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Old 09-28-2003, 05:17 PM   #46
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well, right now I'm learning french

and I still have 2 years of french to go
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Old 12-04-2004, 04:33 PM   #47
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I speak:
English
Irish (badly)
and i learnt a little French and Latin!
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Old 12-05-2004, 03:29 AM   #48
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I speak Finnish as it's my native language.
I've studied English for 12 years and I've lived in the UK for six months, so it's rather fluent. (I hope?)
I also know Swedish because it's our second official language in Finland.
And I've learned French, German and Spanish.
Would love to learn Irish!!
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Old 12-08-2004, 01:27 PM   #49
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I speak Dutch, English, German and a bit of French.
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Old 12-30-2004, 10:01 PM   #50
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I can speak Spanish (I've learned it for at least 4 yrs, so I hope so...) I can figure out Italian and French, it takes awhile. I'm actually starting French classes next qtr. I wish I could have learned some Slovak from my grandma before she got Alzheimer's.


Sometime, I'd like to learn Arabic.
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Old 12-30-2004, 10:14 PM   #51
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English is my first language.

At school I studied Indonesian, Japanese, and French but I have forgotten practically all of it
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Old 12-31-2004, 06:37 AM   #52
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i'm a native english speaker, but being from eastern canada, naturally i learned french in public school. i can read it and understand it perfectly, but my speaking is a little rusty.

in university, i studied german and spanish, and i can understand both of them to an extent. the grammar unfortunately is quickly lost when you don't use it.

i'm envious of the multi-lingual folk. i think everyone should study at least one other language as children--i do think it helps promote understanding and tolerance of other cultures.

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Old 01-01-2005, 03:26 AM   #53
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I speak German (guess why ), English, a bit Spanish and a little bit French and a very few words Russian (but most of them I cannot write, only speak )
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Old 01-03-2005, 08:57 AM   #54
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English is my first language. Studied French and Spanish. My Spanish suffers because I translate from English to French to Spanish in my head. Those of you who've studied a third language, have you had similar problems? (Where you have to translate from the first to second and finally to third language when you speak?). I wonder if it's just because of the similarities between French and Spanish that this happens to me...
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Old 01-10-2005, 07:27 PM   #55
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in my last year of university, i had two german classes followed immediately by two spanish classes. my mind was confused on a regular basis, even though spanish and german are nothing alike. made for some interesting mix-ups...
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Old 01-10-2005, 07:40 PM   #56
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English (surprisingly enough)!

I did my degree in Dutch at university, but it is getting rusty already, so I'd love to make friends with the Dutch people here and practise.

Did 2 years of Spanish and 3 yyears of German a few years back.
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Old 02-25-2005, 01:16 PM   #57
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I'm 17, I'm french, I'm learning English, Spanish, Latin and I'll soon begin to learn Chinese... That will be enough to be understand worldwide I think...
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Old 02-25-2005, 02:45 PM   #58
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Je parle le français puisque c'est ma langue maternelle.
I have studied english for 12 years at school.
I'd like to be able to speak English more fluently than i do now. Even if a part of my family comes from several english countries (English West Indies (Barbada), Canada, America (NY)).
I know some basic Spanish (but can't write it as you can see!)
I took 2 years of anciant Greek in school (so it's very long ago).
I don't know where is the point from which you can say you can speak fluently a language. I think it's when you don't need translation anymore. But for technical or specific terms, i believe it's far more difficult.
Kali nichta everyone!
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Old 02-26-2005, 02:25 AM   #59
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Dutch
German
English
some Spanish
and a little bit of French
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Old 02-26-2005, 10:59 AM   #60
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Originally posted by Eberinu

Do you know if the U2 guys can speak gaelic?
Maybe Bono and Larry who were born in Ireland do.

I speak/write English and German, had one year of Serbo-Croat in school, and I have been studying Italian for a year and a half/two years now.

Oh and I guess I'm not too bad at Slovene
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