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Why/how/when did you learn?
no idea. school/uni/abroad. from age 11 onwards.
Why do you ask?
I can't, and I can't help thinking I realy should.
but it can be cool to, say, see a spanish film and understand parts of what are going on, or listen to some foreign lyrics and try and work them out.
What a crap sentence. I wish I was fluent in bloody English.
learnt English as it's literally all around me and would probably have been impossible to function in every day life without it.
because i was born, and grew up there, but i've not used it much since, and i've forgotten lots :(
i keep meaning to re-educate myself though.
i'm not very clever in english.
i wish i was multi-lingual.
i have a teach yourself french pack that i keep starting, but it never seems to sink in so i get in a stress and give up. i lose.
surely you learn through practising with other people, actually having conversations. I don't think it's something you can learn through repetition.
but to progress you need things that are mmore interesting, to hold your attention, and also proper practice with native speakers to get a feel for how people actually speak, not just textbook phrases.
fiona's coming to stay on wednesday so i'm going to get her to help me (y)
other than that, i don't know any french people. lamez!
because i'm not french.
Can do French, by school/osmosis.
not sure I can speak ANY fluenty
it's mainly always been a result of neccessity
Norwegian and English. Picked English up from watching tv as a kid, I think. The schools I went to all had rubbish English classes, but I've always been quite fluent.
I thought this meant I was naturally excellent at language. I am not. I can't speak a word of French, even after four years of lessons.
was born there.
German and French A-level, so not entirely fluent, but not too shabby. I'd really like to learn Norwegian, or a language with a different alphabet.
quite a bit of portuguese, can understand some
so I speak it pretty damn well.
French I've been speaking since I was 3, and I live in a french speaking country and half my lessons at school are in French and blablaba, so I speak it pretty damn well.
I'm ok at Spanish and Dutch, but am definitely not fluent in them.
Some of my friends speak about five languages fluently. It depresses me.
FOR EXAMPLE, my friend is half Finnish, half Portuguese, was born in Sweden and lived there until she was about 7, came to my school and joined the German class, and speaks perfect French from living in Brussels, and perfect English from being mega-clever.
THAT'S SIX LANGUAGES. YEAH!
English,Norwegian because I lived there for 4 years, I can speak Danish and Swedish people with no trouble understanding, little bit of german as well..