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Should I learn German or French

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Aleenik, Jan 23, 2010.

  1. Godwynn

    Godwynn March to the Sea

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    If we are going into stereotypes that chicks dig French, then I counter by saying that the chicks that do dig French do not shave their armpits.

    Plus, German chicks are normally drunk.
     
  2. holy king

    holy king Deity

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    that's a fact.
     
  3. Kozmos

    Kozmos Jew Detective

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    German is only good for being angry and shouting orders. The army in short. French is better and sounds better to the ear.
     
  4. Godwynn

    Godwynn March to the Sea

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    Where do you want to go in Europe, FCF?

    German: (32% of the EU population is able to speak it [self-reported])
    Spoiler :


    French: (26% of the EU population is able to speak it [self-reported])
    Spoiler :


    Source
     
  5. azzaman333

    azzaman333 meh

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    If the two world wars have taught us anything, it's that Germany is better than France.

    So you should learn German.
     
  6. Gigaz

    Gigaz civoholic

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    The german Imperative is a verb form that is solely used for giving direct orders. Afaik, neither English nor French has such a verb form. :p
     
  7. Harvin87

    Harvin87 The Youth

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    I speak Italian to my wife, French to my men and German to my horse . . :p
     
  8. Harvin87

    Harvin87 The Youth

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    You're correct sir.

    sorry.. doublepost
     
  9. Godwynn

    Godwynn March to the Sea

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    Don't forget Spanish to God.
     
  10. Harvin87

    Harvin87 The Youth

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    genau ... :)
     
  11. Godwynn

    Godwynn March to the Sea

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    He didn't even mention English, I guess he wasn't a big fan of the Germanic languages.

    :king:
     
  12. Ekolite

    Ekolite The Mighty Jungle

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    According to your source the maps show ''knowledge'' of the language. What does this mean exactly? Knowing that there is such a language as french? Being able to say a few kep phrases? It's certainly not any degree of fluency. I'm from England and I do not believe for one second that 23% of the UK population has any significant skills in french other than the infamous ''voulez-vous couchez avec moi ce soir''.

    Most can just about get by when stranded in France, awkwardly asking for directions to the nearest Super U perhaps, but they certainly can't do much more then that.
     
  13. Godwynn

    Godwynn March to the Sea

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    From the source I linked:

    Spoiler :
    The first table shows what proportion of citizens said that they could have a conversation in each language as their mother tongue and as a second language or foreign language (only the languages with at least 2% of the speakers are listed):


    I also mentioned it was self-reported. It's better than nothing.
     
  14. Ekolite

    Ekolite The Mighty Jungle

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    How do you define conversation exactly? :p

    English tourist: Ou est le Super U?

    French victim: desole, je ne sais pas

    English tourist: au revoir

    Spoiler to comply with CFC rules :
    Where is the super U? Sorry I don't know. Goodbye
     
  15. Godwynn

    Godwynn March to the Sea

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    Yeah, as I said self-reported, so it is up to subjective definitions. Jesus, I'm glad I linked you that source in English so you could read it instead of French or German.
     
  16. Shekwan

    Shekwan Kim Chi Quaffing Celt

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    Those self reported statistics are not to be trusted. The number of people who can speak Irish here is self reported and its consistently high. I've only heard someone speaking Irish in the street once, whereas apparently around 40% of the population can speak it. :rolleyes:
     
  17. Godwynn

    Godwynn March to the Sea

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    I don't trust the Irish either.
     
  18. Quackers

    Quackers The Frog

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    German.

    French is too hard for a first langauge to learn as an English speaker due to the mental pronounciation.

    Also Germany is like the largest 1st langauge in Europe, a large economy = business opportunities etc. BLAHBLAHVBLHA
     
  19. Virote_Considon

    Virote_Considon The Great Dictator

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    You should learn Scythian. Completely pointless, but it looks cool.
     
  20. Virote_Considon

    Virote_Considon The Great Dictator

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    But seriously, you're not a woman, so don't learn French.
     

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