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Amerykanka
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United States
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657 posts - 890 votes 
Speaks: English*, Spanish, Polish, Latin, Ancient Greek, Russian

 
 Message 2921 of 3740
23 April 2013 at 8:13pm | IP Logged 
When you do flashcards and other language-related activities on your iPad to the extent that you damage
both your wrists and might have to have physical therapy.

(Now this mark of a language nerd I could live without! There were, of course, other factors, since I'm not on
the iPad THAT much, but the language study didn't help the situation.)

Edited by Amerykanka on 23 April 2013 at 8:18pm

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agantik
Triglot
Senior Member
France
Joined 2680 days ago

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

 
 Message 2922 of 3740
25 April 2013 at 2:05pm | IP Logged 
When you give a lecture to your friend in the language section of the biggest bookshop in Paris (Gibert
Joseph ^_^), comparing various learning methods so that a woman behind you thinks you're part of the shop
assistants and starts asking you for advice...This happened to me while I was a student, I still give lectures in
bookshops but not so loud now ;)
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Phantom Kat
Diglot
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United States
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Speaks: Spanish*, English
Studies: Finnish

 
 Message 2923 of 3740
25 April 2013 at 7:57pm | IP Logged 
- when you and a friend eat dinner over a conversation of Japanese and German grammar
structures, along with certain difficulties of English-learners depending on their native
language

- when you look at your Fall schedule and see the one/two-hour breaks between classes as
opportune times for Finnish studying (much better than that one hour you have this
semester!)

- Kat
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sillygoose1
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United States
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566 posts - 814 votes 
Speaks: English*, Italian, Spanish, French
Studies: German, Latin

 
 Message 2924 of 3740
26 April 2013 at 4:27am | IP Logged 
When you take up most of your free time finding movies in your TL with TL subs to watch another day which never seems to come because you're always on the lookout for material

When you wouldn't normally want to watch something like Jersey Shore, but you wouldn't mind watching one of its spin offs in another language


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darkwhispersdal
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Wales
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294 posts - 363 votes 
Speaks: English*
Studies: Ancient Greek, French, Italian, Spanish, Russian, Mandarin, Japanese, Latin

 
 Message 2925 of 3740
28 April 2013 at 10:47pm | IP Logged 
when you've understood a philosophical question in English using the ablative and dative cases of Latin and Sanskrit
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mausi15
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United Kingdom
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Speaks: English*
Studies: German, Spanish, French

 
 Message 2926 of 3740
28 April 2013 at 11:27pm | IP Logged 
Amerykanka wrote:
When you know the etymology of "procrastinate" already, and yet you realize in shock that you don't know how to say "procrastinate" in any of your languages . . . eek, time to go find a dictionary!

(I procrastinate so much that I can't believe I don't know how to say this!)


Funnily enough I too was looking up the German word for procrastination today!
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Cavesa
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Czech Republic
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Studies: Spanish, German, Italian

 
 Message 2927 of 3740
29 April 2013 at 3:04am | IP Logged 
When you need to get some space on both your computer and external harddrive and the only
solution, after removing movies accidentaly saved twice, is to go through your hoarded
language resources and remove at least a few which you are certain never to use in
future. And it is still better solution than to remove resources for one of the languages
on the hitlist (which you are unlikely to begin in fewer than five years from now).
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stifa
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Norway
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Speaks: Norwegian*, EnglishC2, German
Studies: Japanese, Spanish

 
 Message 2928 of 3740
29 April 2013 at 9:19am | IP Logged 
mausi15 wrote:
Funnily enough I too was looking up the German word for procrastination
today!


I did the same. ;)

Edited by stifa on 29 April 2013 at 9:19am



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