Discussion of movies and ReelThoughts topics

It is currently Wed Sep 17, 2014 8:39 am




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 7 posts ] 
How many languages do you know? 
Author Message
Assistant Second Unit Director

Joined: Sat Feb 16, 2013 11:39 am
Posts: 163
Location: NJ
Post How many languages do you know?
Other than your own, how many languages do you have a reasonable or at least passable grasp on? (For me: Spanish and German, neither very fluent)

_________________
Founder, Editor, Webmaster, and Writer: http://www.filmreviews12.com


Fri Nov 15, 2013 5:11 pm
Profile WWW
Director
User avatar

Joined: Sun Jun 20, 2010 4:04 pm
Posts: 1713
Location: New Hampshire
Post Re: How many languages do you know?
I am a librarian, and I have a passing knowledge of Spanish, French, Italian, German, Russian, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Arabic and Hebrew. It's mostly for the purposes of cataloging books in the library's circulation system.

_________________
Death is pretty final
I'm collecting vinyl
I'm gonna DJ at the end of the world.


Fri Nov 15, 2013 6:42 pm
Profile
Producer
User avatar

Joined: Sun Oct 07, 2012 6:26 pm
Posts: 2157
Post Re: How many languages do you know?
I can make myself understood in Spanish if the building is on fire, and while I have a rudimentary grasp of Japanese grammar, my vocabulary and comprehension are pitiful.

I also speak a little bit of English.

_________________
The temptation is to like what you should like--not what you do like... another temptation is to come up with an interesting reason for liking it that may not actually be the reason you like it.


Fri Nov 15, 2013 9:43 pm
Profile
Auteur
User avatar

Joined: Sun Oct 07, 2012 12:02 pm
Posts: 3591
Location: Zion, IL
Post Re: How many languages do you know?
I know a vague amount of Spanish(I.E. about as much as Peggy Hill).


Fri Nov 15, 2013 10:10 pm
Profile
Critic
User avatar

Joined: Wed Jul 29, 2009 9:35 am
Posts: 7416
Location: Easton, MD
Post Re: How many languages do you know?
One.



But my command of it is exquisite.

_________________
I'm lithe and fierce as a tiger


Fri Nov 15, 2013 10:11 pm
Profile
Director
User avatar

Joined: Sun Oct 07, 2012 10:42 pm
Posts: 1418
Location: Bangkok
Post Re: How many languages do you know?
Thai, English, and some German. German's grammar is similar to English, imo, thus easy enough to learn, except for everything's cumbersome gender. That's a major issue.


Fri Nov 15, 2013 10:33 pm
Profile
Cinematographer
User avatar

Joined: Sun Oct 07, 2012 2:41 pm
Posts: 649
Location: The Desert
Post Re: How many languages do you know?
I took about six years of Spanish through school. I've forgotten most of it over time, but I can still probably handle a simple conversation.

I'd like to learn Japanese and French at some point down the road.

_________________
"The only true currency in this bankrupt world is what you share with someone else when you're uncool."
Letterboxd Profile


Sat Nov 16, 2013 10:22 pm
Profile WWW
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 7 posts ] 


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group.
Designed by Vjacheslav Trushkin for Free Forum/DivisionCore.
Translated by Xaphos © 2007, 2008, 2009 phpBB.fr