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Serpent
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 Message 2705 of 3740
31 October 2012 at 7:32pm | IP Logged 
Wow, cool!!! Makes me feel lazy about sticking to Finnish.
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FireViN
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 Message 2706 of 3740
31 October 2012 at 8:01pm | IP Logged 
... when you're at the gym and this song in a foreign language starts playing at the radio, and you immediately stop working out to identify the language. I knew it was scandinavian. I started asking around until everyone (~4 guys) stopped working out and were just trying to identify the song. Someone with an iPhone app saved us.

Turns out I was right, it was a Danish song (:
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mick33
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 Message 2707 of 3740
31 October 2012 at 10:08pm | IP Logged 
When I wanted to check Danish verb conjugations using Verbix and accidentally type verlix.com instead and am thrilled when I see that verlix.com is actually a WordPress blog written in Japanese. I also know I am a language nerd when I am certain that verlix is a Japanese language blog because I recognize both kanji and kana characters even though I dont know Japanese.
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Teango
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 Message 2708 of 3740
01 November 2012 at 1:33am | IP Logged 
When you enter a new bookstore, hit wall-to-wall manga (each book marked up as $1) and shout "素晴らしい!" in utter joy.
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psy88
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 Message 2709 of 3740
01 November 2012 at 1:49am | IP Logged 
when the first you you do when your power and Internet is restored after being out for three days because of Hurricane Sandy is to check this thread...well, more honestly, when it is among the first things you do, but you wish it was the first.
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agantik
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 Message 2710 of 3740
01 November 2012 at 11:41am | IP Logged 
When you (sometimes-especially at week-ends) wish you had neither married nor had children so that you
could devote your entire free time outside your job to language studying instead of doing fun family stuff such
as ironing, cooking, changing diapers...
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montmorency
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 Message 2711 of 3740
01 November 2012 at 3:21pm | IP Logged 
Teango wrote:
When you enter a new bookstore, hit wall-to-wall manga (each book marked up as $1) and shout "素晴らしい!" in utter joy.


Welcome back Teango. Been wondering how you've been getting on.
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montmorency
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 Message 2712 of 3740
01 November 2012 at 3:37pm | IP Logged 
Ogrim wrote:
When your shopping list looks like this:

Fruit: "Pommes, plátanos, uve, fersken"
Viande: "Pork chops, entrecôte, albóndigas, Schnitzel"
Melkeprodukter: "Lait écremé, yogures, brie, chèvre, grana di padano"
Boissons: "Vin rouge, Bier, Diet Coke, Вода"
Рыба: "Forellen, tunfisk, merlan"
Verduras: "Pomodori, Kartoffeln, pepinos, cresson"



I've been trying to work out your algorithm for choice of languages here, but it has defeated me so far. I wouldn't make it as a code-breaker.


I also write my shopping lists in target languages, but I hadn't thought of categorising them like that. A sign of my untidy mind! :-)

Two items always on the list are "Zeitung" and "Katze Futter" (and looking it up to make sure I didn't get it wrong, I see it has no umlaut which I vaguely thought it had ... mixing it up with "füttern" perhaps, although interestingly there is also "futtern" with a slightly different meaning.

Commercial cat food usually comes either in sachets or metallic foil trays. Can anyone give me a contextually-appropriate German rendering of "foil tray"?
(Bonus points for Danish!).

(They aren't really "trays", although it's hard to come up with a better English word).




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