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

Postby Iversen » Sun May 03, 2020 6:36 pm

When it irritates you that the articles in Wikipedia in Afrikaans about particle physics aren't as long and detailed as those in the English version.
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Re: You know you're a language nerd when…

Postby Cavesa » Wed May 13, 2020 11:46 am

watching a tv series:
Bf: "Honey, it's in Italian"
Me: "Sorry, I'll switch it to English"
(Yes, I hadn't noticed)
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Re: You know you're a language nerd when…

Postby kelvin921019 » Wed May 13, 2020 3:29 pm

At work:
Colleague: We have received a document written in Spanish, are we going to ask for a translation?
Me: Hold my beer for a year, I'm going to learn it.
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Re: You know you're a language nerd when…

Postby Cavesa » Wed May 13, 2020 3:52 pm

others: wait, how can you consider getting a job in Germany from November instead of staying, you can't speak much German!
me: well, I'll have a free summer after the July exams :-)
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Re: You know you're a language nerd when…

Postby Axon » Tue May 19, 2020 5:51 pm

When you pause your music, take out your headphones, and move closer to the window to listen in to the gardeners across the street speaking in an indigenous language you don't understand.
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Re: You know you're a language nerd when…

Postby Tomas » Tue May 19, 2020 11:06 pm

You begin avoiding books written in your native language.
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Re: You know you're a language nerd when…

Postby mick33 » Thu May 21, 2020 8:44 am

Iversen wrote:When it irritates you that the articles in Wikipedia in Afrikaans about particle physics aren't as long and detailed as those in the English version.

I don't know how I missed it, but I just saw this post. I gave up on reading Wikipedia articles in Afrikaans a few years ago because many articles in Afrikaans are very short.
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Re: You know you're a language nerd when…

Postby MrPenguin » Thu May 21, 2020 2:25 pm

Tomas wrote:You begin avoiding books written in your native language.

When you realise you've been avoiding books in your native language too much, and your native language literacy is suffering as a result... :lol:
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Re: You know you're a language nerd when…

Postby Monox D. I-Fly » Fri May 29, 2020 3:36 pm

When you bought a new computer and the very first site you opened was HTLAL.
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Re: You know you're a language nerd when…

Postby kelvin921019 » Wed Jun 10, 2020 7:40 am

At work:
Boss: we are going to expand our business to these countries (list out a few)
Me: Silently write down a list of languages to be learnt.
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