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Daniel
11-29-2002, 01:52 PM
I speak:

Spanish, English and understand Portuguese


:bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

Wojtek
11-29-2002, 02:00 PM
I speak : Polish , English and Latin ( i almost forgot this langauge i spoke in latin 4 years ago )

Daniel
11-29-2002, 02:02 PM
is latin easy??? in spanish there are many words with their roots in latin, :o some of them are so difficult for me :o

Wojtek
11-29-2002, 02:04 PM
Latin isn't difficult , but Spainish is :o

Josh
11-29-2002, 02:11 PM
Dutch, English, French : perfect

German, Swedish : average

Italian : minimal

And I can read some other languages but I don't speak them. :o

Daniel
11-29-2002, 02:15 PM
oh Joshy u speak so many languages,

u should learn spanish too ;) :)

Nacho
11-29-2002, 02:27 PM
Spanish and average English.
Portuguese is easy to read :) (and italian kinda)

Daniel
11-29-2002, 02:30 PM
yeah i agree with you Nacho, Italian is probably easier to read than Portuguese :) :) :)

Jeffrey
11-29-2002, 02:31 PM
Dutch, French, German, English ...

Daniel
11-29-2002, 02:32 PM
woww Jeffrey, your tongue is fluent with 4 languages :D :D :D

Josh
11-29-2002, 02:37 PM
I wanna learn Russian. :D

Daniel
11-29-2002, 02:38 PM
Why Joshy???

btw, good morning :wavey:

Josh
11-29-2002, 02:41 PM
:wavey:

Cause I think it's a cool language and I wanna go to Russia one day.

Jeffrey
11-29-2002, 02:41 PM
Originally posted by Daniel
woww Jeffrey, your tongue is fluent with 4 languages :D :D :D

:D :D

Daniel
11-29-2002, 02:44 PM
lol @ Jeffrey :o ;) :D


I think next year ill be learning Italian or French :) :)

Josh
11-29-2002, 02:47 PM
Italian is probably easier to learn for a Spanish speaker.

Daniel
11-29-2002, 02:49 PM
but last time i talked to you, u told me my French was pretty good :o ;)

Josh
11-29-2002, 02:53 PM
Your Spanish is still way better though. ;)

Daniel
11-29-2002, 02:55 PM
lol

*slap* of course my spanish is wonderful, excellent. and fabulous

but my french u told me is SEXYYYYY :D :lick: :drool:

Balaenopteramusculus
11-29-2002, 03:35 PM
I speak:
Polish-good:o :p (It is so difficult!I still have problems!)
English-quite good
German,French-minimal

Balaenopteramusculus
11-29-2002, 03:38 PM
OMG I can't even speak in ONE language perfectly:rolleyes:

Daniel
11-29-2002, 03:40 PM
lol,

i guess polish is your native language righT?

Balaenopteramusculus
11-29-2002, 03:49 PM
Yes it is:p

Daniel
11-29-2002, 03:52 PM
u see i am so smart, but when u come to miami u have to speak english ;) ;)

Wojtek
11-29-2002, 03:56 PM
Originally posted by Daniel
u see i am so smart, but when u come to miami u have to speak english ;) ;)

No , you will speak Polish :D :cool:

Daniel
11-29-2002, 03:58 PM
lol

but i dont know Polish, then i will need a teacher who teach my tongue :o to speak Polish ;) :D

Wojtek
11-29-2002, 04:06 PM
Originally posted by Daniel
lol

but i dont know Polish, then i will need a teacher who teach my tongue :o to speak Polish ;) :D

Ok i will be your teacher , but you must have a lot of money , you know polish is very difficult languauge : Chrz¹szcz , G¿eg¿ó³ka :D

Daniel
11-29-2002, 04:11 PM
oh yesah dont worry about the money teacher, but ithink my keyboard does not have those litlte symbols :o


i will teach you spanish in return: your tongue wiull be fluent in a couple of weeks :D :drool:

Wojtek
11-29-2002, 04:18 PM
One word is always the same :sex

Daniel
11-29-2002, 04:21 PM
oh really?? :D

I already knew that one :o ;)

Wojtek
11-29-2002, 04:25 PM
I must go , ski jumping will start in the minute . Polish national hero - Adam Ma³ysz will jumping .

Bye Daniel - CzeϾ Daniel :wavey:

Daniel
11-29-2002, 04:26 PM
Bye Wotjkek :wavey:

Mrs. B
11-29-2002, 06:29 PM
Maayong gabii kanimo, Daniel. Kumusta na man ka, dong? Wa'y lingaw? Na hala, makat-on ka sa akong sinultihan para madungagan imong hibaw-an...

Hello, mi amigo...soon you'll be speaking my native language too...;) actually there's Spanish words mixed in...

:D

Daniel
11-29-2002, 06:39 PM
mmm dear Mrs. B i cant find spanish words in what u said :worried:


:kiss: :lick:

Marri
11-29-2002, 06:46 PM
No problems: Norwegian, English and Chinese Mandarin
limited: French
a lil: German

Mrs. B
11-29-2002, 07:25 PM
Daniel: kumusta (como esta)
para

:D

Daniel
11-29-2002, 07:37 PM
Kumusta Mrs. B??

TennisHack
11-29-2002, 07:47 PM
English & Russian

RogiFan
11-29-2002, 09:10 PM
:) OK, I'll join in here too, Mrs. B. and Hackie!

Native-speaker: English
Fluent: French, Spanish
Facility in: Italian [understand better than speak]
Studied but can no longer speak: Russian
Can sort of understand: Portuguese [but prefer Brazilian Portuguese to Portuguese Portuguese!! sounds much nicer -- smoother and softer -- I can understand some of what Guga says in Portuguese
Can pick out a word here and there in: Serbo-Croatian, Ukrainian
Confounded by: German
Want to learn: Arabic [for fun]
My biggest challenge: Japanese!
:p

ILR
11-29-2002, 10:10 PM
well I can speak English believe it or not :p a little french and german and want to learn spanish and italian

Mrs. B
11-29-2002, 10:14 PM
Sprichts du Englisch? Wirklich, Emma!!! Ich bin überrascht! :D

harry_potter
11-29-2002, 10:19 PM
chinese (mandarin and cantonese) english,
a little german and french :p

Daniel
11-29-2002, 10:40 PM
very good Grace ;)

Billabong
11-29-2002, 11:14 PM
Native: French
OK: English

salut tout le monde !! ca va? moi oui!!! excusez moi si des fois je parle mal anglais, mais ma langue, c'est le français!!

Daniel
11-29-2002, 11:17 PM
Hi Mr. B :wavey:

julien
11-29-2002, 11:37 PM
Native: French
Quite ok (hopefully): English and italian
Going to improve (though I understand quite well already when concentrated): German
Studied Spanish but forgot 99% of it.

madten
11-29-2002, 11:46 PM
ok, let me interfere in your discussion........
Russsian-native!
English, Australian, French, Ukrainian - fluently
Spanish-beginner,
Italian - reading

kazblah
11-30-2002, 02:21 AM
I speak cantonese and english and a little bit of french.

Daniel
11-30-2002, 12:38 PM
I speak English and Spanish :)

Balaenopteramusculus
11-30-2002, 12:45 PM
You've already said this Daniel.

Daniel
11-30-2002, 12:49 PM
*slap* :fiery:

I skpeak Español!!! with Ñ!!!!

Balaenopteramusculus
11-30-2002, 12:58 PM
You really like slapping people:o

Daniel
11-30-2002, 01:01 PM
lol

That is the way how I show love ;) :drool: :lick:

Josh
11-30-2002, 01:03 PM
Uh oh...he's a sadist :o

Daniel
11-30-2002, 01:05 PM
so are you *spank* ;) :lick:

Balaenopteramusculus
11-30-2002, 01:09 PM
Originally posted by Josh
Uh oh...he's a sadist :o
I knew that there is something wrong with him:p

Daniel
11-30-2002, 01:10 PM
*slap*

:sad: :sad:

ILR
11-30-2002, 01:13 PM
Ich habe gedacht, dass Sie gewusst haben Mrs.B!:D

hope thats right,I dont know a lot of German.

Balaenopteramusculus
11-30-2002, 01:14 PM
You see.He did it again.Naughty Daniel.Really bad boy.:o

Daniel
11-30-2002, 01:17 PM
*spank* *spank* @ Tytton

Emma, i didnt know u speak German. I ll tell Jose about that :angel:

Josh
11-30-2002, 01:20 PM
I think he likes you, Titton!

Balaenopteramusculus
11-30-2002, 01:21 PM
Stop it!Stop it now!
My poor ass.:sad:

Daniel
11-30-2002, 01:23 PM
lmao :o

ok i wll stop it :angel:


*eating a banana* :D :D

Balaenopteramusculus
11-30-2002, 01:25 PM
phew thanks Daniel

Josh
11-30-2002, 01:28 PM
I can see his hand on your ass now. :D

Daniel
11-30-2002, 01:31 PM
:eek: :eek:

i thought i read: his hard on your ass :o :o :o

and no Joshua, my hand is in here :angel: :p :drool:

Josh
11-30-2002, 01:32 PM
I meant the mark of your hand. :p

Daniel
11-30-2002, 01:33 PM
oppsss, sorry it was a misunderstading :o :angel:

Balaenopteramusculus
11-30-2002, 01:33 PM
Yes my poor ass is all red

Balaenopteramusculus
11-30-2002, 01:36 PM
It's time for revenge!Wait a min I have to find my whip.

Daniel
11-30-2002, 01:39 PM
lol

go an dfind it

joshy will wait for u ;)

Josh
11-30-2002, 01:40 PM
Sorry I'm not into that stuff. :o

Daniel
11-30-2002, 01:47 PM
yeah sure sure

*slap*

Balaenopteramusculus
11-30-2002, 01:48 PM
Originally posted by Josh
Sorry I'm not into that stuff. :o
You see Daniel.Only you are a pervert on this board:p

Balaenopteramusculus
11-30-2002, 01:49 PM
And maybe Scot also:o

Daniel
11-30-2002, 01:49 PM
Originally posted by Balaenopteramusculus

You see Daniel.Only you are a pervert on this board:p


and u too, dear :kiss: ;) :drool: :angel: :p

Balaenopteramusculus
11-30-2002, 01:52 PM
Who me?NO:angel:

Daniel
11-30-2002, 01:54 PM
yes YOU Tytton :fiery: *slap* :angel:

Balaenopteramusculus
11-30-2002, 01:56 PM
No I'm not!!

Daniel
11-30-2002, 02:01 PM
*sigh* *sigh*

maratski
11-30-2002, 11:43 PM
Dutch and Arab are my native languages.
I'm fluent in English and French.
My Spanish is average and I speak some words in German.

Daniel
12-01-2002, 02:38 PM
Spanish and English :)

Balaenopteramusculus
12-01-2002, 03:32 PM
Daniel do you have problems with memory?:p
You said that you speak English and Spanish for the third time.:o

harry_potter
12-02-2002, 01:10 PM
he must think we have a memory span of goldfish :o

Daniel
12-03-2002, 03:40 PM
Espanol, portugol e Ingles :)

harry_potter
12-04-2002, 01:08 PM
YES, WE KNOW!!! :rolleyes: ;) :p

Daniel
12-04-2002, 01:19 PM
Espanish and English :) :)



*slap* @ Grace

harry_potter
12-04-2002, 01:23 PM
ouch! *slap* daniel :fiery:

daniel speaks spanish and english, ok? we all understand :rolleyes:

Lleyki
12-04-2002, 01:24 PM
Dutch --> native language :D
English --> fluent :)

French --> is okay, not very good tho
German --> a little bit

Spanish --> some words :o

Daniel
12-04-2002, 01:25 PM
Originally posted by harry_potter
ouch! *slap* daniel :fiery:

daniel speaks spanish and english, ok? we all understand :rolleyes:



:rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:


You are so cute :o :drool:

harry_potter
12-04-2002, 01:30 PM
so r u daniel :kiss: (for once u didn't tell us that u can speak spanish and english :eek: )

Daniel
12-04-2002, 01:32 PM
Next year i will lear a new language, maybe italian :)

harry_potter
12-04-2002, 01:33 PM
and u will have something new to tell us ;)

Daniel
12-04-2002, 01:36 PM
indeed dear :) :) *slap* :fiery:

harry_potter
12-04-2002, 01:37 PM
OUCH!!! that hurt! :sad: :sad:

i was just telling the truth ;) :p

Daniel
12-04-2002, 01:38 PM
thruth hurts sometimes dear

*double slap* :) :) :)

harry_potter
12-04-2002, 01:42 PM
*double ouch* :sad: ;)

at least ur not repeating urself now :D

Daniel
12-04-2002, 01:47 PM
*double slap*

harry_potter
12-04-2002, 01:48 PM
*ouch* *ouch* :sad: don't slap me daniel :sad: :sad:

Daniel
12-04-2002, 01:49 PM
i wont do it anymore ;)

harry_potter
12-04-2002, 01:52 PM
that's good :D

Daniel
12-04-2002, 01:52 PM
i also speak a littl ebit of africaans, :) :) specially bad words :) :D

harry_potter
12-04-2002, 01:55 PM
finally something new :eek:

Daniel
12-04-2002, 01:56 PM
yes, it is anexw language for me,quiete difficult but i tihnk people understood me when i was there

harry_potter
12-04-2002, 01:59 PM
u were being rude! :eek: *slap* :D

Daniel
12-04-2002, 02:01 PM
ouchhhhhhhhhhh

harder baby barder :o :o :D :D

harry_potter
12-04-2002, 02:03 PM
*slap* :D :D hard enough? ;)

Daniel
12-04-2002, 02:05 PM
mmmmm

haerddr please

harry_potter
12-04-2002, 02:07 PM
*slap* i'm using all my strength now ;)

Daniel
12-04-2002, 02:09 PM
wowwwwww

i feel good now

thanks

:D :D :D

Eden
01-07-2008, 09:30 PM
Just German and English, learning French again at evening classes after having learned it 4 years at school a long, long time ago ;)

Getta
01-07-2008, 10:43 PM
Mother tongue: Greek.

Mediocre level: English, French, Spanish.

Resolutions for 2008 :lol: : Improve English, French, Spanish and start learning German.

scarecrows
01-07-2008, 10:53 PM
Albanian

Italian, English

started studying french 7-8 times but every time quit after 10 lessons max

Martian Jenya
01-07-2008, 11:23 PM
French ( native language ), Dutch an English. I would like soon learning Spanish.

Mara_M
01-07-2008, 11:28 PM
Romanian,French,English,Spanish and i understand Portuguese and Italian. studying Russian but i only know some basics :lol:

El Legenda
01-07-2008, 11:42 PM
Bosnian
Croatian
Serbian
English
some Russian words :D
Spanish enough to ask for help or something if im lost or need something like bathroom :lol:

Jadranka
01-08-2008, 07:12 AM
Croatian (Mother tongue)
German
Englisch
Swedish
Italian

and I would like to speak Russian :D

Voo de Mar
01-08-2008, 07:29 AM
I'm a polish-native speaker and I'm fluent in this language in both speaking and writing :lol: I try to learn daily at least one word in six foreign languages but it's difficult to say something about my levels. For example I can read rather easily in German but have a problem with speaking and writing correctly, because of a hard German grammar. Generally, this is my own rank of foreign languages:
1 - English
2 - German
3 - Italian
4 - Dutch
5 - Spanish
6 - French
I believe that one day I will speak fluently in all these 6 languages :wavey:

Nikki♥
01-08-2008, 07:54 AM
I'm fluent in German, English, Spanish and Portuguese... I also speak a tiny bit of French. Actually I understand everything but replying isn't easy for me because of the tough pronunciation. :bolt:
I also understand a bit in most of the Scandinavian languages except for Finnish. I can say some things in Swedish as I stayed there for some time but my skills are limited to asking for the way, saying 'hello' and 'bye' and insulting people. :o Besides that I understand Dutch (easy to understand for a German). I also have some basic knowledge in Italian and I can say that I also understand written Romanian (just noticed that by lurking in the Romanian thread on here).

The next languages that I want to learn are Polish and Czech. :awww:

Voo de Mar
01-08-2008, 08:08 AM
The next languages that I want to learn are Polish and Czech. :awww:

:lol: Good luck :wavey:

bokehlicious
01-08-2008, 11:30 AM
French
English
German
Bärntütsch :p
Züritütsch :p
Baslertütsch :p
Oberwalliser :p

Nadie
01-08-2008, 12:54 PM
awww I'm addicted to foreign languages :angel: I'm fluent in Russian and English, I speak also German.

I used to learn Polish (I understand everything but my speaking/writing is not so good, it looks like mix of Russian, Belarussian and Polish :lol: actually because I'm a Russian-native speaker I understand many of Slavic languages - for example Ukrainian, Belarussian, Polish and Czech)
I also used to study French but quited quickly, so my level isn't great :p but it is enough for my work with visa applications :p

I'm going to enter Scandinavian language school this year to begin studying either Norwegian or Swedish, I haven't decided yet :rolls: my German language knowledge help a lot to understand Scandinavian languages as well as Dutch but I'm looking forward to improve it :rocker2:

Nikki♥
01-08-2008, 12:56 PM
:lol: Good luck :wavey:

Thanks.
If my granddad was still alive he could teach me. :( Now the hardest thing will be finding a good language school.

Voo de Mar
01-08-2008, 02:56 PM
I used to learn Polish (I understand everything but my speaking/writing is not so good, it looks like mix of Russian, Belarussian and Polish :lol: actually because I'm a Russian-native speaker I understand many of Slavic languages - for example Ukrainian, Belarussian, Polish and Czech)


I remember that you understood more than year ago my swear-words about Kubot's match in the "livescore thread". It was something like "kurwa, ale spierdolił ten mecz" :lol:

:devil: :wavey:

Nikki♥
01-08-2008, 03:44 PM
I remember that you understood more than year ago my swear-words about Kubot's match in the "livescore thread". It was something like "kurwa, ale spierdolił ten mecz" :lol:

:devil: :wavey:

Was that really me? :unsure:

But everyone knows the meaning of 'kurwa'. :devil:

Nadie
01-08-2008, 04:11 PM
I remember that you understood more than year ago my swear-words about Kubot's match in the "livescore thread". It was something like "kurwa, ale spierdolił ten mecz" :lol:

:devil: :wavey:

:angel: :angel: :angel:

:secret: actually Polish and Russian swear-words are very very similar :lol: although of course the whole languages differs much. There are many words that are written and sounded the same both in Polish and Russian but have different meaning. For example, "sklep" means in Russian not "shop" but "crypt, tomb" ( so you can imagine how usually tourists are terrified when they come to Poland and see all these boards on shops "sklep produktowy" and so on :rolls:

Sommarsverige
01-08-2008, 04:49 PM
I speak German (mother language), Swedish and English fluently.

Additionally I started to learn spanish about a year ago and would say that I can make myself understandable. Also in written articles I understand most of the things, though I still have problems to understand spanish people cos they talk so fast.

I also learnt french at school many years and still know some things, but as I don´t talk or read it often, it seems I am forgetting more and more!

Voo de Mar
01-08-2008, 05:35 PM
Was that really me? :unsure:


No, it was Nadie :p

Voo de Mar
01-08-2008, 05:41 PM
There are many words that are written and sounded the same both in Polish and Russian but have different meaning.

I heard that the same situation is with Polish and Czech :)

Naide
01-08-2008, 06:42 PM
French-English-Spanish-Portuguese and a bit arabic

Cindy19
01-09-2008, 11:44 AM
Very good Chinese haha because I'm Chinese.

Dont count English, coz it is getting worse.

Marine
01-09-2008, 02:07 PM
French for sure, english badly, spanish and german but i've forgotten almost everything since I don't practice anymore.
I'd like to understand end speak english much better one day... to be able to watch movies without subtitles is just a dream for the moment !

*snowflake*
01-09-2008, 09:17 PM
Serbian (native), English, Spanish

I know some Russian...it's "some" because i had this defensive attitude when it came to learning it...don't know why...maybe cause it's so similar yet so different from Serbian...who knows, but i know i never liked...BUT i decided to learn! I found the motives i was missing cause aparently having a Russian great grandfather and a few Russian cousins-in-law just didn't cut it for me :shrug:

Ophidian
01-11-2008, 01:36 AM
English and a little French which is bad since most of my relatives only speak French and I can't have a normal conversation with them.

helgagonzalez
01-11-2008, 03:05 AM
English, Spanish and a little bit of Chinese

NinaNina19
01-11-2008, 04:01 AM
English, Serbian, and some Spanish. I can also same like Hi, my name is in Russian.

Jelena
01-11-2008, 08:50 AM
Native language is German. I speak English, Serbian (native tongue of my mother), forgot loads of French. I study Portuguese and Italian (though my producing Italian is :o). I understand written Spanish quite good, spoken European Spanish ok, Latino Spanish :bolt:. In the school I also learned a bit Russian, and in the adults school a very little bit Chinese. Then out from own initiative I learned a bit Turkish, but all these three language aren't really existant anymore. And last but not least I understand Esperanto.

And not one of the languages I speak despite of German is really perfect. :angel:

Black Adam
01-11-2008, 03:23 PM
English-Fluently
French-Fluently
Spanish-Better at listening and reading
Swahili-Better at listening
Shona.-Fluently

Warrior
01-12-2008, 08:04 PM
Native- Russian, Ukrainian
Fluent-English
Weak-Spanish

safinaferrero
01-12-2008, 11:18 PM
I speak english, french, spanish, arabic, italian(lost some as i haven't speak it in ages:o) and i'm trying to learn dutch which is quite tought !!

Jōris
11-08-2008, 08:28 PM
Dutch, English and French fluently and I used to speak a tiny bit of household Swedish from living there for a few months years ago. That's it.

Baghdatis#1
11-09-2008, 04:39 AM
Fluent-English
Fluent-Greek

I also just started taking a Spanish course in school in September, and I plan on learning French and Russian in the future.

Out of everyone I know, my grandmother knows the most languages. She is fluent in English, Greek, Ancient Greek, Latin, French, Turkish, Italian and Spanish. She used to know German, but she forgot it. She also knows very little Armenian and Russian.

Arkulari
11-09-2008, 05:04 AM
English, Danish and Castilian

TankingTheSet
11-09-2008, 05:22 AM
There are many words that are written and sounded the same both in Polish and Russian but have different meaning.

There's an interesting symmetrical case in Dutch vs German:

German:
das Meer -- the sea
der See -- the lake

Dutch:
het meer -- the lake
de zee -- the sea

:rolls:

Jelena
11-09-2008, 07:22 AM
:angel: :angel: :angel:

There are many words that are written and sounded the same both in Polish and Russian but have different meaning.
There is the similar case between Serbian and Russian. In Serbian the word "jasno" means "clear", in Russian it means "bright". Russian speakers please correct me if I'm wrong.

Naranoc
11-09-2008, 08:25 AM
Old English! :woohoo:

(Well, starting to understand it anyway :lol: :unsure:)

Snoo Foo
11-09-2008, 08:53 AM
none fluently :tears:

a little english, even less spanish

Thanos
11-09-2008, 09:05 AM
none fluently :tears:

a little english, even less spanish

ditto.

language and able to articulate oneself is so overrated. its all about grunts and pointing.

Snoo Foo
11-09-2008, 09:10 AM
its all about grunts and pointing.

and :sad: :confused: :mad: :o

Naranoc
11-09-2008, 09:17 AM
:lol: I wish I could use smilies in real life :sad:

Gamblore
11-09-2008, 09:42 AM
Indonesian

its.like.that
11-09-2008, 09:50 AM
lmao jig

wales1994
11-09-2008, 01:32 PM
Cymraeg
English
Francais

Princesspts
11-10-2008, 08:48 AM
English
German

wenty
11-10-2008, 09:05 AM
English, a bit of Hindi and some rude words in Kannada :o

Yves.
11-10-2008, 09:11 AM
I speak

Dutch [1st]
English [2nd]
German [3rd]
French [4th]
Spanish [5th]

martine2
11-10-2008, 09:18 AM
Dutch (1st)
French (2nd)
English (3rd)
German (4th)
Spanish (written ok - spoken only if people speak slowly)

Oh yes, and I can talk to the animals better then to most people

Voo de Mar
11-10-2008, 09:55 AM
There is the similar case between Serbian and Russian. In Serbian the word "jasno" means "clear", in Russian it means "bright". Russian speakers please correct me if I'm wrong.

I can tell you that in Polish:

jasno = clearly, brightly

Balkan languages like Russian are similar to Polish because we are all from the same family of Slavic languages :angel:

I have to admit that learning languages has been my hobby for two years and the fact I'm a member of multi-languages forum is relevant in this issue, but I'm still fluent only in my native language :o

1) Polish
can speak
2) English
3) Italian
4) German
can a little read
5) Dutch
6) Spanish

I try to learn French too, unfortunately it's extremely difficult language for me in pronunciation :banghead:
Think Dutch and Spanish are easier (grammar) to learn than German and Italian.

MisterQ
11-10-2008, 03:24 PM
From best to worst:

English
German
French
Spanish
Russian

But I can't really speak the last three very well. Reading is possible, however. ;)

Yves.
11-10-2008, 03:27 PM
I can tell you that in Polish:

jasno = clearly, brightly

Balkan languages like Russian are similar to Polish because we are all from the same family of Slavic languages :angel:

I have to admit that learning languages has been my hobby for two years and the fact I'm a member of multi-languages forum is relevant in this issue, but I'm still fluent only in my native language :o

1) Polish
can speak
2) English
3) Italian
4) German
can a little read
5) Dutch
6) Spanish

I try to learn French too, unfortunately it's extremely difficult language for me in pronunciation :banghead:
Think Dutch and Spanish are easier (grammar) to learn than German and Italian.

Why do you have a Dutch country flag?

Voo de Mar
11-10-2008, 03:33 PM
Why do you have a Dutch country flag?

Because Holland is my favourite European country since European Football Championship in 1988 ;)

Yves.
11-10-2008, 03:58 PM
Haha!

TankingTheSet
11-10-2008, 04:02 PM
Think Dutch and Spanish are easier (grammar) to learn than German and Italian.

It's hard for me to say because I am a native Dutch speaker but I have often heard the argument that Dutch grammar is pretty hard (harder than German for example) because there are lot of irregularities and deviations from rules (such as irregular verbs etc).

Yves.
11-10-2008, 04:08 PM
German is hard too. Those cases...

Voo de Mar
11-10-2008, 04:45 PM
I think German is harder because of definite/indefinite articles. There are more articles in German than in Dutch and there are those cases. For example a Dutch sentence...

De jongen zit in de kamer en spreekt met de verpleegster

at the first moment I would translate into German

Der Junge sitzt in das Zimmer und spricht mit die Krankenschwester

But it should be...

Der Junge sitzt in dem Zimmer und spricht mit der Krankenschwester

Maybe German cases aren't too difficult when we know this language and read a text but to say properly a German sentence with cases is a much more difficult task :shrug:

Yves.
11-10-2008, 04:50 PM
I think German is harder because of definite/indefinite articles. There are more articles in German than in Dutch and there are those cases. For example a Dutch sentence...

De jongen zit in de kamer en spreekt met de verpleegster

at the first moment I would translate into German

Der Junge sitzt in das Zimmer und spricht mit die Krankenschwester

But it should be...

Der Junge sitzt in dem Zimmer und spricht mit der Krankenschwester

Maybe German cases aren't too difficult when we know this language and read a text but to say properly a German sentence with cases is a much more difficult task :shrug:

Why would you think 'das Zimmer'? It's not 'het kamer'?

Voo de Mar
11-10-2008, 04:59 PM
Why would you think 'das Zimmer'? It's not 'het kamer'?

Because "(the) room" in German has neuter gender "das" :shrug:

Richard_from_Cal
11-10-2008, 05:32 PM
English. Spanish (pathetically, after years of it in school.)

Nathaliia
11-10-2008, 05:53 PM
Glad to know the original poster can post numbers in so many languages.

alfonsojose
11-10-2008, 05:56 PM
Spanish, English and learning French. I want to go to RG in 2010 :D

JolánGagó
11-10-2008, 07:02 PM
In Serbian the word "jasno" means "clear", in Russian it means "bright". Russian speakers please correct me if I'm wrong.

Wrong. "Jasno" means "clear" in Russian too. "Bright" in Russian is "jarko".

kai.
11-10-2008, 09:00 PM
Spanish, English and Armenian ;)
i want to learn French

Haute
11-11-2008, 01:11 AM
Spanish, French, Russian, and I know probably 5 words at best in Mandarin (and yet I spent an entire month in China studying abroad :lol: ).

Venle
11-11-2008, 08:21 AM
I speak Finnish and English fluently and I study French. My Swedish is pathetic. :o

Eager to learn español someday ;)

Lopez
11-11-2008, 11:26 AM
I think I haven't answered this thread yet...

Well I speak Finnish and English both fluently, German almost as well as English, Swedish and French well, but not as well as German. I also know some basic Latin. Hoping to start Japanese some day, though not sure how well my studying schedule gives in to this...

JolánGagó
11-11-2008, 12:14 PM
I fluently speak Spanish, English and Catalán. Used to fluently speak Russian but my fluency has sharply decreased due to years of not practicing, however I still can speak it more or less decently and of course read and write. I'm currently trying to learn Chinese mandarin.

I know two words in Finnish: "kitos" and "ravintola" :lol: Finnish is a weird language.

Thanos
11-11-2008, 12:40 PM
Spanish, English and Armenian ;)
i want to learn French

are you related to nalbandian??

freestyler
11-11-2008, 09:20 PM
Italian and a bit of English

Marine
11-11-2008, 09:34 PM
A bit of english, spanish and german.
I'd prefer to know just ONE language, but fluently.
I'm really useless for languages. That's a big regret. I'm not able to understand a conversation, and my accent is so strong. That's a shame.

I admire people, here, who speak 3/4 languages :worship:

xlycet
11-13-2008, 03:31 AM
Chinese only:sad:

Marty1fc
11-13-2008, 06:49 AM
English, French, Arabic

Cindy19
11-14-2008, 02:30 PM
Chinese only:sad:

wanted to say i was the only 1 here who spoke Chinese...haha

Jelena
11-14-2008, 02:44 PM
Dutch (1st)
French (2nd)
English (3rd)
German (4th)
Spanish (written ok - spoken only if people speak slowly)

Oh yes, and I can talk to the animals better then to most people
especially to your doggies. ;)

NoFroz
11-14-2008, 06:18 PM
Spanish, english and some portuguese.
Id like to learn french and chinese too.

Svetlana.
11-15-2008, 03:37 AM
only two - Russian and English :p

the biscuit
11-15-2008, 06:00 PM
Dutch (1st)
French (2nd)
English (3d)

and a bit of German but when someone starts talking to me in that language it takes 3 seconds before I get that it's German and another 2 before I can respond. :D It's def the most difficult language out of the 4 imo.

schorsch
11-15-2008, 06:03 PM
Greek, German, English, Swiss German (dialect), French and Spanish. Planning on adding Serbian soon :drool: Always wanted a slavic language in the mix as well :D

<Blue>
11-15-2008, 06:04 PM
Spanish
English

the biscuit
11-15-2008, 06:16 PM
Greek, German, English, Swiss German (dialect), French and Spanish. Planning on adding Serbian soon :drool: Always wanted a slavic language in the mix as well :D

Wow.

I've always wanted to learn Spanish but in high school I chose German instead because I felt I could use that more being from Belgium. Now I kind of regret that.

Good luck on trying to learn Serbian btw, I believe the Slavic languages are among the hardest in the world, no?

Veronique
11-16-2008, 10:52 AM
Fluent in Tshiluba, Lingala, French, English.
Can read Spanish and Latin, and understand some Swahili and Kikongo.

schorsch
11-16-2008, 08:05 PM
oh, well i like languages i dont think about hard or not hard to learn if i like the ring of it i just have to learn it :lol:
i dont like german btw but i grew up here learning that, so i guess its always a plus cause i wouldnt have learnt it voluntarily :lol:

xlycet
11-18-2008, 10:11 AM
wanted to say i was the only 1 here who spoke Chinese...haha

只有我和你:wavey::bigwave::crying2:

Nadull_tard
11-30-2010, 07:42 PM
We have a international society here, so I'm very curious what other languages except English are you fluent in?(Fluent is not necessary, basic knowledge is sufficient)


Discuss..

DartMarcus
11-30-2010, 07:58 PM
Fluent in Russian and English.
Basic knowledge of German and Danish.

Nadull_tard
11-30-2010, 08:05 PM
Impressive, especially about Danish. I'm average in English and I know Spanish and French on a A1-A2(I'm not sure is it an international scale) level. And I barely speak Polish of course.

Dini
11-30-2010, 08:09 PM
I am fluent in Arabic (having Arabic parents helped :p), Swedish (being born and raised there helped) and English (y un poco Español :o).

Sapeod
11-30-2010, 08:11 PM
I can speak English........

:sad:

I know some Spanish and French phrases. Vamos, allez, si, oui, tous le jours etc. but that's not really being able to speak the language :lol:

Ilovetheblues_86
11-30-2010, 08:13 PM
Portuguese, Spanish and bits of German.

Nadull_tard
11-30-2010, 08:17 PM
Portuguese, Spanish and bits of German.

Could you tell me how big are the differences between Spanish and Portuguese? I mean, If I was fluent in Spanish, how long would it take to be familiar with Portuguese?

Har-Tru
11-30-2010, 08:17 PM
Fluent in Spanish, Catalan, English, German and Italian.

Voo de Mar
11-30-2010, 08:20 PM
In some sense I speak five different languages and can read texts of the other two, but the level of knowledge them all, except my native language, still requires improvement. I've been working to reach a moment when I will say "I can read books in 7 different languages" but it requires a lot of work in the future, 10 years realistically :confused: :o :zzz:

Ilovetheblues_86
11-30-2010, 08:25 PM
Could you tell me how big are the differences between Spanish and Portuguese? I mean, If I was fluent in Spanish, how long would it take to be familiar with Portuguese?

Some verb conjugations are similar. ex:
to eat- comer

Yo como Eu Como
Tu comes Tu Comes
El come Ele Come
Nosotros Comemos Nos comemos
Vosotros Coméis Vós comeis
Elles Comen Eles comem

A lot of words are similar. But vocabulary would need some dedication.
Genders are very alike. Also some special rules about prepositions and pronominal would take some time to master. Portuguese is harder, is more scrappy.
I would guess after learning spanish, 2/3 years to get expert in portuguese.

scoobs
11-30-2010, 08:27 PM
English.

Je parle le français assez couramment

Ein bisschen Deutsch

estudio español.

Tulipe
11-30-2010, 08:28 PM
Fluent in Czech, French, English and Polish. I can make myself understood in Italian, Spanish and Serbian/Croatian, though I'm forgetting the last one a lot. Have basic knowledge of Russian, German (I can read and understand, but have just basic knowledge when it comes to speaking) and I know a few words in Finnish (like the basic phrases, beer, fish, flower, I hate Maths!, woman, alphabet, money... and that's probably all :lol:).

Nadull_tard
11-30-2010, 08:29 PM
Some verb conjugations are similar. ex:
to eat- comer

Yo como Eu Como
Tu comes Tu Comes
El come Ele Come
Nosotros Comemos Nos comemos
Vosotros Coméis Vós comeis
Elles Comen Eles comem

A lot of words are similar. But vocabulary would need some dedication.
Genders are very alike. Also some special rules about prepositions and pronominal would take some time to master. Portuguese is harder, is more scrappy.
I would guess after learning spanish, 2/3 years to get expert in portuguese.

Thanks.

Harmless
11-30-2010, 08:29 PM
Could you tell me how big are the differences between Spanish and Portuguese? I mean, If I was fluent in Spanish, how long would it take to be familiar with Portuguese?
In some ways, Portuguese comes closer to Italian actually.

Hewitt =Legend
11-30-2010, 08:29 PM
Fluent in English and Australian.

HKz
11-30-2010, 08:35 PM
Fluent in Japanese, Arabic (I have a Japanese mother and Palestinian father), English and almost fluent in Spanish since I live in Arizona.

MalwareDie
11-30-2010, 08:36 PM
English and Cantonese.

And I am trying to remember something notable about this thread, but I am fried.

Tulipe
11-30-2010, 08:38 PM
In some ways, Portuguese comes closer to Italian actually.

To me it sounds like a combination of both. I know Spanish and Italian so I understand about 80% of Portuguese... but maybe it's because I hear it every day.

Thanos
11-30-2010, 08:40 PM
:rolleyes:

scarecrows
11-30-2010, 08:40 PM
xa

http://www.menstennisforums.com/showthread.php?t=3116

still havent managed to learn french

Nadull_tard
11-30-2010, 08:41 PM
I want to become at least average in Spanish, but sometimes I feel powerless or not enough talented to do this. I started with some basics on YT and I watch some Spanish/South American movies but you people speak so damn quick that I can barely understand a single word in a tense. But I hope it will change in near future( I'm planning to do some audio-visual courses at Christmas time)

Har-Tru
11-30-2010, 08:42 PM
Portuguese is definitely closer to Spanish than to Italian, both lexically and grammatically.

Ilovetheblues_86
11-30-2010, 08:43 PM
It happens Thanos, it happens.

MalwareDie
11-30-2010, 08:47 PM
:rolleyes:

English and Cantonese.

And I am trying to remember something notable about this thread, but I am fried.

Right, this is it. I lurked a bit before joining.

Ilovetheblues_86
11-30-2010, 08:53 PM
Verb conjugation in italian is a bit diffo eh

ShotmaKer
11-30-2010, 09:09 PM
Fluent in English, French and Malagasy (and I think I'm the only Malagasy poster on MTF :p).

electronicmusic
11-30-2010, 09:22 PM
Fluent in Spanish, Catalan, English, German and Italian.

Do Catalans and Spanish unterstand each other or are there extreme differences? Is it a totally different language or more like a dialect?

Just to go back to topic: I speak German, Swiss-German ;), English, French and a bit Italian.

Har-Tru
11-30-2010, 09:42 PM
Do Catalans and Spanish unterstand each other or are there extreme differences? Is it a totally different language or more like a dialect?

Just to go back to topic: I speak German, Swiss-German ;), English, French and a bit Italian.

They are different languages.

Someone from Madrid would understand Portuguese, and possibly also Italian, easier than Catalan. Though there are several dialects of Catalan, some more Spanish-sounding and some more French- or Italian- sounding. However, they understand each other perfectly if they want to, since all Catalan speakers are also Spanish speakers (though some speak Spanish with difficulty).

Are you Swiss? Do you consider Swiss German a separate language? It is not, in my opinion. Even if Dutch isn't essentially more different with regards to German than Schwiizer Dütsch, the latter didn't regulate an own standard grammar and spelling, and now it's too late. Swiss German is now a diglossic variety of German, and that's that.

Commander Data
11-30-2010, 09:49 PM
Fluent in Swiss German, High German, English

so lala in French

«Ivan»
12-01-2010, 12:01 AM
english (perfectly)
german
croatian,serbian,bosnian,montenegrian(motherly as they say) -they're the same by the way
'n a few words of spanish(shame i don't need it for my job.otherwise i'd be force to learn)

Aloimeh
12-01-2010, 01:59 AM
Fluent in Japanese, Arabic (I have a Japanese mother and Palestinian father), English and almost fluent in Spanish since I live in Arizona.

First very impressive one to me of those posted. 4 major languages, two of them non-Indo-European and both of them "hard 4" makes you a prime candidate for a hyperpolyglot some day.

Aloimeh
12-01-2010, 02:00 AM
Do Catalans and Spanish unterstand each other or are there extreme differences? Is it a totally different language or more like a dialect?

Just to go back to topic: I speak German, Swiss-German ;), English, French and a bit Italian.

Catalan is closer to Occitan spoken in southern France than it is to Castilian Spanish spoken in Madrid. The Galician language spoken in northwestern Spain is closer to Portuguese than to Spanish or Catalan.

Chiseller
12-01-2010, 01:44 PM
C++, Java, PHP (http://instantrimshot.com/classic/?sound=rimshot)

Orka_n
12-01-2010, 01:44 PM
Fluent in English and Swedish (which means I also understand Norwegian and to some extent Danish). I have basic knowledge in French and Spanish.

bokehlicious
12-01-2010, 01:53 PM
French, English, German, and some notions in the Swiss German...


Fluent in Swiss German, High German, English

so lala in French

Always wondered where you were from, obviously other side of the röschti graben :p

Carlita
12-01-2010, 01:57 PM
Fluent in Dutch, English, German + little bit of: Spanish, French, Swedish and Italian.

JolánGagó
12-01-2010, 01:58 PM
Portuguese is definitely closer to Spanish than to Italian, both lexically and grammatically.

Yet to most Spanish ears Italian is far more comprehensible, due to the wicked Portuguese phonetics.

JolánGagó
12-01-2010, 02:05 PM
Since when is Swiss German a separate language? :haha: it's just another of the countless German dialects, lucky it got a separate country to itself :shrug:

I speak (in alphabetical order):

Catalán
English
Russian
Spanish

I'd like to learn Putonghua but I think I've given up since I realized I must be tone deaf.

Topspindoctor
12-01-2010, 02:12 PM
Fluent: English, Russian
Semi Fluent: Japanese (can speak well, but somewhat limited knowledge of Kanji)

ibreak4coffee
12-01-2010, 02:35 PM
French and German

Understand Spanish very well

Getting better at gibberish

SloKid
12-01-2010, 03:04 PM
I speak Slovenian, Serbian/Croatian or whatever you want to call it and English fluently and use all 3 regularly. I'm also decent in German and particularly Italian, understand both really well, but since I don't use them much, I'm not as fluent of a speaker I was in the past. I understand quite a bit of Spanish, speak a bit of it. I can also say some basic stuff in Flemish, I can also understand written Dutch/Flemish quite well and bits and pieces of spoken Flemish. I can also understand some of the other Slavic languages due to the similiarities.

tennizen
12-01-2010, 03:39 PM
Fluent in English, Hindi and Telugu. Speak a smattering of Tamil . I also know little bit of German.

Har-Tru
12-01-2010, 04:20 PM
Yet to most Spanish ears Italian is far more comprehensible, due to the wicked Portuguese phonetics.

Indeed.

Studies have shown Spaniards (monolingual) understand written Portuguese much easier than written Italian, but oral Italian easier than Portuguese.

luxsword
12-01-2010, 05:02 PM
two

156mphserve
12-01-2010, 06:26 PM
about 1.5:lol:

English and parts of french, I could get my message across, but all the grammer, tenses and stuff like that would be terribly wrong:lol:

Echoes
12-01-2010, 06:28 PM
Fluent in English, Dutch and French. Notions of Spanish.
I'm trying to understand my grandma's and great-aunt's East-Flemish but that's hard (same for Antwerps Dutch).
A few words and idioms in Walloon.

Studied Latin at secundary school all years, but so sorry I had to drop Ancient Greek after one year (otherwise I couldn't have had English classes).

electronicmusic
12-01-2010, 06:29 PM
They are different languages.

Someone from Madrid would understand Portuguese, and possibly also Italian, easier than Catalan. Though there are several dialects of Catalan, some more Spanish-sounding and some more French- or Italian- sounding. However, they understand each other perfectly if they want to, since all Catalan speakers are also Spanish speakers (though some speak Spanish with difficulty).

Are you Swiss? Do you consider Swiss German a separate language? It is not, in my opinion. Even if Dutch isn't essentially more different with regards to German than Schwiizer Dütsch, the latter didn't regulate an own standard grammar and spelling, and now it's too late. Swiss German is now a diglossic variety of German, and that's that.

Thanks for the explanation.

Yes, I'm Swiss, living in Zurich. You're completely right about Swiss-German. I was just joking. :) It definitely isn't a separate language. Our (Swiss living in the "German" part of Switzerland) first language is High German, as you said. What you wrote about grammar and spelling is exactly one of many reasons why it isn't considered a separate language. Do you study linguistics or something similar?

electronicmusic
12-01-2010, 06:33 PM
I speak Slovenian, Serbian/Croatian or whatever you want to call it and English fluently and use all 3 regularly. I'm also decent in German and particularly Italian, understand both really well, but since I don't use them much, I'm not as fluent of a speaker I was in the past. I understand quite a bit of Spanish, speak a bit of it. I can also say some basic stuff in Flemish, I can also understand written Dutch/Flemish quite well and bits and pieces of spoken Flemish. I can also understand some of the other Slavic languages due to the similiarities.

Impressive!

tealeaves
12-02-2010, 12:51 PM
Fluent English, Cantonese and Mandarin
Intermediate French

FormerRafaFan
12-02-2010, 01:00 PM
I speak English and Norwegian. I know some Spanish, though not a lot.. :p

I once knew some German and French, but not anymore..

FormerRafaFan
12-02-2010, 01:06 PM
Indeed.

Studies have shown Spaniards (monolingual) understand written Portuguese much easier than written Italian, but oral Italian easier than Portuguese.

That's fascinating! It's kinda the same when it comes to Norwegian with Swedish and Danish.. I understand spoken Swedish more than spoken Danish (danes mumble too much, I only understand 1/10 of what they say, I understand more if they speak slowly). But it's the other way around when it comes to the written language.. written Danish is much closer to Norwegian than written Swedish. Though I've been reading more and more Swedish lately, so I don't actually think written Swedish is difficult at all. So all in all, I'd say Swedish is much easier to understand than Danish..

Jelena
12-02-2010, 01:14 PM
Fluent in German and English. Fluent with grammar errors in Serbian (means I can say what I want, but make many grammar errors). Quite fluent in Portuguese. I forgot loads of French (reading is no problem, but producing it). I read quite well Spanish (and write quite a lot Portuñol, when I want to write it :lol:). Give me an italian text and I will translate it (producing is not very well though :o). I had a few years of Russian in school, it's now good enough to understand where I find something on standardised websites. And I understand Esperanto when my mother talks it, reading texts in it takes a bit of time though.

Har-Tru
12-02-2010, 01:39 PM
Thanks for the explanation.

Yes, I'm Swiss, living in Zurich. You're completely right about Swiss-German. I was just joking. :) It definitely isn't a separate language. Our (Swiss living in the "German" part of Switzerland) first language is High German, as you said. What you wrote about grammar and spelling is exactly one of many reasons why it isn't considered a separate language. Do you study linguistics or something similar?

I studied English and German.

I must say Swiss German is hilarious. :lol:

ShotmaKer
12-02-2010, 01:42 PM
Fluent in German and English. Fluent with grammar errors in Serbian (means I can say what I want, but make many grammar errors). Quite fluent in Portuguese. I forgot loads of French (reading is no problem, but producing it). I read quite well Spanish (and write quite a lot Portuñol, when I want to write it :lol:). Give me an italian text and I will translate it (producing is not very well though :o). I had a few years of Russian in school, it's now good enough to understand where I find something on standardised websites. And I understand Esperanto when my mother talks it, reading texts in it takes a bit of time though.

:worship:

Goldenoldie
12-02-2010, 02:23 PM
Good French
Currently learning Spanish
Bits and pieces of German and Italian
Remember lots of Latin and some Ancient Greek from school.

Also totally fluent in Bullshit and Gobbledegook.

Commander Data
12-02-2010, 02:45 PM
I studied English and German.

I must say Swiss German is hilarious. :lol:

In what way? :D

I agree that Swiss German might not count as seperate language. I still find it okay to mention it. for example. I had to learn lots of new words to be able to talk High German.

So don't say it is not different. It cost my hundreds of days to learn it.....

Commander Data
12-02-2010, 02:47 PM
French, English, German, and some notions in the Swiss German...




Always wondered where you were from, obviously other side of the röschti graben :p

Aargau, close to Baden. And you? obviously from the french part then...

Har-Tru
12-02-2010, 02:52 PM
In what way? :D

No idea, it just sounds very funny to someone who's used to Standard German. :) I love the way the k is pronounced in words like "Kamera", as if it was "Kchamerra" or sth. :lol: