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  • #2
    Innocents need not apply.



    Next....

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    • #3
      Not especially great but doesn't stop me being Thai

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Nasty Child View Post
        Just wondering if any one here can speak decent Thai and has having that ability ever gotten you in bother .
        I can direct a taxi, order food and greet people. That's as much as I need for daily life as I have no interest in delving any deeper into the local culture. I might add that after years reaching plateaus in French, Spanish, Italian, Amharic, Farsi and Arabic, a tonal language is just too much work.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by harrymsmarkle View Post
          I can direct a taxi, order food and greet people. That's as much as I need for daily life as I have no interest in delving any deeper into the local culture. I might add that after years reaching plateaus in French, Spanish, Italian, Amharic, Farsi and Arabic, a tonal language is just too much work.

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          • #6
            Reaching a functional level in the language to include casual conversation in the present, past and future and a vocabulary of, say, 500-1,000 frequently used words and phrases. On the (US) Foreign Service Institute scale of 0-5, I reached a 2 in Amharic. I wasn't tested in the other languages, but self-assessed based on my experience with the FSI model.

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            • #7
              Same. I did learn to speak, read and right Russian as a bet with a friend.

              Although my Thai is basic, I think my wife's cousin understood when I yelled down the phone he's an effin' shyte builder and KG student using Lego would have done a better job on the house extension. He knows enough English so all was clear!

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              • #8
                Can do taxis food to most conversation, getting a date, directions, hotels only in banks and complicated places do I fall flat, can get myself in the door but don't know how to talk about documents, finances, taxes etc etc
                Last edited by Arthur Daley; 12-09-2019, 02:50 PM.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by harrymsmarkle View Post
                  I can direct a taxi, order food and greet people. That's as much as I need for daily life as I have no interest in delving any deeper into the local culture. I might add that after years reaching plateaus in French, Spanish, Italian, Amharic, Farsi and Arabic, a tonal language is just too much work.
                  Very telling and reflective.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Somchai Boonporn View Post
                    Very telling and reflective.
                    Still reaching for that plateau in English, I see.

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