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QiuJP
Triglot
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Singapore
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Speaks: Mandarin*, EnglishC2, French
Studies: Czech, GermanB1, Russian, Japanese

 
 Message 2593 of 3740
03 September 2012 at 6:26pm | IP Logged 
...when you know where to get printed newspapers without going overseas in these
languages: Thai, Burmese, Arabic, Urdu, Bengali, Hindi, Malayalam, Vietnamese, French,
German. Sadly no one brings in the Russian newspapers which will interest me a lot!   
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Josquin
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 Message 2594 of 3740
03 September 2012 at 8:40pm | IP Logged 
... when on the first day of your internship you're already known as the "guy with many languages on his CV", although you've only listed your four best living languages.

...when at lunch time you're happy to overhear a conversation between two native Spanish speakers which is immediately much more interesting than the conversation you were having before.

Edited by Josquin on 03 September 2012 at 8:50pm

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clumsy
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Speaks: Polish*, English, Japanese, Korean, French, Mandarin, Italian, Vietnamese
Studies: Spanish, Arabic (Written), Swedish
Studies: Danish, Dari, Kirundi

 
 Message 2595 of 3740
04 September 2012 at 10:43pm | IP Logged 
When in foreign city you never forget to visit the local library to see what language textbooks do they have.

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DaraghM
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Ireland
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 Message 2596 of 3740
06 September 2012 at 10:34am | IP Logged 
You keep raising your hand, when the tour guide asks, "And how many people here speak English?", "... Spanish?", "...French?"
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Iversen
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Denmark
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Studies: Afrikaans, Greek, Norwegian, Russian, Serbian, Icelandic, Latin, Irish, Lowland Scots, Indonesian, Polish, Croatian
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 Message 2597 of 3740
06 September 2012 at 1:52pm | IP Logged 
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.
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Ogrim
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 Message 2598 of 3740
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 2599 of 3740
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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Speaks: English*, Spanish
Studies: French, Irish

 
 Message 2600 of 3740
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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