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How Many Languages Can You Speak?

Tue Nov 08, 2005 3:24 am

Ok my main language is English but I just started to learn greek so I was wondering (apart from English) how many languages can you speak?
 
MD11junkie
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RE: How Many Languages Can You Speak?

Tue Nov 08, 2005 3:28 am

Spanish (native)
English - been into it since I'm 4.

Soon to be:
-French
-Greek


Cheers! wave 
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RE: How Many Languages Can You Speak?

Tue Nov 08, 2005 3:32 am

Swedish (native)
English
German
and just some Spanish
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RE: How Many Languages Can You Speak?

Tue Nov 08, 2005 3:35 am

Quoting MD11junkie (Reply 1):
-Greek
Cheers!
Gastón - The MD11 Junkie

ohi ashimo
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UAL747
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RE: How Many Languages Can You Speak?

Tue Nov 08, 2005 3:35 am

one, er, trois

English, Zhong Wen, Francais

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RE: How Many Languages Can You Speak?

Tue Nov 08, 2005 3:41 am

Fluent in German and English
Not too bad in French(simple conversation and how to order in a restaurant.
A couple of words in Norwegian(mostly swear words), did chat some girls up when I was in Norway though.
Might start a bit of work on my Spanish
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aviationmaster
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RE: How Many Languages Can You Speak?

Tue Nov 08, 2005 3:49 am

Fluent in:
German
Swiss-German
Spanish
English

Understand and can have a conversation in:
French
Italian
 
DavidJ
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RE: How Many Languages Can You Speak?

Tue Nov 08, 2005 3:50 am

Hey,

English - fluent
French - fluent
Spanish - fluent
German - near fluent
Italian - novice

I love languages!

David
 
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RE: How Many Languages Can You Speak?

Tue Nov 08, 2005 3:57 am

A) German, English (thoroughly, and that includes Swiss-German varieties, some Texan, a bit of Cockney)
B) French (nicely, but with mistakes, however able to do conversation)
C) Italian, Arabic (basics, able to communicate, but negative with conversation)
D) Spanish (just able to make some basic enquiries per phone and to find my way when in Spain)
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Quoting Aviationmaster (Reply 6):
Swiss-German


Swiss-German A) is NOT a language, and B) is NOT 1/one dialect but at least a dozen dialects. Ever been in the position to translate between people from some BE/FR areas and others from SH/TG/SG/AI/AR ?
 
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RE: How Many Languages Can You Speak?

Tue Nov 08, 2005 4:10 am

In Alphabetical order:

1. Arabic
2. Armenian
3. C
4. English
5. Java
6. French
7. SQL
8. Spanish
9. Turkish

Bad humour for 3,5 and 7 I know  Wink

Need to learn Russian...
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RE: How Many Languages Can You Speak?

Tue Nov 08, 2005 4:11 am

1.5:
English and something vaguely resembling French
 
mikedlayer
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RE: How Many Languages Can You Speak?

Tue Nov 08, 2005 4:13 am

English - fluent
French - near fluent-ish
Spanish - getting there
Dutch - Novice (still on the phrase book lol)

AirxLiban - I'll join you in the terrible humour, and also put down Java and HTML Big grin

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RE: How Many Languages Can You Speak?

Tue Nov 08, 2005 4:19 am

Danish, fluent
English, fluent
German, near fluent
Swedish, some spoken (understand it 100%)
French, can make simple conversation
Italian, a little more than basic tourist phrases. read most of it.
Mandarin Chinese, started attending classes two month ago  Smile
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RE: How Many Languages Can You Speak?

Tue Nov 08, 2005 4:23 am

Quoting CPH757 (Reply 12):
Mandarin Chinese, started attending classes two month ago

Well done!
 highfive  But I think that is a pretty hard language to learn!
 
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RE: How Many Languages Can You Speak?

Tue Nov 08, 2005 4:39 am

English fluent

German conversational

I'd liketo learn Russian, but who has the time.  Wink
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RE: How Many Languages Can You Speak?

Tue Nov 08, 2005 5:14 am

English (native)
Spanish (working very hard on it)

I am absolutely love spanish and I hope to live a very long in a spanish speaking country.

I wanna learn French, Italian, Portugese and German, in that order..
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RE: How Many Languages Can You Speak?

Tue Nov 08, 2005 5:19 am

English - (native)
Dutch - (conversational, read,write, speak)
French - ( forgot what i learned in school but i still know some)
Hindi - (Minimally conversational)

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RE: How Many Languages Can You Speak?

Tue Nov 08, 2005 5:53 am

In the order I learned them...

French (fluent)
Greek (fluent)
English (fluent)
Spanish (very near fluent)

Quoting ME AVN FAN (Reply 8):
Swiss-German A) is NOT a language

It is a language. It is one of the official ones of Switzerland, meaning it is internationall recognized, making it an official language. Though it does have many dialects.

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RE: How Many Languages Can You Speak?

Tue Nov 08, 2005 5:54 am

Fluent in English

Somewhat conversational in Japanese and German.

Not very conversational in French.

Even less conversational in Spanish.

Can read cyrillic.

That's it.

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RE: How Many Languages Can You Speak?

Tue Nov 08, 2005 5:56 am

English
Hebrew
Arabic (basic)
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RE: How Many Languages Can You Speak?

Tue Nov 08, 2005 5:57 am

Quoting ME AVN FAN (Reply 8):
Swiss-German A) is NOT a language, and B) is NOT 1/one dialect but at least a dozen dialects. Ever been in the position to translate between people from some BE/FR areas and others from SH/TG/SG/AI/AR ?

I know it's not a language and "Swiss-German" is only an "Überbegriff" for all the different dialects in Switzerland  Smile. Now to answer your question NO  Wink
 
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RE: How Many Languages Can You Speak?

Tue Nov 08, 2005 6:18 am

English (fluent)
French (semi-fluent)
Hebrew (basic)
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RE: How Many Languages Can You Speak?

Tue Nov 08, 2005 6:24 am

English - Fluent

French - conversational

Spanish - Some

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RE: How Many Languages Can You Speak?

Tue Nov 08, 2005 6:31 am

german (native)
spanish (second native language)
english

grüße/saludos/regards
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RE: How Many Languages Can You Speak?

Tue Nov 08, 2005 9:52 am

Spanish (fluently)
English (fluently)
French (fluently)
German (conversational)
Italian (can understand 100% of it, some spoken)
Portuguese (can understand almost 100% of Brazilian Portuguese, some spoken)
Catalan (conversational)

Next in my list... Polish, Dutch, and Greek
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RE: How Many Languages Can You Speak?

Tue Nov 08, 2005 10:01 am

i just speak english right now, but im gunna be learning German soon because of my ancestory and all, and i am almost positive that i will be visiting Germany this comming up summer!
We dont worry about small things like that...
 
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RE: How Many Languages Can You Speak?

Tue Nov 08, 2005 10:19 am

Let's see..

Swedish (Fluent/native speaker)
English (Fluent/native speaker)
Danish (Can speak fairly ok, understand it perfectly, both written and spoken)
Norwegian (Same as my Danish)
Japanese (Fair, I've been studying it at the university for 18 months, plus two months in Japan this summer.)
German (Can still understand most of it, and I'm able to converse on a basic level.)
Dutch (Don't speak alot, but can understand written Dutch)

Cheers
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RE: How Many Languages Can You Speak?

Tue Nov 08, 2005 10:56 am

Can Speak:
1.English
2.Malayalam
3.Hindi/Urdu

Can Understand:
All of the above + 75% of Tamil.
 
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RE: How Many Languages Can You Speak?

Tue Nov 08, 2005 11:02 am

I can speak, understand, read, and write:
English (native language)
Spanish

I hope to learn another language in college and continue Spanish.
 
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RE: How Many Languages Can You Speak?

Tue Nov 08, 2005 11:17 am

I can speak:
French
English
German
Swiss German (dialect)

I'd like to:
Spanish
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RE: How Many Languages Can You Speak?

Tue Nov 08, 2005 5:49 pm

Quoting ANITIX87 (Reply 17):
It is a language. It is one of the official ones of Switzerland

Official language, one of four, is German (Standard-German) and none of the dialects. No official documents are written in dialect. Look at any official texts. What is mentioned simply is "Deutsch" and NOT "Schwiizertüütsch" !
 
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RE: How Many Languages Can You Speak?

Tue Nov 08, 2005 5:49 pm

English
Hindi
Marathi
regds
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RE: How Many Languages Can You Speak?

Tue Nov 08, 2005 5:58 pm

Quoting DavidJ (Reply 7):
I love languages!

So do I

Portuguese: native speaker
Italian: fluent
Spanish: fluent
English: fluent
German: fluent
French: fluent
Russian: intermediate knowledge but I can converse and read almost without a problem now.
Hebrew: basic knowledge.

Quoting YooYoo (Reply 14):
I'd liketo learn Russian, but who has the time.

I think you can make time for it. I take classes once a week for 2,5 hours. It is stressful, but it is a beautiful language - I really enjoy it!

Cheers

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michaeljp
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RE: How Many Languages Can You Speak?

Tue Nov 08, 2005 6:28 pm

Hi guys,

English -Native
German - Fluent
French - Conversational
Arabic - Learning (Know few words)

Mike
 
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RE: How Many Languages Can You Speak?

Wed Nov 09, 2005 12:16 am

English, a little French, a little less German. And enough to get drunk and find the bathroom in Spanish.

Texan
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RE: How Many Languages Can You Speak?

Wed Nov 09, 2005 12:23 am

Quoting Flyingbabydoc (Reply 32):
Quoting YooYoo (Reply 14):
I'd liketo learn Russian, but who has the time.

I think you can make time for it. I take classes once a week for 2,5 hours. It is stressful, but it is a beautiful language - I really enjoy it!

Cheers

Alex

Well, your a doctor, you have lots of time !!

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RE: How Many Languages Can You Speak?

Wed Nov 09, 2005 12:29 am

Spanish (Of course)
English

And willing to learn Chinese (Mandarin)
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RE: How Many Languages Can You Speak?

Wed Nov 09, 2005 1:07 am

Quoting YooYoo (Reply 35):
Well, your a doctor, you have lots of time !!

Sure! I usually have nothing to do between 1:00 AM and 4:00AM! That is a lot of free time!

Just kidding, I put on 55 extra-hours last month. Of course, non-reimbursed...  banghead 

Cheers

Alex
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RE: How Many Languages Can You Speak?

Wed Nov 09, 2005 2:22 am

English, Urdu/hindi for me. I was pretty good in Spanish when I
was in High school but I forgot alot of it.

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RE: How Many Languages Can You Speak?

Wed Nov 09, 2005 2:31 am

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RE: How Many Languages Can You Speak?

Wed Nov 09, 2005 2:34 am

Quoting AsstChiefMark (Reply 39):

Don't think I know that one for some reason......
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saigonhouston
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RE: How Many Languages Can You Speak?

Wed Nov 09, 2005 2:40 am

Vietnamese - Native
Chinese (cantonese) - Fluent
English - Fluent
French - conversational

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RE: How Many Languages Can You Speak?

Wed Nov 09, 2005 2:46 am

Spanish: native
French: fluent
English: fluent
Catalan: nearly fluent
German: novice
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RE: How Many Languages Can You Speak?

Wed Nov 09, 2005 4:07 am

Haka (native)
Cantonese (native)
Mandarin (can hear some bits of it but can't speak)
Gaelic (havn't spoke it in 2 years)
English (can't really say that I am very fluent even that I went to school in DUB)
German (only know some basics)
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RE: How Many Languages Can You Speak?

Wed Nov 09, 2005 6:28 am

Spanish (native)
English (fluent)
Also, a little bit of German and even less Kaqchikel.  Sad

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RE: How Many Languages Can You Speak?

Wed Nov 09, 2005 10:59 pm

Polish - native
Japanese - native
English - fluent
French - learning with problems (probably because learning not hard enough)
Russian - used to learn, still remember some of it; can read Cyrillic

Best regards
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RE: How Many Languages Can You Speak?

Thu Nov 10, 2005 4:59 am

Portuguese - native
French - native (yes, it's strange, but that's it Big grin)
English - fluent
Spanish - fluent
German - basic conversation
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RE: How Many Languages Can You Speak?

Thu Nov 10, 2005 5:19 am

Spanish - native
French - very fluent almost native (been into it since I'm 3 years old)
English - fluent
Portuguese - nearly fluent
Italian - nearly fluent
German - basic knowledge, fluent listening and reading
Dutch - about the same as German

I'm starting Swahili classes next year while in Tanzania. And I'm also looking forward to improve my (crappy) German.

Saludos,
Marambio
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RE: How Many Languages Can You Speak?

Thu Nov 10, 2005 5:33 am

Fluently: English, French, Serbian

Intermediately: Czech

Currently learning: German

Need to revise but learned it: Latin

Tried to learn it but didn't learn enough: Ancient Greek
 
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RE: How Many Languages Can You Speak?

Thu Nov 10, 2005 5:43 am

I speak two languages: English and Afrikaans (South African Dutch): "Goeiedag almal in Nederland, hier vanuit sonnige Suid-Afrika, hoe gaan dit met julle vandag?"  

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