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post Aug 1 2015, 12:51 PM
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One more thread, I'M SORRY.

This one is about something we use every day - language. I know we had an accents thread but this is a bit different. What languages do you speak? Are you bilingual? (Are you bisexual?) Which languages can you kinda speak? Are you currently learning any new languages? Any you want to learn? What languages do you like/dislike?

I am bilingual. My native language is Estonian and my second language is English. My third language is weird Mattias talk. So I guess I'm really trilingual.

I did learn Russian for one year when I was still at school in Estonia but I literally haven't got a clue now sad.gif I can remember some of the numbers and "dog" and "cat" lol, as well as "hello" and "goodbye". Pavel, teach me! tongue.gif

Then in Ireland I learned French for five years and it's annoying because I started off being the best student in the class but I gradually just seemed to become lazier and lazier, which might have been the case for me at school anyway, unfortunately. I did pass all my French exams and stuff, but these days I would probably struggle quite intensely in keeping up a conversation in French. Sucks.

English is my favourite language happy.gif


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post Aug 1 2015, 01:43 PM
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Nothing to be sorry for Matterrs wink.gif KEEP EM COMIN happy.gif
I haven't really bother learning another language (and anyway who needs to when we have translators in our pocket!)
So I guess my favourite language is English. I hear it's one of the most complex to learn though. Very understandable really!
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post Aug 1 2015, 01:49 PM
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QUOTE(#DivinersHYPE. @ Aug 1 2015, 02:43 PM) *
Nothing to be sorry for Matterrs wink.gif KEEP EM COMIN happy.gif
I haven't really bother learning another language (and anyway who needs to when we have translators in our pocket!)
So I guess my favourite language is English. I hear it's one of the most complex to learn though. Very understandable really!


I actually always found English extremely easy to learn and pick up. But I guess because I started learning it when I was 7 or 8, it was much easier - kids that age pick up languages like a sponge. Also, there's a lot of English-language TV shows all over the TV in Estonia, which helped.


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post Aug 1 2015, 01:53 PM
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I learnt Spanish for five years in school and ended up with an A in it at GCSE, although I'm now out of practice and whilst I can recognise many things when I hear them, I'd struggle to form a sentence in it. Not that I was ever fluent anyway of course tongue.gif
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post Aug 1 2015, 01:53 PM
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English is one of the easiest languages ever.

Dutch, German, French all top them in how hard they are to properly grasp.
Dutch has their crazy verbs that can either end in d, t and dt, which many dutch-borns are struggling with
German has their 100 different articles.
French has their articles and the 1000 endings of their verbs.


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post Aug 1 2015, 02:03 PM
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Estonian is probably extremely hard to learn for non-natives. Some of it is just pretty absurd.
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post Aug 1 2015, 02:05 PM
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I'm a native English speaker, can hold a conversation in French, know just enough German and Spanish to get me into trouble, know a few words in Irish Gaelic, Chinese and Japanese. I used to know a few words/phrases in Persian, but have since lost those. Oh, and I am familiar with ecclesiastical Latin.

One thing with French is knowing which of the 12 verb tenses to conjugate into as necessary....says the guy who took French 4 years in High school over 30 years ago....
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post Aug 1 2015, 02:26 PM
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I did both French and Italian for GCSE and got two Bs... Right now I could probably just about hold a conversation in broken Italian laugh.gif But I can recognise a fair amount of both languages if I hear them spoken for example, or in a song. My best bet abroad would still be to use google translate or something and because I'm learned them at school I'd be fairly confident in the phonetics of them.
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post Aug 1 2015, 02:27 PM
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I know one other language besides English fluently and that's Welsh and I teach it for a living. I studied Irish as well at uni and I hope to take some night classes in French or Spanish.
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post Aug 1 2015, 02:32 PM
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I'm a native Dutch speaker and i'm really good at English and German. I do speak some Dutch dialects like Gronings and Drents. I also know some East Frisian German.
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post Aug 1 2015, 02:59 PM
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Native speaker of Tagalog but I started speaking English at like 3 or 4 so it doesn't really feel like a second language to me (at this point I speak it waaaaaay better than I do Tagalog). In school I studied Spanish for six years and did very well, though I'm very much out of practice.
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post Aug 1 2015, 03:11 PM
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I can speak German to an extent but I'm really out of practice there, it'd be useful to pick it back up. Spanish I know a fair few words and phrases, many other European languages I know the basics of but could never speak it.

The top language I want to learn is Japanese. I can recognise some themes having watched some subtitled anime but that's no substitute for actually learning it and I'd need to get past the alphabet symbols which just seem so strange to me.
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post Aug 1 2015, 03:12 PM
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tbh I really want to learn the language of love~
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post Aug 1 2015, 03:13 PM
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I know a bit of Italian and some words of Polish and French!
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post Aug 1 2015, 03:18 PM
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I did French at school but that was a long time ago and so I only know the basics (not saying that I knew any more than that when studying it though~).

I really, really would love to be able to speak another language but I just find it very hard to. sad.gif
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post Aug 1 2015, 03:19 PM
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I know a lot of Spanish after being surrounded by so many Spanish relatives and their friends when younger, as well as being in the country a lot and continuing to study it in school. Aside from that I know a fair amount of French.
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post Aug 1 2015, 03:24 PM
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I need to learn the Buzzjack lingo tbh lmao

There are still a few things here and there I'm unclear about and it's embarrassing...

Such as this T thing. HelloT my nameT is MattiasT.


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post Aug 1 2015, 03:29 PM
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T is a Hoos and Tim thing tho smoke.gif
The others tried iT but failedT
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post Aug 1 2015, 03:30 PM
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QUOTE(*Tim @ Aug 1 2015, 04:29 PM) *
T is a Hoos and Tim thing tho smoke.gif
The others tried iT but failedT


Oh so that's why I don't get it tongue.gif Who would get you guys tbh
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post Aug 1 2015, 03:45 PM
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I can only speak English. I'd like to learn Dutch and did try to last year, but I didn't have the time learn it regularly nocheer.gif
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