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Darklight1216
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Speaks: English*, French
Studies: German

 
 Message 2913 of 3740
20 April 2013 at 2:08am | IP Logged 
When you return a dvd because the claim that it had French dubbing turned out to be false.
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agantik
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 Message 2914 of 3740
20 April 2013 at 6:57am | IP Logged 
When you buy a Spanish vocabulary textbook just because it was 40% off and it might prove useful "one day"
even though you don't plan to study Spanish in the near future...
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psy88
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 Message 2915 of 3740
21 April 2013 at 3:59am | IP Logged 
All of us have our favorite study materials. You know, the ones you use and think are great. And, we also have very strong opinions about those we feel are useless, designed to separate people from their money with wild promises that the product cannot deliver. You know you are a language nerd when you feel physically ill and literally cringe when someone tells you they are going to order said product because their child wants to learn a particular language and they have heard how great said product is.
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Amerykanka
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 Message 2916 of 3740
21 April 2013 at 4:03pm | IP Logged 
psy88 wrote:
You know you are a language nerd when you feel physically ill and literally cringe when
someone tells you they are going to order said product because their child wants to learn a particular
language and they have heard how great said product is.


Haha, this happens to me every time someone mentions Rosetta Stone. The way I see it, Rosetta Stone
could be a useful beginner's tool . . . if it didn't cost a fortune.
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Cavesa
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 Message 2917 of 3740
21 April 2013 at 5:40pm | IP Logged 
I cringe when someone displays belief that you cannot learn a language without going to a
language school or to the country.
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Iversen
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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
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 Message 2918 of 3740
22 April 2013 at 12:12pm | IP Logged 
When you buy Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone in Ancient Greek because you read about the tricks the translator had to use to catapult a story from our time two thousand years back in time to a period where people didn't have watches and didn't have the sense to find a word for the colour of the sky.

After all Homer said it was the colour of bronze (and the sea was the colour of wine), and then even the Old Greeks came to the conclusion that he must have been blind, but apparently even this didn't convice them that a finetuned colour scale might be practical. The ugly secret is the old Greeks weren't really practical in the way the brutal and simplistic Romans were.

Btw. I haven't started reading my new acquisition (nor volume 4 in Russian, which I got in the same package) - like another bookworm I'm am eating my way slowly through volumne one in Irish and volume two in Latin.

Edited by Iversen on 22 April 2013 at 12:30pm

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Zireael
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Speaks: Polish*, EnglishB2, Spanish
Studies: German, Sign Language, Tok Pisin, Arabic (Yemeni), Old English

 
 Message 2919 of 3740
22 April 2013 at 2:24pm | IP Logged 
When you wonder why it's sometimes you need to analyse the meaning of every word slowly before understanding the sentence.

Uh, I kind of know why it might happen in my Arabic lessons sometimes, especially with background noise, but I don't know how it's possible in one's native language.
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zerrubabbel
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 Message 2920 of 3740
23 April 2013 at 3:09pm | IP Logged 
When you order a classic movie, and when it arrives you find it unexpectedly dubbed in Thai... and decide to keep it
XDD


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