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lewevanhoop
Newbie
United States
Joined 3119 days ago

13 posts - 20 votes
Speaks: English*
Studies: Afrikaans, Modern Hebrew

 
 Message 2857 of 3735
24 February 2013 at 8:17pm | IP Logged 
When you annoy your Spanish instructor by complaining about her not including the gender
of the nouns in her vocabulary lists and catching her spelling errors.
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agantik
Triglot
Senior Member
France
Joined 2741 days ago

217 posts - 335 votes 
Speaks: French*, English, Italian
Studies: German, Norwegian

 
 Message 2858 of 3735
26 February 2013 at 10:05am | IP Logged 
When your 18-month-old son's first attempts at saying thank you sound like " ta ta" in your French ears and
you immediately try to figure out which language it might be, finally deciding on English!
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Cavesa
Triglot
Senior Member
Czech Republic
Joined 3115 days ago

3277 posts - 6778 votes 
Speaks: Czech*, FrenchC2, EnglishC1
Studies: Spanish, German, Italian

 
 Message 2859 of 3735
26 February 2013 at 2:41pm | IP Logged 
Tata? That's táta, the Czech word for dad. As it is the first word of a lot of kids, I
guess most children are native Czech speakers before their parents spoil them by another
language :-D

The annoying of teachers brought me a memory on the course in Berlin: when you are
annoyed that the German teacher is making up some complicated explanations of the grammar
instead of just confirming it works nearly the same way as in French. :-)
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Iversen
Super Polyglot
Moderator
Denmark
berejst.dk
Joined 4809 days ago

9078 posts - 16470 votes 
Speaks: Danish*, French, English, German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch, Swedish, Esperanto, Romanian, Catalan
Studies: Afrikaans, Greek, Norwegian, Russian, Serbian, Icelandic, Latin, Irish, Lowland Scots, Indonesian, Polish, Croatian
Personal Language Map

 
 Message 2860 of 3735
26 February 2013 at 4:14pm | IP Logged 
WHen you decide to add to your collection of bilingual texts for closer inspection,and when you get to a text from the Russian Wikipedia you decide to see what other Slavic languages have to say about the same theme, and you end up with a motley collection of texts in Bulgarian, Serbian, Croatian, Czech, Polish, Russian, Esperanto AND Danish (the latter represented by translations provided by Google translate). Apart from Danish, Esperanto and to some extent Russian (plus rudiments of Polish and Serbian) those languages are not even on my current study plan, but I just wanted to see how much they have in common.

PS I forgot to mention my parallel versions of texts in Afrikaans with a Dutch and a Swedish translation. Unfortunately Google Translate can't translate into Low German or Frisian yet. And then I somehow just settled for Swedish...

Edited by Iversen on 26 February 2013 at 5:26pm

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jsg
Diglot
Newbie
Canada
Joined 2613 days ago

30 posts - 59 votes 
Speaks: English*, Mandarin
Studies: French

 
 Message 2861 of 3735
27 February 2013 at 4:58am | IP Logged 
…despite a long-term hatred for French, you decide to force yourself to learn it anyway to be able to access
a wider range of Assimil courses, and fall in love with French against your will.

Edited by jsg on 27 February 2013 at 5:03am

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Phantom Kat
Diglot
Senior Member
United States
Joined 3169 days ago

160 posts - 253 votes 
Speaks: Spanish*, English
Studies: Finnish

 
 Message 2862 of 3735
02 March 2013 at 7:34pm | IP Logged 
... when you create an original character who is hard-of-hearing just as an excuse to
dabble into ASL.

- Kat
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Zireael
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Senior Member
Poland
Joined 2757 days ago

518 posts - 636 votes 
Speaks: Polish*, EnglishB2, Spanish
Studies: German, Sign Language, Tok Pisin, Arabic (Yemeni), Old English

 
 Message 2863 of 3735
02 March 2013 at 9:05pm | IP Logged 
1) When you look up stuff on Spanish wikipedia just to use the language.
2) When you spend more time looking up new words in Arabic than doing your homework for university.
3) When you hope you'll be able to read Arabic wikipedia soon...
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Serpent
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Russian Federation
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9753 posts - 15775 votes 
4 sounds
Speaks: Russian*, English, FinnishC1, Latin, German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
Studies: Danish, Romanian, Polish, Belarusian, Ukrainian, Croatian, Slovenian, Catalan, Czech, Galician, Dutch, Swedish

 
 Message 2864 of 3735
02 March 2013 at 10:04pm | IP Logged 
When someone asks on HTLAL about producing a certain sound, and you attempt to pronounce it as described although you're not learning the language in question.


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