Register  Login  Active Topics  Maps  

You know you’re a language nerd when...

  Tags: Language Geek
 Language Learning Forum : General discussion Post Reply
3740 messages over 468 pages: << Previous 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 ... 431 ... 467 468 Next >>
Ari
Heptaglot
Senior Member
Norway
Joined 4628 days ago

2314 posts - 5693 votes 
Speaks: Swedish*, English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Mandarin, Cantonese
Studies: Czech, Latin, German

 
 Message 3441 of 3740
27 October 2014 at 7:57am | IP Logged 
YKYALN when you're going to see a French opera and get to choose language for the
subtitles, but you're annoyed you don't get to choose the original language, the only
choices being Norwegian and English.
2 persons have voted this message useful



Henkkles
Triglot
Senior Member
Finland
Joined 2299 days ago

544 posts - 1141 votes 
Speaks: Finnish*, English, Swedish
Studies: Russian

 
 Message 3442 of 3740
27 October 2014 at 3:07pm | IP Logged 
When you find a Hunger Games book in Basque in a London bookstore and you start sweating profusely.
5 persons have voted this message useful



caitwn
Triglot
Newbie
United StatesRegistered users can see my Skype Name
Joined 2341 days ago

7 posts - 14 votes
Speaks: English*, Spanish, Mandarin
Studies: Japanese, Portuguese, German

 
 Message 3443 of 3740
27 October 2014 at 3:23pm | IP Logged 
Ari wrote:
tristano wrote:
When your first reaction to "this person that I met can
speak X
language" (no matter if as a first o second language) is "I have to learn X".


When your first reaction to hearing Mark Zuckerberg speak Mandarin is "His pronunciation
is abysmal."


When you are on a business trip in China, read on this forum about Zuckerberg's Chinese,
then log into your home computer to watch the video because you can't get facebook,
google, or youtube here ---and then concur that his pronunciation is terrible.
5 persons have voted this message useful



Serpent
Octoglot
Senior Member
Russian Federation
serpent-849.livejour
Joined 4643 days ago

9757 posts - 15779 votes 
4 sounds
Speaks: Russian*, English, FinnishC1, Latin, German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
Studies: Danish, Romanian, Polish, Belarusian, Ukrainian, Croatian, Slovenian, Catalan, Czech, Galician, Dutch, Swedish

 
 Message 3444 of 3740
03 November 2014 at 9:42am | IP Logged 
When dad asks you to download a movie and you see that he has folders "Russian" and "Foreign"... and you're very disappointed when you realize this just refers to the country of origin.
3 persons have voted this message useful



Radioclare
Triglot
Senior Member
United Kingdom
timeofftakeoff.com
Joined 2629 days ago

689 posts - 1119 votes 
Speaks: English*, German, Esperanto
Studies: Croatian, Serbian, Macedonian

 
 Message 3445 of 3740
03 November 2014 at 9:52pm | IP Logged 
When you write something in Croatian and find that every time you meant to type š you
have ended up with ŝ, because you forgot your computer automatically runs software to
type Esperanto characters when it starts up.
4 persons have voted this message useful



tristano
Tetraglot
Senior Member
Netherlands
Joined 2093 days ago

905 posts - 1262 votes 
Speaks: Italian*, Spanish, French, English
Studies: Dutch

 
 Message 3446 of 3740
03 November 2014 at 11:08pm | IP Logged 
When you meet a nice Polish girl and then you start to see her immediately much less fascinating when she starts to
claim very proudly the difficulty of her language, finally realising that you're not even listening to her anymore
because the only things you have in mind are the words of Benny Lewis:

Quote:
It’s my native language, and my ego is weak so I need validation, and speaking the “world’s hardest
language” does the trick!


Edited by tristano on 03 November 2014 at 11:08pm

3 persons have voted this message useful



Solfrid Cristin
Heptaglot
Winner TAC 2011 & 2012
Senior Member
Norway
Joined 3380 days ago

4144 posts - 8863 votes 
Speaks: Norwegian*, Spanish, Swedish, French, English, German, Italian
Studies: Russian

 
 Message 3447 of 3740
04 November 2014 at 7:58am | IP Logged 
tristano wrote:
When you meet a nice Polish girl and then you start to see her immediately much less
fascinating when she starts to
claim very proudly the difficulty of her language, finally realising that you're not even listening to her anymore
because the only things you have in mind are the words of Benny Lewis:

Quote:
It’s my native language, and my ego is weak so I need validation, and speaking the “world’s hardest
language” does the trick!


In all fairness Polish is not the easiest language around :-) Note that you will not find many Scandinavians
making the same claim, not because we have a strong ego, but because it would be ridiculous. However
most of the Spaniards I know claim that Spanish is extremely complicated because a Spanish word can
mean many different things...

I just smile politely ;-)
2 persons have voted this message useful



Henkkles
Triglot
Senior Member
Finland
Joined 2299 days ago

544 posts - 1141 votes 
Speaks: Finnish*, English, Swedish
Studies: Russian

 
 Message 3448 of 3740
04 November 2014 at 10:06am | IP Logged 
Oddly enough I've never heard a Finn make that claim. It's hilarious how overrated the difficulty of nominal cases is though. I'd say the fusionality with the weak and strong grades are much trickier in Finnish than the cases.


2 persons have voted this message useful



This discussion contains 3740 messages over 468 pages: << Prev 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120 121 122 123 124 125 126 127 128 129 130 131 132 133 134 135 136 137 138 139 140 141 142 143 144 145 146 147 148 149 150 151 152 153 154 155 156 157 158 159 160 161 162 163 164 165 166 167 168 169 170 171 172 173 174 175 176 177 178 179 180 181 182 183 184 185 186 187 188 189 190 191 192 193 194 195 196 197 198 199 200 201 202 203 204 205 206 207 208 209 210 211 212 213 214 215 216 217 218 219 220 221 222 223 224 225 226 227 228 229 230 231 232 233 234 235 236 237 238 239 240 241 242 243 244 245 246 247 248 249 250 251 252 253 254 255 256 257 258 259 260 261 262 263 264 265 266 267 268 269 270 271 272 273 274 275 276 277 278 279 280 281 282 283 284 285 286 287 288 289 290 291 292 293 294 295 296 297 298 299 300 301 302 303 304 305 306 307 308 309 310 311 312 313 314 315 316 317 318 319 320 321 322 323 324 325 326 327 328 329 330 331 332 333 334 335 336 337 338 339 340 341 342 343 344 345 346 347 348 349 350 351 352 353 354 355 356 357 358 359 360 361 362 363 364 365 366 367 368 369 370 371 372 373 374 375 376 377 378 379 380 381 382 383 384 385 386 387 388 389 390 391 392 393 394 395 396 397 398 399 400 401 402 403 404 405 406 407 408 409 410 411 412 413 414 415 416 417 418 419 420 421 422 423 424 425 426 427 428 429 430 431 432 433 434 435 436 437 438 439 440 441 442 443 444 445 446 447 448 449 450 451 452 453 454 455 456 457 458 459 460 461 462 463 464 465 466 467 468  Next >>


Post ReplyPost New Topic Printable version Printable version

You cannot post new topics in this forum - You cannot reply to topics in this forum - You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum - You cannot create polls in this forum - You cannot vote in polls in this forum


This page was generated in 0.5313 seconds.


DHTML Menu By Milonic JavaScript
Copyright 2019 FX Micheloud - All rights reserved
No part of this website may be copied by any means without my written authorization.