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Fasulye
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 Message 1145 of 3735
12 October 2010 at 1:50pm | IP Logged 
... when you go to the low-price booksale of your urban library and you find and buy a textbook of modern Greek, a textbook of Spanish and a Kauderwelsch booklet of Brasilian Portuguese - without having concete plans to study them yet - but just in case they may once be useful.

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Edited by Fasulye on 12 October 2010 at 1:51pm

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 Message 1146 of 3735
12 October 2010 at 5:27pm | IP Logged 
Fasulye wrote:
... when you go to the low-price booksale of your urban library and you find and buy a textbook of modern Greek, a textbook of Spanish and a Kauderwelsch booklet of Brasilian Portuguese - without having concete plans to study them yet - but just in case they may once be useful.

Fasulye


When you read the above post and, even though you have enough to be getting on with in Modern Greek already, you want to know what the textbook Fasulye found is called anyway? :]
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Fasulye
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 Message 1147 of 3735
12 October 2010 at 7:33pm | IP Logged 
LanguageSponge wrote:
Fasulye wrote:
... when you go to the low-price booksale of your urban library and you find and buy a textbook of modern Greek, a textbook of Spanish and a Kauderwelsch booklet of Brasilian Portuguese - without having concete plans to study them yet - but just in case they may once be useful.

Fasulye


When you read the above post and, even though you have enough to be getting on with in Modern Greek already, you want to know what the textbook Fasulye found is called anyway? :]


So my post has made you curious. :)

My modern Greek textbook: "Schnellkurs Griechisch by Elmar Winters-Ohle", Intensivkurs für Anfänger, Hueber Verlag, 3. Auflage 2005.

Fasulye



Edited by Fasulye on 12 October 2010 at 7:34pm

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 Message 1148 of 3735
12 October 2010 at 8:17pm | IP Logged 
Danke schön, Fasulye :]

I have been curious about Modern Greek for quite a few years, since doing Ancient Greek in school - it is about time I at least looked into Modern Greek too.

Jack
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 Message 1149 of 3735
13 October 2010 at 6:51pm | IP Logged 
By the way, there's now a "language geekiness" test on okcupid, if you have an account
there. http://www.okcupid.com/tests/the-language-geekiness-test
By contrast their "language geek" test doesn't test for this forum's level of interest in
languages, just if you know a few words in Italian and so on.
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 Message 1150 of 3735
13 October 2010 at 8:13pm | IP Logged 
When you go to a Brazilian restaurant and speak Portuguese to the waiters, and everyone looks at you like you are speaking a foreign language (No PUN intended).
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 Message 1151 of 3735
13 October 2010 at 11:58pm | IP Logged 
When, upon entering a bookstore, the clerk informs you that they have ordered a few books in the languages you happen to study, without asking you whether you need them or not..
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 Message 1152 of 3735
14 October 2010 at 12:48am | IP Logged 
When you can listen to a language you don't understand for hours, delighting yourself with the new sounds you hear.


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