Liutauras Vilda wrote:How many languages do you speak?
That largely depends on your definition....
My native language is Dutch. I can speak English without notable errors. I can speak Spanish and German without hesitation but with some grammar flaws in it. I can, more or less, explain myself in Korean and French too, but it is still very tiresome for me. I could not speak them the whole day, without getting worn out. That is not the case with German and Spanish.
The Chinese girl wants to teach me Chinese now, of course. But I told her that six languages is quite enough.
Knute Snortum wrote:I'm American, so I can tell this joke.
Actually there is a thing here.....
Since many software products come from the US, they always make e.g. word processors that assume you are writing in one language. That somewhat annoys me. Many people outside the US would mix English and their own native language almost any alternating sentence. You do not want to reset the language for each little piece of text every time. I would like to specify in a text that the content could be either English or Dutch, .. for the whole document. Does anyone know a solution for that?
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