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Procyon    12

Just out of curiosity.

 

I can speak, in order of level of fluency:

1. Portuguese (native)

2. Spanish

3. English

4. Italian

5. Japanese.

 

E o resto de voces? (And the rest of you guys?)

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Rotwang    323

Just English. I used to be near-fluent in French, but I've barely used it over the past 15 years and have consequently almost completely forgotten it.

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JISNEGRO    107

1.Spanish (native)

2. English

 

 

I wish I could speak french and latin.

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Procyon    12

1.Spanish (native)

2. English

 

 

I wish I could speak french and latin.

I once heard a joke that for us, speakers of the so called Romantic languages: just add -um and -est to the end of words, and guess what!, we're speaking Latin:

 

-Falou com o teu amigo?

-Faloum comest o teum amigum?

 

May be a joke, but it does sound like Latim. Doesn't it?

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Procyon    12

Just English. I used to be near-fluent in French, but I've barely used it over the past 15 years and have consequently almost completely forgotten it.

You English native speakers guys are born with the comfort, and luck, of having everybody else having to learn your language.

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Rotwang    323

You English native speakers guys are born with the comfort, and luck, of having everybody else having to learn your language.

Yes. It's very convenient, but part of me wishes I'd had the motivation to keep up with other languages - I did enjoy being able to speak them.

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radi6404    30

German

Bulgarian

English

Macedonian

 

But i speak almost all langauges without difference and almost all like a native speaker, as I was told here in the forum about English.

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Ormion    426

Greek and English. I used to speak French, but not anymore.

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Paul Eye    462

Finnish (native)

Swedish (native, although used less and less these days)

English

 

I know some Japanese, German and French but not on a level I'd call "being able to communicate" :)

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deepXcode    2

-Russian
-Ukrainian
-English
-Spanish
-Italian
-Chinese

I have discovered, that all languages are divided into groups and really very similar between each other within a group.

Also the groups themselves could also be grouped into the higher groups, making it even more easier to understand all languages in the world.

 

PS. I have started learning the "old Slavic language" coming from the times when Cyrillic alphabet was about to be invented. It says that all Slavic nations were talking the same language before. After finishing learning this book, I believe I would be much much more familiar with all the variations of modern Slavic languages.

 

PS2. I've also discovered that it's extremely much more efficient to learn a language when you have a life-supporting need to speak it! This is how I've learnt all the languages other than my native one.

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radi6404    30

^^

Impressive, how many languages, but you could change your currier font for better readability.

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deepXcode    2

It's just I've used to live for 1+ month in Italy, Spain and China. It was very easy and fun to learn the languages.

 

As for the font, sorry, but I wanted it to look more "computer-styled" and it looks good enough for me, maybe you have to get used to it.

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Padmapani    423

-Austrian "German"

-German

-English

 

i am absolutely convinced that the first two are seperate languages that don't have more in common than german and dutch.

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needle ninja    13

The problem with America is you can't practice any other languages.

French has gone to waste.

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Imba    320

1. Serbian

2. Bosnian

3. Croatian

4. Macedonian

5. Montenegrin

6. English

 

 

 

First 5 very smiliar but also very different on some way... and i can understand Radi's bulgarian! :lol:

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Richpa    920

1. Serbian

2. Bosnian

3. Croatian

This, and a little bit of English, enough to communicate I guess.

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reger    12

Just English. I used to be near-fluent in French, but I've barely used it over the past 15 years and have consequently almost completely forgotten it.

Elegant self-pwnage, eh :P?

 

You English native speakers guys are born with the comfort, and luck, of having everybody else having to learn your language.

I wouldnt call it a comfort, it sucks big time when youre so dumb that you know only one language which half of the world uses in daily communication as international language.

 

German

Bulgarian

English

Macedonian

 

But i speak almost all langauges without difference and almost all like a native speaker, as I was told here in the forum about English.

Hehe

 

 

-Russian

-Ukrainian

-English

-Spanish

-Italian

-Chinese

 

I have discovered, that all languages are divided into groups and really very similar between each other within a group.

Also the groups themselves could also be grouped into the higher groups, making it even more easier to understand all languages in the world.

 

PS. I have started learning the "old Slavic language" coming from the times when Cyrillic alphabet was about to be invented. It says that all Slavic nations were talking the same language before. After finishing learning this book, I believe I would be much much more familiar with all the variations of modern Slavic languages.

 

PS2. I've also discovered that it's extremely much more efficient to learn a language when you have a life-supporting need to speak it! This is how I've learnt all the languages other than my native one.

 

You said in one of your posts that youve lived in China for 1 months and learned language, are you trying to say that youve learned Chinese in one month, now that IS impossible :P

And yeah, change your font h@xx0r, its not 1337 :)

 

hello! it's me on the video

 

It aint fucking you, how many do you speak?

 

 

 

Not many:

Latvian - native

Russian - fluent

English - cant rate it since I have rarely had a chance to use it in daily life. But definitely better than Radi's :lol:!

 

Im too lacy, but spanish looks like to be on my to-do list, its so widespread and popular that it would be a shame to miss this language and not learn it.

I doubt Ill ever want to learn Chinese language or Japanese given how difficult those are both spoken and written :D!

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deepXcode    2

You said in one of your posts that youve lived in China for 1 months and learned language, are you trying to say that youve learned Chinese in one month, now that IS impossible :P

And yeah, change your font h@xx0r, its not 1337 :)

 

I lived in China for about 1,5 years in total. It was a totally different thing from all I knew before.

As for the font.. Probably, I'd better post somewhere else then.

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CoLoUr DoTZ    4

so....

 

Spanish (Native)

English

German

 

And is quite enough. I don´t see myself learning other language.

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CoLoUr DoTZ    4

 

I lived in China for about 1,5 years in total. It was a totally different thing from all I knew before.

As for the font.. Probably, I'd better post somewhere else then.

Maybe with the white theme is ok, but with the dark theme your font colour can not be seen.

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deepXcode    2

For the dark theme I'm creating a white background color, which I have checked - works.

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Procyon    12

The problem with America is you can't practice any other languages.

French has gone to waste.

 

Americans can, and should IMO, learn Spanish as linguistics specialist say that in 50 years time, USA will be a bilingual country. If you go to places like MIami and California, they look like a mix of Mexico and USA. I agree French is on decline, but still a lingua franca in a good part of the world, mainly Africa.

As for learning languages, I think that Japanese and Chinese are a waste of time: you can use them only when in the country, they are totally hard to master (actually you have to master twice: once for spoken language, and once again for the written language). And, mainly, once you master them, you get disappointed when you discover how xenophobic they are. I lived in Japan for some years, but after learning it, I sort of 'unlearned', to pretend I was not hearing some ugly comments inside trains, subways, shops, etc...to avoid awry situations. But more than I am proud of, I retorted - in Japanese - to comments I heard with offensive words of my own. For those wanting to learn a bad thing: the worst thing you can call an Asiatic is calling him/her "ugly", as in lacking beauty. This is something they can't overcome.

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Trunksan    84

Greek, English, Italian, Spanish and a little French...

 

I was very lucky to have 2 great Spanish teachers at Uni and very unlucky to have an awful French teacher. (languages were an optional free course).

Since I speak Italian, Spanish and also did Latin at school, I can read Portuguese very easily but never got around to studying it, in fact I can understand a lot of stuff when Portuguese ppl speak but when Brasilians open their mouth, I'm totally lost.

 

EXCLUDING ENGLISH - Depending on were you leave, some languages are more useful, I'm talking professionally!

 

i.e
North America: Spanish

South America: Portuguese or Spanish (if you are Brasilian)

Central/Northern Europe: German

Eastern Europe: German and Russian

Iberic: Spain - Portuguese (Vice Versa)

 

Obviously this is a generalisation but it holds some truth,,,
In Greece, I'd say Italian and German would be the most useful (unlike French, which is quite popular),

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