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Old 01-23-2006, 07:06 AM   #76
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There aren't a lot of people around here, it seems...

Anyways, I read, write and speak English, Swedish, French, Spanish, German and Swedish Signlanguage. I also studied Latin, so I remember a lot from that. I know many phrases in Japanese, and two in Russian... I can say 'Good Day' and 'Cheers!'
The thing most people are impressed by, though, is that I can do pretty much any English accent existing, including an Irish accent, guess where I learn that from?
Impressive!
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Old 02-01-2006, 01:43 PM   #77
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I speak dutch, english, french, german, arabic and hebrew
Hebrew? Cool!

I speak English (it might be hard to tell that from my very heavy accent, but it is English honestly!). I spent 5 years studying French at secondary school (I've got "Can you speak English please" in French down to a T! ) and 2 years studying German at secondary school too (can hardly remember any of it). I always feel really guilty whenever I meet/see on TV etc people from the Continent. You've got these 8 year old French kids talking away in English like they were born and bred in London and then there's me struggling to utter a single foreign sentence correctly! It's not really good enough and I think the UK tends to be far behind the rest of Europe when it comes to languages. I think we should start studying it at a much younger age like they do in France.

To be honest though I think a lot of people are like me, they studied a language at school, then because they hardly meet anybody who speaks that language regularly, it gets forgotten. Asian languages must be by far and away the most frequently spoken non-English languages in Yorkshire, so why can't we study some of those? You can't eavesdrop on people when you can't understand a word they're saying! I mean, it'd help break down barriers and bring communities closer together...
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Old 02-05-2006, 02:03 AM   #78
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Old 02-07-2006, 09:45 AM   #79
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My mother tongue is Spanish. I always speak English ( Duh! lol) and Italian because my grandparents are Italian.
And since I posted the above message, I have learnt Portuguese, I love it!
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Old 02-13-2006, 02:59 AM   #80
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Hebrew? Cool!

I speak English (it might be hard to tell that from my very heavy accent, but it is English honestly!). I spent 5 years studying French at secondary school (I've got "Can you speak English please" in French down to a T! ) and 2 years studying German at secondary school too (can hardly remember any of it). I always feel really guilty whenever I meet/see on TV etc people from the Continent. You've got these 8 year old French kids talking away in English like they were born and bred in London and then there's me struggling to utter a single foreign sentence correctly! It's not really good enough and I think the UK tends to be far behind the rest of Europe when it comes to languages. I think we should start studying it at a much younger age like they do in France.

To be honest though I think a lot of people are like me, they studied a language at school, then because they hardly meet anybody who speaks that language regularly, it gets forgotten. Asian languages must be by far and away the most frequently spoken non-English languages in Yorkshire, so why can't we study some of those? You can't eavesdrop on people when you can't understand a word they're saying! I mean, it'd help break down barriers and bring communities closer together...


Italy has got a strange relation with other languages... I mean, there are lot of people talking quite well English, or French and Spanish..
But there are also a ton of people who pretend they know a foreing language. And there's a lot of use of English words with no reason. For instance, in some jobs, the name is in English just to look cool, even if we have the world translating it inot Italian..
It's something I won't probably ever understand about this country
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I speak English

And I do Gaelic(Irish) and French in school, both of which I am terrible at
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Old 02-16-2006, 01:25 PM   #82
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^I dunno about that! In the Irish Gaelic thread you seem very good at it. Though of-course you could be typing any old rubbish for all I know!
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^ Well rubbish I mean, like well
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Old 02-17-2006, 08:19 AM   #84
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I speak English, I've taken French for 3 1/2 years, and I know a little Spanish, Latin, Korean
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Old 02-17-2006, 11:19 AM   #85
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Old 02-19-2006, 06:51 PM   #86
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Dansk. Danish. Fluent.
English. English. Fluent.
Norsk. Norwegian. Fluent.
Svenska. Swedish. Understand perfectly.
Francais. French. Quite good.
Deutsch. German. Quite good.
Latinus. Latin. Good.
日本語. Japanese. Not that good.
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Old 03-10-2006, 07:14 PM   #87
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I'm Swedish so I can talk swedish eheh, and then I can understand danish and norweigan.
In school I'm having french but I'm not good at it.
And then my small brothers are italian so I understand that too, but I'm not so good at talking italian, I'm too shy haha
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Old 04-10-2006, 07:12 AM   #88
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^ don't be shy when you talk Italian! It's such a funny and creative language!!
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Old 04-10-2006, 01:39 PM   #89
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I studied italian for a year and I really liked it, but now I don't have time. I speak hungarian, slovak [so I understand czech], english and german.
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Old 04-18-2006, 05:49 PM   #90
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^ don't be shy when you talk Italian! It's such a funny and creative language!!
haha yeah I know I shouldn't be so shy cus I would really like to learn more how to talk the language and so on.

yeah I like it It's much more beautiful than the swedish!
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