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    Both? Wow. I had to take both Spanish and Chinese for 1 year, then I was able to drop Chinese.
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    American here, but I speak enough German to get by. My girlfriend is a lot better at it than me, I can comprehend more words than I know how to use (which I have found is pretty typical.) My written German is pretty horrid, since I haven't used it in a couple years.

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    well, not both at the same time. I took a year of spanish my freshman year and 1 semester of french in (I think) my junior year
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    Yeah, that's the way with many languages. You know enough to get by, but not enough to understand the intricacies of what someone is saying.
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    Btw, on the comment about Engish and German being close, I agree with CornedBee, it was amazingly simple to pick up a lot of the basics of german one thing that I am sure I will never get right is the der/die/das (word genders) almost everyone I have spoken to about it says you learn the common ones but to get it right almost all the time you have to be a native speaker.

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    I know some High School Spanish. It's wierd. There are different words for EVERYTHING! Such as, there is a different word for "can" as in soup in a can, and can as in "I can jump!". But in English, it is assumed what you are talking about. I like English.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sentral
    I know some High School Spanish. It's wierd. There are different words for EVERYTHING! Such as, there is a different word for "can" as in soup in a can, and can as in "I can jump!". But in English, it is assumed what you are talking about. I like English.
    i'm pretty sure almost every language is similar to that, which is why most people have such a hard time learning english.

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    If you're a non-native speaker, English is also stupid in its grammar. It's a matter of view. In fact, the difference in "can" is helpful for new speakers, not hurtful. But then again, I like Spanish.
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    Most languages in the world have homographs. It's a common thing.
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    Yep. I remember Chinese: *random symbol* this means to be, flesh, the moon, and the number 1. What?
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    At the moment, I'm learning German:

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    I speak English and Italian.

    I am actually thinking about teaching Italian right now. I have heard they let undergrads who are upper-level in Italian teach the lower-level Italian classes....I must check more into that.
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    Yes yes, India has quite a few official languages, that is basically because there are so many people with diverse cultures staying here too many people i should say..lol. Well, apart from hindi, i do know 2-3 others, but then hindi is the language spoken by majority of the people here.
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    Yeah, I have always heard that English is a very difficult language to learn for people not born in America. Of course, we don't exacly speak English either... More slang than anything else.
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    I can speak the national language, Indonesia, and English. Also a little Japanese. I had passed Noryoku Shiken (like a TOEFL for Japanese) level 4 (the lowest level) with a little over the passing boundary (67%) a few years ago. Forgot most of 'em now.

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