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View nickyf's Profile nickyf 06 Sep 22 2.16pm Send a Private Message to nickyf Add nickyf as a friend

Fluent English from birth, done a little bit of German and Welsh would love to be fluent in a 2nd language

 

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View PalazioVecchio's Profile PalazioVecchio Flag south pole 06 Sep 22 3.59pm Send a Private Message to PalazioVecchio Add PalazioVecchio as a friend

fluent French, Spanish & irish. A good basic working knowledge of 1 Celtic language ( irish) and 1 Germanic language(Dutch). Got a smattering of words in German, Japanese, Catalan & Breton.

Faraway languages (& Basque) are just too difficult to be bothered. So no Chinese or Urdu. Tonality is a feckin nightmare.

I would love to learn Frisian & Sard as a way to tap into the Old World. Or Norwegian Bokmal to tap into my tiny bit of Viking DNA.

Conlangs are interesting for beginners....Lingua Franca Nova being a favourite.

but mostly, Eagles, all you need is the link below.....I speak a thousand languages, and all of them are English.

Some of the other big World languages are predominantly spoken by poor people (working with a shovel in a field) , and also limited to one or two regions of the planet. So why bother ? All the James Bond villians & Top Fighter Pilots seem to speak English. The shyte Fighter Pilots probably only speak Korean, Egyptian or Nepalese.

For Science, Technology, the Arts, Politics & diplomacy, Education, Religion, the Military, law , Cinema or even drug-dealing....its English all the way.

The foreign stuff is good...like Foreign cinema or Krav Maga or a Buddhist retreat or a Sushi restaurant....but really, its all just cultural tourism. For the serious stuff, Air Traffic Control & brain surgery....its English.

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The link below fascinates me. Any speakers of any Celtic languages on HOL will be familiar at the disconnect to more mainstream Germanic or Romance languages. And then you discover that Arabic has all the old familiar Grammar Rules. It all seems to date back to the first populations coming into Europe about ten or twenty thousand years ago, moving up through Turkey and bringing inflected prepositions with them.

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7 points from Manchester last season

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View Lanzo-Ad's Profile Lanzo-Ad Flag Lanzarote 06 Sep 22 5.20pm Send a Private Message to Lanzo-Ad Add Lanzo-Ad as a friend

Qui?

 



Ticking away the moments that make up a dull day
You fritter and waste the hours in an offhand way
Kicking around on a piece of ground in your hometown
Waiting for someone or something to show you the way

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View mezzer's Profile mezzer Flag Main Stand, Block F, Row 20 seat 1... 06 Sep 22 5.25pm Send a Private Message to mezzer Add mezzer as a friend

I always try to know at least the very basics from a courtesy perspective when I go on holiday (please, thank you, good morning etc) but can't shake off the irritating habit of cheerily saying "squid" to people in Greece at breakfast for at least the first three mornings by getting my "Calamari's" and Kalimera's" mixed up.

 


Living down here does have some advantages. At least you can see them cry.

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View PalazioVecchio's Profile PalazioVecchio Flag south pole 06 Sep 22 5.49pm Send a Private Message to PalazioVecchio Add PalazioVecchio as a friend

Originally posted by mezzer

I always try to know at least the very basics from a courtesy perspective when I go on holiday

its great Sport to be in a touristy part of Spain and pretend to not have a single word of the local language. You would be shocked at some of the things you hear.

 


7 points from Manchester last season

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View Lanzo-Ad's Profile Lanzo-Ad Flag Lanzarote 06 Sep 22 5.55pm Send a Private Message to Lanzo-Ad Add Lanzo-Ad as a friend

In Spain don't get ask for Pollo (chicken) instead of Polla (c**k)

 



Ticking away the moments that make up a dull day
You fritter and waste the hours in an offhand way
Kicking around on a piece of ground in your hometown
Waiting for someone or something to show you the way

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View Lanzo-Ad's Profile Lanzo-Ad Flag Lanzarote 06 Sep 22 5.59pm Send a Private Message to Lanzo-Ad Add Lanzo-Ad as a friend

Originally posted by Lanzo-Ad

In Spain don't get ask for Pollo (chicken) instead of Polla (c**k)

I always say No intendo solo espanol to any Mancs or Scousers

 



Ticking away the moments that make up a dull day
You fritter and waste the hours in an offhand way
Kicking around on a piece of ground in your hometown
Waiting for someone or something to show you the way

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Originally posted by Lanzo-Ad

I always say No intendo solo espanol to any Mancs or Scousers

Sorry, intiendo

 



Ticking away the moments that make up a dull day
You fritter and waste the hours in an offhand way
Kicking around on a piece of ground in your hometown
Waiting for someone or something to show you the way

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View Casual's Profile Casual Flag Orpington 06 Sep 22 6.55pm Send a Private Message to Casual Add Casual as a friend

I came back from Spain 2 weeks ago and have been on The duolingo app. It gets hold of you, I did 6 hours on it last week.
If I make retirement , chances are Ill get a place abroad, probably Spain or Canaries, so thought Id have ago. Its a good distraction from social media , as you spend time on Duolingo.
My uncles got a bar in Marbella and my mates a boxing coach out there, they both speak pretty decent Spanish, also Id like to be able to watch narcos without the sun titles.

 

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View Palace Old Geezer's Profile Palace Old Geezer Flag Midhurst 06 Sep 22 7.10pm Send a Private Message to Palace Old Geezer Add Palace Old Geezer as a friend

I still manage here in this country by speaking English, after a fashion. That'll do nicely thankyou.

 


Dad and I watched games standing on the muddy slope of the Holmesdale Road end. He cheered and I rattled.

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View PalazioVecchio's Profile PalazioVecchio Flag south pole 06 Sep 22 8.12pm Send a Private Message to PalazioVecchio Add PalazioVecchio as a friend

Originally posted by Lanzo-Ad

In Spain don't get ask for Pollo (chicken) instead of Polla (c**k)

order a Pollo con Cidra........and not a Polla con Sida

chicken with cider.......and not the other thing.

 


7 points from Manchester last season

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View HeathMan's Profile HeathMan Flag Purley 07 Sep 22 12.14am Send a Private Message to HeathMan Holmesdale Online Elite Member Add HeathMan as a friend

So you can ask for HIV in Spanish?

 

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