English is such a hard language :-)

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Re: English is such a hard language :-)

Postby ChristianBecker » Mon Jan 23, 2012 7:38 pm

You know, I can nearly believe that is the real reason. :D
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Re: English is such a hard language :-)

Postby michelanCello » Tue Jan 24, 2012 8:37 pm

Speaking of languages: found this link about hungarian language, it's rather cute :D http://www.pozitivnap.hu/belfold/mi-a-nyelveszek-varazsgombaja-a-magyar-nyelv-videoval (don't worry about the text, it's the clip that matters)
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Re: English is such a hard language :-)

Postby Tonyblack » Tue Jan 24, 2012 9:45 pm

michelanCello wrote:Speaking of languages: found this link about hungarian language, it's rather cute :D http://www.pozitivnap.hu/belfold/mi-a-nyelveszek-varazsgombaja-a-magyar-nyelv-videoval (don't worry about the text, it's the clip that matters)


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Re: English is such a hard language :-)

Postby The Mad Collector » Tue Jan 24, 2012 9:46 pm

The subtitles are fun as well MC, it reminds me why Hungarian is so damn difficult, but so satisfying when you get it right :) . I had to redesign all the screens in our computer system because the Hungarian titles were so long they didn't fit unless we moved everything around :roll:
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Re: English is such a hard language :-)

Postby michelanCello » Wed Jan 25, 2012 10:14 pm

The Mad Collector wrote:The subtitles are fun as well MC, it reminds me why Hungarian is so damn difficult, but so satisfying when you get it right :) . I had to redesign all the screens in our computer system because the Hungarian titles were so long they didn't fit unless we moved everything around :roll:

:lol: I admit, Hungarian isn't the easiest of languages ;)
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Re: English is such a hard language :-)

Postby hattie » Thu Jan 26, 2012 8:35 am

:D :D yay for English!
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Re: English is such a hard language :-)

Postby deldaisy » Sat Jan 28, 2012 11:26 am

AuntyVague wrote:I'd have forgotten where I started by the time I got to the end of 'Streichholzschächtelchen' :shock:

But then again, I'm not the best person to talk about mastering another language. Apart from trying to say squirrel in German, it took me several weeks to master "I'm sorry, I can't speak German, do you speak English?" and the only phrase I remember from school is "Where is the pencil?" which turns out to have little practical use when travelling. Luckily the Germans I met were very kind to Australian tourists :)


Then when you get the pencil you can draw a picture of what you want.... :lol: :lol: :lol:

I was quite good at German in high school.... so the pronunciation of reading it is usually easy for me. French has me stumped. I sound like a bad impersonation of 'Allo 'Allo.

The one thing I did learn to say in Germany was "Can I have TWO slices of bread with my sandwich please!" :lol:
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Re: English is such a hard language :-)

Postby Batty » Sat Jan 28, 2012 5:36 pm

The only thing I learned to say in German is: Shall we cross over the road?

I can't think that it'd come in handy if I was on the right side of the road to begin with! :think:
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Re: English is such a hard language :-)

Postby ChristianBecker » Sat Jan 28, 2012 5:44 pm

Why did Batty cross the road?

















To have something for which she can use her German skills.
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Re: English is such a hard language :-)

Postby Batty » Sat Jan 28, 2012 6:11 pm

ChristianBecker wrote:Why did Batty cross the road?








To have something for which she can use her German skills.

:lol: :lol: Perhaps I could get a job as a school crossing lady??
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Re: English is such a hard language :-)

Postby deldaisy » Sat Jan 28, 2012 6:18 pm

Here you go Batty
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Re: English is such a hard language :-)

Postby Batty » Sat Jan 28, 2012 6:25 pm

It's been a while since I got my legs that wide! Would a smaller stride be OK???!!
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Re: English is such a hard language :-)

Postby ChristianBecker » Sun Jan 29, 2012 3:59 pm

Um... sure... :shock:
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Re: English is such a hard language :-)

Postby Batty » Sun Jan 29, 2012 4:52 pm

:confusion-shrug: Whaat?? Did I say something???? :lol: :lol:
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Re: English is such a hard language :-)

Postby Who's Wee Dug » Sun Jan 29, 2012 10:49 pm

It was maybe your implication Batty. :lol:
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