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it's almost rain!

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My favourite time)

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Hey girls, how's everyone tonight?..)

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That awkward moment when you arrive at the embassy and don't understand which language you're supposed to speak

Something I can relate to... :D
... it's even worse in your case, at least for me, there are only a couple of choices...))

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So pity that is so long to wait(

It isn't any better in Russia, passport always takes forever to get, so I'm not surprised at all... :yep:

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it's even worse in your case, at least for me, there are only a couple of choices.

Exactly!! I was wondering if you have that weird Manchester accent when you speak English:P

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Moody, morning.))
No, I went to local college right away, when I arrived in 1999, they taught us there a 'normal' English... at first,.. only after a while they introduced us to all the dialects & accents, but by then we already spoke decent language & didn't pick it up... thank god... Idk about the rest of our group right now, but I don't have an accent, which isn't always helpful 'coz locals think that I'm from down south and they don't like each other very much, I mean, southerners & northerners... :D

Отредактировано bazuka74 (12.08.16 12:03:40)

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Morning!

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southerners & northerners.

Same thing here, and I think it's ridiculous that such a small country is divided in regions that really hate each other. Even in the same region there are southern and northern areas... and they hate each other too! No one believes that all Russians speak the same language and perfectly understand each other.

Отредактировано Moody (12.08.16 12:35:01)

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No one believes that all Russians speak the same language and perfectly understand each other.

Precisely!!!.. they don't... & those who do - then they don't understand it... they always ask 'how is it even possible?'.. :confused:  makes me laugh every time...))

Have you ever seen 'The Catherine Tate Show'?.. it absolutely kills me... I love it... that's where the accents galore... & her sense of humour is something else... I adore English humour, I really do... :yep:

Watch this:  http://www.kolobok.us/smiles/light_skin/lol.gif 

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Actually, English accents & dialects are not as innocent as in some other countries,.. born & bred often don't understand each other... what chance do I have???.. :D

Отредактировано bazuka74 (12.08.16 14:30:03)

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Ok, but remember that I learned English in America!!!  http://arcanumclub.ru/smiles/smile8.gif 
Actually, Italian dialects aren't innocent at all, some of them are even considered separate languages (like Neapolitan or "sardo"), so I guess it's like in England more or less. Unfortunately I learned Italian without any school, just living here, so I picked up a lot of roman :( Sometimes I have to make a huge effort not to use it in some formal situations.

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Oooops, sorry, I forgot...)
Americans do tend to oversimplify everything, including the language & especially the grammar...)

Hmmm, what is roman?.. some kind of slang?..))

I picked up a lot of bad words as soon as I arrived... couldn't help myself... they make everything very colourful... :D  however, people up north are generally simpler [even though, a lot friendlier], so oftentimes they don't understand difficult words or phrases I use...((

Also there lots of little quirks round where I live, for example, people call their lunches - 'dinner' & their dinners - 'tea' or 'supper'...))) I mean, seriously??.. 'tea'?.. I take tea quite literally, tea is a tea to me but to the locals those are proper huge meals... also they can very easily say: 'I'll learn you' instead of 'I'll teach you' & the other way around... also they often don't get more sophisticated words, such as, 'edible'... they only know the simpler versions, such as, 'eatable'... basically, once I start with something smart, that's where the problems begin... http://www.kolobok.us/smiles/standart/mosking.gif  but I got used to it now, so nothing really surprises me anymore... well language wise, of course... http://www.kolobok.us/smiles/light_skin/dirol.gif

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Americans do tend to oversimplify everything

The grammar isn't so different, but the pronunciation yes! So often I have to concentrate to understand British English, which becomes almost incomprehensible to me when they use a dialect:)
Roman is Italian spoken in Rome:) They use some words or phrases that are not used in other parts of Italy, for example

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'I'll learn you' instead of 'I'll teach you'

. They say exactly the same thing in roman! :D

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Oooops, sorry, I forgot...)
Americans do tend to oversimplify everything, including the language & especially the grammar...)

Hmmm, what is roman?.. some kind of slang?..))

I picked up a lot of bad words as soon as I arrived... couldn't help myself... they make everything very colourful...   however, people up north are generally simpler [even though, a lot friendlier], so oftentimes they don't understand difficult words or phrases I use...((

Also there lots of little quirks round where I live, for example, people call their lunches - 'dinner' & their dinners - 'tea' or 'supper'...))) I mean, seriously??.. 'tea'?.. I take tea quite literally, tea is a tea to me but to the locals those are proper huge meals... also they can very easily say: 'I'll learn you' instead of 'I'll teach you' & the other way around... also they often don't get more sophisticated words, such as, 'edible'... they only know the simpler versions, such as, 'eatable'... basically, once I start with something smart, that's where the problems begin...   but I got used to it now, so nothing really surprises me anymore... well language wise, of course...


I like Lancashire and their "love" used by all: shop assistants, clerks and even police 😀

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True, they do that a lot in these parts.)

Have you been to Lancs?.. what towns have you visited?.. Manchester, Liverpool perhaps?) even though technically Manchester is not Lancs anymore, it is Greater Manchester & Liverpool is in Merseyside.)

Отредактировано bazuka74 (14.03.17 16:36:29)

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True, they do that a lot in these parts.)

Have you been to Lancs?.. what towns have you visited?.. Manchester, Liverpool perhaps?) even though technically Manchester is not Lancs anymore, it is Gretaer Manchester & Liverpool is in Merseyside.)


Interesting!
I've visited lots of towns and Manchester and Liverpool, of course. After the trips people from other areas and countries often said I had Lancashire accent)

I like staying with local families in small towns and villages,
and I visit busier areas just for some days, usually after arriving in them by plain or train.

Are you from London? What do you do? What's your story?)

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No, not in London... even though I've been to London tons of times... at first, I used to live in Liverpool but just for a year or so... then I moved to Manchester, however the team I support is Liverpool FC & that will never change.)) are you into football at all?

That's great that you have the Lancashire accent, well, I don't... simply 'coz I always wanted to sound proper... you know like some newsreaders do...)) & I think I've succeeded in that.)

I also like to visit quaint English villages but personally I think they are much prettier down south, in counties such us, Sussex, Kent, Somerset, etc. ... but especially I'd recommend you to visit Devon & Cornwall, those two are just mind-blowingly beautiful...)

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No, not in London... even though I've been to London tons of times... at first, I used to live in Liverpool but just for a year or so... then I moved to Manchester, however the team I support is Liverpool FC & that will never change.)) are you into football at all?

That's great that you have the Lancashire accent, well, I don't... simply 'coz I always wanted to sound proper... you know like some newsreaders do...)) & I think I've succeeded in that.)

I also like to visit quaint English villages but personally I think they are much prettier down south, in counties such us, Sussex, Kent, Somerset, etc. ... but especially I'd recommend you to visit Devon & Cornwall, those two are just mind-blowingly beautiful...)

Normally I confuse people with my "Queen's English")
But I often confuse myself with my "broken international business English" too - the language changes in various circumstances; I adore proper speech, great that you've mastered it!
Football? M-m-m... Not really but I'm into people keen on sth., which can be almost anything)
What do you mean saying you support the team? Is it your job?

Thanks for your recommendations, I'll try to follow them!
I was just about to say that I liked south, Wales, their "keep" instead of "fortress" etc.)

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bazuka74 really glad to see you, welcome back;)

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really glad to see you, welcome back;)

Hey, Moody!)  http://s2.uploads.ru/1EjvD.gif 
Long time no see...) it's good to be back... ;) how are you?.. what have you been up to?.. have you been to St. Petersburg to see you parents &/or friends?.. when?.. & for how long?.. did you like your visit?.. how is Cittа eterna?))

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What do you mean saying you support the team? Is it your job?

Hi, In.)
That's just what the football fans [or any other sports fans] say when they follow their team... it just means that I am a true Liverpool FC fan, that's all... I wish my job was this exciting but alas it isnt.))) I work in the office, it's a bit boring, yes, but it pays well.) what about you?)

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I wish my job was this exciting but alas it isnt.))) I work in the office, it's a bit boring, yes, but it pays well.) what about you?)


My job pays me well morally and intellectually)
I run my own company, which is great as it's my cup of tea (my Lancashire friends still say so, do you?) but pretty tough as I do it in this country...

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