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    (Original post by Michiyo)
    Sounds awesome! :teeth:

    It is not that they are smarter, it is just that the educational system they come from is more difficult.

    How many languages do you speak and which ones?

    I want to learn a lot of languages too! :five: I only know two (Romanian and English) at the moment, though... :ashamed: Hoping to become fluent in at least two more languages before summer 2024.
    I can only speak English fluently, German is advanced (also have an A level in it), I have a NVQ Level 2 French award (but I don't really like French), and obviously I'm studying Mandarin as part of my degree (Intermediate, as mentioned beforehand.

    I want to become fluent in German, and I'd like to be well versed in either Italian or Spanish, or maybe even Swedish. Perhaps Japanese since characters are sometimes used from Chinese strokes, but I'm not sure if I want to study anymore Asian languages due to its difficulty. Whereas, I find european languages, understandably.

    Woo polyglots!
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    (Original post by Valyrian)
    How did you know?

    I was in Sardinia.
    Cause it's classic Valyrian
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    (Original post by AndrewSCO)
    Cause it's classic Valyrian
    I'll try to break out the classic Valyrian trend this time
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    (Original post by Valyrian)
    I can only speak English fluently, German is advanced (also have an A level in it), I have a NVQ Level 2 French award (but I don't really like French), and obviously I'm studying Mandarin as part of my degree (Intermediate, as mentioned beforehand.

    I want to become fluent in German, and I'd like to be well versed in either Italian or Spanish, or maybe even Swedish. Perhaps Japanese since characters are sometimes used from Chinese strokes, but I'm not sure if I want to study anymore Asian languages due to its difficulty. Whereas, I find european languages, understandably.

    Woo polyglots!
    I am only fluent in Romanian and English, as I said, even though I studied French and Latin in school. I hated French with a passion, so I feel you :five: Sooo I am just going to aim to become fluent in Japanese and Russian :laugh:

    I actually made a summer schedule with five different languages on it! I am not sure if I will keep it the way it is now, change the languages or choose to focus on Japanese and Russian, but I still have until the end of my exams to decide :rolleyes:

    I am only an aspiring polyglot with extremely little knowledge of languages outside of the two languages I am fluent in. But yes, WOOO LANGUAGES!!!! :woo:
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    (Original post by Michiyo)
    I am only fluent in Romanian and English, as I said, even though I studied French and Latin in school. I hated French with a passion, so I feel you :five: Sooo I am just going to aim to become fluent in Japanese and Russian :laugh:

    I actually made a summer schedule with five different languages on it! I am not sure if I will keep it the way it is now, change the languages or choose to focus on Japanese and Russian, but I still have until the end of my exams to decide :rolleyes:

    I am only an aspiring polyglot with extremely little knowledge of languages outside of the two languages I am fluent in. But yes, WOOO LANGUAGES!!!! :woo:
    I think the study of languages is so beautiful. It's nice to see native speakers be shocked and happy when you speak their own language. That keeps me going haha.

    I ****ing love Russian. I'd learn it but it seems pretty impossible but I'd love to give it a go.

    I'm trying as hard as I can to keep Mandarin fresh in my mind so I'm not struggling in September to remember basic things :lol:
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    (Original post by Valyrian)
    I think the study of languages is so beautiful. It's nice to see native speakers be shocked and happy when you speak their own language. That keeps me going haha.

    I ****ing love Russian. I'd learn it but it seems pretty impossible but I'd love to give it a go.

    I'm trying as hard as I can to keep Mandarin fresh in my mind so I'm not struggling in September to remember basic things :lol:
    Agreed :yep: I never had the chance to see that since I am not passable in anything but Romanian and English :sad:

    Russian is not that bad. I have already learnt the alphabet (both print letters and handwritten letters) and some basic things. Then again, Romanian does share a few elements with Russian, which is probably why I found it not to be impossible :laugh:

    That is a good idea
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    (Original post by Michiyo)
    Agreed :yep: I never had the chance to see that since I am not passable in anything but Romanian and English :sad:

    Russian is not that bad. I have already learnt the alphabet (both print letters and handwritten letters) and some basic things. Then again, Romanian does share a few elements with Russian, which is probably why I found it not to be impossible :laugh:

    That is a good idea
    I have an obsession with Vladimir Putin (I have posters of him winking, him being whipped by Harley Quinn, multiple t shirts, Russian dolls of Russian leaders, replica medals from the USSR and biographies about him and numerous books about the USSR) so learning Russian is on my checklist. I do know some words from playing CSGO online with Russians but it's only a swear (Cyka Bylat) haha :lol:
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    (Original post by Valyrian)
    I have an obsession with Vladimir Putin (I have posters of him winking, him being whipped by Harley Quinn, multiple t shirts, Russian dolls of Russian leaders, replica medals from the USSR and biographies about him and numerous books about the USSR) so learning Russian is on my checklist. I do know some words from playing CSGO online with Russians but it's only a swear (Cyka Bylat) haha :lol:
    Why are you obsessed with him? :toofunny:
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    (Original post by Michiyo)
    Why are you obsessed with him? :toofunny:
    I'm not sure, just one of those things I think...ever since I studied Russia from 1924 to 1991 I just became very interested in Russia/Slavic history...
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    (Original post by Valyrian)
    I'm not sure, just one of those things I think...ever since I studied Russia from 1924 to 1991 I just became very interested in Russia/Slavic history...
    Are you a communist, though? :teehee:
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    (Original post by Michiyo)
    Are you a communist, though? :teehee:
    he's more of a dictator than a communist :yep:

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    (Original post by Michiyo)
    Are you a communist, though? :teehee:
    I'm not, I'm very anti-Communism to be honest.
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    (Original post by wolfmoon88)
    he's more of a dictator than a communist :yep:

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    I know, but since she mentioned Russian history from 1924 to 1991, I was just checking :ahee:

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    I'm not, I'm very anti-Communism to be honest.
    Good, because I am the same! :five:
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    (Original post by wolfmoon88)
    he's more of a dictator than a communist :yep:

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    He's a beautiful dictator in a pseduo-democratic world

    (Original post by Michiyo)
    I know, but since she mentioned Russian history from 1924 to 1991, I was just checking :ahee:



    Good, because I am the same! :five:
    Haha, how is the government/politics in Romania?
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    (Original post by Valyrian)
    Haha, how is the government/politics in Romania?
    Everyone hates the government by default and all the parties suck so much I did not even vote in December, when we had the elections
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    (Original post by Michiyo)
    Everyone hates the government by default and all the parties suck so much I did not even vote in December, when we had the elections
    You should never not vote

    (Original post by Valyrian)
    He's a beautiful dictator in a pseduo-democratic world



    Haha, how is the government/politics in Romania?
    :rofl::rofl:
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    (Original post by Michiyo)
    Everyone hates the government by default and all the parties suck so much I did not even vote in December, when we had the elections
    Do you think there's much electoral apathy in comparison to the UK by young voters (18 - 25 )
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    (Original post by wolfmoon88)
    You should never not vote
    What am I supposed to do if everyone sucks so much that there would be no difference if any of them came to power, then? There was no lesser of multiple evils.

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    Do you think there's much electoral apathy in comparison to the UK by young voters (18 - 25 )
    Yes. Both apathy and ignorance in regards to politics is rampant. Not even I know all the parties that exist in Romania and a lot of people are under the impression that we operate under FPTP (we do not; we operate under the party list system and only use FPTP for presidential elections :erm: ).
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    (Original post by Michiyo)
    Yes. Both apathy and ignorance in regards to politics is rampant. Not even I know all the parties that exist in Romania and a lot of people are under the impression that we operate under FPTP (we do not; we operate under the party list system and only use FPTP for presidential elections :erm: ).
    Do you reckon that the implementation of political awareness in the education system would make a great deal of difference or not really?
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    (Original post by Valyrian)
    Do you reckon that the implementation of political awareness in the education system would make a great deal of difference or not really?
    To an extent.

    Youth in general could not care less about politics. Even if we studied about it, chances are most people would just learn that the basics (see the electoral system point mentioned in my previous point) and not care about it. Kind of how GCSE Citizenship students are like when that GCSE is compulsory (in my secondary school, it was compulsory, but I did not do it because I am not a British citizen). A few might become more interested in politics, but overall, I feel as if it will only make a marginal difference, and that difference will mostly show in general knowledge, with just a slight increase in the number of young people voting.

    This makes me question if spending so much on increasing political awareness in schools would be worth it.
 
 
 
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