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What languages do you know?

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by iolair, Nov 8, 2001.

  1. iolair

    iolair Mostly Harmless

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    What languages do you know, and at what level?

    The levels are (half levels are allowed...):

    0...Novice
    beginning ... just a few words and phrases.

    1...Intermediate
    "survival" language knowledge ... you can get around OK in restaurants, doctor's surgeries, shopping, travel etc.

    2...Advanced / Limited Working Proficiency
    Can get by on a basic level in social and working environments. Accent and grammar may have frequent errors.

    3...Superior / Working Proficiency
    Able to participate effectively in most formal and informal conversations on practical, social, and professional topics. Can understand normal speech, movies, radio etc. Errors virtually never disturb a native speaker.

    4...Distinguished / Full Professional Proficiency
    Able to use the language fluently and accurately on all levels normally pertinent to professional needs. Can understand and participate in any conversations within the range of own personal and professional experience with a high degree of fluency and precision of vocabulary.

    5...Native
    has complete fluency in the language, such that speech on all levels in fully accepted by educated native speakers in all of its features, including breadth of vocabulary and idiom, colloquialisms, and pertinent cultural references.

    (see http://www.sil.org/lingualinks/languagelearning/mangngyrlngglrnngprgrm/TheILRFSIProficiencyScale.htm for more details on these levels)
     
  2. Syri

    Syri Who are you calling short?

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    hmm, Pretty fluent in visual basic and html, quite good at pascal, and just starting on C++



    ..oh, you meant SPEAKING languages!
    *Runs away to die of embarassment*
     
  3. Mohamz

    Mohamz Super SAIYA-JIN

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    German: 4 ;)
    French: 4
    English: 3
    Arabic: 3
    Java: 4
    C/C++: 3 oops, hey wait! :D
     
  4. iolair

    iolair Mostly Harmless

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    Hmm, my Perl and Java have NEVER got me anything in a Restaurant :p

    English: 5
    Spanish: 2 1/2 (I NEED to spend some time in Spain to get this to 3!)
    French: 2
    Italian: 1
    German: 1
    Romanian: 1/2

    (incidentally, my aims are Spanish:4, French: 3, Italian: 2, Romanian: 2, Portuguese: 2, German: 2 .... as if I had enough time!)
     
  5. Syri

    Syri Who are you calling short?

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    English 5 (you'd almost think i was born there! :D
    French 1
    German 0
     
  6. B

    B Bee

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    5 Dutch
    3 English
    3 German
    2 French
    1 Italian
     
  7. namu

    namu Bleh.

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    0 Russian
    1 Japanese and Latin :D , Lisp and shell-script
    2 Italian, Java, C++
    3 German, Pascal
    4 Objective-C, html, PhP
    5 French and English

    Thinking of it, i should really improve my japanese knowledge but i can't be arsed to find the time :(
     
  8. DedMeat

    DedMeat Dapper Rat

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    Didn't we watch that match at the last EuroLan ;)

    For me ...
    English 5 (various dialects but specialising in Geordie :) )
    Russian 3/4 (bit rusty now)
    German 1
    French 1
     
  9. Tetris L

    Tetris L Smartass

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    German: 5
    Swyzerdütsch (Swiss German): 3
    Plattdeutsch (Northern German): 3

    English: 3
    French: 1
    Spanish: 1
    B.A.S.I.C.: 2 ;)

    Swiss German and Plattdeutsch are both *very* different to German, with a whole new grammar and vocabulary. Almost a language on their own.
     
  10. Sam_The_Man

    Sam_The_Man I am the Hugh Grant of Thatcherism

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    English: 5
    German: Hmm.... 2.5, perhaps.
    French: 1
    Latin: 1 (ok, it's a dead language, but my list looks pretty pathetic otherwise :D).
     
  11. Mohamz

    Mohamz Super SAIYA-JIN

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    Why ?

    Restaurant loveCorner = new Restaurant (address);
    me.goto(loveCorner);
    String myChoise = me.chooseMeal();
    Waiter aWaiter = loveCorner.getWaiter();
    Meal tastyMeal = aWaiter.getMeal(myChoise);
    me.eat(tastyMeal);
    ...
    :D
     
  12. FireSlash

    FireSlash Whats a FireSlash?

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    English: 5 (grammer? wots dat?;))
    Spanish: 2
    Vb: 4
    C++: 3
    UScript: 3
    Java: 2
    PHP: 1
    Perl: 1
    BASIC: (TI Basic: 5) ('Pure' Basic: 3)
     
  13. _Zd_JOLT1r_

    _Zd_JOLT1r_ Help needed

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    German 4
    French 2
    Italian 1
     
  14. namu

    namu Bleh.

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    yay FireSlash!

    100 FOR I=0 TO 100
    110 PRINT "TI BASIC RULES"
    120 NEXT I

    SAVE DSK1.SHÏTTY
    RUN

    :D
     
  15. _Zd_3s_

    _Zd_3s_ Regristered User

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    Dutch 5
    English 3
    German 1½
     
  16. Stillborn

    Stillborn PHEAR IS JUST ANOTHER 4 LETTER WORD...

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    Swedish 5 (duh!)
    English 4 (going for an English degree)
    German 3 (taken courses at University, grammar is hard as hell!)
    Spanish 1 (una cerveza por favor... :D A mi burro mi burro le duele la cabeza...:hmm:)
     
  17. Karsehole

    Karsehole Flibbiddydibbiddydob

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    Dutch: 5
    English: 4
    French: 2
    German: 2
    Greek: 0.5
    Latin: 0.75
     
  18. TWD

    TWD Cute and Cuddly

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    Ti-86 calculator basic 4.5

    I'm thinking about learning python this weekend but I can't decide between learning to program, naming and working on my site, or making a map.
     
  19. Maj1013

    Maj1013 Amused One

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    English: 5
    Spanish (reading) 3, (speaking) 2.5
    French 1
     
  20. Iceblade

    Iceblade Fragged Lurker

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    English: 5
    Japanese: 1 (2 if you can count the fact that I can sing "Heats" by Hironobu Kageyama, only... off-key)
    German: 1 (more like 0.000001; just maybe one or two words)
    French: 1 (more like 0.4)
    Spanish: 1 (more like 0.7)
    Chinese: 1 (more like 0.2)
     

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