1. What you expect when you want to learn a new language.

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2. The feeling you get when you actually start learning a new language.

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3. When you try to use the new language for the first time.

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4. When you want to use the language but can’t get a single word out.

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5. When someone corrects your pronunciation.

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6. The first time you make a full sentence in your new language.

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7. When you manage to successfully run errands or have a conversation.

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8. When locals you want to talk to switch to English.

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9. When you confuse similar words like poison and poisson.

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10. When you realize that you can hold a proper conversation without realizing it.

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11. When people compliment you on your knowledge of the language.

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12. When you hear a native make a mistake.

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13. When you explain the meaning of gezellig to other people.

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14. But they really don’t get it.

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15. When you go abroad and are afraid people will attack you with French.

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