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jdmoncada
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 Message 3153 of 3740
16 November 2013 at 5:20pm | IP Logged 
...you're reading a magazine that has text in alternating paragraphs (Hiragana Times has a paragraph in English followed by the same paragraph in Japanese), and when you get done, you can't remember which language you were just reading. You just know you understood it.
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Serpent
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 Message 3154 of 3740
21 November 2013 at 12:31am | IP Logged 
When you read strike rate for German grammar as stroke order, although you're not even learning a language that uses the Chinese characters.

And then you look up stroke order in wiktionary.
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luke
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 Message 3155 of 3740
21 November 2013 at 12:59am | IP Logged 
When you want to tell your Anglophone wife you're "always hopeful" but you say "toujours optimiste" because it seems to fit better.

Edited by luke on 21 November 2013 at 1:06am

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Mooby
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 Message 3156 of 3740
21 November 2013 at 2:10pm | IP Logged 
...when you receive a book ordered from the country of your TL, and treat the 4 sheets of newspaper it's wrapped in like precious relics (and to be read before the book itself).



Edited by Mooby on 21 November 2013 at 2:10pm

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DaraghM
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 Message 3157 of 3740
21 November 2013 at 5:08pm | IP Logged 
When you visit a bookshop and can’t find a language book you don’t already own.
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montmorency
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 Message 3158 of 3740
21 November 2013 at 10:58pm | IP Logged 
Mooby wrote:
...when you receive a book ordered from the country of your TL, and treat
the 4 sheets of newspaper it's wrapped in like precious relics (and to be read before the
book itself).



Come to think, they should make that compulsory (sending wrapped in newspaper I mean).
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1e4e6
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 Message 3159 of 3740
21 November 2013 at 11:02pm | IP Logged 
DaraghM wrote:
When you visit a bookshop and can’t find a language book you don’t
already own.


This never happened to me at Blackwell's though--it is like a sort of heaven for language
learners if one goes to the foreign language section. I think in my life I have spent
around £500 there on language materials.

Edited by 1e4e6 on 21 November 2013 at 11:06pm

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beano
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 Message 3160 of 3740
25 November 2013 at 11:42pm | IP Logged 
You watch a TV documentary because you know that the presenter speaks the language of the country
where the programme is being filmed. Yet you have no real interest in the subject matter being covered.


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