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Vos
Diglot
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Australia
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Speaks: English*, Spanish
Studies: Dutch, Polish

 
 Message 1225 of 3735
06 November 2010 at 8:14am | IP Logged 
...You're standing amongst all the people at the local Polish deli for far longer than if you were just buying
something, simply because you enjoy listening to the customers and shop owners talk life and food in their
wonderful Polish tongue. And also because you like to look at all the beautifully intriguing Polish words for all the
sausages, cured meats, jams and cakes that they make.
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Johnnysd
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Speaks: Norwegian*, English
Studies: German, Italian, Korean, French

 
 Message 1226 of 3735
06 November 2010 at 12:41pm | IP Logged 
WHen, while having a photography presentation, you show a picture where you have stacked
some Korean course books and an Arabic dictionary, and they ask you "Do you speak Korean
and Arabic", to which you reply "I speak some Korean, but not Arabic" and then give a
quick korean language lesson!
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Levi
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Speaks: English*, French, Esperanto, German, Spanish
Studies: Russian, Dutch, Portuguese, Mandarin, Japanese, Italian

 
 Message 1227 of 3735
06 November 2010 at 3:16pm | IP Logged 
...when the most widely spoken European languages you lack a dictionary for are Belarusian and Albanian.
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Marc94
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Speaks: English*, German
Studies: Russian

 
 Message 1229 of 3735
07 November 2010 at 12:51pm | IP Logged 
...you get into an argument over the origins of several words in English with another student in a class. Then your friend proceeds to tell the other person, 'shut up, he knows way more about languages than you do.'

Edited by Marc94 on 07 November 2010 at 12:53pm

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psy88
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 Message 1230 of 3735
08 November 2010 at 2:48am | IP Logged 
When you are returning from a lesson with your Spanish tutor and are wondering if you are really progressing. Then you pass a new store in front of which is a sign "Tacos and Tortas" (tacos-obviously, and "cakes")and below it a smaller sign advertising ,in English, "lunch specials $5.95". On impulse you stop in and decide to place a take out order.Also on impulse, you order in Spanish. The owner smiles a lot and you get into a twenty minute conversation in Spanish. You realize he is speaking quite fast, as are you, and you are understanding everything. You walk out with your food knowing that, even if the food is terrible, you will be returning!
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hablaconella
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 Message 1231 of 3735
08 November 2010 at 12:59pm | IP Logged 
when you share 'grammatical banter' with fellow language learning students. Probably one of the most cringe-worthy moments ever when we realised what we were doing!
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LanguageSponge
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 Message 1232 of 3735
08 November 2010 at 2:38pm | IP Logged 
hablaconella wrote:
when you share 'grammatical banter' with fellow language learning students. Probably one of the most cringe-worthy moments ever when we realised what we were doing!


When you read this and don't think anything of the "cringe-worthy grammatical banter" because it happens in your house all the time.


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