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soclydeza85
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United States
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357 posts - 502 votes 
Speaks: English*
Studies: German, French

 
 Message 3265 of 3735
15 March 2014 at 7:02pm | IP Logged 
-When you talk to your fiance in German and she constantly tells you to stop because she doesn't know German, but you continue to do it anyway because it's good practice.

-When someone is talking to you (in your native language) and you translate what they are saying (to your target language) in your head.

-When you're out with your friends and you meet a foreign person (even if they don't speak the language you are learning), you spend the majority of the night asking them about their culture and how to say things in their language.

-When it's your day off and you spend the day studying your target language simply for pleasure.

-When your friend texts you and asks you to go to a beer garden and it doesn't seem right, it should be spelled "Biergarten"

The list goes on. I'm sure I'll think of more.






Edited by soclydeza85 on 15 March 2014 at 7:04pm

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Iversen
Super Polyglot
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Denmark
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Joined 4872 days ago

9078 posts - 16470 votes 
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 3266 of 3735
16 March 2014 at 10:44am | IP Logged 
When your cable provider finally after years of waiting makes it possible to exchange at least part of the programs in their packets to items chosen from a 100-odd channel list, and you promptly kick out their rotten childrens-youth-sports-pop- and coach potato programs and replace them by partly documentary programs (mostly in English), partly programs in anything but Danish and English, like Polish, Croatian and German - even though I don't even study Croatian yet. And I'm severely tempted to kick out a few more Danish and/or English programs to get a Serbian and an Albanian channel from Kosovo (but only if they promise not to fight). Unfortunately there aren't any Dutch, Portuguese, Catalan, Greek or Russian programs on the list - and I have already subscribed to all their Spanish, Italian and French programs.

Right now I'm watching (or rather listening) to Press club in Croatian from HRT1.

Edited by Iversen on 16 March 2014 at 10:47am

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beano
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1049 posts - 2152 votes 
Speaks: English*, German
Studies: Russian, Serbian, Hungarian

 
 Message 3267 of 3735
16 March 2014 at 2:16pm | IP Logged 
You are on holiday in a place where a minority language exists and you overhear children using the language
in public. This really makes your day and you feel elated that the language has some sort of future, even
though you have zero intentions of ever studying the language yourself.
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PolyNotYet
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Japan
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Speaks: English*, Irish
Studies: French, German, Persian

 
 Message 3268 of 3735
17 March 2014 at 3:29am | IP Logged 
When you discover that Basque-Icelandic pidgin existed and that two glossaries still
exist, you think 'Where can I find copies of them?'
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beano
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 Message 3269 of 3735
18 March 2014 at 2:39pm | IP Logged 
You know people who live close to an international border, beyond which lies another language. Yet your friends rarely cross, unless it is a quick dash just over the line to buy cheap goods (where they can conduct business in their own language in any case).

And you don't understand this. At all.
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Luso
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Portugal
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Speaks: Portuguese*, French, EnglishC2, GermanB1, Italian, Spanish
Studies: Sanskrit, Arabic (classical)

 
 Message 3270 of 3735
18 March 2014 at 3:07pm | IP Logged 
Picture this: you're at an Humanities College (Faculdade de Letras); there's a mini fair for used books (just a few long tables stretched along a hall); you are with a teacher of an exotic language; you're browsing a handful of books in very unusual languages.

Suddenly, you see a sacred book in one of those languages, you point it out and your teacher says: "ten Euros is too much; I'd buy it for five".

Punchline: you actually consider coming back later without him and buying the book.
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Serpent
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Russian Federation
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 Message 3271 of 3735
02 April 2014 at 12:44am | IP Logged 


When you're disappointed that Coelho uses facebook in his native language
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tristano
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 Message 3272 of 3735
02 April 2014 at 11:58am | IP Logged 
PolyNotYet wrote:
When you discover that Basque-Icelandic pidgin existed and that two
glossaries still
exist, you think 'Where can I find copies of them?'



o___O

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