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LebensForm
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Austria
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212 posts - 264 votes 
Studies: German

 
 Message 1697 of 3735
03 June 2011 at 7:12pm | IP Logged 
5 of 7 what is this all about? I would vote but not sure what's going on, lol I'm oblivious again.
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GRagazzo
Diglot
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United States
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115 posts - 168 votes 
Speaks: Italian, English*
Studies: Spanish, Swedish, French

 
 Message 1698 of 3735
03 June 2011 at 7:45pm | IP Logged 
When you think it would be amazing if your whole family took up a foreign language but
know that your the only language nerd in the family and that makes you sad.
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LebensForm
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Austria
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212 posts - 264 votes 
Studies: German

 
 Message 1699 of 3735
03 June 2011 at 8:11pm | IP Logged 
That makes me sad too, apparently my dad had a bad experience with German in high school, but he always fails to tell me what this experience was all about... this makes me sad.
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PaulLambeth
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United Kingdom
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244 posts - 315 votes 
Speaks: English*
Studies: Icelandic, Hindi, Irish

 
 Message 1700 of 3735
04 June 2011 at 6:11am | 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.

...when this was your Friday-night status



Honum gekk það vel að læra málfræðina! I haven't watched that video in a while, but I love the explanations in it.

... when you watch a series on Hungarian just to see if the grammar's similar to Finnish.

... when it actually surprises you, and your girlfriend, when you don't recognise a script.

... when you identify Tibetan writing in the erotic museum in Paris (Pigalle) and realise your browsing of Youtube videos about Tibetan calligraphy a few days before came in handy.

... when you start trying to learn the Inuktitut syllabary, which is ONLY used in Nunavik, not expecting to ever go to Nunavik or learn Inuktitut, just because it looks pretty with all the triangles and is a cleverly designed script. (Here's a table: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Inuktitut.svg)

(additional, triggered by this post):
... when you edit your Icelandic because you realise that the past tense of ganga is gekk, not gangaði, despite the unlikelihood of anyone noticing; and when you consider that "honum gekk" might be colloquial, but it's now 5:14am and a bit late to go trawling to check.

Edited by PaulLambeth on 04 June 2011 at 6:14am

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kottoler.ello
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128 posts - 192 votes 
Speaks: English*, Russian, Mandarin, French
Studies: Japanese, German

 
 Message 1701 of 3735
04 June 2011 at 10:33pm | IP Logged 
When you get killed in a video game because you stopped to read the Chinese characters on the side of a building.
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Levi
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Speaks: English*, French, Esperanto, German, Spanish
Studies: Russian, Dutch, Portuguese, Mandarin, Japanese, Italian

 
 Message 1702 of 3735
04 June 2011 at 10:58pm | IP Logged 
...when you're tasked with babysitting your five year old niece, and you're constantly analyzing her linguistic errors.

Me (asking about something on TV): Uh-oh, is she being mean again?
Niece: Yeah, she always bees mean.
Me (thinking): Interesting, she conjugated "be" as a regular verb. Clearly she knows the word "is" by now, but she doesn't realize they're the same verb.
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Pablo_V
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Newbie
Spain
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Speaks: Spanish*, Galician*, English, Portuguese
Studies: French

 
 Message 1703 of 3735
04 June 2011 at 11:32pm | IP Logged 
...when you find yourself avoiding a foreign word or expression while speaking your mother tongue and
therefore you have to look for a word or expression in your language, even if you find that the foreign one is
more accurate and suitable (and you already have it!)

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LearningFrench
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Studies: French

 
 Message 1704 of 3735
05 June 2011 at 8:57pm | IP Logged 
When you are thrilled when people ask for some help on French homework, simply thrilled


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