10 signs that you are a Polyglot Nerd

Are you an addicted? Check if you have any of these signs.

1. You can write in at least one “strange” alphabet

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2. You can speak “Hi”, “Good Morning” or “Thank you” in at least 10 different languages

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3. You have books in languages that you have never studied, just in case one day … you know …

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4. This is the reaction of people when you start to talk about languages

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5. You spend half your day watching videos on Youtube of people speaking languages you don’t understand, but think is amazing anyway

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6. You know what is the Subjunctive Mood

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7. You only accepts to date bilinguals, trilinguals or polyglots

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8. You only watch movies in other languages

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9. You feel dumb when you don’t understand a language, no matter which one

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10. You have a list of the next 10 languages you are going to learn

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Turkish Movies

My Father and Son – Babam ve Oglum

Sadik (Fikret Kuskan) is a young journalist who lives in the troubled Turkey of the ’70s. In the early hours of the 1980 Coup d’état his wife goes into labor. Unable to find a hospital, his wife dies during childbirth. Years later, he returns to the village where he grew up with his son Deniz (Ege Tanman) and tries to resolve the old disagreements with his father Huseyin (Çetin Tekindor).

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Differences between Mandarin and Cantonese

Although these two languages ​​are originally from the same country and they share the same alphabet. Mandarin and Cantonese are not mutually intelligible.

What are the differences?

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Mandarin is the official language of China and is used for all business and official policies. The language is spoken in major Chinese cities such as Beijing and Shanghai. Also, Mandarin is the official language in Taiwan and Singapore. On the other hand, Cantonese is spoken in Hong Kong, Macau and in the Guangdong province. Continue reading

Movies in Mandarin (with some Cantonese spoken)

Shaolin – Xin shao lin si

A mix of action and comedy film, Shaolin tells the story of Hao Jie (Andy Lau), a young and powerful warrior who is betrayed and forced to seek shelter in the temple of Shaolin masters. Military leaders plan to invade the temple and Hao Jie and Shaolin monks are forced to fight to protect it.

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My favorite podcasts in Spanish

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Pregúntale a Mónica

In this podcast the psychologist Monica Bulnes de Lara answers and guides her listeners. The public sends her questions via Facebook or email. The most common issues are parenting and romantic relationships. Usually, she makes two half-hour episodes per week. In a single episode she discusses several listeners’ questions. Continue reading