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Discus: What Are My Chances?: February 2003 Archive: Languages
By Refried Beans on Monday, February 10, 2003 - 09:16 pm: Edit

What languages do you speak?

By fg on Monday, February 10, 2003 - 09:34 pm: Edit

italian, french, spanish, latin, english. i was born in Vatican City.

By khmai on Monday, February 10, 2003 - 10:36 pm: Edit

i hate latin-based languages

By Quarky (Quarky) on Monday, February 10, 2003 - 11:40 pm: Edit

Russian, English, and a little-bit of German.

By Jiang Xu on Monday, February 10, 2003 - 11:42 pm: Edit

I'm fluent in Mandarin Chinese.

By Dori on Monday, February 10, 2003 - 11:45 pm: Edit

english, hebrew, a little yiddish, and a moderate amount of spanish

By Incognito (Incognito) on Monday, February 10, 2003 - 11:45 pm: Edit

spanglish

By Lucky (Lucky) on Monday, February 10, 2003 - 11:56 pm: Edit

In chronological order:

American Sign Language
English
Spanish

I hope to learn Mandarin Chinese but I doubt I'll have time being a double major. Ah well.

Lucky

By MaritimeEnthusiast on Tuesday, February 11, 2003 - 12:08 am: Edit

English and Spanish.

By y on Tuesday, February 11, 2003 - 12:14 am: Edit

In order of being learned:

Vietnamese, English, French, Italian

In order of fluency:

English & Vietnamese are tied, Italian and French

In order of being able to write it:

English, Italian (really suck at it though), French, Vietnamese (there are no courses offered where i live, and if there is it's some little church or temple thing that just wastes a lot of time with no real benefits).

By Alisha on Tuesday, February 11, 2003 - 03:29 am: Edit

English, Cantonese, Mandarin, Spanish.

By Ron on Tuesday, February 11, 2003 - 03:40 pm: Edit

In order of when I learned them: Hebrew, Russian, English, sign language, and really close in spanish

By dsf on Tuesday, February 11, 2003 - 04:08 pm: Edit

norwegian, english, serbian, german, french

my mom's serbian, dad norwegian, the rest in school.

By slacker on Tuesday, February 11, 2003 - 04:49 pm: Edit

Mother Tongue: Thai, English, French, and German

Fluent: Spanish

Basic: Italian

By TO DSF on Tuesday, February 11, 2003 - 08:44 pm: Edit

hey dsf you are serbian? I don't meet too many I was wondering if you go to Serb Orthodox church and if you live in CA or Chicago? I am serbian too. Take care.

By wondering on Tuesday, February 11, 2003 - 08:46 pm: Edit

can anyone tell me if Chinese would be a good language to take at Yale. I need to take a language and I thought chinese would be useful. Any advice....

By Sir_Denster (Sir_Denster) on Tuesday, February 11, 2003 - 09:01 pm: Edit

English, Cantonese, Spanish, and a little bit of Mandarin. I'm currently taking Mandarin Chinese through Brigham Young University's independent study program. It's hard--I hate the four tones. As for English and Cantonese, I'm fluent in both, and I'm in my third year of Spanish.
To answer your question, I think that Chinese will become an increasingly more important language to know, especially simplified. Mainland China is internationalizing its economy rapidly, and more business with the US will mean that more people will need to understand Chinese in order to conduct good business with them.

By Studiousvegetar (Studiousvegetar) on Tuesday, February 11, 2003 - 09:41 pm: Edit

English, Hindi, French

By 89 on Tuesday, February 11, 2003 - 09:59 pm: Edit

im very interested in languages and was thinking about taking 6 language course in college...
(spanish, french, italian, mandarin, hindi, korean)

what are your thoughts on this? is this a wise idea?

By Heather on Tuesday, February 11, 2003 - 10:19 pm: Edit

I think hindi is not really necessary...

I can speak English, Cantonese, Mandarin, and Japanese. I'm interested in learning French though...

By 82 on Tuesday, February 11, 2003 - 10:21 pm: Edit

hindi is more of a personal thing

By for sir denster on Tuesday, February 11, 2003 - 10:49 pm: Edit

so sir denster, would you recommend chinese over spanish? Is it really difficult? I don't want to kill myself learning the language. I know german, but I wouldn't say that I am fluent. Thanks for your help.

By aa on Tuesday, February 11, 2003 - 10:51 pm: Edit

mother language: spanish
learned english at school
learned german for few months

By aa on Tuesday, February 11, 2003 - 10:51 pm: Edit

mother language: spanish
learned english at school
learned german for few months

By dsf on Wednesday, February 12, 2003 - 03:40 am: Edit

jesam, srpkinja sam naravno, ali sam u beogradu
a ti si u chikagu? sta/gde studiras? ja bih tamo trebalo da studiram
upravo dolazim u chi. u subotu sad na intervju za neku stipendiju
pozdrav.

By a on Wednesday, February 12, 2003 - 04:02 am: Edit

Kuess mich Ich spreche Deutsch!

By Yahoo on Wednesday, February 12, 2003 - 02:38 pm: Edit

Lived in Sweden for six years: Swedish (Speak fluently, read/write at middle school level)

Lived in China for six years: Chinese (I speak at home with my parents, as well) Fluent, published a Chinese article in the newspaper.

English (Haha, self explanatory)

French (Taken for three years)

By alix on Wednesday, February 12, 2003 - 03:38 pm: Edit

i don't live in chicago. I applied to school there. I can't really speak serbian except for the stuff in church.. the lord's prayer and stuff. Anyways, it would be interesting to chat with you. Anyways. write back ;)

By Andromache on Wednesday, February 12, 2003 - 04:42 pm: Edit

Ancient Greek!
Hellenike glotte archei!!!!

I don't speak it though.

Also Latin, and French (fluent).

I'm planning to major in Classics.

By Another Suitcase in Another Hall on Wednesday, February 12, 2003 - 06:30 pm: Edit

English, Latin, Japanese, and scarce bits of Tagalog from childhood.

My father was forced to learn Japanese before we moved to Japan, and I picked it up from him and the country. I don't remember much Tagalog, and my mother is of no help (even as a Filipina.)

I want to study a Slavic language in college - does anyone have any suggestions?

By to alix from dsf on Thursday, February 13, 2003 - 11:37 am: Edit

puzzled here... how come you're serbian but can't speak serbian, "except for the stuff in churh"? oche nash?

didn't your parents teach you any?

By obie on Thursday, February 13, 2003 - 11:40 am: Edit

another suitcase in another hall: go for Russian, it's really a beautiful language, damn hard tho,especially for someone not of a slavic origin... also Russia is the greatest and probably most important of all slavic countries... beautiful, interesting country too...

my highest recommendation, certainly

By HINDI on Thursday, February 13, 2003 - 12:38 pm: Edit

HINDI

By voulezvouscoucheravecmoicestsoir on Thursday, February 13, 2003 - 01:10 pm: Edit

wow ... i admire you guys. i took spanish and french from 3rd grade and am probably a little over intermediate level. i wanna be fluent by 23. i'm 16 now!

By ben affleck on Thursday, February 13, 2003 - 01:49 pm: Edit

French, Spanish, Engligh, and Creole.

By cambanosoy on Thursday, February 13, 2003 - 03:15 pm: Edit

fluent: english, spanish, french
basic: portuguese, italian
i understand: arabic, aymara, papiamientu

By to dsf from alix on Thursday, February 13, 2003 - 08:58 pm: Edit

my mom is serbian and my dad is austrian/italian. My grandparents are fluent, but my mom refused to learn and so I didn't get a chance to. I live in the west, not CA, and there is only one orthodox church in the state, which is serbian. Have you ever been to jackson CA? diocesian days? and the stuff in church.. I have heard it since I was a little girl so I can say it all, but i just can't understand it... for example.. dobro nam dosli... can't spell it... dobro jutro... I really am sad about not learning the language. I want my priest to teach it to me this summer. You know what I mean? I can say the lord's pryer in serbian, but I just don't understand it... :) kinda werid. Anyways. bishop longin is in our region. next year i hope to find a serb church in NY. I am moving to the east coast next year. Anyways, it would be nice to chat via email. Are you a boy or girl?

By cel on Saturday, February 15, 2003 - 08:13 pm: Edit

English, French, Vietnamese, Mandarin, Cantonese, Hainanese (Chinese dialect), Teocheow (another Chinese dialect). Best at English and French, work for a Vietnamese newspaper, better at writing Chinese (traditional) than speaking, and really can't say my Hainese and Teocheow skillz are as good as I'd like because everyone I know who speaks the dialects is either dead or never learned to speak them fluently because only older local/natives back in China spoke them.

By cel on Saturday, February 15, 2003 - 08:13 pm: Edit

*Hainanese

By bump on Monday, February 17, 2003 - 07:09 pm: Edit

bump

By kenny ; on Wednesday, February 19, 2003 - 05:40 pm: Edit

mmm...

I speak.

Serbian, Macedonian (Yes, they are similar),
English, and French.
And.... I can understand Spanish.

By kenny on Wednesday, February 19, 2003 - 05:57 pm: Edit

yes,
and.. i know..
russian, bulgarian, chinese, croatian, slovenian, greek, ....


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