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Old 01-25-2017, 09:39 AM
 
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My (Irish) SO speaks Gaelic. I love it.


I live in a pretty diverse area and hear different languages all over my neighborhood, no need to travel for them. I am fond of Brazilian Portuguese especially. It's almost sing song-y.
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Old 01-25-2017, 10:03 AM
 
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German. I can't say it is a nice polite language. What I can say is that I like its directness and bluntness.. I also like many of its similarities to English.
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Old 01-25-2017, 10:13 AM
 
Location: Plano, TX
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I'm in the United States, I find it refreshing to hear English being spoken. Bonus points if it's reasonably grammatically correct, and spoken at a level above elementary school proficiency.
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Old 01-25-2017, 11:14 AM
 
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French & italian, it flows nicely. I cannot stand to hear russian though, it grates on my nerves.
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Old 01-25-2017, 12:40 PM
 
Location: New Mexico
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I live in New Mexico and was at a local McDonalds a while back and heard English, Spanish, Italian and two (or three?) Native American languages. Italian has a very nice lyrical quality to it. I speak English but can manage in Spanish and a little Italian. I especially like hearing the Native American languages spoken because some have died out or only have a handful of speakers left. I am surprised at how often I hear Italian spoken here but Spanish is, of course, very commonly spoken (usually more like Spanglish).
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Old 01-25-2017, 12:53 PM
 
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My (Irish) SO speaks Gaelic. I love it.


I live in a pretty diverse area and hear different languages all over my neighborhood, no need to travel for them. I am fond of Brazilian Portuguese especially. It's almost sing song-y.
Yup. Back in my early 20s I couldn't handle listening to the cute grad student (Carioca) from Rio speaking Portuguese when I was still learning it. Mind blowing
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Old 01-25-2017, 01:13 PM
 
Location: East Coast of the United States
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Are there any languages, other than your own, that you like to hear spoken, when on vacation?
Definitely French.

Can't get enough of that language.
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Old 01-25-2017, 03:01 PM
 
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I'm in the United States, I find it refreshing to hear English being spoken. Bonus points if it's reasonably grammatically correct, and spoken at a level above elementary school proficiency.
unless you is in da hood.
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Old 01-25-2017, 04:07 PM
 
Location: SoCal again
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All romance languages like Italian, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Romanian.


I despice Arabic and African English.
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Old 01-25-2017, 04:10 PM
 
Location: Brackenwood
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Welsh may be nice to hear, I do know that the Welsh have the best accent when it comes to speaking English, they sound fabulous because they 'sing' almost every word they say :-)
I'd give that honor to the Scousers. Nothing beats the sing-song of a good thick Liverpool accent.

Foreign language? French. Nice and soothing. I also like to listen to Afrikaans just because that's what I've heard is closest to what English sounds like to people who don't speak English. I especially like watching Charlize Theron speak it.


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