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Ogrim
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France
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Speaks: Norwegian*, English, Spanish, French, Romansh, German, Italian
Studies: Russian, Catalan, Latin, Greek, Romanian

 
 Message 2593 of 3735
06 September 2012 at 2:26pm | IP Logged 
When you wake up in the morning, the first thing that comes to your mind is to check who has posted what on HTLAL during the night.
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montmorency
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 Message 2594 of 3735
06 September 2012 at 9:08pm | IP Logged 
Iversen wrote:
DaraghM wrote:
You keep raising your hand, when the tour guide asks,
"And how many people here speak English?", "... Spanish?", "...French?"


I did exactly that during a conference in Leipzig .. but then they told me that they
wanted to form groups for a city walk, and the guide in each group would speak one and
only one language so I had to choose.



Which one did you choose?
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cmmah
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Ireland
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 Message 2595 of 3735
09 September 2012 at 12:07am | IP Logged 
When you feel guilty doing homework, because you could have spent that time studying languages.

When everything you do ends up making you want to take up a particular language, even if languages had nothing
to do with what you were doing. Example: In RE lesson, talking about Bible and Qur'an "I might learn
Greek/Hebrew/Aramaic/Arabic!". In History lesson, learning about Nazi Germany "There's lots of propaganda
posters in German in the textbook. Maybe I'll learn German so I can read them!". There's a Pole in your new class
"Maybe I'll learn Polish so I can talk to him!" (As a matter of fact, Polish, Hebrew, Greek and Arabic have since been
added to my hit-list).



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Julie
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 Message 2596 of 3735
09 September 2012 at 1:20am | IP Logged 
When you win a language book in a little Facebook contest just to find out with
disappointment that it is an English grammar book for A1-B2 or so. You write to the
organizers to ask if there's any way to replace the prize with any French, Spanish, or
Russian books... (and this list could be so much longer but you know the prizes where in
these languages + German only ;)).
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cathrynm
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 Message 2597 of 3735
09 September 2012 at 1:28am | IP Logged 
You set your iPhone to tell the date in 'Japanese Emperor years'.
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Julie
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 Message 2598 of 3735
09 September 2012 at 1:56am | IP Logged 
When you take a shower 15 minutes longer than usually because you've just realized there
is a Dutch description on your shower gel you'd bought in Germany. Oh, and a French one.
So much better than Czech and Hungarian (or, alternatively, Lithuanian, Latvian and
Estonian) you usually get on your shower products you buy in Poland (and precisely at the
moment when you're writing this you start to think if learning one of these languages
could be a nice idea after all). But back to the shower... after you've read all
descriptions you start to compare language versions, trying to figure out which is the
original one.

Edited by Julie on 09 September 2012 at 1:56am

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Serpent
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 Message 2599 of 3735
09 September 2012 at 3:19am | IP Logged 
Haha I do that too!
We usually get Ukrainian and Romanian (bc of Moldova), also one or more of Kazakh/Uzbek/Azerbaijani.
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Duke100782
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 Message 2600 of 3735
09 September 2012 at 6:38am | IP Logged 
When you alternate between studying Mandarin Chinese vocabulary, and browsing HTLAL to break the
monotony.


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