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LanguageSponge
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 Message 1033 of 3740
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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 Message 1034 of 3740
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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 Message 1035 of 3740
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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 Message 1036 of 3740
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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 Message 1037 of 3740
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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Levi
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 Message 1038 of 3740
24 August 2010 at 9:22pm | IP Logged 
...when you look up unknown German words in a German-French dictionary (and then consult a monolingual French dictionary if necessary), rather than just using a German-English dictionary.

Edited by Levi on 24 August 2010 at 9:23pm

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 Message 1039 of 3740
24 August 2010 at 11:28pm | IP Logged 
...when, in your algebra class, you see 3ax (or something like that) in an equation on the board and your first reaction is to wonder why "3" is in the prepositional case! Then, sadly, you remember that this is math, not Russian. :(
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LanguageSponge
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 Message 1040 of 3740
25 August 2010 at 12:26am | IP Logged 
ellasevia wrote:
...when, in your algebra class, you see 3ax (or something like that) in an equation on the board and your first reaction is to wonder why "3" is in the prepositional case! Then, sadly, you remember that this is math, not Russian. :(


Love that. I used to spend maths classes sitting at the back of the classroom with my русский vocab book and just wrote Russian all lesson. At the time I thought I'd pay for it later, but since I got much more than the grade I needed in maths, that was time well spent.


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