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canada38
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Canada
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Speaks: English*, Italian, Spanish, French
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 Message 233 of 3740
03 January 2010 at 7:26am | IP Logged 
When you watch UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship) with your buddies and between rounds
you hear Brazilian fighter Thiago Silva getting some tips from his coaches and you
actually have some interest in listening to the Portuguese they are speaking.
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Lindsay19
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 Message 234 of 3740
03 January 2010 at 7:40am | IP Logged 
When you insist to your boyfriend that it's fun trying to identify all of the 20 something languages on an IKEA shower soap bottle or beach ball.
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ruskivyetr
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 Message 235 of 3740
03 January 2010 at 7:52am | IP Logged 
Lindsay19 wrote:
When you insist to your boyfriend that it's fun trying to identify all of the 20 something languages on an IKEA shower soap bottle or beach ball.


Why don't people find this fun!?!?! I LOVE going to Ikea because they have so many different languages on their instructions. They also have the best Swedish meatballs (THEY ARE SO GOOD!)
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QiuJP
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 Message 236 of 3740
03 January 2010 at 4:15pm | IP Logged 
.........when your friends tell you to write in alphabet combinations which they can understand.

.........when you go from one bookstore to another bookstore in the main shopping district to see if there are new learning materials for your target languages!

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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 237 of 3740
03 January 2010 at 7:38pm | IP Logged 
Spending three evenings in London reading an Irish grammar, even though you know that only 3% or so of the Irish themselves speak it as their first language (the rest have just 'learnt' it in school, and we all know what that means). Actually finding it funny that words in Irish are changed not only at the end, but also at the beginning. Being slightly irritated with myself because I didn't also buy grammars for Scottish Gaelic, Welsh and Breton.

Edited by Iversen on 03 January 2010 at 7:38pm

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QiuJP
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 Message 238 of 3740
04 January 2010 at 7:52pm | IP Logged 
And one more from me:

when you realised that you have learnt just 6 languages, but on your bookselves you have learning materials for 20 languages(!!!)
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Icaria909
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 Message 239 of 3740
04 January 2010 at 7:55pm | IP Logged 
When you can choose between two different types of snowboard wax, and you spend ten dollars more on the wax that comes with swedish and French instructions than the generic version.
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psy88
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 Message 240 of 3740
05 January 2010 at 12:43am | IP Logged 
When you smile (or laugh aloud) at these postings but secretly wish you had thought to do them yourself and you actually begin to implement them because it's never too late to unleash your inner language nerd.


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