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Do you ever throw random bits of other languages into your speech watch

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    Ja!

    A bit of German always goes down well.
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    if with family, it will go from swahili, to english, to bits of luo, and then i add some of my high school french. its fun
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    (Original post by Skinnylinny)
    Yeah, although often I find I can't remember the English word for something (yes, English is my first language), I remember asking my stepdad where he kept the Schneidelineal (German for guillotine-paper-cutter-thing) in the office, because I honestly couldn't remember what is was called in English. I've also been known to drop in Italian, French, Latin and Esperanto into conversations unintentionally (or, sometimes, intentionally to annoy someone)

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    I do that too, for some strange reason there are some things i only know their names in luo and i can't figure out the enlish names.
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    hmm i would try not to, which usually isnt that hard since i am fluent in english :p:

    especially since it seems rude if not everyone there understands that language...
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    I always add in Spanish

    Bolso Blanco LOL

    Quiero dormir pero no puedo porque hay un fly en mi dormitorio !

    Then someone will say someone will be like what?

    Then I have to say it in full english.

    "I want to sleep but I can't because there is a fly in my room"

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    Si :wink2: only a word/phrase or two here and there though.

    My friend who's bilingual will have convos with her 'rents on the phone in literally half English and half...Urdu I think, it's the most amazing thing to listen to, just the effortless switch back and forth.
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    Ja, manchmal spreche ich Deutsch aber wenn ich Deutsch spreche, spreek ik Nederlands -dat vind ik raar. But they are similar languages so...
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    Nah, I'm generally not that pretentious. :angelblush:
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    I speak some French, and I do that ALL the time! Especially in notes to myself... sometimes I just write them in French cause it's easier.
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    When I'm speaking to my parents I speak a mix of English and tamil. Usually I use English for words that I don't know in Tamil
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    No, because i'm 100% English and not retarded.
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    I say 'oui' a lot... but thats it, I dont know any other languages lol :P
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    Yeah mainly German

    Sometimes I will say "Danke" to my gran and shes like WTF? LOL
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    (Original post by Bubbles*de*Milo)
    Yeah, I'm always going 'yalla' to people, it's the best word in the World (short and sweet, means: hurry up, come on, quickly...)

    And I call loads of people Habibi.
    Is your native language Arabic then?

    But on topic, I speak English and my native language fluently but never make the mistake of switching between the two. I think I've only done it once or twice where I've said yes in my native language instead of saying it in English.
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    Yes! I love it!
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    (Original post by Bubbles*de*Milo)
    Yeah, I'm always going 'yalla' to people, it's the best word in the World (short and sweet, means: hurry up, come on, quickly...)

    And I call loads of people Habibi.
    I prefer it when the word Habibi is reserved for girlfriend/boyfriend/partner. Anyone else and it's a bit weird and it dilutes the importance of it. If someone calls you and only you Habibi it makes them feel a lot better than if you're brandishing it about willy nilly.
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    Unless you're foreign or actually speak the language properly, throwing in foreign languages just makes you look like a prick. So many of my friends think it makes them sound clever to throw bits of French to their speech or whatever, when they don't know more than about six words.
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    Denglish ftw
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    Yeah, when I can't think of a word in one language I just say it in another.
 
 
 
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