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How Many Language Do You Speak?  
User currently offlineQIguy24 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (10 years 3 months 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 2193 times:

Personally I can't speak so many language my self.

But I speak: Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, English and German fluently.

Not so fluently yet but understandable: Spanish and French.
And I'm trying to learn Arabic as well. But that is a really difficult language.

[Edited 2004-09-20 19:36:56]

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User currently offlineLY7E7 From Israel, joined Jun 2004, 2262 posts, RR: 19
Reply 1, posted (10 years 3 months 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 2189 times:

Fluent English, Hebrew, Russian, some German.

Next one I am going to study is Italian.



2 things are endless: ignorance and space
User currently offlineBritish767 From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2005, 284 posts, RR: 21
Reply 2, posted (10 years 3 months 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 2181 times:

Fluent English. So so German - have been learning it for 6 years, but am not fluent.

Anyone got any tips with learning languages?

P.S: This is my 500th post  Innocent

[Edited 2004-09-20 19:38:25]

User currently offlineJasepl From India, joined Jul 2004, 3582 posts, RR: 39
Reply 3, posted (10 years 3 months 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 2164 times:

Fluently: English, French, Gujarati, Marathi, Konkani, Hindi

I can read and make sense out of Spanish & Italian, for the most part.

And pull German out of my arse when in a desparate situation!


User currently offlineSoups From Ghana, joined Jun 2004, 3438 posts, RR: 14
Reply 4, posted (10 years 3 months 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 2159 times:

arabic spanish english french ewe gan and ashanti also a bit of italian and japanese


Next destinations, Suarabaya, beirut, paris, Accra
User currently offlineMdsh00 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 4130 posts, RR: 8
Reply 5, posted (10 years 3 months 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 2154 times:

Fluent: English

I can understand and speak Gujarati quite well, but can't read or write it. I understand Hindi if spoken a little slowly Big grin.

Along with those I can understand Spanish and speak it ok.



"Look Lois, the two symbols of the Republican Party: an elephant, and a big fat white guy who is threatened by change."
User currently offlineUSAirways737 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 1026 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (10 years 3 months 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 2150 times:

I have to give it to the rest of the world. You have us Americans beat when it comes to foreign languages. It's an event when an American knows ONE other language other than English, let alone 6 and still trying to learn more.

I took German for four years in High school and just started Spanish 101 this semester. Other than that, English is all I know, which sadly lets me blend in just fine in the good ole U S of A.

Erik in Madison, WI


User currently offlineDtwclipper From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (10 years 3 months 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 2150 times:

English, German, Spanish and French.

For an American, this is considered outstanding. I am fluent in all except I still having much troubles with the English.


User currently offlineZak From Greenland, joined Sep 2003, 1993 posts, RR: 8
Reply 8, posted (10 years 3 months 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 2145 times:

fluent german, english, castellano

can make sense out of: danish, swedish, dutch, italian, catalá, french(preferably when spoken+a beer to my aid)

scheduled for improvement: french, italian, danish

scheduled to learn: euskara, arabic



10=2
User currently offlinePetertenthije From Netherlands, joined Jul 2001, 3392 posts, RR: 12
Reply 9, posted (10 years 3 months 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 2143 times:

Fluent at Dutch and English.

I can read and understand German without any problem. Speaking is reasonable too. I can't write it though as the grammer rules are too hard. When speaking that is no problem, talk fast and noone notices (or cares) about grammer errors!  Smile

Also got some very very basic French.



Attamottamotta!
User currently offlineSabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (10 years 3 months 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 2142 times:

German and English, I can also read and understand some Dutch. My next aim is to learn a third language, probably French or Spanish.

Patrick


User currently offlineSolnabo From Sweden, joined Jan 2008, 859 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (10 years 3 months 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 2130 times:

Swedish fluently and english-english  Big grin

Micke



Airbus SAS - Love them both
User currently offlineLevent From France, joined Sep 2004, 1718 posts, RR: 5
Reply 12, posted (10 years 3 months 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 2115 times:

I´m ok with Dutch, English, Spanish, German and Turkish.
I understand French and know some Thai.


User currently offlineMD11Engineer From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 14139 posts, RR: 63
Reply 13, posted (10 years 3 months 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 2112 times:

Fluent (considered bilingual) in German and English.
Can hold a conversation in Spanish, though with mistakes (lack of practice).
So-so in French, can make sense out of Italian, Portugese and Dutch.
Can read Danish, Swedish and Norwegian.
Understand basic Tagalog and Cebuano (if I hear Filipinos talking, I know what the topic is)
Studied Japanese years ago, but forgot almost everything due to lack of an oportunity to practise.

Foreign languages I learned in school:
English, french, Spanish

Jan


User currently offlineFJWH From Netherlands, joined May 2004, 969 posts, RR: 3
Reply 14, posted (10 years 3 months 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 2109 times:

Dutch, English, French and German.
My dad can even speak 8(!) languages (yes, fluently).

But QIguy24 :

Why, really, WHY do you want to learn Arabic  Smile????

Tjap



FlightS in the next 3 months: MSP, PHX, MEM, NCE, TFS, BCN. All round trips from AMS
User currently offlineJasepl From India, joined Jul 2004, 3582 posts, RR: 39
Reply 15, posted (10 years 3 months 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 2106 times:

Fluent: English
I can understand and speak Gujarati quite well, but can't read or write it. I understand Hindi if spoken a little slowly


Hey! I didn't know there was a fellow Gujju on ANet!


User currently offlineQIguy24 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (10 years 3 months 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 2102 times:

FJWH,

I think it's a very interesting language. And we need it more and more with all the arabic refugees coming up to Europe. So it could be a benefit. Especially since you can earn a fortune as a translator for a couple of hours. Big grin


User currently offlineMdsh00 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 4130 posts, RR: 8
Reply 17, posted (10 years 3 months 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 2101 times:

Hey! I didn't know there was a fellow Gujju on ANet!

You're Guju? Kemcho?

EDIT: Ah shit, I posted something in a non-English language.

[Edited 2004-09-20 20:31:19]


"Look Lois, the two symbols of the Republican Party: an elephant, and a big fat white guy who is threatened by change."
User currently offlinePH-BFA From Netherlands, joined Apr 2002, 562 posts, RR: 1
Reply 18, posted (10 years 3 months 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 2092 times:

Dutch, English, Spanish, French(not very well), German

PH-BFA


User currently offlineMD11Engineer From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 14139 posts, RR: 63
Reply 19, posted (10 years 3 months 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 2089 times:

FJWH,

My younger sisteris currently going for her masteral in Arabic and Turkish history, as well as the history of Islam.
She is a non-Muslim herself, but, besides real interest in Arabic culturem she figures that during the next few years there will be a demand for non-Arabs and non-Muslims, who speak the language and know the culture.

BTW, she is looking for some opportunityto stay in an Arab country for 6 months to one year to improve her language skills and at the same time experience daily life. She´s been staying in Egypt before.

Jan


User currently offlineLeviticus From New Zealand, joined Oct 2007, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (10 years 3 months 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 2086 times:

I am fluent in English, Swedish and Hungarian, but my German is getting rusty. I also know some basic Dutch. (And of course with all these "Nordic" languages I also understand, and can make myself understood when in Denmark or Norway).

User currently offlineLeskova From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 6075 posts, RR: 70
Reply 21, posted (10 years 3 months 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 2085 times:

Fluent in German and English, my French could use a bit of refreshing, the small amounts of Spanish, Portugese, Afrikaans and Malay that I once knew have since dried up completely...

I was thinking of restarting Portugese, or trying myself at Japanese... I'll see what comes up...

Regards,
Frank



Smile - it confuses people!
User currently offlineL.1011 From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 2209 posts, RR: 9
Reply 22, posted (10 years 3 months 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 2083 times:

English, learning French, going to learn Spanish, can understand German generally, can understand French and Spanish generally also. I also speak chowdaah head (paak da caa in Haavaad Yaad)

User currently offlineFlyingColours From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 2315 posts, RR: 10
Reply 23, posted (10 years 3 months 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 2078 times:

Does US English count as another language???? lol

I can speak;

English (UK) - My Mother Tongue
French - Very Patchy now (Since I stopped French around 5 years ago)
German - Enough to get by but still patchy
Dutch - Learning it but it's not too bad
Spanish - I have temporarily held off learning it, I can say a few sentences and other words and thats it for now
Russian - My vocabulary is about 20 words long but I'm learning
Cantonese - I'm learning this alongside Russian, I really need to know how to actually pronounce words.

Thats about it.

I'm thinking about Arabic next or maybe Icelandic.

EDIT: Spelling

Phil
FlyingColours

[Edited 2004-09-20 20:43:34]


Lifes a train racing towards you, now you can either run away or grab a chair & a beer and watch it come - Phil
User currently offlineJasepl From India, joined Jul 2004, 3582 posts, RR: 39
Reply 24, posted (10 years 3 months 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 2072 times:

You're Guju? Kemcho?
EDIT: Ah shit, I posted something in a non-English language.


Of course! In almost all ways except the name (Which comes from having a French grandfather. The other 3 grandparents being Patels, so that pretty-much negates the French part).

And of course you can post a few words in another language. Hoo French ma bou lakhou choo...


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