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Topic: What languages do you speak?
Posted By: bartosso
Subject: What languages do you speak?
Date Posted: 31 Oct 2014 at 5:44pm
Self-explanatory if you happen to speak English.. <bah-dum-tsss>

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Posted By: Polymorphia
Date Posted: 31 Oct 2014 at 6:48pm
i the egnlish speeke


Posted By: ProgMetaller2112
Date Posted: 01 Nov 2014 at 1:09am
English, Spanish, and some words in Nahuatl  Big smile

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Posted By: UMUR
Date Posted: 01 Nov 2014 at 4:10am
Danish (which includes understanding Swedish and Norwegian too, as they are related languages), English, some German, a Little French.

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Posted By: rushfan4
Date Posted: 01 Nov 2014 at 7:31am
English only.

Rudimentary Spanish from 2 high school classes and 1 college class, but all were over 20 years ago and never used and mostly forgotten since then.

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Posted By: Polymorphia
Date Posted: 01 Nov 2014 at 12:01pm
I know a few words and phrases in other languages but it feels odd to say that I speak them.


Posted By: Triceratopsoil
Date Posted: 01 Nov 2014 at 12:21pm
English, French, a handful of phrases in Russian


Posted By: bartosso
Date Posted: 01 Nov 2014 at 12:33pm
Originally posted by Polymorphia Polymorphia wrote:

i the egnlish speeke
frist post

Originally posted by Triceratopsoil Triceratopsoil wrote:

English, French, a handful of phrases in Russian

Awesome, where did you learn French? Is this obligatory because of... well, Quebec? 


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Posted By: Triceratopsoil
Date Posted: 01 Nov 2014 at 1:00pm
No, but it's common here for people to do "french immersion" where most of your core classes are in french for elementary and jr high school (grades 1-9).  By no means a requirement


Posted By: bartosso
Date Posted: 01 Nov 2014 at 2:10pm
^ I see. Man, that's awesome.

I speak Polish (yay, so useful!), English, French and understand most of Spanish (same family as French) but I by no means can have a decent conversation in this language. I want to learn German or Swedish... are there any Swedes here? Let me know!! LOL


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Posted By: UMUR
Date Posted: 01 Nov 2014 at 3:58pm
Swedish is closely related to Danish and if I concentrate I can have a fairly reasonable conversation with a Swede, but I´m afraid I´m not skilled enough to teach you LOL

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Posted By: Unitron
Date Posted: 01 Nov 2014 at 4:02pm
I speak English, a little French, and a little Japanese

I want to learn Latin Tongue


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Posted By: Lynx33
Date Posted: 01 Nov 2014 at 4:03pm
English, some Spanish, and Hungarian (my mother tongue), used to learn German, Italian and Russian but most part they're gone in mistSmile

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Posted By: bartosso
Date Posted: 01 Nov 2014 at 4:08pm
Originally posted by UMUR UMUR wrote:

Swedish is closely related to Danish and if I concentrate I can have a fairly reasonable conversation with a Swede, but I´m afraid I´m not skilled enough to teach you LOL
no problem, Jonas Tongue It's the same with Polish and Czech for me, I guess. Apparently Czech people understand us better than we understand them, though. I've been thinking about a reason behind that phenomenon a lot! No idea LOL

Could you type something in Danish? For instance: "I love metal music. My socks smell like chicken stew. Down with the system!" 

Or whatever you prefer.


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Posted By: ProgMetaller2112
Date Posted: 02 Nov 2014 at 6:19am
Originally posted by Unitron Unitron wrote:

I speak English, a little French, and a little Japanese

I want to learn Latin Tongue

The Latin Lover!!! Tongue


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Posted By: bartosso
Date Posted: 02 Nov 2014 at 6:35am

Another interesting thing: this guy has deliberately decided to skip English, he speaks 16 (or 30 or whatever, that's not possible anyway) languages but no English Tongue 


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Posted By: siLLy puPPy
Date Posted: 02 Nov 2014 at 10:39am
I'm somewhat of a polyglot. Other than English i speak Spanish and German very well. I studied Russian for three years and French and Italian for one. French i kept up on my own but Italian not so much but i can still read it very well with a dictionary.  Having travelled through Europe many times i made it a point to learn the grammar and basic vocabulary of the official languages of the countries i went through. So i know a bit of Dutch, Hungarian, Czech, Slovak, Ukrainian but really got to learn some Polish because i spent the  most time in Poland. The good thing about Slavic languages is that the grammar is almost identical and it's only necessary to learn vocabulary. Ten years ago i decided to learn Finnish, Georgian and Hindi because i deemed them complex languages and thought it sounded exotic. I scrapped that after a while realizing it was silly and then decided it would be better to learn Asian languages so i started Mandarin Chinese and Japanese. I also started Korean but that ended quickly. After a while of that i dropped all the scatter brained language accumulation and decided i wanted to be more fluent in a few languages so focused back on Spanish and German as well as my own tongue of English. I have also read grammar books of a few dozen other languages just to get a taste of them. The more languages you know the more patterns you see so reading becomes easier than speaking. I can read Portuguese, Romanian and most Romance languages etc. Wish i could speak all these languages as well as the guys in the video! That's amazing!!!!


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Posted By: ProgMetaller2112
Date Posted: 02 Nov 2014 at 2:54pm
Originally posted by siLLy puPPy siLLy puPPy wrote:

I'm somewhat of a polyglot. Other than English i speak Spanish and German very well. I studied Russian for three years and French and Italian for one. French i kept up on my own but Italian not so much but i can still read it very well with a dictionary.  Having travelled through Europe many times i made it a point to learn the grammar and basic vocabulary of the official languages of the countries i went through. So i know a bit of Dutch, Hungarian, Czech, Slovak, Ukrainian but really got to learn some Polish because i spent the  most time in Poland. The good thing about Slavic languages is that the grammar is almost identical and it's only necessary to learn vocabulary. Ten years ago i decided to learn Finnish, Georgian and Hindi because i deemed them complex languages and thought it sounded exotic. I scrapped that after a while realizing it was silly and then decided it would be better to learn Asian languages so i started Mandarin Chinese and Japanese. I also started Korean but that ended quickly. After a while of that i dropped all the scatter brained language accumulation and decided i wanted to be more fluent in a few languages so focused back on Spanish and German as well as my own tongue of English. I have also read grammar books of a few dozen other languages just to get a taste of them. The more languages you know the more patterns you see so reading becomes easier than speaking. I can read Portuguese, Romanian and most Romance languages etc. Wish i could speak all these languages as well as the guys in the video! That's amazing!!!!

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Posted By: bartosso
Date Posted: 03 Nov 2014 at 10:38am
Originally posted by siLLy puPPy siLLy puPPy wrote:

I'm somewhat of a polyglot. Other than English i speak Spanish and German very well. I studied Russian for three years and French and Italian for one. French i kept up on my own but Italian not so much but i can still read it very well with a dictionary.  Having travelled through Europe many times i made it a point to learn the grammar and basic vocabulary of the official languages of the countries i went through. So i know a bit of Dutch, Hungarian, Czech, Slovak, Ukrainian but really got to learn some Polish because i spent the  most time in Poland. The good thing about Slavic languages is that the grammar is almost identical and it's only necessary to learn vocabulary. Ten years ago i decided to learn Finnish, Georgian and Hindi because i deemed them complex languages and thought it sounded exotic. I scrapped that after a while realizing it was silly and then decided it would be better to learn Asian languages so i started Mandarin Chinese and Japanese. I also started Korean but that ended quickly. After a while of that i dropped all the scatter brained language accumulation and decided i wanted to be more fluent in a few languages so focused back on Spanish and German as well as my own tongue of English. I have also read grammar books of a few dozen other languages just to get a taste of them. The more languages you know the more patterns you see so reading becomes easier than speaking. I can read Portuguese, Romanian and most Romance languages etc. Wish i could speak all these languages as well as the guys in the video! That's amazing!!!!
Wow, 4 foreign languages? that's quite a feat. Don't waste your time on Polish though. It's very messy grammar-wise, mostly because Polish people were deprived of their country for 123 years and therefore the evolution of Polish was hampered. Besides it's one of the most inflected Slavic languages which makes it even less susceptible to simplification. Avoid at all costs.


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Posted By: siLLy puPPy
Date Posted: 03 Nov 2014 at 10:43am

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Wow, 4 foreign languages? that's quite a feat. Don't waste your time on Polish though. It's very messy grammar-wise, mostly because Polish people were deprived of their country for 123 years and therefore the evolution of Polish was hampered. Besides it's one of the most inflected Slavic languages which makes it even less susceptible to simplification. Avoid at all costs.
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Czeszcz
Too late. I already stuffed a lot of Polish in my head when i visited for three months and circumnavigated the entire country. I took three years of Russian and Polish grammar is almost identical. It's the vocabulary that sets it apart. Ironically if you know Russian and Polish you essentially know Ukrainian because it is a mix of the two. I actually loved Poland and the people as well as the language. I really loved lody i frytki there as well.


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Posted By: bartosso
Date Posted: 03 Nov 2014 at 10:53am
LOL it's spelled Cześć. But you're close with pronunciation, it's like "sh" and "ch" but much softer. I'm glad you enjoyed your stay in Poland. You're probably right about the similarities, I must admit I don't know much about Russian. 

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Posted By: siLLy puPPy
Date Posted: 03 Nov 2014 at 11:11am
I don't have a good enough keyboard! It's been a while since i've whipped out some Polish but it's like riding a bike. It lurks in there :)


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Posted By: bartosso
Date Posted: 03 Nov 2014 at 11:30am
oh yeah, you need a Military Class keyboard to type that kind of stuff! In fact, most polish people don't use Polish characters, they just type czesc, zurek, kapac sie - not because they're lazy, mind you. They just don't have connections with the military.

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Posted By: bartosso
Date Posted: 03 Nov 2014 at 1:14pm
I'm joking and all, but if you want to learn some more Polish, let me know, I'm more than willing to help Smile

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Posted By: siLLy puPPy
Date Posted: 03 Nov 2014 at 2:36pm
Dzienkuje bardzo! Been a while but that looks dobry

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Posted By: ProgMetaller2112
Date Posted: 03 Nov 2014 at 5:44pm
^^ I also speak Woof

Woof! Tongue


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Posted By: siLLy puPPy
Date Posted: 03 Nov 2014 at 10:48pm
Yeah but do you speak Oink? Pig


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Posted By: ProgMetaller2112
Date Posted: 03 Nov 2014 at 11:25pm
^^ Oink, oink. Like those damn pigs that abuse their power 

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Posted By: CPicard
Date Posted: 16 Apr 2015 at 12:17pm
English, spanish, italian, a little bit of german, some memories of portugues lessons, a few latin proverbs, a couple of politeness expressions in japanese and in croatian.

Oh, and my mother tongue are Frenches (since there are many ways to speak it. Trust me).


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Posted By: UMUR
Date Posted: 16 Apr 2015 at 1:38pm
Originally posted by bartosso bartosso wrote:

Originally posted by UMUR UMUR wrote:

Swedish is closely related to Danish and if I concentrate I can have a fairly reasonable conversation with a Swede, but I´m afraid I´m not skilled enough to teach you LOL
no problem, Jonas Tongue It's the same with Polish and Czech for me, I guess. Apparently Czech people understand us better than we understand them, though. I've been thinking about a reason behind that phenomenon a lot! No idea LOL

Could you type something in Danish? For instance: "I love metal music. My socks smell like chicken stew. Down with the system!" 

Or whatever you prefer.
 
Ahh...didn´t see your request before now. I´ll make a direct translation of your text into Danish: Jeg elsker metal musik. Mine sokker lugter at kyllinge gryde. Ned med systemet! Tongue


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Posted By: bartosso
Date Posted: 16 Apr 2015 at 2:33pm
LOL thanks man, my life is complete now. 

It's indeed very similar to Swedish! It's "Jag alskar" and "mina sockor" in swedish and the articles in the form of suffixes seem the same. I know nothing more about Swedish though, hah.
We don't have any articles in Polish so learning how to use them is the worst thing ever. Especially in French, ugh, the very thought of it makes me cringe.


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Posted By: Valdis
Date Posted: 17 Apr 2015 at 7:10am
My mother tongue is Spanish, but I also speak English, French, a little of German and Japanese. I studied Latin some years ago, although I have forgotten most of it.


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Posted By: UMUR
Date Posted: 17 Apr 2015 at 7:56am
Originally posted by bartosso bartosso wrote:

LOL thanks man, my life is complete now. 

It's indeed very similar to Swedish! It's "Jag alskar" and "mina sockor" in swedish and the articles in the form of suffixes seem the same. I know nothing more about Swedish though, hah.
We don't have any articles in Polish so learning how to use them is the worst thing ever. Especially in French, ugh, the very thought of it makes me cringe.
 
The written language is even closer to Norwegian than Swedish, and I personally think it´s easier to understand what a Norwegian says than what a Swede says.
 
I went to a Marduk concert in Malmö a couple of years ago, and after the concert was over, I went to the train station to grap a train back to Copenhagen, but wanted a burger to eat on the train. So I went to Burger King (or whatever it was), and I´m embarrased to say I didn´t understand a single Word of what the beautiful girl behind the counter said to me, and had to resort to pointing LOL. Completely ridiculous taking into consideration how closely related our languages are, but I guess I just don´t have the ear for it.


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Posted By: Balthamel
Date Posted: 02 May 2015 at 5:05am
Originally posted by bartosso bartosso wrote:

LOL thanks man, my life is complete now. 

It's indeed very similar to Swedish! It's "Jag alskar" and "mina sockor" in swedish and the articles in the form of suffixes seem the same. I know nothing more about Swedish though, hah.
We don't have any articles in Polish so learning how to use them is the worst thing ever. Especially in French, ugh, the very thought of it makes me cringe.

So you dont have articles in polish news papers?

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Posted By: Balthamel
Date Posted: 02 May 2015 at 5:08am
do not tåke offence UmUr, just a skit from Norway om the evolutio of danish.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=s-mOy8VUEBk

i recomend more of Team Antonsen btw


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Posted By: iron_union
Date Posted: 22 Jun 2015 at 3:44am
Chinese. Hopefully I'm the only one:)


Posted By: Dobbie03
Date Posted: 22 Jun 2015 at 3:57am
English.....poorly.


Posted By: aglasshouse
Date Posted: 25 Jun 2015 at 2:41pm
Originally posted by Dobbie03 Dobbie03 wrote:

English.....poorly.

You probably speak it better than alot of those born and raised in my country. Don't feel bad about it.


Posted By: Wyvern_13
Date Posted: 25 Oct 2015 at 5:42pm
I speak Icelandic and English fluently. I can mostly understand Danish, Swedish, Norwegian and Faroese if I'm reading it but I cant really speak any of em. I studied German in high school but very little of it has stuck through the years. I can order food just fine and I can kiiiind of get the gist of it if I'm reading it. Not enough to say I speak it though.


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Posted By: Vim Fuego
Date Posted: 26 Oct 2015 at 12:41am
Originally posted by Dobbie03 Dobbie03 wrote:

English.....poorly.

That goes for all Kiwis, doesn't it?Big smile

I also speak a very little bit of French and Maori, and a few words of Korean (beer, hamburger, sit down, rabbit, snail, cockroach. I'm sure there were other words, but I can't remember at the moment!)


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Posted By: Psydye
Date Posted: 28 Oct 2015 at 11:55pm
If I'm drunk enough and/or on other substances, I may be able to speak some abominable Eldritch, otherwise, English only!


Posted By: vmoore
Date Posted: 29 Oct 2015 at 8:18am
the one i am typing

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Posted By: Vixen Erotica
Date Posted: 10 Dec 2016 at 3:00pm
English + a touch of Spanish....It has been a long time since I have tried to use Spanish, so, please talk to me in English only...8-]] 

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Posted By: Sisslith
Date Posted: 11 Dec 2016 at 3:14am
My mother tongue is Spanish, but I also speak English quite fluently, French, and I'm learning German at the moment (still a beginner though).


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Posted By: Vixen Erotica
Date Posted: 11 Dec 2016 at 3:24pm
MMM, I bet German is hard....I would love to learn more Spanish and maybe Japanese or Greek one day...

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Posted By: Sisslith
Date Posted: 17 Dec 2016 at 4:24am
Originally posted by Vixen Erotica Vixen Erotica wrote:

MMM, I bet German is hard....I would love to learn more Spanish and maybe Japanese or Greek one day...

Veeery hard LOL
Nowadays there are a lot of educative apps out there. If you want to start learning Spanish or Greek, I'd recommend you Duolingo (it's quite useful!). And Japanese... well, maybe Rosetta Stone?


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Posted By: Vixen Erotica
Date Posted: 19 Dec 2016 at 3:41pm
Yup, I have not heard of the first one you mentioned, but, I have heard of Rosetta Stone....I will just have to kick myself in the ass one day and order the language I want and start learning....may be fun!! LOL

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Posted By: keefer1970
Date Posted: 02 Jul 2017 at 7:14am
I speak three languages: English, profanity, and sarcasm. Haha.

No, but seriously: I took German in high school but that was so long ago that I only remember bits & pieces of it nowadays. If you dropped me in Germany right now I might be able to get by, but just barely. 


Posted By: Dino Nassis
Date Posted: 28 Oct 2017 at 2:33pm
hi there, 
enginsh Deutsch Greek!!!! 


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Posted By: ColdReverie
Date Posted: 09 Aug 2018 at 11:55am
English, French, and I can get by in Italian.


Posted By: davegrift
Date Posted: 20 Feb 2019 at 2:32pm
english and spanish


Posted By: Bosh66
Date Posted: 20 Feb 2019 at 3:29pm
I envy anyone who can speak more than one language. I'm a typical Brit unfortunately and can't (properly).



Posted By: siLLy puPPy
Date Posted: 20 Feb 2019 at 9:15pm
Originally posted by Bosh66 Bosh66 wrote:

I envy anyone who can speak more than one language. I'm a typical Brit unfortunately and can't (properly).


Yeah, but Brits say cool things like "Fancy a cuppa?" 
I'm Knackered.
I'm feeling a tad peckish.
I must take out the rubbish now.
I'm chuffed to bits!

And my favorite Brit English scene EVER!




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Posted By: Bosh66
Date Posted: 21 Feb 2019 at 3:22am
Ha, it’s funny to see that written down as that is exactly how we speak 😁


Posted By: UMUR
Date Posted: 21 Feb 2019 at 8:59am

Yeah to us second language English speakers, who learned most of our English watching American movies, some Brit dialects are almost impossible to understand LOL.



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Posted By: Balthamel
Date Posted: 21 Feb 2019 at 11:51am
I speak Norsk (norwegian), Svenska (swedish) and English

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Posted By: Bosh66
Date Posted: 21 Feb 2019 at 1:03pm
I talk bollocks quite often 😉


Posted By: siLLy puPPy
Date Posted: 21 Feb 2019 at 4:24pm
^ Never Mind The Bollocks Here Comes....




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Posted By: siLLy puPPy
Date Posted: 21 Feb 2019 at 4:27pm
Originally posted by Balthamel Balthamel wrote:

I speak Norsk (norwegian), Svenska (swedish) and English

'Northern Norwegian' (nordnorsk), 'Central Norwegian' ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tr%C3%B8ndersk" rel="nofollow - trøndersk ), 'Western Norwegian' ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vestlandsk" rel="nofollow - vestlandsk ), and 'Eastern Norwegian' (østnorsk). 

which one?


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Posted By: Nightfly
Date Posted: 22 Feb 2019 at 7:46am
Just English Embarrassed



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