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post #1 of 44
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What languages do you speak, or are you learning?

Yo hablo español bastante bien. Solo estoy en Español dos, pero lo comprendo muy bien.

I also speak English (obviously!)
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post #2 of 44
[quote]Originally posted by graphiteman:
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I also speak English (obviously!)</strong><hr></blockquote>

You can't prove that. For all we know, you're a spanish speaker that knows how to use babelfish. Or perhaps you just know how to type in English but not actually speak it.
post #3 of 44
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[quote]Originally posted by Nostradamus:
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You can't prove that. For all we know, you're a spanish speaker that knows how to use babelfish. Or perhaps you just know how to type in English but not actually speak it.</strong><hr></blockquote>

Nothing that is said on this board can be proved. So we just have to accept it as told!
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post #4 of 44
English.

I know about 20 words/phrases in Spanish (in San Diego, it's for the best: "where's the bathroom?", "a beer please", "got any pot?", etc.).

I still don't know what they're saying in "Lady Marmalade", so I guess some French lessons (cue porn music) might be in order...
post #5 of 44
I am currently fluent in over 8 million forms of communication.
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post #6 of 44
Just kidding about that whole "got any pot?" thing. I no longer blaze up.
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I know enough Russian to totally screw up introducing myself to Russian girls.Once I was trying to say, "My name is.." but the girl was very hot and I got nervous and said I want you baby,which has even a stronger sexual meaning in Russian than English,and it didn't go over too well,basically the girl wouldn't talk to me at all for some time.
post #8 of 44
I know English and Portuguese fluently. I know enough spanish to have a good conversation. I would like to learn chinese or japanese.
post #9 of 44
I know English. Well, American.

I'm learning Latin for the second year and am okay at at, but it's a dead language. Still cool to know though.
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post #10 of 44
English. I can read Hebrew (but not speak it) and I take Spanish in school but I suck at it.
post #11 of 44
yo habla español un poco....

no habla ingles
post #12 of 44
seriously though I could hold up a conversation in spanish....probably...and I know a little french and a and most of the russian alphabet
I found out the other day My sister got a 5 on her AP french exam AND a 5 on her AP latin....not to mention the 3 other 5s she got on her 3 other APS
so she has an above 4.0 GPA and se got 800 on the writing part of the SAT....yet she didn't get accepted to harvard!....she didn't really want to goto harvard but she wanted to see if she could get in cause her transcript is AMAZING....I'm surprised...harvard is really really lump

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post #13 of 44
[quote]Originally posted by pscates:
<strong>I still don't know what they're saying in "Lady Marmalade", so I guess some French lessons (cue porn music) might be in order...</strong><hr></blockquote>

Well, according to my GF, the literal translation is "Do you want to sleep with me?" But apparently, "sleep with" doesn't mean the same thing in French that it does in English, so a more accurate translation would be, "Do you want to have a sleep over at my place?" or "Do you want to crash on my couch?"

Guess they should've done a bit more research before writing that song...



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post #14 of 44
[quote]Originally posted by Spart:
<strong>yo habla español un poco....</strong><hr></blockquote>You should've said "muy poco" since you didn't even use the right form of hablar.

Yeah, I speak English and know a fair bit of Spanish too. Yo era un estudiante quien hablaba con mis amigos solamente en Español para que nuestros padres no supieron qué dijimos. Hee hee.



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post #15 of 44
[quote]Originally posted by jesperas:
<strong>Guess they should've done a bit more research before writing that song...</strong><hr></blockquote>Actually, the lyrics to that song are supposed to have that meaning, something along the lines of "would you like to go lay down with me tonight?"
post #16 of 44
[quote]Originally posted by Rick1138:
<strong>I know enough Russian to totally screw up introducing myself to Russian girls.Once I was trying to say, "My name is.." but the girl was very hot and I got nervous and said I want you baby,which has even a stronger sexual meaning in Russian than English,and it didn't go over too well,basically the girl wouldn't talk to me at all for some time.</strong><hr></blockquote>

Heh. My mother is Ukrainian. She wanted me to learn it way back when for this purpose, believe it or not. My father thought it was stupid, so I didn't get the chance to learn too much.

So all I known are English, a few snippets of Spanish, and a decent amount of Latin, though speaking it would be a bit hard. Interestingly enough, I really would like to learn Russian, but my academic schedule is already over-packed with EE courses.

There aren't too many good looking science/engineering chicks out there (I don't think a "normal" person could put up with me) but the Russian ones seem to be a bit ahead of the rest, albeit a bit eccentric Hey, nothing worng with eccentric. . . .
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post #17 of 44
Aside from English I can speak Spanish rather well, and I'm working on Japanese. I plan on getting stationed in Okinawa in the USMC, so I better learn now
post #18 of 44
[quote]Originally posted by Wrong Ribbit:
<strong>seriously though I could hold up a conversation in spanish....probably...and I know a little french and a and most of the russian alphabet
I found out the other day My sister got a 5 on her AP french exam AND a 5 on her AP latin....not to mention the 3 other 5s she got on her 3 other APS
so she has an above 4.0 GPA and se got 800 on the writing part of the SAT....yet she didn't get accepted to harvard!....she didn't really want to goto harvard but she wanted to see if she could get in cause her transcript is AMAZING....I'm surprised...harvard is really really lump

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Pssh, I know the Russian Alphabet, but that's about it, aside from knowing very well how it sounds (see above post).

Since I was in a similar college application boat as your sis, I'll tell you that extra-curriculars are what they use to differentiate. Most serious candidates are scoring high. Besides, Harvard sucks. I believe some New Jersey college has gotten the US News's #1 for a couple of years now.

We like to make fun of schools that have colors as mascots.
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post #19 of 44
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[quote]Originally posted by starfleetX:
<strong>You should've said "muy poco" since you didn't even use the right form of halbar.

Yeah, I speak English and know a fair bit of Spanish too. Yo era un estudiante quien hablaba con mis amigos solamente en Español para que nuestros padres no supieron qué dijimos. Hee hee.



[ 04-20-2002: Message edited by: starfleetX ]</strong><hr></blockquote>

Tienes que usar "porque", porque "para que" no es correcto.

Y no sé la palabra "halbar". ¿Qué lo significa?
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post #20 of 44
Je sais parler français ( of course, i'm French )
I can speak English too.
Ich kann auch ein bisschen Deutsch. (Well, my girlfriend lives in Germany, and even if she's French, I have to learn German in order to live with her)

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post #21 of 44
Hablo un poquito de espanol, and I speak much English.
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post #22 of 44
Je ne parle pas Francais tres bien.

Or whatever.

I speak English, the Language of Love , and some Stoney Indian - basically some swear words. There was a native that used to wander to the gas station I worked at when I was a teenager. He'd stroll in Sunday mornings at 8 am after being booted out of the drunk tank. We'd give him free coffee if he'd teach us how to tell someone off in Stoney.



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post #23 of 44
[quote]Originally posted by starfleetX:
<strong>You should've said "muy poco" since you didn't even use the right form of halbar.

Yeah, I speak English and know a fair bit of Spanish too. Yo era un estudiante quien hablaba con mis amigos solamente en Español para que nuestros padres no supieron qué dijimos. Hee hee.



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Yea should've been hablo...and I really only speak two languages. English and Bad English.
post #24 of 44
English, Italian, French, a bit of Spanish, a pinch of Flemish/Dutch, a smidgen of Czech and took Latin for 5 years as well as ancient Greek for 2.

Anyone counting computer languages as well?

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post #25 of 44
english, mein deutsch ist ok, can read hebrew words, but I don't know what I'm saying when I do it... i'd like to learn french, arabic, and italian...
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post #26 of 44
[quote]Originally posted by graphiteman:
<strong>Tienes que usar "porque", porque "para que" no es correcto.</strong><hr></blockquote>Actually, para que is correct there, meaning "so that" (ie, so that our parents didn't know what we were saying). [quote]<strong>Y no sé la palabra "halbar". ¿Qué lo significa?</strong><hr></blockquote>Bite me! Damn typos...
post #27 of 44
Danish, German, English and enough French to get the point (not the details) when reading french newspapers but not enough to hold a conversation for more than five minutes.

Last week I was in Berlin on my "twice-a-year" trip (is there a "opposite" word for bi-annually?). I learned that I can more German than I imagined and I am falling more and more in love with the city. So now I am considering to take one or two semesters in Die Freie Universität. My field is sociology. So if anyone know about die freie please spill your knowledge. Also if you know anything about Humbolt and the difference between Humbolt and die freie.
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post #28 of 44
Je parles Francais couramment depuis l'age de 3 ans
I speak english also with my tipycal french accent
When i was in school i try to learn russian : my level was nothing less than terrible. My russian teacher was very special, her family where white russian who escape russia during the october revolution.
I remember that she was scarred by little computers like the casio fx : she thought that there was magic in it. During the exam all the students use to cheat, even with my book open on my knees, i was not able to do more than a D ...Only one of my friend was good : but his name was De valukoff his grand father was a russian. I have eard that he manage a bank in russia now.
post #29 of 44
English, Bit of German, Bit of Frogy, and i can say Hello Wrold in Java.
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post #31 of 44
English & German, both fluently.

Oh, and the language of love

- T.I.
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[quote]Originally posted by The Installer:
<strong>English & German, both fluently.

Oh, and the language of love

- T.I.</strong><hr></blockquote>

Ah i understand why do you live in a Hotel ...
post #33 of 44
Icelandic, Danish, English and some basic German and Italian. Can understand Swedish and Norwegian.

And yes, The language of Love
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post #34 of 44
German and English fluently... unless I have a bad day ... in that case both languages fail

I had Latin classes at school for a few years, no knowledge whatsoever remaining though.

BTW, I am German-Austrian - my name is from Hungary and someone told me it means Crotia in Hungarian - funny thing
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post #35 of 44
[quote]Originally posted by powerdoc:
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Ah, I understand why you live in a Hotel ... </strong><hr></blockquote>I can see that you too are a man of the world, doc. . .

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post #36 of 44
je parle francais...
post #37 of 44
I speak Gothic. It comes in really handy for shutting up those whiny "Goths".

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post #38 of 44
I can speak Finnish, my German was once vaguely passable and may still work in a pinch but my French, my French is terrible. Horrible! But I love trying it out anyway.
post #39 of 44
I speak Englishn well, Latin passably, and Spanish horribly.
post #40 of 44
I speak English of course.

Je parle francais assez bien. Well, I actually don't speak French that well, just what I learned from school.

Sushi ga oiishi desu. That is Japanese, using our alphabet. I used to remember hirigana and some katana and kanji (the Japanese scripts.) I haven't had Japanese for a long time so I'm really rusty.

I also plan on learning Hebrew, it would be pretty smart to know the language of the place where I plan on going to

Hopefully I will learn some more languages, I want to speak more than my dad who knows 5.

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