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    Yes, their English is good. For some, their ability to understand implied meanings is not quite so good.

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    Well, thank you very much. Norwegian children have compulsory English lessons from the age of seven, and most Norwegian with a higher degree is trilingual with German or French as the most common third language. I try to keep my English at a decent level, but my German has become what you English would call piss poor.

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    I have two native languages, Romanian and German, though Hungarian should be my 3th native language, but i don`t speek Hungarian well. In school I learn German as native language, Romanian as second language and English as 3th language. I`m also studying French. But I speak better Hungaian than French.
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    I said English was my second language but I have pretty much been speaking English just as long as I have been speaking French. I speak French to my family but I've always spoke English.

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    Quote Originally Posted by andrea View Post
    In school I learn German as native language
    How does that work, German language schools in Romania? Do you attend private schools, or do you mainly live in all-German villages where German is the local language, or do the major cities have seperate German language schools for the Germans?
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    Quote Originally Posted by SwordOfTheVistula View Post
    How does that work, German language schools in Romania? Do you attend private schools, or do you mainly live in all-German villages where German is the local language, or do the major cities have seperate German language schools for the Germans?
    I do not attend a private school. German language classes are something usual in Transylvania, you will find in each bigger city such a class. Most of them have a partner school in Germany.
    I attend a public College, which has a German language class. Each student from here can study in such a language calss if they want, its not only for Germans.
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    That's good I suppose, but what language are your regular classes (math, science, literature, etc) taught in?
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    Quote Originally Posted by SwordOfTheVistula View Post
    That's good I suppose, but what language are your regular classes (math, science, literature, etc) taught in?
    My regular classes are in German language. Beside this, i`m studying English, and French, and also Romanian literature.
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    cyfarchion (Welsh)

    Oh, I learnt both British and American English [/QUOTE]

    Personally, I refuse to acknowledge the term "American English". No such thing. There is American which shares a great many words with English.
    Not sure if there is such a thing as British English either.

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    Native tongue for me. I wouldn't have it any other way.

    Although, I am quite fascinated with other European languages; my strongest second language would be French.

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