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Terry
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Post by Terry » Thu Oct 12, 2006 7:33 am

How many languages can you speak?

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Post by dorajar » Thu Oct 12, 2006 8:20 am

2! :D

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Post by baker » Thu Oct 12, 2006 8:53 am

2!!

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Post by jak » Thu Oct 12, 2006 3:49 pm

Man, I feel really ashamed to say I only know one language fluently.

I could probably count to 10 in Spanish and French (and German, thanks to Rammstein), but I can't speak either fluently.

I'm a terrible person.

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Post by laurel » Thu Oct 12, 2006 9:28 pm

three, but I'm taking a Spanish class, too. I'd like to use it as much as I can to learn faster (and better), so does anyone have any recommendations of places like the resource center where I could put it to use??

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Post by Frasier » Thu Oct 12, 2006 9:34 pm

laurel wrote:three, but I'm taking a Spanish class, too. I'd like to use it as much as I can to learn faster (and better), so does anyone have any recommendations of places like the resource center where I could put it to use??
There is a Spanish TV channel. I bet you can practice Spanish by watching Mexican soap operas. :lol:

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Post by laurel » Thu Oct 12, 2006 9:57 pm

Thanks, that's a great idea. The Spanish channel was definitely the channel to go to when the world cup was on.

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Post by Frasier » Thu Oct 12, 2006 10:01 pm

I watched most of the World Cup games on that channel too. Too bad the only word I understood was "GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL". They still have soccer matches Sunday early afternoons.

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Post by iridethebus » Thu Oct 12, 2006 10:42 pm

Are you talking fluently, like you-can-watch-televised-political-debates-and-nod-your-head-in-smug-agreement fluent, or just, like, being-able-to-get-most-points-across intermediate-level fluent?

'Cause, two, if you mean the first one, and three, if we can count not-quite-fluent-but-I-know-more-than-two-hundred-verbs-and-the-writing-system level.

Dashes can add so much to a sentence.

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Post by LadyM » Fri Oct 13, 2006 3:09 pm

2 fluently, 3 if you count British English as opposed to American English...and I know a few phrases in Russian, Welsh and German.

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Post by bwoodsdesign » Tue Oct 24, 2006 7:37 pm

Sadly, only 1, fluently, even after 2 semesters of Spanish. But I can answer someone who asks me in Spanish, "Do you speak Spanish?", to which I say "Un poco" which means "A little bit"!

I know how to say the following Spanish phrases

"Can I have a beer?" = "¿Puedo tener una cerveza?"

"Where's the bathroom?" = " ¿Dónde está el cuarto de baño?"

"Please" and "Thank you" = "Por favor" and "Gracias"

"I have a question" = " Tengo una pregunta"

"You're/That's pretty" = "Eres/que es bonito"

"It's hot out!" and "It's cold" = "¡Es caliente hacia fuera!" and "Es frio"
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Post by Frasier » Tue Oct 24, 2006 7:40 pm

bwoodsdesign wrote:Sadly, only 1, fluently, even after 2 semesters of Spanish. But I can answer someone who asks me in Spanish, "Do you speak Spanish?", to which I say "Un poco" which means "A little bit"!

I know how to say the following Spanish phrases

"Can I have a beer?"

"Where's the bathroom?"

"Please" and "Thank you"

"I have a question"

"You're pretty"

"It's hot out" and "That's cold"
That's pretty good. Your Spanish is better than my Japanese. :oops: Better than my Spanish too. :oops: :oops:

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Post by bwoodsdesign » Tue Oct 24, 2006 7:46 pm

Frasier wrote:That's pretty good.
I sure hope so! Sometimes I get them mixed up, but I hope I never ask anyone for the bathroom when I really want a beer. In which case at least I can run to the bathroom to recover from embarrassment :D

I just edited my post to include the translations for fun :)

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Post by bwoodsdesign » Tue Oct 24, 2006 7:48 pm

Japanese is a fun language!

I don't know any of it, but it sounds fun when I hear people speak Japanese.

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Post by Frasier » Tue Oct 24, 2006 7:58 pm

Gosh, reading your English-Spanish translation makes me feel like I know nothing about Spanish.

I don't know how to order a beer in Japanese. If I did, I would be in trouble since I don't know how to ask for a bathroom after a few beers. :lol:

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