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What languages can you speak?
27 June 2011
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I Me Mine
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Greek (native language), English & un peut de Français.

Sont des mots qui vont très bien ensemble.

28 June 2011
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I love love languages, but sadly don't have the time to keep learning new ones..

I speak Arabic (mother language), English, German and a teeny-weeny bit of Greek that I hope to improve - someday!

 

It's been ages since I logged on to the forum I misssssssed it!

Do I have to keep on talking till I can't go on!

28 June 2011
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Well, I speak English, A little bit of French, A little bit of German, and Chinese, my mother tongue. Which ironically, is not the language I have been speaking at home, all my life. And I suck at it. 

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12 August 2011
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Von Bontee said:

 

Yeah, we take French (or Anglais) classes from about age 8 through 14, but they're optional after that, and they only cover the very basics. And I hated it and only learned the bare minimum, and then abandoned it forever (and immediately forgot a lot of what I learned!)  Nobody's fault but my own, I know...Actually, I've considered learning to read & write it better, so I could communicate with a keyboard, or paper & pencil if necessary. But for now I'm content to let the French speak English, that way they can feel superior. Everybody wins!
 

I know this post is breaking my self imposed "no responding to a post from 9 or more months earlier" rule, but Von, be very glad you live near Toronto and not in, say, the outskirts of Montreal. Because that would amount to treason. In terms of the actual question, I'm a native English speaker who can (and has been forced to a couple of times in the last couple of months) hold a conversation in French.

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12 August 2011
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I almost wish learning a language was compulsory in schools in England, because I really regret not getting a French GCSE. It helps so much with university applications, and I do really like the French language. I was looking to get lessons at home recently but they cost so much, so I guess I'm staying monolingual.

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16 August 2011
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I speak English as a second language. My native language is Mandarin Chinese, I can speak basic French, and I take Spanish classes in school.a-hard-days-night-john-6

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16 August 2011
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I guess you'd say my native language is English, but my dad has spoken Spanish to me my whole life.
I'm taking Chinese at my school. I've taken that class for four years now and it's been exactly the same! >.<

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17 August 2011
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a-hard-days-night-ringo-8a-hard-days-night-ringo-8 You guys speak Mandarin? That's so cool. But... I still suck at it. 

*9* second in a row! 

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17 August 2011
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I speak a little French. And English.

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17 August 2011
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oneafter909 said:

a-hard-days-night-ringo-8a-hard-days-night-ringo-8 You guys speak Mandarin? That's so cool. But… I still suck at it. 

*9* second in a row! 

Yeah, I'm not that fluent either. I rarely read Chinese (or write), and my parents are speaking more and more English at home, so yeah.

Your native language is Chinese, too??? Cool! I don't know any other Asians that are Beatle fans. They're so little known over there, at least from what my grandparents told me.

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18 August 2011
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My mum can't speak Mandarin that well, either. So, I guess I'm better at English. 

Yeah! I do know another girl from my school who is a Beatle's fan. Other than that... not so much. But people here at least know and like the Beatles just a little. And yay, another Asian fan heart

**9**

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19 August 2011
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a-hard-days-night-ringo-8Yeah...all the other Asians in school enjoy either alternative rock or classical music.

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18 November 2011
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Speaking Greek (my native language) and English...i take also german language courses but i don't have the ability to speak yet...

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18 November 2011
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I speak Slovene, English and I'm learning French. 

 

25 November 2011
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English is my native tongue but I can speak a bit of Germana nd french--read in both those languages quite well, very rusty with speaking and writing. Currently I'm studying Scottish Gaelic and am near-fluent in that.

 

I love languages but I rarely get opportunity to use the ones I know in speaking, since anyone who comes to the US tries to speak English, so it's hard to keep them up.

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28 November 2011
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I think I'll be learning French next year if I get into private school.

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28 November 2011
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English (my native language :P) and Spanish, I spoke fluently when I was little because my nannie was from Mexico. But after she died (God rest her soul), I gradually began to forget. But I have been taking Spanish classes and I'm starting to re-learn. a-hard-days-night-george-7

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28 November 2011
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Finnish and English. And I'm supposed to be able to speak Swedish, but it's just pathetic. Förlåt att jag är så dålig. I've also studied some Spanish, Latin and Japanese but I can hardly construct any sentences in them let alone speak fluentlya-hard-days-night-george-4Wish I was naturally bilingual like you are, jagger( well, almost)

29 November 2011
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minime said:

I'm supposed to be able to speak Swedish, but it's just pathetic. Förlåt att jag är så dålig.

Good minime, but ''dålig'' is with an r.

 

Anyway, I can speak Norwegian, English, Finnish-Swedish (not the same as Swedish), Finnish, and Music.

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29 November 2011
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I can speak English and thats it. In school we were forced to do French, you didnt get the option, but i didnt make the effort and got a 6, that means you turned up for the exam but failed completely and got the lowest mark possible. The teachers were so arrogant.

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