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Jinx
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Germany
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1085 posts - 1879 votes 
Speaks: English*, German, French
Studies: Catalan, Dutch, Esperanto, Croatian, Serbian, Norwegian, Mandarin, Italian, Spanish, Yiddish

 
 Message 1465 of 3735
03 March 2011 at 1:57am | IP Logged 
ellasevia wrote:
Jinx wrote:
I've even had to buy an external hard-drive to keep all my movies on, because my language-learning materials crowded them off my computer. ;)

Because naturally the language-learning materials took priority. :)


Of course! I have this paranoid Luddite conviction that things stored on external HDs are more susceptible to random bouts of vanishing than things stored on a computer HD (although I know there's absolutely no logic to that), and even though it's taken me years to assemble my giant film collection, I'd still much rather lose all of them than my precious language stuff!
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ruskivyetr
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Studies: Spanish, Russian, Polish, Modern Hebrew

 
 Message 1466 of 3735
03 March 2011 at 3:30am | IP Logged 
When you talk to your French friend in Spanish, despite not having spoken it for years, your Georgian friend in
Reorgian (a mixture of Russian and Georgian, mostly Russian), your OTHER French friend in German, your new
Ossetian acquaintance in a mixture of Russian and German, your Polish friend in extremely colloquial Polish, and
your Czech-American friend in Czech...all within an hour...NO BIG DEAL OR ANYTHING.
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mick33
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Studies: Finnish
Studies: Thai, Polish, Afrikaans, Hindi, Hungarian, Italian, Spanish, Swedish

 
 Message 1467 of 3735
03 March 2011 at 9:42am | IP Logged 
ruskivyetr wrote:
When you talk to your French friend in Spanish, despite not having spoken it for years, your Georgian friend in
Reorgian (a mixture of Russian and Georgian, mostly Russian), your OTHER French friend in German, your new
Ossetian acquaintance in a mixture of Russian and German, your Polish friend in extremely colloquial Polish, and
your Czech-American friend in Czech...all within an hour...NO BIG DEAL OR ANYTHING.
I think I need more multilingual friends, given that reading ruskivyetr's post made me a little envious.

When a few weeks ago at church, some friends of mine were describing a new member of the congegation by saying "He speaks 4 languages and is learning two more in college right now." I was impressed but not in the same way everyone else was. Most of my friends think speaking 4 languages is a nearly impossible feat, but of course I know differently and was simply curious to know what languages he speaks. I also regret that I still haven't had a chance to have a conversation with him.

When I went to a nightclub and almost embarrassed myself because I wanted to ask the DJ why he had no Swedish or Spanish language pop music.






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garyb
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 Message 1468 of 3735
03 March 2011 at 12:21pm | IP Logged 
When you're moving into a new flat and you find a book in Spanish about how to raise a baby, that the previous occupant must have left behind. Your flatmate asks jokingly if you want to keep it and use it to learn Spanish at some point in the future. For a moment you actually consider it. (This is coming from somebody who has no children and doesn't plan to have children any time soon).
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Jinx
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 Message 1469 of 3735
03 March 2011 at 6:19pm | IP Logged 
garyb wrote:
When you're moving into a new flat and you find a book in Spanish about how to raise a baby, that the previous occupant must have left behind. Your flatmate asks jokingly if you want to keep it and use it to learn Spanish at some point in the future. For a moment you actually consider it. (This is coming from somebody who has no children and doesn't plan to have children any time soon).


Secret tip: if you read child-raising tips as relationship-advice tips, you might be amazed at the amount of usefulness you can glean from them! Speaking from experience. ;)
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skyr
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Studies: Italian, Icelandic, Czech, Slovak, Serbian

 
 Message 1470 of 3735
03 March 2011 at 9:30pm | IP Logged 
...when you update your social network status as "is learning Icelandic with Bambi on youtube" and later realise this isn't possibly the best thing to admit to on such a site.

...when this was your Friday-night status




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skyr
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 Message 1471 of 3735
03 March 2011 at 9:35pm | IP Logged 
jdmoncada wrote:
Alois M. wrote:
- When you study Sanskrit through German, and Japanese through French, Basque through Italian..... at the same time.


I do this all the time! I have different languages than this example, but I always feel like I'm studying "through" something.


I do it too! It keeps one TL 'alive' whilst learning another. It can also increase the accessibilty to study-materials - I study Slovak and Icelandic and there aren't many materials available in English.
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ReneeMona
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 Message 1472 of 3735
03 March 2011 at 9:47pm | IP Logged 
skyr wrote:
...when you update your social network status as "is learning Icelandic with Bambi on youtube" and later realise this isn't possibly the best thing to admit to on such a site.


Awesome. If everyone did that I might find those sites a lot more interesting.


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