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hjordis
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 Message 1697 of 3740
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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 Message 1698 of 3740
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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 Message 1699 of 3740
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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 Message 1700 of 3740
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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 Message 1701 of 3740
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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LebensForm
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 Message 1702 of 3740
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
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 Message 1703 of 3740
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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 Message 1704 of 3740
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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