Who speaks a foreign language?

Discussion in 'Community' started by kgarner, Mar 31, 2004.

  1. kgarner macrumors 68000

    kgarner

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    Just thought I would start a poll of languages spoken here at MacRumors. Please tell us your native language and what others you speak. I'll get the ball rolling.

    English (native)/Portuguese (other language spoken)

    That's Brazillian Portuguese if anyone is interested. I'm a bit rusty, but it would be fun to speak with anyone who knows the language.
     
  2. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    I dabble in English, Japanese, Spanish, German, Italian, Hungarian, Mandarin and a few others. :rolleyes:
     
  3. jxyama macrumors 68040

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    japanese and english. (both native or native level)

    very little french.
     
  4. AmigoMac macrumors 68020

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    Here I go ...

    Spanish (100%), English (98%), German(97%), French (75%), Italian (50%) Japanese (40%) (Studied the language 6 months and still can say some sentences) :)


    100 % Perfect
    75% OK
    50% Could be better...
    25% Terrible...
     
  5. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    speak American natively, and i know a little bit of german but its been years, gonna have to brush up on it....
     
  6. Rower_CPU Moderator emeritus

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    French, Spanish, HTML, PHP...and some Hawaiian Pidgin' ;)
     
  7. Nermal Moderator

    Nermal

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    I speak English, and can read/write American if I absolutely have to :p
     
  8. question fear macrumors 68020

    question fear

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    i speak a very small amt of brazilian portuguese, and used to speak french back when i was in high school/college....very rusty now.
     
  9. latergator116 macrumors 68000

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    I can speak english and I am learning Latin. I know a little spanish, mostly by picking it up from other people.
     
  10. alxths macrumors 6502

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    I speak some french and some german... I'm much better with the latter as i havent' used french at all in years...

    je n'ai pas parle la francais pui-que trois ans

    blah, i used to hate it in high school, but now i wish i had payed more attention.
     
  11. Blackheart macrumors 6502a

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    English natively and only up to Spanish IV in high school.
     
  12. amyhre macrumors member

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    "Listen lady, I only speak two languages: English and bad English."
    Bruce Willis in the 5th element.

    Yeah, that's me. I know a bit of Spanish and am trying to teach myself Japanese. ¡Que divertido! I'm half French and can't speak it, quarter German, can't speak that either and quarter Norwegian, and no I can't speak it either. It's not that I'm bad with languages, I just haven't tried learning them and my grandparents didn't teach my parents, which makes it somewhat hard. One of my uncles could speak, read and write about 20 languages! I guess I have a long way to go.
     
  13. Krizoitz macrumors 6502a

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    a bit of Japanese and a decent amount of Spanish in addition to my native English (American version)
     
  14. Dr. Zauis macrumors member

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    English natively
    picked up Spanish, Pig Latin, Ebonics, and Newspeak :D :D
     
  15. baby duck monge macrumors 68000

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    english is the native language, pero puedo hablar espanol tambien.

    i guess that's really about it. but i do quite enjoy trying to talk in spanish (took a lot of it in HS and here at college, but it's been a while since my last class and i have gotten a bit rusty)
     
  16. macka macrumors regular

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    Bloke talk (only Aussie blokes would understand)
    Twin talk (only twins would understand ;) )
    Baby talk (only me and babies understand)
    English talk (everybody seems to understand)

    How much more comprehensive can you get? :D
    Oh and a bit of French talk I suppose (only my girlfriend understands, that's how bad I am) :)
     
  17. iAmAzN macrumors 6502

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    english, vietnamese, and some french (taking a class right now) :D
     
  18. miloblithe macrumors 68020

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    English natively. I speak Russian acceptablely, but nowhere near as well as I'd like.
     
  19. applemacdude macrumors 68040

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    I speak Spanish and English fluently. I know very limited german
     
  20. pseudobrit macrumors 68040

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    English (Pennsylvania Dutch dialect)

    and I know a bit of Deutsch, a touch of Francais (I realised how inept my knowledge was last week in Montréal), a slight bit of Russian and I dabbled in Gaeilge enough to get around.
     
  21. miloblithe macrumors 68020

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    Psuedobrit, I'm glad you know some Russian if you're gonna wave that flag around. :)
     
  22. jefhatfield Retired

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    i can claim the first two and the fourth one on your list...as for the others, i am at a loss ;)
     
  23. Les Kern macrumors 68040

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    Kak BbI Poshevayetye? Ya poneemayou pa rooski. (Kind of stupid looking without ciryllic, eh?
     
  24. Dippo macrumors 65816

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    I speak American, and I had lots of French in school even though I don't remember a lot of it. I am trying to learn Hindi and Gujarati, but it's going very slowly. And finding books on Gujarati is almost impossible.
     

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