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Re: Learning Other Languages
« Reply #90 on: January 12, 2012, 09:51:03 AM »

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Re: Learning Other Languages
« Reply #91 on: January 12, 2012, 01:40:46 PM »

I am beginning to suspect that all people who speak "foreign" are just making it up as they go along to confuse people
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Re: Learning Other Languages
« Reply #92 on: January 13, 2012, 06:59:40 PM »

I am beginning to suspect that all people who speak "foreign" are just making it up as they go along to confuse people

A year or two a go a friend [?] and I were small talking outside a venue when he, drunk, started speaking german. But things like "hello, what did you do today?" "do you like beer?" "My friends are visiting me" "I'm drunk" etc etc. But because I know (knew?) some of the germanic language, I could keep going on.

A random dude came asking us from where we were. In english. We started to talk with him in english pretending we were from Austria. 
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Re: Learning Other Languages
« Reply #93 on: January 13, 2012, 07:40:42 PM »

Yo, bitches, I be ownin' this thread. I've got French, New Testament-era Greek and a teensy bit of Hebrew under my belt, with Syriac to follow next term ;) Of course, almost everyone who can speak French can speak English, and the other three are all completely useless outside the realm of a theologian's lecture hall. Ho hum. Actually, I've got about as much German as I have Hebrew, which is indicative of just how shit I was at Hebrew xD But still, it's nice to brag....
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Re: Learning Other Languages
« Reply #94 on: January 16, 2012, 03:55:41 PM »

how can everyone who speaks french speak english?

btw, i have some pretty useless knowledge of both latin and classical chinese to offer!
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Re: Learning Other Languages
« Reply #95 on: January 16, 2012, 04:02:58 PM »

I suppose that's an exaggeration. I just meant that in a LOT of European countries, English is taught to a pretty decent level, as are other European languages like French and German. French is a biggie, and really all the European kids I've met can speak either near-fluent English or near-fluent French.
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Re: Learning Other Languages
« Reply #96 on: January 17, 2012, 05:54:06 PM »

ah i see. i thought of all the french people i know and how most of them only have basic english skills (due to really bad language classes/teachers) and (unfortunately - this had me practice my really not good french quite a bit) can't really hold a conversation. but for people who learn french as a forein language what you said makes definitely sense.
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Re: Learning Other Languages
« Reply #97 on: January 20, 2012, 11:57:55 PM »

I want to learn Japanese, German, and Irish Gaelic
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