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What language(s) can you speak/write in (does not need to be fluent)?

English
173 (31.9%)
Greek
48 (8.9%)
A Slavic Language
49 (9%)
Romanian
11 (2%)
Spanish/Spanish Derivitive
50 (9.2%)
Romance (Italian, French, etc)
59 (10.9%)
German/Germanic
44 (8.1%)
Swahili/African
4 (0.7%)
Arabic
22 (4.1%)
Coptic
7 (1.3%)
Klingon/Binary/Other Artificial Language
19 (3.5%)
Not listed.  Boo!
56 (10.3%)

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Offline Musashi

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Re: What languages do we speak on OC.net?
« Reply #180 on: October 03, 2015, 04:10:22 AM »
I speak fluently only in Japanese.
I have been taking English course since last month.
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Re: What languages do we speak on OC.net?
« Reply #181 on: October 09, 2015, 01:21:14 PM »
Norwegian (my native tongue) and english fluently.
I can speak and being understood in danish and swedish too. I understand both languages perfectly
(it is amazing what TV can do for kids).

Hope to learn russian and church slavonic (if God wills it).
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Re: What languages do we speak on OC.net?
« Reply #182 on: December 12, 2017, 10:11:26 PM »
Native Portuguese, very fluent English and Spanish. I can read and write German and French fluently, but my hearing is average and my speaking isn't that great. I've learned Greek, Galician, Latin and Esperanto to variable degrees and have gapped yet useful skills on all of them. I'm currently trying to get formal education in Spanish without having to go through unnecessarily expensive courses and to improve my German and Greek.
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Re: What languages do we speak on OC.net?
« Reply #183 on: December 13, 2017, 02:20:14 PM »
I can speak English. Boring, I know, lol. However, I can read about five others: German, Italian, Romanian, Ukrainian, and Russian. Out of the five German is probably the one I'm most comfortable with, followed by Ukrainian as it's common in my parish(we do bilingual services). I'm a singer in my parish too so that helps me pick up the language and how it sounds.

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Re: What languages does OC.net speak?
« Reply #184 on: December 13, 2017, 02:30:33 PM »
Serbian (the closest language to my heart) and of course Croatian, Bosnian etc. ;)
Polish (this one I'm most fluent in)
English
Spanish (bilingual section in High School)
Some Ukrainian
I understand quite well Russian, but unfortunately I don't speak it (I hope one day...)

I would love to study Arabic (I know writting and reading, some basic grammar and words) at the Warsaw University.
Now I'm learning Church Slavonic.
I used to study Hindi and German, but as for the first one, I know only how to read and write it and very basic things, as for the second one - I remember only a few sentences.

An update after 5 years:
I'm finishing the last (5th) year of Arabic studies at university, so I know MSA + some basics of Egyptian dialect;
I know some Farsi (Persian) - I was studying it for 2 years, but I need some practice and it's impossible here in Poland;
I can read Greek koine and Latin and understand something:
for 3 months I've been learning Romanian.
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Re: What languages does OC.net speak?
« Reply #185 on: December 13, 2017, 03:03:21 PM »
I know some Farsi (Persian) - I was studying it for 2 years, but I need some practice and it's impossible here in Poland;
Have you ever looked into language exchange websites like italki or My Language Exchange? Livemocha was the thing when I first tried to learn languages by myself, but I think it's paid now.
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Re: What languages does OC.net speak?
« Reply #186 on: December 13, 2017, 03:14:39 PM »
I know some Farsi (Persian) - I was studying it for 2 years, but I need some practice and it's impossible here in Poland;
Have you ever looked into language exchange websites like italki or My Language Exchange? Livemocha was the thing when I first tried to learn languages by myself, but I think it's paid now.

No, but mabye I should :) ; anyway, practice means also talking and it's something different via computer or phone (frankly speaking, I don't have and even don't with to have computer camera, and I hate speaking via phone in every language :P) than in person.
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Re: What languages do we speak on OC.net?
« Reply #187 on: December 13, 2017, 03:23:52 PM »
Yeah, it's not the same as learning Arabic in France, Spanish in Brazil or any language in New York (language learner's paradise), but to me it helps a lot. I hate talking on the phone, but I've found it necessary to hit Skype sometimes to improve skills.
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Re: What languages do we speak on OC.net?
« Reply #188 on: December 13, 2017, 04:18:43 PM »
I was born speaking Arabic,  but that's almost all gone.   English is my home language.   I can speak very bad Arabic and French,  it would probably take me a good year of practice in each to get anywhere near where I was.   The sane is true with classic Greek.

At my height in Arabic I was probably as good at speaking it as a slow witted 5 year old (I've never been able to read Arabic).  My French was probably as good as an eight year old (I can still read French to a degree, and I'll still read an English and French text side by side of something was originally in French), and in muy prime I could comfortably slow  read large sections of Koine Greek and Classic Greek (Again,  on occasion I'll use the Greek text next to the English if I can, but my skills aren't as good as my French).   Again,  my comprehending  these languages are mostly gone now and would take practice. Use it or loose it,  and within the past decade my need for use in any of it has sadly diminished.
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Re: What languages do we speak on OC.net?
« Reply #189 on: December 13, 2017, 05:34:11 PM »
Speak?  English, more or less.   :angel:  I could probably still read a little Spanish, but trying to speak it anymore would probably be offensive.
Is any of the above Orthodox?  I have no clue, so there's that.