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GRagazzo
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Speaks: Italian, English*
Studies: Spanish, Swedish, French

 
 Message 2505 of 3735
27 July 2012 at 7:27am | IP Logged 
~When you spend a good hour searching online for a website that hosts the series "Avatar
the last airbender" or "Avatar: La leggenda di Aang" in Italian.

~When you spend all day watching Avatar in Itlalian
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jsg
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Studies: French

 
 Message 2506 of 3735
27 July 2012 at 12:05pm | IP Logged 
...When you get up at noon, ostensibly to study, but log in to HTLAL and spend 18 hours reading this entire thread instead. Now I'll try to get in an hour of revision before I collapse lol.

Edited by jsg on 27 July 2012 at 9:13pm

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Phantom Kat
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Studies: Finnish

 
 Message 2507 of 3735
27 July 2012 at 11:44pm | IP Logged 
- when every time you go to your local Half Price bookstore and do the following three
things

+ search the Foreign Language section for any Finnish books
+ check if the book about Icelandic grammar has gone down from its $30 price
+ stare at a a very complete Teach Yourself Latvian course for $6, wondering if you're
ever going to buy it

- Kat

Edited by Phantom Kat on 27 July 2012 at 11:45pm

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TheSeaWolf
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Studies: German

 
 Message 2508 of 3735
28 July 2012 at 4:21am | IP Logged 
...when you go into a bookstore looking for a book that has nothing to do with languages
and then walk out of the store with a German vocab book.
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Hekje
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 Message 2509 of 3735
08 August 2012 at 1:18am | IP Logged 
When you're sitting in an alcove eating your lunch and gradually realize that a nearby
couple is speaking Afrikaans. You're so thrilled to hear a cousin of Dutch in your city,
you almost spring out of the booth to share... but catch yourself at the last minute,
realizing that being accosted by a stranger babbling in a language that diverged from
yours 300 years ago is something only a true language nerd would appreciate.
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mSiNi
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 Message 2510 of 3735
08 August 2012 at 6:42am | IP Logged 
This happened to me recently. I was leaving class one day and outside there was someone
Skyping and they were speaking Russian. So i decided to "wait for my friends" near him
instead of getting a head start to lunch to try and understand what he was saying. A bit
creepy but i don't think he noticed.'( i was actually waiting for friends and left when
they came)
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emk
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 Message 2511 of 3735
08 August 2012 at 5:26pm | IP Logged 
…HTLAL goes offline for a few days, so you build a big, searchable language database and
translate the user interface into French.
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tarvos
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Speaks: Dutch*, English, Swedish, French, Russian, German, Italian, Norwegian, Mandarin, Romanian, Afrikaans
Studies: Greek, Modern Hebrew, Spanish, Portuguese, Czech, Korean, Esperanto, Finnish

 
 Message 2512 of 3735
08 August 2012 at 5:43pm | IP Logged 
Hekje wrote:
When you're sitting in an alcove eating your lunch and gradually realize
that a nearby
couple is speaking Afrikaans. You're so thrilled to hear a cousin of Dutch in your city,
you almost spring out of the booth to share... but catch yourself at the last minute,
realizing that being accosted by a stranger babbling in a language that diverged from
yours 300 years ago is something only a true language nerd would appreciate.


They would likely still understand a lot ;)


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