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Amerykanka
Hexaglot
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United States
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 Message 3489 of 3735
27 December 2014 at 7:42am | IP Logged 
When, at the end of each year, you feel an irresistible urge to sign up for the TAC again, even though you
know that you won't have time to write about your progress. It just doesn't feel right to begin a new year
without a new log and a new list of goals. *heads off to create a new log*


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Gemuse
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Germany
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Speaks: English
Studies: German

 
 Message 3490 of 3735
02 January 2015 at 7:08pm | IP Logged 
When you are checking in your bag, you want to ask how heavy the bag is, so you start
"May I ask how heavy" and then you stop because you get flummoxed on the verb position
"May I ask how heavy the bag is?" or "May I ask how heavy is the bag?"

You want to say option 1 as that is how it goes in German, but you genuinely are confused what the right way is in English (anyone know?).


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Via Diva
Diglot
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Russian Federation
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Speaks: Russian*, English
Studies: German, Italian, French, Swedish, Esperanto, Czech, Greek

 
 Message 3491 of 3735
02 January 2015 at 7:38pm | IP Logged 
When you've spent a lot of traffic on Twitter (mostly not in Russian, therefore interesting), Duolingo (I have to
keep the strike!) and tries to get to HTLAL (yes, wasn't loading most of the time) during 31.12-2.01 (around
150
mb if to sum up). Like I haven't New Year to distract me

Edited by Via Diva on 02 January 2015 at 7:39pm

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Serpent
Octoglot
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Russian Federation
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Studies: Danish, Romanian, Polish, Belarusian, Ukrainian, Croatian, Slovenian, Catalan, Czech, Galician, Dutch, Swedish

 
 Message 3492 of 3735
02 January 2015 at 8:19pm | IP Logged 
Gemuse wrote:
When you are checking in your bag, you want to ask how heavy the bag is, so you start
"May I ask how heavy" and then you stop because you get flummoxed on the verb position
"May I ask how heavy the bag is?" or "May I ask how heavy is the bag?"

You want to say option 1 as that is how it goes in German, but you genuinely are confused what the right way is in English (anyone know?).


"May I ask how heavy the bag is?"
Indirect questions use a normal word order. Also in statements like: "I couldn't believe how heavy the bag was".
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beano
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 Message 3493 of 3735
03 January 2015 at 12:04pm | IP Logged 
You start talking to somebody who comes from an area where a minority / indigenous language is spoken
and it immediately becomes a priority to find out to what extent the person knows this language.
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Warp3
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 Message 3494 of 3735
03 January 2015 at 6:08pm | IP Logged 
Serpent wrote:
Gemuse wrote:
When you are checking in your bag, you want to ask
how heavy the bag is, so you start
"May I ask how heavy" and then you stop because you get flummoxed on the verb
position
"May I ask how heavy the bag is?" or "May I ask how heavy is the bag?"

You want to say option 1 as that is how it goes in German, but you genuinely are
confused what the right way is in English (anyone know?).


"May I ask how heavy the bag is?"
Indirect questions use a normal word order. Also in statements like: "I couldn't believe
how heavy the bag was".


Agreed. As a native speaker having the verb at the end sounds much more natural in
that sentence.
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yuhakko
Tetraglot
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Speaks: French*, EnglishB2, EnglishC2, Spanish, Japanese
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 Message 3495 of 3735
14 January 2015 at 11:52pm | IP Logged 
...When you realize you've been on this forum for more than 1000 days and feel proud of
it! (and especially knowing that a long time ago you used to be laughing at people who
were on forums :p)
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tristano
Tetraglot
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Netherlands
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Studies: Dutch

 
 Message 3496 of 3735
15 January 2015 at 12:59am | IP Logged 
when you're born monolingual and suddenly you realize that conversing in three different languages everyday is
nothing but a normal situation for you


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