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RedRose



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PostPosted: Sat Apr 28, 2007 3:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

wow, CP! you even speak Cantonese Exclamation That really surprises me! I remember there is an English expression by which we can describe some people who can speak more than two languages, just like you. that expression is poly-lingual or multi-lingual? I don't remember exactly.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 30, 2007 4:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You are probably thinking of polyglot, an ugly-sounding word meaning multilingual.

I said I can say a few simple things in Cantonese, not that I can speak it. I envy people who can speak Cantonese or Mandarin, and I admire anyone who can read and write Chinese--always have.
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PostPosted: Tue May 01, 2007 6:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

CP wrote:
I envy people who can speak Cantonese or Mandarin, and I admire anyone who can read and write Chinese--always have.


then we are almost in the same boat(not in the same bed though, unfortunately), I envy people who can speak and write English well. how about we trade our mother tongues? maybe we can trade more than just mother tongue Razz I mean, we can still trade another kind of tongue Embarassed
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PostPosted: Tue May 01, 2007 8:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

lol
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PostPosted: Sun May 13, 2007 12:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

hello!
i wish i could speak French Wink .. i tried to learn it 3 years a go when i joined a class for 2 months Shocked ...but i the grammer was too much for me Mad ..it harder than the English grammer....it is such a beautiful and sexy language..eaveryday i listen to the French program on the local radio in the morrning Very Happy ...and dont andurestand a bit of what they are saying!!! Laughing Laughing Laughing
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PostPosted: Sun May 13, 2007 4:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pommezani is a frech teacher. Maybe she can give lessons to you
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PostPosted: Sun May 13, 2007 4:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

realy! Very Happy Surprised
i hope she/he can help me, but i think its hard to learn it here because of the pronunciation and how can i say it Embarassed ...
but thanx for the idea Wink ...
are there any other than english language u can speak? Question
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PostPosted: Sun May 13, 2007 4:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Chinese, German, and a bit of latin. (But only for translations)
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PostPosted: Sun May 13, 2007 4:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

wow!! Shocked
i belive that those who can speak more than 2 languages are really smart.. Wink
what time is it know in Germany??
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PostPosted: Sun May 13, 2007 11:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

-2 hours of the time which is in Qatar. So if you have 19:25 now, we have 21:25.
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PostPosted: Sun May 13, 2007 12:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanx for the information Wink
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PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2007 6:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

RedRose wrote:
CP wrote:
I envy people who can speak Cantonese or Mandarin, and I admire anyone who can read and write Chinese--always have.


then we are almost in the same boat(not in the same bed though, unfortunately), I envy people who can speak and write English well. how about we trade our mother tongues? maybe we can trade more than just mother tongue Razz I mean, we can still trade another kind of tongue Embarassed

Jane said no. But let's meet for tea next time I'm in GZ.
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PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2007 7:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ad-miral wrote:
-2 hours of the time which is in Qatar. So if you have 19:25 now, we have 21:25.
I think you got that backwards. Qatar is east of Germany, no? So it is later in Qatar.
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PostPosted: Tue May 15, 2007 5:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bob S. wrote:
ad-miral wrote:
-2 hours of the time which is in Qatar. So if you have 19:25 now, we have 21:25.
I think you got that backwards. Qatar is east of Germany, no? So it is later in Qatar.

The world time clock at www.timeanddate.com lists Qatar as one hour later than Germany. When I checked, it was 1550 in Germany, 1650 in Qatar.
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PostPosted: Tue May 15, 2007 8:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi, I can speak spanish and english, and right now I'm learning japanese. *beep*. Watashi no namae wa Juan Diego desu. Douzo yoroshiku. LOL Embarassed I'd like to learn a lot more languages, like german, french, italian, chinese and russian!
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