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Fasulye
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 Message 1089 of 3735
18 September 2010 at 12:46pm | IP Logged 
... when you don't want to cook without using your foreign languages. For example without using such a recipe you would miss the joy.

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 Message 1090 of 3735
18 September 2010 at 1:00pm | IP Logged 
Fasulye wrote:
... when you don't want to cook without using your foreign languages. For example without using such a recipe you would miss the joy.

Fasulye


Exactly. Yesterday I made various tapas dishes and paella using, obviously, a Spanish recipe book. To be honest, half of my doing so was because I wanted to prove to myself that my Spanish isn't actually dead. It was a success, amazingly!
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 Message 1091 of 3735
18 September 2010 at 9:00pm | IP Logged 
when you almost don't mind getting stuck in traffic because it gives you more time to practice with your CD language course.
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 Message 1092 of 3735
19 September 2010 at 1:15pm | IP Logged 
When you're assaulted by five men, beaten on the head with a machete, have (a small) part of your finger cut off and your wallet stolen, and as your holding a tissue to your bleeding head, looking like a serial killer from a horror movie (except the blood is your own), you can't help thinking "Thank god they didn't take my mobile; I've got no backup on that SRS deck!".

Do I win the thread yet?
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 Message 1094 of 3735
19 September 2010 at 4:59pm | IP Logged 
When you hear about your mate's courses at University like Economics, Law, Biology etc and you think it is boring because there isn't learning a language involved.
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Ari
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 Message 1095 of 3735
20 September 2010 at 1:46am | IP Logged 
paranday wrote:
Ari wrote:
"Thank god they didn't take my mobile; I've got no backup on that SRS deck!".


When you backup your SRS decks religiously, without fail, not even once have you ever forgotten to.

Touché.
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 Message 1096 of 3735
20 September 2010 at 2:28am | IP Logged 
Quote:
When you backup your SRS decks religiously, without fail, not even once have you ever forgotten to


I forgot, and I have suffered the consequences. I'm still mourning the loss of a favorite Anki deck . . . I don't know what happened (sob)

But in other Nerdy News, I know, yet again, that I am a language nerd because I have become just a little bit of a language vigilante.

For me, the last two weeks have not been very good for language learning. First, I just had too much other work to take care of and then I was sick all this week, but today I went to the bookstore. Yes, I hear you - if you have read my posts before, you're likely wondering if I do anything BUT go to the bookstore - well, no, not really.

So there I was lurking around the language aisle, making my birthday wish list, because I plan to get myself a few gifts soon to celebrate this rapidly accelerating aging nonsense that makes me feel peevish and so I had a look at various books and a few were really very silly. Not my style at all, you know . . .

Have you seen the series "Hide This French/Italian/Spanish Book! (there are several versions) The objective here is to learn some very, very naughty foreign words. Hhmmmm . . . well, now! I'm not against learning some nasty new words, myself, but I just can't agree with this as the sole purpose of language learning, so I did just what the book said and I HID IT. I put it behind some other books, that's right, now it's gone, ha, and it was a good deed, yes it was.

Um, eh, OK . . . so I did learn a few things.
But I've already forgotten them - my memory is not what it was, and I am glad for that.




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