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Old 26th-August-2008   #21
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I speak English as a mother tongue, but very little Irish.

I studied Italian on a night course for three years, and I did a German introductory course. Right now I am learning Finnish in my spare time with the help of a few books and resources I find on the internet.
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my mother toungue is french
I speak englishsince I'm 2 years old.
I learn spanish in high school. It has gotten rusty now, but I still can understand really well. the reason it is rusty, is that I tend to speak finnish instead of spanish when I try.
I can speak finnish quite okay, well at least when I was in Finland most of the finns didnt notice much. I can manage quite fine to survive there. I can understand quite well though. probably like 70% of what is said. sometimes more, sometimes less.
I can read swedish
I know a bit of Norwegian, Russian, Icelandic, Japanese and Polish
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my mother toungue is french
I speak englishsince I'm 2 years old.
I learn spanish in high school. It has gotten rusty now, but I still can understand really well. the reason it is rusty, is that I tend to speak finnish instead of spanish when I try.
I can speak finnish quite okay, well at least when I was in Finland most of the finns didnt notice much. I can manage quite fine to survive there. I can understand quite well though. probably like 70% of what is said. sometimes more, sometimes less.
I can read swedish
I know a bit of Norwegian, Russian, Icelandic, Japanese and Polish
Wow! How do you do to know all that?
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English and Irish is my mother native tongue.

Finnish is my second (3rd language)

Then i also can speak French, German, Spanish and Latin.
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Wow! How do you do to know all that?
well some say I'm just skilled with languages.
I know basics in Norwegian, but I can't say I can speak much of it. Russian, well I know couple of words and phrases, but nothing more. I can't read it. Icelandic, well same thing, I know some basic stuff and words, as well as a bit of grammar. Japanese, well I know a bit too, we have japanese neighbours, and Polish, well I have a polish friend who enjoys teaching me some stuff

I guess it's easier when you are young to learn languages.
It's quite funny, even people from here sometimes ask me where I am from because I have a "weird" accent. I guess it's possible, from speaking differents languages. I have no clue
But languages are also a passion for me, so its something I really do enjoy
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actually I do enjoy, but over here I haven't spotted any foreigner to teach me another language, except for those tommies at my University haha
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turkish:native language
english:can speak,write and read fluently:P
I know some finnish,found it very easy to learn because of its relationships with turkish
same thing goes to japanese
know very little danish+norwegian too
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turkish:native language
english:can speak,write and read fluently:P
I know some finnish,found it very easy to learn because of its relationships with turkish
same thing goes to japanese
know very little danish+norwegian too
is turkish different from arabic languages? I am just wondering! (haha french isnt related much to finnish either :P)
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is turkish different from arabic languages? I am just wondering! (haha french isnt related much to finnish either :P)
ofcourse it is!!!

but maybe some words comes from arabic in it

their accent the language & everything is really separated from arabic I think
(at least these times that I spent there express this - not that I know arabic & turkish fluently at the moment!)
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Lithuanian = mother tongue
Russian = understanding - very well; speaking / writing - not so bad (I had to learn it at school and before the school. I haven't used the language for about 8 years, so I forgot it a little bit.. )
German = very well/fluently (I learned it at school and used the language while living in Germany (4 years long) )
English = enough to understand people and to communicate with them (I didn't have it at school, so I had to learn it by myself)
Finish = basics, but I study hard...I hope, in couple of years I can speak this language as well!
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