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PostJason Tandro Posted: Sun Feb 08, 2009 7:07 pm   Post subject: Foreign Languages Reply with quote

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What different languages can you all speak. I know we have folks from all around the world, and a bunch in Europe, so I imagine this is a pretty dumb question, but I'm just curious.

Yours truly can speak some conversational Spanish and a bit of Japanese.

Example of my spanish:

Hablo Espaniol. No hablo mucho, porque en escuela la profesora siempre diges: "Escucha me! Escucha me!" Y no eschuchabo.

I am pretty sure there are more than a couple of problems with that. I haven't written Spanish in forever.


Example of my japanese:

Chotto nihongo wakarimas. Sumimasen, Jason Tandro baka amerikaijin desu.

I also know:

Eki doko desu ka?

Because in Tokyo I had to ask that a LOT.

I learned the phrase "baka nagaijin" (stupid foreigner) from my brother, who told me that he would always get drunk on the subway and swing from the bars singing in a booming voice (to the tune of La Cucaracha no less) "Baka nagaijin! Baka nagaijin!"
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Postpsychokind Posted: Sun Feb 08, 2009 9:01 pm   Post subject: Reply with quote

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german and english, I can understand french if someone speaks slowly, but since frenchmen have no regards for foreigners this won't be needed anyway. I'm very lucky france is not an possible employer anymore Very Happy
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PostValerie Valens Posted: Sun Feb 08, 2009 9:32 pm   Post subject: Reply with quote

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I speak English, French and some Chinese.
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PostHammerit Posted: Sun Feb 08, 2009 10:28 pm   Post subject: Reply with quote

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I speak english, german, a bit of spanish, a tad of latin and italian and know some words of japanese and chinese Wink. There's just one language I'll try to avoid having to learn for the remainder of my life: french xD.

Btw does anyone of you know some games with good spanish localizations? Playing games is always a nice way of getting familiar with a new language.
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PostFreedan Posted: Sun Feb 08, 2009 10:34 pm   Post subject: Reply with quote

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I speak a bit of broken French (my pronunciation is even good, I just don't know much), and even less Spanish. I'm able to read a fair bit of both... even manage to decipher some if I'm not sure what it says.... but I don't speak well.

I wouldn't mind learning Italian. Cool Guy
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PostBlade Posted: Sun Feb 08, 2009 11:09 pm   Post subject: Reply with quote

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English and German here, due to the current eco-political state I should consider learning Russian...
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PosteFlare Posted: Sun Feb 08, 2009 11:23 pm   Post subject: Reply with quote

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English, Dutch (native), broken German and currently learning Chinese! (Standard Mandarin)
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Postthefencemaster Posted: Mon Feb 09, 2009 5:19 am   Post subject: Reply with quote

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sadly only english, but i wish i could learn another language
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PostEverPhoenix Posted: Mon Feb 09, 2009 5:45 am   Post subject: Reply with quote

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english and russian, but i have my eye on japanese for a third.
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Postinferiare Posted: Mon Feb 09, 2009 7:10 am   Post subject: Re: Foreign Languages Reply with quote

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Jason Tandro wrote:
Chotto nihongo wakarimas. Sumimasen, Jason Tandro baka amerikaijin desu.


...Sad Nitpicking (since I speak it), that "wakarimas" should have a 'u' at the end since there is no single letter syllables in Japanese save for 'n'. Sorry. D: And I think it should be Amerikajin, no 'i' in there. /nitpick

As for myself, I can speak Japanese, Russian, and French. Currently want to learn Dutch, Chinese, and anything else that crosses my mind that sounds fun. (and yes Flare, I still remember how to say "Just die, ok?" in Dutch. Very Happy I say it often.)
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PostLenc Posted: Mon Feb 09, 2009 1:01 pm   Post subject: Reply with quote

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Why hello there Very Happy this would be English

Hallo daar dit is dus Nederlands

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Postpsychokind Posted: Mon Feb 09, 2009 1:55 pm   Post subject: Reply with quote

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Blade wrote:
English and German here, due to the current eco-political state I should consider learning Russian...


I'd suggest that too. Japan is nowhere as important as it was in the 90's, and on long-terms Russia will be an important language. Mid-terms should be chinese, but only as long as there are enough raw materials. after that chinese will only be needed to know when they are attacking their neighbour countries Laughing
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Postgavdaman88 Posted: Mon Feb 09, 2009 2:14 pm   Post subject: Reply with quote

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I know english, and about half chinese and a quarter of german. English is my spoken and the other two were school taught. I also know a bit of arabic from my dad who is learning it.
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Postchicken Posted: Mon Feb 09, 2009 3:13 pm   Post subject: Reply with quote

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i speak english, a bit french and currently i (have to) learn croatian...

alright here's the proof:

la baguette, c'est tres bien ^^

ja sam iz austrije, iz kumbergu Very Happy
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Posttay120n64 Posted: Mon Feb 09, 2009 4:22 pm   Post subject: Reply with quote

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Pretty much just English. I took Spanish in high school, but I've also slept alot since then...

I tried to learn Japanese in college, but the class wasn't set up very well, so I had to drop it. Which is fine, I don't think anyone that stayed passed anyway.
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