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My first language is English, I can speak German fairly well, I know a little Japanese, and a very small bit of Spanish and French.

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I keep wondering why there are so many Japanese speakers on here.

Then I realize that this is the internet.
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Sleet wrote:Activate Super Chibi Kawaii Moe Desu Mode!
Exactly.

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thrasherblades wrote:And hey Aquablast, didn't know you were Taiwanese! Ni Hao! ^^
Hi thrasherblades! There are many Taiwanese here, aren't there?
Agent Sandwich wrote:I'm also Taiwanese but I immigrated to Australia to search for Ebly! I am currently studying at an International School in Beijing and because I didn't know how to write Chinese till I got to Beijing, I was taught how to write simplified Chinese instead of the Traditional method.
Wow, so did you find Ebly?

And thanks to the fact that I haven't written anything in Chinese for 7 years, now I forget how to write most of the Chinese characters (I can only write simple stuff like "I", "You", or "Good" now)... I can still speak, read, and type though.
Sleet wrote:Also, I'm surprised; we're a lot more multicultural than I thought we were. Gotta love the wide demographic here.
That's Internet! Now if I want to go somewhere I can simply ask this forum!
Teh Brawler wrote:I keep wondering why there are so many Japanese speakers on here.

Then I realize that this is the internet.
To be fair, I can only read a little Japanese... And mostly only Kanji too.

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Beagle wrote: If my French teacher is correct on this (and please correct me if I'm wrong) : Spanish is more practical for living in America and Mexico. But go over to Europe, and French is a much better common ground.
This is true. In Europe, the pattern tends to be that people will know their mother tongue, and if a second language, it'll be English, and if a third, it'll be French.



I had a funny story my German teacher told me where he was talking to another foreigner in German. At the time he wasn't very good at German, and it turned out neither was the other person. So he asked "can we switch to French?" and the other person obliged. After a while suddenly the other person asks "Are you American?" and when my teacher said "Yes, why?" the other guy said in English "Because I'm English."

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Sleet wrote:I said useful, not spoken by the most people. Mandarin Chinese actually has more speakers than even English. But most of the people who speak it aren't worth speaking to unless you live in or are visiting China (and I don't mean that in an insulting way). Whereas English and Spanish are important if you're going to travel to one of many countries in the world, English being the main language in several of the most culturally influential countries.
If you mean native speakers, you'd be right. I would however contest that overall, English is in far higher use worldwide, even considering the billion-breaking nation. Though that probably can't be easily researched.

I would say that what the 'most useful' language would be depends on what you're going to be using it for. I mean, if it's important for you to be involved with the international powers and all that you'd want to know Mandarin or Hindustani, you know what I mean? Spanish and French, mind you, are both official languages of the UN and Spanish has more native speakers than English.





either way i still like japanese better. nyah.
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Sleet wrote:
Also, I'm surprised; we're a lot more multicultural than I thought we were. Gotta love the wide demographic here.
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Medli wrote:
Sleet wrote:
Also, I'm surprised; we're a lot more multicultural than I thought we were. Gotta love the wide demographic here.
Yeah of course, if you ever come across germany, be my guest^^
And tell me if you are visiting Indonesia!

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Ebly wrote:either way i still like japanese better. nyah.
Taken in context, did you just meow?

With unconventional transliteration?
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Aquablast wrote:
thrasherblades wrote:And hey Aquablast, didn't know you were Taiwanese! Ni Hao! ^^
Hi thrasherblades! There are many Taiwanese here, aren't there?
Agent Sandwich wrote:I'm also Taiwanese but I immigrated to Australia to search for Ebly! I am currently studying at an International School in Beijing and because I didn't know how to write Chinese till I got to Beijing, I was taught how to write simplified Chinese instead of the Traditional method.
Wow, so did you find Ebly?

And thanks to the fact that I haven't written anything in Chinese for 7 years, now I forget how to write most of the Chinese characters (I can only write simple stuff like "I", "You", or "Good" now)... I can still speak, read, and type though.
Sleet wrote:Also, I'm surprised; we're a lot more multicultural than I thought we were. Gotta love the wide demographic here.
That's Internet! Now if I want to go somewhere I can simply ask this forum!
Teh Brawler wrote:I keep wondering why there are so many Japanese speakers on here.

Then I realize that this is the internet.
To be fair, I can only read a little Japanese... And mostly only Kanji too.
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English is the one and langauge I'm gonna learn.

Although, some of you are making me regret dropping german completly. ;)

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English, German, Bosnian. No-one can speak it aside of me! Buahahahahah :P!
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I can read any language that google translator can translate.
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*shuts off brain momentarily*

I also speak American.

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Sleet wrote:
Ebly wrote:either way i still like japanese better. nyah.
Taken in context, did you just meow?

With unconventional transliteration?
bwahaha, i did not mean that. awesome. unintentional meowing.
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Portuguese(from Brazil), is my first language and English is my second language.
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english is ma first and ai started learin spanish 1year ago XP

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English, Mandarin, Malay (deadish language), very basic Japanese, and basic Russian (still learning). Planning to take on Spanish once I'm done with Russian :mrgreen:
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i know English(first)Spanish(second)German(third)
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I speak the following languages:

Swedish (native)
English (native-ish)
Danish (fluent)
Japanese (fluent)
French (almost fluent)
Italian (average)
Spanish (average-ish)
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Wow, that's pretty impressive!
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Why are there so many people who speak Japanese here?
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Probably because both Housepets! and the Japanese language both appeal to the nerdier types, so there's going to be some overlap.
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Holy smokes YES!

Another swede!

Who hopefully lives in sweden aswell!

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im surprised at the amount of people here who can read (and talk) Chinese. who of you learned it? cos i heard that its a really hard language.

also, English is my second and Hebrew is my first... all by my self...

im planing on learning Italian, Spanish and Yiddish.
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I may take a Rosetta Stone course on Spanish or Italian.
Spanish is common though... so many Italian 'cause its less common for First lanauage English speakers like me to speak.
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Private Elliot wrote:I may take a Rosetta Stone course on Spanish or Italian.
Spanish is common though... so many Italian 'cause its less common for First lanauage English speakers like me to speak.
And so i can read Val's fics better.
Well that's definitely a benefit to knowing Italian if you're into that. :3

But remember that Spanish being more common means Spanish is more useful. If you're just learning for fun, though, I wouldn't worry about it. Actually, you could probably learn them together if you wanted. They're very similar languages.
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Jack wrote:im surprised at the amount of people here who can read (and talk) Chinese. who of you learned it? cos i heard that its a really hard language.

also, English is my second and Hebrew is my first... all by my self...

im planing on learning Italian, Spanish and Yiddish.
My dad speaks Chinese. He worked in Taiwan for a while, as a bus driver. Then when he came back to the USA (California), he drove buses as a tour guide for the Chinese tourists. He learned the language from his passengers, basically. And years later when I was born, he taught me. I can speak a little of it, not read it.

Always fun to go into a Chinese restaraunt with him. You get treated with so much respect when you greet them in Chinese and say that you're hungry (in their language, of course). X3
Alex wrote:Why are there so many people who speak Japanese here?
Well, my story: my best friend and I are really into the anime and manga stuff. About two summers ago, we used online translators and such to teach ourselves how to speak Japanese. Actually, both her and my family went out to eat together one time, and we needed to talk about something personal, so we switched from English to Japanese. Our parents turned around and gave us the "o_O What the freak are you talking about???" look. It was great! :lol:

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Sleet wrote:Wow, that's pretty impressive!
Thanks, I do my best :) Been a language nut since I was 12 or so.
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Tobee wrote:Holy smokes YES!

Another swede!

Who hopefully lives in sweden aswell!

(No offense Flint & Esquire. :<:>)

You betcha! I live in Hässleholm right now and study in Lund.
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DigiManiac wrote:
Sleet wrote:Wow, that's pretty impressive!
Thanks, I do my best :) Been a language nut since I was 12 or so.
I like languages too, but my repertoire doesn't really reflect that. I have the typical "boring American" credentials: I speak English and I took Spanish in grade school.

But I pick up what I can in whatever language, though I still can't really hold even a basic conversation in anything but English and Spanish.

A language I think would be cool to know but not worth it to actually learn is Welsh. I think it's such a cool-looking language that would be sweet to be able to write in. As of right now I only know one word: llwynog.
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Sleet wrote:
DigiManiac wrote:
Sleet wrote:Wow, that's pretty impressive!
Thanks, I do my best :) Been a language nut since I was 12 or so.
I like languages too, but my repertoire doesn't really reflect that. I have the typical "boring American" credentials: I speak English and I took Spanish in grade school.

But I pick up what I can in whatever language, though I still can't really hold even a basic conversation in anything but English and Spanish.

A language I think would be cool to know but not worth it to actually learn is Welsh. I think it's such a cool-looking language that would be sweet to be able to write in. As of right now I only know one word: llwynog.

Welsh would be cool, I agree. Personally I've always wanted to learn Arabic and Korean.
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DigiManiac wrote:
Tobee wrote:Holy smokes YES!

Another swede!

Who hopefully lives in sweden aswell!

(No offense Flint & Esquire. :<:>)

You betcha! I live in Hässleholm right now and study in Lund.

Yaay, I don't have to feel ever so lonely! (Originating from Göteborg, livin' close to Jönköping now, in Hjo.)
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Tobee wrote:
DigiManiac wrote:
Tobee wrote:Holy smokes YES!

Another swede!

Who hopefully lives in sweden aswell!

(No offense Flint & Esquire. :<:>)

You betcha! I live in Hässleholm right now and study in Lund.

Yaay, I don't have to feel ever so lonely! (Originating from Göteborg, livin' close to Jönköping now, in Hjo.)
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Is Housepets! to Sweden as David Hasselhoff is to Germany or something? :P
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English is my first language. My German is alright (Although my German teacher would probably disagree...)

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Sleet wrote:Is Housepets! to Sweden as David Hasselhoff is to Germany or something? :P
Probably not, but I like that thought so lets go with that shall we :lol:
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Jack wrote:im surprised at the amount of people here who can read (and talk) Chinese. who of you learned it? cos i heard that its a really hard language.
Well, I guess I cheated by having Chinese as my native language... XD
Beagle wrote:Well, my story: my best friend and I are really into the anime and manga stuff. About two summers ago, we used online translators and such to teach ourselves how to speak Japanese. Actually, both her and my family went out to eat together one time, and we needed to talk about something personal, so we switched from English to Japanese. Our parents turned around and gave us the "o_O What the freak are you talking about???" look. It was great! :lol:

Sadly, in two year's time, I've forgotten half the stuff I used to know. ^^;;
Wow, you learned to speak a language from online translators? That's crazy (in a good way)!

I actually attempted to learn Japanese from Internet, but I gave up because it simply eats too much time.

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