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What foreign languages can you speak?

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Dont know if it's from watching Euro 2008 or something but I suddenly feel like learning a foreign language!

And learning one to a good speaking standard so I can have conversations (and not just be able to order drinks or get directions to the beach!!! lol)

What foreign languages do you guys speak?
 

Baaheeduk

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There's a famous saying:

"People who speak three languages are trilingual, People who speak two languages are bilingual and people that speak one language are British"

I would love to speak another language, I meet with many other nationalities through my job and all our meetings are in English?

I think schools should push languages more?

:Clap: Well done Janobi mate, learning to speak a tonal language (Thai) must be very difficult? I know Thai has 5 tones: mid, low, high, rising, and falling

I.e. the same word has 5 different meanings just by the way you say it.
 
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I think the english in meetings is a valid point. If I am not mistaken, english is considered the business language at the present time. I am sure this will change soon to Chinese or Indian however, who knows.
 

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I think the english in meetings is a valid point. If I am not mistaken, english is considered the business language at the present time.
Yeah, I think your correct Karym? It's also the language of the skies. I.e. Commercial Airline Pilots etc.
 

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i work with alot of poles so i learn bits of there language everyday even they are supprised at things i have learnt. i have a rossetta stone cd with loads of languages on it never got round to learning 1 yet
 

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i can speak enough french to survive, enough spanish to get by comfortably, understand enough maltese to know when someone is being sworn at and a little bit of welsh

my younger sister is fluent in maltese, italian, spanish and porteguese, and my younger brother fluent in maltese and very good at italian
 

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I'm currently learning Spanish and have a few cd's etc.
I am able to ask for a table, order a beer and ask for the bill, so maybe that's enough lol.
I was hoping to practice a little while in Tenerife last month but found that they want to practice their English with me more.

Curly
 

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Always wanted to learn German...only because i have a lot of their *cough* educational films :Smileysex
 
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Yeah, I think your correct Karym? It's also the language of the skies. I.e. Commercial Airline Pilots etc.
correct, it possibly has so many more uses as well at the moment.

I would imagine though that this will change over time as other parts of the world gain more prominence. After all, there are a lot of spanish speakers in the world now.
 

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Japanese / French / Thai / Welsh

Bits of Italian and swedish.
That is very impressive Janobi.

Personally I only speak English with a Belfast brouge....:proud:, I tried a little bit of Portuguese and Spanish with the Rosetta stone discs but its too bloody hard so gave up.
 

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I can understand scottish now but cant speak the native tongue..
 

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i can understand NED's if that counts. but would love to be able to speak scottish gaelic. im determined im going to learn someday
 

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I'm very continental French, German and a touch of Dutch but that's only because I've lived in these places, by far the easiest and most expedient way to learn another language but I would have to agree that schools def do not do enough to promote the course, especially as languages has recently been taken off the "compulsory" list.