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psy88
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Studies: Spanish*, Japanese, Latin, French

 
 Message 1521 of 3735
01 April 2011 at 4:08am | IP Logged 
When you are driving in your car listening to Michel Thomas French and a large transport truck with the words "Estes express" suddenly pulls in front of you. Rather than being annoyed, you think, "oh, the Spanish subjunctive"
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Teango
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Speaks: English*, German, Russian
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 Message 1522 of 3735
01 April 2011 at 10:30am | IP Logged 
When you read "A SMILE is the same in every language" written on a restaurant wall, and think to yourself, "no, not really". Then you proceed to silently count off all the words you know in your head whilst everyone else thinks you've just fallen into a momentary stupor over your milkshake and huevos rancheros (улыбка, Lächeln, leende, sonrisa...didn't get very far lol)!

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darkwhispersdal
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Wales
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Speaks: English*
Studies: Ancient Greek, French, Italian, Spanish, Russian, Mandarin, Japanese, Latin

 
 Message 1523 of 3735
01 April 2011 at 8:28pm | IP Logged 
When a Japanese company returns an out of spec product to your firm for re-testing and you keep all of the labels on the boxes as they are in Japanese and you may want to learn it one day.
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ThisIsGina
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Studies: Spanish, Romanian, Catalan, Greek, German, French

 
 Message 1524 of 3735
02 April 2011 at 3:33pm | IP Logged 
When you're at church and you look at the leaflets in the porch to try and find some information about Lourdes. You don't see anything relevant, but you do see a leaflet written all in Polish, so you take one of those instead, despite not knowing Polish and not having any spare time to learn a new language until at least September. Then you spend the journey home looking at the leaflet trying to pronounce the words.
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BartoG
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 Message 1525 of 3735
02 April 2011 at 7:40pm | IP Logged 
When you can watch the evening news without batting an eye, but an April Fool's joke about Assimil going bankrupt causes a wave of anguish to come over you.
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darkwhispersdal
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 Message 1526 of 3735
03 April 2011 at 12:25am | IP Logged 
When you squeal with delight when you find product information in Russian on labels in an accessory shop and squeal again later when you find a film in both French and Vietnamese. I think I pretty much embarrassed my sister today
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ellasevia
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Speaks: English*, German, Spanish, Portuguese, French, Croatian, Greek, Japanese, Turkish, Italian
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 Message 1527 of 3735
03 April 2011 at 4:41am | IP Logged 
When you almost crash into multiple people head-on while walking on the mall because you're caught up in reading your Japanese grammar book. Oh, and you were reading it aloud to ensure maximum retention so people were probably staring, but I really wouldn't know since I never looked up. My brother was trying desperately to get as far away from me as possible so that he wouldn't be associated with me. :)
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meramarina
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 Message 1528 of 3735
03 April 2011 at 3:22pm | IP Logged 
When you are very, very sad to find out, too late, that yesterday, April 2, was International Pillow Fight Day. It's a worldwide event, so of course it's multilingual. I consoled myself by reading about pillow fights in my target languages.

But this kind of gives a whole new meaning to "target" language!

Make your plans for next year!

International Pillow Fight Day


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