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Old 29 October 2018, 04:40   #21
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......It has certainly put me off.....


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I speak reasonably good French, can just about get by in Spanish, can order beers in Portuguese & Croatian. All this counts for nought when the man with the gun says “papers”, you either play by their (flexible) rules, or stay at home. One thing I have learned on my travels is don’t argue.

We have been unexpectedly on the wrong side of the law a couple of times in France ............ my wife speaks fluent French but if you are not a native then never argue the point ...... just be polite and go with the flow


I speak almost fluent spanish, (I say almost fluent because I was taught by an hispanic and there are subtle differences), very good Itailian, and we both speak enough German to feel comfortable...........


Portuguese I find very difficult to learn, but I might master it one day ...........
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We have been unexpectedly on the wrong side of the law a couple of times in France ............ my wife speaks fluent French but if you are not a native then never argue the point ...... just be polite and go with the flow


I speak almost fluent spanish, (I say almost fluent because I was taught by an hispanic and there are subtle differences), very good Itailian, and we both speak enough German to feel comfortable...........


Portuguese I find very difficult to learn, but I might master it one day ...........


Portuguese is a funny one, until I actually realised I was hearing Portuguese, I thought it was Eastern European. It almost sounds Russian to me.
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