You know you're a language nerd when…

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Re: You know you're a language nerd when…

Postby AndyMeg » Fri Jul 12, 2019 5:03 pm

Bluepaint wrote:
AndyMeg wrote:When you find interesting videos in a language you don't know. And while most people ask for subs in their native languages, you decide to add the video's language to your "languages that I would like to learn in the future" list. :roll: :lol:


Pray tell, which language is it?

This has happened to me several times so the list keeps growing. It includes languages like: thai, malay, mandarin chinese (which I actually started to learn, but which is currently "paused"), cantonese, tagalog, etc. (It also happened to me with korean: I was browsing japanese videos and I found a k-drama. And then I started to consume more korean content than japanese content. Until I finally decided to start learning the language).
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Re: You know you're a language nerd when…

Postby Bilingual_monoglot » Thu Jul 25, 2019 12:50 pm

When you only managed to pass your language subjects for your most recent exams.
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Re: You know you're a language nerd when…

Postby Bluepaint » Thu Jul 25, 2019 12:51 pm

Bilingual_monoglot wrote:When you only managed to pass your language subjects for your most recent exams.


Ouch.

Maybe we should put some kind of disclaimer on the site... :lol:
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Re: You know you're a language nerd when…

Postby Monox D. I-Fly » Sun Aug 11, 2019 3:45 pm

When you're rejected by a girl after she let you get close to her for several months, who lives 100+ km from where you live, and then she offered a chance to meet her at a national book convention which took place about 2-hours traveling distance from your town, which you agreed, with her becoming your secondary objective while your primary one was to get full-Japanese or full-Arabic book for your Super Challenge progress.

Happened to me exactly 1 week ago. Don't blame me to expect that much, it's a national book converntion after all. In the end, they didn't have neither full-Japanese book nor full-Arabic book. However, I did get a Japanese crossword puzzle in my native language. As in, the questions and the instructions are Indonesian, but most of the answers are Japanese and must be written with Hiragana.
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Re: You know you're a language nerd when…

Postby Brun Ugle » Sun Aug 11, 2019 5:28 pm

You know your cat is a language nerd when she uses her nose to change the language of the website you’re looking at from English to French. (I suspect Rdearman put her up to it.)
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Re: You know you're a language nerd when…

Postby rdearman » Mon Aug 12, 2019 7:55 am

Brun Ugle wrote:You know your cat is a language nerd when she uses her nose to change the language of the website you’re looking at from English to French. (I suspect Rdearman put her up to it.)

Nope, it was Karma.
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Re: You know you're a language nerd when…

Postby Deinonysus » Mon Aug 12, 2019 2:01 pm

When your plan to start saving money involves limiting yourself to buying only one language book a month.
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Re: You know you're a language nerd when…

Postby Bluepaint » Mon Aug 12, 2019 2:06 pm

Deinonysus wrote:When your plan to start saving money involves limiting yourself to buying only one language book a month.


I actually laughed at this :lol: love it
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Re: You know you're a language nerd when…

Postby PfifltriggPi » Sat Aug 31, 2019 8:08 pm

Bluepaint wrote:
Deinonysus wrote:When your plan to start saving money involves limiting yourself to buying only one language book a month.


I actually laughed at this :lol: love it


Tomorrow when I go into the city to go to liturgy, I go right past an antiquarian bookstore.
Must. Not. Enter. Remember you're a broke uni student. You have three books coming in the mail, one of which you'll be able to pick up Monday morning. You don't have room for any more books anyways.

Furthermore,
... When you bring more books than clothes to uni.
... When you forget your rainjacket, but not your bilingual Old Occitan / French book.
... When the only thing you're taking at uni are languages
... When you have a French accent in Ukrainian.
... When you tell someone in your third year Italian class (at an Anglophone uni) that you only started Italian in June which is why you have such a thick French accent.
... When you use 6 languages in one day.
... When you have books in only 9 languages with you at uni.
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Re: You know you're a language nerd when…

Postby mentecuerpo » Sun Sep 01, 2019 12:04 am

When you hear a foreing language spoken by strangers on the street and you can't resist to ask: "excuse me, what language are you speaking?"
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