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elysandler
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 Message 433 of 3735
16 March 2010 at 8:13am | IP Logged 
When people have stopped asking things like "why do you have a learning Czech book?"
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psy88
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 Message 434 of 3735
17 March 2010 at 3:26am | IP Logged 
When you finally catch the virus/flu that has been going around. You have a fever, your body aches, your throat is sore, you have a cough , and are sneezing. At first, you think of how you would list all your symptoms in your target language. Then, as your symptoms worsen,and you are half delirious and can hardly get out of bed, your biggest concern is how will you do the third Assimil lesson in your new target language. You had promised yourself to stay on track with one lesson a day faithfully and you keep thinking that this is the worse time to be sick!
And then you think "oh, you are too sick to do your lesson, but you are not to sick to be posting about it!!"
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Teango
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 Message 435 of 3735
17 March 2010 at 6:27pm | IP Logged 
psy88 wrote:
When you finally catch the virus/flu that has been going around.

¡Recupérate pronto! :)
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psy88
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 Message 436 of 3735
19 March 2010 at 2:50am | IP Logged 
Teango,
¡Ojalá! Y gracias,amigo (o amiga) :-)
   P.S. Studying two target languages when you have a high fever, and then going to sleep, makes for pretty bizarre multilingual dreams.

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meramarina
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 Message 437 of 3735
19 March 2010 at 5:28pm | IP Logged 
You are a Language Nerd for sure if, by chance, you hear strangers speaking your target language, and you follow them (discreetly!).

The other day, I heard German spoken in the US, for the first time since I've been studying it. I was as happy as the old expression says: "like a kid in a candy store". Um, actually, I was in a candy store (really!) and I heard a mother speaking German with her three small children.

I was checking out the Easter candy, for personal research purposes, and I heard someone speaking a foreign language in the next aisle. My first reaction was, oh, how nice to hear another language, for a change, I just wish I could understand it . . . and then I realized, I did understand! " . . . und hier ist alles für Ostern . . . " well, this made my day! So, I sort of lurked around, examining the chocolate bunnies, not exactly foreign behavior for me, anyway, and listened. I really wanted to say something, but didn't want to bother a mom trying to guide her three rowdy little ones away from the candy. The children were very young, and were speaking a mix of German and English, and it was so much fun to listen to them.

I also heard some Spanish speakers discussing sore throat remedies at the drugstore, which, I am sure you will agree, is also fascinating. If you are a Language Nerd in a mostly monolingual environment, you have to find your listening practice where and when you can!
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crackpot
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 Message 438 of 3735
19 March 2010 at 10:47pm | IP Logged 
You spend more time on this site than with your girlfriend.
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meramarina
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 Message 439 of 3735
19 March 2010 at 11:11pm | IP Logged 
Well, that was a very odd comment, and I do not know what it means or if it was directed at me, but if it was for me, since mine was the most recent post in this thread, please be informed that 1) I do not have, nor do I want, a girlfriend 2) A significant portion of the time I spend here is an attempt to make a positive contribution to the site - for example, I used most of my time here today to tag old threads.

Please delete this response if necessary. I do not want to make unpleasant posts.






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Gareth
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 Message 440 of 3735
20 March 2010 at 12:55am | IP Logged 
I believe Crackpot's post wasn't directed at you Meramarina but rather at himself.


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