What languages can you speak (or aspire to speak)?

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Hi Oli, I am in now. changing the skin worked.

Brazilian, I was born and raised there. Been here for 10 years after a couple in The Netherlands. My spoken accent is much stronger than my written one... :) Thanks for the compliment though

I don't think I can understand Latin, written or spoken (whcih I might have heard in church, although I am not THAT old...). I believe Portuguese evolved from Vulgar Latin which is different from the Classic one and I beleive the latter is what is taought today (I just learnerd that Vulgar Latin had no written form) . Anyway, not my speciality, so don't trust me on this...

No problem, the only thing I know is that (from tales from my old Latin Teacher) that it is possible to go to Brazil speaking Latin, Ancient Greek, Italian and English and be able to read the newspaper. He subsequently went onto learn Brazilian Portugese.

Oh and I like your avatar, I can tell which way this one's going.

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I speak English and 6 native Indian languages. I would like to learn some foreign languages.
 

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Dinesh, what Indian languages you speak?
 

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I am always puzzled by the argument that some think they do no need another language because they do not travel. How about using foreign languages to learn about other cultures of to inform yourself about world events from another perspective. I think single language people miss a lot.
I grew up with German and French (which is my favorite language) and started leaning English some 60+ years ago. And in school, Latin was a must - it really should be for everybody because that's how one learns the structure and origin of most western languages. I can manage in some other languages but am not really fluent. Since I lived half of my life all over the world, I have a very high appreciation of the value of language knowledge.
 

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WHSus ex fororum septum traho.

(I drag WHS out of Seven Forums.) I think that's gramatically correct anyway, I was never good with genetives that are also being described.

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I speak English only, but I have some basic knowledge of French, and I know the Greek alphabet. I also have general understanding of Latin and Greek roots as they pertain to English.
 

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I'm still working on English :) I can swear decent in Spanish, lol.

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I am always puzzled by the argument that some think they do no need another language because they do not travel. How about using foreign languages to learn about other cultures of to inform yourself about world events from another perspective. I think single language people miss a lot.
I grew up with German and French (which is my favorite language) and started leaning English some 60+ years ago. And in school, Latin was a must - it really should be for everybody because that's how one learns the structure and origin of most western languages. I can manage in some other languages but am not really fluent. Since I lived half of my life all over the world, I have a very high appreciation of the value of language knowledge.
There aren't enough hours in the day for me to do all the things I want in English never mind a foreign language :eek:
 

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I have worked in several different countries over the years, attempt to speak some languages better than others, most basic conversation at best, others very little.

French, Spanish, Indonesian, Arabic, Russian, Mandarin (very little), Filipino.
 

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I can speak English, French, and Arabic (Lebanese).
 

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Humm, Ich habe deutch sprechen und I also speak english, mais je pourrais parler français, but seems english suits me the best at the moment!:zip:
 

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Habla Espanol un poco, pero no bueno. I hope I didn't offend anyone with that poor example.
 

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Habla Espanol un poco, pero no bueno. I hope I didn't offend anyone with that poor example.

I wouldn't know since I don't speak Spanish, but I know it can be very easy to offend someone in another language if you don't know exactly what you are doing. Did you know that the French term for "repeat" is pronounced very similarly to the French term for "Pass gas"?
 

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I can swear in spanish. Say hello, goodbye, thank you, and dog in russian. And the usual known phrases in others, but actually speak? No. :) A Guy
 

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Dinesh, what Indian languages you speak?

Hi Kari, I speak Hindi (the national language), Marathi (the state language), Marwari (mother tongue), Sindhi (my girlfriend's mother tongue), Gujrati and Kacchi (neighbor states).

P.S.: You can google for each language and you can find some info on it. ;)
 

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Impressive Dinish. I am jealous.
 

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