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maydayayday
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Studies: Urdu

 
 Message 2345 of 3735
29 May 2012 at 9:27pm | IP Logged 
When you've finally had enough of the loud 'expert' behind you on the tour bus and tell him the correct translation of the Latin inscription on the city gate in English, French, German and Spanish and you walk away with his girlfriend's phone number.... I didn't ring. That would just be mean, wouldn't it?


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Teango
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 Message 2346 of 3735
29 May 2012 at 10:43pm | IP Logged 
maydayayday wrote:
When you've finally had enough of the loud 'expert' behind you on the tour bus and tell him the correct translation of the Latin inscription on the city gate in English, French, German and Spanish and you walk away with his girlfriend's phone number.... I didn't ring. That would just be mean, wouldn't it?

I can just imagine you saying "How do you like them apples?" in this scenario (lol)...
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zerrubabbel
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 Message 2347 of 3735
31 May 2012 at 3:09am | IP Logged 
When knowing someone speaks Chinese isnt enough info

When you dont care what language the music you are listening to is in,
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Ismeme Granger
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 Message 2348 of 3735
31 May 2012 at 4:47am | IP Logged 
When you're on Fanfiction.Net, minding your own business and not even indulging in
language nerdery and Fanfiction.Net STILL knows that what you really want is an ad for
clothing...in Polish, which you are not studying.
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mick33
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 Message 2349 of 3735
04 June 2012 at 10:19am | IP Logged 
When I sometimes have a difficult time speaking English because my thoughts sometimes end up being a jumble of Swedish, Spanish and the few Polish words I now know. This actually caused some of my friends at church to be concerned about me yesterday since I hardly spoke to any of them. Hmm.... I wonder if I should tell them why I was so quiet?
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Elizabeth_rb
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 Message 2350 of 3735
04 June 2012 at 10:39am | IP Logged 
You're generally trying to reduce your book collection, but your language book section
keeps on growing exponentially....
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Teango
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 Message 2351 of 3735
04 June 2012 at 12:38pm | IP Logged 
When eating out is nearly always accompanied by learning new foreign vocabulary.

For instance, yesterday I went out for a British Sunday roast to celebrate the Queen's Diamond Jubilee but somehow still learnt 3 words of Lithuanian from a waitress!

labas = hi (and here's how I still remember the word now...when I first open my mouth to say hello, I use my lips, or otherwise in Latin: labia)

ačiū = thanks (sounds remarkably like an English sneeze: atchoo!)

iki = bye (reminds me of the word for "good" in Turkish: iyi, as well as the word for "go" in Japanese: iku)

Edited by Teango on 04 June 2012 at 12:40pm

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montmorency
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 Message 2352 of 3735
04 June 2012 at 4:22pm | IP Logged 
When you plan your holiday destination(s) around your target language(s), instead of the
other way around.




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