Register  Login  Active Topics  Maps  

You know you’re a language nerd when...

  Tags: Language Geek
 Language Learning Forum : General discussion Post Reply
3735 messages over 467 pages: << Previous 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 ... 268 ... 466 467 Next >>
pesahson
Diglot
Senior Member
Poland
Joined 3894 days ago

448 posts - 840 votes 
Speaks: Polish*, English
Studies: French, Portuguese, Norwegian

 
 Message 2137 of 3735
08 February 2012 at 10:09am | IP Logged 
Serpent wrote:
When you inspire your cat to learn a foreign language. I swear it sounded like a dog today!

(not really MY cat, though... my grandma's)


What language? Because there are books for that! ;)

French for cats
1 person has voted this message useful



Northernlights
Groupie
United Kingdom
Joined 2841 days ago

73 posts - 93 votes 
Speaks: English*
Studies: Italian, French

 
 Message 2138 of 3735
08 February 2012 at 6:23pm | IP Logged 
You probably know when you're NOT a language nerd when you find this thread highly entertaining but haven't actually got anything to add to it.   


Love the cat speaking dog by the way :-)
1 person has voted this message useful



Kartof
Bilingual Triglot
Senior Member
United States
Joined 3232 days ago

391 posts - 550 votes 
Speaks: English*, Bulgarian*, Spanish
Studies: Danish

 
 Message 2139 of 3735
08 February 2012 at 9:58pm | IP Logged 
You know you're a language nerd when you inform your mother that you're learning Danish and she says,
"just like you learned French and German right?"
1 person has voted this message useful



psy88
Senior Member
United States
Joined 3757 days ago

467 posts - 882 votes 
Studies: Spanish*, Japanese, Latin, French

 
 Message 2140 of 3735
10 February 2012 at 3:53am | IP Logged 
Serpent wrote:
When you inspire your cat to learn a foreign language. I swear it sounded like a dog today!

(not really MY cat, though... my grandma's)




when this post reminds you that the English speaking cat's "meow" really is quite different in other languages. I guess each language hears the cat's "words" in a different way.

when you wonder if it were a Siamese cat, would it speak dog with a Thai accent

when you wonder if Chinese cats speak Catonese

when you think this post is the "cat's meow" and wonder what the equivalent expression would be in your target languages



3 persons have voted this message useful



mikonai
Diglot
Senior Member
United States
weirdnamewriting.bloRegistered users can see my Skype Name
Joined 3095 days ago

178 posts - 281 votes 
Speaks: English*, Italian
Studies: Swahili, German

 
 Message 2141 of 3735
10 February 2012 at 4:23pm | IP Logged 
When you can't decide what language to take in college, so you start planning to take
one-week crash-courses for at least three unrelated languages over the summer to help you
pick.

...when you're pretty sure that won't help you decide, in the end, but you're going to do
it anyway. (just as soon as I get through this semester!)
1 person has voted this message useful



Jinx
Triglot
Senior Member
Germany
reverbnation.co
Joined 3859 days ago

1085 posts - 1879 votes 
Speaks: English*, German, French
Studies: Catalan, Dutch, Esperanto, Croatian, Serbian, Norwegian, Mandarin, Italian, Spanish, Yiddish

 
 Message 2142 of 3735
13 February 2012 at 12:23pm | IP Logged 
When you can entertain yourself for far longer than is reasonable by reading the English-language Wikipedia and noticing whether articles use British or American spelling, or, my favorite (favourite?): a mixture of both.
3 persons have voted this message useful



zenmonkey
Bilingual Tetraglot
Senior Member
Germany
Joined 4718 days ago

803 posts - 1119 votes 
1 sounds
Speaks: EnglishC2*, Spanish*, French, German
Studies: Italian, Modern Hebrew

 
 Message 2143 of 3735
13 February 2012 at 12:49pm | IP Logged 
When jokes on hieroglyphics, Rosetta Stone, Michel Thomas and Assimil make you laugh out loud...

on a forum...

in a room by yourself...

... because you have used all three methods seriously (or not so seriously) sometime in the past.
2 persons have voted this message useful



ReneeMona
Diglot
Senior Member
Netherlands
Joined 3501 days ago

864 posts - 1274 votes 
Speaks: Dutch*, EnglishC2
Studies: French

 
 Message 2144 of 3735
13 February 2012 at 1:31pm | IP Logged 
...when you know the first article of the universal declaration of human rights by heart
because it is used as a sample text on omniglot.com.


7 persons have voted this message useful



This discussion contains 3735 messages over 467 pages: << Prev 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120 121 122 123 124 125 126 127 128 129 130 131 132 133 134 135 136 137 138 139 140 141 142 143 144 145 146 147 148 149 150 151 152 153 154 155 156 157 158 159 160 161 162 163 164 165 166 167 168 169 170 171 172 173 174 175 176 177 178 179 180 181 182 183 184 185 186 187 188 189 190 191 192 193 194 195 196 197 198 199 200 201 202 203 204 205 206 207 208 209 210 211 212 213 214 215 216 217 218 219 220 221 222 223 224 225 226 227 228 229 230 231 232 233 234 235 236 237 238 239 240 241 242 243 244 245 246 247 248 249 250 251 252 253 254 255 256 257 258 259 260 261 262 263 264 265 266 267 268 269 270 271 272 273 274 275 276 277 278 279 280 281 282 283 284 285 286 287 288 289 290 291 292 293 294 295 296 297 298 299 300 301 302 303 304 305 306 307 308 309 310 311 312 313 314 315 316 317 318 319 320 321 322 323 324 325 326 327 328 329 330 331 332 333 334 335 336 337 338 339 340 341 342 343 344 345 346 347 348 349 350 351 352 353 354 355 356 357 358 359 360 361 362 363 364 365 366 367 368 369 370 371 372 373 374 375 376 377 378 379 380 381 382 383 384 385 386 387 388 389 390 391 392 393 394 395 396 397 398 399 400 401 402 403 404 405 406 407 408 409 410 411 412 413 414 415 416 417 418 419 420 421 422 423 424 425 426 427 428 429 430 431 432 433 434 435 436 437 438 439 440 441 442 443 444 445 446 447 448 449 450 451 452 453 454 455 456 457 458 459 460 461 462 463 464 465 466 467  Next >>


Post ReplyPost New Topic Printable version Printable version

You cannot post new topics in this forum - You cannot reply to topics in this forum - You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum - You cannot create polls in this forum - You cannot vote in polls in this forum


This page was generated in 0.5313 seconds.


DHTML Menu By Milonic JavaScript
Copyright 2019 FX Micheloud - All rights reserved
No part of this website may be copied by any means without my written authorization.