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« on: Jan 04, 2017, 08:05AM »

Just curious...
I can speak English, Chinese, and Spanish
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« Reply #1 on: Jan 04, 2017, 08:34AM »

Man.  I have enough trouble with English.  My British and Australian friends claim I don't speak it.

I can read French and understand a little Yiddish and German but I'd hesitate to say I speak them.  Although I worked for a week in a French company speaking mostly French with the line workers.
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« Reply #2 on: Jan 04, 2017, 11:13AM »

I speak fluent East Texan and American is my second language.
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« Reply #3 on: Jan 04, 2017, 11:49AM »

Arabic (Iraqi dialect) - which is my strongest.
English - little bit of struggling with comprehension.
Farsi - know little bit thanks to the loanwords in the Iraqi dialect.
Russian - decent understanding but I read better than speak.
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« Reply #4 on: Jan 04, 2017, 11:52AM »

English, 'Strine (fluent!), Kiwi (almost there), a little French and Indonesian, and a very little Chinese (working on this last one now).
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« Reply #5 on: Jan 04, 2017, 12:27PM »

English, a little French, some Gaeilge (Irish Gaelic).
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« Reply #6 on: Jan 04, 2017, 12:38PM »

English, and I can read French relatively well. Can't speak it for the life of me, though.
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« Reply #7 on: Jan 04, 2017, 03:48PM »

English, Spanish ( A Little ), & Texican.  ;-)
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« Reply #8 on: Jan 04, 2017, 04:05PM »

Nihongo shika wakannai.
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« Reply #9 on: Jan 04, 2017, 05:30PM »

Nihongo shika wakannai.
Do you mean you know everything except Japanese?
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« Reply #10 on: Jan 04, 2017, 05:40PM »

I know everything but Greek, and what Harrison posted is all Greek to me! :-P :-P :-P
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« Reply #11 on: Jan 04, 2017, 05:53PM »

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The author Douglas Hofstadter* once remarked that he's "pi-lingual", because if you added the 2 languages he spoke fluently to the fractions of other languages he knew, you got to 3.14159

As for me, hmmmm, if I add 1.0 English to 0.7 French, 0.4 Spanish, 0.3 German, 0.2 Dutch, and 0.15 Russian/Mandarin/Italian/etc, I guess I'm somewhere around "e-lingual" (2.71828)


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« Reply #12 on: Jan 04, 2017, 08:59PM »

Do you mean you know everything except Japanese?

Eigo ni yaku shite, tabun "I only know Japanese" tte iu imi ka mo ne.
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« Reply #13 on: Jan 04, 2017, 10:20PM »

Wow, yeah I got that upside down!!!  The grammar just doesn't work word for word the way we are used to.  Japanese is certainly not a 'Romantic' language.

How long did it take to learn?
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« Reply #14 on: Jan 04, 2017, 10:24PM »

.New York English and some Hebrew.
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« Reply #15 on: Jan 04, 2017, 10:58PM »

English.
German in High school.
Chinese in college, one year.
Internet French.
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« Reply #16 on: Jan 05, 2017, 12:04AM »

English unilingual, sadly.
Forgotten all my German, and I know some words in Japanese.

Of course my sister is fluent in Spanish and Chinese, working on Korean. She got all those skills.
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« Reply #17 on: Jan 05, 2017, 02:48AM »

Strayan  ;-)
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« Reply #18 on: Jan 05, 2017, 04:12AM »

Swedish, and I understand Danish and Norwegian well, especially in writing. As for languages I've studied I know English best. It is enough to make myself understood in most all day situations. I've studied German for five years and can handle a simple conversation, but also good enough to be able to read and understand most of the backside of a Deutsce Grammophone Record (vinyl LP).

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« Reply #19 on: Jan 05, 2017, 11:28AM »

English,
phom poot Thai
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