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    (Original post by im so academic)
    In your opinion.
    Well obviously, hence the topic of the thread: how attractive a polyglot is to individual people - it was always going to be subjective!
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    Extremely subjective! I can see people who are extremely intelligent but don't come across as a 'geek'. I have also seen people who are pretty stupid and act really geeky!
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    If they can speak Spanish then I'll find them attractive, some sexy language :sexface:
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    Surely there is something more constructive they could have done?

    After 5 languages do you really need to speak any more?
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    I wouldn't find them anything. A little more interesting maybe.
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    (Original post by Helpful_Charlie)
    Surely there is something more constructive they could have done?

    After 5 languages do you really need to speak any more?
    I speak 5 but Id like to learn at least one more (Spanish or Chinese) but as someone mentioned before, it gets pretty tricky when u start mixing them
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    (Original post by AlexejKir)
    I speak 5 but Id like to learn at least one more (Spanish or Chinese) but as someone mentioned before, it gets pretty tricky when u start mixing them
    I'd die happy if I could learn a second language - either Slovak or Russian.

    Good luck though
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    If he constantly started talking to me in different languages all the time, i would get p'd off. :/
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    French and Italian sound sexy so if they were 2 of the 16 then yes
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    (Original post by Helpful_Charlie)
    I'd die happy if I could learn a second language - either Slovak or Russian.

    Good luck though
    might help u with that, i speak both and basically if you speak Slovak, its really close to Czech so u got one more
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    I reckon they'd be a bit of a ****.
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    (Original post by humble_bumble)
    If he constantly started talking to me in different languages all the time, i would get p'd off. :/
    I must be really tired, but, I read that as if you said you'd rip your clothes off :confused:
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    (Original post by AlexejKir)
    might help u with that, i speak both and basically if you speak Slovak, its really close to Czech so u got one more
    Was Russian hard? I've learnt a few words and have been going over the alphabet but it's intimidating, without a doubt.
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    (Original post by Irrelevance)
    How do you say "trolololol OP" in Icelandic?
    They wouldn't bother to translate it.
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    I don't know why people are claiming 16 languages is something special.

    I am fluent in 34 languages (listening, speaking, reading, and writing) and have rudimentary knowledge of another 50+ (and excluding regional dialects). If you dedicate all your spare time to learning these languages with a trusted local language tutor then it really isn't anything major.

    My life ambition is to be an expert (D.Phil level) on dozens of nations' culture, music, politics, media, history, and languages.

    Apart from Welsh. I'm not that desperate. :rolleyes:
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    Unattractive for me tbh, shows capability but your cultural interests are spread too thinly. I want to learn more but I desperately don't want to lose any touch whatsoever with French.
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    (Original post by Helpful_Charlie)
    I must be really tired, but, I read that as if you said you'd rip your clothes off :confused:
    ... Really don't see how you got that

    So yes, you are tired Unless that is what you do when annoyed?
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    I'd think they were lying but I'd be secretly impressed :awesome:
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    (Original post by Helpful_Charlie)
    Was Russian hard? I've learnt a few words and have been going over the alphabet but it's intimidating, without a doubt.
    well I cheated a bit, my parents spoke russian so they basically taught me when I was a little boy.. and they keep speaking to me in russian so i dont forget.. but its not that hard, most of the Slavic languages are close to each other with grammar so its easier to learn Russian when u know Polish/Czech/Slovak etc than learning German (with the same languages)

    thats why I got stuck with spanish :/ just cant crack it...
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    (Original post by humble_bumble)
    ... Really don't see how you got that

    So yes, you are tired Unless that is what you do when annoyed?
    One of life's mysteries

    I can assure the viewing public that I don't do that, honest.
 
 
 
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