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staf250
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 Message 865 of 3740
23 July 2010 at 2:15pm | IP Logged 
When you encounter a lady pushing a buggy carrying a little dog with great but cloudy eyes staring at you.
Then you speak by yourself " al kalb kafif " الكلب كفيف which means "the dog is blind". The sentence and the
words belonging to your first 20 lessons of Arabic.
And coming at home afterwards you should have written "al kalba kafifa" if the dog was female : الكلبة كفيفة
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ReneeMona
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 Message 866 of 3740
24 July 2010 at 2:38pm | IP Logged 
When you leave for France with a single dictionary and return home four days later with two dictionaries, a grammar book, a magazine and eleven books and are way more excited about this than about having been on holiday.
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meramarina
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 Message 867 of 3740
24 July 2010 at 2:47pm | IP Logged 
When you start receiving a lot of spam email in your target languages . . . and you kind of like it!

(English spam is not OK, though, just in case you're listening, internet marketers)

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Kary
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 Message 868 of 3740
24 July 2010 at 5:34pm | IP Logged 
You often have three or more web browser windows opened to different language dictionaries, another to Google Translate, yet another for searching to find examples of the word/phrase in use and several heavy desk reference dictionaries within arm's reach.
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zamie
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 Message 869 of 3740
24 July 2010 at 5:43pm | IP Logged 
confused as hell with your heavily configured keyboard.

Edited by zamie on 24 July 2010 at 5:43pm

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gogglehead
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 Message 870 of 3740
24 July 2010 at 7:23pm | IP Logged 
When your heroes are Polyglots instead of Musicians and Sportsmen (and when you can't help but laugh when Benny the Irish Genius compares himself to Dr Arguelles
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ruskivyetr
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 Message 871 of 3740
24 July 2010 at 7:28pm | IP Logged 
gogglehead wrote:
and when you can't help but laugh when Benny the Irish Genius compares himself to Dr
Arguelles

Whoa. Hold up. He compared himself to Professor Arguelles? How exactly did he put this comparison?
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ellasevia
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 Message 872 of 3740
24 July 2010 at 7:37pm | IP Logged 
ruskivyetr wrote:
gogglehead wrote:
and when you can't help but laugh when Benny the Irish Genius compares himself to Dr
Arguelles

Whoa. Hold up. He compared himself to Professor Arguelles? How exactly did he put this comparison?


Same question here. That seems a bit odd...

...when you know exactly who these people (and many others) are and are more familiar with them than with any other "normal" celebrities. And then when you make reference them in a conversation, you find it surprising that your listener doesn't know who you're talking about.


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