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Re: Spanish and me

Postby samuelzz10 » Tue Feb 28, 2012 11:32 pm

Where I live, it is mandatory you take spanish in either highschool, or in a Jr. High highschool class. My 4th grade social studies teacher had a bullshit theory that by 2020 all of the world would be speaking spanish.
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Re: Spanish and me

Postby Silverdream » Tue Feb 28, 2012 11:32 pm

I heard somewhere that Spanish would be a dominant language in the United States in around 25 years.
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Re: Spanish and me

Postby Whiteagle » Wed Feb 29, 2012 10:57 am

Silverdream wrote:I heard somewhere that Spanish would be a dominant language in the United States in around 25 years.

Funny, I've heard the same thing about Chinese...
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Re: Spanish and me

Postby Zupponn » Wed Feb 29, 2012 11:10 am

Whiteagle wrote:
Silverdream wrote:I heard somewhere that Spanish would be a dominant language in the United States in around 25 years.

Funny, I've heard the same thing about Chinese...

Funny, that's what they said about German years ago...
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Re: Spanish and me

Postby Ben-Jammin » Wed Feb 29, 2012 12:29 pm

Funny, that's what they said about German years ago...


Did you know that the founding fathers originally considered making German the "official" language of the U.S. during its founding? True story.
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Re: Spanish and me

Postby Keldoclock » Wed Feb 29, 2012 9:27 pm

Languages worth learning, in no particular order:

English (no shit sherlock)
Spanish (for South America and Spain. Brazil... we can live without Brazil as long as we can keep the Brazillians)
German (Powerhouse of Europe)
French (lotta academic stuff in French)
Mandarin Chinese (ching chang chong, China's been on the rise for a while)
Russian (Biggest country in the world, pretty much everyone in the rest of the soviet bloc can understand you, .Runet is a useful thing.)
Hindi- (Lotta indians out there, although most of them can speak at least broken english (hooray, imperialism!))

Really with one germanic, one romance, and one slavic language, you can't go wrong. Add in some stuff to cover the rest of the globe along with English (yes it's germanic but I don't really think of it as such), and you're pretty much set for life with only about 5-8 languages.
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Re: Spanish and me

Postby IVhorseman » Thu Mar 01, 2012 11:03 am

English is totally germanic! babble at any german dude for a few minutes, and you'll still at least be able to vaguely figure out what the other is talking about and referring to.
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Re: Spanish and me

Postby Ben-Jammin » Thu Mar 01, 2012 12:39 pm

I agree, I've gotten to the point now to where I can watch some movies and instantly recognize German and what they are implying when they speak it without subtitles.
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Re: Spanish and me

Postby Zupponn » Thu Mar 01, 2012 7:15 pm

Thank the Anglo-Saxons.
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Re: Spanish and me

Postby Keldoclock » Fri Mar 02, 2012 8:45 am

(yet it is not nearly as close to German as, say, Dutch)
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Re: Spanish and me

Postby Rody » Fri Mar 02, 2012 10:32 am

Keldoclock wrote:(yet it is not nearly as close to German as, say, Dutch)

Which results in the annoying tendency of not knowing the word; because it sounds really similar to a known word, but then translates to an entirely different one instead.
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Re: Spanish and me

Postby Ben-Jammin » Fri Mar 02, 2012 12:19 pm

There was a German foreign exchange student at my old school that told one of my friends that if you mispronounce even the slightest syllable in a German word you say something completely different. For instance mispronouncing the "ei" in "Nein" would change the meaning of the word from "no" to something entirely different.
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Re: Spanish and me

Postby Silverdream » Sat Mar 03, 2012 1:55 am

Ben-Jammin wrote:There was a German foreign exchange student at my old school that told one of my friends that if you mispronounce even the slightest syllable in a German word you say something completely different. For instance mispronouncing the "ei" in "Nein" would change the meaning of the word from "no" to something entirely different.


That's a terrible example.
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Re: Spanish and me

Postby Ben-Jammin » Sat Mar 03, 2012 6:03 am

Thank you for your input, but I can't help that it was like two and a half years ago and that I have a poor memory.
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Re: Spanish and me

Postby Zupponn » Sat Mar 03, 2012 12:53 pm

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