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Canada xXbananamanXx 
I saw almost everyone in HLTV speak English no matter which country you are in. I have some questions for you. Why do you learn English? How do you learn English?
2021-05-05 00:20
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I learn english from speaking it
2021-05-05 00:21
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+1 smart
2021-05-05 00:21
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#239
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North America Zorxs
+1 do this with any language and learn it instantly.
2021-05-07 17:14
And why you learn it. You are from belgium.
2021-05-05 00:21
10 replies
because i had to live in america for a few years
2021-05-05 00:22
9 replies
oh i see
2021-05-05 00:22
Wow I feel sad for you!
2021-05-05 18:39
3 replies
Hmmm what?
2021-05-05 21:04
#151
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Slovakia Daev0n
+1 Hope he will never have to go through those struggles again.
2021-05-06 14:11
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America isn’t that bad
2021-05-07 09:47
Come to Argentina
2021-05-05 21:04
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#120
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Belgium lil_vodka
2021-05-05 23:05
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OK
2021-05-05 23:39
#119
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Belgium lil_vodka
come to belgium
2021-05-05 23:04
Because English is a first language in my country unless you live in Quebec.
2021-05-05 00:22
15 replies
+1
2021-05-05 00:26
Quebec?
2021-05-05 00:35
1 reply
French speaking province in Eastern Canada
2021-05-05 17:48
#47
fnx | 
Brazil vgzz
canadians dont learn french at school?
2021-05-05 18:06
9 replies
French/chinise/spanish but no one remembers it anyway
2021-05-05 18:13
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I cant remenber spanish pls help me
2021-05-05 18:52
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Flag does not check out
2021-05-05 19:00
#233
Valor | 
Brazil VlNl
wtf
2021-05-07 15:40
You can take french and spanish in high school. I took 3 years of it in high school and thought about taking a class in university but learning a language is a lot easier when you are younger. My French is alright, I can read it and write it better than I speak it and understanding it is that bad for me. In Canada we also have a thing called French Immersion schools where basically everything is French. But most Canadians who do speak French are from Quebec.
2021-05-05 21:53
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XQC?
2021-05-05 22:17
1 reply
Is French Canadian
2021-05-06 00:49
+1
2021-05-06 00:54
I meant isn't that bad* For some reason I can't edit my comment.
2021-05-06 01:16
#234
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Canada Dubsyy
+1
2021-05-07 15:44
I had to learn english to escape from brazil
2021-05-05 00:22
9 replies
Brazil is a great country, way better than North Korea
2021-05-05 00:23
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#18
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African Union Buldogeusz
it is not hard to be better than NK...
2021-05-05 00:25
3 replies
It is, I know Bangladesh is worse than NK
2021-05-05 00:26
2 replies
nah, in bangadlehs you can play cricket and also migrate
2021-05-05 18:14
Bangladesh cheers for Argentina in FWCs so I like them :D
2021-05-05 21:05
do you live in nothern part of brazil?
2021-05-05 23:11
3 replies
I used to live in the northeast
2021-05-06 12:48
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Did you escape?
2021-05-07 13:57
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yes
2021-05-07 14:27
#11
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Portugal foozito
We learn it because it's easier than learning other languages and we can connect easily to other communities and cultures over the wolrd. Also, english speaking culture is very popular these days
2021-05-05 00:23
I learn english because i live in England and i have been learning english since i was born
2021-05-05 00:23
4 replies
aight mr. English
2021-05-05 18:41
#105
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United Kingdom Trap24s
wow so emotional :(
2021-05-05 21:05
#152
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Slovakia Daev0n
You could've just learned Polish and you could still get around.
2021-05-06 14:13
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+1
2021-05-06 17:45
In Denmark we learn english in school from the age of like 8 or 9 and then ofc via games, internet and its kinda hard not to speak English if you want to go outside your own home
2021-05-05 00:23
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that is cool
2021-05-05 00:25
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Its quite normal for most places i guess, if you cant read English you are limited to where you can actually go on the internet lol
2021-05-05 00:27
1 reply
That is right, almost every international sites are English
2021-05-05 00:27
i learned when i was 2 watching peppa pig 😎👍
2021-05-05 00:24
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#75
neevz | 
World Blorp
Balamory > all
2021-05-05 18:47
Because I was forced to learn it ... Via school but internet helped
2021-05-05 00:24
24 replies
dutch people always say "sorry for my bad english" then go on to be better at english than anybody from the UK lol
2021-05-05 00:26
23 replies
Lmao, I heard there are more people speaking English in Danmark than people In USA
2021-05-05 00:26
17 replies
That makes zero sense...
2021-05-05 00:29
16 replies
The percentage of people speaking English. There are a lot of immigrants in America that don't speak English
2021-05-05 00:30
6 replies
That statement is still retarded tho
2021-05-05 18:18
5 replies
+1
2021-05-07 09:27
4 replies
Are all the no flair Dutch flags your alts?
2021-05-07 09:36
3 replies
Yep
2021-05-07 09:41
2 replies
i see
2021-05-07 09:42
1 reply
But that's because I am not really a fan of anyone. I don't care who wins or loses, but I enjoy watching the game.
2021-05-07 09:43
#85
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United Kingdom Brucks
It does, Americans don't speak English at all
2021-05-05 19:01
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#92
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Switzerland Titan))
elaborate
2021-05-05 19:11
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#141
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United Kingdom Brucks
They speak an English based patois/creole
2021-05-06 11:12
3 replies
men its just a different dialect its still english xd
2021-05-06 11:20
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#160
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United Kingdom Brucks
Mostly incomprehensible tbh
2021-05-07 00:49
1 reply
not much of a difference tbh
2021-05-07 04:21
It actually does.... around 90-95% of danes speak "English" at some level. While about 10-15% of american can only speak spanish and then you can add in all the additional immigrants
2021-05-07 08:27
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Nt, Netherlands has more (I think) 😎👍 But he didn’t mention percentages which he probably means otherwise it wouldn’t make sense
2021-05-07 10:49
They have a lot of mexicans
2021-05-07 08:55
Very nice accent 😎🤌
2021-05-05 00:30
i mean who doesnt speak a better english than britains :D just an accent joke so dont kill me please :(
2021-05-05 00:32
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but theres like 5000 accents which one do you mean 😡
2021-05-05 00:35
2 replies
idk... literally scottish is so hard to understand... (just listening to interviews of Gary Anderson lmao)
2021-05-05 00:37
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Scottish is fine except for the older people
2021-05-07 08:56
internet, school, tv etc...
2021-05-05 00:25
Honest reply: I don't know. For as long as I can remember I'm proficient in english and I think it comes from playing music, games and pirated movies/series without subs.. One day someone overheard me and said 'hey i didn't know you speak english' and I thought 'I do?'
2021-05-05 00:29
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+1 (I think you're brazilian right)
2021-05-05 18:06
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Yes
2021-05-05 19:18
literally i was learning english since pre school ... (last year of kindergarten before you go to school) and ye afterwards i learned it from the age of like 5 to now which means since nearly 15 years ... im getting old... fak... and ye i just had the basics at school and i mostly practiced it with online playing since i mostly played with foreigners instead of germans ... so i could speak english day in and day out... Now during my job training we had an EU normed english classification test and im on a C1 Level with 90% and i got 15 points in my A-Level exams in english after only taking 2 of the given 5 1/2 hours 2 years ago
2021-05-05 00:30
Why do you learn English? Because it's currently an international communication pass. How do you learn English? Grammar from the school, vocabulary from videogames and movies.
2021-05-05 00:30
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#93
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Switzerland Titan))
+1 best reply learned because youre stupid if you don't. why limit urself? learned through youtube basically
2021-05-05 19:11
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Same. If we disclude the school, I'd put DanTDM to 3rd place on most help learning English after GTA and Assassin's Creed.
2021-05-05 19:18
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#101
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Switzerland Titan))
DanTDM and Stampylongnose for me :)
2021-05-05 21:01
learnt it in school, kinda had to. Also ir's an international way of communicating which is also nice
2021-05-05 00:30
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dude i studied at english almost 10 years in school but all i learnt was some grammar shit, nothing usefull to use in real life. What dutch school do to teach english properly?
2021-05-05 23:09
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well we do try to get the fundamentals down, maybe a little too much. Currently i have a native english speaker and we're doing mostly speaking/formal writing and i learn a lot here
2021-05-05 23:17
You know that English is taught as second language all over the world right?
2021-05-05 00:33
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I don't know, I just know that people in China speak shit English even it is the second language
2021-05-05 00:35
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#45
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Russia inejxx
Because Chinese people aren't in need of English, same with Japanese and Russians - they and we have more than enough information in our native languages. People from smaller European countries tend to speak better English just because you'd be lost on the internet if you're a Slovak or a Dutch that doesn't speak a foreign language.
2021-05-05 18:00
Trua it thes Nat
2021-05-05 18:02
we have english classes in school at least from 5th to 9th grade , and also english is the most useful language to learn since it's everywhere, specially now that I'm on university, almost every useful appointments are in english
2021-05-05 00:33
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Actually, I already got english classes from 3rd grade
2021-05-07 08:51
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me too but most people start at 5th grade
2021-05-07 10:02
I used to think that being a english speaker was a cool flex to do to non english speakers back in the days, but being a non english speaker is probably the best flex one could do, since most of them speak several languages, atleast in europe, whereas being english speakers we tend not to learn other languages, which is true for the most part.
2021-05-05 00:35
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well you have French, no? Is french taught in schools in Canada?
2021-05-05 23:18
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its probably the same as how they teach French in Belgium. It just doesn't stick unless you major in language
2021-05-07 13:32
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or if ya know you live in the part where its the main language
2021-05-07 13:51
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but than you don't know Dutch either :D Only people from Brussel speak both languages consistent :D
2021-05-07 14:39
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is there more than just Brussels in Belgium?
2021-05-07 15:06
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Yes there is plenty of space to park your car here.
2021-05-07 15:08
1 reply
damn
2021-05-07 15:10
The world is so interconnected now most people have exposure to english and pick up parts through netflix/music/games/the internet etc, english is like the "mutual language" used between everybody so its kinda like learn it or be left out IMO ill always be nice to bad english speakers because im glad i dont have to learn their language to play with them 😎👍
2021-05-05 00:38
I had to learn English to escape reality. Started at age 5/6 through videogames and then YouTube videos etc.
2021-05-05 17:50
i watch lot of wwe and nba with english commentary only(since im like 4/5), then eng language 2k/wwe youtubers. 90% of my english comes from that and maybe games. 10% from school.
2021-05-05 18:08
1. For shitposting and shit 2. MW2 lobbies
2021-05-05 18:10
Native
2021-05-05 18:11
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#87
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United Kingdom Brucks
How? Did you grow up in an English speaking country and then move to the USA or are you fake flagging?
2021-05-05 19:02
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American Standard English > British Standard English
2021-05-05 22:58
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#142
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United Kingdom Brucks
RP is the standard. There is no such thing as American standard English
2021-05-06 11:13
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That’s just objectively wrong Dialects and accents exist in every language
2021-05-06 14:00
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#159
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United Kingdom Brucks
You would never say that the Kazakhs speaks better Russian the the Russians. You would never say that the Quebecois speak better french than the French. You should not say that fat inbreds speak better English than the English
2021-05-07 00:49
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Quebec french >>>> normal french Quatre vingt dix neuf headass Also I would say that about many languages, for example Brazilian Portugese sounds better to me than Portugal Portugese
2021-05-07 01:00
#52
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CIS sasha1608
-Why do you learn English? -To be culturalized. In russian language you hardly ever can find really good information about some events/videogames and news in overall + if u know English in RUssia u can find good job better cuz in 21st century lots of jobs that requires English on average lvl -How do you learn English? -Well, first I hired a tutor, we were training for one year a grammar and then I got bored cuz I felt like that's not what I need. Later I met some guys in cs go and we got quite close, started speaking on lots of themes(I also hired a british man,he is over 70, and he doesnt speak russian, he helped me a lot in improving spoken language) - that's how I improved spoken english. I also watched lots of series at the same time in English language with subtitles (cant get far from that cuz I cant recognise speech quite well without subtitles apart animated series such as Avatar and so on) Tried to read some books but unadapted books are very difficult for me, too much difficult words
2021-05-05 18:11
I learned English from Doctor Seuss
2021-05-05 18:13
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Nice me too
2021-05-07 10:33
I'll go deep with this one I remember on kindergarten I had an english teacher whom I liked, so I asked him what GTA meant (yes, the game) and he answered in Portuguese. I remember I thought that was the coolest thing on the world. Then obviously, because of the Internet and videogames I learned 85% of my english, like Skype calls and obviously school English, but English in school is really weak and basic (at least in Brazil), so yeah, pretty much learned it online. The big downside to that is my pronounciation is horrible, but I can understand speech, write and read pretty well
2021-05-05 18:14
Because I was forced to learn English at school and later gladly fell in love with the language
2021-05-05 18:14
I know such English that I will leave the British behind. You see sir, I can talk English, I can walk English, I can laugh English, I can run English, because English is such a funny language.
2021-05-05 18:14
#59
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Russia Kalacia
Wanted to learn English in case I ever traveled or moved out of Russia in the future. Also just helpful because its so commonly spoken online as well
2021-05-05 18:16
English is taught from 2nd grade onward here. I learned grammar, pronounciation and some elementary vocabulary in school, the rest comes from music, TV, games... I still remember a Runescape quest telling me to fetch a spade, and I had no fucking idea what it meant. That's how I learned the word for spade, still remember that. Eminem taught me how to swear, etc...
2021-05-05 18:19
#62
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Russia inejxx
I already started interacting with English when I was in kindergarten, I guess. First it was through video games, some writings wherever, I've been interested in foreign languages since childhood, maybe because I just have genetic predisposition, maybe because two of my great grandmothers are native German-speakers, so I heard them speaking a language that differs from the one that I speak and it warmed my interest up. Then we got an English class in 2nd grade and I also got my first computer that year, so, of course, more practice has appeared, but mainly from my experience on the internet and computer games, because languages education in Russia sucks. I listened to music in English, read lyrics while listening to it and translated words and phrases, which I did not understand back then; I played online games with foreigners, so I just had to communicate with them somehow and of course I used English language, I was never that stereotypical Russian that only speaks Russian and expects others to understand, don't know why; I think that's about it, other than that I also watched some English-speaking YouTube and have a good internet friend from Estonia that doesn't speak Russian, which is another practice. Having all the aforenamed shit happened, I think I was already fluent in English when I was in 7th grade (14 years old). I know that I'm fucking impressive with that because I'm Russian, but I really don't like the sentiments in our society that everyone should learn English - otherwise you're stupid cunt and have no future because I don't think that my life would've been much more miserable if I didn't speak English: we have shit tons of YouTube, music, scientific articles in Russian language, almost every foreign shit is translated, either with subs or voice acting. Of course, speaking English opens more doors for you in life, but I don't believe that it's a must-have skill to reach success in your field.
2021-05-05 18:21
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#68
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Indonesia segopecel
+1 appreciate you writing mens, did you also learn/speak german?
2021-05-05 18:35
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#91
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Russia inejxx
No. Sadly, my great-grandmother has become deaf after the exile she and her family had to come through, so she couldn't really teach her descendants German language. Other great-grandmother just didn't see a reason to teach her kids the language, I guess. I don't know, I've never asked her about that. My ancestors are Volga Germans and they mainly spoke Hessisch, Pfälzisch and Plautdietsch dialects of German language there, also some Obersächsisch and Schwäbisch. I don't know, which of them belonged to my family, I assume that these dialects just mixed up among each others throughout all the years Germans had been in the Volga region. And when my great-grandmother visited Germany later, she couldn't understand shit of the standardized German language (Hochdeutsch, I believe?), so.
2021-05-05 19:09
I learnt English because I studied in an English medium school. I got better at English by reading books.
2021-05-05 18:19
Why? Because of school (not anymore) How? Mostly thanks to the internet and videogames (with basics from school)
2021-05-05 18:24
It's a requirement for most jobs here. You learn it from anywhere you can.Books,tv shows,movies,social media, youtube.It's pretty much everywhere unless you specifically set it to a local language.
2021-05-05 18:28
I had to learn english to communicate with the people in my country who speak english.
2021-05-05 18:31
I had to learn english to communicate with the people in my country who speak english.
2021-05-05 18:37
#71
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Brazil gratiano
I learned playing Tibia and Wow.
2021-05-05 18:40
#73
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China CiaranB
My native language, i’m also learning German because the people i play CS with are German and Austrian and wanted to make it easier for them to communicate rather than them all have to speak English for 1 person
2021-05-05 18:42
#74
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Brazil opala_6cc
i'm not speaking english
2021-05-05 18:43
#76
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Brazil kbrall162
why: cuz I want to see english content too, not just portuguese ones how: watching videos, listening music and speaking with other ppl, like I'm doing right now unfortunately I'm not good at writing longer texts, but I hope that one day I will can do it
2021-05-05 18:50
Learnt english to better understand porn dialogues.
2021-05-05 18:58
#80
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Serbia e_loK
Why do you learn English? It is very useful obv. Also it opens up so many paths and opportunities How do you learn English? I studied it in school for 12 years i guess... But everyday use helps the most
2021-05-05 18:59
i learned from english sites, movies, and a little bit of elementary school
2021-05-05 19:00
First I started learning at school just for the grades. Then I started playing online games, kept learning in order to be able to communicate and make friends. Now it’s a part of my life thanks to my occupation. I speak/read/write more in English than in Russian even though I’m still in Russia lol
2021-05-05 19:02
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literally same lol
2021-05-05 23:07
#86
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Russia mrPIVO
me russia me spek englando me mother language england england, amurica
2021-05-05 19:01
3 replies
Michael Jordan
2021-05-07 08:39
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#213
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Russia mrPIVO
best usa president
2021-05-07 12:42
1 reply
+1
2021-05-07 13:11
#88
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France Uexo
This is an international site, please write your comment in English. Comments in another language will be deleted. ENGLAND AMERICA
2021-05-05 19:03
Why: English will help you get jobs Overall, it's useful to learn English to stay integrated Travelling of course requires English not only in english speaking countries but also europe in general Pretty much everyone wants to study abroad, especially in the USA, Canada and UK How: School often has english lessons and we learn it since we're young If you have a stable financial condition you can study English in a complementary course outside school Watching movies and YT videos in English really helps Speaking it with natives is cool cuz they give nice advice on your pronounciation and stuff like that
2021-05-05 19:08
Why do you learn English? Is this rly a question ? How do you learn English? At first , I played story games and watched movies . Now I honestly speak it more than my own language
2021-05-05 19:08
I'm not an expert in english. As far as I can remember, I kinda have always knew how to speak english, I remember that I already understood what was happening on the story of the games I played on my ps1 when I was a kid. Today, I have a lot of contact with it because the majority of information on the internet is always in english.
2021-05-05 19:14
school. ez
2021-05-05 19:14
"wHY dO yOu LeArN EnGLisH?"
2021-05-05 19:16
Because greedy developers do not want to spend money on translation
2021-05-05 19:52
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in that case they should use latin as base language instead of english because its much easier to translate to any modern european language from latin with computers, than to crosstranslate from english to french or german for example. because latin has consistent grammar.
2021-05-07 09:47
#100
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Lithuania Wydas
School?
2021-05-05 19:59
i cant speak english
2021-05-05 21:05
#107
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Israel Xpicyy
Because of america
2021-05-05 21:07
It's pretty much self-explanatory. It's a compulsory subject in most of the schools and if you don't know how to speak it well then you're fucked up (you can't travel anywhere). Apart from school I learnt most of it just by playing videogames. Nowadays I watch a lot of videos in english too so I'm really comfortable with it.
2021-05-05 21:08
i started with watching pewdiepie... First i didn't understand anything ->google translate than i just learned the words figuring out from the text environment. I'm going to english final exam tomorrow, wish me luck.
2021-05-05 21:09
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#113
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Israel Xpicyy
good luck mens its easy for u
2021-05-05 22:01
1 reply
it turned out to be quite good.
2021-05-06 13:58
because its the foreigners most spread language wherever you go some could speak it
2021-05-05 21:12
I still do not speak it but this forum forces me
2021-05-05 22:00
#114
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Poland Roxin
HLTV is best way to learn English
2021-05-05 22:08
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Imagine writing English test or essay and you make a simple mistake writing men instead of man or mens instead of men just because you spend too much time on HLTV
2021-05-07 13:36
"I speaka good engerlish, i learrrrn it from a booook" youtube.com/watch?v=5035TY5RSpg
2021-05-05 22:09
english is lingua franca
2021-05-05 23:01
1 reply
latin bestest though
2021-05-07 09:46
i have learned grammar from school to do my exams then i started to watch english-speaker streamers or youtubers + tv series, they created a good combination and i think my english is decent now but i know there is so many things to learn
2021-05-05 23:05
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PLUS it was necessary for good communication in video games
2021-05-05 23:07
I learned a lot of English through school tv and YouTube and learned it cuz it’s English very popular language
2021-05-05 23:06
#125
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Finland RPGWiZaRD
My vocabulary is even better in english nowadays than my own language because I spend more time writing, reading and listening to english than I spend time using my own language IRL. It's easier to express myself when writing in english. Talking is a bit different story as I don't have to speak it very often.
2021-05-05 23:10
4 replies
do finnish universities teach in english?
2021-05-05 23:12
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#133
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Finland RPGWiZaRD
I suppose it depends on what you study and where. I'm not familiar with it all the universities and what kind of classes they offer but I'd imagine some will be in english, especially when there's exchange students from China or whatever. I had a few english classes myself when studying at an university of applied sciences for bachelor of science in IT due to a few China exchange students.
2021-05-05 23:20
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thx
2021-05-05 23:28
lol most young people in netherlands probably know more english words than dutch by now. they cant even speak one sentence without using english words. i actually read books when i was a kid so i have a very extensive vocabulary in dutch and often i use words that are normal for me and other people my age are like wtf does that mean.
2021-05-07 09:46
#129
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Russia NOD777
Games and duolingo. Because everything comes in english first
2021-05-05 23:14
#132
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Brazil Snaipa_
Why: because it's the language with most speakers in the world How: English classes paid by my mother when I was a kid/teen
2021-05-05 23:19
whats English
2021-05-05 23:22
A number of reasons. 1. We lover Shakespeare and Elvis, so English is a must. 2. Taught in school as the main foreign language. On top of that everyone learns a bit of Swedish and Norwegian, plus a good deal of German or French. Those that go to what is sort of our high school then often add another language, that is then usually Russian, Spanish or Chinese. 3. Lots of media is in English ie. music, movies, games so it easy to pick up. 4. As a small country we tend to often travel to other countries both for business and pleasure, so it is another way to use and pick up languages including English. Also on a more personal level. I got into computers early, so I needed English to do programming and stuff which meant using a dictionary a lot since it was before I reached the time where it was taught in School.
2021-05-05 23:32
11 replies
You guys learn Swedish and Norwegian? Interesting.
2021-05-06 11:24
10 replies
It is just a few classes, not like say a thing that is anything near what is done on other foreign languages. It may not even be a thing on every school. Are you guys taught Danish and Norwegian?
2021-05-06 15:03
9 replies
Unfortunately not, which is a shame I think. I mean they should teach the basic differences at least. I don't think it would take much of the students time since they are so similar. I have been to Denmark many times, and I always feel bad when I have to say "could you repeat that in English please".
2021-05-06 16:50
8 replies
I am sure it differs a lot how well us Danes understand Swedish and Norwegian, part of it will be a question of where you grew up and the people around you. Like for example I do sort of okay with Norwegian, but part of that is definitely a friend of mine having a Norwegian mother so I picked up some just by visiting my friends family and also joining them on holidays to Norway. My Swedish however took time to get, this I think is due to growing up in southern Denmark not really getting in contact with Swedish much.
2021-05-07 00:13
7 replies
Makes perfect sense to me. I myself am from Stockholm so I've probably heard more Finnish than Norwegian or Danish in my life, however I have family from Skåne and I get the impression that they understand Danish better than myself. So let me ask you this, if you are from southern Denmark, do you see any similarities to German? Personally, besides a few similar words (which can basically be said for any European language language) I see very very few.
2021-05-07 08:24
6 replies
some accents in danish sounds similar to german, like how some swedish words and accents sound similar to dutch. its all based on the same old germanic language family
2021-05-07 09:44
4 replies
I have been to the Netherlands 3 times (lovely country btw, you guys still have Febo?), and when I have heard dutch which sounds vaguely familiar but I wouldn't even be able to pickup the subject of a conversation between 2 dutch people. As you say it varies a lot with accents from different regions as well of course.
2021-05-07 12:06
2 replies
i can understand like 20% of the words if someone speaks swedish, its funny watching those scandinavian crime shows, sounds like someone pulled my own language through a wringer hahaha
2021-05-07 12:18
1 reply
Really? That blows my mind, I had no idea. "sounds like someone pulled my own language" <--- is exactly how danish sounds to me, no offense to any Danes. I need to try if this goes both ways. Do you have any dutch TV shows or movies to recommend?
2021-05-07 13:18
I find that I can sort of read Dutch, knowing English, German and of course Danish + a bit of Norwegian, Swedish and some French and Spanish makes for sort of pieces to a puzzle. Spoken Dutch I find harder. Also on English, there are some English words that originate of the Nordic languages.
2021-05-07 17:15
Some similarities, but is pretty subtle I think. As I grew up in the south of Denmark it also mean I grew up with German TV, so this and especially because they had(have?) some great kids shows teach their alphabet. numbers 1 till 20 and concepts like big/small, hot/cold, dry/wet and so on meant I knew German before knowing English. The downside was that in school I did not pay attention to grammar since I just knew what was right, this then later on hurt mean when learning French and Spanish. I think that in much of Germany kids did not really see the point of learning German, so as a result I think the average level of German among Danes isn't great.
2021-05-07 17:10
Why do you learn English? cuz I have to study it at school and I want to speak English properly How do you learn English? Games, Series, Movies, Internet, School
2021-05-06 11:15
i speak english because i need russian for csgo and english for any other game mens))
2021-05-06 11:29
why do u put xxxXx in front and after ur nickname
2021-05-06 14:04
2 replies
Because someone took Bananaman already
2021-05-06 16:09
xxxx_420_pu$$y_d3stroy3r_69_xxxx
2021-05-07 09:43
I work for the finnish secret services, so I gotta learn several language perkele
2021-05-06 16:13
#162
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Serbia CoVRa
Because i want someday to be able to speak with WW2 veteran, ye i know i will never speak with them :((((
2021-05-07 01:02
Learned english by myself mainly reading different kind of stuff I'm interested in, playing video games and watching movies without subtitles. My grammar is horribly bad and I'll be working on that too.
2021-05-07 01:05
School + Biggest Language
2021-05-07 04:29
#166
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United States Jeebur
I dont think this thread wasnt meant for me my guy
2021-05-07 04:29
I learn my English from speaking and reading online. A big part of the information be it scientific or any other type is translated over to Finnish and this makes it very susceptible to translation errors. That means if I can get my information in the original language (usually English) I will not have to think about such a thing. Also, I have a bunch of friends online and abroad and we do not share any other language between us. My English has developed to the same level as my main language Finnish so I can easily use either if need be.
2021-05-07 08:40
Had been watching pewds for a year, and had some basic knowledges of course Then internet helped
2021-05-07 08:42
Learnt English through HLTV, improved it in order to make sense on HLTV. Thus, HLTV is where I learnt to write in English :)
2021-05-07 08:42
School did teach me quite a bit, but playing video games and watching videos that are in English helped me improve in every way, especially speaking
2021-05-07 08:48
learn english in hltv for hltv
2021-05-07 08:48
> I saw almost everyone in HLTV speak English speaks?..
2021-05-07 08:56
my iq is 300 because i am NiP fan
2021-05-07 09:04
1 reply
Can’t disagree
2021-05-07 10:06
-i learn english cause it's a world international language. -from special apps on my phone, games, youtube videos, movies and music.
2021-05-07 09:10
never studied it, just traveled a lot and tried to speak it. its still potato lvl but ppl can understand me so im ok with it
2021-05-07 09:10
4 replies
you managed to write a full sentence so its already pretty good for a russian men)))
2021-05-07 09:42
3 replies
i have an advantage since i spent a lot of time in an english speaking environment, but my grammar still sucks big mens))). if u give me egnlish class school test for 6th graders i barelly will pass it or event wont pass it at all. but in terms of speaking im ok and usually ppl understand me. thanks anyway even tho u just kinda insulted my whole nation)))
2021-05-07 09:52
2 replies
not an insult, just a big difference between russian and western european languages so its harder to learn. ive been thinking about learning russian or chinese next.
2021-05-07 09:54
1 reply
i saw one dutch guy on YT who speaks russian, hes giving some tips how to learn russian and other stuff abt russia and its culture, but i believe its full russian. my mom worked in china when i was a child and wanted me to learn chinese cos im originally from russian far east, just a few hrs by car to the russian-chinese border, i hate china and its language since then even tho it could be very useful language to know if i stayed in far east
2021-05-07 10:03
Learned 95% from internet and 5% from school, learned because we can talk with anyone that knows english
2021-05-07 09:22
My friend learned English playing Football Manager games. Now he speaks like manager of football club.
2021-05-07 09:29
#187
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Serbia hitomi79
No habla
2021-05-07 09:40
national geographic documentaries about nature and space and shit. also runescape.
2021-05-07 09:42
#201
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Hong Kong shmilx
Parents are ethnic Europeans so English was spoken at home, plus most international schools are taught in English, other than a few that use Mandarin or Cantonese for a few lessons
2021-05-07 10:01
Well our whole curriculum is in English so everyone studying in a non-regional language board would know English.
2021-05-07 10:05
so english good language very important and me learn english school and video game
2021-05-07 10:26
I have to learn it in school for some reason
2021-05-07 10:34
#209
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Denmark Mursten
Have you ever heard about this thing called school?
2021-05-07 10:35
i have english class+ i watch i lot of english vids i dont understand why you should't learn english English is used in more 50 counries
2021-05-07 13:14
VIDYA GAMES
2021-05-07 13:37
Why to learn English - it somehow became the de facto go to language to speak internationally How to learn - literally the internet and pop culture. We have so much slang constantly popping up and the language keeps evolving so just doing that would be a lot better than taking lessons, also probably more affordable. Edit: Obviously I learned because I'm a burger
2021-05-07 14:01
I was born here I speak english
2021-05-07 15:08
#231
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United Kingdom foozzy
I learn english to communicate in hltv forum.
2021-05-07 15:18
i failed in all of my english exams at school
2021-05-07 15:39
I only use finnish speakers. Genelecs are nice.
2021-05-07 17:13
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