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kottoler.ello
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 Message 1241 of 3735
10 November 2010 at 12:59am | IP Logged 
Whenever someone is looking for you at a party you're always in some corner with the foreigners talking about language and trying to learn some of theirs.

When, after two nights of this kind of thing with German speakers, you suddenly find yourself in possession of Pimsleur German I-III, Living Language's Conversational German, and a bilingual copy of Geothe's Faust without ever meaning to start learning German.
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Sierra
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 Message 1242 of 3735
10 November 2010 at 7:23am | IP Logged 
You find yourself wondering about the phrase "çok yaşa" ("live a lot" in Turkish, used
like "Gesundheit" or "bless you") which, despite being a lovely expression, sounds almost
more like a sneeze than an actual sneeze does... and whether it's ever set off an
inescapable round of bless-yous.
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hablaconella
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 Message 1243 of 3735
10 November 2010 at 2:32pm | IP Logged 
LanguageSponge wrote:
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.


hahahaha. Fair enough!
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thephantomgoat
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 Message 1244 of 3735
15 November 2010 at 6:18am | IP Logged 
When you try to tell your dad about the organic ice cream place that doesn't use any
additives and say instead, "It's great! They don't use any ablatives."
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Sierra
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 Message 1245 of 3735
15 November 2010 at 10:40am | IP Logged 
I can sympathize. I made a similar slip of the tongue last time I went on a dative.
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TerryW
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 Message 1246 of 3735
16 November 2010 at 2:43am | IP Logged 
thephantomgoat wrote:
When you try to tell your dad about the organic ice cream place that doesn't use any additives and say instead, "It's great! They don't use any ablatives."


Sierra wrote:
I can sympathize. I made a similar slip of the tongue last time I went on a dative.


Very funny.

Who do you guys think you are, Gerund Seinfeld?
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ellasevia
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 Message 1247 of 3735
18 November 2010 at 5:56am | IP Logged 
When you learn to read and write Hangul to avoid doing your homework.
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 Message 1248 of 3735
18 November 2010 at 5:38pm | IP Logged 
When you end up watching Welsh anime on S4C whilst waiting for a repairman to arrive and fix the boiler.


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