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Josquin
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 Message 2297 of 3735
10 May 2012 at 11:38pm | IP Logged 
When you start dabbling in Faroese just three days after you started with Russian!
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Ismeme Granger
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 Message 2298 of 3735
10 May 2012 at 11:47pm | IP Logged 
You know that you are a language nerd when...
  • you are listening to Christmas music in Romanian...and you don't even plan on
    studying Romanian in the short term.
  • your friends are not surprised that you
    learned the Cyrillic alphabet simply because you were bored.
  • the first book (that
    is not free) that you put on your Nook is a Spanish Grammar book.
  • you have
    conversations with your friends about learning Japanese and German, but you're not
    learning them in the short term.
  • you get an account on this site before you get a
    Facebook...and you are 15 years old.
  • you impatiently wait for school to end so
    that you can study your language(s).

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Kerrie
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 Message 2299 of 3735
11 May 2012 at 12:06am | IP Logged 
espejismo wrote:
when your two-month-long trip to Russia is still three weeks away, but you're already worried about how
you're going to manage to take all the Spanish books you need for the Super Challenge without going over
the airline weight limit... (in normal circumstances, you start worrying about packing the day before the flight!)


Get a Kindle. or a Nook. or whatever e-reader they have where you're at.

Oops. You are in the states. LOL. You can get a cheap Kindle or Nook for less then $75... lots of Spanish books available. (PM me if you want to know where to find them.) :D

Edited by Kerrie on 11 May 2012 at 12:15am

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Ismeme Granger
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 Message 2300 of 3735
11 May 2012 at 12:26am | IP Logged 
Kerrie(or anyone, really), do you know if there are very many good Spanish learning(or
reading practice)
books for the Nook(preferably free or cheap. I'm just about broke)?

When you place language learning materials before new clothes and even food.

Edited by Ismeme Granger on 11 May 2012 at 12:42am

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espejismo
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 Message 2301 of 3735
11 May 2012 at 12:48am | IP Logged 
Kerrie wrote:

Get a Kindle. or a Nook. or whatever e-reader they have where you're at. =)


I have an iPad, but whenever I'm in Moscow, I spend many hours in public transport, and I wouldn't feel safe
taking it out in certain parts of the city during late hours. I also have a major problem with dropping expensive
electronics. I will look into e-readers, though. They're not as flashy and harder to break, it seems.
I think they won't allow me to take that HP5 tome on board. It looks like a weapon! lol
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Ismeme Granger
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 Message 2302 of 3735
11 May 2012 at 12:54am | IP Logged 
espejismo wrote:
Kerrie wrote:

Get a Kindle. or a Nook. or whatever e-reader they have where you're at. =)


I have an iPad, but whenever I'm in Moscow, I spend many hours in public transport, and
I wouldn't feel safe
taking it out in certain parts of the city during late hours. I also have a major
problem with dropping expensive
electronics. I will look into e-readers, though. They're not as flashy and harder to
break, it seems.
I think they won't allow me to take that HP5 tome on board. It looks like a weapon!
lol


HP5 as in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix? Yeah, if I weren't such a
Potterhead, I'd worry about the size of that book. It's something like 870 pages long,
I think.

When you can't wait to be proficient enough in Spanish to be able to read the HP
series(even though they translated Neville's toad, Trevor, as a turtle. Or was it a
tortoise?)
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Kerrie
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 Message 2303 of 3735
11 May 2012 at 1:08am | IP Logged 

when you carry around your Kindle with 250 different books on it, in more than a dozen languages. Because who knows what you'll be in the mood for later?
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espejismo
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 Message 2304 of 3735
11 May 2012 at 1:11am | IP Logged 
Ismeme Granger wrote:


When you can't wait to be proficient enough in Spanish to be able to read the HP
series(even though they translated Neville's toad, Trevor, as a turtle. Or was it a
tortoise?)


In Spanish, they seem to use "tortuga" for both turtle and tortoise. We do the same in Russian.

This reminded of something... In the third book, there's a part in which Hermione complains after the
Transfiguration exam that the teapot she was supposed to turn into a tortoise looks more like a turtle. The
Spanish translation switches them around: she complains that her "tortuga" looks more like a "galápago"
(tortoise).


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