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morinkhuur
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Studies: Spanish, Arabic (Written), Arabic (Egyptian), Arabic (Maghribi)

 
 Message 2569 of 3735
26 August 2012 at 10:22pm | IP Logged 
...when while playing Counter Strike or Call of Duty with a friend you try to read the supposedly arabic graffiti on the
walls and get annoyed when you notice that most of them are either complete gibberish or written from left to right
with only isolated forms of the letters and when you then stay in one area of the map where you can hear arabic
radio broadcasts as part of the background audio.
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maydayayday
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 Message 2570 of 3735
26 August 2012 at 11:13pm | IP Logged 
morinkhuur wrote:
...when while playing Counter Strike or Call of Duty with a friend you try to read the supposedly arabic graffiti on the
walls and get annoyed when you notice that most of them are either complete gibberish or written from left to right
with only isolated forms of the letters and when you then stay in one area of the map where you can hear arabic
radio broadcasts as part of the background audio.


I don't like this post on so many levels!
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Tenebrarum
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 Message 2571 of 3735
26 August 2012 at 11:42pm | IP Logged 
You analyze the bilingual signs at your workplace to learn Spanish vocabulary and grammar
so you can try using it on your co-workers.
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morinkhuur
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 Message 2572 of 3735
27 August 2012 at 2:43pm | IP Logged 
maydayayday wrote:
morinkhuur wrote:
...when while playing Counter Strike or Call of Duty with a friend you
try to read the supposedly arabic graffiti on the
walls and get annoyed when you notice that most of them are either complete gibberish or written from left to right
with only isolated forms of the letters and when you then stay in one area of the map where you can hear arabic
radio broadcasts as part of the background audio.


I don't like this post on so many levels!


Why is that?
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patuco
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 Message 2573 of 3735
27 August 2012 at 4:32pm | IP Logged 
...when you've been away from the forum for a few months, return, read this thread and think of Monty Python when you saw this post:

Ogrim wrote:
When visiting Hungary, you buy a pack of cigarettes even though you don't smoke, just so you can see what the health warning looks like in Hungarian.


some pages back.
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Ogrim
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 Message 2574 of 3735
27 August 2012 at 5:12pm | IP Logged 
patuco wrote:
...when you've been away from the forum for a few months, return, read this thread and think of Monty Python when you saw this post:

Ogrim wrote:
When visiting Hungary, you buy a pack of cigarettes even though you don't smoke, just so you can see what the health warning looks like in Hungarian.


some pages back.


LOL! I had completely forgotten this one. "My nipples explode with delight!!!"
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cmmah
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 Message 2575 of 3735
27 August 2012 at 5:45pm | IP Logged 
When people ask you what you want for your birthday/Christmas, and you genuinely can't think of anything not
language-related.
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Teango
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 Message 2576 of 3735
27 August 2012 at 9:22pm | IP Logged 
When you head off to London with the sole intention of buying some casual summer shirts from a Spanish store, but you also happen to....


i) spend most of the train ride into the City talking in Russian (in the vain hope of having a secret conversation);

ii) pop into "Herman Ze German" for Currywurst, Apfelschorle and a chinwag with the German staff;

iii) buy "Winnie Ille Pu" (Winnie the Pooh) and a new Latin dictionary along the way (well, not quite along the way...more of a slight detour or two);

iv) find a market stall on the way back to the station that cooks fresh takoyaki and gives you an opportunity to try out some Japanese;

and v) enjoy the train ride back listening in to a festive group of Portuguese football supporters to round off the day.

This was a good Bank Holiday Monday! :)





Edited by Teango on 27 August 2012 at 9:23pm



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