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Julie
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 Message 2745 of 3740
01 December 2012 at 12:18am | IP Logged 
When you spend three and half hours of your Friday afternoon with a friend, going to
four language bookstores one after another...

... complaining why one of them has recently become so anglocentric...

... bringing home four books and dreaming about at least 20 other ones...

... including those for languages you're not learning at the moment...

... and then you and your friend realize the library of the language department at the
university is actually on the way, so you spend another hour browsing through the
shelves.

And then you get home, thinking of this as one of the best Friday afternoons
recently... and you sadly realize there's not much time left for language learning
today.
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Teango
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Speaks: English*, German, Russian
Studies: Hawaiian, French, Toki Pona

 
 Message 2746 of 3740
01 December 2012 at 5:35am | IP Logged 
When one of your colleagues, who is packing to leave the country soon, asks if you'd like any of the books on her shelf, and you gleefully grab a book in Thai (even though you know zero Thai and have no plans to learn it anytime in the near future). What can I say, those beautiful squiggly lines were just too enticing!

Edited by Teango on 01 December 2012 at 7:25am

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Amerykanka
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 Message 2747 of 3740
01 December 2012 at 6:28pm | IP Logged 
When you go around singing a version of the Spanish alphabet song (which you think is the most awesome
thing ever) and consequently annoy your family to death. Oh dear, I shouldn't have just written that - now I
feel tempted to start singing it again!

Edited by Amerykanka on 01 December 2012 at 6:29pm

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jsg
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Studies: French

 
 Message 2748 of 3740
01 December 2012 at 9:17pm | IP Logged 
My wife came home with thick, winter socks for everyone in the house. When she produced them before for me I exclaimed in Mandarin, "Please buy these things for us again mext time," and she understood what I said sort of.

She doesn't study mandarin oO
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stifa
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 Message 2749 of 3740
01 December 2012 at 9:30pm | IP Logged 
When you find it hilarious that the on-yomi for 売 (sell) is "bai". :p
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Asal
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 Message 2750 of 3740
03 December 2012 at 2:11pm | IP Logged 
When in the middle of speaking to somebody, you stop to analyze the word you've just said...and then you start translating it in your mind into all the languages you speak

Edited by Asal on 03 December 2012 at 2:12pm

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Chung
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 Message 2751 of 3740
03 December 2012 at 5:24pm | IP Logged 
... you had a phase where your favourite software was the combat flight simulator Su-25 Stormovik (fly a Russian ground-attack aircraft) so that you could see an instrument panel and HUD with Cyrillic characters, and the multilingual shareware/freeware word processor for DOS, INTEXT (how I loved typing in Cyrillic and Arabic characters).

Once I discovered Sid Meier's Civilization a couple of years later, I reverted to being a typical consumer of computer games but never quite purged the bug for languages. It turned up again when I overwrote the files of the default radio communications and voices (English and German) for European Air War with unofficial modifications in (enhanced) German, Japanese, Polish, Russian and Slovak. Hearing my computer-controlled wingman yell out in Polish Uważaj! Messerschmitt sto dziewięć! ("Watch out! Messerschmitt 109!" [a German fighter plane]) was a nice change from hearing him yell something similar in the Queen's English.
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Serpent
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 Message 2752 of 3740
03 December 2012 at 10:24pm | IP Logged 
When you sell your soul because you wanna watch football in Danish.

(that is, you're a Kaspersky employee and you fuсking download some suspicious shit. and when you lose your add-on settings for abcTajpu you come to this thread because you quoted them here:D)


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