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JNetto
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 Message 1617 of 3740
30 April 2011 at 12:05pm | IP Logged 
hjordis wrote:
ellasevia wrote:
psy88 wrote:
When you are excited about tomorrow
being the eve of the 6 Week May Challenge. [...] You almost fear that you will be
unable to sleep as you anticipate the start of the 6 weeks.

When you get so excited for the 6WC that you simply cheat and start early. I've already
done over an hour of Indonesian study today. I've broken pretty much every rule thus
far, I might as well keep my streak going.
I kept flipping through my
Indonesian book longingly, but then I got really busy what with the moving and the
packing and the cleaning. Hopefully I can get off to a good start from May 2!

Sorry, nothing to add to the thread.


or when you DO everything mentioned above, except study the language for 6WC, and just
to make sure that your mind doesn't go on auto pilot and start gluttoning itself on the
target language you fill your mind with something simple and soothing like ARABIC!
(obs.: my target is Thai!)
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JNetto
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 Message 1618 of 3740
30 April 2011 at 12:06pm | IP Logged 
when you zone out in a lecture because you are trying to figure out where the heck the
speaker is from based on his accent!!
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JNetto
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 Message 1619 of 3740
30 April 2011 at 12:20pm | IP Logged 
Tenebrarum wrote:
When you get a lot more excited about the "learn chinese" part of a
fortune cookie than
the people around you do.


I'm so guilty of that it is not even funny!
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JNetto
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 Message 1620 of 3740
30 April 2011 at 12:32pm | IP Logged 
when you spend 2,5 hours reading the "You know you’re a language nerd when..." section
and want more because it makes you laugh more than by reading "Calvin and Hobbes";

worse...

when every single comment made sense despite how deep and tangled the joke was in an
obscure foreign language!

Edited by JNetto on 30 April 2011 at 12:33pm

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JNetto
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 Message 1621 of 3740
30 April 2011 at 12:47pm | IP Logged 
deej wrote:
When you're not happy with the amount of time you're spending in your
target language,
despite spending your whole day listening to music, watching films, learning vocab,
watching TV, reading books and speaking to others in that language, so you decide to
maximise your time by constantly thinking in your target language instead of your native
tongue, despite the fact that you've only been learning it for a few days.


or when your language section of the brain feels like the movie "Inception": you gotta go
back several level to get back to what you used to call REALITY (aka "your native
language)!
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 Message 1622 of 3740
30 April 2011 at 1:00pm | IP Logged 
when you read a Japanese grammar book cover to cover in one night because you understood
ONE word off a movie;

(Movie: "The Hunted" with Christopher Lambert; Word: 女(おんな)woman.)


when your computer has hot keys for 10 different languages and freak other people out
when they are trying to type something and all that comes out is Arabic or Japanese.

Edited by JNetto on 30 April 2011 at 1:00pm

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 Message 1623 of 3740
30 April 2011 at 3:03pm | IP Logged 
You know you're a language nerd when one of your stops on holiday was in Malta, you go on a tour and ...

...the whole bus has to wait while you buy "Learn Maltese" in case you might want to do just that some day

...you continually compare Maltese to Arabic and try to figure out why the Arabic alphabet isn't being used in all the street signs

...you watch a film as part of the tour, realise that it's available in twenty languages and miss most of the film while continuously changing to languages you have no idea about

...you keep your ticket stub to said film since it has instructions for headphone use in thirteen languages, including Maltese which you are, by now, determined to learn...soon!



Ari wrote:
I have yet to find anything that a paper dictionary can do that a good electronic dictionary can't do as well, except maybe fuel a fire.

...or work when there's no electricity (for those times when you're stranded in the middle of the desert and your trusty solar cell is broken).

Edited by patuco on 30 April 2011 at 3:20pm

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 Message 1624 of 3740
30 April 2011 at 6:33pm | IP Logged 
You have recently begun a new language, you buy learning materials for your next language, then you met a couple of Portugese and think 'yes, I might like to learn that too', even though it will probably take you two years to work through your current pile of books.


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