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Jinx
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Germany
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Studies: Catalan, Dutch, Esperanto, Croatian, Serbian, Norwegian, Mandarin, Italian, Spanish, Yiddish

 
 Message 2025 of 3735
10 November 2011 at 5:05pm | IP Logged 
montmorency wrote:
LebensForm wrote:

When you get so annoyed when people say "Spiel" without the H sound in it,



...or with people who spell it "Shpiel" :-)


However, I believe that is a generally accepted romanization (along with "shpil") of the Yiddish word. So it's not officially incorrect unless you know you're talking about German and not Yiddish.
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kirocb23
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 Message 2026 of 3735
10 November 2011 at 11:05pm | IP Logged 
... when questions you want to ask come in your head as one of your target languages.
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Mauritz
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 Message 2027 of 3735
11 November 2011 at 6:20am | IP Logged 
... when you have to vocally tell your brain that it has to stop thinking in Esperanto so you can tell your girlfriend
what you mean in Swedish.
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Warp3
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 Message 2028 of 3735
11 November 2011 at 2:52pm | IP Logged 
LebensForm wrote:
When you prefer to watch Dora the Explorer in German.


That reminds me. I had heard so many people recommend watching Dora in another language that I was excited to find a few episodes of the Korean version online...only to find that it was nearly entirely in English, because apparently the Korean version of that show is heavily focused on teaching children English (they will occasionally explain something briefly in Korean, but the vast majority of the dialog is in English).
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jdmoncada
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 Message 2029 of 3735
12 November 2011 at 5:18pm | IP Logged 
...when you have dreams in multiple languages.


I just had a dream this morning in English, Japanese and Spanish! I dreamt that I had gone to Japan, and while in a convenience store there I was trying to buy some stamps. At one point, I had some hesitation in what to say and started to think and say something Spanish. The clerk in my dream went right along with it immediately and spoke to me in Spanish, not English. It was very cool!
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LebensForm
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 Message 2030 of 3735
13 November 2011 at 7:24am | IP Logged 
Warp3 wrote:
That reminds me. I had heard so many people recommend watching Dora in another language that I was excited to find a few episodes of the Korean version online...only to find that it was nearly entirely in English, because apparently the Korean version of that show is heavily focused on teaching children English (they will occasionally explain something briefly in Korean, but the vast majority of the dialog is in English).


That is kind of sad... but cool for them learning English. I bet that would be interesting in Korean though :)
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amethyst32
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 Message 2031 of 3735
13 November 2011 at 2:13pm | IP Logged 
Well, a normal person might gatecrash a party but last week I gatecrashed the Spanish class while I was on a break waiting for my own classes to start. A few of the other students looked at me funny but I just sat there taking my notebook and a pen out of my bag like I had every right to be there and the teacher (a Spanish lady) was really cool about it. After a quick "bienvenida" in my direction, she simply continued teaching and even included me in the exercises. I'm so shy normally and I don't know what could have made me do that apart from sheer language nerdery! :-)
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AlephBey
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 Message 2032 of 3735
13 November 2011 at 4:16pm | IP Logged 
When your Dad buys you a copy of 'Breaking into Japanese Literature' as a Diwali gift.

When you spend hours in a row watching 'Doordarshan', an Indian public service
broadcaster, in various Indian languages you don't understand.

When you buy a collection of Rabindranath Tagore's poetry in Bengali at a local bookstore
even though you hardly know the language; because you have Bengali in your 'hit-list'.


Edited by AlephBey on 13 November 2011 at 6:48pm



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