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how is seb's English?

I'm wondering how good is his English?
I think not so good, right?
Sometimes it's funny to hear him because he's doing big mistakes or he's speaking in a french way, I mean he speaks a kind of "french english" (you see what I mean?). As a French, I can understand but sometimes I'm wondering if a stranger understands! so funny!
He's not so comfortable with the medias and I in English I think it's worse for him!
But I also think he's improved a lot. He's living in Florida, it probably helps him even if he's there only few times during the year.
I've heard his daughter speaks English better than him!


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Re: how is seb's English?

really you've heard her daughter ???
When ?
Yeah I agree with you noa when you say that he speaks english with a french accent. That's funny !
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I would like to put a picture too but I don't know why !!!!
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I think his English is just great...
But I know I'm not able to judge his English in a purely objective way! Sure, he makes a lot of easy mistakes, and his accent is very French, but that's exactly why I so adore his English! The way he says 'serve' and 'second set' and 'good conditions'...
I have never heard Lola speak, but I'm sure she must be a lot better at speaking English than her dad. She's a little girl and she lives in Florida, it must be a piece of cake for her to pick up the language! It's always easier to learn a foreign language if you're a child.
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The way he says 'baseLINE' is also very charming!
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Re: how is seb's English?

no I've never heard lola speaking, I didn't mean that sorry (I'm also doing mistakes, lol!).
Actually I saw it in an interview.
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Re: how is seb's English?

yes I've already read it in an interview (je pense que c'était la même noa ! sur le site officiel de seb)
Seb said that his girl spoke in english better than him and that sometimes she mixed english and french, that was very funny to listen.
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Re: how is seb's English?

thanks ulla for your guidelines !!!!
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Séb's English is very good farther than mine! As you know, My English is ALWAYS funny!!

Sébastien Grosjean is my favorite.
I also like Tommy Haas and Arnaud Clément.

I'm so glad to my path crossed with yours.
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Re: how is seb's English?

Aha, I like Seb's English........ that's so FRENCH!!!! He has very strong French accent (e.g. "be-bo" instead of "people")

But as a HK person, who's not a English native speaker, I can understand all the things he talked, coz he talks slow (maybe becoz I get use to speak english with people from different countries, and I get use to listen some wrong english!!! AND I SPEAK WORNG ENG. AS WELL!!! ) . But he doesn't say a lot when he was speaking in English, like, in all the interviews, he was always, "Yeah... No... yes yes yes..." or "Yeah... I like it... nice..." (classic sebbie expression ^_^|||) Maybe he's a shy person who doesn't express that much.

Or, non-native speakers sometimes may afraid to speak that much (esp in front of the native speakers ie the reporters) coz they are afraid of making mistakez (one of them is me)!!!

Anywayz I like to listen Seb speaking in English, that's totally different with the Seb seaking in French!!!

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Re: how is seb's English?

I absolutely like both Grosjeans, the French and the English versions! Getting all *dreamy* when remembering his pronounciation...

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'Pretty' is also a favourite Seb word "I played pretty well today" "was pretty good"
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Re: how is seb's English?

i reckon his english is pretty good
although he tends to mumble and speak really softly and moves his head a LOT when hes talking LOL but yeah. he pronounces R's like W's like gwass and pwetty lol so cute

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Re: how is seb's English?

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'Pretty' is also a favourite Seb word "I played pretty well today" "was pretty good"
yes ,i agree with u ,wilma.
and the commonest word used by other players when seb is mentioned is "a gooooooood figure"
lol.....
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Re: how is seb's English?

I've noticed he says 'you know' a lot - and yes, he mumbles, but that's okay. I like his soft voice. Hello again, Stella! Welcome back. What do you mean, 'gooood figure' - do the other players pay attention to his good looks and fit body??? I know I would if I met him again and again on the tour, but hey, I'm a girl - he he he!!! No, joking aside, I guess you just mean they rate him as a good player...

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