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 Message 59 of 3735
20 September 2009 at 9:42am | IP Logged 
I don't do this with spoken languages anymore, but certainly with programming languages.
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J-Learner
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 Message 60 of 3735
20 September 2009 at 12:00pm | IP Logged 
Hey that was a really cool conversation E!
I think that our local ones are rather fricative...

When you find yourself nodding to most of the suggestions in this thread! (Guilty)

ExtraLean wrote:
When you are part of a group skype conversation discussing the difference sounds pedestrian crossings can make, and it breaks down to a comparison between voiced and voiceless, or perhaps even fricative sound discussion. When in reality, it's a tinny click...


:D

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janalisa
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 Message 61 of 3735
20 September 2009 at 2:39pm | IP Logged 
Fasulye wrote:
hombre gordo wrote:
Fasulye wrote:
At work (when I still had my job) I shocked my collegues that in our 30 minutes lunch pause I took out my Turkish textbook and vocabulary book and went to a seperate table to learn some Turkish vocabulary there. I think that such action had never happened at that workplace before. Very nerdy, indeed!

Fasulye


I used to always use my breaks at work for studying Japanese. Guess what, I was despised for it by some people. I am sorry but my coworkers boring and unstimulating conversation cannot possible compete with 30 minutes of reading a Japanese text or adding a few more Kanji.


Interesting to know, so I'm not the only nerd like this!

Fasulye


I totally do this too. It's good to know I'm not the only one!
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Choscura
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 Message 62 of 3735
20 September 2009 at 4:33pm | IP Logged 
Ooh, ooh, I have another!

When you pick up the phone and answer, and the person on the other end- who knows you- says "switch languages, please", and you accidentally switch to the wrong one again.
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Gon-no-suke
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 Message 63 of 3735
20 September 2009 at 5:06pm | IP Logged 
Bao wrote:
Iversen wrote:
When people ask you why you don't learn Finnish and Hungarian too, now you are at it


When your immediate reply is to smile brightly, tell them "Yes, that's a great idea, I will do that!" and you actually mean it.


Or when you answer is, "I did those ten years ago!"
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JoeMcC
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 Message 64 of 3735
20 September 2009 at 10:16pm | IP Logged 
When you rotate your diary weekly among 14 languages (as someone I know does).

When you have all seven Harry Potter books, each in a different language.


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