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Old 24-10-2013, 20:15
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Welsh is considered to be a country, with it's own language..The same way French and Gaelic are foreign languages...
Welsh is hardly 'foreign' to this country: it's been here centuries longer than English! And Scots Gaelic isn't 'foreign' to Britain either. It's an indigenous language of our country.
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Old 24-10-2013, 21:46
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Michael Fassbinder is German. English is his 'foreign' language except that it isn't because he was brought up bi-lingually.
He's half irish and grew up in kerry but his dad is German
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Old 24-10-2013, 22:21
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What I meant was that people that speak both Welsh and English are bi-lingual....
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Old 25-10-2013, 02:50
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I'd say most Welsh celebrities can speak Welsh
Not all of them fluently (I watched Gavin & Stacey's Ruth Jones struggle with it on a TV interview) but they'll have some grasp of the language, as lessons are still compulsory in Welsh schools.
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Old 25-10-2013, 12:41
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Bradley Cooper's French made my ovaries explode.
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Old 25-10-2013, 13:42
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[quote=vauxhall1964;69386673]No, Michael Fassbender's German is rather shaky, he admits as much: he grew up in Ireland not speaking much German. In Inglorious Basterds he had to really practice his German hard

http://www.ifc.com/fix/2009/08/michael-fassbender-2

His German is like Meryl Streeps German in Sophies Choice. Technically close to perfect but one can tell they don't speak German apart from the phrases they had to learn.

Sandra Bullock however speaks fluently (and very charmingly) German. Her German is extremely good and she also understands everything. Her mother was German.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZQlm29I5GVE
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Old 25-10-2013, 15:52
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Many of the actors who appear in the European shows that crop up on BBC4 on Saturday nights speak very good English

Krister Henrikssen (Wallander)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J999uMLOEwY

Rolf Lassgard (Wallander)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tN8S8tD4dnc

Sidse Babbet Knudsen (Borgen)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uJtb2j4hE8M
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Old 25-10-2013, 23:34
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Bullock's German is very good.

Chloe Bennett (Agents Of SHIELD) speaks Mandarin.
Olivia Munn (Newsroom) speaks Japanese.
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Old 26-10-2013, 05:35
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Can we include Del Boy's French phrases
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Old 26-10-2013, 11:01
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Most young kids in Britain thesedays especially rappers seem to speak English as their second language "innit".
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