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Second languages? 2013-01-28 19:49:43 Reply

Can you speak any languages other than English? Fluently?

As for me, I took three years of Spanish in middle school (mandatorily) and passed, although I have a feeling that there was something wrong with the teaching system there because, well, I still can't speak Spanish.

What languages can Newgrounds speak?

no cheating with google translate fucker
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Response to Second languages? 2013-01-28 19:50:57 Reply

Thats cool dude!

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Response to Second languages? 2013-01-28 19:51:19 Reply

At 1/28/13 07:49 PM, T3XT wrote: Can you speak any languages other than English? Fluently?
no cheating with google translate

Google translator + fluent.

Second languages?


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Response to Second languages? 2013-01-28 19:52:33 Reply

I started learning Norwegian but just....stopped.

So no, I can't speak any other languages fluently.


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Response to Second languages? 2013-01-28 19:53:11 Reply

Yeah public foreign language education here is complete horseshit

I took four years of Latin in high school but I don't remember a damn word. Besides that nothing.


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Response to Second languages? 2013-01-28 19:55:32 Reply

At 1/28/13 07:53 PM, DickChick wrote: Yeah public foreign language education here is complete horseshit

It was actually a private school.

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Response to Second languages? 2013-01-28 19:56:40 Reply

Nope, but I bet I could if I wanted to.

My grandpa learned spanish just by watching spanish tv.

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Response to Second languages? 2013-01-28 19:58:15 Reply

Polish was my first language since I was a kid, but I've spoken English for most of my life too.

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Response to Second languages? 2013-01-28 19:58:52 Reply

I've been in the Spanish program since the 1st grade, yet I can't get the verbs right :(


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Response to Second languages? 2013-01-28 20:02:11 Reply

At 1/28/13 07:55 PM, T3XT wrote: It was actually a private school.

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Response to Second languages? 2013-01-28 21:24:41 Reply

I can barely speak English

I have over 5 years of Spanish class experience, but that was all bullshit. I learned more on my own than those classes. My Spanish teacher for the last 2 years of the 5 talked mostly about what she did on the weekend and how the menstrual cycle worked since she was going through menopause. I still don't understand that anyway. I can read it fairy well, I'd say I understand~80% of the text. I can understand about the same amount too. Writing and speaking are pretty weak now.

I've been studying Japanese now more than anything. I've got the kana and ~800 kanji down. I have a Japanese class now that taught me a ton of grammar. I can speak and write basic sentences, but like Spanish I can understand and read better than the output aspects.

Spanish is pretty much on a hold right now until the sumer when I have more time, I gotta focus on classes

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Response to Second languages? 2013-01-28 21:26:29 Reply

i've mastered ebonics


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Response to Second languages? 2013-01-28 21:35:23 Reply

ich bin seit lernen deutsch ein wenig

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Response to Second languages? 2013-01-28 22:38:33 Reply

English is my second language.


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Response to Second languages? 2013-01-28 23:15:36 Reply

At 1/28/13 07:49 PM, T3XT wrote: Can you speak any languages other than English? Fluently?

I can speak acceptable Chinese and Dutch but I have problems with describing what I want to say, but that's also the case when I speak English.

I could speak like a native Beijing person if I tried, but I don't want to be totally Chinese. As for Dutch, I don't need effort to speak like one, since my accent is somewhat European, but sometimes I make grammar mistakes (because I barely speak Dutch to people except my parents).


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Response to Second languages? 2013-01-29 03:09:46 Reply

I can speak very little Spanish because I have to take Spanish at my school.

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Response to Second languages? 2013-01-29 03:11:14 Reply

I speak no second language. Italian was a subject in school though but you learn shit all and I dropped it anyway


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Response to Second languages? 2013-01-29 03:58:28 Reply

Well since my first language is Swedish, English is the second language I can speak (almost) fluently.


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Response to Second languages? 2013-01-29 04:05:50 Reply

Norwegian first, English second.
I often find myself in situations where I'd have an easier time expressing myself in English though.


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Response to Second languages? 2013-01-29 05:27:49 Reply

Well, english is my second language. Danish is my first.


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Response to Second languages? 2013-01-29 06:14:39 Reply

english is my second language, and mandarin (putonghua) is my third.

i usually have no difficulty understanding spoken putonghua if it is spoken properly, but i won't say i am fluent in mandarin. sometimes i have to pause to recall the correct wordings and pronouciations. you may think that it is easy for cantonese people to learn to speak putonghua, but that is not the case for me.


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Response to Second languages? 2013-01-29 08:10:50 Reply

Finnish since I was born in Finland, I'm not a fan of the language though, it sounds pretty retarded. I've been studying Japanese for a while now and I'm good enough at it to understand almost any Japanese text, but there's still a lot to learn because Japanese has so much vocabulary, and reading names is a whole challenge of its own. I spend almost all my free time studying it though so I'm hoping that this year I'd be able to speak it fluently.

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Response to Second languages? 2013-01-29 08:14:04 Reply

I am fluent in Filipino and my second language is English. In my University days I took up some foreign language such as Spanish, Italian, and German.

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Response to Second languages? 2013-01-29 08:29:16 Reply

Wookie, Klingon and Love. I am the master of foreign languages.

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Response to Second languages? 2013-01-29 15:03:08 Reply

At 1/28/13 07:50 PM, lolman77 wrote: Thats cool dude!

I can speak caveman.
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Response to Second languages? 2013-01-29 15:59:43 Reply

Dutch because it's my native language.

I've had French, German and Latin in high school too. I was terrible at Latin though so I dropped that course after one year. As for French and German, I would be lying if I said I "speak" those languages. I can understand bits and pieces of them and speak them very clunkily. It was only expected of us that we would be able to read and understand French and German texts, but I think it would've much more useful if we were allowed to drop one and focus more on the other.


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Response to Second languages? 2013-01-29 16:28:45 Reply

I can speak and write fluent English, and I've got ample ability in American English.
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Response to Second languages? 2013-01-29 16:33:24 Reply

It's not news at this point, but I've taken a few years of German. I wouldn't call myself fluent, though. If i'm ever in a restaurant where all the waiters speak German then i'm set for that shit, but I think in an actual conversation i'd be kinda screwed.

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Response to Second languages? 2013-01-29 17:09:23 Reply

I know two foreign languages,English and German. I can't speak German very fluently,but I can communicate with others just fine.


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Response to Second languages? 2013-01-29 17:35:38 Reply

English is my second language since I'm Dutch. I can speak French, German and a tiny bit of Spanish as well.


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