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      How many different languages are spoken here?

      Since Volvo owners are typically well educated, I trust that there are alot of multilinguals here!

      I'm fluent in French & Spanish...

      Anyone else?

      EDIT: Forgot to mention i understand and speak enough Arabic to get me by...


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      Re: How many different languages are spoken here? (JAS40T5)

      Spanish and I'm fast forgetting my vernacular Arabic.

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      Re: How many different languages are spoken here? (jailon)

      English, Spanish, and can read Hebrew (Can't speak it).

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      Re: How many different languages are spoken here? (2k2S80t6)

      Me, English only - languages are not my thing. There were times when I was at least able to be polite and/or order food and in Tagalog, Turkish, Thai, Korean, German, Arabic, and French - although I was slow to pick it up and fast to lose it.

      Oh yeah, I know the Australian word for - Fosters.

      My wife on the other hand speaks English, Tagalog, Waray, Ilongo, and one or two dialects from the Phlippines.


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      English, French. But know enough German, Japanese, Spanish and Portuguese to survive.

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      Re: How many different languages are spoken here? (US R n UK)

      Here in central Texas, USA, the natives of a nearby small town speak a dialect of bubba which I easily understand for some reason.

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      Re: How many different languages are spoken here? (JAS40T5)

      This board only has two languages:

      1.) English

      2.) Republigun-brain-washed gibberish.

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      Re: How many different languages are spoken here? (24Hours)

      Quote, originally posted by 24Hours »
      This board only has two languages:

      1.) English

      2.) Republigun-brain-washed gibberish.

      cricket.......


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      Re: How many different languages are spoken here? (bpwrightwv)

      English and Spanish

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      Re: How many different languages are spoken here? (JRinPR)

      French, English, quite a bit of German, can get by in Swedish, understand quite a bit of Hindi but can't speak.
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      English & Chinese. I'm sure that's a popular combo around here.

      Cheers


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      Re: (StickThatClutch)

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      English & Chinese. I'm sure that's a popular combo around here.

      Cheers

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      Some Spanish took it in college and of course English.

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      Re: How many different languages are spoken here? (JAS40T5)

      Quote, originally posted by JAS40T5 »
      Since Volvo owners are typically well educated, I trust that there are alot of multilinguals here!

      Well, I had to learn languages since I grew up in Europe and learning languages was a "vehicle" that almost guaranteed you some kind of a job. Therefore, my parents insisted that I learn at least two other languages (which I did).

      So, naturally, I am fluent in Greek and also in French and English (actually, I learned French before English).

      In college, I minored in Italian and I ccan still get by fairly well. As a result of my knowledge of French and Italian, I can understand when I read Spanish (and when I watch soccer games in Univision or Telemundo, I understand about 75% of what is going on); I also took 3 full courses of Spanish in college.

      I also took 4 full courses in Russian and, when I was a graduate student, I could get by very well. Now, I can read Russian very fast and with no problems but I cannot hold a conversation. The Cyrillic alphabet is pretty close to the Greek alphabet and their grammar is almost identical to Greek grammar (read: not easy!).

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      Re: How many different languages are spoken here? (GrecianVolvo)

      Quote, originally posted by GrecianVolvo »

      Well, I had to learn languages since I grew up in Europe and learning languages was a "vehicle" that almost guaranteed you some kind of a job. Therefore, my parents insisted that I learn at least two other languages (which I did).

      So, naturally, I am fluent in Greek and also in French and English (actually, I learned French before English).

      In college, I minored in Italian and I ccan still get by fairly well. As a result of my knowledge of French and Italian, I can understand when I read Spanish (and when I watch soccer games in Univision or Telemundo, I understand about 75% of what is going on); I also took 3 full courses of Spanish in college.

      I also took 4 full courses in Russian and, when I was a graduate student, I could get by very well. Now, I can read Russian very fast and with no problems but I cannot hold a conversation. The Cyrillic alphabet is pretty close to the Greek alphabet and their grammar is almost identical to Greek grammar (read: not easy!).

      I am now in my second month of learning Swedish through the Rosetta Stone system. It is a goo system but requires constant studying. My goal is my New Year's to "graduate" and start advanced conversations in Swedish.

      Yannis

      Yasou! My dad speaks Greek and tries to teach me whenever it comes up...

      Being from a Mediterranean family as well and having a european upbringing, my parents taught me French before English...Since then, languages have been pretty easy to pick up. After traveling through many spanish-speaking countries, and studying it for 5 years, I can speak with ease...Italian is next!

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      Fluent in Armenian and English. Grew up in Saudi Arabia (until 7 years old) while my father was expatriated there, so I can understand Arabic as well.

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      Re: (George @ VPTuning)

      Quote, originally posted by George @ VPTuning »
      Fluent in Armenian and English.


      Hey really? I thought I was the only Armenian here!

      100%, what about you?

      I actually wanted to learn the language when I was little, but the Armenian place we went to scared the crap out of my older brother so we never went back.

      Wish I spoke it though...


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      No joke. 100% Armenian here!

      Where in CT are you from? You ever been to Watertown, MA area? There are tons of Armenians there....


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      Re: (George @ VPTuning)

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      Where in CT are you from? You ever been to Watertown, MA area? There are tons of Armenians there....

      I'm in a small town right on the long island sound.

      i think i've heard somewhere that there are many armenians in certain parts of mass, but i've never been there.


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      i had two years of spanish in high school and i can still read a little, not sure about speaking it. I wish i would have taken it in college and may yet

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      Fluent in Armenian, English, French, and can understand Arabic, Turkish, and Spanish.

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      Re: (HPTJoe)

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      Fluent in Armenian, English, French, and can understand Arabic, Turkish, and Spanish.

      Very nice...What's your nationality if I may ask? I'm guessing Armenian...

      I'm French-Lebanese, sounds fairly similar...



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      Re: (JAS40T5)

      Quote, originally posted by JAS40T5 »

      Very nice...What's your nationality if I may ask? I'm guessing Armenian...

      I'm French-Lebanese, sounds fairly similar...

      I'm Armenian-Lebanese. In other words...the same thing.


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      Quote, originally posted by HPTJoe »

      I'm Armenian-Lebanese. In other words...the same thing.

      I have Armenian-Lebanese cousins...Definitley is the same thing.

      I'm surprised by the amount of Armenians/Lebanese on these boards...

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      Re: (George @ VPTuning)

      Quote, originally posted by George @ VPTuning »
      No joke. 100% Armenian here!

      Where in CT are you from? You ever been to Watertown, MA area? There are tons of Armenians there....

      A big H I ! to the Armenians, here! Grew up with MANY Armenians, in Greece and have shared a big part of my life with! Plus we (Armenians and Greeks) are sort of "bound" by the same suffering, thus linking some of our history together.

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      Re: How many different languages are spoken here? (24Hours)

      Quote, originally posted by 24Hours »
      This board only has two languages:

      1.) English

      2.) Republigun-brain-washed gibberish.


      Oooo wicked burn. . .

      Oh you wanna know what I speak?

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      Re: (GrecianVolvo)

      Quote, originally posted by GrecianVolvo »

      A big H I ! to the Armenians, here! Grew up with MANY Armenians, in Greece and have shared a big part of my life with! Plus we (Armenians and Greeks) are sort of "bound" by the same suffering, thus linking some of our history together.

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      Hello Yanni!!
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      Re: (GrecianVolvo)

      Quote, originally posted by GrecianVolvo »
      A big H I ! to the Armenians, here! Grew up with MANY Armenians, in Greece and have shared a big part of my life with! Plus we (Armenians and Greeks) are sort of "bound" by the same suffering, thus linking some of our history together.

      Yannis

      Thanks!


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      Re: How many different languages are spoken here? (JAS40T5)

      I'm fluent in Haitian, functional in French and American Sign Language. My wife speaks Dutch (she's American).

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      Re: How many different languages are spoken here? (Veilig)

      Besides English... French with a little German. I know a few select Swedish phrases. Mainly, "Jag talar inte Svenska."

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      Re: How many different languages are spoken here? (Cabot)

      English and understand some Arabic.

      My father speaks fluently: Arabic, Hebrew, French, English, and Spanish.... and didnt teach me any of them

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      Re: (GrecianVolvo)

      Quote, originally posted by GrecianVolvo »
      ...Plus we (Armenians and Greeks) are sort of "bound" by the same suffering, thus linking some of our history together.

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