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  1. retired_member33

    retired_member33 Retired Member

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    Was wondering which languages people here at Acorn speak.


    Let me kick off:

    Danish
    Dutch
    English
    French
    German

    And occasionally I think I can speak Spanish and Turkish :D
     
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    Edwin Well-Known Member Exclusive Member

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    That's an impressive list.

    In decreasing order of fluency...
    English
    French
    Japanese (verbal)
    Dutch (mainly reading)
    Spanish (a bit, mainly reading)
     
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    How long did it take you to speak Japanese?
     
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    Edwin Well-Known Member Exclusive Member

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    Well, I was out there 15 years :)
     
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    English
    French
    Latin
     
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    retired_member33 Retired Member

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    Yeah I heard something like that, but did you just learn it by picking up words or did you have a proper course?
     
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    I think living there for fifteen years would equate to a proper course, although having said that, I've lived partly in Malaysia and China for twenty years and can't speak any Mandarin other than the 'please and thank you' stuff.
     
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    I never had a classroom course, but I did study at university on an informal basis (1 hour a week during term time) with the Japanese Society for 3 years before I moved out to Japan. That was enough to give me some basics to build on.
     
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    Must have been an amazing place to live, its still on my "to visit" list.
     
  11. aZooZa

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    I'm sure you're quite fluent Edwin. I was going to have a stab at Mandarin until I discovered that in Hunan Province (China) they have a completely different language. It's interesting to note that in the UK, dialects can change for every 60 miles you travel. And to some, they are unintelligible.
     
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