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Julie
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 Message 2753 of 3735
04 December 2012 at 11:52pm | IP Logged 
... when you hate YouTube for advertising: not because there are ads between videos (you
can live with that) but because they are never ever in your target language because of
your stupid IP.
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 Message 2754 of 3735
05 December 2012 at 12:45am | IP Logged 
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When the 80+ year old neighbour who's partly Swedish gives you his dictionary (he's tried to study it some 10 years ago), and you think it's a nice coincidence... till you realize any language but French or Mandarin would be a nice coincidence for you.
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psy88
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 Message 2755 of 3735
05 December 2012 at 4:08am | IP Logged 
vermillon wrote:
garyb wrote:
When the Spanish girl that you're dating keeps trying to teach you bits of her language, but you resist because, according to your long-term language learning plan that you've already thought long and hard about, it's not time to start Spanish just yet.



Sorry, that's precisely "not" being a language nerd. A language nerd would never miss such an opportunity.




You know you are when the OP stirs both anger and envy in you because you would love to date someone for the opportunity to learn from a native speaker. Angry that your partner is not bilingual and envious that the OP's has such a great opportunity and you do not.
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Jellitto
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 Message 2756 of 3735
05 December 2012 at 2:36pm | IP Logged 
...when you think you have a cool mother as she ponders with you which language she should start learning next and that becomes a bit difficult because she already has studied the most commonly learned European languages earlier.

...when you discover your mothers old language textbooks and want to start studying these languages right away.
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DaraghM
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 Message 2757 of 3735
05 December 2012 at 4:25pm | IP Logged 
When you cannot translate the phrase, spare time, because your brain no longer understands the concept.

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Josquin
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 Message 2758 of 3735
05 December 2012 at 5:13pm | IP Logged 
... when at the dentist's your only thought is how the Icelandic word for check-up ('skoðun') is declined and whether it's masculine or feminine.

... when you leave the dentist's office and, seeing the sign for the exit, you immediately think: выход!
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DaraghM
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 Message 2759 of 3735
06 December 2012 at 9:54am | IP Logged 
Josquin wrote:
... when at the dentist's your only thought is


Ist es sicher? (Is it safe?)
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stifa
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 Message 2760 of 3735
06 December 2012 at 10:16am | IP Logged 
DaraghM wrote:
When you cannot translate the phrase, spare time, because your brain
no longer understands the concept.

Translating that is easy: In Norwegian, it is "språklæring",
and in Japanese it's "外国語を勉強する時"

Edited by stifa on 06 December 2012 at 10:17am



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