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Serpent
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 Message 3401 of 3740
16 September 2014 at 10:58am | IP Logged 
challenge accepted, it seems?
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Cavesa
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 Message 3402 of 3740
16 September 2014 at 1:01pm | IP Logged 
Ari wrote:
You know you're a language nerd when your mom calls you and says she's inviting the family to a holiday on Cap Verde, "and that's great, because they speak Portugese, so you could be our guide!"
"Mom, I don't speak Portugese."
"Well, you've got six months."


When your friend wants to visit Portugal with you some day and forbids you to learn Portuguese ("You already know too many languages!") :-D

But otherwise, it is the same thing. My dad plans to buy a car in Germany next year so I'd better speed up my progress!
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Ari
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 Message 3403 of 3740
16 September 2014 at 1:04pm | IP Logged 
Serpent wrote:
challenge accepted, it seems?

Challenge accepted! I'm now 30 lessons into Assimil Brésilien, so by the time we go to
Cap Verde I'll be able to fail to understand their Portuguese just like a native
Brazilian.
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Via Diva
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 Message 3404 of 3740
16 September 2014 at 1:31pm | IP Logged 
A little bit post factum, but:
... when you write a poem in German despite your self-persuaded A1-A2 and then hear that it's actually not bad.
Oh, and then continue doing that even despite the absence of any comments.

Edited by Via Diva on 16 September 2014 at 2:27pm

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Humbaraci Ahmet
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Speaks: Italian*, EnglishC2, German, French
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 Message 3405 of 3740
17 September 2014 at 3:57am | IP Logged 
Levi wrote:
...when you can tell somebody what their Chinese character tattoo means.

...when you can't tell what the tattoo means, so you try to quickly memorize it so you
can look it up later.


When you immediately notice that "tell" has a different meaning in each of these two
sentences
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bryanpeabody
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 Message 3406 of 3740
17 September 2014 at 9:22pm | IP Logged 
When you realize if you get your French to a B1-B2, you will get access to many more
Assimil courses that aren't available with English as the base language :)
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soclydeza85
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 Message 3407 of 3740
20 September 2014 at 9:43pm | IP Logged 
When you just ordered Assimil: Französisch ohne Mühe while you already own the French Assimil in your native language and you are slowly admitting to yourself that part of the reason behind your purchase of this seemingly rare (in the US) book with a retro, older style cover was for the sake of collecting and you realize there is a new dimension to the reasons of purchasing language materials.
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Cavesa
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 Message 3408 of 3740
20 September 2014 at 10:18pm | IP Logged 
:-) I brought Assimil El Alemán from Spain.

When you get totally excited about the fact your friend can say "You've got a fly in your beer" in Hungarian! And you almost regret you can't visit Budapest, at least in the next few years, because you don't have time to learn basics of Hungarian. And you just can't go without knowing the language at all! :-D


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