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If it had subtitles I would learn something from it :) Otherwise you can't really learn a language from watching livestreams. And this livestream obviously won't have subtitles, although I think Sporza actually uses subtitles during (some of) their live races.
 
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I doubt anyone has learned Italian with just watching livestreams :)

If you have no basic knowledge of the language you'll have no clue at what they're saying. With subtitles you'd be able to lay connections a lot easier. It's how I learned my English.
 
Dude are you kidding me? I've never had an Italian or Spanish class, I suck in French and German (failed both languages in high school). Yet I understand 80% of what they say in cycling races. Even without a knack for languages outside english. You really should be able to understand what they say/mean in italian/spanish streams, certainly as an academic...

It's not that hard to grasp. The only languages I completely fail to understand is Portuguese (sounds like polish to me), and russian/polish :eek:
 
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I speak French, Dutch, English and a little bit of German(not very good though). All the languages I need as an academic, thank you :)

I don't need to watch foreign livestreams as I have Sporza. And I can't watch these smaller foreign races because my studies get in the way usually.

I can even decipher hand written old French/Dutch documents dating back from the 15th century, so don't worry about me lol. My education is dominated by the Anglophone world, there's no Italian needed at my studies.

http://minerva.ugent.be/courses2011/A00100902011/document/afbeeldingen_teksten/Foto_17_201112.jpg

Knock your self out if you question my language skills :eek:
 
El Pistolero said:
I speak French, Dutch, English and a little bit of German(not very good though). All the languages I need as an academic, thank you :)

I don't need to watch foreign livestreams as I have Sporza. And I can't watch these smaller foreign races because my studies get in the way usually.

I can even decipher hand written old French/Dutch documents dating back from the 15th century, so don't worry about me lol. My education is dominated by the Anglophone world, there's no Italian needed at my studies.

http://minerva.ugent.be/courses2011/A00100902011/document/afbeeldingen_teksten/Foto_17_201112.jpg

Knock your self out if you question my language skills :eek:

I speak english very well, but not so snel, maar dat komt nog wel
I fell with my reet, in a piece of prikkeldreed, ohw what did my pooper pijn, how could i zo stupid zijn

Seriously, everyone here speaks decent english, i speak dutch, I have german at school(still haven't learnt a thing though, and i'm going to uni next year:D) and most important, i can swear in spanish and french
 
El Pistolero said:
I speak French, Dutch, English and a little bit of German(not very good though). All the languages I need as an academic, thank you :)

I don't need to watch foreign livestreams as I have Sporza. And I can't watch these smaller foreign races because my studies get in the way usually.

I can even decipher hand written old French/Dutch documents dating back from the 15th century, so don't worry about me lol. My education is dominated by the Anglophone world, there's no Italian needed at my studies.

http://minerva.ugent.be/courses2011/A00100902011/document/afbeeldingen_teksten/Foto_17_201112.jpg

Knock your self out if you question my language skills :eek:

You must be a historian, or have a strange idea spending free time:p:

I don't bother about learning history, I care about writing history:cool:
 
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Susan Westemeyer said:
Back on subject please -- cycling. We have a language-learning thread somewhere......

By the way, I much prefer to watch a race on my wide-screen tv, but a ****ty livestream is frequently the only option I have.

You should always watch ****ty livestreams so your eyes get trained. :cool:
 
Kiara is a rational girl said:
Since you asked, nothing. There's nothing wrong with anyone, unless you set some criteria for it... in which case 'wrongness' is totally arbitrary and inconsequential. You can dislike people who shoot people and gas stations with BB guns, but don't delude yourself into thinking you're superior to them for it. 'Kay?

What are you going on about?????

I recall a couple of years back that riders were shot at with airguns (was it Freire?). There has to be a degree of cowardice involved to take shots at defenseless cyclists. Sad.:mad:
 
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Angliru said:
Samu and Nibali would eat up this course with all the descentes to the finishes.

I'm a big Samu fan, but last few years he's just been a big let down in descents. He looked good in the Verbier descent last year though, but that's about it.
 
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Angliru said:
What are you going on about?????

I recall a couple of years back that riders were shot at with airguns (was it Freire?). There has to be a degree of cowardice involved to take shots at defenseless cyclists. Sad.:mad:

I also remember Freire getting shot at the Tour with an airgun. Think it was 2009 or 2010.
 
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User Guide said:

Could happen, more like business than sport now. Imagine the revenues if there was a charge to go on Alpe Dhuez in the Tour. May not be all bad, there would have to be some liability on the organisers to ensure safety, mainly keeping them riders and spectators separate. Some of the scenes we see with spectators standing in front of riders, running alongside them or draping flags over them, no wonder riders lash out sometimes.