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Levi
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Speaks: English*, French, Esperanto, German, Spanish
Studies: Russian, Dutch, Portuguese, Mandarin, Japanese, Italian

 
 Message 138 of 3740
08 November 2009 at 1:11am | IP Logged 
...when you are singing along to one of your favorite songs, and you realize you have no clue what any of the lyrics mean.

Edited by Levi on 08 November 2009 at 1:12am

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Envinyatar
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Guatemala
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Speaks: Spanish*, English
Studies: Modern Hebrew

 
 Message 139 of 3740
08 November 2009 at 2:19am | IP Logged 
Levi wrote:
...when you are singing along to one of your favorite songs, and you realize you have no clue what any of the lyrics mean.

Be careful, this could happen to you...
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psy88
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 Message 140 of 3740
08 November 2009 at 3:12am | IP Logged 
Levi: When I studied Jujitsu in New York ( with an American teacher, who had a Japanese wife) he would play Japanese songs during class. It was the same one cassette every class, so I had six hours a week of listening to the same songs. After years of listening,I could sing along in my head. One night I was able to ask his wife what the songs were about. She was embarrassed and reluctant to tell me. Finally, she admitted they were songs from World War II. They were about the "brave people defending themselves from the hairy barbarians" (i.e. the Westerners) who were threatening their homeland.
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dbh2ppa
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Groupie
Costa Rica
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 Message 141 of 3740
08 November 2009 at 6:17am | IP Logged 
when you feel the need to correct people who uses incorrectly loanwords from one of your languages, even though the word is always used like that in their language.

... it's juujutsu or 柔術, not jujitsu!!! :P
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Georgiana
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 Message 142 of 3740
08 November 2009 at 6:30pm | IP Logged 
When you teach your dogs commands (sit, lay down, etc.) in different languages.


(My first post... hello!)

Edited by Georgiana on 08 November 2009 at 6:31pm

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Rhian
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 Message 143 of 3740
08 November 2009 at 8:50pm | IP Logged 
Georgiana wrote:
When you teach your dogs commands (sit, lay down, etc.) in different languages.


(My first post... hello!)


I do that too - I have attempted to train various pets (not all my own!) in French, German, Spanish and Nepali!

(Welcome to the forum - I hope you find it useful! Don't forgot to start a learning log or your own thread in the
members profile section, if you like.)

Edited by Rhian on 08 November 2009 at 8:50pm

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psy88
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 Message 144 of 3740
09 November 2009 at 1:30am | IP Logged 
Or, you give your pet(dog or other) a name that is from your target language. As an aside, when I was a child, my grandfather spoke to our dog in Italian. He would tell the dog to "sit" and "give me your hand". The dog was able to follow the Italian commands. He could follow the same commands when told to do so in English. While in high school, I found our dog would sit and give his paw when told to do so in Latin and later in French.I began to think our simple mutt was a multilingual genius. Then, one day I found if I recited an algebraic formula, he would still sit and extend his paw. He had learned a series of behaviors that were linked to any series of spoken commands.


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