How many languages do you speak?

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How Many Languages do you Speak?

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9
32%
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7
25%
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5
18%
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6
21%
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Re: How many languages do you speak?

Post by Damn!t » Tue Aug 14, 2007 8:43 am

Well, english, and a bit of german, my own and following Hudini's principle serbian i guess...oh, and i understand slovenian and i can also follow mexican soap operas. :lol:
moodyblue wrote:English people never bother to learn another language but instead expect everyone else to speak their own language.
Yea, i think that is the case.
But, you dont have to really, becouse english is the most common language in the world and it became a standard comunication language globaly...knowing how to use a computer and speak english will become a standard in a "modern" world...like reading and writing.

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Re: How many languages do you speak?

Post by Yucateco » Tue Aug 14, 2007 1:55 pm

Spanish, German, English, Maya (Yucateco)

Spanish and German: i´m half german and born in mexico, so i was raised with two languages
English: you have to learn it if you want to have a job in a tourist area...
Maya: Learned that from my grandparents, it´s always helpful to have a language tourists don´t understand :lol:

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Re: How many languages do you speak?

Post by orange floyd » Tue Aug 14, 2007 4:26 pm

For me, i speak English and French, which i guess are pretty standard, but, as is one of the reasons i brought this up, those two have always been a big deal where i live, in Quebec-that is, being a french-canadian province, mostly. Personally since i am bilingual, and well, not a tight-ass about stupid things like that, i dont see what the big bloody deal is about quebec nationalism, because i find it insulting that someone`s telling me i cant be proud to be quebecois AND canadian, and i think its everyone`s god (or whoever) given right to be both and speak whatever language they want to. Anyway, thats my 2 cents about it. Also, in canada, we speak a rather different kind of french, and its really quite a fun kind, really. i also sorta learned tourist spanish in high school, but really forget most of it, now about all the spanish i get is when i watch csi miami, haha.

i was talking to one of my mother`s coworkers once, who is from zimbabwe and had recently moved here and he said he thought the whole french/english thing here was very wierd to him because, where he was from, you could sit on a bus and hear 10 different dialects and no one would mind at all either way what you were speaking.

Anyway, i personally would like to learn another language, as i have been recently become more and more interested in the subject. Not sure which to tackle first, if at all, either Russian because, first its awesome, second, most of my favourite authors are russian and theres nothing like reading something in its original language, and because i think the alphabet is so interesting i also love the way it sounds.
Then maybe German because both my parents learned it and i think its an absolutely beautiful language; i love listening to people speaking it. American movies make it sound garishly guttural, but i find it flows much more nicely than that, and of course, some great things to read in that language as well.
I might first want to learn Vietnamese, because i would like to go there sometime and it is a language spoken by my extended family, that and its SO interesting, all words are one syllable and there are i think 5 different accents that are mixed and matched and so on. the alphabet was changed from symbols to latin letters a long time ago by this french guy, maybe he was a priest, im not sure, anyway, its all rather fascinating to me.

I have fancied that speaking some form of Chinese is fantastic if you can do it, just because i find it interesting and it would be immensely valuable since, as far as i know, (forgive me though i dont remember whether its mandarin or cantonese) that is spoken the most people in the world.

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Re: How many languages do you speak?

Post by Syd'sSexy » Tue Aug 14, 2007 5:06 pm

Just English for me, and although I did take seven years of French, it has been so long since I have used it that I probably could read it but not converse very well.

I do know a bit of Spanish as well...

"Uno mas cerveza por favor." :lol: :lol:

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Re: How many languages do you speak?

Post by nosaj » Tue Aug 14, 2007 5:09 pm

:smt079 :smt080

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Re: How many languages do you speak?

Post by corie » Wed Aug 15, 2007 3:25 am

Syd'sSexy wrote:Just English for me, and although I did take seven years of French, it has been so long since I have used it that I probably could read it but not converse very well.

I do know a bit of Spanish as well...

"Uno mas cerveza por favor." :lol: :lol:

come - on I'm sure you could fimish this one Theresa...
Voulez vous couche avec....:shock:

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Re: How many languages do you speak?

Post by Syd'sSexy » Wed Aug 15, 2007 1:27 pm

corie wrote:come - on I'm sure you could fimish this one Theresa...
Voulez vous couche avec....:shock:
"...moi, ce soir" :wink:

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Re: How many languages do you speak?

Post by henno » Wed Aug 15, 2007 2:06 pm

english mainly, alas... :(

enough to get by in baby conversation in my native gaelic 'Tabhair dom pionta Guinness leanna le do thoil' , and slightly less in french, 'je parle tres petite francis....'

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Re: How many languages do you speak?

Post by moom » Wed Aug 15, 2007 2:08 pm

Wow, only four voters speak more languages than me :D It's a cute feeling knowing that <3 .

I speak Estonian, Russian and English.

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Re: How many languages do you speak?

Post by corie » Thu Aug 16, 2007 12:21 am

Syd'sSexy wrote:
corie wrote:come - on I'm sure you could fimish this one Theresa...
Voulez vous couche avec....:shock:
"...moi, ce soir" :wink:

tres bein madamme . esque tu veux parle beacoup avec moi ?
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Re: How many languages do you speak?

Post by Hudini » Thu Aug 16, 2007 9:42 am

Syd'sSexy wrote:"Uno mas cerveza por favor." :lol: :lol:
Anyone should know that phrase. :lol: :lol:

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Re: How many languages do you speak?

Post by Yucateco » Thu Aug 16, 2007 9:53 am

Hudini wrote:
Syd'sSexy wrote:"Uno mas cerveza por favor." :lol: :lol:
Anyone should know that phrase. :lol: :lol:
But it´s wroooooooong! :lol: :wink: :smt028

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Re: How many languages do you speak?

Post by Hudini » Thu Aug 16, 2007 9:59 am

Yucateco wrote:But it´s wroooooooong! :lol: :wink: :smt028
Sorry, mate. You did understand us anyway? :lol:

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Re: How many languages do you speak?

Post by Yucateco » Thu Aug 16, 2007 10:10 am

of course i did! "cerveza" is the only important word in that sentence anyway :P

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Re: How many languages do you speak?

Post by corie » Thu Aug 16, 2007 11:29 am

but shouldnt the name Corana work as well !