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Old 08-21-2009, 09:43 AM   #42
Nick P.
 
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Dojo: Sukagawa Aikido Club of Montreal
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Re: Training at Aikikai Hombu Dojo - Experiences

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Joshua Reyer wrote: View Post
Of course, this did backfire, as when I bought a box of Swiss chocolate. I said, "Ich möchte diese Schokolade kaufen" in what must have been rather passable German, as the Verkäuferin responded in a string of rapid-fire German that left me weeping on my knees.
You aren't alone; I have always maintained that there is little purpose in knowing how to ask a question without being able to understand the answer.

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