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English only (or with baby skill in another language) 33 45.21%
English plus a passable second language 22 30.14%
English and truly fluent or native in another language 14 19.18%
Truly fluent in more than two languages 4 5.48%
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Old 12-20-2007, 02:33 AM   #21
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English (native, fluent)
German (fluent)
Estonian (almost fluent - still some unfamiliar terms or vocabulary)
Spanish (good street skills, can get by in day to day situations with little trouble)
French (very basic speaking skills - greetings, numbers, can ask for tickets, bathrooms, order food. Can't read or write)
Russian (very basic - greetings, minor phrases. Can't read or write)
Swedish (hello and clothes dryer terms)
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Old 12-20-2007, 06:41 AM   #22
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Old 12-20-2007, 07:30 AM   #23
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I thought I spoke English until I tried to communicate with someone from Scotland.:confused:

Oh yeah, two years of Latin, but it's a dead language.
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I thought I spoke English until I tried to communicate with someone from Scotland.:confused:
(Warning: "War Story")

On my first flying assignment to Europe, my copilot (the crewmember responsible for radio communication) was from Alabama. The British air controllers had a little trouble understanding him but managed. The French however asked him, "Are you speaking English"?
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Old 12-20-2007, 07:50 AM   #25
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On my first flying assignment to Europe, my copilot (the crewmember responsible for radio communication) was from Alabama. The British air controllers had a little trouble understanding him but managed. The French however asked him, "Are you speaking English"?


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Old 12-20-2007, 09:19 AM   #27
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Det kan jag göra! Vilken sammanträffande! Min fru är svensk. DD var in sverige förre somar, så nu skall hon troligen talar bättre en jag.

Är inte Cute Fuzzy Bunny en skitstövel?
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So I see things have not changed! (you knew that was coming!)

I attended the Defense Language School (DLS) for French. I would say I was fluent in French with a heavy Texas accent! That was 35 years ago, and with little use, I would have to say English only now.

At the DLS, one of the French Instructors spoke every language you could think of. He was raised in the US, taught French, Romanian was his 'core' language, also spoke Spanish, Italian, German, Portuguese, Bulgarian, Japanese, Chinese Mandarin and Cantonese, Korean, Vietnamese, Thai, Cambodian, and Laotian! He was an Army Green Beret and some were learned as 'on the job training'. He said Korean was the hardest to learn.

He was one amazing guy!
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Det kan jag göra! Vilken sammanträffande! Min fru är svensk. DD var in sverige förre somar, så nu skall hon troligen talar bättre en jag.

Är inte Cute Fuzzy Bunny en skitstövel?
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Helt otvivelaktigt direct ifran ett oversattnings program. Men bra provat. Kan inte svara om CFB. Kanner inte mannen
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Det vil sige "nej". Jeg boede i Danmark i 10 ar sa jeg er flydende. Kan du tale dansk eller er det bare oversatnings konversation?
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At the DLS, one of the French Instructors spoke every language you could think of. He was raised in the US, taught French, Romanian was his 'core' language, also spoke Spanish, Italian, German, Portuguese, Bulgarian, Japanese, Chinese Mandarin and Cantonese, Korean, Vietnamese, Thai, Cambodian, and Laotian! He was an Army Green Beret and some were learned as 'on the job training'. He said Korean was the hardest to learn.

He was one amazing guy!
I think there are many very impressive people in this group.

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