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Sennin
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Bulgaria
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 Message 25 of 3740
18 September 2009 at 5:50am | IP Logged 
...when you marry a Japanese so that you can learn the language...
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OneEye
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Japan
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Speaks: English*, Mandarin
Studies: Japanese, Taiwanese, German, French

 
 Message 26 of 3740
18 September 2009 at 5:56am | IP Logged 
MegatronFilm wrote:
...when you've already planned out the languages you're going to teach your future kids. You may not know them
yet, but you will!


Chinese and French. Long decided.
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MegatronFilm
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Speaks: English*, SpanishC2, French
Studies: Portuguese, Mandarin, Japanese

 
 Message 27 of 3740
18 September 2009 at 6:07am | IP Logged 
...when a first time language learner is thinking about buying language software and you give them detailed reviews
of all the language products on the market.

...when you teach native speakers of your target language about the origin of their language.

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Spasty
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United States
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Speaks: English*
Studies: Spanish, Arabic (Written), Mandarin, French

 
 Message 28 of 3740
18 September 2009 at 6:38am | IP Logged 
...when your friend calls you "mein fruend" in a text message and the first thing you notice is that "Freund" is misspelled... despite not speaking German.

...when you read through this thread chuckling to yourself because you're guilty of almost all of them.

...when you do vocabulary drills with your target language in between sets while working out.
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TerryW
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 Message 29 of 3740
18 September 2009 at 8:09am | IP Logged 

...when you anxiously await the next "Pimsleur vs. Michel Thomas"

              or "Assimil vs. FSI" debates on here like they were big sports events.
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dbh2ppa
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 Message 30 of 3740
18 September 2009 at 8:45am | IP Logged 
...when the idea of watching a movie with subtitles/dubbing in your native language seems ridiculous.

...when people get mad at you for not sticking to a single language during a conversation. (ideas come in the language they come, don't they?)

...when you own fiction in more languages than you could learn in a lifetime.

...when you can't repress the need to speak to a total stranger because you overheard them speaking X language.

...when a relationship (or even friendship) with a monolingual person seems impossible.

...when you can spend well over an hour on a single page of a book, look up every word in the dictionary, and some grammar points, and still enjoy the plot.

...when you dream of becoming a language teacher, just to have an excuse to learn more languages.
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DaraghM
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 Message 31 of 3740
18 September 2009 at 10:29am | IP Logged 
When you give a presentation in work, to a large group of people, called "How to learn a language", and it has got nothing to do with your job.
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ExtraLean
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 Message 32 of 3740
18 September 2009 at 1:56pm | IP Logged 
When you are part of a group skype conversation discussing the difference sounds pedestrian crossings can make, and it breaks down to a comparison between voiced and voiceless, or perhaps even fricative sound discussion. When in reality, it's a tinny click...


:D

Edited by ExtraLean on 18 September 2009 at 1:56pm



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