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« am: Dezember 19, 2004, 06:22:13 Vormittag »
Okay, a comment in another thread got me wondering:

What languages does everyone here speak?

I speak English (of course), French (basics, mostly.  I haven't had to use the language in a long time, but I can still be polite and order food. :D) and a small smattering of Swedish.  

And when I say small, I mean I can say "good girl" and "Thanks" and "Thank you very much" and "I love you" in Swedish.  That's it, aside from some cuss words.

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« Antwort #1 am: Dezember 19, 2004, 09:03:40 Vormittag »
I remember a similar thread on the old boards, was quite interesting back then as it still is now...
Ok, I am a native Dutch speaking...
Everyone in Belgium is obliged to learn French from the age of 10.
I have the advantage of working in the French speaking part of Belgium so I can say I do not have any problems with French.
When children are at the age of 14 they get English lessons over here.
Euh... well I hope no one is having problems to understand what I am saying in
English... :wink:
A the age of 16 I had the choise between additional maths or German...
Nur einmal raten wass ich damals gewählt habe ...
My German is a bit rusty but give me a few days in German company and I am back on the track...
Quite a few years back I started taking evening lessons Spanish and did this for two years.
I realize I haven't spoken Spanish for quite some time now but I believe I would survive on Spanish soil...
In a nutshell : I LOVE FOREIGN LANGUAGES !!!

 :D  :D  :D

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« Antwort #2 am: Dezember 19, 2004, 10:01:39 Vormittag »
In this order: German as my native language, English, which is taught at every school here in Germany on from the 5th grade, since 7th grade Latin, which is not to be spoken, but helpful in learning other languages and especially grammar, and since 9th grade French, which I understand by far better than I speak or write it. I'd love to (and for my study plans almost for sure I'll have to) work on that.

Virvatuli

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« Antwort #3 am: Dezember 19, 2004, 10:34:13 Vormittag »
Oooo, I just answered this... to the wrong topic I see :)
But well. We have to learn swedish here... So I started it about 9 years ago...
And am okay in it... Atleast if I don't have to speak much :)
Then I've got this English thingie.... And German, some german goes okay and little discussions about the wetter or something ;D
And spain and france under some serious work :P

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« Antwort #4 am: Dezember 19, 2004, 11:41:53 Vormittag »
English is my native language. Beyond that, I speak some German (which seems to actually be improving all the time, may wonders never cease) and a bit of Swiss German. I know a little bit of Swedish and remember some Spanish from when I took it in both Junior High (I was 13 and 14) and again at University (which just repeated what I learned at 13!).

Avricha

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« Antwort #5 am: Dezember 19, 2004, 12:26:31 Nachmittag »
German is my mother tongue, then English like AoP mentioned it. I started French in 7th grade and quit with it after 11th grade because our teachers wrere so horrible and thus I've forgotten most of it - basically I can only understand it if I read it - And since last year I#ve been learning Finnish.
Oh, I can say hello, how are you doing, where are you from in Scots Gaelic.

jim sarissa

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« Antwort #6 am: Dezember 19, 2004, 01:09:38 Nachmittag »
Hellenic my native language ,german and english without education !

TexJoachim

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« Antwort #7 am: Dezember 19, 2004, 01:37:58 Nachmittag »
Still (in that order of competence):
German, English, Latin, Greek

Greetz,

Tex

Virvatuli

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« Antwort #8 am: Dezember 19, 2004, 01:57:34 Nachmittag »
Avricha, learning finnish? Okay, I just need to ask this, but what for? :)

Souleraser

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« Antwort #9 am: Dezember 19, 2004, 02:27:24 Nachmittag »
Visiting Finnland and talking to the people in their native language? :)
Finnish is on my list also, yet I'm not sure if I should maybe put priority on Swedish.

Virvatuli

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« Antwort #10 am: Dezember 19, 2004, 02:55:15 Nachmittag »
But Finnish is soooooooooo hard :) It takes years and years to learn it, and even after that, it's not perfect. Oh, I'm so possitive :) No, it's good if someone had even a slight interest in our small but nice country ^^

TexJoachim

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« Antwort #11 am: Dezember 19, 2004, 02:57:51 Nachmittag »
Zitat von: "Virvatuli"
But Finnish is soooooooooo hard :) It takes years and years to learn it, and even after that, it's not perfect.


And we're only talking about the natives here.
Imagine the foreigners!

SCNR,

Tex

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« Antwort #12 am: Dezember 19, 2004, 03:04:58 Nachmittag »
English and I took Latin in school, as AoP but it does help in picking out words of other languages. When I am done with my current  studies I would lik eto take up a language, my friends at work get me to do soem Swedish and Spanish, but that is very limited and mostly to greetings and medical questions, (ie where does it hurt? ). I also know a limited amount of sign language.

TexJoachim

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« Antwort #13 am: Dezember 19, 2004, 03:26:08 Nachmittag »
Zitat von: "The Metal RN"
I also know a limited amount of sign language.


That is American Sign Language, right?
There are some differences with others, AFAIK.

Greetz,

Tex

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« Antwort #14 am: Dezember 19, 2004, 04:29:47 Nachmittag »
German (native) and English of course. Forgot so much of Latin, really sad...

I'd like to learn Greek (Ancient Greek), Swedish and maybe some older Gaelic stuff, just because I like old languages, I guess. :)
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