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tarvos
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 Message 977 of 1511
25 November 2013 at 2:55pm | IP Logged 
Current plans for languages are working out. I am taking one Korean lesson a week and
working through TTMIK, homework and so on and so forth.

I've also received a call from Romanian and I'll have a short interview to test my
English (lol) and then maybe another interview. If I get the job, that means I will
move to Bucharest for the time being - meaning I can practice Romanian.

I also applied for a job in the Netherlands, and I'm still waiting for a phone call.

For 2014, my plans are to work on some of my old languages that are not yet developed.
I will probably continue with my French.

I don't know whether I will take classes for Romanian (unless I stay with my current
tutor).
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tarvos
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Studies: Greek, Modern Hebrew, Spanish, Portuguese, Czech, Korean, Esperanto, Finnish

 
 Message 978 of 1511
28 November 2013 at 12:33am | IP Logged 
There should be another interview for Romania soon.

I want to go to Romania. Can I please go to Romania?

Apart from that, I have written shittonnes of Russian today. Some Romanian, finished my
Korean homework.


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Hekje
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 Message 979 of 1511
28 November 2013 at 1:28am | IP Logged 
tarvos wrote:
There should be another interview for Romania soon.

I want to go to Romania. Can I please go to Romania?

I hope everything works out with Romania. It's crazy, it seems like such a short time ago
you started learning the language! Or maybe it just seems short because I've stared at
HTLAL for too many hours this year. Either way, fun :-P
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tarvos
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 Message 980 of 1511
28 November 2013 at 9:37am | IP Logged 
I started in February I think, but in reality
my experience with it started four years ago.
It didn't help much. More individual phrases
than anything else.
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tarvos
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 Message 981 of 1511
28 November 2013 at 11:05pm | IP Logged 
If I stay logged on to Interpals for a day, I think I get about 5 Russians on average
visiting my profile a day. Today I have had, I think 5 Russian conversation partners.
Maybe 6. I have lost count. I don't even have to try, I just need to stay logged on.

I don't even need to do anything. It's like I am all smeared with Russian honey.

It's quite frankly ridiculous. I have to put idiotic amounts of effort in to find someone
who wants to speak French or Swedish with me, but Russians just deluge me anyway.



Edited by tarvos on 28 November 2013 at 11:07pm

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Via Diva
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 Message 982 of 1511
29 November 2013 at 12:36am | IP Logged 
Maybe you're a some sort of local legend between us, native speakers, who can't believe at first that someone really cares about Russian that much and then in the next moment sees that it's really like that :)
Maybe the site rates you higher that others and makes it easy for the people to find it.
Anyway, I hope that this situation doesn't upset you and Russian is not too boring yet :)
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Solfrid Cristin
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 Message 983 of 1511
29 November 2013 at 7:17am | IP Logged 
tarvos wrote:
If I stay logged on to Interpals for a day, I think I get about 5 Russians on average
visiting my profile a day. Today I have had, I think 5 Russian conversation partners.
Maybe 6. I have lost count. I don't even have to try, I just need to stay logged on.

I don't even need to do anything. It's like I am all smeared with Russian honey.

It's quite frankly ridiculous. I have to put idiotic amounts of effort in to find someone
who wants to speak French or Swedish with me, but Russians just deluge me anyway.



You could always give me a call :-) I am fluent In French and even if I might struggle in speaking Swedish for
a long time, I could always speak Norwegian to you, and point out any obvious mistakes in your Swedish. Not
that I really think you make many of those anymore.

Also you may consider coming to work in Norway. We need lots of engineers. Normally the problem is that
they do not speak Norwegian or even English well enough, but between your Swedish and your native
English you should have no problem at all.

Also you would have ample opportunity to speak Swedish, as Swedes are our second largest immigrant
group, and 99% of them are about your age. Your chances of finding a Swedish girlfriend are 100%. We also
have tons of Romanian speakers. You can quite literally not avoid them if you walk in the centre of Oslo.

We do not have that many Hebrew speakers, but I am sure we can find some here in Oslo. We have a small
but vibrant Jewish community centered around the synagogue and the Jewish museum.

Also, since we have the EES agreement, you would have all the rights that you have in any EU-country, and
if you get called in for an interview, you could stay at my house.

How am I doing so far:-)

Of course if you want a warm, exotic country, Norway may not be much of a candidate, but we are
considered the best country in the world to live in, and have very good labour protection laws.
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1e4e6
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 Message 984 of 1511
29 November 2013 at 8:30am | IP Logged 
Interesting. My family and I have been interested in future immigration to any
Scandinavian country, due to its excellent welfare and overall national systems. But I
after being in Norway for holiday, I was afraid that English speakers would not get
enough practise with the language--the only time I sounded completely convincing was
when I asked the till of an off licence when they would have more stock of bottled
water without gas, because I noticed they sell quite a lot of fizzy bottled water for
some reason.

Also coincidental that there are so many engineers here. I am chemical, and I suppose
that due to the oil production in Stavanger, oil and gas industries are quite popular?

Also, Norway is not cold for some--it may sound strange, but I consider the UK warm--
last winter in Manchester it only went to something like -6 degrees. When I was in
Québec City for holiday, it was something like -35 C. I walked all over, including in a
park wearing long boots with snow at least one metre deep. Perhaps I may be crazy, but
when weather is below -15 C, I like to go outside more than when it is above zero (of
course with proper effective winter clothings).

Last but definitely not least to mention, I am a (semi-professional) chess player, and
we just had our world championship in the chess world, with a Norwegian being crowned
with the title. NRK have a lot of coverage thereof:

">Sjakk Verdensmester

Norway have a lot whereof to be proud.

Edited by 1e4e6 on 29 November 2013 at 8:36am



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