Thursday, April 11, 2019

Your Turn

Do you know more than one language?

55 comments:

Mozart said...

I spent 10 years of my childhood in Germany, and while I learned to speak German pretty well, I never reached fluency. Same with Italian.

sandybrook said...

Yes

LooksLikeCRicci said...

Si.

sandybrook said...

And Oui

BayAreaGirl said...

Yes, three

Christina said...

Depends on your definition of "know." Je suis super en boucher francais

MontanaMarriott said...

Si, Oui, Sim, Yes

kfitz said...

Can I read and understand spanish? yes. Can I keep up when someone is talking to me in Spanish really fast, no lol I realized this in Puerto Rico a couple weeks ago.

Glue said...

Yes.

:| raven |: said...

i'm extremely fluent in typoese

Humor Me said...

Yes. Sarcasm.

Flashy Vic said...

Nein

Nutty_Flavor said...

Five. Although my German is rusty.

Vita said...

Embarrassed to have lost a lot of the Spanish I once knew. I was too shy to opt for the full immersion, conversational classes, and regret that. Major respect for multilingual minds.

Krab said...

I speak jive!

I'mhungry... said...

portugese (br)

Sagan said...

Yes. As well as hillbilly-ese (KY-WV-VA-NC-SC-GA and northern AL dialect)

@ Krab - LMFAO!

Oh Stewartess...


Jus' hang loose, blood. She gonna catch ya up on da rebound on da med side.

What it is, big mama? My mama no raise no dummies. I dug her rap!

Cut me some slack, Jack! Chump don' want no help, chump don't GET da help!

Say 'e can't hang, say seven up!

Jive-ass dude don't got no brains anyhow! Shiiiiit.

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Unknown said...

yes, five. Nutty, wenn du willst kannst du mit mir üben.

Nutty_Flavor said...

Sounds good, Unknown! :)

I actually have to give a speech in German next month. I literally got my old university textbook out of the basement to practice.

I think I can handle the speech itself - I just pray that nobody asks any questions!

Unknown said...

if they ask questions just say 'entschuldigung, aber Keine Fragen, ich habe vergessen meinen Müll zu sortieren, und muss jetzt rennen'

'excuse me, but no questions, I forgot to sort my garbage and have to run'

Germans love to sort and recycle garbage and will just nod forgivingly ..

Nutty_Flavor said...

Ha ha! Yes, they do love to sort their garbage.

hothotheat said...

Ya, si. Not exactly fluent but understand quite a bit.

hothotheat said...

Ja. I type phonetically.

Sannmatinee said...

Yes. My mother tongue is Finnish, i’m fluent in English (began that in kindergarten), I’ve studied German from age 10 and Swdeish from age 12. It’s pretty common to know several language here, the Finnish education system is a blessing

Pearl said...

Five. Interestingly enough, in my line of work, the dead language I know is more useful than one of the live languages I know.

Gator said...

Si

Em and 'im said...

Oui, āe, yes.

Behjooz said...

4

Jennifer said...

I can sing Happy Birthday in French! Does Pig Latin count?!

Tempestuous Grape said...

Yes, I am fluent in English, shit-talking, and sarcasm.

Stevie Nixed said...

Dutch, English, French. I understand German but speak it badly. Also basic Japanese. Belgian school system rules. (I also understand a bit of Spanish.)

Brooklyn Girl said...

A little Italian, a little Spanish & a lot of Brooklynese.

Boldblonde said...

4.

cheesegrater15 said...

I taught myself to read and write Korean but that's it.

OKay said...

I took French throughout high school and my kids are in French Immersion now, so I could get by in Paris (apologizing all the way through) if I needed to.

Vita said...

Raven-- havent seen you in a few days...assumed you were eyeballs deep in GOT review! Is Valyrian one of your languages?

Brayson87 said...

I'm fluent in the language of love. ;)
I can also translate crazy b!tch from frequent exposure. 😅

Pogue Mahone said...

English, French, German, and Russian.

Mischief Girl said...

I'm pretty good with body language

Substance D said...

Ebonics and english, sort of.

Mister said...

studied enough Mandarin to live at a Chinese uni for free, but wasn't white enough to be popular

GentleBreeze said...

Hablo espanol un poco.

and Sagan, did I get that reference from Airplane?

Craig said...

yes. English native. Danish ( father's family) Gaelic ( mother's side ) Swedish, Norwegian ( it's a Scandinavian thing ) German, French, Spanish and Greek. I think that's it but I can get laid and drunk most anywhere in the world.

Joel Theriot said...

I can speak enough Portuguese to get into the good kind of trouble.

JL said...

Four. But all suffer from lack of practice.

Unknown said...

Yeah some cuss words.

ron hobbs said...

I speak Kryptonian.

Nutty_Flavor said...

What's with all these Europeans bragging about their educational systems?

I learned four of the five languages I know in the much-maligned US educational system - public schools, as well.

I have regular contact with European schools systems, and they have both their plusses and their minuses.

Finland's system is seen as good mostly because it has very few disadvantaged students.

splatford said...

fluent in Splatopian

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B626 said...

Igpay
Atinlay

Nick Rivers said...

@Unknown, "'excuse me, but no questions, I forgot to sort my garbage and have to run'" is one of the funniest fucking things I've read on here in a long time. I'm still giggling like ten minutes later.

Studied German, Spanish, Russian in school. Have puttered with several others; Duolingo makes it really hard to have an excuse for only speaking one language in this day and age.

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