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leosmith
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United States
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2365 posts - 3803 votes 
Speaks: English*
Studies: Tagalog

 
 Message 1025 of 3735
20 August 2010 at 6:16am | IP Logged 
You quit your job every year so that you can spend 6 months in your target language countries, come back, luck out
and get some nice job offers in your home country despite the bad economy, turn them down for a mediocre job in
China, the China job gets cancelled, and you mope around for days - not because you missed out on the other jobs,
but because you missed out on a lifetime opportunity to work in a target country.
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Levi
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United States
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2268 posts - 3328 votes 
Speaks: English*, French, Esperanto, German, Spanish
Studies: Russian, Dutch, Portuguese, Mandarin, Japanese, Italian

 
 Message 1026 of 3735
20 August 2010 at 11:51pm | IP Logged 
...you find yourself singing along to your German music while practicing Chinese characters.
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mashmusic11235
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United States
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85 posts - 122 votes 
Speaks: English*
Studies: Cantonese

 
 Message 1027 of 3735
21 August 2010 at 5:46am | IP Logged 
...when you consider writing a poem to a girl that you like in Persian because it sounds so beautiful.
...when you actually do it. (Speaking of which, I'm having some trouble with it. I tried to ask this in the Specific Languages section, but had some techincal difficulties. One of the lines is اگرچه عشق تو بوی من را نه است . Can someone please tell me whether or not this is correct? If not, how would I make it correct? Sorry about posting that in the wrong section, the Specific languages section really won't cooperate)
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LanguageSponge
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United Kingdom
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1197 posts - 1487 votes 
Speaks: English*, German, French
Studies: Welsh, Russian, Japanese, Slovenian, Greek, Italian

 
 Message 1028 of 3735
21 August 2010 at 12:17pm | IP Logged 
When you suddenly decided on the Wednesday just gone that you felt like going to Slovenia to practice your Slovenian, having been studying it for a little over a year now and having still, at that point, never been there. You go straight onto the internet and look for flights and accomodation, expecting to find nothing. To your surprise, you find not only flights, but also accomodation, both within a sensible price range. You mention this to your father over lunch and he agrees to pay for the entire thing. You go back onto the net, book the flights and accomodation and fly out to Slovenia just over 24 hours later. After being here just a couple of days, we've all decided we love it here, and we're coming back very soon. Most of the Slovenes you've met here think you're stir crazy for trying to learn their language, once they accept that you're not going to give up and you're serious about it, you're delighted that even though most of them speak English *unbelievably well* they're all either more than happy or delighted to help you. It's great!

Jack
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chucknorrisman
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Speaks: Korean*, English, Spanish
Studies: Russian, Mandarin, Lithuanian, French

 
 Message 1029 of 3735
22 August 2010 at 7:25pm | IP Logged 
When you look up the Chinese characters that you don't know on food items like the Shin Ramen noodle bags.
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LanguageSponge
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United Kingdom
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1197 posts - 1487 votes 
Speaks: English*, German, French
Studies: Welsh, Russian, Japanese, Slovenian, Greek, Italian

 
 Message 1030 of 3735
24 August 2010 at 2:28pm | IP Logged 
When you play Japanese computer games in English and feel guilty about it. You feel tempted to learn Japanese just to play the computer games in the original, and so that you are finally able to say legitimately that playing computer games counts as studying :P
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maydayayday
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564 posts - 839 votes 
Speaks: English*, German, Italian, SpanishB2, FrenchB2
Studies: Arabic (Egyptian), Russian, Swedish, Turkish, Polish, Persian, Vietnamese
Studies: Urdu

 
 Message 1031 of 3735
24 August 2010 at 2:49pm | IP Logged 
When you are lay by the pool on holiday and have finished the 3 novels in your current target language and will quite happily pick up a novel or magazine left by someone else.... in a language which is not on your list YET just to give it a test drive.


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maydayayday
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United Kingdom
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Speaks: English*, German, Italian, SpanishB2, FrenchB2
Studies: Arabic (Egyptian), Russian, Swedish, Turkish, Polish, Persian, Vietnamese
Studies: Urdu

 
 Message 1032 of 3735
24 August 2010 at 3:49pm | IP Logged 
MegatronFilm wrote:

*Sigh* I wish my family were more passionate about languages.


When you realise that you remember your dad chanting to you as a toddler in a sing-song voice and you've just realised that it was malayalam..... and he's from Lancashire, England.


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