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WortDrauf
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 Message 481 of 3740
28 March 2010 at 10:56pm | IP Logged 
...when you read the English verb "polish" as Polish, and it takes you a minute to realize the lack of capitalization is intentional and puts an end to your confusion.
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Rabochnok
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 Message 482 of 3740
28 March 2010 at 11:20pm | IP Logged 
^ I always think of Polish when I read polish.

When you choose to use an ATM (that you've used several times before and so know by
heart) in Chinese to see what the Chinese phrases for such
things look like, and are then dissapointed when the receipt is printed in English. (But then
again it *is* a good thing to have a record that you can actually understand.)

Edited by Rabochnok on 28 March 2010 at 11:21pm

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1qaz2wsx
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 Message 483 of 3740
29 March 2010 at 7:26pm | IP Logged 
One of the reasons you have a foreign wife is to speak in a foreign language every day!
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Quabazaa
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 Message 484 of 3740
29 March 2010 at 8:27pm | IP Logged 
Your husband tells you he will make dinner so you can go and study languages.

But you just point out that as long as he keeps talking to you in his native language, you are studying anyway! Everyone wins! :D
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meramarina
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 Message 485 of 3740
29 March 2010 at 10:53pm | IP Logged 
You're really nerdy when you see a sign at the grocery store and get angry about it, because it says: "Gesundheit: Is it a Cold, or Allergies?" and you just want to get a big pen and scribble it out and write:

FEHLER! Dieses Wort bedeutet kein Schnupfen! Die Allergien sind Gesundheit? Was für ein Unsinn!"

but you don't, because of the high probability of making mistakes in German, even as you complain about the use of the language, which you are wrong about, anyway, because Gesundheit is a loanword into English, and actually there's nothing bad about the sign from an English-speaking point of view, but damn it, you are a nerd, a nerd with allergies, a nerd without a pen and you cannot be provoked like this . . .
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Levi
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 Message 486 of 3740
30 March 2010 at 5:37am | IP Logged 
...when someone asks you what kind of music you listen to, and you have to preface your response by saying that you listen to a lot of stuff they've almost certainly never heard of.
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whisk
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 Message 487 of 3740
30 March 2010 at 1:03pm | IP Logged 
Choosing which songs to listen to on your mp3 player becomes an internal debate. On the one hand you enjoy the songs in your native language, but on the other hand, every song you don't listen to in your target language may be a missed opportunity to absorb more of the language.
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Warp3
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 Message 488 of 3740
30 March 2010 at 4:29pm | IP Logged 
Levi wrote:
...when someone asks you what kind of music you listen to, and you have to preface your response by saying that you listen to a lot of stuff they've almost certainly never heard of.


Yeah, I'm never sure how to answer that one since I know the people who asked won't have a clue who I'm taking about if I just start listing singers or groups.

whisk wrote:
Choosing which songs to listen to on your mp3 player becomes an internal debate. On the one hand you enjoy the songs in your native language, but on the other hand, every song you don't listen to in your target language may be a missed opportunity to absorb more of the language.


All my recent music interest has been focused on target language music anyway (mostly Korean, but some Spanish as well), so the songs I enjoy listening to the most currently *are* the songs in my target language. Because of this, I don't even have native language music on my MP3 player (sure I have plenty of English CDs and MP3s, but none of them are on my MP3 player).

Getting in the habit of "I should listen to this since it is in my target language" is a quick way to lose motivation. If the target language music you currently have doesn't interest you enough that you want to play it simply for the sake of entertainment, then it sounds to me like you haven't found the right music in your target language yet. You'll know it when you find it, because you won't want to stop playing it regardless of whether you understand the words or not. :)


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