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psy88
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United States
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467 posts - 882 votes 
Studies: Spanish*, Japanese, Latin, French

 
 Message 2145 of 3740
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



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mikonai
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Speaks: English*, Italian
Studies: Swahili, German

 
 Message 2146 of 3740
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!)
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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 2147 of 3740
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.
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zenmonkey
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Germany
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Studies: Italian, Modern Hebrew

 
 Message 2148 of 3740
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.
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ReneeMona
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Speaks: Dutch*, EnglishC2
Studies: French

 
 Message 2149 of 3740
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.
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Serpent
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Speaks: Russian*, English, FinnishC1, Latin, German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
Studies: Danish, Romanian, Polish, Belarusian, Ukrainian, Croatian, Slovenian, Catalan, Czech, Galician, Dutch, Swedish

 
 Message 2150 of 3740
14 February 2012 at 7:50pm | IP Logged 
When the 6 week challenge bot runs out of colours for your languages.
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Asiafeverr
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Studies: Mandarin, Cantonese, Shanghainese, German

 
 Message 2151 of 3740
14 February 2012 at 11:44pm | IP Logged 
When people want to check the music on your iPhone but 90% of the tracks are from Michel Thomas,
Pimsleur, Assimil, Teach Yourself or other language learning courses.

Edited by Asiafeverr on 14 February 2012 at 11:44pm

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zenmonkey
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Germany
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 Message 2152 of 3740
15 February 2012 at 12:13am | IP Logged 
When your children get excited about flashcards in yet another language and toss out words in a dozen languages in a coffee shop because you've passed on the nerdlyhood.

Edited by zenmonkey on 15 February 2012 at 12:14am



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