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Old 07.02.2015, 12:02
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I received a letter from a swiss company for my present and future address details after six months from now. And I am not gonna stay that long. It was all in German which I can't understand. I was a bit worried about the reason behind getting this letter.
If you need help, scan the letter and post it on EF to ask for assistance. BUT be sure to block out your personal information first!
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Old 07.02.2015, 12:07
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It was all in German which I can't understand. I was a bit worried about the reason behind getting this letter.
A FWP is not having a smart phone with a camera. If you did, the new google translate app can translate an entire letter; you just take a photo of it and it does it. It's not 100% (it's just google translate still) but you'll get the gist of it.
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Old 07.02.2015, 12:37
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The differences between l'imparfait and le passé composé is driving me insane.

I realise this is not a new problem in learning French.

Also, why do I feel more comfortable speaking French in my apartment where I'm likely to get it wrong compared to the classroom where I am supposed to be learning the language in a convivial environment?

Change your location to Zürich. We at least in dialect do not have the imparfait/Imperfekt/simple-past but just the passé-composé/Perfekt
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Old 07.02.2015, 13:28
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Re: The First World Problem Thread

They put new bulbs in the street lamps yesterday and now they're too bright ( especially reflected off the snow).
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Old 07.02.2015, 13:36
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Re: The First World Problem Thread

The street lamp is exactly between our barn and a tree - so I keep mistaking it for the moon - Which means I have to go outside and look up to find the real moon! (if there`s no clouds. If there are, then it makes my life very confusing - Life would be easier if the street lamp was the moon)
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Old 07.02.2015, 13:39
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The street lamp is exactly between our barn and a tree - so I keep mistaking it for the moon - Which means I have to go outside and look up to find the real moon! (if there`s no clouds. If there are, then it makes my life very confusing - Life would be easier if the street lamp was the moon)
Why do you need to see the moon?
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Old 07.02.2015, 13:47
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Why do you need to see the moon?
How else is she supposed to know when it's time to transform?
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Old 07.02.2015, 14:51
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How else is she supposed to know when it's time to transform?

And I thought I this was automatic!
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Old 07.02.2015, 14:59
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And I thought I this was automatic!
Nah, it's necessary for the moonlight to actually strike a majority of lycocytes in the skin for metamorphosis to begin. That's why these types of people prefer to dance naked under the light of a full moon: it gets things going a bit quicker.

There's a surprising amount of science behind it.
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Old 07.02.2015, 16:48
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Nah, it's necessary for the moonlight to actually strike a majority of lycocytes in the skin for metamorphosis to begin. That's why these types of people prefer to dance naked under the light of a full moon: it gets things going a bit quicker.

There's a surprising amount of science behind it.
But it only works when the wolves are howling.. You forgot about the wolves.
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Old 07.02.2015, 18:41
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Why do you need to see the moon?
To see if its full moon - so I can tan.


I just wish the snow was warmer.
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Old 08.02.2015, 13:33
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Re: The First World Problem Thread

The sun is too bright. I can't see the screen unless I put the blinds down.

Oh well perhaps it time to go out for a walk.
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Old 09.02.2015, 09:11
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Re: The First World Problem Thread

It's a FWP when all you can complain about is being woken at 03:00 by the caretaker doing his job.

Diligently setting about clearing the snow effectively at that time on a Sunday night/Monday morning. Carefully clearing the car park, access to the garages, salting the paths effectively to ensure that we can all get to work in the morning without slipping and sliding everywhere. Shocking, just shocking.
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Old 10.02.2015, 19:12
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Re: The First World Problem Thread

My Siberian winter goose down pillow is too noisy
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My Siberian winter goose down pillow is too noisy
Are you sure the goose is not in there ..... with his feathers in situ?
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Old 01.03.2015, 18:01
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Re: The First World Problem Thread

I accidentally picked up cheese and onion crisps instead of salt and vinegar because society can't pick a standard colour for them.
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Old 01.03.2015, 18:15
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Re: The First World Problem Thread

Several tractors went past today pulling Fastnacht decorated wagons but I cannot find out where the parade is
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Walking past the Coop fresh bakery section last weekend a 'Neue Einheit!' sign caught my eye. Could it actually be that rarest of treasures, that holy grail of baked confections, a real honest-to-goodness Sesame Bagel? Here in the wilds of Schwyz?

Popped two in the toaster, slathered on the cream cheese, anticipating an almost proustian moment in that first bite of dense, chewy delight...

Only to have my hopes cruelly dashed. Again. Round bread, shape being the only commonality with my longed-for bagel. Worse yet, fluffy round bread. Again.

The triumph of hope over experience. Why do I do it?
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Re: The First World Problem Thread

I live in CH.
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I live in CH.
I felt that today, as a bus, not slowing to take a corner hit a puddle and soaked me in cold muddy street water. Then I remembered buses are almost never late here, so I shouldn't complain...
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