QIguy24
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How Many Language Do You Speak?

Tue Sep 21, 2004 2:29 am

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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RE: How Many Language Do You Speak?

Tue Sep 21, 2004 2:32 am

Fluent English, Hebrew, Russian, some German.

Next one I am going to study is Italian.
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RE: How Many Language Do You Speak?

Tue Sep 21, 2004 2:35 am

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]
 
jasepl
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RE: How Many Language Do You Speak?

Tue Sep 21, 2004 2:45 am

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!
 
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RE: How Many Language Do You Speak?

Tue Sep 21, 2004 2:47 am

arabic spanish english french ewe gan and ashanti also a bit of italian and japanese
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RE: How Many Language Do You Speak?

Tue Sep 21, 2004 2:49 am

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.
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A Russian Regional Jet?

Tue Sep 21, 2004 2:50 am

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.

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RE: How Many Language Do You Speak?

Tue Sep 21, 2004 2:50 am

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.
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RE: How Many Language Do You Speak?

Tue Sep 21, 2004 2:53 am

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
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RE: How Many Language Do You Speak?

Tue Sep 21, 2004 2:54 am

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.
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RE: How Many Language Do You Speak?

Tue Sep 21, 2004 2:56 am

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

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RE: How Many Language Do You Speak?

Tue Sep 21, 2004 3:01 am

Swedish fluently and english-english  Big grin

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RE: How Many Language Do You Speak?

Tue Sep 21, 2004 3:23 am

I´m ok with Dutch, English, Spanish, German and Turkish.
I understand French and know some Thai.
 
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RE: How Many Language Do You Speak?

Tue Sep 21, 2004 3:26 am

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

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RE: How Many Language Do You Speak?

Tue Sep 21, 2004 3:27 am

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????

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RE: How Many Language Do You Speak?

Tue Sep 21, 2004 3:29 am

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!
 
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RE: How Many Language Do You Speak?

Tue Sep 21, 2004 3:30 am

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
 
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RE: How Many Language Do You Speak?

Tue Sep 21, 2004 3:30 am

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]
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RE: How Many Language Do You Speak?

Tue Sep 21, 2004 3:33 am

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

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RE: How Many Language Do You Speak?

Tue Sep 21, 2004 3:35 am

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
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RE: How Many Language Do You Speak?

Tue Sep 21, 2004 3:36 am

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).
 
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RE: How Many Language Do You Speak?

Tue Sep 21, 2004 3:37 am

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,
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RE: How Many Language Do You Speak?

Tue Sep 21, 2004 3:38 am

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)
 
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RE: How Many Language Do You Speak?

Tue Sep 21, 2004 3:41 am

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
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[Edited 2004-09-20 20:43:34]
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jasepl
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RE: How Many Language Do You Speak?

Tue Sep 21, 2004 3:44 am

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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RE: How Many Language Do You Speak?

Tue Sep 21, 2004 3:46 am

Mothertongue : French

Fluent in : English and German

Get by in : Spanish

Understand : Italian

Can ask for my way and a little more in : Tamil

Like QIguy24 I like to learn Arabic, because I am fond of Arabic songs (East). Why not ? (already bought a book to learn to write).

Cheers. Kilavoud.

 
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RE: How Many Language Do You Speak?

Tue Sep 21, 2004 3:51 am

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

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


Hey, in the US you'd be a genius. That's five languages you speak fluently, and you think it's not so many?

I can speak English. ("I learn it from a book" - no we won't go there  Laugh out loud)

In a pinch, I can hold a conversation in German or Japanese. In an absolute dire emergency, I may be able to use a bit of French. And I'm taking Russian.

But I'm trying to invent my own language. Does that count?
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RE: How Many Language Do You Speak?

Tue Sep 21, 2004 4:02 am

English.. obviously.. Russian, and some French.

Tom
 
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RE: How Many Language Do You Speak?

Tue Sep 21, 2004 4:08 am

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).

Ah very nice! Coming across another Guju is rare here. I'll have to add you to my RU then!
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RE: How Many Language Do You Speak?

Tue Sep 21, 2004 4:16 am

Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, English (French when I'm drunk; I'd probably also use if I ever get lost in Paris)

German is quite easy to read as well.

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RE: How Many Language Do You Speak?

Tue Sep 21, 2004 4:19 am

English, average fluency in French and Spanish. Started learning Japanese when I worked for a different carrier and thought it would be useful.

I've always wanted to learn Italian.
 
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RE: How Many Language Do You Speak?

Tue Sep 21, 2004 4:27 am

I kann speek Änglisch ganz gut, even if I sometimes mix up with the little I know of German and Swiss-german languages, and try adding some french words that don't have any / the same meaning in English.

I've started learning Russian one year ago.

My mother language is French.

F.Breit.
 
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RE: How Many Language Do You Speak?

Tue Sep 21, 2004 4:28 am

Fluent: Spanish, English

Not so fluent: French, Italian, Portuguese

Would like to learn: Dutch, German, Swedish
 
jasepl
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RE: How Many Language Do You Speak?

Tue Sep 21, 2004 4:45 am

Coming across another Guju is rare here. I'll have to add you to my RU then!

It is rare. And strange. I have this theory that there's at least one within a 50 km radius of any point on earth, yet you're the first one I know of on Anet!
 
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RE: How Many Language Do You Speak?

Tue Sep 21, 2004 4:45 am

English and French. I can speak some very basic Spanish phrases like "We're wearing the same shoes", etc. Some basic German as well since I started learning it when I was about 9 but stopped and forgot most of it.

Bye!
Au revoir !
Auf wiedersehen!

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RE: How Many Language Do You Speak?

Tue Sep 21, 2004 4:51 am

Zhukov

If you you do the same way with Russian, I meann mixing other languages with it, your Russian will be with the time a real "salade russe".  Laugh out loud

Kilavoud.
 
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RE: How Many Language Do You Speak?

Tue Sep 21, 2004 5:08 am

Kilavoud : yyes perhahaps, and I alsoo ho-hope I won't stu-stutter like you Big grin

by the way, I've just seen that there is no mention of the language(s) we can speak in the user profiles, it could be useful when you want to contact somebody directly...

F.Breit.
 
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RE: How Many Language Do You Speak?

Tue Sep 21, 2004 5:27 am

Wow, I am very impressed by all the language talents here on the net! It is definitely a good sign!

Mother tongue: German
Fluent: English and Dutch
Almost fluent: Spanish
Enough to get by: French, Italian
Almost forgotten, alas: Swedish

Some three months ago I started studying Polish (to show that I am proud and glad to see the new EU members!)... and I am getting somewhat desparate ... I haven't made it past lesson 1 yet. But I won't give up. I won't!

Colourful flying to all of us.
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RE: How Many Language Do You Speak?

Tue Sep 21, 2004 5:29 am

Arabic obviously..
French
English
A little bit of Italian. I'd like to lear German in the future also.

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kilavoud
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RE: How Many Language Do You Speak?

Tue Sep 21, 2004 5:33 am

Good idea Zhukov, thanks.

I have updated my profile now.

I go sleep now because I do not want to stutter along with my accounts tomorrow in my office.

Good night. Kilavoud.
 
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RE: How Many Language Do You Speak?

Tue Sep 21, 2004 5:35 am

English is my native tongue, but I can get around in Dutch or Spanish if I have a few days to recall it.
 
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RE: How Many Language Do You Speak?

Tue Sep 21, 2004 5:37 am

Mothers tongue: german
Fluent: English
Almost fluent: spanish, latin

Would like to learn: Hebrew, french

Mario
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RE: How Many Language Do You Speak?

Tue Sep 21, 2004 5:42 am

English-Fluent
Croatian-Fluent
Italian-Not Fluent, But Enough To Hold A Conversation



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RE: How Many Language Do You Speak?

Tue Sep 21, 2004 5:46 am

I am Fluent in Dutch,English,German and Japanese.

Regards,
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RE: How Many Language Do You Speak?

Tue Sep 21, 2004 5:47 am



Mother tongue - Spanish
Fluent in French and English

Started learning Russian 3 years ago, intermediate level as of now but hope to improve shortly.

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RE: How Many Language Do You Speak?

Tue Sep 21, 2004 5:55 am

I don't consider myself to be fluent in any language (I even got sent to remedial English courses at Georgia Tech because I kept spelling words like "colour" with a "u"), but I can manage enough English, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, French and German to get by on a good day - plus a smattering of about 8-10 others in a pinch.

Jason Pay-Letellier is a Gujju name eh? Now I've heard it all. I know of Patels who anglicised themselves by become "Paterson" but never a Francophone gujju named "Pay-Letellier". You sure you have french roots and not just another Patel ancestor who took a course at the Alliance?

Oo ardho Parsi cho, so my Gujarati is somewhat mangled - but I actually ran into a Fijian from Surat the other day who complimented me on it so I must be doing something right.

[Edited 2004-09-20 22:58:35]
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jasepl
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RE: How Many Language Do You Speak?

Tue Sep 21, 2004 6:12 am

Of course it's not a Gujarati name and I don't know of any Patels who became Patersons or anything else! Jason n'est pas un nom francais, mais c'etais le nom d'un oncle... Pay-Letellier is a French name though.

My mun did want to give me a "sensible" Gujju name (Jignesh or something just as appaling I'm told). But my father thankfully nixed that idea. If I'd had to take his last name and her choice of first name, I'd end up having been called something perfectly frightful!

And tu arsho Parsi che? I didn't know. I guess that explains the .5 of the 3.5 bawas on Anet?
 
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RE: How Many Language Do You Speak?

Tue Sep 21, 2004 6:13 am

English and Parsi fluently.
German is decent.
French, Spanish, Cantonese and Tagalog patchy at best.

If it matters I am half Guju, one Parsi parent from BDQ.  Big grin

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RE: How Many Language Do You Speak?

Tue Sep 21, 2004 6:23 am

Just for that, Anosh, you're gonna get respected. Mdsh & I have decided to respect all Gujju's because there's an unusually small number of them here
 
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RE: How Many Language Do You Speak?

Tue Sep 21, 2004 6:31 am

Fluent: English
Semi-fluent/learning: Spanish

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