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Unread postAuthor: pyromanic13 » Sun Feb 11, 2007 1:35 am

I'm learning french... but that by no means, implies I know what I'm saying.
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Unread postAuthor: zaketus » Tue Feb 20, 2007 7:47 am

I can speak finnish (maybe because I'm finnish :D ). I can speak english and swedish (not much, but I think I would spend few days in Sweden with my knowledge.)
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Unread postAuthor: BC Pneumatics » Tue Feb 20, 2007 8:07 am

pimpmann22 wrote:Ok, I'd love to learn a foreign language. On one stipulation, thats its out the bounds of the languages that Americans 'typically' learn. Those being Spanish, French, and Japanese. I've particularly taken interest in Russian, and German. I leaning towards Russian though because it seems as if German is also becoming a semi-popular language in America. Russian obviously having 'more' foreign characters then that of German, but that may be in the fun of it all.


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Unread postAuthor: Brian the brain » Tue Feb 20, 2007 2:48 pm

Wish I knew another language...Wait a minute...I'm Dutch!!!

I can understand German and French, and some Serbian.

I'd advise against learning Dutch.It's too complicated..
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Unread postAuthor: PVC Arsenal 17 » Tue Feb 20, 2007 3:59 pm

I unfortnately know some Spanish, though it's only because I HAVE to. I am strongly opposed to having to take a language in high school. I think it should be voluntary, an option that's just available.

Teaching foreign languages in AMERICA is just a waste of time and money. The main focus should be teaching immigrants ENGLISH, not teaching the ones who've been here to speak some other language.

If it were voluntary, and I had a wider range of languages to learn, I would definitely try a European language. Something interesting...
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Unread postAuthor: medievalman » Tue Feb 20, 2007 8:42 pm

If you're looking for a challenge, I would recommend Icelandic. Supposedly, it is one of the most difficult languages to learn.
You could also try Chinese because America and China are going to be doing alot of business in the near future. It would open up a very wide range of job opportunities. As for me, I'm just sticking with good 'ol Espanol. Nice and easy, and very practical in real world situations! Good luck with this venture!
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Unread postAuthor: Recruit » Wed Feb 21, 2007 3:02 am

By the way which Spainish are most of you refering to because there is a difference in South American Spainish and European Spainish
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Unread postAuthor: MrCrowley » Wed Feb 21, 2007 3:14 am

Brian the brain wrote:Wish I knew another language...Wait a minute...I'm Dutch!!!

I can understand German and French, and some Serbian.

I'd advise against learning Dutch.It's too complicated..


Agrred. If you can speak fluent German you should be able to pick up a bit of dutch anyway.
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Unread postAuthor: Brian the brain » Wed Feb 21, 2007 3:49 pm

I understand english a whole lot better than I do German...
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Unread postAuthor: medievalman » Wed Feb 21, 2007 7:43 pm

Umm, I speak South American Spanish, but there isn't really too much of a difference. You could speak either in either place, and people would generally understand what you are saying. One difference is in American(South/Central/North) Spanish,you use Nosotros to say we and in Espana, you use Vosotros. Most of the differences are pretty minor, like this one.And also, there is even one country in Africa that speaks Espanol! But I think it leans more towards the European type.
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Unread postAuthor: BC Pneumatics » Thu Feb 22, 2007 8:23 am

I don't think the Spanish Spain/Americas dialects are in much more contrast than the English Americas/English dialects.
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