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becks
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Speaks: English*
Studies: Spanish, Russian

 
 Message 2225 of 3740
06 April 2012 at 11:53pm | IP Logged 
... when you're a broke college student and happily drop this week's hard-earned paycheck on a vintage language course.    
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WentworthsGal
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Studies: Swedish, Spanish

 
 Message 2226 of 3740
07 April 2012 at 9:32am | IP Logged 
...When you go to sleep studying Afrikaans and wake up after a dream in Swedish.

... When you watch a tv programme and feel very proud when they say something in a language which you haven't studied yet but understood some of it because it's related to one that you do study.

...When you feel compelled to add the word "yet" into the above sentence, where mere mortals wouldn't even think of doing so.
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Cavesa
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Speaks: Czech*, FrenchC2, EnglishC1
Studies: Spanish, German, Italian

 
 Message 2227 of 3740
07 April 2012 at 11:02pm | IP Logged 
becks wrote:
... when you're a broke college student and happily drop this week's hard-
earned paycheck on a vintage language course.    


So true... I've been paying for books in foreign languages quite a lot lately, certainly
more than I should. The staff members of the wonderful bookshop, where I buy most of
them, already remember me. And sometimes, they even remember what I was asking about
previously (happily announcing it has come) and answer me whether the books I have
ordered have come before I ask about them. :-D
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kottoler.ello
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 Message 2228 of 3740
10 April 2012 at 1:28am | IP Logged 
When your girlfriend says she feels like she's cheating on you when she talks about languages and language learning with other people when you aren't around.
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Hekje
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Speaks: English*, Dutch
Studies: French, Indonesian

 
 Message 2229 of 3740
10 April 2012 at 3:18am | IP Logged 
When you have laryngitis and one of the first things your non-language-studying buddy
says is: "So, do you feel you speak Dutch better this way?"

Edited by Hekje on 11 April 2012 at 5:32pm

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Iversen
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Speaks: Danish*, French, English, German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch, Swedish, Esperanto, Romanian, Catalan
Studies: Afrikaans, Greek, Norwegian, Russian, Serbian, Icelandic, Latin, Irish, Lowland Scots, Indonesian, Polish, Croatian
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 Message 2230 of 3740
10 April 2012 at 9:50am | IP Logged 
When you spend 6 days on an Easter Holiday with your sister, and the most enduring experience was the spot in the Roman Museum in Colonia Ulpia Traiana (Xanten in Germany) where you can stand between two Roman soldiers who have a chat in Latin - without any translation so that you can have it totally for yourself.
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Warp3
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 Message 2231 of 3740
15 April 2012 at 6:47am | IP Logged 
...when you are exploring a new map (for a first-person shooter) in a private match with friends and discover that there is Korean writing on the trucks. While your friends spend the remainder of the round exploring the layout of the map, you spend that time reading every sign and billboard you can find.
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Cavesa
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 Message 2232 of 3740
15 April 2012 at 8:19am | IP Logged 
An addition to my previous bookshop-themed post:

When you get an e-mail and the shop-assistant announces an early arrival of the book you
have asked about and that she has already put a copy aside for you. (It is a good
strategy, when someone cares that much, I can't just postpone the buy till I have more
money :-D )

When you must tell yourself on the way around smaller bookshops: "I must not go inside,
it would look stupid to roam around the foreign language shelves so often and not buy."


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