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Rina
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 Message 881 of 3740
26 July 2010 at 5:10am | IP Logged 
When you've only been in Nürnberg a couple of days and can already locate all the bookstores in the Altstadt and know how good their language sections are. I found one that was almost a whole room. I could have fainted.

When you buy something you had no intention of buying just because the sales lady kept speaking to you in German even when she found out you were from the US.









Edited by Rina on 26 July 2010 at 5:12am

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mashmusic11235
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 Message 882 of 3740
26 July 2010 at 5:23am | IP Logged 
When you can say that you learned more about English from studing foreign languages than you did in your English class at school, things like what a prepostion is, what the direct and indirect objects are, and what the schwa sound is.

I think I'm going to make Chinese vocabulary lists of characters that I can't recognize on sight and tape them to my cieling, so that I can look at them before I fall asleep and when I wake up. I had a teacher who said that right before bed and right when you wake up are the best times to learn things, as you remember them better.

When you've actually been called a nerd to your face for telling someone (while in a new-book high, of course) that you just bought A Primer for Advanced Beginners of Chinese: Simplified Character Edition and Integrated Korean: Beginning 1 at a newly-discovered bookstore and they're both really great and on and on. I would call me a nerd too, if I said that to myself...
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johntm93
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 Message 883 of 3740
26 July 2010 at 5:35am | IP Logged 
mashmusic11235 wrote:
When you can say that you learned more about English from studing foreign languages than you did in your English class at school, things like what a prepostion is, what the direct and indirect objects are, and what the schwa sound is.

I haven't learned much about English grammar (I've been trying to avoid it, I've always hated learning like "This is the passive perfect active, it's used when blah blah blah), but I've learned more about grammar than from English classes.
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mick33
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 Message 884 of 3740
26 July 2010 at 9:43am | IP Logged 
When a "languages duel" similar to the one shown in this video seems like a perfect first date.





Edited by mick33 on 26 July 2010 at 9:46am

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johntm93
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 Message 885 of 3740
26 July 2010 at 9:54am | IP Logged 
mick33 wrote:
When a "languages duel" similar to the one shown in this video seems like a perfect first date.



Oh my god...This could be a lot of fun with friends (if your friends knew many languages, of course)...maybe even a game show...I'd watch
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janalisa
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 Message 886 of 3740
26 July 2010 at 10:16am | IP Logged 
mick33 wrote:
When a "languages duel" similar to the one shown in this video seems like a perfect first date.


That's awesome!! (Their accents are pretty bad though... haha).

If anyone does this with me on a first date, I'm in love. =O
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Teango
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 Message 887 of 3740
26 July 2010 at 12:44pm | IP Logged 
mick33 wrote:
When a "languages duel" similar to the one shown in this video seems like a perfect first date.

Go Indy! The scary thing is that the first date with my current girlfriend actually did involve 3 languages...and I could cheekily even count up to 4...because it was in an Italian restaurant where I naturally tried out a few phrases whilst ordering for fun. ;)

Edited by Teango on 26 July 2010 at 12:45pm

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Rhian
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 Message 888 of 3740
26 July 2010 at 2:02pm | IP Logged 
johntm93 wrote:
staf250 wrote:
When you encounter a lady pushing a buggy carrying a little dog with great
but cloudy eyes staring at you.
You call it a buggy?!?
Sorry, I thought mainly people from Georgia (the state) used that term, it's kind of shocking seeing a European
using it. One of my friends immediately identified me as a Georgian when he first heard me say that...


The term 'buggy' is used in the UK, although there are other terms this one is widely used and understood
throughout.

P.S. No real need for capitals, Johntm93.


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