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LanguageSponge
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 Message 1153 of 3740
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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Sprachprofi
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 Message 1154 of 3740
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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Jatk17
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 Message 1155 of 3740
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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Johnnysd
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 Message 1156 of 3740
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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koba
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 Message 1157 of 3740
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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ellasevia
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 Message 1158 of 3740
14 October 2010 at 1:32am | IP Logged 
koba wrote:
When you can listen to a language you don't understand for hours, delighting yourself with the new sounds you hear.

Guilty. And when you start substituting this for background music when you're on the computer. This weekend I listened to Czech, on Monday and part of yesterday it was Arabic, yesterday I listened to some Georgian... Hm, today I think I'll listen to some nice Hungarian. :)
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psy88
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 Message 1159 of 3740
14 October 2010 at 3:43am | IP Logged 
Jatk17 wrote:
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).


When you go into an upscale Italian restaurant and speak Italian to the waiter and he angrily tells you he is not Italian but Brazilian.
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 Message 1160 of 3740
14 October 2010 at 6:58pm | IP Logged 
... when I use my English-Dutch Prisma dictionary to look up the words in the recent texts of our English course and my friend who is in the same English course with me asks me the question: "Haven't you got any English - German dictionary?" - I have several, but most of the people just don't understand the idea of L3 via L2 - learning!

Fasulye


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