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mausi15
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United Kingdom
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Speaks: English*
Studies: German, Spanish, French

 
 Message 2921 of 3735
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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 Message 2922 of 3735
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 2923 of 3735
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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montmorency
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United Kingdom
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 Message 2924 of 3735
29 April 2013 at 1:55pm | IP Logged 
stifa wrote:
mausi15 wrote:
Funnily enough I too was looking up the German word for
procrastination
today!


I did the same. ;)



I thought about it, then thought, "nah, mañana..."


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maydayayday
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United Kingdom
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Speaks: English*, German, Italian, SpanishB2, FrenchB2
Studies: Arabic (Egyptian), Russian, Swedish, Turkish, Polish, Persian, Vietnamese
Studies: Urdu

 
 Message 2925 of 3735
29 April 2013 at 3:01pm | IP Logged 
stifa wrote:
mausi15 wrote:
Funnily enough I too was looking up the German word for procrastination
today!


I did the same. ;)


I've put it off until tomorrow....

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morinkhuur
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Germany
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Speaks: German*, Latin, English
Studies: Spanish, Arabic (Written), Arabic (Egyptian), Arabic (Maghribi)

 
 Message 2926 of 3735
29 April 2013 at 3:36pm | IP Logged 
When you get in trouble for vandalising school tables with Chinese characters.

When you repeat someone's question with a different phonology instead of answering it.

When you write Arabic words into your food with a fork.

When you refuse to watch dubbed movies even if you don't understand the language.



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Iversen
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Denmark
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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 2927 of 3735
30 April 2013 at 2:24am | IP Logged 
An Irish academic attending a conference on Celtic spirituality was asked if there was any equivalent of 'mañana' in Old Irish. 'Oh, yes, several' was his reply 'but none of them have that sense of pressing urgency conveyed by "mañana".'
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shk00design
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Canada
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Speaks: Cantonese*, English, Mandarin
Studies: French

 
 Message 2928 of 3735
02 May 2013 at 8:01am | IP Logged 
People get into languages for different reasons. You get to watch movies and listen to news broadcast in other
people's perspective. Things that may not show up in local media in 1 language may pop up in another. There are
times you listen to a foreign news broadcast just for the sake of listening to someone speak the language. Not
because you haven't listen to the news earlier in the day. Even the same content but done in a your target
language.



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