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clumsy
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Speaks: Polish*, English, Japanese, Korean, French, Mandarin, Italian, Vietnamese
Studies: Spanish, Arabic (Written), Swedish
Studies: Danish, Dari, Kirundi

 
 Message 1561 of 3740
10 April 2011 at 9:06pm | IP Logged 
When it comes to driver.

I have it packed with language learning stuff.
Not so many movies, I don't download it (I can watch it online).
Most of it consists of comic and language learning books over 1 giga of books!
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hjordis
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 Message 1562 of 3740
10 April 2011 at 10:58pm | IP Logged 
My online dictionaries are useful, but I love my paper dictionaries too. I have way too many though. About 10 once you take out the native language dictionaries, in various languages that I am and am not studying.
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ReneeMona
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 Message 1563 of 3740
11 April 2011 at 11:35am | IP Logged 
You know you’re a language nerd when you’re listening to a song about a certain she who means everything to the singer and it reminds you of your target language.
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Phantom Kat
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 Message 1564 of 3740
12 April 2011 at 1:10am | IP Logged 
You know you're a language geek when you dream you have a passive knowledge of Romanian despite the fact that the language don't really interest you. You can understand most of it due to being native in Spanish, sort of like Portuguese, and you think excitedly, "Since I can already understand most of it I'll be talking and writing it with some months of studying!"

When you wake up, two things hit you:

1) You couldn't possible have understood Romanian because though it's a Romance language, its vocabulary has many Slavic influences.

2) You DO NOT have a passive knowledge of Romanian, and you STILL only know two languages. ;_;

- Kat

Edited by Phantom Kat on 12 April 2011 at 1:13am

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mandalore
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 Message 1565 of 3740
12 April 2011 at 4:45am | IP Logged 
You know you're a language geek when you print out a text in Maltese to see if any of the local Arabic speakers had any idea what it said.
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yourvietnamese
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 Message 1566 of 3740
12 April 2011 at 5:07am | IP Logged 
When you read news and can't help but dashing for the computer to look up a new word.

When you talk to people and can't help but noticing their cool new word or idiom. And feeling so good to have got to encounter an interesting phrase.

When it bothers you so much, anywhere, anytime.

Edited by yourvietnamese on 12 April 2011 at 5:08am

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Teango
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 Message 1567 of 3740
15 April 2011 at 6:27pm | IP Logged 
When you go for an eye checkup, and forgetting yourself for a moment, read out 'H' and 'C' as Cyrillic. It was only once I saw the backward 'И' that I realised my blunder...

Edited by Teango on 15 April 2011 at 6:28pm

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canada38
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 Message 1568 of 3740
15 April 2011 at 8:56pm | IP Logged 
When somehow you came to own a 1978 Finsko-Polski dictionary.


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