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Serpent
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 Message 2953 of 3735
07 June 2013 at 4:37pm | IP Logged 
When you've only just begun planning your summer vacation and you already know which foreign books you need to buy to take them with you.
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Serpent
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 Message 2954 of 3735
07 June 2013 at 4:39pm | IP Logged 
*and which books you hope to buy during your trip
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freakyaye
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 Message 2955 of 3735
07 June 2013 at 6:27pm | IP Logged 
and at which foreign bookstores you can get the widest selection of language learning materials while on your trip!
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 Message 2956 of 3735
08 June 2013 at 1:06pm | IP Logged 
Maybe you are slightly less nerdish when your tactic is to get that information from the local tourist information in each place, but you can restore your nerdiness score by asking them about those things in the local language.

Edited by Iversen on 08 June 2013 at 1:07pm

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Ogrim
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 Message 2957 of 3735
10 June 2013 at 6:04pm | IP Logged 
When unexpectedly you are asked to go to Sofia, Bulgaria on a short business trip, and instead of looking up tourist facts about Sofia, the first thing you do is to try to find online resources for learning some Bulgarian.

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montmorency
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 Message 2958 of 3735
10 June 2013 at 6:18pm | IP Logged 
When on taking a short cut through a supermarket car-park walking home, you notice a
shopping-list (finished-with, because the SM is closed) attached to a shopping trolley
(on one of those little clipboards that some supermarkets provide with their trolleys),
and pick it up in order to recycle or compost it, notice it's written in what might be
Spanish or Italian, and you look for clues to decide which.

Then you remember that "milk" is "leche" and not "latte" in Spanish, so it almost
certainly must be Italian. However, my Italian is a lot rustier than my Spanish, and it
was not very comprehensive to begin with.

The writing is not very clear, and therefore making due allowance for spelling, can
anyone help with some of these?

liquido pavimal - washing-up liquid?
acetone - vinegar?
affetalo (affetado?) - ?
panini - panini
pomodori - tomatoes
latte - milk
cada pellicula - hmm...that's not cling-film is it?

I wonder if the following are trade-names / brandnames - the writing is v. unclear to
me:

Xotte X
Snolt (Snolte?)


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jdmoncada
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 Message 2959 of 3735
12 June 2013 at 12:14am | IP Logged 
...you unexpectedly speak in a target language even when a person speaks to you in your native language.



This happened to me for the first time a few days ago. Usually I can stop the language stew from getting out of my head, but I was in a bakery at the beginning of the month. One of the workers asked me a question in English, and I answered her in Spanish. Then I realized I'd used Spanish. First time I've ever done that. (i.e. talked first and then realized the language I was using later)
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Teango
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 Message 2960 of 3735
12 June 2013 at 12:25am | IP Logged 
When you stare at a package of Duck Tape in confusion one morning, wondering what on earth "ЗОуб" could possibly mean in Russian, when the sudden embarrassing realisation dawns that it indicates the length of tape: "30yd" (thirty yards).

Edited by Teango on 12 June 2013 at 2:53am



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