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Tally
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 Message 777 of 3735
04 July 2010 at 11:15am | IP Logged 
Levi wrote:
...when you chuckle every time you meet a woman with the name "Andrea",
because you know it has its etymological roots in a Greek word meaning "manly".


No way! :D
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Fasulye
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 Message 778 of 3735
04 July 2010 at 3:29pm | IP Logged 
... when you never walk around in the city without having any language resources (vocabulary books, MP3 - player with audio-recordings, dictionaries, textbooks) in your backpack.

Fasulye
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Iversen
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 Message 779 of 3735
04 July 2010 at 8:30pm | IP Logged 
When you buy a travel to Malaysia and get tempted to have a peek into a Bahasa Malysian language guide to learn a few words and a few set phrases, and then you fall headlong for the silly temptation to try to learn the whole language in a month. Well, I may still come to my senses, and I do NOT believe that Bahasa is as simple as it looks (there must be a catch somewhere!), but it just looks so uncannily possible... even simpler than Esperanto, except that the words don't look as European.

Edited by Iversen on 04 July 2010 at 8:36pm

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Iversen
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 Message 780 of 3735
04 July 2010 at 8:40pm | IP Logged 
josht wrote:
... you pack your Assimil French course and a dictionary into your bag to work on later in the day, only to find that you accidentally packed the wrong dictionary, as you have Langenscheidt Pocket dictionaries for practically all of your languages.


When you don't care because you just study the language of the dictionary instead of French ...
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staf250
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 Message 781 of 3735
04 July 2010 at 9:17pm | IP Logged 
When, instead of opening the packet of chocolate, you're looking first the text on the fold, in Arabic ...
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dolly
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 Message 782 of 3735
04 July 2010 at 9:30pm | IP Logged 
When you're watching The Hurt Locker in French and you realise that the voice-actor dubbing the badass in the movie is the same guy who dubbed Hurley, a clownish character in LOST. This is like Bruce Willis having the voice of Woody Allen.
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patuco
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 Message 784 of 3735
05 July 2010 at 1:39am | IP Logged 
staf250 wrote:
When, instead of opening the packet of chocolate, you're looking first the text on the fold, in Arabic ...

Guilty!

Not just for Arabic though, but for all the available languages. This should also be done whilst simultaneously trying to figure out the languages you don't know and deciding that you really should make an effort to learn at least one of them since you might be on holiday in Turkmentistan and it would be really useful when reading the ingredients on boxes of shaving foam.

Edited by patuco on 05 July 2010 at 1:41am



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