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patuco
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 Message 713 of 3735
15 June 2010 at 12:01am | IP Logged 
translator2 wrote:
When you own:
85 textbooks to learn Japanese, 15 novels and magazines in Japanese
48 textbooks to learn Arabic with stacks of newspapers and videos in Arabic
54 textbooks to learn Russian with stacks of DVDs in Russian
59 textbooks to learn Chinese with 100s of magazines in Chinese and 100s of DVDs
31 textbooks to learn Latin
plus over 800 more books and textbooks for Spanish, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Navajo, Esperanto, Yiddish, Hindi, Greek and probably many more.

...not to mention the terabytes of other language-related stuff in all your hard drives, both internal and external.

Edited by patuco on 15 June 2010 at 12:05am

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ellasevia
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 Message 714 of 3735
15 June 2010 at 12:04am | IP Logged 
translator2 wrote:
When you own:
85 textbooks to learn Japanese, 15 novels and magazines in Japanese
48 textbooks to learn Arabic with stacks of newspapers and videos in Arabic
54 textbooks to learn Russian with stacks of DVDs in Russian
59 textbooks to learn Chinese with 100s of magazines in Chinese and 100s of DVDs
31 textbooks to learn Latin
plus over 800 more books and textbooks for Spanish, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Navajo, Esperanto, Yiddish, Hindi, Greek and probably many more.


Suddenly I feel that my three shelves of books (plus stuff on the computer) have been dwarfed and is almost nothing in comparison...

Do you seriously have these many books?! Where do you find the space to keep them all?

Edited by ellasevia on 15 June 2010 at 12:04am

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patuco
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 Message 715 of 3735
15 June 2010 at 12:06am | IP Logged 
ellasevia wrote:
translator2 wrote:
When you own:
85 textbooks to learn Japanese, 15 novels and magazines in Japanese
48 textbooks to learn Arabic with stacks of newspapers and videos in Arabic
54 textbooks to learn Russian with stacks of DVDs in Russian
59 textbooks to learn Chinese with 100s of magazines in Chinese and 100s of DVDs
31 textbooks to learn Latin
plus over 800 more books and textbooks for Spanish, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Navajo, Esperanto, Yiddish, Hindi, Greek and probably many more.


Suddenly I feel that my three shelves of books (plus stuff on the computer) have been dwarfed and is almost nothing in comparison...

Do you seriously have these many books?! Where do you find the space to keep them all?

A true language nerd would make the space for them :)
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genini1
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 Message 717 of 3735
15 June 2010 at 2:51am | IP Logged 
translator2 wrote:
When you own:
85 textbooks to learn Japanese, 15 novels and magazines in Japanese
48 textbooks to learn Arabic with stacks of newspapers and videos in Arabic
54 textbooks to learn Russian with stacks of DVDs in Russian
59 textbooks to learn Chinese with 100s of magazines in Chinese and 100s of DVDs
31 textbooks to learn Latin
plus over 800 more books and textbooks for Spanish, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Navajo, Esperanto, Yiddish, Hindi, Greek and probably many more.


The only thing I can think of is did you read them yet?
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translator2
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 Message 718 of 3735
15 June 2010 at 3:42am | IP Logged 
genini1 wrote:

The only thing I can think of is did you read them yet?


I have a special room in my home just for my books and media.

No, I have not read all of them yet. I keep telling myself that I want to perfect my other languages first before moving on, but that never happens because there is always more to learn and never enough time.
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Kerrie
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 Message 719 of 3735
15 June 2010 at 4:46am | IP Logged 
translator2 wrote:
When you own:
85 textbooks to learn Japanese, 15 novels and magazines in Japanese
48 textbooks to learn Arabic with stacks of newspapers and videos in Arabic
54 textbooks to learn Russian with stacks of DVDs in Russian
59 textbooks to learn Chinese with 100s of magazines in Chinese and 100s of DVDs
31 textbooks to learn Latin
plus over 800 more books and textbooks for Spanish, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Navajo, Esperanto, Yiddish, Hindi, Greek and probably many more.



I would think that after the first 10 or 20 books, you'd have learned the language already!!
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Levi
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 Message 720 of 3735
15 June 2010 at 7:59am | IP Logged 
...when your language book collection is not that extensive, but the spines of your books have to be taped together to keep them from falling apart.


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