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daegga
Tetraglot
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Austria
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Speaks: German*, EnglishC2, Swedish, Norwegian
Studies: Danish, French, Finnish, Icelandic

 
 Message 3321 of 3735
17 May 2014 at 9:31pm | IP Logged 
Cavesa wrote:
Google.de is Germany


This was my point ;) I see German google in Danish because in my browser preferences,
Danish is on the top of the preferred languages list. Unfortunately, this also brings
Danish wikipedia pages as top results, even though I'm still at the google.de site and
not switched to google.dk -.-
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Solfrid Cristin
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Norway
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Speaks: Norwegian*, Spanish, Swedish, French, English, German, Italian
Studies: Russian

 
 Message 3322 of 3735
19 May 2014 at 10:15am | IP Logged 
- when you set your GPS to Russian, and try to hit as many roundabouts as possible just to be able to figure out what the word for 'roundabout' is in Russian :-)
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mick33
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United States
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Speaks: English*
Studies: Finnish
Studies: Thai, Polish, Afrikaans, Hindi, Hungarian, Italian, Spanish, Swedish

 
 Message 3323 of 3735
26 May 2014 at 7:36am | IP Logged 
mick33 wrote:
I also switched my Twitter to Finnish two days ago and now get all their email notices in Finnish. This shows that I need to use Twitter more since it is clearly better than Google.
I know I'm a language nerd when I got very, very excited earlier today because YouTube finally sent me an email in Finnish.... and it only took them a little over 3 weeks :D.

Edited by mick33 on 26 May 2014 at 10:09am

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Serpent
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Russian Federation
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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 3324 of 3735
26 May 2014 at 1:33pm | IP Logged 
In a similar vein, you know you're a language nerd when you choose software based on the language it's available in, and have difficulties switching to a better option if it's available only in English (or in English, French, Russian, "Chinese").
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tarvos
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China
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Speaks: Dutch*, English, Swedish, French, Russian, German, Italian, Norwegian, Mandarin, Romanian, Afrikaans
Studies: Greek, Modern Hebrew, Spanish, Portuguese, Czech, Korean, Esperanto, Finnish

 
 Message 3325 of 3735
26 May 2014 at 1:58pm | IP Logged 
When you go to a language exchange and the organiser suggests "if you have any requests
for native speakers next time, tell Tarvos about it, because next time he will be able to
speak them with you!"
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tristano
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Netherlands
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Speaks: Italian*, Spanish, French, English
Studies: Dutch

 
 Message 3326 of 3735
26 May 2014 at 2:16pm | IP Logged 
When you go in Scotland for a week and you come back pissed off of not having found any
book written in Scottish Gaelic (and you don't know a single word of it);

When you are going in Iceland in 40 days and you start studying the language to be able
to understand the written language so that you can buy books written in Icelandic and you
will be able to choose the book because you can understand the topics on it.
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agantik
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France
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Speaks: French*, English, Italian
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 Message 3327 of 3735
27 May 2014 at 7:13am | IP Logged 
When you read a novel which takes place in an imaginary country, and when a native lets out an exclamation
in his ( Invented) language you immediately Google it to check which real language the author got his
inspiration from. (The exclamation was "Brojas!", which sounds croatian to Google if anyone can confirm...)
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tristano
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Netherlands
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 Message 3328 of 3735
30 May 2014 at 6:21am | IP Logged 
when your alarm clock is set for the 6.15 to go to work, and it this is not painful
enough, you wake up at 5.15. Then immediately two choices appear to you
- try to sleep the remaining hour
- study icelandic

and you go without hesitating for the second one.


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