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Yes 77 85.56%
No 13 14.44%
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Old 08-23-2014, 09:26 AM
 
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I am most likely to live in China as that's my wifes home country.I could live in Shanghai fairly easily, but living elsewhere would be more difficult, but still doable. Chinese don't seem to expect foreigners to learn mandarin, so perhaps in a way China could be easier then many countries. Many locals make good effort to learn English. I speak very basic Chinese and know the culture fairly well, so I could survive at least.
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Old 08-23-2014, 09:38 AM
 
Location: Finland
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I am living in a non-English speaking country. Seven years so far and no regrets. Still have trouble speaking Finnish though but can do it when I need to.
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Old 08-23-2014, 09:42 AM
 
Location: Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
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Of course.
I already live in non-English speaking country (and have lived here for my whole life) and English is NOT my native language.
Better question would be: 'Could you live in a country where most people don't speak your native language', as native language of quite many people here is not English.
Much better question.
Yes, I could live in a country where the language isn't Spanish or English. In fact I'm looking forward to it.
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Old 08-23-2014, 12:42 PM
 
Location: Castlederp
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Yes, easily.

I speak French pretty fluently and can pick up the basics of most languages pretty quickly.. I would prefer a European country though
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Old 08-23-2014, 07:19 PM
 
Location: Sydney, Australia
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The whole non-english speaking world are rude because your aunt had problems with some germans.
Is that what you are saying or is it just germans? Is it all germans or just some? Are there no rude people in the english speaking world?
Rude or not, the majority of them wouldn't understand you. It will no their first language. This is pretty much common sense.

Though I do hear many Swedes know English and that it's some '2nd' language there.
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Old 08-23-2014, 11:12 PM
 
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Yes, for China I only know Mandarin and some Cantonese, if I head further inland I may end up having to speak a conservative dialect!
English is frequently spoken in Hong Kong, the British left their mark, in food, government, and loanwords.
Singapore too. I actually have a love hate relationship with the mainland.

I could do it in any country, but it may not go smoothly if I need learn something in Eastern Europe, not because its too difficult. The reason, its hard to explain.
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Old 08-24-2014, 08:51 AM
 
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i doubt it , i find learning languages one of the hardest things to do

mainland europeans are vastly superior when it comes to mastering new tongues
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Old 08-24-2014, 12:35 PM
 
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i doubt it , i find learning languages one of the hardest things to do

mainland europeans are vastly superior when it comes to mastering new tongues
...In the same sprachbund.
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Old 08-26-2014, 11:14 PM
 
Location: Brisbane
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I will certainly live full time in Korea at some stage.
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Old 08-27-2014, 08:08 PM
 
Location: The land where God created :)
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Only if it's French speaking
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