"Language Assistance Thread ***READ FIRST POST***"
This thread is intended for discussion regarding language assistance and learning. It started out with members posting which languages they speak. This will give an idea of who to direct relevant comments to, just in case they may not follow the thread.
As far as posting in languages other than English, please keep the context in relation to the thread topic. No discussion or conversation on random topics. If it is continuous posting, or lengthy posts, in another language, try to provide translations.
I speak Spanish as a second language because it is also my mother's second language, I lived in Latin America, and studied the language in college. I speak Japanese, but not fluently, after having lived in Japan for a few years and marrying a Japanese woman.
My Spanish skills have been useful at work, and have helped me to get employment, but not the types of jobs I's ideally like to have.
I have to speak 3 foreign languages to complete my master-studies in history. That means additional to english and spanish, ill have to pick another language in the next year too - will probably go with dutch because I can already understand the meaning and its very close to German.
English, I'm almost fluent in that because of it's usefulness in interwebz, popular culture and professional requirements.
Originally Posted by Macs.
The goverment said so.
I theoretically speak some Swedish due to government. I just limit my use of that language to educational facilities and Sweden. It's mostly just matter of principle that I don't speak it outside of said environments, Finland should have only one language, Finnish. Roughly something like third of my relatives are our former occupiers, if they want keep their language they should move to Sweden.
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My parents both speak English, so that one was kinda predictable. OTOH, I live in Québec, where 80 percent of the people speak French. So I did a year at Université de Montréal, and again, the result were kinda predictable.
Married a native French speaking woman, she spoke to the kids in French, me in English. They get confused when someone asks them what their mother tongue is. They have no real understanding of the concept.