Re: What? Yet another newbie?
|From:||Tom Wier <artabanos@...>|
|Date:||Monday, October 12, 1998, 3:30|
Daniel Andreasson wrote:
> >Wow. Is it really true that everyone there speaks English that
> >fluently? I'm quite surprised, but then I guess I shouldn't be.
> Well, not fluently, but since everyone in Sweden takes English from age 10
> and almost every movie, TV-programme (we don't dub them as in e.g. Germany
> and France) and all the tunes you hear on the radio
> is in English, I think it's pretty safe to say that Swedish people get by
> quite well. (Then there's the question about vocabulary and accent, but
> that's another story ;)
Yeah, I guess so. It's hard for me to compare that to anything in my
experience, except *perhaps* Spanish (as Texans often also
celebrate Cinco de Mayo along with July Fourth). The overwhelming
majority of students here take Spanish, if only for the fact that, realistically
speaking, they might need to communicate with the maid. ;-(
Tom Wier <artabanos@...>
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