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ReneeMona
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Studies: French

 
 Message 1017 of 3735
17 August 2010 at 11:27pm | IP Logged 
- When you live down the hall from an Italian girl, frequently buy take out at a place owned by an Egyptian and have two good friends who are native speakers of Czech and Hebrew and you feel guilty for not making use of all of these language learning opportunities.

- When the only reason you can resist them is that you know it will slow down your progress in French.

Edited by ReneeMona on 18 August 2010 at 5:01pm

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mashmusic11235
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Studies: Cantonese

 
 Message 1018 of 3735
18 August 2010 at 4:52pm | IP Logged 
When packing for a sleepover, your copy of Colloquial Hebrew goes in the bag right after your clothes.
When, after typing that, you wonder if you should also bring your Romanian course, in case you get bored with Hebrew.

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budonoseito
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 Message 1019 of 3735
18 August 2010 at 6:53pm | IP Logged 
Your Amazon wishlist of language material is growing faster then you can get through your
current material. But, a new dictionary and native material is always helpful, right? :)
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LazyLinguist
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 Message 1020 of 3735
18 August 2010 at 9:49pm | IP Logged 
When your favourite mug is the one with 'Good Day' written in 8 different languages on
it.
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psy88
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 Message 1021 of 3735
19 August 2010 at 3:23am | IP Logged 
When you are getting ready to go on vacation and have to decide which courses you want to take, knowing you can't take them all, and fearing that whichever you do take, you will wish you had taken another. When you also know that you are going to be hard pressed to find much time to study while away but your ideal vacation is more about studying than sight seeing. When you are also afraid to take your favorite courses because you worry that they will get torn, lost, stolen, etc.
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ReneeMona
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 Message 1022 of 3735
19 August 2010 at 3:50am | IP Logged 
- When while you’re at work you find out that one of your colleagues is half Finnish and even though Finnish is not one of your target languages, you get very excited about it, spend the rest of the evening asking her about Finnish grammar and pronunciation and are now considering a couple of weeks of dabbling. Damn my wanderlust!
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ellasevia
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Speaks: English*, German, Spanish, Portuguese, French, Croatian, Greek, Japanese, Turkish, Italian
Studies: Mandarin, Persian, Arabic (Written)

 
 Message 1023 of 3735
19 August 2010 at 5:28am | IP Logged 
You know you're a language nerd when on your first day back at school after summer vacation...

...you get super excited when you hear that one of your good friends knows a Finnish exchange student, hoping that maybe you can practice your Swedish (and Finnish if I decide to take it up in the near future).

...you get extremely linguistically confused (and consequently decide not to talk) because you've just spoken English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, German, Dutch, Russian, Japanese, and Swahili in relatively quick succession.

...you are greeted multiple times by acquaintances with "...and how many languages do you speak now?"

...you feel like crying after approaching an exchange student from Tajikistan and attempting to ask in your best Persian (thinking that you had found a native speaker to talk with) whether she speaks Persian, only to learn that she doesn't. :(

And then later in the day, when...

...buying books (actually extra dictionaries for my German and Japanese classes) for school at a bookstore, your brother has to drag you out of the language section by your hair, gripping you by the scruff of the neck, with you wanting to scream.
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LazyLinguist
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 Message 1024 of 3735
19 August 2010 at 3:21pm | IP Logged 
....You receive a German concert DVD in the mail and the first thing you do is watch the
90 minutes of documentaries on it with subtitles.


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