August 7th, 2011


Writer's Block: Parlez-vous francais?

What other foreign languages do you know? Which one(s) do you want to learn?

I know a smattering of French, can say hello in German and Japanese and know a few words of Spanish.

I also studied Russian up to A level - our school was one of the few which gave that option. We had to sit a test in Swedish towards the end of first year of school. They gave you a few Swedish words, then gave you some sentences and asked you to translate. Those who did well got to do German, those who did really well got to do Russian.

So, I ended up doing Russian, but not French. Long story.

Oh, and I can also say 'there is the cat' in Finnish. Mate at uni had a Finnish girlfriend, who had a Teach Yourself Finnish book, which, bizarrely, was entirely in Finnish.