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Re: Anybody speak a second language [Re: Grandpa Trapper] #7437169
12/21/21 12:15 AM
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Spanish is the language spoken in my house. (Especially when I get spam calls).


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Re: Anybody speak a second language [Re: Grandpa Trapper] #7437176
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I’m in my 4th year of Spanish

Re: Anybody speak a second language [Re: Grandpa Trapper] #7437191
12/21/21 12:45 AM
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I am currently learning Russia, not as difficult as I would have thought.
I have some pentecostal friends who think they speak a second language.


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Re: Anybody speak a second language [Re: Grandpa Trapper] #7437203
12/21/21 01:40 AM
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Foreign languages are a perishable skill.

I took three years of Latin in high school thinking it would help in the scientific fields I was considering at the time. I sure wish I had that time back to study something useful.

I worked for many years for a Swiss/German engineering firm. Learned a ton of German words, and could read and create German engineering drawings. German newspapers were still Greek to me.

I worked for an Italian firm. Same deal as the German stated above.

I studied Spanish with the intent of retiring in South America. I think I might be able to get by if I were immersed in it, but, when I have the opportunity to converse in it now, my lag time in translating pretty much precludes any conversation.


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Re: Anybody speak a second language [Re: Grandpa Trapper] #7437210
12/21/21 01:52 AM
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My French has gotten good after all the years here. Never any classes, just learning it out of necessity and sitting at long lunches.

Wish I would have studied Spanish in high school instead of German.

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Re: Anybody speak a second language [Re: Grandpa Trapper] #7437221
12/21/21 02:11 AM
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Nope. I took three years of it in high school but my brain just wouldn't pick it up. I suppose it was because I thought it was useless. If I was even half way interested in a subject it stuck with me... foreign languages not so much. About all I know how to say is yo quiero Taco Bell y cervaza lol.


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Re: Anybody speak a second language [Re: Grandpa Trapper] #7437228
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I have studied some foreign languages. Not enough. Wish I had taken more.
French: 3 years in junior high school.
Latin: 3 years in high school. 2 years in college.

Latin is foundational for French and Spanish.
So the French and Latin allow me to fake my way a bit in Spanish.
Old Western movies taught me important stuff in Spanish.
Latin taught me a tremendous amount about English too.
Latin helped me tremendously in my career.

I want to learn Swiss. My ancestor legally came here in 1717. More moved thru Germany to here. I would like to learn German too. Both for a trip that will probably never happen.

Re: Anybody speak a second language [Re: Grandpa Trapper] #7437229
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I have been around Yupik Eskimo language for like 40 years. I know some phrases and names of many every day items and most animals, but to string a sentence together is real hard. The words are very guttural sounds at times and very hard for to pronouce them since its not in our sound vocabulary.

I have to memorize a sentance to speak it.

Re: Anybody speak a second language [Re: Grandpa Trapper] #7437237
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Once spoke 7 different languages when I went for a beer and found the receiver on my truck with both shins

Re: Anybody speak a second language [Re: Grandpa Trapper] #7437239
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Yes I do.

Re: Anybody speak a second language [Re: Grandpa Trapper] #7437240
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I have spoken cursive several times after drinking apple pie.


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Re: Anybody speak a second language [Re: Willy Firewood] #7437245
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Originally Posted by Willy Firewood

I want to learn Swiss. My ancestor legally came here in 1717. More moved thru Germany to here. I would like to learn German too. Both for a trip that will probably never happen.

So Switzerland has 3 languages- German, French and Italian and nearly everyone speaks fluent English.

Re: Anybody speak a second language [Re: Grandpa Trapper] #7437265
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My great grandmother taught me to read and speak Irish as a wee lad. We would sit at the holiday dinner table and converse back and forth. My grandfather, her son, would get so mad and tell us only English was to be spoken at the table. She'd then proceed to call him a bad name in Irish and giggle. He'd glare at her cause he knew just enough to understand she was cursing him out. I found out the hard way he knew a little when he did something and I called him one and he took the belt to me.

I haven't used it in over 30 years, so I've lost most of it. I can still pick some of it up in movies, but for the most part nothing.

A friend's 5 year old taught himself Russian and Chinese by watching YouTube videos. He can't converse in it, but knows enough to point to something and say it in either.


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Re: Anybody speak a second language [Re: Grandpa Trapper] #7437278
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Does yooper count as a second language?


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Re: Anybody speak a second language [Re: Grandpa Trapper] #7437335
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After consuming a lot of bourbon I sound like I'm speaking a foreign language!!


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Re: Anybody speak a second language [Re: Kevin Colpetzer] #7437340
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Originally Posted by Kevin Colpetzer
Once spoke 7 different languages when I went for a beer and found the receiver on my truck with both shins


Redneck minefield!!!

I hate when I do that!!!


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Re: Anybody speak a second language [Re: Pike River] #7437345
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Originally Posted by Pike River
Originally Posted by Willy Firewood

I want to learn Swiss. My ancestor legally came here in 1717. More moved thru Germany to here. I would like to learn German too. Both for a trip that will probably never happen.

So Switzerland has 3 languages- German, French and Italian and nearly everyone speaks fluent English.


Let me help you out. There are actually 4 and I don't know how many local dialects. No, not nearly everyone I have met ( and I have met a lot, mostly over 40)speaks fluent English

Romansh is the fourth.


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Re: Anybody speak a second language [Re: Grandpa Trapper] #7437351
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Japanese not quite fluent but can make and understand most none technical conversations , some Chinese and Korean, mostly from living there and picking up useful phrases and words, also high German which was spoken in my grandmothers house as much or more so then English

Also have a smattering of words and phrases in several other languages as well as most of the swear words in them, funny how those words are often among the first in any language you pick up outside of formal learning that is.

My kids are truly fluent in several languages and can converse at native speaker level just from our living there, it’s amazing how quickly kids pick up other languages when just exposed to them





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Re: Anybody speak a second language [Re: Grandpa Trapper] #7437352
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I speak hillbilly dose that count and it's a slow dialect.


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Re: Anybody speak a second language [Re: Grandpa Trapper] #7437367
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My Mom was full-blooded Ukrainian and was as fluent in it as English. She would sit and chatter with her friends for hours on the phone. Wish I would have had the sense and taken the time to learn it.

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