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New post 02 Apr 2007, 05:31
I just read Dukes' post in another thread that included an article on INSEAD which mentioned among other things, that students are required to graduate with fluency in two languages other than English.

I'm curious, for those of you who will be attending INSEAD, what languages do you speak?

And for everyone else on this forum, tell me what languages you speak, I know Ryhme speaks some Italian, and among all the Indians there are probably dozens of other languages spoken in the GMATClub community. Let's hear about them.

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New post 02 Apr 2007, 05:35
I'm a native speaker of two languages and am starting French classes this evening.

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New post 02 Apr 2007, 05:38
English and Swedish I take it? So does that mean that by the time you graduate, you'll need to be fluent in French?

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New post 02 Apr 2007, 05:56
some?

English
Italian

some French

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New post 02 Apr 2007, 06:01
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English and Swedish I take it? So does that mean that by the time you graduate, you'll need to be fluent in French?

The article I posted wasn't entirely correct. I only need to get to a "basic" level for my third language.

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Can communicate in Spanish and Chinese. Definitely not fluent in either.

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New post 02 Apr 2007, 06:45
Lo siento Rhyme, I take it you're fluent then? (By the way, "lo siento" means "sorry" in Spanish. And that's basically the extent of my non-English lingustic capability)

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New post 02 Apr 2007, 07:26
I'm trying to learn Mandarin so I can understand what my wife says when she starts hollaring at me :oops:

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New post 02 Apr 2007, 07:40
Hindi - Native
English - Write Good , Read Good and Speak Good
Punjabi - Write Basic, Read Basic and Speak Good

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Uzbek, russian - natives

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New post 02 Apr 2007, 08:48
GMATT73 wrote:
I'm trying to learn Mandarin so I can understand what my wife says when she starts hollaring at me :oops:


LOL.

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New post 02 Apr 2007, 09:05
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Uzbek, russian - natives


that's great! there is also Tajik_GMAT gmatclubber here. central asia in the house!

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New post 02 Apr 2007, 09:07
Marathi - Native
Hindi - Read Write and speak fluently
Engilsh - Read Write and speak fluently
Basic French

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New post 02 Apr 2007, 09:34
ok and above: Spanish, English, Italian.
can communicate and read adequately: French, Portuguese.

Cheers. L.

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New post 02 Apr 2007, 09:59
Chinese - native speaker
English - second language, I'm OK
Spanish - took it in high school and worked in a lot of restaurants so I'm pretty good with profanity
Russian - took it for my language requirement in college (didn't want to take the easy way out and just go with what I already knew). I don't remember a damn thing about it though.

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New post 02 Apr 2007, 11:20
pelihu wrote:
English - second language, I'm OK


Your modesty rockz :lol:

My stuff: Fluent at Russian, Ukrainian, English. (Well, I believe my English is far behind pelihu's, but I still feel it can be called "fluent" :) ) Can understand (good reading, fair listening) and perform some limited communication in Polish, German and French. Have experience astonishing others by deciphering texts in Dutch, Chech, Spanish and other languages :) They all have a lot in common, after all, so it's always possible to get some general idea.

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New post 02 Apr 2007, 11:36
English, Turkish, Russian and Tajik :)

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New post 02 Apr 2007, 13:09
English - native
French - fluent
Spanish - conversant
Russian - used to really good, but these days I sound like a total Neanderthal.

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New post 02 Apr 2007, 13:39
Fluent in English and Korean, can get by in Spanish.

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New post 02 Apr 2007, 13:39
Fluent in Russian (first language for me). It seems like a lot of people on this forum speak Russian!
Fluent in English... That's it :)

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