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Welcome to the forum @alluneedisjohn! john-lennon-salute_gif

AppleScruffJunior is Irish, so she probably doesn't sound like the Queen at all -- even if you don't hear much of a difference between provincial English accents and posh ones, Irish and English are quite different accents. ahdn_george_06

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ThatWeirdBeatlesGirl said
I speak American, Australian, and British. I am yet to master Canadian and I dabble in Antarctican.

  

G'day cobber! Strewth... Fair shake of the sauce bottle if ya can speak Strayan. Bloody gnarly that you've learnt, ya must be stuffed after the effort. Ya need a sickle tomorrow to recover?

 

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A couple days ago I decided to start learning German on Duolingo (thanks for the inspiration @The Hole Got Fixed heart). I can now say 'water!' And 'women!' And if I try hard I can probably remember the word for 'is!' beatlemaniacs_02_gifbeatlemaniacs_02_gifbeatlemaniacs_02_gif

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The Hole Got Fixed said on the last page

silverhammerYT said

I can speak American, English, Australian, and Canadian.

  

I doubt it, mate. That ain't a fair shake of the sauce bottle what you said. Like, seriously, that bottle has no more dead horse in it at all. None. Not even enough for a parma. 

Don't kid us m8.

  

 

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ThatWeirdBeatlesGirl said

I speak American, Australian, and British. I am yet to master Canadian and I dabble in Antarctican.

  

G'day cobber! Strewth... Fair shake of the sauce bottle if ya can speak Strayan. Bloody gnarly that you've learnt, ya must be stuffed after the effort. Ya need a sickle tomorrow to recover?

 

a-hard-days-night-george-10

  

Do you do this every time someone says they speak Australian? ahdn_george_06

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50yearslate said
A couple days ago I decided to start learning German on Duolingo (thanks for the inspiration @The Hole Got Fixed heart). I can now say 'water!' And 'women!' And if I try hard I can probably remember the word for 'is!' beatlemaniacs_02_gifbeatlemaniacs_02_gifbeatlemaniacs_02_gif

...it ain't going too well ahdn_paul_01

  

Give it time!! I got a bit disheartened at first but after the first month you start noticing a difference.

That being said it's been a year and a half and I'm yet to feel like I'm fluent.

50yearslate said

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I can speak American, English, Australian, and Canadian.

  

I doubt it, mate. That ain't a fair shake of the sauce bottle what you said. Like, seriously, that bottle has no more dead horse in it at all. None. Not even enough for a parma. 

Don't kid us m8.

  

 

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I speak American, Australian, and British. I am yet to master Canadian and I dabble in Antarctican.

  

G'day cobber! Strewth... Fair shake of the sauce bottle if ya can speak Strayan. Bloody gnarly that you've learnt, ya must be stuffed after the effort. Ya need a sickle tomorrow to recover?

 

a-hard-days-night-george-10

  

Do you do this every time someone says they speak Australian? ahdn_george_06

  

Yep.

Because the whole point is that it is a regional dialect - and what makes it Australian is that we say stuff that other English speakers wouldn't understand. 

(Yes I understand it's said as a joke but this is what I study in my linguistics class)

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For you German learners, make sure you’re learning the genders of the nouns as well as the noun itself, saying: der Frau when it’s die makes you sound like a bit of a fool.

@AllyouneedisJohn calling an Irish girl English oooh that’s a paddlin’ a-hard-days-night-george-10.

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@50yearslate I’m also learning German on Duolingo. Ist das nicht lustig?

I had a 14 day streak until my phone got wet and I had to leave it in a bag or rice for two days a-hard-days-night-paul-10

Anyway, Wilkommen, @alluneedisjohn john-lennon-salute_gif.

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Jealous of all you language learning folks. I come from a very linguistic family (my sister speaks Spanish, French and German as well as some regional languages from south America) but the gift seems to have skipped me. Maybe I'll follow Fiddy's lead and start learning German (again, because I did study it at school)

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ThatWeirdBeatlesGirl said
@50yearslate I’m also learning German on Duolingo. Ist das nicht lustig?

Is that something something? Why, I have no idea, as je ne parle pas l’allemande. All I really know how to say so far is ‘Wir sind Frauen und ihr seid Männer.”

I had a 14 day streak until my phone got wet and I had to leave it in a bag or rice for two days a-hard-days-night-paul-10

...bag of rice??? a-hard-days-night-ringo-7

Anyway, Wilkommen, @alluneedisjohn 

  

Oui, bienvenue! john-lennon-salute_gif

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@50yearslate rice absorbs water, so if you get your electronics wet, it's usually recommended that you submerge it in rice so that the rice will suck the moisture out.

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Good to know, thank you. I’ll keep that in mind if I am ever caught in one of those unfortunate situations.

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I'm currently starting to learn Spanish in school. I've only started learning this year, but it's going better than I thought it would. I know a few phrases by now. The grammar is a bit difficult, but once you understand that, the rest is pretty self-explanatory. 

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I'm currently starting to learn Spanish in school. I've only started learning this year, but it's going better than I thought it would. I know a few phrases by now. The grammar is a bit difficult, but once you understand that, the rest is pretty self-explanatory. 

¡Hola! Me llamo TangerineTrees. A mi me gusta los Beatles. Soy muy perezosaahdn_paul_01. ¿Cómo estás?

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¡Hola! A mí también me gustan Los Beatles ; ) Si te puedo ayudar con tu español, ya sabes! john-lennon-salute_gif

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I'm currently starting to learn Spanish in school. I've only started learning this year, but it's going better than I thought it would. 

  

Me too! It's such a great language. I'm also trying to learn Tamil, my grandparents' first language, because I understand it but I don't speak it very well.

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I'm currently in French III, but I don't plan on continuing on to French IV next year. One, I want to make room in my schedule for some light electives so I can have an easier senior year outside of the four AP courses I plan on taking. Two, the curriculum's pace is just too slow for me and its really easy for me to get bored in the class which leads to me zoning out which leads to the teacher having issues with me. There used to be Honors language courses, but my high school dropped those because of the number of kids signing up for them was too small. What a shame.

I do, however, plan on continuing with French in college and learning German, as well. But next year I'll probably just freshen up with Duolingo from time to time like I do in the summers. 

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^we had tiny amounts of people signing up  for French honors classes at my school too but instead of getting rid of them they just combined them with the normal classes since no one really signs up for French anyway. So I’m in French 3 Honors john-lennon-salute_gif

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English and bad English. I'm living in Montreal at the moment, yet know very little French. Should probably get on that at some point.

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I'm currently in French III, but I don't plan on continuing on to French IV next year. One, I want to make room in my schedule for some light electives so I can have an easier senior year outside of the four AP courses I plan on taking. Two, the curriculum's pace is just too slow for me and its really easy for me to get bored in the class which leads to me zoning out which leads to the teacher having issues with me. There used to be Honors language courses, but my high school dropped those because of the number of kids signing up for them was too small. What a shame.

I do, however, plan on continuing with French in college and learning German, as well. But next year I'll probably just freshen up with Duolingo from time to time like I do in the summers. 

  

I love how two-months-ago-me was like "I'm not gonna take French IV because I want to take light electives" Pssshht, ignorant past-self, of course you're taking French IV next year! (also,  "light electives" are nonexistent to you now. You're taking computer science, dummy). What a fool past me was to think that she could escape the French language! 

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English and bad English. I'm living in Montreal at the moment, yet know very little French. Should probably get on that at some point.

  

I highly recommend that you learn French. It is confusing sometimes, but very worth it because of gorgeous it is! It will also be very useful in Montreal and a lot easier and effective to learn French in Montreal because of all the opportunities to practice in the real world! (Just a heads up though: there are some differences in vocabulary and etiquette in French spoken in France vs. French spoken in French-Canada)

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English

and then a little of a few words here and there of other languages like French, French Cajun/Creole, Native American, Spanish, German, and American Sign Language.

French/French Cajun/Creole and Native American are due to where I grew up the gulf coast of the United States which had Native Americans before the French settled. As the British settled, followed by the Spanish, and finally becoming apart of the United States it became a mixture of words.

I learned Spanish and Sign Language in school; however, like the old saying goes if you don't use it you lose it. Yup

My dad learned German when he was a teen and taught me a few words.

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