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Quabazaa
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Speaks: English*, Spanish, German, French
Studies: Japanese, Korean, Maori, Scottish Gaelic, Arabic (Levantine), Arabic (Egyptian), Arabic (Written)

 
 Message 217 of 3740
28 December 2009 at 4:31am | IP Logged 
When you randomly wake up feeling alert and rested at 4am and your first thought is "Oh yay!! I have a few hours to do some L-R before I have to truly get up and do stuff!" :D

Off to L-R XD
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chucknorrisman
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 Message 218 of 3740
28 December 2009 at 3:54pm | IP Logged 
I don't know if it was posted, but:

When you go to a bookstore and you see the Romance section and think that it would be about Romance languages. Happened to me just yesterday.
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Thatzright
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 Message 219 of 3740
28 December 2009 at 4:05pm | IP Logged 
When the first thing you think about after you wake up in any situation and at any time is going through everything new you learned about your target languages the previous day in your mind.
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xd3qu1n0x
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 Message 220 of 3740
30 December 2009 at 3:39am | IP Logged 
Oh man, some of these had me roaring with laughter =D

... when you read through all 28 pages of this thread in about 40minutes~
... when you make international "prank calls" on Skype just so you can authentically practice different situations in your target language~
... when on Twitter you tweet using different languages to circumvent the 140 character limit~
... when your language ability is so well-known on your campus, that incoming native speakers of a language you study are given your description and forewarned not to say anything "sensitive" around you~ O_O
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kyssäkaali
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 Message 221 of 3740
30 December 2009 at 1:19pm | IP Logged 
xd3qu1n0x wrote:
... when you make international "prank calls" on Skype just so you can authentically practice different situations in your target language~


Lol! I'm curious what exactly you mean by this? Do you call foreign businesses with skype and try to seek customer service in the language or something? I'm a bit curious. Sounds like fun. :)
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xd3qu1n0x
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 Message 222 of 3740
31 December 2009 at 4:22am | IP Logged 
kyssäkaali wrote:
xd3qu1n0x wrote:
... when you make international "prank calls" on Skype just so you can authentically practice different situations in your target language~


Lol! I'm curious what exactly you mean by this? Do you call foreign businesses with skype and try to seek customer service in the language or something? I'm a bit curious. Sounds like fun. :)


Yea, haha, that is pretty much exactly what i do. It was an earnest mistake initially, i had to make an important call to China and somehow a secretary with severely limited English picked up. After we struggled through the conversation (in my terribly broken chinese) i felt strangely satisfied, and well.. it got my devious side thinking.

I decided to look up all sorts of Japanese, Korean, and Chinese businesses in those countries and try to do things over the phone i normally do at home in English. If you make elaborate scenarios and get them talking a bit, it can turn out to be a realistic test of your ability. What's more surprising, is if i start out in their language very few of them try to switch me over to English. Not a bad pastime when your tired of looking at the books, lol.
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Levi
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 Message 223 of 3740
31 December 2009 at 6:17am | IP Logged 
...when your hand is aching terribly from practicing Chinese and Japanese characters for 2 hours straight, but you want to continue because they're just so damn cool.

I'll give my hand a rest though and listen to a ChinesePod episode. Getting a bit of an early start on TAC 2010 here I guess! :)

Edited by Levi on 31 December 2009 at 6:21am

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ymapazagain
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 Message 224 of 3740
31 December 2009 at 2:35pm | IP Logged 
When it's 30 minutes after midnight on New Year's Day and you're getting ready to do a unit of Pimsleur


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