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Bonsai Zentrum Münster 5 months 2 days ago #51343

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tubaboy wrote: I've been there a few times... I can reccomend a visit! if you need help with the German, let me know.... I worked for a software company as a translator.. way beck when... :-D


Thanks, Tuba for your generous support.. : D

I swear, I try to learn German between my job and hobbies. Could be enough good if I can ask them where is the underground train...


A guy in my bonsai club works there now and then. It is reasonably close to my place. Let me know if you decide to go. German/English/Dutch is no problem either.
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Bonsai Zentrum Münster 5 months 2 days ago #51356

leatherback wrote: A guy in my bonsai club works there now and then. It is reasonably close to my place. Let me know if you decide to go. German/English/Dutch is no problem either.

Thanks, Lb.. Sure I will.. ^^
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Bonsai Zentrum Münster 5 months 2 days ago #51358

leatherback wrote: German/English/Dutch is no problem either.


Life is too short to learn German
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Bonsai Zentrum Münster 5 months 2 days ago #51361

Clicio wrote: Life is too short to learn German


My GERMAN wife might disagree. Learning Portuguese however.. :)
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Bonsai Zentrum Münster 5 months 1 day ago #51379

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Clicio wrote: Life is too short to learn German


My GERMAN wife might disagree. Learning Portuguese however.. :)


Eh.. I’ve started to learn when I’ve found out many interesting papers are not translated to English.
The German wife sounds like a cheat code near my Babbel app.. : D
Not to take sides, but Portuguese is the second most spoken language on the world if I know right.. ; )
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Bonsai Zentrum Münster 5 months 1 day ago #51385

hehe, I am in Brazil ~ 2 times a year. I know enough Portuguese to discuss soccer with a cab driver.
I just do not have enough P to discuss bonsai with Clicio
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Bonsai Zentrum Münster 5 months 1 day ago #51390

Felidae wrote: but Portuguese is the second most spoken language on the world.. ; )


Aha, don't mix it with Spanish! They are sister languages but...Not exactly the same.
Spanish is 4th and Portuguese is 9th.

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Bonsai Zentrum Münster 5 months 1 day ago #51395

Well, a YouTube video lied to me.. ^^ Stated Spanish first, Portuguese second by territory/person (not by native speakers or countries).

*Mandarine doesn’t count if you cannot understand dozens of dialects while speaking at least 3 others! They’re cheating on the stats!
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Bonsai Zentrum Münster 5 months 1 day ago #51408

Officially, everyone in PRC speaks Mandarin, properly putonghua. That is because school, etc., has been in that language since the 50s. Practically speaking there are modern variations, but not much different from English, is it varies from the deep South in the US to Scotland. Dialects are starting to come back but not for official use.

I found German pretty easy, Chinese almost as easy, Russian pretty difficult, and Japanese fairly hard. Others rank them in opposite order. It depends on something, but I don't know what. I
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Bonsai Zentrum Münster 5 months 1 day ago #51412

Ivan Mann wrote: Officially, everyone in PRC speaks Mandarin, properly putonghua. That is because school, etc., has been in that language since the 50s. Practically speaking there are modern variations, but not much different from English, is it varies from the deep South in the US to Scotland. Dialects are starting to come back but not for official use.

I found German pretty easy, Chinese almost as easy, Russian pretty difficult, and Japanese fairly hard. Others rank them in opposite order. It depends on something, but I don't know what. I


Thanks, Ivan : ) Interesting!
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