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David

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English obviously. Then I took 2 years of Spanish in High School, none of which stuck. I can pretty much just tell the number and person of verbs. I've also taken 2 semesters of Latin in college, which is cool except it's obviously useless since it's a dead language. Guess it might help if I ever need to learn a Romance language, but eh. 4 semesters is a university requirement.



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Eric the Bard

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Norwegian, English and in my fifth year learning German. Not any good at it though, but Norwegian is about 50% german.

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English, lol. Like 8+ years of Irish. Second year of German. Done a year of French last year, had to drop it (or keep and drop German).

 

Oh and a tiny bit of Korean because I have been training in TaeKwonDo for almost 6 years and it originated in Korea, have to learn a lot more when I'm 16 though...



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It always amazes me how much multiple languages are pushed in Europe. I guess it's more important when there are so many different countries with their own languages right by, but still. Even though I only know one language I'm still far beyond most Americans, who only have a very basic understanding of their own language, much less others.



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Jake

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English

2 years of Spanish

Ye olde medieval English

 

...That's it.



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Nathan

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English. I learnt Japanese for a couple of years in high school (yr 7 and 8) I've forgotten most of it other than the basics, I also learned a bit more from anime/manga.

 

I also know a few Chinese (Mandarin) words, definitely not enough to hold conversation (even though I have had people come up to me at performances and try to speak to me in Chinese, which puzzles me since I'm white and they're are other members of my team who are Chinese so obviously far more likely to speak Mandarin).

 

I've actually always thought Latin would be useful to know, since I'm a science student, it would make scientific terms (particularly Biol) easier to remember.



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David

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English. I learnt Japanese for a couple of years in high school (yr 7 and 8) I've forgotten most of it other than the basics, I also learned a bit more from anime/manga.

 

I also know a few Chinese (Mandarin) words, definitely not enough to hold conversation (even though I have had people come up to me at performances and try to speak to me in Chinese, which puzzles me since I'm white and they're are other members of my team who are Chinese so obviously far more likely to speak Mandarin).

 

I've actually always thought Latin would be useful to know, since I'm a science student, it would make scientific terms (particularly Biol) easier to remember.

 I thought the same thing, but the language classes are extremely grammar and structure heavy, definitely more so than any other language I've had experience with. We don't study roots much, so an etymology class would probably be far more helpful for that sort of thing.



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Eric the Bard

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Oh, I can speak Swedish and Dansih to some degree, and understand some (not that much) Icelandic, same with what they speak on Pharao Islands.We Vikings went everywhere!

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English obviously. Then I took 2 years of Spanish in High School, none of which stuck. I can pretty much just tell the number and person of verbs. I've also taken 2 semesters of Latin in college, which is cool except it's obviously useless since it's a dead language. Guess it might help if I ever need to learn a Romance language, but eh. 4 semesters is a university requirement.

Apro po.

 

Dunno how its spelt, but thats about all the latin i know.

 

French and German.  VERY small amounts, and mostly useless things like "Mushrooms" or "Which way to the stadium"

 

zzz



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Huygens

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Dutch, obviously, really really good at it too (as in better than the average Dutch or Belgian person)

 

English; since I started playing video games, which was at like age 6 (I'm 21 now) + 2 years in primary school + 6 years in high school? + 2 years in university

 

German ; 6 years 'experience' + I'm quite interested in this language; I used to watch German war movies without subtitles and stuff

 

Took French lessons for like 3 years, but I really hated the crap out of everything that has something to do with the French language or French culture, so I only remember the basics.

 

Very basic Spanish

 

Very very basic Japanese (used to do Kyokushin Karate)

 

No Latin though, I dropped Latin.



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Eric the Bard

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We learn English from first year at primary school. All Norwegians that finish obligatory school have ten years with English. I'm in my 12th year.

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Jake

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We learn English from first year at primary school. All Norwegians that finish obligatory school have ten years with English. I'm in my 12th year.

Shame we don't do this in the States. Our education system SUCKS, with all the useful stuff being learned in college.



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Brad

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English. All i ever need to know lets be honest



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Jake

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I've been thinking about learning Japanese to assist my path to a Game Design career. Anyone know how hard it is to learn?



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Crazycow73

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English and R'lyehian.






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