Where in Europe do they speak English??

Old Apr 3rd, 2016, 02:41 AM
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There are a bunch of companies whose formal language is English on the continent. Still not so good when you are asked out for a beer ;-)
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Old Apr 3rd, 2016, 02:59 AM
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Oh puh-lease...
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Old Apr 3rd, 2016, 06:46 AM
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Quite well-liked, thank you, and if you review my posts on Fodor's I believe you'll find I am fairly tolerant.

But enough is enough. I don't care what age the OP may be, he/she is writing a load of drivel.

Despite being 99% sure this person is a troll or thick as two planks, my advice about living in France without any French was based on 6+ years of observation. It can be done.
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Old Apr 3rd, 2016, 11:38 AM
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Don't tell us you spent 6 years in france and can't utter some French ?

And you tell about being thick as two planks ?
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Old Apr 3rd, 2016, 11:43 AM
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Surely the issue is to answer the questions posed by the OP, not make judgments about the person after reading short fodor threads

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Old Apr 3rd, 2016, 11:48 AM
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you mean that short posts and threads may not give one an accurate view of the poster, bilbo?

quel horreur - that had never occurred to me.

OTOH I do think that repeated posts on numerous threads can give one a very good impression of what someone is like IRL!
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Old Apr 3rd, 2016, 12:01 PM
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Sorry to disappoint you, whathello, but I was the one others came to to help them translate letters, make phone calls, etc. I am far from fluent in French but did quite well, thanks in part to taking lessons every week for 10 months of every year we were in France, from engaging with our neighbors, the mayor and the village council, etc.
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Old Apr 3rd, 2016, 12:02 PM
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Ah Bon ?
Peut être n'ai je pas tout compris alors.
En fait je ne parle que le français car je n'aime personne et je ne vais pas me pourrir la vie pour apprendre une langue étrangère.
Mais j'ai un diplôme a deux balles de psychologue retardée de forums.

Je peux émigrer à Londres ?
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Old Apr 3rd, 2016, 12:19 PM
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my advice about living in France without any French was based on 6+ years of observation. It can be done.>>

whathello - if it's any consolation, I misunderstood Cathinjoetown too - I thought that she was referring to herself which I now learn was incorrect.

Cath - I was surprised when I read what you'd posted as I didn't have you down as someone who wouldn't try to learn as much as you could about where you were living, and it turned out I was right!

Je peux émigrer à Londres?>>

oui, bien sur Whathello, vous avez les qualifications justes pour vivre entre les rosbifs!
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Old Apr 3rd, 2016, 12:35 PM
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Well, if you engaged with the mayor, you can't be "thick as two planks". Can you?

Anyway, the OP wants not a country where many or even most people speak English; nor one where s/he could learn the language; but rather an English speaking country.

But I see the usual braggarts have arrived to tout their knowledge of this or that language or country...
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Old Apr 3rd, 2016, 12:43 PM
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I did mean observing others but wasn't clear.

whathello, the French I do have doesn't approach your command of English. The OP's statements sound just as bizarre in French as they do in English.
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Old Apr 3rd, 2016, 01:08 PM
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<i>pour vivre entre les rosbifs!</i>

I would say "parmi" or "chez les rosbifs"
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Old Apr 3rd, 2016, 01:39 PM
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Actually I sometimes fantasizes about living in UK.
York is a city i absolutely love - or maybe Manchester or Edinburgh or ... London being like Paris for me a city to go to as often as possible but not to live in. Too crowded.
I was uprooted only once and only one year but it took me a big effort to come back home.
Then I met my wife. So I'll stay where she stays.
Sur ces bonnes paroles i wish you all a good night.
Cath - thanks for your words !

Congrats to the ones writing in French it is perfectly understandable.

And yes better ´parmi les rosbifs. ´
But I prefer the less known term of ´godons' - used during the war if 100 years.
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Old Apr 3rd, 2016, 01:58 PM
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<I> York is a city I absolutely love - or maybe Manchester </I>

Est-ce une blague? Y a rien à foutre à Manchester.
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Old Apr 3rd, 2016, 06:47 PM
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It appears we have wandered by far for the OP and his extremely odd problem. And it looks like he won;t be back - wither gave up completely or a troll (my vote).

(Although it is interesting to know how different nationalities insult one another.)
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Old Apr 4th, 2016, 07:26 AM
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I would say "parmi" or "chez les rosbifs">>

yes, Michael, but you are probably not a graduate of the Miles Kington school of Franglais [with or without un diplôme a deux balles whatever that is] :

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-maga...nitor-22655534
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Old Apr 4th, 2016, 07:51 AM
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à deux balles

I think in whathello's sentence it means worthless. Whathello?
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Old Apr 4th, 2016, 08:06 AM
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worthless !!!
2 balles = 2 cents.

retardée means 'backwards' so in the context my sentence means I am worthless in bsic psychology.
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Old Apr 4th, 2016, 12:21 PM
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merci, Whathello. [though I think that your basic psychology is probably quite good!]
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Old Apr 4th, 2016, 11:06 PM
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<i>(Although it is interesting to know how different nationalities insult one another.)</i>

Bauer Hanswurst is my favorite German insult
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