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Old 08-18-2009, 12:57 PM
 
Location: BOY-see
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Bilingual English & Hebrew. Also I know some French (lived in France one year as a child and then studied for 4 years) & Spanish (lived & worked in Ecuador). I also know the differences between American, British & Australian English (having lived in the USA, England & Australia) as well some knowledge of South African/Botawana (having visited these countries) English. I also know a few words & expressions in Greek, a few words in Russian, Hungarian, Italian & Yiddish.
Hebrew was far easier than I thought it would be. One just had to accommodate the concept of a completely different (Semitic) verb system, but I found that the derivation of so many verbs, nouns and so on from a common root made the language much easier. What I found most difficult was written comprehension, not because of the right-to-left, but the combination of not having the vowels and (to me) many letters' superficial similarities to one another.
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Old 08-18-2009, 01:36 PM
 
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English, French, Spanish

but I am never sure which is which and that becomes a problem
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Old 08-18-2009, 07:44 PM
 
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I speak and read Japanese and english.
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Old 08-24-2009, 01:52 PM
 
Location: Denver
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Default multilingual

Dutch - fluent
Spanish - conversational
German - conversational
Japanese - conversation

Have worked in Holland, Panama, Colombia. Total immersion was the best way for me to learn!
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Old 08-24-2009, 03:25 PM
 
Location: Back home in Kaguawagpjpa.
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English,

and very little Spanish, and Japanese. The former because I am a sucker for Latin women, the latter because Japanese is so cool!
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Old 08-24-2009, 06:01 PM
 
Location: Pennsylvania
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English- Fluent *****

Spanish ****
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Old 08-24-2009, 11:44 PM
 
Location: San Diego, California
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Fluent in English and German. A little bit French, too.
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Old 08-25-2009, 05:09 AM
 
Location: Sweden
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Swedish and english.
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Old 08-25-2009, 08:00 AM
 
Location: following the wind of change
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I speak tagalog, english, visayan (dialect) and have picked up a few of spanish words...
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Old 08-25-2009, 04:27 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Fluent
Tigrinya
Amharic
Arabic
Norsk
French
English


Functional
Svenska
Oromo
Farsi
Danish

I picked up most as kids, and a alot of them are so common that if you learn one you can hold your own with another(svenska/norsk, and tigrinya/amharic being some of them)
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