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    just wondering how many else experience this:

    sometimes when i try to write something, or talk to someone, i found myself at a loss of words to express myself.
    i got a general feeling of what i want to say, or even images in my head of a specific building that i want to talk about, but i'm unable to find a word for it.
    then someone else comes along and makes a brilliant phrase, that perfectly explains what i tried to say.

    also, since i talk both norwegian and english, i sometimes have difficulty of expressing myself in either norwegian or english.
    theres english words that i know the norwegian meaning of, but can't express it, and other times when i have norwegian words that i cannot translate into english.

    then theres times when i've created sentences that makes perfect sense to me, but when other people read it, they either dont understand what i'm typing, or they catch a completely different meaning, and even as i try to explain it to them, it still doesnt make any sense.

    anyone else have/dont have similar problems?


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    Yes, i have exactly the same problem. Another thing i have noticed is even though a may proofread a post or letter checking for spelling and grammar errors, if i re-read it a week or so later i can still find mistakes that i simply didn't see the first time. You shouldn't be so hard on yourself though, at least you can make these mistakes in two languages :wink: , the only Norwegian i know is Hallo and Ha det.


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    I don't know anyone who hasn't had this problem, but I know a lot of wierd people :?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nevyn
    I don't know anyone who hasn't had this problem, but I know a lot of wierd people :?
    Thanks, nice way to kick a person when their down .
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cat1981(England)
    Quote Originally Posted by Nevyn
    I don't know anyone who hasn't had this problem, but I know a lot of wierd people :?
    Thanks, nice way to kick a person when their down .
    Your welcome, I do try my hardest (I have experianced it too on many occasions)
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    i get that alot! what goes on in my mind and what finally comes out of my mouth (keyboard)are sometimes very diffrent. i tend to think in concepts rather than words or pictures and sometimes find it very difficult to get my intended point across. english is my second language, but i have the same problems with both the languages i speak. when it comes to science, it gets even more difficult sometimes, as i am not used to it being the topic of conversation.
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