Is English not your native language?

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Post » Mon Jul 04, 2011 11:04 pm

Finnish here but I'm pretty good with English, well okay I admit that grammar mistakes etc. are pretty common but understanding what everyone says is easy.
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Post » Mon Jul 04, 2011 11:46 pm

[QUOTE=Sagal]but understanding what everyone says is easy.[/QUOTE]

hah so you say! You couldn't understand "owt" ;p
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Post » Mon Jul 04, 2011 11:55 pm

-.- perkele... true true but hey it's not English after all ;) well at least real
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Post » Tue Jul 05, 2011 12:18 am

English native and passable in QC french.
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Post » Tue Jul 05, 2011 1:56 am

Swedish, fluent in English. No problem here.
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Post » Tue Jul 05, 2011 4:07 am

I speak gibberish fluently.
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Post » Thu Jul 07, 2011 1:19 am

[QUOTE=Tom] I think it's probably to do with the Empire being so large at one point, the saying "The Sun never sets in the British Empire" meaning there at one point was always a country on the globe under sunlight under British control.

I think it was basically spread that way, and supported to some degree by trade.[/QUOTE]
Don't forget, there was hard competition German was also spreaded around the world until the late 19th century. In fact, when founding the U.S., there was a serious consideration to have 2 official languages, english and german
How much easier it would be for me, if this would have happened...

btt, I'm german, know a bit english and less french, and whenever I look for a word (which happens quite often) I use Beolingus.
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Post » Thu Jul 07, 2011 4:24 am

QC french, pretty good in english overall except for the actual speaking part ! I can't formulate anything coherent for the life of me !
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Post » Thu Jul 07, 2011 2:28 pm

Russian. Where's old topic on this? Also cant find my old posts. Pity :D
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Post » Wed Dec 21, 2011 3:27 pm

woooo, It looks everyone can understand english here!

unfortunately, I'm not native to english and my english is not fast...

If I have chance to meet the sentense that hard to understand, I stare that sentense and try to understand that...
no many cases but accidently if I meet vocabulary that I don't know, I just uses browser addon or search it.

In writting, simple sentences are just easy stuff, but in hard cases to express complecated sentences, first uses google languague tools and trims it because that makes some un-understandable sentences at most times.(the word orders are different between korean and english. kor : SOV, eng:SVO and It looks like machine can't understand structure well...)
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