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ik kom eigenleik van somalia, maar ik heb 9 jaren in Uden, noort brabant gewoont.
ik heb nu 3 jaren in london gewoont and volgende jaar ga ik hier naar universiteit (als alles goed gaat!!). ik ben mijn nederlands aan het vergeten zo het is well goed om een keertje nederlands te praten......lol
Ben jij nederlands...waar woon je....waarom woon je hier en wat ben je aan het leren..........
nee, ik ben engels, maar ik woon in antwerpen, belgie. ik kan frans spreken omdat ik heb in parijs bestudeerde en het is veel beter dan mijn nederlands, een mooi taal maar niet maakelijk te leren met de niveau van het engels hier!! waarom probeer..
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nee, ik ben engels, maar ik woon in antwerpen, belgie. ik kan frans spreken omdat ik heb in parijs bestudeerde en het is veel beter dan mijn nederlands, een mooi taal maar niet maakelijk te leren met de niveau van het engels hier!! waarom probeer..
hia
i speak arabic and english fluently, i can understad and speak french, and understand abit of german
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Basically English, but i know a tiiiiiny bit of french (enuff for an A* at GCSE lol - i.e. not v much!)
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Basically English, but i know a tiiiiiny bit of french (enuff for an A* at GCSE lol - i.e. not v much!)
a* wow, i have chosen french
dont think i will get far though lol!
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a* wow, i have chosen french
dont think i will get far though lol!
You dont actually have to be good at french to get an A*. Its like all GCSEs, as long as you have a good memory, and can learn sets of phrases (regardless of understanding their meaning) youll get an 8 in the oral at least. My teacher made us memorise 22 'mini presentations' which took basically all year, but as soon as she said a word (i dunno, 'l'annee dernier'), you could spout off this brilliant presentation about what you did last year.
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(Original post by Unregistered007)
You dont actually have to be good at french to get an A*. Its like all GCSEs, as long as you have a good memory, and can learn sets of phrases (regardless of understanding their meaning) youll get an 8 in the oral at least. My teacher made us memorise 22 'mini presentations' which took basically all year, but as soon as she said a word (i dunno, 'l'annee dernier'), you could spout off this brilliant presentation about what you did last year.
i wish my memery is good!
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Aren't pujabi, hindi and urdu more or less just dialects of hindi though, rather than different languages? Bit like saying you can speak english and yorkshire!
I think punjabi is meant to be very different from urdu. Also urdu uses the same script as arabic and persian whereas hindi uses a completley different script.
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ooh I almost forgot I have a joke (an english-urdu joke)

What did the fat car say?
I'm a mota car
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i can speak english, punjabi, urdu, hindi (same as urdu isnt it?).
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Basic Urdu, Hindi, Punjabi are pretty similar... if you speak one you can get the jist of what someone says in any of the 3 langauges... however the scripts they are written in are completely different and at a more advanced level they are very different. Urdu takes a lot of words from Arabic/Persian whilst Hindi (and perhaps punjabi?) take words from Sanskrit...
Elle... farsi.. how did you come to learn it? Home language?It's a language i've always wanted to learn
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English (my native language) unless you count Bristolian a different language which is entirely possible. a bit of french from my gcse days, proberly enough to get myself some cheap lager in a cafe and get my self to the toilet. did german in year....8 i think. can't remember any of it other than the basic greetings. Same with spanish, basic language.

i feel wonderfully inadequate as many others feel. the rest of Europe is on the whole (or seems to be) comfortable with speaking at least two languages. i dont know whether it is the culture of Britain or the failure of the education system or what which means that a low percentage can speak a foreign language (20%) which is near the bottom of the table for language speaking in Europe.

personally i would like to see the introduction of more european attitudes to teaching languages. such as foreign language teaching at primary school.
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ooh I almost forgot I have a joke (an english-urdu joke)

What did the fat car say?
I'm a mota car
LOL!
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ooh I almost forgot I have a joke (an english-urdu joke)

What did the fat car say?
I'm a mota car
That's awful. Hang your head in shame.
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That's awful. Hang your head in shame.
Hehehe.
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i can spek english, french and spanish and maybe a slight bit of german and turkish!
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Basic Urdu, Hindi, Punjabi are pretty similar... if you speak one you can get the jist of what someone says in any of the 3 langauges... however the scripts they are written in are completely different and at a more advanced level they are very different. Urdu takes a lot of words from Arabic/Persian whilst Hindi (and perhaps punjabi?) take words from Sanskrit...
Elle... farsi.. how did you come to learn it? Home language?It's a language i've always wanted to learn
Yeah it is. I don't speak it very often and I sometimes think I've forgotten a lot of it. But I want to travel a lot when I'm older so Im going to make an effort to learn how to write too
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English, French (well, getting there) and Creole
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I feel linguistically inept.

I erm... speak English, and German to GCSE level. Feh!
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@MattG
It is no longer compulsory to study another language at Key stage 4 (GCSE) from this year. Instead, the focus will be on teaching languages at primary school from Year 3 as it is thought this will inspire children to carry it on longer because they will be more proficient having done it for 8 years before choosing options for GCSE's.
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I speak
english fluently
hebrew fluently
french (only up to gcse level tho!)
japanese (only a little)
chinese (even less than japanese! basically all i can do is say a few words... doesnt really count i guess)

I can understand, but not speak:
latin (only reading & only to gcse level)
some italian
some hindi
some yiddish
some arabic
some farsi

i love languages! and even more than that, i love different cultures!
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