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RE: If you could be fluent in only 5 languages (including Eng.) which would you choose?
(03-19-2014 08:01 PM)Vacancier Permanent Wrote:  French, native language.
Farsi, 2nd native language.
English, fluent.
Portuguese, Fluent (self learned through music, reading sites and chatting/talking to Brasilian friends, got from 0 to fluent in 2 years).
Italian, Fluent (self learned from reading newspapers and magazines as I love Italy, the culture, food and the football and my fav team is from there).
Spanish, semi fluent (I'm convinced 3-6 months spent in a Spanish speaking country would get me to fluent, looking at either Buenos Aires, Medellin, Barcelona or Valencia, Spain in the next 2 years to do so).

PLEASE let me know your opinion on a good resource for learning Farsi, I want to be highly fluent at Pashtu and Farsi.



Could anyone suggest a Sicilian Dialect resource as well? I'm trying to get in touch with my roots on that one.
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RE: If you could be fluent in only 5 languages (including Eng.) which would you choose?
I speak Swedish, Finnish and English fluently. I never chose to learn these languages, I just happened to grow up in such an enviroment. I didn't even care about languages until lately when I started travel and since that I've been hitting Russian pretty hard and planning to pick up Spanish soon.

My five would be.
1. English
2. Russian
3. Spanish
4. Mandarin
5. Arabic.

In Cheylabinsk, Russia I met an 21 year old girl who spoke 12 languages fluently. I dropped my jaw to the floor in surprise and after that I decided that nothing is impossible when it comes to languages if you have enough of willpower. Of course she's one of a kind but anyway, she really impressed the hell out of me.
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RE: If you could be fluent in only 5 languages (including Eng.) which would you choose?
(03-26-2014 09:57 PM)TonySandos Wrote:  PLEASE let me know your opinion on a good resource for learning Farsi, I want to be highly fluent at Pashtu and Farsi.

https://jlu.wbtrain.com/sumtotal/jlu2.0/HOME/index.asp
http://gloss.dliflc.edu/ (this one is good for lots of other languages too and you don't have to be in the mil)

I used those, highly recommend both and the Special Operations specific website (can't remember the name of it right now)

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RE: If you could be fluent in only 5 languages (including Eng.) which would you choose?
Well I know 4 already so I'll list them and number 5.
1.English
2.Pushto
3.Turkish
4.French
5. Japanese
If I could list 2 more that I wish I knew since I didn't learn English,Turkish, or Pushto of my own volition.
6. Russian
7. Chinese

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(03-26-2014 09:26 PM)Walderschmidt Wrote:  
(03-22-2014 04:22 PM)PoosyWrecker Wrote:  The yellow fever guys should consider Russian for Eurasian/Central Asian broads who are born with the facial features that Koreans and Thais spend thousands to have.

Pictures, please.

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http://www.koreabang.com/2012/stories/uz...an-tv.html

http://www.easyaupair.com/viewprofileaupair/171038/

http://vk.com/id175661789

http://www.orexca.com/photogallery/51

http://en.tengrinews.kz/opinion/186/
I know the ones in the last link are models but the girls I've met from the Asiatic -stan countries looked similar just 1 or 2 points lower on the scale. Their governments must make it tough for the uglies to get an exit visa.

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RE: If you could be fluent in only 5 languages (including Eng.) which would you choose?
(03-27-2014 06:17 PM)PoosyWrecker Wrote:  
(03-26-2014 09:26 PM)Walderschmidt Wrote:  
(03-22-2014 04:22 PM)PoosyWrecker Wrote:  The yellow fever guys should consider Russian for Eurasian/Central Asian broads who are born with the facial features that Koreans and Thais spend thousands to have.

Pictures, please.

Wald
http://www.koreabang.com/2012/stories/uz...an-tv.html

http://www.easyaupair.com/viewprofileaupair/171038/

http://vk.com/id175661789

http://www.orexca.com/photogallery/51

I know one but she wasn't hot period, but the one in the first link made my jaw drop.

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RE: If you could be fluent in only 5 languages (including Eng.) which would you choose?
The banned member Prosal had a datasheet w pictures about Eurasian broads and where to find them:
http://www.rooshvforum.com/thread-23420.html

Quote: There is about 2.9 million people in Tashkent. It's the fourth largest city in FSU after Moscow, Piter and Kiev.The main ethnic groups are Russians, Tatars, Persians, Koreans, Turks, Caucasian (from Caucasus) and of course Central Asians. All the shades in-between exist also. I've met girls of truly incredible ethnic mixes, like tatar/avar, lezghin/slavic, ect. What strikes immediatly is the astonishing variety of women that covers all the types you can dream about and that is truly unparallelled on the planet. Tashkent carry an insane number of tall and gorgeous women from all ethnicities. Some are lethal creatures I'd even say. Nonetheless I am perhaps not totally objective as I have a fascination for persian looks combined with hot russian bodies, exactly one of the types that abounds in Tashkent. As a side note, even the girls with asiatic features are usually taller, bustier, and more curvaceous than what one would normally identify with an asian girl.

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RE: If you could be fluent in only 5 languages (including Eng.) which would you choose?
1. English
2. Russian
3. Spanish
4. Mandarin
5. Arabic

For me too.

I only speak 1 and 3 right now (dammit!) as well as a few other languages which are not even real languages (like French).
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RE: If you could be fluent in only 5 languages (including Eng.) which would you choose?
After thinking about it properly..

1) English (given)
2) Spanish (women)
3) Japanese (women)
4) Mandarin (business)
5) Russian or Arabic I can't decide.
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RE: If you could be fluent in only 5 languages (including Eng.) which would you choose?
English
Spanish
German
French
Portuguese

I'm fluent in a slavic language, my mother tongue, and I'm proficient in the slavic alphabet. Can converse basically in a few other Slavic languages. Could already learn Russian without too much pain but not interested in Russia.
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Sicilian
Spanish
Pashto
Swahili
Thai or Burmese
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RE: If you could be fluent in only 5 languages (including Eng.) which would you choose?
Lumiere/JJRoberts,
What did you mean when you wrote "which are not real languages like French"?
As an FYI, do you know which language has the highest number of countries in the world who have it as their official language?

Hint: its not Spanish nor English.

I will give you another hint: it starts with an F.
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RE: If you could be fluent in only 5 languages (including Eng.) which would you choose?
I learned English and German in school, besides my mother tongue, but English is the only foreign language I am fluent in, but I suppose I could pick up German pretty fast if there was a reason.

For that reason, this is the five language pack I'd like to have 5-10 years in the future:

English
German
Spanish
Mandarin
Scandi languages

Spanish should have a spillover effect to Italian and French. I'd honestly rather learn Japanese than Chinese, but learning Chinese would be much more useful. As per Vacancier Permanent's suggestion in another thread, I think I will try a 3 month intensive chinese course in Taiwan.
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RE: If you could be fluent in only 5 languages (including Eng.) which would you choose?
English - duh
French - Did it for almost 5 years in high school. Huge leg up on Romance languages plus versatility in the African Union and Middle East. Have an on-off thing for French girls.
Russian - Again, gives you a leg up on picking up Slavic languages. Ergo access to EE's emerging economies and gorgeous women.
Mandarin - A bit logical given that I'm of Chinese descent. It does assist you with picking up other Chinese languages (and to a much lesser extent, reading Japanese). I'm not really in Asian girls myself but from a Western perspective, it opens you to the economic powerhouse of tomorrow. Used to hate learning it though.

The fifth would be a toss-up between:
German - I have an engineering background, and German still commands considerable (if diminished) influence in the business and scientific world (from a European context). It's still a more widely understood second language in Europe than English and affords you an advantage in the Germanic languages (especially if you're like me and into Nordic types).
Arabic - Intertwined with religious and cultural richness, has similarities with Hebrew. Lets you get by throughout the Middle East and North and East Africa.

This is actually a pretty logical and pragmatic process of elimination. Already having the vested interest in the above, I thought it logical to pick one of the predominant language groups thereby extending my lexical reach considerably into each of those families. I've found that fluency in one Romance language will enable you to considerably get by in quite a number of the others, and I believe that to be the same for the Germanic, Slavic, Semitic etc language groups.
Doing so will literally let you get by anywhere on Earth.
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If you could be fluent in only 5 languages (including Eng.) which would you choose?
Alright, now that a lot of people have had a chance to post their language preferences and this thread has quietened down, I thought it would be interesting to add up everyone's votes. Took longer than I thought it would, but I'm sure some of you guys would be interested to see it too.

We had a total of 64 RESPONDENTS, naming 32 DISTINCT LANGUAGES.

[If people named more than 5 languages I just counted them all including languages they already speak. If someone said Chinese I counted it as Mandarin unless they specifically said Cantonese. Finally, one poster said Sicilian so I separated that from Italian as it's a distant dialect].

So I present to you the official results! AND THE WINNERS ARE...

English
Spanish
Russian
Mandarin
French

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RE: If you could be fluent in only 5 languages (including Eng.) which would you choose?
English
Spanish
Russian
French
Japanese

Tho i cannot imagine myself being fluent in 5 languages (which would have to include dealing with them on daily basis and reading 5 different languags daily ?)

Since i speak English, and am learning Russian, for this lifetime, i have no ambition to learn more than one more language after i become conversational in Russian.
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RE: If you could be fluent in only 5 languages (including Eng.) which would you choose?
English
French
Spanish
German
Portuguese

I'm very Pro-Western, I guess.

English, because you'd be a fool not to.
French, because it is a sexy language and I love their big-butted girls
Spanish, because of the countries that speak it
German, because of their role in human history and knowledge
Portuguese, because of big-butted Brazilian girls, and the language sounds "cute"

Economically speaking, I don't think Chinese is worth it for me to learn. In my opinion, and from my experience, even if I were to speak Chinese, I would forever be an outsider, so knowing the language wouldn't give me any particular gain. Technologically, are they ahead of the U.S. and the West? Or are they catching up? Will they forever be catching up or do you think they will push beyond the West? I don't see any reason why they would. From my experience, they are good at following trends, but they haven't given any sort of indication that they are trend-setters. The West continues to win this.

Japanese would be an interesting language to learn, because the Japanese are very unique, innovative, and quirky, but the language isn't something I'd feel motivated to learn.

Russian, well... Russia is for Russians, and while I may slay a few more Russian vaginas knowing the language, I don't think I'd like to live in Eastern Europe for an extended period of time, so it wouldn't be worth it.

I'm very "old world," so the idea of a hedonistic life on the Mediterranean still seems like the ultimate way of life, but I don't know. I've never tried living in Eastern Europe or East Asia for an extended period of time to imagine myself living there.
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I dont even need 5. With English, German and Russian I'd have enough Big Grin
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RE: If you could be fluent in only 5 languages (including Eng.) which would you choose?
In order of importance.

1. English.
2. Mandarin.
3. Spanish.
4. French.
5. Undecided, maybe Hindi or Arabic.
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RE: If you could be fluent in only 5 languages (including Eng.) which would you choose?
(03-27-2014 11:29 PM)JJ Roberts Wrote:  1. English
2. Russian
3. Spanish
4. Mandarin
5. Arabic

For me too.

I only speak 1 and 3 right now (dammit!) as well as a few other languages which are not even real languages (like French).

What does this mean?
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French not a real language

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RE: If you could be fluent in only 5 languages (including Eng.) which would you choose?
I think about it again and would add Czech and Polish too..

So that would be for me..

English
GErman
Russian
Czech
Polish
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RE: If you could be fluent in only 5 languages (including Eng.) which would you choose?
Mine are:

English
Dutch
Swedish
Polish
Russian

I am mainly into tall white girls. Love the Dutch women.
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RE: If you could be fluent in only 5 languages (including Eng.) which would you choose?
I speak:
English: C2 native
Slovak: C2 native
Czech: C2 native
Russian: C1
French: C1
Spanish: B2

I would like to get all my C1s and B2s to C2 level. However I am lazy and also have a hard time focusing on things...

I am currently learning:
Dutch
Polish
Ukrainian

I would also like to learn:
Arabic
Portuguese
Chinese
Greek
Thai
Indonesian (similar to Malay)
Persian
Japanese
Swedish
Catalan
Serbian (Serbo-Croatian)
German

maybe some other languages as well....
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