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Amerykanka
Hexaglot
Senior Member
United States
Joined 3214 days ago

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

 
 Message 2985 of 3740
29 June 2013 at 4:16pm | IP Logged 
Teango wrote:
When you spy the words "Polish Station" on a sign whilst out with your wife, experience a
sudden flicker of childlike joy, and then watch that flame fizzle out as you realise it's just a bunch of nail
varnish.


This happens to me a lot, too. Once I saw a big warehouse with the word POLISH across the front and for a
moment was convinced that I had to dash in and see what it was all about! Then reality slapped me across
the cheek.
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anethara
Diglot
Newbie
England
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25 posts - 40 votes
Speaks: English*, Sign Language

 
 Message 2986 of 3740
29 June 2013 at 11:10pm | IP Logged 
When drunk or overly tired (or the first thing in the morning), you incoherently switch
between languages.
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Duke100782
Bilingual Diglot
Senior Member
Philippines
https://talktagalog.Registered users can see my Skype Name
Joined 2531 days ago

172 posts - 240 votes 
Speaks: English*, Tagalog*
Studies: Spanish, Mandarin

 
 Message 2987 of 3740
30 June 2013 at 1:48pm | IP Logged 
karaipyhare wrote:
When you feel you've wasted your commuting time and feel really bad about it when
you
don't prepare a Pimsleur lesson or a language podcast to listen to while going to work or
back home.


Bingo! My favorite one!
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MarlonX19
Diglot
Groupie
Brazil
Joined 2208 days ago

40 posts - 51 votes 
Speaks: Portuguese*, English
Studies: French

 
 Message 2988 of 3740
02 July 2013 at 1:01am | IP Logged 
...When you stay up all night studying the grammar rules of a language that you don't even speak in your everyday life while you had to be studying for that math test that you're gonna have in the morning.
This has happened to me a lot.
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Serpent
Octoglot
Senior Member
Russian Federation
serpent-849.livejour
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9757 posts - 15778 votes 
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Speaks: Russian*, English, FinnishC1, Latin, German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
Studies: Danish, Romanian, Polish, Belarusian, Ukrainian, Croatian, Slovenian, Catalan, Czech, Galician, Dutch, Swedish

 
 Message 2989 of 3740
02 July 2013 at 2:31am | IP Logged 
Yep, familiar. My motivation for German is at its highest whenever I need to prepare for an exam in another subject.
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espejismo
Diglot
Senior Member
Russian Federation
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498 posts - 905 votes 
Speaks: Russian*, English
Studies: Spanish, Greek, Azerbaijani

 
 Message 2990 of 3740
02 July 2013 at 3:32am | IP Logged 
When you get excited for a forum regular who moves a language from "Studies" to "Speaks."

When you remember the meaning of a word in one language because you know what it means in a closely
related language. Like bala in Portuguese means 'bullet' (and 'ecstasy'), and that's easy to remember
thanks to Lola Rodríguez de Tió's unforgettable lines: "Cuba y Puerto Rico son de un pajaro las dos alas.
Reciben flores y balas sobre el mismo corazón." :P

Edited by espejismo on 02 July 2013 at 4:10am

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Serpent
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Russian Federation
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 Message 2991 of 3740
02 July 2013 at 4:16am | IP Logged 
When you add this example to anki, although you already know the word from criminal case.
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DaraghM
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Senior Member
Ireland
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Speaks: English*, Spanish
Studies: French, Russian, Hungarian

 
 Message 2992 of 3740
02 July 2013 at 1:27pm | IP Logged 
karaipyhare wrote:
When you feel you've wasted your commuting time and feel really bad about it when you don't prepare a Pimsleur lesson


Or you feel you've wasted the commute time listening to Pimsleur, when you should've used something more challenging.



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