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meramarina
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 Message 1825 of 3735
24 July 2011 at 5:01am | IP Logged 
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YKYALNW you're visiting your mom's friend in the hospital, and you notice one of those pain charts. You notice that the text under each of the faces is small, and on closer inspection, you notice that it's written in about 10 different languages, including Russian, Vietnamese, and Chinese! I never got a better look at it, but I suppose it'd be a good way to pick up some medical jargon in your TL...


I know that pain chart! (I used to work in a hospital - I don't have it here in my house as wall art or anything like that!)

I might reconsider my home decor, however, because for some oddball reason I just looked up the pain scale chart online. Check this out: instruction for pain description in 47 languages!

Pain is a bad thing and these faces are actually kind of frightening, but this is one hell of a parallel text. Scroll down and take a look at the PDF or Word file. You'll feel better!

Feeling just fine, or not, in 47 languages!
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psy88
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 Message 1826 of 3735
25 July 2011 at 11:08pm | IP Logged 
meramarina wrote:
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YKYALNW you're visiting your mom's friend in the hospital, and you notice one of those pain charts. You notice that the text under each of the faces is small, and on closer inspection, you notice that it's written in about 10 different languages, including Russian, Vietnamese, and Chinese! I never got a better look at it, but I suppose it'd be a good way to pick up some medical jargon in your TL...


I know that pain chart! (I used to work in a hospital - I don't have it here in my house as wall art or anything like that!)

I might reconsider my home decor, however, because for some oddball reason I just looked up the pain scale chart online. Check this out: instruction for pain description in 47 languages![/

Pain is a bad thing and these faces are actually kind of frightening, but this is one hell of a parallel text. Scroll down and take a look at the PDF or Word file. You'll feel better!

Feeling just fine, or not, in 47 languages!






when you were thinking of how you could get into a hospital and "walk off" with (sounds nicer than "steal") a pain chart but now, thank you very much, you don't have to risk an arrest in your pursuit of being a full-fledged language nerd.
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LebensForm
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 Message 1827 of 3735
26 July 2011 at 2:59am | IP Logged 
YkYALN when you read about potential crimes that could be committed involving our appreciation for learning languages and you actually contemplate the possible outcomes, secretly hoping you do get caught, because then your love for languages (German, more specifically) would be known...

when you go to an *Italian* resteraunt, where they give you crayons to write on the table, (long sheets of paper for table cloth) the resteraunt is actually a bit upscale, even though it doesn't sound like it, but you end up filling the table cloth with random German, including conjugating German verbs and writing awkward German love phrases...
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Levi
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 Message 1828 of 3735
26 July 2011 at 4:00am | IP Logged 
...when you pick up your Chinese character book after a while of not studying any Chinese, so you decide to use an SRS to memorize all the characters in the book over 50 days, trying to add 50 characters a day. And after ten days you're halfway done.
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Phantom Kat
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 Message 1829 of 3735
26 July 2011 at 10:48am | IP Logged 
... when you feel an odd sense of glee when your brother announces he wants to study Ukrainian just because. The sister-brother bond has just gotten stronger.

- Kat

EDIT: The pain chart doesn't have Finnish, but it has six types of Spanish? What has the world come to?

Edited by Phantom Kat on 26 July 2011 at 10:54am

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jazzboy.bebop
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 Message 1830 of 3735
26 July 2011 at 12:53pm | IP Logged 
...the following post about studying Ancient Egyptian makes you howl with laughter:

TerryW wrote:
administrator wrote:
I wonder what the "everyday conversation" tape
will sound like.


Here's my guess for different courses:

Assimil: "A funny thing happened to me on my way to the pyramid..."

Michel Thomas: "We look at ze pictures. We do not memorize, we do not guess."

Pimsleur: "Hello Cleopatra, would you like something to drink?"

Rosetta Stone: "The boy is in the airplane."


Edited by jazzboy.bebop on 26 July 2011 at 1:06pm

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hjordis
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 Message 1831 of 3735
26 July 2011 at 5:14pm | IP Logged 
LebensForm wrote:

when you go to an *Italian* resteraunt, where they give you crayons to write on the table, (long sheets of paper for table cloth) the resteraunt is actually a bit upscale, even though it doesn't sound like it, but you end up filling the table cloth with random German, including conjugating German verbs and writing awkward German love phrases...
Wait is that a common thing at Italian restaurants or something? Our Italian restaurant does that too, though I'm not sure I'd describe it as a bit upscale.

When something someone says at work(in Spanish) makes you think "ah, so pizza is feminine in Spanish."
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Teango
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 Message 1832 of 3735
26 July 2011 at 9:26pm | IP Logged 
@meramarina
This pain chart is amazing - a series of faces in various stages of discomfort, progressing from left to right, that uncannily capture my ongoing attempts to understand Russian grammar.



I also think this important tip in their multilingual instructions is priceless:

"This scale is intended to measure how children feel inside, not how their face looks."

Большое спасибо! :)

Edited by Teango on 26 July 2011 at 9:26pm



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