I Wonder, Besides English, Do You Speak Another Language?

Discussion in 'The Bike Cafe' started by GERARDO, Jul 9, 2004.

  1. mareblu

    mareblu New Member

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    das ist es?
    ich dachte, daß Sie mehr Material mit uns teilen können hier :confused: ;)
     


  2. kaikane

    kaikane New Member

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    Der "Tschuss" war nur fur gestern. I komme hier am cycling forums fast jeden Tag. :)
     
  3. jrewil

    jrewil New Member

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    Speak fluent English and Ukrainian.

    Can speak French a little bit and I have the extreme basics in German, e.g I would like to get some bread and cheese and i am 17, im called johan etc and most importantly do you speak english!

    Spanish i know even less, just about can manage - please, thankyou and the odd insult, burro the only one i am going to put down!:)
     
  4. FatherBob

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    Hablo un poco de español. Estudio cuando puedo.
     
  5. Special ed

    Special ed New Member

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    I'm an American, but I speak English fairly well (sometimes)! I also speak bike mechanic. Like English, but with more cursing! :D
    Seriously, though, I have been to many other countries and I love experiencing other cultures. I took a year of Spanish in high school and have picked up a smattering of other languages here and there, but I just don't seem to have the "knack" for learning languages. I think some people pick uo languages fairly easily, while others struggle. My wife speaks fluent Spanish. My mom speaks some Bohemian, but my grandfather , who was seven when he came to the States, didn't permit it spoken in his house. From conversations with older people this was a very common thing. People were so proud to come here and assimilate into society that many people just stopped speaking their native tongue. I know it wasn't my culture at the time, so I have no idea what these people felt, but to me this is a very sad thing. My uncle and German aunt regret to this day not teaching their children German from a very early age, when it would have been so easy to raise bilingual kids.
     
  6. mareblu

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    hola, que estudias? y de donde eres?
     
  7. mareblu

    mareblu New Member

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    it's never late to start practicing...and, learning! ;)
     
  8. Zuhal Yekeler

    Zuhal Yekeler New Member

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    Native Language: Turkish

    I speak English Fluently, I can speak also a little French and Greek.
     
  9. mareblu

    mareblu New Member

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    Thank you!!!! :)
     
  10. JohnO

    JohnO New Member

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    I speak geek as well as English, and am quite fluent in C++ and Java. Witness this little class structure:

    #include "finecycle.h"

    class Cyclist:public Human
    {
    virtual void Ride();
    virtual void Rest();
    };

    class GTCyclist(): public Cyclist
    {
    virtual void Ride()
    {
    HangInPeloton();
    ChaseBreakaway();
    if (GetStrength() < 0)
    {
    Bonk();
    }
    ReachFinishLine();
    VisitDopingControl(UrineSample);
    if (UrineSample.IsPositive())
    {
    DenyDenyDeny();
    BlameNationalism();
    RetireOnFatBankAccount();
    }
    }
    virtual void Rest()
    {
    VisitDopingDoctor();
    if (DopingDoctor.GetName() == Fuentes)
    {
    CrapInShorts();
    }
    }
    };

    There, that wasn't so hard to understand.
     
  11. Daydrummer

    Daydrummer New Member

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    See, this is where I get in trouble at work, because I live in Texas, everyone thinks you need to take Spanish in school. I can't seem to speak English correctly half the time, so I took Sign Language, and am fluent in that.

    It's come in handy a lot, and not just the cursing!

    I also speak a little Romanian and am learning Croatian. I'm great with European languages, but man, you give me the one on the border here, and I will ultimately curse someone out while trying to say "Let me have your arm, I'm drawing blood."

    :)
     
  12. iglagol

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    D'you really mean it? I speak it besides English, Russian and Ukrainian (the two latter are my native ones) and I do not lack appliance. One of the ways to apply it lies here: http://cyclingforums.com/t444377.html
     
  13. tbkahouna

    tbkahouna New Member

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    My mother tongue is French and I am fluent with English. I can speak enough of the following languages to have a simple conversation: German, Spanish, Italian, Dutch and a little bit of Turkish. I am presently learning the Mohawk language, a first nations language in North America.

    Cheers,
    Ronald
     
  14. BimmsAndBices

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    Ich scpreche sehr schlecht Deutsch. Du verdest einen kranchen schwester brauchen, sich in acht nehmen von die fliegend affen!
     
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