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Re: Which languages do you know?

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Started learning Spanish a few months ago, and improved some others, so a new update :)

:flag-nl: Dutch (mother tongue)
:flag-uk: English (intermediate level)
:flag-de: German (intermediate level vocabulary, low level grammar, learning it since last year)
:flag-fr: French (medium level, now in my 3th year of learning)
:flag-es: Spanish (low level, started learning in november)
Image Latin (reading only, on a low level)
Image Ancient Greek (Attic version) (reading only, on a low level)
Image Frisian (Can understand and read, but can't speak it myself)

And I know some basics of :

:flag-dk: Danish (know a few words and basic sentences)
Image Norwegian (know a few words and basic sentences)
Image Russian (can read Cyrillic, know a few words and basic sentences)
Lars, 15 years old, Terborg, Netherlands :flag-nl:
I speak :flag-nl: :flag-uk: :flag-de: :flag-fr:
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Re: Which languages do you know?

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groentje wrote:Welcome to the Lithuanians!

Thank you :)
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Re: Which languages do you know?

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:flag-lt: (mother tongue)
:flag-uk: (B2)
:flag-fr: (B1)

At some time I had been learning Esperanto but I stoped... Now I remember only a few words. :D
I speak :flag-lt: :flag-uk: :flag-fr: :flag-es:
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Re: Which languages do you know?

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No Russian? It seems it's still an important language for Lithuania, with Russia as your biggest neighbour. More than French is economically important to LT, je dirais.
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groentje wrote:No Russian? It seems it's still an important language for Lithuania, with Russia as your biggest neighbour. More than French is economically important to LT, je dirais.
You are right, if you have buisness here in Lithuania or looking for a good job, Russian language as English is much more important than mentioned French or even German. Unfortunately, many young people which didn't choose Russian as second foreign language at school now are less compepetive on local labour market in comparsion with those who can speak Russian.

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:flag-lt: Lithuanian, of course
:flag-uk: English
Image Russian, fully understand Ukrainian, Belarussian and mostly or partly understand all other Slavic languages
Want to improve neighbour Latvian skills to at least I could make conversation
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groentje wrote:No Russian? It seems it's still an important language for Lithuania, with Russia as your biggest neighbour. More than French is economically important to LT, je dirais.
Well I don't see any use learning Russian :roll: Why would I? It was useful 25 years ago but not know. Learning French, German, Spanish (English obviously) is more important. For example, there are not that many translators of these languages in Lithuania. Besides, many young people want to study/work in UK, France, Germany, etc
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Re: Which languages do you know?

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Well, it's a good thing to learn other languages beside Russian or English, but I don't agree Russian is not important anymore. Russia is still a very big country, and in spite of the economical crisis, there, it's stil a huge market, right at your backdoor. A lot closer than France, Belgium, Spain... anyway. It's not impossible 90% of Lithuanians will never even meet one Spaniard, leave alone a Spaniard who doesn't speak any other language, but most Lithuanians might very well meet with a Russian with only a rudimentary knowledge of any other language you know.
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Re: Which languages do you know?

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Salut,
je parle français (of course)
I speak English
Ich spreche Deutsch
Parlo italiano
Hablo español
Я розмовляю українською (Але писати українські знаходиться камбуз !!!)

Eu tento aprender Português, mas é quente para se concentrar

And with my French accent you hear me coming in the distance !!!

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Time for an update!

:flag-nl: Dutch (mother tongue)
:flag-uk: English (intermediate level)
:flag-de: German (intermediate level)
:flag-fr: French (medium level, now in my 4th year of learning)
:flag-es: Spanish (low level, started learning last year)
Image Esperanto (Reading this language is very easy, and I know some basics of speaking it myself)
Image Ancient Greek (Attic version) (reading only, on a low level)
Image Frisian (Can understand and read, but can't speak it myself)

And I know some basics of :

:flag-dk: Danish (know a few words and basic sentences)
Image Norwegian (Bokmål) (know a few words and basic sentences)
Image Russian (can read Cyrillic, know a few words and basic sentences)
Image Icelandic (Some basic words and sentences)
Image Afrikaans (reading only)

Looks like I'm learning a bit too many languages, haha! Some languages I would like to learn as well are Image :flag-it: :flag-ie: :flag-pt: :flag-bg:
Lars, 15 years old, Terborg, Netherlands :flag-nl:
I speak :flag-nl: :flag-uk: :flag-de: :flag-fr:
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Re: Which languages do you know?

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Talking about updates:)

:flag-lt: mother tongue
:flag-uk: C1
:flag-fr: B2
:flag-es: A2

In the past I picked up some Esperanto, Russian and even some German in the primary school :mrgreen: I still can read Cyrillic.
I speak :flag-lt: :flag-uk: :flag-fr: :flag-es:
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Re: Which languages do you know?

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fluent:
Image Russian - native
:flag-fi: Finnish - "second" native :lol:
:flag-uk: English

intermediate:
:flag-fr: French
:flag-pl: Polish
:flag-es: Spanish
:flag-pt: Portuguese
:flag-ro: Romanian (my favorite) :lol:
Image Ukrainian

beginner:
:flag-de: German
:flag-se: Swedish - very basic, I learned at school but forgot most :lol: I've tried to relearn but I just dislike the language so I quit every time :roll:
:flag-cz: Czech - learning atm :)
:flag-lt: Lithuanian - I know many words as I listen to Lithuanian music often, I'd like to learn but don't know where :?
ROQuotes – funny quotes from Romanian songs
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Re: Which languages do you know?

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As of now, I only speak 2 languages.
:flag-uk: English - I can speak completely fluently and is my first language.
:flag-es: Spanish - I'm alright at Spanish, and I've been learning it for more than 5 years. Reading and understanding is easy but speaking is harder, and vocabulary is hard to remember. It's the only other language I can hold a (basic) conversation in.

I can understand:
:flag-fr: French - I can understand about 30% of French, as in ways it's similar to Spanish. Speaking is very hard for me, as is pronunciation. I could speak if I absolutely had to.
:flag-it: Italian - I can understand about 35%. I find it easier than French. I might be able to speak the tiniest bit, but I've never taken it.
:flag-pt: Portuguese - I can barely understand a thing, about 5-10%. Definitely not able to speak it.
:flag-es: Catalan - Bit easier to understand than Portuguese, and can understand about 20-30%. I also might be able to speak a tiny bit.
:flag-de: German - Barely understandable for me, about 5-10%. Can't speak it in the very slightest.
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Re: Which languages do you know?

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Estonian :flag-ee: native language
Russian : can understand good, can read, can talk with accent and some mistakes
English :flag-uk: average level
Latvian :flag-lv: can understand talking, can read well, but to talk is difficulter because of lack of practice, i have used my Latvian is shops and ticket offices
Finnish :flag-fi: I can undestand and speak common text. Specific text is over my head.
German :flag-de: I have studied it myself and used it in Germany in simply situations.
Dutch :flag-nl: I have studied it myself. Can understand public signs in Holland. Have used my Dutch in shops and ticket offices in Holland, but the level of this language is low.
Italian :flag-it: I have learned it myself and can read signs. Know some hundred words.
Swedish :flag-se: I have learned it myself many years ago. Once I understood good written text, but I have forget most of this skill by now.
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