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Have used the language(s) you are learning?

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Have used the language(s) you are learning in any way? Especially if writing/ speaking something original?

2 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/Tamuna10
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Yes, I've used them a lot of times :) I use Russian almost everyday, when I talk to my Armenian friends who can speak Russian fairly well, or with my parents who also speak Russian very well, etc. I speak English to my American cousins and English-speaking friends. I used Italian when I was working in Italy. I used French to translate one of my books. I use Spanish with my Spanish-American friend, but we're currently only chatting. I've never used German yet though, but I will use it in the future when I go to study in Germany. :)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/deeptendu
deeptendu
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Ooh, that's impressive, Tamuna. You're a true multilinguist. Seems that you are a writer also. I would like to know more about that. And your dou profile does not shore that many languages. Where did you learn so many?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Tamuna10
Tamuna10
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I learned Russian since my birth, then at school, English also at school, Italian myself, French with my aunt (she's a French teacher), Spanish and German on Duolingo, and still learning Old Norse on the internet. :)

Oh, yes, I'm a writer. :) You can see my books on amazonkindle.com if you write there my full name, Tamuna Tsertsvadze.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/skuggstralar
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I have no experience writing/speaking to native or fluent speakers - because I'm shy and way too easily embarrassed - but I like reading, I've got a few Icelandic children's books as well as a novel plus audiobook, I have a Danish copy of the bible and a book on Greenlandic, in Danish.

But I'm hoping to start some adult ed language courses at my local uni early next year, I'm really hoping that going to a class will improve my confidence and one day I'll be brave enough to chat with a Danish speaker! :) (which... is kind of essential, seeing as my dream is to get a degree in arctic studies from the University of Copenhagen :D )

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/deeptendu
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A well structured plan always helps. Seems you have one. Kudos.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AmareloTiago
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I use Spanish almost daily but I started studying Spanish about 20 years ago (tempus fugit, am I right?).

I have used Dutch to exchange pleasantries with several local Afrikaaners. I also correctly deciphered a tattoo a co-worker has and his reaction telling me nobody had ever deciphered it was most satisfying, even though I did have to double check with him that it was Old English, as opposed to some other medieval Germanic dialect.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/20copamundial14

Tempus fugit is latin, right? Latin for what?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/deeptendu
deeptendu
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Time goes by. Fugit is literally fleeing. You know, fugitive?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/compicej

I often use English because I am teaching Spanish to a Canadian guy. I also use it to watch movies, read books and listen to a podcast about the history of English that is very interesting. Besides that, I use it to communicate with my Duolingo friends who do not speak Spanish. On the other hand, I have not used French, Italian and Esperanto yet because I'm on a very basic level but as soon as I feel a little more confident, I'll look for ways to use them.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Liebert_
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Unfortunately I have never used any language I learn/know. It is very hard to find someone to practice the languages I learn, and when I find someone, this someone is a pedophile or something like that. :E

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SamijaH.
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I am sorry but, HAHAHAHAHA !!!! :D (This last part is so funny xD )

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Liebert_
Liebert_
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But this is true man D:

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/deeptendu
deeptendu
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Yeah, the internet is a useful but dangerous place. I also suffer from the same problem of not having anyone to talk to using the languages I am learning.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Liebert_
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yeah, for some people internet is a good place to find other people, but to me is a dangerous place.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Lelieblad

I've been using Dutch more and more when skyping my Dutch boyfriend. :)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Don_Cristian
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I've used nearly all the languages that I have studied while traveling or living abroad

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/deeptendu
deeptendu
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Must've traveled wide.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Don_Cristian
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not that much, only Europe, North, Central and South America and once Asia

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/deeptendu
deeptendu
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And that is not much? I never left India !

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/porpsi

Certainly have.. I live in sweden now with my swedish girlfriend and even though we speak English at home almost exclusively i still get plenty of chances to use the language. So grateful that duolingo exists, its a huge help.

I still don't know the language, i still struggle to understand native speakers, my conversational skills are still very limited but i at least know something which is way more then the nothing i knew before i started on duolingo

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SamijaH.
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Yes. I use my English to communicate with my husband since he doesn't speak my language and I am still in progress of learning his (german). And I am using my German when I am at work. I managed to find a little job where I am forced to use german and that way practice it. :P So, I guess I have use from both of the languages I learned/still learning :D hehehe

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/BrookeLorren
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I've used Spanish in Mexico (successfully) and Spanish in Spain (not so successfully, they acted like I had two heads and couldn't even understand the simplest question, like "Were is the Naval base?"

I've used German in Germany.

I'm currently not studying Italian, but I did use it a lot when I lived in Italy.

I've used Russian. My aunt is from Russia, so I'll be using it with her more at Christmas. I always write Merry Christmas to her in Russian on my Christmas cards to her.

Irish... never used in real life. French... I see it sometimes, and although I've been to France, my French was not very good at the time, so I didn't use much of it. Danish... I've seen a few words, but it's a fairly new language, so not so much yet.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/therealpalumbo

I have used Italian a lot speaking to people I come across in my travels.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Clarissant

Yes, I use English daily and French at least 3-4 times a week. :) For the other languages, it really depends on the week.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Karl.F

Not really, which is a shame.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/deeptendu
deeptendu
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How does one obtain a person to talk to using the language one is learning? I am from India and here it is not fairly possible to find a person speaking French, which I am focusing on right now.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/20copamundial14

Oh, yeah! I love it when I can! No real story to tell, but it's so cool, that feeling. Especially when you can ping-pong conversation across a classroom when only one other person speaks Spanish.

2 years ago