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nikorizzo
Diglot
Newbie
United States
Joined 3027 days ago

26 posts - 32 votes
Speaks: English*, Spanish
Studies: Mandarin, Greek, French

 
 Message 1689 of 3735
02 June 2011 at 11:07pm | IP Logged 
...when you mumble to yourself in Spanish about correctly using the subjunctive
...when your family tells you that you were talking in Mandarin in your sleep
...when as you're typing this post, you have a tab open in your browser about traditional vs. simplified characters
in Cantonese
...when you sit in English class so bored that you make random words on your paper using the Greek alphabet
...carrying flashcards (blank and filled out) with you everywhere just to make sure you keep up with your studying
and learn new words.
...when you write Chinese characters in both simplified ad traditional just to make sure you remember both
...when you spend hours on the internet learning about Polish grammar even though you have no intention or
reason to learn Polish
...when you SNAP at people when they say they can speak Chinese and go, "Chingchongchingchong," then curse
at them IN Mandarin

I really need help
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Kafea
Groupie
United States
Joined 3035 days ago

78 posts - 98 votes 
Speaks: English*
Studies: Sámi

 
 Message 1690 of 3735
03 June 2011 at 2:49am | IP Logged 
Warp3 wrote:
...when you were bored a few nights ago so you now know how to read Russian Cyrillic (even though you have no short term plans to learn Russian).


Hilarious! Everyone here is so inspiring.
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TannerS
Triglot
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United States
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58 posts - 60 votes 
Speaks: English*, German, Spanish
Studies: Russian, Latin, Ancient Greek

 
 Message 1691 of 3735
03 June 2011 at 3:23am | IP Logged 
AndyMeg wrote:
When you know how to say something in a foreign language but not in
your own (native
language).

It happened to me! XD!



That happened to me the other day as well. I wanted to say auflauern, but there isn't
a good one word English equivalent that I know of. Can anyone provide me with one?
Lie in wait just doesn't suit me as well as the German.

Also, when I asked my college roommate if I did anything weird in my sleep that I
didn't know about, he said I sometimes muttered things in what he supposed was Spanish,
German, or Russian in the early morning as I was just waking from my sleep.
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hjordis
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United States
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Speaks: English*
Studies: French, German, Spanish, Japanese

 
 Message 1692 of 3735
03 June 2011 at 3:55am | IP Logged 
nway wrote:

Sadly, only 1 of 3 people thought that post added to the discussion. :(
We can fix that.
Warp3 wrote:
...when you were bored a few nights ago so you now know how to read Russian Cyrillic (even though you have no short term plans to learn Russian).
The problem with this is that whenever I do that I then have an urge to actually learn the language. That's how I started Korean, anyways.
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LebensForm
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Austria
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212 posts - 264 votes 
Studies: German

 
 Message 1693 of 3735
03 June 2011 at 5:01am | IP Logged 
I've been told I've mumbled stuff in German in my sleep... awkward stuff at that...

YKYALN when you cut your hair, dye it blond (to look like a certain German singer) and speak with a German accent for a 24 hr period convincing people that you are actually just "visiting" the states.. yes I actually convinced a few people lol.

Also, when you teach a random 4 year old boy that you see in a book store how to count to 10 in German, ya this could be seen as creep-like behaviour...

When you actually know more words to patriotic German songs, than songs from the United States.

When you refuse sexual advances from your non-German speaking boyfriend because you're too busy reading an article about the Genitiv case and how it's not used as much.


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Warp3
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Studies: Spanish, Korean, Japanese

 
 Message 1694 of 3735
03 June 2011 at 6:34am | IP Logged 
hjordis wrote:
Warp3 wrote:
...when you were bored a few nights ago so you now know how to read Russian Cyrillic (even though you have no short term plans to learn Russian).
The problem with this is that whenever I do that I then have an urge to actually learn the language. That's how I started Korean, anyways.


I was a bit worried about that as well, but I'm not particularly tempted by Russian at the moment so I just went for it. (I would like to learn Russian but not quite yet.) Japanese, on the other hand, could be a bit more tempting (especially since I've been learning 漢字 along with my Korean studies), which is one of the reasons I haven't tackled the kana yet.
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Kafea
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United States
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Speaks: English*
Studies: Sámi

 
 Message 1695 of 3735
03 June 2011 at 9:34am | IP Logged 
TannerS wrote:
AndyMeg wrote:
When you know how to say something in a foreign language but not in
your own (native
language).

It happened to me! XD!



That happened to me the other day as well. I wanted to say auflauern, but there isn't
a good one word English equivalent that I know of. Can anyone provide me with one?
Lie in wait just doesn't suit me as well as the German.

Also, when I asked my college roommate if I did anything weird in my sleep that I
didn't know about, he said I sometimes muttered things in what he supposed was Spanish,
German, or Russian in the early morning as I was just waking from my sleep.


auflauern waylay or ambush?
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patuco
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Gibraltar
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 Message 1696 of 3735
03 June 2011 at 5:11pm | IP Logged 
hjordis wrote:
nway wrote:

Sadly, only 1 of 3 people thought that post added to the discussion. :(

We can fix that.

Yep, it's up to 5 of 7 now. C'mon guys, vote for the future of language nerds everywhere! We can't let the morons beat us.


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