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@Moritana: If I apply your theory, then that means I can also understand some basic Spanish and Italish(sp? lol).. and maybe even others..

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@Moritana: If I apply your theory, then that means I can also understand some basic Spanish and Italish(sp? lol).. and maybe even others..

yep, youll probably get the main idea of things.

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I'm a little bit confused.. Is this poll about how many languages you fluently, or at least average, can talk at? Or is it ok if you just know some basic words about that language..

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I speak 3, portuguese, english (talked with a nuttjob from london sometimes biggrin ) and a bit of spanish (from Argentina). By the way moritana by speaking spanish you are able to understand portuguese also.

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I'm a little bit confused.. Is this poll about how many languages you fluently, or at least average, can talk at? Or is it ok if you just know some basic words about that language..

understand-must, read, and talk or write at least a bit.

note i didnt count french and arabic.
basically, survival knowledge.
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I speak 3, portuguese, english (talked with a nuttjob from london sometimes biggrin ) and a bit of spanish (from Argentina). By the way moritana by speaking spanish you are able to understand portuguese also.

bah. i tried understanding subs that i thought were spanish once, and got a "damnit-i-get-most-of-the-meaning-but-somethings-wrong-he re" headache.
appearently it was portuguese.
i got spanish from dramas like "chiquititas" "rebelde way" and "floricienta" (go chris morena) so others give me headaches.

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I speak 3, portuguese, english (talked with a nuttjob from london sometimes biggrin ) and a bit of spanish (from Argentina). By the way moritana by speaking spanish you are able to understand portuguese also.

bah. i tried understanding subs that i thought were spanish once, and got a "damnit-i-get-most-of-the-meaning-but-somethings-wrong-he re" headache.
appearently it was portuguese.
i got spanish from dramas like "chiquititas" "rebelde way" and "floricienta" (go chris morena) so others give me headaches.

The mainly diferençe is that spanish uses more ~ than portuguese and sometimes the spanish J sounds like R or I.

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I speak 3, portuguese, english (talked with a nuttjob from london sometimes biggrin ) and a bit of spanish (from Argentina). By the way moritana by speaking spanish you are able to understand portuguese also.

bah. i tried understanding subs that i thought were spanish once, and got a "damnit-i-get-most-of-the-meaning-but-somethings-wrong-he re" headache.
appearently it was portuguese.
i got spanish from dramas like "chiquititas" "rebelde way" and "floricienta" (go chris morena) so others give me headaches.

The mainly diferençe is that spanish uses more ~ than portuguese and sometimes the spanish J sounds like R or I.

hmm? isnt J sounds like H or KH?

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I am french and I lived 7 years in the States... that makes two.

When I was in NY a friend of mine told me :"when you know three langages you are trilingal, when you know two, you're bilingal, when yu only know one, you're American.. " smile wink grin

And he was American laugh

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I speak 3, portuguese, english (talked with a nuttjob from london sometimes biggrin ) and a bit of spanish (from Argentina). By the way moritana by speaking spanish you are able to understand portuguese also.

bah. i tried understanding subs that i thought were spanish once, and got a "damnit-i-get-most-of-the-meaning-but-somethings-wrong-he re" headache.
appearently it was portuguese.
i got spanish from dramas like "chiquititas" "rebelde way" and "floricienta" (go chris morena) so others give me headaches.

The mainly diferençe is that spanish uses more ~ than portuguese and sometimes the spanish J sounds like R or I.

hmm? isnt J sounds like H or KH?

It sounds like the H from english it is that in portuguese H has no sound so I usualy say R, I mean like in Júlio which is read H/Rúlio, but I believe that spanish from Spain is a bit diferent than the one from Argentina. You would probably understant the speaking of the true Gaúcho, since their portuguese sound like spanish, but if you find someone from Santa Catarina don't even try... Not even the rest of us Basilian can understand them properly... laugh

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When I was in NY a friend of mine told me :"when you know three langages you are trilingal, when you know two, you're bilingal, when yu only know one, you're American.. " smile wink grin

And he was American laugh

Sad but mostly true. no
Not entirely our fault, since most school systems don't offer languages other than English until jr. high or high school, and even then there are often only 1-2 to choose from. Depending on where you live there may be other places to learn a language (private lessons, etc.) but a lot of places that's not available either.

I know English, a little bit of Latin from the semester I took in college, and tiny bits & pieces of French, Spanish, & German. I'm trying to learn Japanese, but it's a long, slow process. Learn 'em while you're young, it's a lot harder when you get older. dead

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When I was in NY a friend of mine told me :"when you know three langages you are trilingal, when you know two, you're bilingal, when yu only know one, you're American.. " smile wink grin

And he was American laugh

Sad but mostly true. no
Not entirely our fault, since most school systems don't offer languages other than English until jr. high or high school, and even then there are often only 1-2 to choose from. Depending on where you live there may be other places to learn a language (private lessons, etc.) but a lot of places that's not available either.

I know English, a little bit of Latin from the semester I took in college, and tiny bits & pieces of French, Spanish, & German. I'm trying to learn Japanese, but it's a long, slow process. Learn 'em while you're young, it's a lot harder when you get older. dead

huh. in israel every student studies english from 3d grad and arabic from 7th.
but you can ditch arabic later on.

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I'm more on the 2.7 side (wtf..)

Let's see... I'm fluent in English and Tagalog... that's 2...
And know a LOT in Spanish, although not completely fluent... that's like 0.6
and basic Japanese and Italian and very few words in French, German, and Cantonese... 0.1

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I freaking sound like a big dork.

oh and my spanish teachers nailed in my head the fact that the 'j' in spanish sounds like 'h' and nothing else, so that confused me right there.

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go for the 3-4 choice.

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When I was in NY a friend of mine told me :"when you know three langages you are trilingal, when you know two, you're bilingal, when yu only know one, you're American.. " smile wink grin

And he was American laugh

Sad but mostly true. no
Not entirely our fault, since most school systems don't offer languages other than English until jr. high or high school, and even then there are often only 1-2 to choose from. Depending on where you live there may be other places to learn a language (private lessons, etc.) but a lot of places that's not available either.

I know English, a little bit of Latin from the semester I took in college, and tiny bits & pieces of French, Spanish, & German. I'm trying to learn Japanese, but it's a long, slow process. Learn 'em while you're young, it's a lot harder when you get older. dead

huh. in israel every student studies english from 3d grad and arabic from 7th.
but you can ditch arabic later on.


It's different in every country..

I don't know if it's true, but my economics teacher from last year, sometimes commented on the less developed educational level of public schools in America.. But he also said that the private schools did have a high level..

Correct me, if I'm wrong..

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