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    What's a random fact about yourself?

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    Re: What's a random fact about yourself?

    Post by Mac on Tue Sep 13, 2011 6:31 pm

    Yup! I was 6 and a half. My parents had names and they both couldn't agree on one and then they asked me. I gave them one and they liked it a lot. Thing is though, we all call him 'Dedo' and not his real name Abdulrahman. No one can pronounce it at his school, LOL XD
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    Post by Tia on Tue Sep 13, 2011 6:35 pm

    Dedo means grandpa in Herzegovinian XD
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    Re: What's a random fact about yourself?

    Post by Mac on Tue Sep 13, 2011 6:38 pm

    WOW.
    NO. YOU'RE KIDDING!

    Great for when Dedo retires to Bosnia and Herezigovina (sorry can't spell it) Very Happy LOL can't wait to tell him Razz
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    Re: What's a random fact about yourself?

    Post by Lizzie on Tue Sep 13, 2011 6:40 pm

    Herzegovina

    My cousin named her little sister. Her parents wanted her to be involved and feel like they're equal. Now she's being ignored and the little twig is getting all the attention Evil or Very Mad
    (I really love my cousin...)
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    Re: What's a random fact about yourself?

    Post by Hailey on Tue Sep 13, 2011 8:33 pm

    xD I named my first niece! MaKayla would be the creative name I chose....

    I was 7 leave me alone!
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    Re: What's a random fact about yourself?

    Post by Tia on Wed Sep 14, 2011 8:43 pm

    That seems like an okay name to me.

    Right, my Croatian boy is either Antonio or Ilija, and my Croatian girl is either Magdalena or Marita. Or maybe Zrinka.

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    Post by Lizzie on Wed Sep 14, 2011 8:46 pm

    Wow, those are great names. I like Magdalena best
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    Post by Tia on Wed Sep 14, 2011 8:49 pm

    Thanks Very Happy

    I spent all of Biology thinking them up XD
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    Re: What's a random fact about yourself?

    Post by Lizzie on Wed Sep 14, 2011 8:51 pm

    Haha, the only subjects I actually enjoy and take interest in are Serbian and English. Out of 15
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    Post by Tia on Wed Sep 14, 2011 8:56 pm

    It's the same with me. I'm interested mostly in Croatian and English. We've got great teachers in both of them though, so that's probably why. Greek, Latin and History are sometimes okay, when I'm up for it. I just can't stand Biology though. That and math.

    I've got 15 classes too. I think its waaay too much. When am I ever going to have to analyze a painting in real life?
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    Post by Lizzie on Wed Sep 14, 2011 9:02 pm

    I've got an okay English teacher, and a new Serbian teacher (well,not really new, we had her three years ago)that haaaaaates me. Don't know why, but she just doesn't like me. And she's turning the subject into maths. It's like the woman can't analyze a two page poem!
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    Re: What's a random fact about yourself?

    Post by Joce on Fri Sep 16, 2011 8:57 am

    Mac wrote:Yup! I was 6 and a half. My parents had names and they both couldn't agree on one and then they asked me. I gave them one and they liked it a lot. Thing is though, we all call him 'Dedo' and not his real name Abdulrahman. No one can pronounce it at his school, LOL XD
    My brother has the same name. Smile Except I didn't name him and it's spelled Abdel Rahman. So the school just calls him Abdel, which is a lot easier to pronounce. Lucky. No one could ever pronounce my name right. Well before we moved anyway.


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    Re: What's a random fact about yourself?

    Post by Mac on Fri Sep 16, 2011 3:32 pm

    That reminds me - we originally spelt it as two words but the people kept thinking his name was 'Abdul' and 'Rahman' was his middle name. Hospitals simply don't look at forms - that's what I say. They can't spell his name right. Or my last name. It's got a billion letters that don't need to exist in there.

    Your real name is Nada, right? I would've thought that was fairly simple to say... wow...
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    Post by Tia on Fri Sep 16, 2011 3:41 pm

    Nada means hope in Croatian Very Happy

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    Re: What's a random fact about yourself?

    Post by Mac on Fri Sep 16, 2011 5:06 pm

    I love how what one thing in one language means another in another language Very Happy

    Nada in Arabic (according to baby names.com) means dew.
    Nada in Spanish is something along the lines of nothing.
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    Re: What's a random fact about yourself?

    Post by Joce on Fri Sep 16, 2011 7:02 pm

    Your real name is Nada, right? I would've thought that was fairly simple to say... wow...

    Well sort of, at school they pronounced it nauh-duh, like in Spanish, so fairly close. Even though my dad chewed me out on it.

    Nada in Spanish is something along the lines of nothing.
    I've heard that a million times already, Mac, not kidding, I really have. Its on my list of Things I've Heard Way too Many Times to Count, along with introductions that start off with their name, hi, halo?, um..., hmm..., err... .
    But still , I feel sorry for the guys at the hospitals, how in the world are they supposed to spell Samara or any other name. Trust me , if you read that it looks nothing like what I'm trying to spell, سماره.

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    Re: What's a random fact about yourself?

    Post by Emma on Fri Sep 16, 2011 7:23 pm

    Joce wrote:
    A random fact: I just discovered there was a island called Christmas Island. Its in Austraila.

    It has loads of crabs...
    Seriously, type "Christmas Island" into google images
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    Re: What's a random fact about yourself?

    Post by Maris on Sat Sep 17, 2011 11:07 am

    LadyCobweb wrote:It's the same with me. I'm interested mostly in Croatian and English. We've got great teachers in both of them though, so that's probably why. Greek, Latin and History are sometimes okay, when I'm up for it. I just can't stand Biology though. That and math.

    I've got 15 classes too. I think its waaay too much. When am I ever going to have to analyze a painting in real life?
    Klasična? Ja sam u općoj. Smile
    I've got 17 classes as of this year. Sociology is my favorite.
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    Re: What's a random fact about yourself?

    Post by Mac on Sat Sep 17, 2011 12:07 pm

    Maris wrote:Klasična? Ja sam u općoj.
    I love google translate. It means I understand the above sentence Very Happy

    Why is the translation the same in Serbian, Croatian and Slovenian? Is it all the same language or something? Or are the languages extremely close?

    @Joce:

    Imagine if there was a dude with a really long name... Arabic name actually with all the letters that they don't have in English:
    Abu Hussain al ra'3a fee al gharb allathi ya'kol thuhr al Kharoof

    I know that name doesn't make any sense and is completely random XD I tried to fit all the letters that aren't in English. Imagine someone having to transliterate AND pronounce THAT!

    Since I don't have an Arabic keyboard, I had to use google translate to write it out. It probably messed up this dodgy name even more!:
    أبو حسين ورأع في الغرب الذي يأكل ظهرا الخراف

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    Re: What's a random fact about yourself?

    Post by Tia on Sat Sep 17, 2011 2:18 pm

    Klasična? Ja sam u općoj.
    I've got 17 classes as of this year. Sociology is my favorite.

    Aha. Ma ok je tu; nije grčki toliko težak.
    17 is way too much. I have trouble with 15, I think I'd have a nervous breakdown with 17.

    Mac. all the Slavic languages are extremely close but especially those three. They're not the same language, but they've got the same roots and I can communicate fine with any Slovenian or Serbian. The accents are very different though. I can even understand some Russian, if I really make an effort.
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    Re: What's a random fact about yourself?

    Post by Mac on Sat Sep 17, 2011 2:39 pm

    Tia:
    That's awesome! Three-four languages you know already in a way. Just another accent XD

    The only example I know apart from the one you told me is Arabic to Hebrew and Somalian. I can understand some of what my friend's mum says - they're Somalian - and apparently Hebrew's close.
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    Re: What's a random fact about yourself?

    Post by Tia on Sat Sep 17, 2011 2:41 pm

    Eh, not exactly three-four. I can get around, but I'm in no way fluent. I have enough problems with Croatian as it is XD
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    Re: What's a random fact about yourself?

    Post by Lizzie on Sat Sep 17, 2011 5:06 pm

    In my school, we can learn ether Russian or German. I decided for German, because the grammar in Russian is terrible, the teacher sucks (even more than my German pigface), and when ever I hear the language, I can understand almost every word.
    I mean, seriously, what's the point in the subject anyway?????

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    Re: What's a random fact about yourself?

    Post by Mac on Sat Sep 17, 2011 5:13 pm

    LOL, everyone is learning English anyway. There are A LOT of English speakers. I guess you could say it's a Lingua Franca (or whatever it was).

    In our School, it's French or Spanish. It used to be German though.
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    Re: What's a random fact about yourself?

    Post by Tia on Sat Sep 17, 2011 5:28 pm

    Yeah, I'm taking German as well. Not that I learned a whole lot... *clears throat*

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