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Re: Languages

Postby Variety » Fri Aug 22, 2008 4:46 pm

I'm a native English speaker.
I took 3 years of Latin - forgot it all.
I took 1 year of Japanese - I can count to 10 (ichi, ni, san . . .) and remember about a dozen other words.
I took 2 years of Spanish - can't speak it, but can read ~75% and understand quite a bit.
I took 2 semesters (in college) of ASL, but I only remember a tiny bit of that, as well.

It's like they say: use it or lose it.
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Re: Languages

Postby *Bloodlust* » Fri Aug 22, 2008 5:26 pm

Alcyone wrote: baby-cousin-ese.


That's so cute. Actually I think I speak that too!! lol :D

Off and on, my parents teach my brothers and me some of their native languages. The languages aren't really something you can speak fluently at this age, you'd have to grow up speaking it, but knowing phrases and being able to hold some kind of conversation is nice.

With the spanish thing...well you can't say I don't try. *shakes head* I'm one of those annoying people who bursts out into random[broken] spanish in conversation. Except...I don't do it to seem cool, mock, or whatever reasons other people do it. I do it as practice! And then people laugh at me and it's discouraging, but also encouraging because ONE DAY! I will master the spanish language...or get desperate and switch to portuguese or american aign language[LOL]
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Re: Languages

Postby twilight_obsessor013 » Fri Aug 22, 2008 9:20 pm

Tagalog- Philippine language. I'm starting to get KINDA fluent
Spanish- I'm learning, amigo. I took that for my lanuages, though I wish they had Japanese in that school...it was either German or Spanish
English- Duh.
and some French. I learned in fourth grade and I know a few...things.

So, any filipinos out there? Then answer this..

ano na po?

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Re: Languages

Postby xXBeSafeXx » Fri Aug 22, 2008 10:52 pm

I mostly speak English, but I know some Spanish.
And according to my Algebra II teacher, Math is a language. And I do NOT speak that fluently. :?
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Re: Languages

Postby xoxocamille » Fri Aug 22, 2008 10:56 pm

twilight_obsessor013 wrote:Tagalog- Philippine language. I'm starting to get KINDA fluent

So, any filipinos out there? Then answer this..

ano na po?

Cheysss!
I didn't know you speak Tagalog!
I speak it fluently, duh!

Hmmm.

Anong ibig mong sabihin? :mrgreen:
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Re: Languages

Postby Nessa645 » Sat Aug 23, 2008 12:58 am

I speak both English and Spanish.
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Re: Languages

Postby Analisse » Sat Aug 23, 2008 1:28 am

I'm from Argentina, so my first language is Spanish. I also know English (of course,LOL)
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Re: Languages

Postby Edward's Vampheart » Sat Aug 23, 2008 3:14 am

I'm an Aussie so my preffered language is of course English. My mum's from Finland so I speak fluent Finnish and I can sorta read and write it too. I'm learning French at school as well.
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Re: Languages

Postby bittenbyEdwardCullen » Sat Aug 23, 2008 3:23 am

I speak English fluently and a little bit of spanish because I'm hispanic. I can read and write in Spanish but I'm really slow and not that good when it comes to speaking it.
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Re: Languages

Postby Eri » Sat Aug 23, 2008 3:39 am

As some member has said in a previous post, to keep a language you must use it, otherwise you'll start forgetting things about it. What i do with english is read and listen anything in english as much as i can, i visit english sites, and i try to write in english, but i also watch movies in english and listen to a lot of english music.

But if you want to improve your spanish you shouldn't use novelas to practice it, sometimes they use weird words and expressions :D
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