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Levi
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 Message 1441 of 3740
11 February 2011 at 5:27am | IP Logged 
...when you kick yourself for realizing, after the game is over, that you should have muted the English commentary while watching the France-Brazil football match and listened to the Radio France broadcast instead.

Edited by Levi on 11 February 2011 at 5:28am

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psy88
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 Message 1442 of 3740
14 February 2011 at 3:37am | IP Logged 
when you are getting your hair cut and your barber starts to speak to another barber in Italian and, even though you have not studied Italian since your university days, many many years ago, you can follow the conversation. What is more amazing-and more proof of being a language nerd- is that you are translating, in your mind,what they are saying into your first target language and feeling frustrated that you cannot ,as yet, translate it into your second target language.
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jdmoncada
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 Message 1443 of 3740
14 February 2011 at 6:02am | IP Logged 
It's already been posted, but this is so me:


...when you accidentally use another language's grammar in your native language
...when you accidentally speak words in another language without realizing it at first
...especially when you're already speaking another language! (My Finnish always has little strange bits of German and Spanish in it. It makes sense to no one but me.)
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Adrean
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 Message 1444 of 3740
14 February 2011 at 9:08am | IP Logged 
When frequent visits to the library collecting courses from different languages makes you stand out to the librarians making you slightly embarassed.
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mick33
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 Message 1446 of 3740
19 February 2011 at 10:24am | IP Logged 
Friday morning I saw a jar of jam with a picture of blueberries on the label with the words "Syld Blåbär", which is Swedish for blueberry jam. I picked up the jar hoping to read more Swedish words on the label. Unfortunately for me, the other information on the label was in English, though I did find out that the jam was made in Sweden for Ikea. I have no reason to buy new furniture, but I think I will be going to the Ikea store next week anyway.
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Psychedelica
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 Message 1447 of 3740
19 February 2011 at 11:40am | IP Logged 
mick33 wrote:
Friday morning I saw a jar of jam with a picture of blueberries on the label with the words "Syld Blåbär", which is Swedish for blueberry jam. I picked up the jar hoping to read more Swedish words on the label. Unfortunately for me, the other information on the label was in English, though I did find out that the jam was made in Sweden for Ikea. I have no reason to buy new furniture, but I think I will be going to the Ikea store next week anyway.

Haha, the reason I love Ikea is because it's Swedish, I always get the urge to speak Swedish when I'm there. And I love how the dummy books in their bookcases are always in Swedish!
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