Do you understand the language spoken in your neighbor countries, without having studied the language?
I'm from Sweden so the neighbor countries are Norway, Denmark and Finland.
Norwegian is very similar to Swedish, and it's possible to understand most of what they say.
Danish is much harder to understand because their pronunciation is so different. Danish text is easier to understand though, but still harder than Norwegian.
Finnish is impossible to understand because it is a totally unrelated language.
This is my opinion and people from other parts of the country might have a slightly different opinion.
I'm a swede as well and have pretty much the same experience. Though I live in the southern parts of Sweden, very close to Denmark, so I have an easier time understanding Danish (partly from watching danish TV as a kid).
Heh, with Canada and Mexico being the only neighbors, it's pretty easy.
(But despite that, my Spanish is still really rough.)
Yes. I live in the U.S. so I only have to worry about Spanish. Puedo comprender mucho español y hablo un pequito español.
I got an E in French at school, personally I thought that was pretty lucky.
The only language i anderstand is english. Most of my neighbours speak english except for Cuba and Haiti.
I am from Nepal, a small country between India and China. I speak Nepali and similar to Hindi, language of India. But I cannot speak any word of Chinese people. I think Chinese is too much difficult to learn.
although we can not speak but we can understand somehow of our neighbour country's language.
My nighbouring countries have 98% different languages. Some of them have totally irregular script so you cannot understand even their numbering system. Others speak a mixture of 10 different languages. But most of them can speak either in English or Arabic or both, so I don't have problem with that.
By the way, my local language is so rare that they speak it only in 4 countries. 2 of them as one of the official languages and the remaining two as one of their 30+ local languages.
I have been in Turkey few years ago, but I didn't learn more than a dozen of their language. Turkish language is very hard to learn. Arabic is easy to learn though and few months in the UAE and watching Arabic TV's helped me learn it.
yes i think its a big problem too, its good if all of you knowing English at least to communicate
English only . I'm in the US.
I use a translator a lot for text.
I live in the Netherlands
And in Belgium they speak dutch/french and I understand french so yes I can understand them
And I understand the language in Germany because it's almost similar as Dutch