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vermillon
Triglot
Senior Member
United Kingdom
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602 posts - 1042 votes 
Speaks: French*, EnglishC2, Mandarin
Studies: Japanese, German

 
 Message 2433 of 3735
24 June 2012 at 9:45am | IP Logged 
AlephBey wrote:
When you're about to move more than 1500 kilometers southwards of your hometown for the
sake of higher education, and by far the most painful quandary that life throws your way
is having to choose between your target languages.
*sigh* Should I pack Teach Yourself German along with Tatort- Deutsch als
Fremdsprache
graded readers, or Assimil Spanish with Ease with a pocket dictionary
and Harry Potter y la Cámara Secreta?


My choice of books always comes first! Then clothes fill the rest of the luggage, but that's really secondary. If you're moving 1500kms, probably for a year or more, you surely have enough luggage to take four books...
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montmorency
Diglot
Senior Member
United Kingdom
Joined 2931 days ago

2371 posts - 3675 votes 
Speaks: English*, German
Studies: Danish, Welsh

 
 Message 2434 of 3735
25 June 2012 at 1:51am | IP Logged 
vermillon wrote:
AlephBey wrote:
When you're about to move more than 1500
kilometers southwards of your hometown for the
sake of higher education, and by far the most painful quandary that life throws your
way
is having to choose between your target languages.
*sigh* Should I pack Teach Yourself German along with Tatort- Deutsch als
Fremdsprache
graded readers, or Assimil Spanish with Ease with a pocket dictionary
and Harry Potter y la Cámara Secreta?


My choice of books always comes first! Then clothes fill the rest of the luggage, but
that's really secondary. If you're moving 1500kms, probably for a year or more, you
surely have enough luggage to take four books...


It's probably full of his other books :-)
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Avid Learner
Diglot
Senior Member
Canada
Joined 2765 days ago

100 posts - 156 votes 
Speaks: French*, English
Studies: German

 
 Message 2435 of 3735
25 June 2012 at 5:57am | IP Logged 
When you need to tell yourself that you really shouldn't spend more time studying than what you had originally planned for the next day, because you have other important things to do and they didn't get done yet because you'd been studying instead.
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vermillon
Triglot
Senior Member
United Kingdom
Joined 2781 days ago

602 posts - 1042 votes 
Speaks: French*, EnglishC2, Mandarin
Studies: Japanese, German

 
 Message 2436 of 3735
25 June 2012 at 7:48am | IP Logged 
montmorency wrote:
vermillon wrote:
AlephBey wrote:
When you're about to move more than 1500
kilometers southwards of your hometown for the
sake of higher education, and by far the most painful quandary that life throws your
way
is having to choose between your target languages.
*sigh* Should I pack Teach Yourself German along with Tatort- Deutsch als
Fremdsprache
graded readers, or Assimil Spanish with Ease with a pocket dictionary
and Harry Potter y la Cámara Secreta?


My choice of books always comes first! Then clothes fill the rest of the luggage, but
that's really secondary. If you're moving 1500kms, probably for a year or more, you
surely have enough luggage to take four books...


It's probably full of his other books :-)


Sorry, I didn't know other books existed!
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Einarr
Tetraglot
Senior Member
United Kingdom
einarrslanguagelog.w
Joined 2716 days ago

118 posts - 269 votes 
Speaks: English, Bulgarian*, French, Russian
Studies: Swedish

 
 Message 2437 of 3735
26 June 2012 at 10:24pm | IP Logged 
When you know that the most effective argument when having a fight with your parents is replying in your target language. They simply quit after the second line, saying: "mhm"
Priceless.
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Aquila123
Tetraglot
Senior Member
Norway
mydeltapi.com
Joined 3409 days ago

201 posts - 262 votes 
Speaks: Norwegian*, English, Italian, Spanish
Studies: Finnish, Russian

 
 Message 2438 of 3735
29 June 2012 at 12:01am | IP Logged 
If you are an everything nerd like me you will obviously also be a language nerd.
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Axystos
Pentaglot
Newbie
Netherlands
Joined 4936 days ago

20 posts - 43 votes
Speaks: Dutch*, English, German, French, Russian
Studies: Italian, Spanish, Swedish, Portuguese, Norwegian, Japanese, Czech, Polish

 
 Message 2439 of 3735
29 June 2012 at 8:05am | IP Logged 
When you're happy you were able to help a person in need, not necessarily out of philanthropical reasons, but simply because you were able to do it in French.
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Serpent
Octoglot
Senior Member
Russian Federation
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Joined 4700 days ago

9753 posts - 15775 votes 
4 sounds
Speaks: Russian*, English, FinnishC1, Latin, German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
Studies: Danish, Romanian, Polish, Belarusian, Ukrainian, Croatian, Slovenian, Catalan, Czech, Galician, Dutch, Swedish

 
 Message 2440 of 3735
30 June 2012 at 12:49am | IP Logged 
When it's very hot in the sauna and you're about to go out but then Swedish-speaking women come in and you stay as long as they do.

When you realize that those lovely conversations in the sauna are exactly why you're now able to remain there much longer than five years ago.


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