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Discussion in 'Forum for Polls' started by SaggyWoman, Jan 15, 2008.
What languages do you at least know some passing words in or fluency?
I also know a few Ukrainian words. Dopobachenya!
Some French, some German, a tiny bit of Spanish and Italian. I can read a little Dutch. I used to speak some Japanese, but I have forgotten it all.
English, French, German and Esperanto.
Esperanto? Elaborate, please!
It's a language that was created some time ago, to be spoken all over Europe. I don't know if it actually caught on or not. Many Europeans were against it, saying it would wipe out their own cultural identity. I've only met one other person besides Brother Lamb who could speak it!
Esperanto is an artificial language created by a Polish Jew named Zamenhof, in 1887. I learned it when I was in the Scouts. All Scouts attending a particular international camp were asked to learn it, so I did, many years ago. It was much simpler to learn than French or German, and I still remember it, though I have not used it actively for years. Here are the first two verses of John's gospel in Esperanto:
1En la komenco estis la Vorto, kaj la Vorto estis kun Dio, kaj la Vorto estis Dio.
2Tiu estis en la komenco kun Dio.
I speak fluent Texan!
¡Castellano (español) por supuesto! Porque es la idioma acá en Argentina. Sin embargo nuestro dialecto se llama rio-plantenese y es un poco distinto que otros dialectos de castellano.
Spanish of course! Because is the language here in Argentina. However our dialect is called Rio-plantanese and is a bit different than other dialects of Spanish.
"None of the above"? Now that's a cosmopolitan survey! :applause:
Parents talked to me exclusively in cantonese as a child in Canada.
Learned english in school in Canada.
Learned spanish in school in the US and practiced some on a trip to Mexico.
Learned french in school upon returning to Canada.
Learned mandarin in university and practiced some on a trip to China.
Currently picking up some "Australian outback".
I have conversational cantonese. My french is barely functional. Spanish not so good. Mandarin is pretty poor. Can't read chinese for the life of me.
Spanish - taco grande
German - bratwurst
Italian - Lasagna
Chinese - wok
French - Fry
I guess that makes me fluent in 5 languages.
Ah yes, Spanish with a German accent.
I speak enough Spanish to survive (comida y vino) but should really know more than I do. However, I understand it fairly well - enough to survive gatherings with my wife's family. (If I miss something, I usually just ask my kids -- they are bilingual.)
speak, read and write Spanish fluently
speak Portuguese fairly fluently, can carry on conversatuions, but couldnt teach it
fluent in ASL
took German, Italian, and French and can read some in them. I only remember random things like "when is your birthday, elbow, ambulance," lol
I like PastorGreg's comment. :smilewinkgrin:
English, As should everyone who comes to America.
I shouldn't have to press one for English.
I'm guessing that most of those who checked a language other than English should have also checked that they speak more than one language...:smilewinkgrin:
Actually more like an Italian accent.
I's weren't so shure if i shoold chek "English" or nots.:smilewinkgrin:
True, but are we not on the world wide web here?