The Nicest Corset Smut
- Jan 29, 2012
I speak English, can read French (slowly), and know how to say 'why are you smiling like a cockroach?' in Yiddish.
Why am I now very curious? I don't speak anything fluently... even English I took 2 years of Japanese in high school but it doesn't get very far.I know a few of you know my secret, but I was just curious how many other languages are represented within the ranks of the U.
So, how about it? What languages do you know/speak? Are you a native speaker... or how long have you studied it?
And WTF....English is my native language. I'm functional in French, Italian, and Russian. I can also carry some conversation in Spanish, Romanian, Yugoslavian, and Turkish. I've got a limited vocabulary (a few words/phrases up to very remedial sentences) in Chinese, Poshto, Somali, Japanese, and Thai.
It's the same thing with Arabic. Everything is right to left. Even the scroll bars are on the opposite side of the window.Well if we want to include languages where I can say hello, goodbye, where is the bathroom? Then the list will expand
I have a handful of words in lots of languages and thanks to a customer I dealt with today, learned some cool stuff about computers setup for hebrew.
Clearly I can't read hebrew, but it really surprised me when I remoted in to her PC and everything was reversed, I know the language is right to left, but reversing all the menu's and where everything (including the windoes start icon) just seemed overkill. Also when I would pull up a menu, it was reversed top to bottom...thank god for ctrl+c and ctrl+v
Very cool. My little brother studied Mandarin in college and is now currently living in Beijing teaching English. He's only been there for 4 months and he already has so many great stories.My native language is Chinese (speak Mandarin, write/read traditional). I'm about 80% fluent in Japanese, enough that one of my friends and I took a 2 1/2 week vacation in Japan by ourselves.
When properly spoken, Arabic can be one of the most beautiful languages. I probably would not do it justiceI often think it would be cool, but I don't have the patience nor I think the interest. But if someone wants to talk to me in another language... as long as it sounds pretty I will listen