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If you could be fluent in only 5 languages (including Eng.) which would you choose?
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RE: If you could be fluent in only 5 languages (including Eng.) which would you choose?
English (native language)
Russian (for business and women)
Spanish (for business and women)
Polish (for women)
Ukrainian (for women and an honest interest in the country, especially current events)

Honorary mention to German, though given the high level of English in the country I'll continue to pursue the others first.
05-22-2014 11:38 AM
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RE: If you could be fluent in only 5 languages (including Eng.) which would you choose?
English (Native language)
Spanish (same as above)
Japanese (The most practical third language I could learn for cultural/nerd reasons)
Russian (cultural reasons)
Can't make my mind as to the fifth, a toss up between German, Turkish and Mandarin.
05-24-2014 12:19 AM
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RE: If you could be fluent in only 5 languages (including Eng.) which would you choose?
1. Spanish- because so many damn people speak it and it covers so much of the map, especially places I like to travel. - I speak it pretty well now

2. Portugues- I love brazil, the culture, people, and the women. Plus, for me it's the best sounding language in the world. I speak it best other than English

3. Russian- it is pretty widely spoken throughout most of Eastern Europe. Seems to be a pretty useful language.

4. German- also useful throughout Europe, plus easy to learn other languages like Dutch and sweedish.

5. Chinese- strictly for monetary reasons, though I don't have much interest in the country itself.
05-24-2014 01:02 AM
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RE: If you could be fluent in only 5 languages (including Eng.) which would you choose?
1. Dutch - native language.

2. English - most useful language.

3. Spanish - most spoken language in the world.

4. Japanese - cause Japan is awesome and I'm a goddamn geek who loves watching Japanese cartoons and shows.

5. Russian/French/Mandarin - can't choose to be honest.
05-24-2014 01:47 PM
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RE: If you could be fluent in only 5 languages (including Eng.) which would you choose?
(03-18-2014 01:05 PM)Abnormal Wrote:  "As many languages you know, as many times you are a human being"

1) English - The whole world speaks it
2) Mandarin - The whole world will speak it one day, largest economy in the making.
3) French(Quebecois) - The most beautiful language EVER, plus well needed in Canada if you do business here.
4) Spanish(Latin America and half of the US)
5) Russian - Gorgeous women, China's big brotherWink

This, except Spanish and Russian for the emerging market potential as well as the amazing girls. Speaking multiple languages just has so much of a "James Bondness" about it that you've gotta do it.

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RE: If you could be fluent in only 5 languages (including Eng.) which would you choose?
English
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Assembly
Flash
JavaScript

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RE: If you could be fluent in only 5 languages (including Eng.) which would you choose?
1) English cus the whole world speaks it
2) Spanish cus i always liked how they talk to each other and cus of the latin chicks.
3) Japanese cus the chicks
4) Korean cus the chicks
5) Mandarin for business
05-27-2014 12:57 AM
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RE: If you could be fluent in only 5 languages (including Eng.) which would you choose?
Oh shit, I thought he meant English was already the language we knew plus 5 additional. Definitely english would be #1 on mine.
05-27-2014 01:14 AM
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RE: If you could be fluent in only 5 languages (including Eng.) which would you choose?
Glad to see this has been a popular thread and got some discussions going, exactly what I wanted for something fun.

For those just joining us, I would point you to Espresso's great summary and graph of the results, thank you sir:

http://www.rooshvforum.com/thread-34205-...#pid695899


I wanna take this in a new direction now.

Let's assume you're now fluent in the 5 languages you selected.

If you could instantly learn some completely random ones (again, like The Matrix), not based on practical value (i.e. business or # of speakers), but purely for curiosity, culture, scholarly study, or even just liking the way it sounds, which ones would you pick?

For example, I like the sounds of Welsh, and the history of the area is interesting to me:





I would most likely also want to learn an aboriginal language like Inuktitut (spoken by the Inuit people of Canada's far north):



05-27-2014 09:42 PM
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RE: If you could be fluent in only 5 languages (including Eng.) which would you choose?
According to the new criteria:

1) Irish Gaelic (absolutely awesome language)
2) Swedish (for music mostly, I love Viking metal)
3) Finnish (same as above, plus it is almost completely unique)
4) Akkadian/Babylonian (to be able to read cuneiform tablets, highly underrated stuff, plus would greatly add to the exotic factor)
5) Ancient Greek (to be able to read the classics in the original)

Honorary mention to Faroese (basically a time capsule for Old Norse, much less visited than Iceland and thus more authentic)
05-27-2014 10:45 PM
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RE: If you could be fluent in only 5 languages (including Eng.) which would you choose?
No other thoughts?
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RE: If you could be fluent in only 5 languages (including Eng.) which would you choose?
Patois (it sounds cool as hell)
Arabic (possible Mecca trip)
Japanese(for bangs)
Latin(so medical terms might finally be easier to understand and source the root word)
Russian (so i can sound hard lol)
05-31-2014 11:35 PM
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RE: If you could be fluent in only 5 languages (including Eng.) which would you choose?
1. English (British) - the international language, everyone speaks it, few (non-natives) speak it fluently
2. French - arguably the most beautiful language, considered the language of high culture and romance
3. Japanese - for the exotic factor
4. Chinese (Mandarin) - for economic purpose
5. German - no particular reason, just sounds badass

PS I already speak the first two, studied Japanese and Chinese for sometime but gave up, now I'm studying German
06-01-2014 06:06 AM
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RE: If you could be fluent in only 5 languages (including Eng.) which would you choose?
English (Native)
Japanese (Martial arts and they don't speak much English over there IME)
Spanish (widely spoken)
Mandarin (China's coming)
Russian (I like Russian chicks)
06-01-2014 06:42 AM
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RE: If you could be fluent in only 5 languages (including Eng.) which would you choose?
My revised list:

1) English (by far the most useful and dominant language in the world).

2) Mandarin (love Asian girls, it is the language with the highest number of native speakers in world, widely spoken, China will become the largest economy in the world soon).

3) Japanese (love Asian girls, poor English penetration in Japan, cultural/nerd reasons).

4) Spanish (very widely spoken).

5) Indonesian (enormous number of speakers, poor English penetration in Indonesia).
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RE: If you could be fluent in only 5 languages (including Eng.) which would you choose?
I would go strictly for geographical area. In no particular order:

1. Mandarin
2. Spanish
3. Russian
4. Arabic
5. Hindi

You pretty much have the globe covered with those. Only thing I would add would be French, which will cover broad swaths of non-Anglophone Africa. I dislike the way it sounds but hey, it's a language and all languages have their own beauty.

I'll hasten to add Hindi isn't necessary, since India speaks English, so perhaps I should have replaced that with French.

I already speak Mandarin, German, and Greek but, with the exception of the first, they are not the most commercial languages.

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RE: If you could be fluent in only 5 languages (including Eng.) which would you choose?
1. English - Already a native speaker.
2. Russian - My work involves Russia and I really need to knuckle down and get from holding basic conversations with dodgy grammar all day to being able to express myself/understand people in great detail.
3. Korean - I was considering putting Mandarin here but the whole tonal aspect of it just frustrates me, so Korean would be interesting as it's a wealthy Asian country. If the North ever breaks down the walls then having a grasp of the NK dialect would be a massive advantage for a foreigner.
4. Javanese - I prefer Asia to Africa/South America/Middle East, so it would be a good secondary language for the region.
5. - Some kind of barely-spoken language, maybe from an ethnic group somewhere in Russia like Yakut. It might not be as useful globally, but it's something unique you can drop into a conversation rather than something more common like Portuguese or German.
06-03-2014 12:57 PM
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RE: If you could be fluent in only 5 languages (including Eng.) which would you choose?
1) English
2) Spanish
3) Mandarin
4) Russian
5) French

I speak already now English, German, French and Scandinavian.
06-03-2014 01:15 PM
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RE: If you could be fluent in only 5 languages (including Eng.) which would you choose?
1) English

2) Portugeese -->> For brazillian chciks!!!

3) Russian --> For chicks

4) Mandarin

5) Either French or Spanish
06-04-2014 11:42 AM
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RE: If you could be fluent in only 5 languages (including Eng.) which would you choose?
English
Russian - for some great Russian rock music and because I wanna live there one day
Dutch - I already know a bit and want to improve it
Indonesian - living in Australia, I feel it may be important one day
Bulgarian - for the music and because I might go there (I know the Macedonian (FYROM) dialect as well as standard Bulgarian)
06-07-2014 04:50 AM
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RE: If you could be fluent in only 5 languages (including Eng.) which would you choose?
English,
Spanish
Russian
French
Portuguese

This covers most of the classically big booty women on earth as well as many business opportunities. Also, 3 of the languages are romance languages and therefore relatively easy to learn for an English speaker.

This goal is quite attainable.
06-07-2014 04:07 PM
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RE: If you could be fluent in only 5 languages (including Eng.) which would you choose?
English
Spanish
French
Mandarin
Russian
06-07-2014 05:32 PM
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RE: If you could be fluent in only 5 languages (including Eng.) which would you choose?
English
Italian
portugese
Japanese
Russian

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RE: If you could be fluent in only 5 languages (including Eng.) which would you choose?
Mines is based solely on where I'd want to travel.

English
French
Spanish
Portuguese
Russian
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RE: If you could be fluent in only 5 languages (including Eng.) which would you choose?
English- Native language and most spoken language around the world.

Spanish- widely used around the world much like English, especially in America and because the language itself is darn sexy. The women and divine, the food is heavenly and the music and dance is awesome too.

Japanese- getting notches in Japan is hard without some Japanese skill. Also because I'm a huge fan of Japanese anime and manga, as well as the fashion scene and drifting scene of Japan. The history and culture is awesome too.

Korean- The women are beautiful and the fashion and bboying scenes are second to none. Also for business opportunities. I really like how Korean sounds.

Mandarin- have many Chinese friends and a huge love and appreciation for the culture and history of the Middle Kingdom (my favorite book is a Chinese novel; Romance of the Three Kingdoms)

It sucks that I cannot play Cherokee or Seminole on this list (because I love my Native American peoples and want to keep the culture alive), but it's usage is obsolete. No European languages either is a huge crutch but I'll just run on exotic American play and hope for the best lol
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