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Cavesa
Triglot
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 Message 2233 of 3735
16 April 2012 at 6:16pm | IP Logged 
When, for the first time in your life, you feel a slight temptation to steal in a shop
when you go to IKEA and see all the books in Swedish lying on the shelves and serving
just as a decoration. (I suppose they originally brought the Swedish books in order to
not tempt people...)

P.S. For the curious ones among you: of course I didn't and don't steal. But I keep
thinking of asking the staff whether it is possible to buy a book from their collection.
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Rivso
Diglot
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Studies: German, Dutch, Japanese

 
 Message 2234 of 3735
16 April 2012 at 10:48pm | IP Logged 
When you're really happy for Solfrid Cristin and ReneeMona because it's their language
learning forum birthday
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Serpent
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Russian Federation
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Studies: Danish, Romanian, Polish, Belarusian, Ukrainian, Croatian, Slovenian, Catalan, Czech, Galician, Dutch, Swedish

 
 Message 2235 of 3735
17 April 2012 at 1:18am | IP Logged 
When you say:
Serpent wrote:
I remember the Swahili for "telephone" being similar to the Icelandic for "runes - dative plural".


Edited by Serpent on 17 April 2012 at 1:20am

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vonPeterhof
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 Message 2236 of 3735
17 April 2012 at 1:38am | IP Logged 
When you troll your friends by posting cryptic Facebook statuses in languages that aren't supported by Google Translate.
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ellasevia
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 Message 2237 of 3735
18 April 2012 at 4:41am | IP Logged 
...when you follow up on a credit card fraud alert that you received, only to learn that it was a rather large purchase from a mysterious website called "Assimil".
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Michael K.
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 Message 2238 of 3735
18 April 2012 at 5:04am | IP Logged 
When you're taking 5 classes your last year at school and decide to add an elective called Intercultural Communications. You do this because the instructor is Italian, moved to the States when he was 8 and he's going to teach you what it's like to assimilate to a culture with a new language.
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jdmoncada
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 Message 2239 of 3735
18 April 2012 at 5:29am | IP Logged 
ellasevia wrote:
...when you follow up on a credit card fraud alert that you received, only to learn that it was a rather large purchase from a mysterious website called "Assimil".


I had something similar happen to me! My credit card's fraud department called me repeatedly to suss out if my subscription to Hiragana Times was real or not. While I appreciated their quick acting in case it had been fraud, it took many exchanges to finally make them understand that it was a legitimate purchase.
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espejismo
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 Message 2240 of 3735
19 April 2012 at 5:28am | IP Logged 
...when you feel inspired by Shakira because she speaks perfect Portuguese (and you would be hard pressed to name two songs by her).


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