View Poll Results: How many languages do you speak?

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  • 1

    19 8.09%
  • 2

    65 27.66%
  • 3

    66 28.09%
  • 4

    47 20.00%
  • 5

    13 5.53%
  • More than 5

    25 10.64%
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  1. #51
    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    Old fashioned teachers might well say it.
    Hi tdol,

    Want to learn German? Why not have a look at Other Language with the sub-topic " German ". :wink:

    You are always welcome! :)

  2. #52
    Hi Sanny

    As you also speak German, I thought it might be quite interesting for you.

    I opened up a sub-topic " German" in Other Language.

    I'd be glad if you could have a look at it.

    With best regards,

    Henry

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    #53
    Quote Originally Posted by henry
    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    Old fashioned teachers might well say it.
    Hi tdol,

    Want to learn German? Why not have a look at Other Language with the sub-topic " German ". :wink:

    You are always welcome! :)
    I did a year of German at school and have forgotten most. At present I am wrestling with beginner Japanese.

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    #54
    Quote Originally Posted by sanny
    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee
    Quote Originally Posted by sanny
    RonBee wrote:

    It would be "cool" to get to speak German with you, but I don't think I will ever get that chance.

    I don't understand why you'll never get that chance?! Do you mean the pronouncation? That's no problem, I can write the pronouncation behind the words! ;)
    I meant literally speaking it. So I guess I sort of mean pronunciation. I never get to speak it with anybody. So my ability to carry on a conversation in German is minimal at best. If you don't use it you lose it.

    If I see written German I can "catch" some of it. If you write to me in German I'll try to figure it out.

    I suppose that where you are it's not so hard to find people to practice with. Am I right?

    :)
    Well, normally I don't speak it very much. In a normal week of my 27 lessons, 3 lessons are German. But there are only two of them where I also speak a little bit. Most we do is writing and understanding, not very much speaking.

    The biggest mistake a lot of Dutch people make is the sound of 'I' in German. 'I' is written as 'ich', but in Holland we speak the 'ch' like a very hard 'g', like a grum. So a lot of people make the German 'ch' sound like a Dutch 'g' and that's very wrong. German people can't even say that very growl Dutch 'g'.
    In English a 'g' is also very soft pronounced so I think it's more easy for a English person to pronounce German than a Dutch person. But for Dutch persons it's more easy for reading German, because it looks a lot like Dutch. Do you still understand it?
    One very big problem for most people is the German cases, there are a lot of rules in using them and in general I understand them, but when I just have to write a text, I forget using it. :D
    Ah, yes! The cases. Our German teacher once told us that Germans have sixteen (16) ways of saying the.

    In English there is both a hard and a soft g. The soft g is identical in sound to the English j.

    BTW, we usually use people as the plural of person. (BTW = by the way)

    I agree that German is easier for English-speakers to learn than many other languages.

    I am going to try to keep track of Henry's "German" thread. Maybe I will learn a few things.

    :)



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    #55

    Re: How many languages do you speak?

    Quote Originally Posted by Red5
    Indicate how many languages you speak by voting, and then describe what they are.

    I speak spanish and catalan as mother tongues, so i'm bilingual from birth. And by now, i wouldn't dare to say I speak english well, at least not as well as I'd like...... but I can handle a conversation in english without too many problems apart from a few 'sorry, can u repeat?' and questions like that.

    ...Slower, pleeeease, you're going so fast for me mate!!!!

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    #56
    I speak Dutch and English. I have also learned to speak a bit of French and German, but most of that I have forgotten. I can only read it.

  6. sanny
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    #57
    Hi johnny,

    I like this sentence of you:

    ...Slower, pleeeease, you're going so fast for me mate!!!!

    I only don't know if 'Slower' is a right word to say in a sentence like this. But I like the 'mate'! ;)

  7. sanny
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    #58
    Quote Originally Posted by barbamama
    I speak Dutch and English. I have also learned to speak a bit of French and German, but most of that I have forgotten. I can only read it.
    Well, I don't think you do. I think you're better than me! ;)
    You have almost always better grades than me... although I have French 2 and German 2!

    Do you think you made the French test a little bit good? I think I did, we've had much more difficult.

  8. sanny
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    #59
    I think somebody is going to ask me and barbamama if we join the same class: we do!
    I just like this forum so much that I told my three best friends about this and I think I did that so enthusiastic that they registered too! :D

  9. #60
    We already know Sophie des Cartes and Barbamama ...
    ... But who is the third one ? :D

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