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02-03-2016, 03:01 PM #1
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Hola amigos! 

Just a little thread to get the cultural vibes going! 

How many languages do you speak? What makes you want to learn another language? Isn't it fab speaking multiple langauges?

Let me start  Tongue

I speak English (native) , Punjabi (native), French (Intermediate/Advanced), Persian (Beginner), Arabic (Beginner), Urdu (Beginner) and I know little phrases etc in others, such as Japanese, Chinese, Spanish.  Wink

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An Arab poet said:

                  The vast ocean feels no harm
                  When the boy pitches into it a rock.
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02-03-2016, 03:29 PM #2
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Dutch [Native], English [Fully fluent], Spanish [fully fluent], Italian [fluent], German [semi-fluent], French [sufficient], Papiamento [semi-fluent], Portuguese [basic].

planning to learn:

Mandarin, Japanese, Farsi, Greek, Latin, Polish, Russian.

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02-03-2016, 03:41 PM #3
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I speak Farsi(fluent), Pashto(fluent), French(not the greatest), and English(fluent). My main goal at the moment is to learn how to speak Arabic fluently. I can read it but, I can't understand it.
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Prophet Muhammad (SallAllahu alaihi wasalam) said:

"My similitude and that of the life of this world is that of a traveler who took a rest at mid-day under a shade of a tree and then left it."       (Ahmad, at-Tirmidhi, Ibn Majah and al-Hakim)

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02-03-2016, 03:42 PM #4
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(02-03-2016, 03:29 PM)Riddler Wrote:  Dutch [Native], English [Fully fluent], Spanish [fully fluent], Italian [fluent], German [semi-fluent], French [sufficient], Papiamento [semi-fluent], Portuguese [basic].

planning to learn:

Mandarin, Japanese, Farsi, Greek, Latin, Polish, Russian.

Woahhhh!  Big Grin

That's amazing. Farsi is the same as Persian, I'm sure. I would love to learn Greek,  l love Greece so  Shy

"Our lives end when we become silent about things that matter" - Martin Luther King Jr


An Arab poet said:

                  The vast ocean feels no harm
                  When the boy pitches into it a rock.
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02-03-2016, 03:44 PM #5
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(02-03-2016, 03:41 PM)Kung Fu Wrote:  I speak Farsi(fluent), Pashto(fluent), French(not the greatest), and English(fluent). My main goal at the moment is to learn how to speak Arabic fluently. I can read it but, I can't understand it.

Dude, I am the same about Arabic.  Cool

Do you get this:

Az didane shoma khosh bakhtam

"Our lives end when we become silent about things that matter" - Martin Luther King Jr


An Arab poet said:

                  The vast ocean feels no harm
                  When the boy pitches into it a rock.
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02-03-2016, 03:46 PM #6
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(02-03-2016, 03:42 PM)xoa. Wrote:  Farsi is the same as Persian, I'm sure.

It's the same.

Prophet Muhammad (SallAllahu alaihi wasalam) said:

"My similitude and that of the life of this world is that of a traveler who took a rest at mid-day under a shade of a tree and then left it."       (Ahmad, at-Tirmidhi, Ibn Majah and al-Hakim)

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02-03-2016, 03:51 PM #7
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(02-03-2016, 03:44 PM)xoa. Wrote:  Az didane shoma khosh bakhtam

Yes, I understand it. Honestly, it's not a difficult language to learn. Pashto, I had a really hard time with, however.

By the way it was nice to meet you as well Wink

Prophet Muhammad (SallAllahu alaihi wasalam) said:

"My similitude and that of the life of this world is that of a traveler who took a rest at mid-day under a shade of a tree and then left it."       (Ahmad, at-Tirmidhi, Ibn Majah and al-Hakim)

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02-03-2016, 03:53 PM #8
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(02-03-2016, 03:51 PM)Kung Fu Wrote:  
(02-03-2016, 03:44 PM)xoa. Wrote:  Az didane shoma khosh bakhtam

Yes, I understand it. Honestly, it's not a difficult language to learn. Pashto, I had a really hard time with, however.

By the way it was nice to meet you as well  Wink

I have no time right now, otherwise I would have achieved it by now  Tongue

Urdu is a struggle. And don't get me started on Japanese and Mandarin.

"Our lives end when we become silent about things that matter" - Martin Luther King Jr


An Arab poet said:

                  The vast ocean feels no harm
                  When the boy pitches into it a rock.
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02-03-2016, 04:16 PM #9
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Wow, I should really step up my game after reading all of the posts! Lol.

I know how to speak Arabic (native) and English (fluent). That's about it!   Angel

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02-03-2016, 04:22 PM #10
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I barely speak English Big Grin And I am English.

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