You Know You Love Language Learning When… Posted by meaghan on Feb 19, 2014 in Language Learning
A few weeks ago, I posted this image to our Facebook pages and asked you to fill in the blank. Here’s a few of my favorite responses:
…when you stop relying on Google translate to do your homework.
…your social life consists of asking others if they speak Arabic also.
…you find the phrase “Il faut que…” more useful than any English substitute.
…your idea of a relaxing evening is working out how to use the subjunctive in Persian.
…you buy a second copy of every DVD you already own in the language you are learning.
…you are itching to play Scrabble ™ in that language to beat the locals.
…having a conversation with yourself seems perfectly normal.
…you wake up from your sleep because the dictionary you had in your dream did not have the word you were looking for.
…you find yourself strolling around your home speaking in 5 languages, interchangeably, as you clean.
…you text or talk to your friends in German, even though they don’t speak it.
…you can no longer speak your native language properly.
…your favorite thing is to translate signs in other language.
…your credit card is maxed out because of bookdepository.co.uk.
…you’re dog tired at 1:00am and you’re still doing exercises in Italian.
…you automatically start swearing in another language.
…you buy dictionaries in two foreign languages, helping you learn one language from another rather than from your native language.
…you write your shopping list in 2 languages.
…it’s quite late and you have to be up early, but you think: “Just 3 more pages of Chinese characters.”
…you watch TV shows only in your target language, even when they were dubbed over from your native language.
…you can’t wait to learn a new one!
Now it’s your turn to fill in the blank! You know you love language learning when…
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