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speaking different languages

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How many languages can you speak in?
Years ago we had a young girl living next door to us who was only 4 years old and she could speak 3 languages fluently. Her parents were both different nationalities so she could speak both her parents and the english language. Been raised with the different languages it was normal to her and she couldnt understand why we couldnt speak them:2fun:

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I guess it depends on what you mean by "speak" Gibbo. Five years of French at school during the last century gets me by in French speaking places and as I am learning Spanish ready for my move to Panama I get by with that too - so 3 (just) with English.

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Hi Gibbo

I was brought up speaking Welsh. Then at 8, started English. I can get by with French.

I have started Latin again so that I can help the eldest grandchild, who wants to speak it

Maddie
 

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I guess it depends on what you mean by "speak" Gibbo. Five years of French at school during the last century gets me by in French speaking places and as I am learning Spanish ready for my move to Panama I get by with that too - so 3 (just) with English.

Janice
HI Janice
If its gets you by you can speak it. i would have to carry one of those translater books with me. :2fun: I did a bit of german at school but it went straight over my head. Just english for me im afraid. My brother in law can speak spanish [enough to get him by like you] and the other brother in law has lived in france for many years so he is quiet fluent in french.
Just had a thought, i wouldnt need a translater book just drag the brother in laws along with me:biggrin: Nah that might not be a good idea:rolleyes:

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Hi Gibbo

I was brought up speaking Welsh. Then at 8, started English. I can get by with French.

I have started Latin again so that I can help the eldest grandchild, who wants to speak it

Maddie
Might sound stupid Maddie but i always thought england, wales and ireland spoke the same language just with a slightly different accent.:confused:
Obviously i still have a lot to learnredf)

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Might sound stupid Maddie but i always thought england, wales and ireland spoke the same language just with a slightly different accent.:confused:
Obviously i still have a lot to learnredf)

gibbo
Hi Gibbo,

Ireland, Scotland and Wakes have a national language of Gaelic.

Irish and Scots Gaelic is quite similar, and Welsh Gaelic (i think) is very much different but there are a few similarities there also.

I can speak another language, but is best described as 'Blue'.:2fun:

Steve.:)
 

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Hi Gibbo,

Ireland, Scotland and Wakes have a national language of Gaelic.

Irish and Scots Gaelic is quite similar, and Welsh Gaelic (i think) is very much different but there are a few similarities there also.

I can speak another language, but is best described as 'Blue'.:2fun:

Steve.:)
Hey that "blue" one i can speak!!:2fun:
 

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