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Argentina YH!one 
You're able to understand other language without needing to learn it? For example, the two variations of Latin languages like Spanish and Portuguese are really similar and we can understand each other, we even like to call it portuñol. Something like this happens between the nordics or slavics?
2015-12-18 18:22
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Poland a3s4s 
I can understand russian, czech and ukrainian
2015-12-18 18:24
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Brazil duDiz 
i can understand portugal portuguese =P edit: KAPPA
2015-12-18 18:27
haha :D But tbh there is a bit of a difference, we have a lot of different words (for example talho in PT-PT which is açougue in PT-BR, desporto - esporte, etc).
2015-12-18 19:07
rapariga is bitch :D
2015-12-19 11:13
haha, when it comes to insults in PT-BR they have some pretty funny words :D
2015-12-19 11:23
#326
World iJM 
pimbolim é matraquilho??
2015-12-20 13:54
#160
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Poland dalaylama 
+ Slovakians, Belarus
2015-12-19 04:28
when i was in minsk (the capital), in the center/villages/everywhere all spoke russian lol it's like the ukrainians when i visited kharkiv (a long time ago, before the war and the current government)
2015-12-19 11:51
kurva kurwa same thing amirite
2015-12-21 19:42
I've never heard slovakian or czech, but I've heard russian, and I can't understant shit :D
2015-12-18 18:25
I mean i can understand only some words in russian, which are similiar to polish
2015-12-18 18:26
#18
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Russia Gresskaret 
dzien dobry
2015-12-18 18:46
privet
2015-12-18 19:06
czesc
2015-12-19 08:39
#209
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Europe boboagrivs 
szukam policiu :X
2015-12-19 11:22
#334
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South Africa kHYRR73 
ty vole
2015-12-20 14:15
#65
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Russia ReaZy 
co prawda to prawda P.S. didn't use translator
2015-12-18 19:17
I think that you call Kitchen on Mirage really similar to polish. In polish it's "Kuchnia"(ch=h). I've heard a lot of ruskies saying something similar :D
2015-12-18 20:37
#99
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Russia ReaZy 
You're absolutely right
2015-12-18 20:56
ye its pronounced the same in russian
2015-12-18 20:56
#151
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Japan Akano_Hoshi 
kuhinja
2015-12-19 00:46
Dafaq, russian is so easy to understand
2015-12-19 18:44
Yes, in many cases the languages are almost dialects of the same language, but history, nationalism, and the yearning to make other people seem very distant makes us think that they are extremely unique.
2015-12-18 18:25
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Europe Daudy 
cz/sk is like british and american english...
2015-12-18 18:26
totaly
2015-12-18 19:28
#219
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Europe boboagrivs 
+1
2015-12-19 11:48
#245
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Europe duke` 
well they were one country not long ago, that explains a lot. :)
2015-12-19 16:37
Still its way simillar then you would think.
2015-12-20 08:24
+1 basically any kid can properly speak with another one from other country without studying anything, just some young Czechs are having problems with some of our words (Turtle- Slovak= Korytnacka (c pronounces as ch in word Chair (hltv doesnt let me use our symbol)); Czech=želva), but that is prolly the case of us watching more of Czech dubbing, cos our is shit or we dont have any
2015-12-20 13:42
I know Russian but not black
2015-12-18 18:26
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Latvia Ke]R[4u 
2015-12-18 18:29
NT But Latin came from Greek and the slavic languages were literally made by 2 Greeks. Thank us when we pay our depts. Keepo
2015-12-18 21:32
That 2 greeks made Slavic cyrilic, not the language :D
2015-12-19 11:18
#222
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Europe boboagrivs 
ConstantinX & Method-man - Welcome to SLAVIC JUNGLE (by cyLyriksBeats)
2015-12-19 11:52
Lithuanian / Latvian <33
2015-12-20 09:03
brazilian is similar to portugese
2015-12-18 18:29
we speak portuguese, brazilian language doesnt exist.
2015-12-18 18:33
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Brazil Cupinxa 
you just got baited
2015-12-18 18:35
get faveld
2015-12-18 19:02
poska ppl arent that smart. u're giving too much credit
2015-12-19 04:14
they learn a lot by clening toilets...
2015-12-19 10:50
r u sure? want me to give you statistics that will prove you wrong or you dont want to be embarrassed?
2015-12-21 02:47
swahili and faroese
2015-12-18 18:30
#11
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Thailand saint081 
I am Thai and i understand Laos language without learning it
2015-12-18 18:32
#39
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Sweden FiffylaureN 
I speak a little Lao as well and it's very similar to Thai. It's kind of like Norweigian and Swedish
2015-12-18 19:00
Few of all slavic languages
2015-12-18 18:34
Yes. I can speak and understand Canadian English,British English
2015-12-18 18:35
kappa?
2015-12-19 04:25
KappaHD
2015-12-19 11:25
#163
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Poland dalaylama 
also RSA's Eng and Australian and New Zealands
2015-12-19 04:31
#393
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Turkey sadixx 
how the fuck u can understand canadian english . Unreasonable.
2015-12-22 12:34
lithuanian & latvian estonian & finnish
2015-12-18 18:37
How can you possibly understand our impossible language? :d
2015-12-18 20:03
Do YOU understand your language?
2015-12-18 21:34
Tbh once every 3 days or so i learn a new finnish word that i havent heard before
2015-12-19 09:25
hahahahaha :')
2015-12-20 09:28
i arent think that
2015-12-19 10:58
Bullshit. Lithuanian and finnish have nothing in common, not even similar words.
2015-12-19 16:27
he told LITHUANIAN & LATVIAN and estonian & finnish
2015-12-19 18:01
Yes indeed, by the time I read that post it seems like I already had forgotten about what the question was. Apologies. Even though, he is still incorrect since finns and estonians cannot understand each others at all. Yes, we have some similar words but most of them mean different things in these two languages. I have tried to talk with an estonian with using only our own languages and it simply doesn't work.
2015-12-19 20:25
thats why its 'similar' and not 'same'
2015-12-20 15:39
Doesn't matter, the question was "You're able to understand other language without needing to learn it?". And Finns DO NOT understand Estonian without learning it. We understand some words but that doesn't mean a thing, since many Finns also understand some Russian words yet Finnish and Russian have very little in common linguistically as I'm sure you know. Edit: Just because you think they might sound similar, it doesn't make them similar.
2015-12-21 20:15
ok i didnt read OP post. just read similar language and i know estonian and finnish are similar and in the same language group because im fluent in estonian and can understand a little finnish aswell (when read).
2015-12-21 20:37
Having a swedish father certainly helps if we are talking about spoken swedish, it would maybe be like this for me: Norwegian written 95% Norwegian spoken 90% Swedish spoken 90% Swedish written 80-85% German spoken 30% German written 50% Icelandic and faroese are completely incomprehensible
2015-12-18 18:43
Do you understand Finnish at all?
2015-12-18 18:48
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Czech Republic CerTas 
I THINK that Finnish language is pretty different in compare with Nor, Swe, Den tell me if I'm mistaken, jac0b !
2015-12-18 18:50
TO JUMP: nor: hoppe den: hoppe swe: hoppa fin: hypätä XD
2015-12-18 18:54
#35
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Czech Republic CerTas 
XD hispter finns holy shit
2015-12-18 18:55
That's just mad "fuck you, that's why" :D Our language is brutally bizarre
2015-12-19 08:33
written it is semi-comical, semi-cool to me
2015-12-19 09:10
ger: Springen
2015-12-19 21:33
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China HLTVMASTR 
estonian: hüpata (ü=y) and how is "TO HOP" in swedish?
2015-12-20 09:01
That's right. The Finnish language is a lot older so it's really different
2015-12-18 18:56
#38
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Czech Republic CerTas 
Ty for confirming it. I mean just the fact Finnish and Hungarian are in the same group of languages...well..
2015-12-18 18:59
Ye, it's weird..
2015-12-18 19:01
#42
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Czech Republic CerTas 
+1
2015-12-18 19:01
#71
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Slovakia DLG Inspire 
But they still dont understand shit,just some really old words they both still use,but both languages are understandable just for them
2015-12-18 19:40
the 2 nations/tribes back then were separated like thousands of years ago m8
2015-12-19 14:59
#236
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Czech Republic CerTas 
kk m8
2015-12-19 15:06
Actually sedish is way more older than finnish. Most of the finnish words are based on swedish words
2015-12-18 20:05
"most" ayy no.
2015-12-18 21:21
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Finland VETTI 
no
2015-12-22 18:18
You THINK exactly right there. Finnish is completely different from .se, .no and .de which have a lot in common between them. The only language even remotely similar to Finnish is of course Estonian.
2015-12-19 08:31
#201
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Czech Republic CerTas 
Good job me! Ty dude
2015-12-19 11:12
It's not related in any way. Finnish has closest similarities to Hungarian and Estonian
2015-12-20 08:41
You know that Finnish is like Chinese to scandinavians? :X same with islandic and faroese
2015-12-18 18:52
#40
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Czech Republic CerTas 
Expected but....I just wasn't sure :D I can remember finnish is in same group of languages with Hungarian
2015-12-18 19:00
#63
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Finland Emvi 
ye both are uralic languages. it's like what hindi is to english; related but not much :)
2015-12-18 19:15
#66
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Czech Republic CerTas 
thanks for info :)
2015-12-18 19:20
Hindi and English are much more closely related than Swedish/Finnish.
2015-12-19 11:02
#215
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Finland Emvi 
ye i meant that hungarian and finnish are related
2015-12-19 11:39
But Hungarian and Finnish are much closer than Hindi and English!
2015-12-19 11:54
#228
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Finland Emvi 
are they? estimations when they seperated vary a lot and even that doesn't mean everything
2015-12-19 12:10
No we actually have a lot of common in the grammar rules, even though we don't understand each other. And they are both agglutinative languages
2015-12-20 12:48
not really
2015-12-19 20:38
wierd that we talk so different langugages when we were the same country for like 700 years or so.
2015-12-19 11:59
Icelandic is actually really old Norwegian tho, just unchanged for 800 years.
2015-12-18 19:08
yes
2015-12-19 10:13
not even in the same tree.
2015-12-18 20:00
No, only some words which are either loanwords from sweden or english normally
2015-12-18 21:08
For me it's: Danish written 95% Danish spoken 40 % (80% when talking a little bit slowly) Swedish spoken 100% Swedish written 99% German spoken 10 % German written 20 % Dutch written 5 % Dutch spoken 0%
2015-12-18 18:50
#49
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Latvia Ke]R[4u 
trying to learn Norwegian now, can you explain the different dialects? how many major ones are there, and is it hard to understand them?
2015-12-18 19:07
#79
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Norway ungfilosof 
Where I live (in Stavanger, west in Norway) there is a completely different dialect than in etc. Tromsø in the north. But when you drive an hour out of my city people already has another dialect so it's hard to tell how many there really is
2015-12-18 19:57
If you dont think about the big cities (Oslo, Stavanger, Bergen, Trondheim and Tromsø) the dialects changes very fast. Im from the eastern part of Norway, and if i drive 15 minutes i can arrive to a place where they use words I have never heard before. And we have three official languages/writings in Norway; Bokmål (South/east and the northern part of norway), Nynorsk (South/west) and the sami language (It origins from the northern part of Norway but since most of the sami people live in Oslo you can encounter some people that know how to speak and write sami there). As a major dialect i would say that the easiest one to understand is the one they use in Oslo, thats most similar to Bokmål. I can describe the eastern dialect with what i said above; it's similar to how you write bokmål. South and western dialect i dont even want to try explaining, except that for an untrained ear it can sound a little bit danish/dutch. The northern part swears ALOT.
2015-12-19 09:47
#216
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Latvia Ke]R[4u 
damn this sounds so messed up and inconvenient :D
2015-12-19 11:42
It's a little :p but i asume you are learning Bokmål, so you'll be fine. Most Norwegians will try to talk "cleaner" with foreign people that try to learn the language.
2015-12-19 11:44
#220
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Latvia Ke]R[4u 
thanks for the info!
2015-12-19 11:49
You forgot the another big city(Kristiansand) :(
2015-12-20 13:00
Ska vi dra ner till Malmö och lira lite jotta? Probably didn't understand shit.
2015-12-18 20:01
Should we go down to malmø and play a little jotta? Wtf is jotta
2015-12-18 21:08
What is Jotta? O_o
2015-12-18 22:49
nej jag vet inte vad jotta är XD u got me pewpew edit: thats my 1 % lack of swedish" :D
2015-12-19 10:10
I had no idea what jotta was either ;)
2015-12-19 15:27
#298
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Sweden wyv0 
rofl jag vet inte heller vad jotta är
2015-12-20 10:44
how do you understand written swedish more than danish when ur languages are almost the same written?
2015-12-18 20:13
^ this man said it
2015-12-18 21:07
My gf is swedish ^^
2015-12-18 22:44
ye mine too lol! okey are ur living together then in no or se?
2015-12-19 12:07
#19
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Germany Chris Walker 
Dutch and German are very similar
2015-12-18 18:46
#214
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Germany 1criT 
Still just understand like every 10th word or something :D
2015-12-19 11:36
#275
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Denmark fujiYEEZY 
No offense, meinem Freunde, but I prefer Dutch way more than German. I was stuck with forced German lessons for three years, and not only was it shit-hard due to the complex and tidy grammar, but it also had absolutely no interest to me whatsoever. Dutch is different. It follows easy patterns, and it sounds cool af. German is okay, I guess, but your grammar is mental and it doesn't sound as cool as people hype it to. Just my two cents.
2015-12-20 03:06
German language sucks that's why :/
2015-12-20 09:42
#299
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Germany 1criT 
Yeah I know. German is a very hard language to learn. Dutch just got similar word but way different grammar.
2015-12-20 11:04
#303
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Denmark fujiYEEZY 
But I guess I should be happy that I got those three years of German lessons, because it has actually helped me a lot with identifying some Dutch words. :) Idk how true it is, but I think I heard once that Dutch is a mix of English, German and French.
2015-12-20 12:34
#305
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Germany 1criT 
Yeah it's true
2015-12-20 12:36
if you ask me, dutch people sound like a gay and drunken mix of english and german =D
2015-12-21 02:43
dutch people can understand germans very well i think, but the other way around it doesnt work out well.
2015-12-21 19:26
#363
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Denmark fujiYEEZY 
Yeah, the same thing kind of goes for Danish people.
2015-12-21 19:27
Swedish, Norwegian and Danish
2015-12-18 18:47
#22
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Czech Republic CerTas 
Czech, Slovakian, Polish definitely for me... spoken Russian maybe little bit
2015-12-18 18:49
say something good in polish )) without translator, be honest ;d
2015-12-18 18:52
#34
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Czech Republic CerTas 
well haha :D I mean more like I would understand polish guy talking to me little bit beside from kurwa I probably wouldn't say anything "good" without translator haha
2015-12-18 18:55
Sometimes it's easier to understand written text.
2015-12-18 20:29
But that's not the case if you are Czech and want to read a text in Polish. It's easier to understand spoken Polish than written for us.
2015-12-19 00:49
Imo, for Russians, if you know letters, it's much easier to understand written text than oral. I can understand written polish, South Slavic (except Slovenian) and East Slavic languages in written form, but only Serbian, somehow polish (a lot of 'sz' sounds confuse) and east Slavic languages in oral form. P.S Native language: Russian
2015-12-20 14:04
i know : dvuch na srodku na pevno - two guys on the middle for sure :D
2015-12-18 21:01
Almost perfectrly written :D In Polish alphabet we don't have "V", instead of it we write "W" and you write "dwóch" in Polish but ó=u, it's just orthography thing, nothing is different in pronounciation :D
2015-12-18 21:05
good one
2015-12-18 21:12
#141
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Czech Republic CerTas 
:D
2015-12-19 00:30
#140
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Czech Republic Vald0o 
Dzien dobry, piandesat tri zlotych przeraszam, dzienkuje bardzo, do zhledania. Ayy, that's probably broken as fuck, but I would definitely understand that, I'm not able to write it though :-D
2015-12-18 23:57
These words are written bad but I can understand everything so it's OK :)
2015-12-19 09:50
#23
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Finland Emvi 
estonian words here and there. thats it
2015-12-18 18:50
czech or slovakian, i can understand some words))
2015-12-18 18:51
#27
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Brazil L4x @.@ 
portuguese / spanish / italian maybe ?
2015-12-18 18:52
Italian? Not really
2015-12-18 19:09
There are a lot of similar words, but the pronounce it's very different
2015-12-18 21:08
Italian is very similar to Spanish-Castilian (Argentina). I understand, I do not know if the other does too.
2015-12-19 18:27
#343
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Argentina YH!one 
Not that much, at least for me I'm able to understand some sentences and words only, it's not like PT-BR that we can easily read almost everything and understand lot of what they say.
2015-12-20 15:36
I personally understand very little BR. If I understand when written. It may be that this used to the Italian because my grandparents spoke a lot.
2015-12-21 21:38
swedish, danish and norwegian
2015-12-18 18:54
I speak 5 languages English Sarcasm Retarded Realshit Italian
2015-12-18 18:55
Teach me them :^)
2015-12-19 08:05
Russian, Belarussian and Ukrainian look like 3 dialects of 1 language. Easy to understand each other without any problems. Also Serbian is easy to inderstand by almost all slavic people
2015-12-18 18:58
If Serbian is easy then Croatian is also. I have 2 croatian mates in school and I can't fully understand them knowing Polish but there're a lot of words very similar :D Also heard that Bulgarian is really similar to Serbo-Croatian + a lot of people say that Macedonian is like a dialect of Bulgarian. (Please don't hate me Macedonia).
2015-12-18 20:34
that's because Croatian is just Serbian
2015-12-18 20:49
what the fuck did you just say?
2015-12-19 11:45
it's true homie
2015-12-22 17:35
you know nothing murica
2015-12-23 01:27
ye croatian language is just serbian but with extra words to give yourself identity, i get it
2015-12-28 21:42
I understand Macedonian to some sort... but sometimes there are things that are not even close to bulgarian i think
2015-12-18 23:42
Polish could be easily understandable for Russians if there weren't so many sz's and rz's.
2015-12-20 14:09
#331
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Japan Akano_Hoshi 
tako je brate al ruski razumeti za nas je tesko :) ima par reci al opet...
2015-12-20 14:05
#43
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World breezy0 
i can understand some dutch if the speaker speaks slowly enough, also i can make sense of most written dutch sentences. i also understand some danish,swedish,norwegian words here and there since there are some similarities.
2015-12-18 19:01
all slavic :D
2015-12-18 19:03
im slovenian and i could understand croatian and serbian (almost the same), some polish and some russian without having to learn it
2015-12-18 19:04
#48
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Other rez9 
The Brazilian Portuguese has nothing to do with the Spanish language. In Brazilian schools you learn only English and Portuguese. Nobody cares to Spanish language.
2015-12-18 19:06
I learned a little bit of Spanish until some age at school, then i got to choose between Spanish or English.
2015-12-18 19:14
#397
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Brazil RisenNTC 
I did learnt basic spanish at school and it was pretty easy
2015-12-22 15:13
When i went to Czech Republic, i could easily understand pepole there, and i can understand few words/sentences in russian.
2015-12-18 19:08
Spanish is quite similar to Portuguese and personally I find Italian to have some similarities too.
2015-12-18 19:08
Yeah, the pronounciation is very different but many words have many similarities, even the grammar is identicly sometimes
2015-12-19 00:37
Yeah, occasionally I hear something in Italian and I can understand what they're saying.
2015-12-19 09:44
Italian is very similar to Spanish-Castilian(Argentina).
2015-12-19 18:30
lol theres no way you can speak castilian spanish in argentina
2015-12-20 03:18
Acá en Argentina al idioma que hablamos se le llama Castellano o Español, aunque es mas normal escuchar a una persona llamarlo Castellano que Español. Yo particularmente digo "Hablo castellano" no "Hablo Español".
2015-12-20 04:28
#55
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United States snack- 
black people english I can sometimes understand it it's similar to american english but most closely resembles swahili
2015-12-18 19:09
this I speek ebonics
2015-12-18 19:12
I thought it's ez for you to understand that black-gangsta accent.
2015-12-18 19:38
#72
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United States snack- 
nah it's a complete different language. It's unreal how niggas talk to each other
2015-12-18 19:41
Haha, I thought I just suck at English cuz I don't understand shit watching series when blacks are talking lol.
2015-12-18 19:45
#75
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United States snack- 
it's nuts you have to use like context clues and think about what they're saying
2015-12-18 19:48
Bruh
2015-12-18 20:17
try understand jamaican english it's ridiculous
2015-12-18 21:17
shut ya face up fuckin kkk lookin ass fucka stfu already. u think u funny bein racist n shit? stfu goofy ass cracker
2015-12-18 20:52
#98
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United States snack- 
you're a fucking idiot? Black people speak to each other in a different dialect tone speed everything. You're fucking ignorant? Ever heard OBama talk to blacks? Black churches? It's completely different than to whites or both. You're a fucking idiot
2015-12-18 20:54
we talk different yeah but you thinkin u better lmao. shut ur bich ass up fr
2015-12-18 20:57
#102
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United States snack- 
lmAO yeah we talk so people can understand what can you say? I'm definitely being baited
2015-12-18 20:59
we understand each other no need for ppl like u talkin to us lmao
2015-12-18 20:59
#104
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United States snack- 
this is a clear bait or maybe you are this ignorant
2015-12-18 21:00
man shut ur fuckin face up fr. all i hear that lip smackin lil bitch. stfu goof
2015-12-18 21:01
yous a fuckin thot #lmao
2015-12-21 15:37
urdu and hindi
2015-12-18 19:11
#59
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Norway Spooderman 
polish , czech , slovak can understand each other pretty well , they can understand some sentences/words in russian and ukranian as well
2015-12-18 19:14
im swedish, and with the help of english and french i can understand danish, norweigan, german and even some dutch
2015-12-18 19:15
Im from Czech, Slovakia is basically the same. I can understand a bit of polish.
2015-12-18 19:16
I'm fluent in Ukrainian and Russian, also understand Belorussian, a bit of Polish, Macedonian, Slovenian and other Slavic languages.
2015-12-18 19:37
english and chinese are quite the same
2015-12-18 19:48
+1, Sup bro in chinese = ching ling ding kim dong rice. Sounds the same to me.
2015-12-19 08:08
I speak american and that's all I need to know
2015-12-18 19:50
Mexican and the language of Satan worshipers is identical. Come to think of it don't all 3rd worlders use Mexican as a language?
2015-12-18 19:52
I didn't know Mike Huckabee was an HLTV user
2015-12-18 20:20
Rivitur is an average baiter in my opinion..
2015-12-18 21:38
Huckabee isn't b8r
2015-12-18 21:39
You're right. It's Huckabee, how could I have been mistaken? I feel very bad, Greek-economy-bad.
2015-12-18 21:41
Well at least I'm not a chronic masturbater such as yourself and when I feel like it I can b8 with the best of em.
2015-12-18 23:35
0/8 b8 You are getting worse at this.
2015-12-19 07:53
#191 /Rekt
2015-12-19 14:51
mexican = spanish
2015-12-19 10:48
Speak Spanish very wrong, their pronunciation is shit and also use words that even I understand. Argentina and Uruguay are the best speak spanish compared to Spain. Sorry bad englando
2015-12-19 18:37
latvian and lithuanian
2015-12-18 19:52
Serbian, Bosnian and Croatian languages are basically the same language. If you learn one of them you will understand the other 2 languages.
2015-12-18 19:57
#89
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Bulgaria gigobyte 
I can understand russian ez
2015-12-18 20:21
finnish and estonian very similiar <3
2015-12-18 20:28
#94
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Netherlands HetIsPatat 
Dutch (Netherlands), Flemish (Northern Belgium) and Afrikaans (South Africa) are very similar. From my own experience though, it's often difficult for 'us' to understand 'them'. But they can understand us quite well.
2015-12-18 20:37
My Dutch friends think Afrikaans sounds like pre-school dutch. Do you agree?
2015-12-21 19:54
dutch and german i'd say
2015-12-18 21:06
#119
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Netherlands HetIsPatat 
You'd be wrong.
2015-12-18 21:26
i can understand 50-60% of a sentence in dutch.
2015-12-18 21:27
#121
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Netherlands HetIsPatat 
Which is not quite what OP asked: "You're able to understand other language without needing to learn it?"
2015-12-18 21:28
which languages are quite similar? many german and dutch words are similar? otherwise i couldn't understand the language?
2015-12-18 21:29
#125
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Netherlands HetIsPatat 
You said you understand 50%, that's not the same as understanding the language. Languages that are very similar are Dutch/Flemish and, apparently, Norwegian/Danish/Swedish seeing this topic and mix teams from those countries.
2015-12-18 21:32
iam done with you troll someone else. it's not about understanding 100%, it's is about similar languages. bye.
2015-12-18 21:34
#131
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Netherlands HetIsPatat 
Hast du keine Argumente mehr du Krebs Kind? not rekt [ ], rekt [x]
2015-12-18 21:42
Dutch and Deutsch are not similar at all. The phonetics and grammar of Dutch are closer to Danish than Deutsch. Maybe you can understand some random words, but thats probable the same with english and other languages. I bet you can't understand a regular Dutch spoken conversation without following a class.
2015-12-20 09:16
with subtitles ez, lived 80% of my life close to the dutch border.
2015-12-26 20:50
#113
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Canada pokerchip 
bulgarian + macedonian norwegian + swedish + danish russian + ukrainian (i have no idea; just speculating)
2015-12-18 21:11
russian + ukranian greek + cyprus denmark + sweden latvia + estonia turkey + isis usa + brittain
2015-12-18 21:28
#133
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Cyprus Swishh_ 
croatia + serbia
2015-12-18 21:50
Cyprus speaks Greek. But I guess they have a different accent and a few words changed so Cyprian can be considered a dialect..
2015-12-19 08:01
north cyprus speaks turkish
2015-12-21 19:17
True.
2015-12-21 19:27
#190
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Denmark AnchorCS 
denamrk + sweden + norway i would say xD if everybody speaks really slow, it just might work out xD
2015-12-19 10:47
I can understand portuguese, spanish, italian an a bit of french
2015-12-18 21:49
Slovak/Czech Russian/Ukrainian/Belarussian Serbian/Croatian/Bosnian - pls don't kill me Slavic languages are closely related Norwegian/Svenska/Danish Finnish/Estonian maybe Spanish/Portuguese or German/Dutch
2015-12-18 23:49
"pls don't kill me" omg ahha
2015-12-20 09:32
it's ok, at least he has heard of your country to list it there :P i'm fucked!
2015-12-20 12:35
estonia :-DDD
2015-12-18 23:55
From listening to it you wont understand any language as a german. But according to reading you can understand some dutch and danish
2015-12-19 00:35
it depends where you live in germany.
2015-12-19 00:36
I dont think so, i mean every german can speak hochdeutsch
2015-12-19 00:38
yea but I think that a saxon have a difficult to understand dutch. In the western parts you have a lot more similar words than in the others
2015-12-19 00:41
Yeah youre right, but you can still understand many words by reading
2015-12-19 00:42
But much more if there are similarities in the language. :*
2015-12-19 00:45
i can understand some germans, dutch and swedish people. but swedish is weird... imgur.com/gallery/5nERoQI
2015-12-19 16:34
Läderlappen is the name they used in like the 50's, it hasn't been used in ages.
2015-12-20 13:05
Nobody asked for your opinion Judy!
2015-12-20 15:22
macedonian / serbian ( bosna and croatia use same language but a little bit different slang) bulgarian / and if u live in croatia maybe u can understand slovenian too but is a little bit different. also we can understand a lot of russian so yeah czech / polish also we can understand 10 % ..
2015-12-19 00:42
Slovenian it's quite different so. .
2015-12-20 13:34
yeahh i know bro but i think a lot of peoples who live on the border betwen can understand ... and i dont talk shit iam from 1 of this country's ..
2015-12-21 08:48
#155
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World EarthFlag 
USA Canada UK Australian Kappa
2015-12-19 04:13
Arabic and German. Kappa
2015-12-19 04:14
Well honestly in the future they will only need Arabic anyways. ;))))
2015-12-19 08:10
(french first language) can understand spanish and most other latin language roots
2015-12-19 04:27
not possible without learning them, you can only see the meaning of some easy written sentences because of common roots, beside that we can't understand any other latin language without learning them
2015-12-19 18:02
not true at all... maybe its just personality.
2015-12-19 20:21
#161
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Brazil chococaine 
portuguese and japanese are almost the same just change some words kappa
2015-12-19 04:29
Finnish with other mongolian languages like japanese I can easily understand the other thanks to the other
2015-12-19 08:07
swedes can understan noweigan
2015-12-19 08:26
As a half Chechen I can understand Ingush and a bit of Avar.
2015-12-19 09:19
I am sure you play for T-side most of the time
2015-12-20 14:17
top kek, chronic alcoholic
2015-12-20 15:48
and we're just sitting here having Finland as the closest language yet we don't understand a word
2015-12-19 09:52
Finnish and Chinese i would say
2015-12-19 09:55
i can understand most norwegians more than southern swedes
2015-12-19 09:56
Indonesian and Malaysian is very similar. More like 85%. But the difference is the vocabulary. Malaysian have more complex vocabulary than indonesian also the accent is quite different.
2015-12-19 09:56
I can understand the majority of Dutch because I speak Afrikaans
2015-12-19 09:56
i got a slovakian friend and when we talk i talk to him in polish and he talks to me in slovakian i can understand russian, czech, slovakian
2015-12-19 10:09
How can u understand russian? :D
2015-12-19 11:30
idk, i cant speak for shit but i know what they are saying
2015-12-19 17:47
Some words in estonian are the same as in finnish. Other than that, nothing.
2015-12-19 10:53
I speak American and English
2015-12-19 10:56
and canadian, australian
2015-12-19 11:06
+1 can confirm
2015-12-19 11:08
and new zealandese
2015-12-22 15:21
NOTHING
2015-12-19 11:00
japanese because we watch porn so much Keepo
2015-12-19 11:09
Isnt it blocked in some way in kr?
2015-12-19 12:13
we dont give a fuck we will watch porn noone can stop us
2015-12-20 03:00
That's the spirit
2015-12-20 12:23
ofc fuck korea
2015-12-20 13:17
Its an awesome country m8
2015-12-20 14:19
lol
2015-12-20 13:33
who you loling at bitch you can't stop me from watching pornos
2015-12-20 13:51
Fuck the government. They can't stop us from wanking. Beat it like you would beat your biggest enemy.
2015-12-20 14:01
Finnish and estonian. I use this as example: English: Welcome Finnish: Tervetuloa Estonian: Teretulemast
2015-12-19 11:15
hosgeldin
2015-12-19 11:17
Danish written 20% Danish spoken 20% Swedish spoken 100% Swedish written 100% Norwegian written 70% Norwegian spoken 70%
2015-12-19 11:21
What about finnish?
2015-12-19 11:29
finnish is like chinese to us.
2015-12-19 13:20
Norwegian written and Danish written is literally the same shit.
2015-12-20 13:03
The only difference between norwegian and danish is that we put secret letters into words... Lots of silent d´s and h´s.
2015-12-21 19:30
French written 100% French spoken 1%
2015-12-20 13:53
Can understand some Americano and Teacupish.
2015-12-19 11:55
dutch and german fo sure
2015-12-19 12:07
i speak deuscht but i dont understand dutch =(
2015-12-19 21:41
#292
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World breezy0 
it's mostly germans who live in some regions of western germany who can understand dutch better than other germans because they have a similar local dialect. east/south-germans have a harder time because their dialects differ a lot more.
2015-12-20 10:21
+1
2015-12-20 10:27
got it
2015-12-20 13:57
Polish and Slovakian are really similar. When I was in Croatia I didn't have problem with communicating as well, so I guess Croatian is similar as well (or maybe they have a lot of tourists from Poland)
2015-12-19 12:12
American and English... People from UK can understand american...
2015-12-19 13:21
american language doesn't exist, my friend.
2015-12-19 14:54
#237
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CIS chlenixon 
Swe-Nor are closely related in terms of speaking. Finland is "hand in hand" with Sweden but language wise its night and day.
2015-12-19 15:16
We have some similarities with Spanish, Italina & Latin but that so small, French is really different than all other languages in EU.
2015-12-19 15:20
As portuguese i don't think that spanish is similar to my language. Ofc we can understand some words.
2015-12-19 16:36
Norwegian and Swedish
2015-12-19 16:39
I come from the south of Sweden and for me it's easier to understand "south Norweigan" than to understand "northern Swedish". Also copenhagen danish is really easy to understand
2015-12-19 18:12
+1
2015-12-19 18:37
russian and ukranian are pretty much the same
2015-12-19 18:13
no it isn't
2015-12-19 18:34
yes it is, do you even know russian/ukranian?
2015-12-20 07:57
yes, i know both so no, it isn't the same
2015-12-20 09:41
well i know both too and it does
2015-12-20 10:14
they both do using cyrillic and there commons are ending
2015-12-20 11:04
few words are even the same..just stop bitching, they sound the same
2015-12-20 14:26
"few words are even the same" "they sound the same" k. Just k. (no).
2015-12-20 14:27
im sure that some fake russian knows ukranian
2015-12-20 14:54
fake russian?? lmao
2015-12-29 12:42
i arent think that
2015-12-29 21:09
Balarusian and Ukrainian are very similar though. Except you people have this thing for changing every v into u for some misterious reason. Why do you do this? Don't you see it's retarded?
2015-12-28 22:02
yeah, Ukrainian and Belarussian pretty similliar. But russian with Ukrainian - no. Yes, there are few similiar words, but Ukrainian isn't fakin' similiar.
2015-12-29 12:49
Yeah you are rite fake russian.
2015-12-29 12:55
k
2015-12-29 13:05
XD
2015-12-29 13:05
xDDDD ayy lmao ROFL xDDDD
2015-12-29 13:06
finnish and estonian have some similar stuff.. youtube.com/watch?v=EsWAPtwDkxw
2015-12-19 18:38
+1
2015-12-20 10:30
#306
Finland qiX 
Yea, The straight up grammar is mostly the same, but quite a bit of differences in vocabulary and pronunciation. But it is still so funny that "Istu mun kurvalle"(not sure how its spelled in estonian) means "sit next to me" and in finnish it means "Sit on my dick". Estonian has many completely normal phrases which mean totally double-minded things in finnish
2015-12-20 12:45
#379
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Estonia jossd 
Dude, that was my favourite song when I was like 7yrs old :D.
2015-12-21 19:46
i understand some Romance languages
2015-12-19 21:37
I can understand lots of spanish and galician, a little of italian and almost nothing of french. Portuguese from PT is totally understandable ofc, except the Açores' accent.
2015-12-19 22:21
We can't d Açunderstanores accent either so I think you are good We also have another dialect in Portugal called Mirandês...it's even worse than Açores accent You also have the PALOP's. I can understand some of their dialects
2015-12-20 13:14
Mirandês its a mix of portuguese and spanish thats why its harder to understand still Açores isnt dat hard compare to Mirandês. PALOP's isnt a language they speak "Crioulo" if im not mistaken (i dont even know if its a language xP) even some white niggas from Lisbon input some words of "Crioulo" on their sentence so they think dat makes them badass's.
2015-12-22 12:27
It depends on wich zone of Açores we are talking, 'cause there are some places on even on the news they have to put subtitles to understand Crioulo is a dialect
2015-12-22 15:09
tyty anyway.
2015-12-22 17:42
#282
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Australia arbiter6784 
English and American English Wait a sec...
2015-12-20 08:53
arabic and the 1000 variations of arabic
2015-12-20 10:27
#297
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Slovenia Badm0n 
Croatian and Slovenian. Same thing. Slovenian is more retarded though.
2015-12-20 10:42
Ne seri.
2015-12-20 13:34
#307
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Romania Chupacabraro 
We can understand some of the romance languages: Italian mostly (80-90%), Spanish, Portuguese, French.
2015-12-20 12:46
#309
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Bulgaria BroN 
i can understant many slavs (makedonian,serbian,russians and more but less) :) also the cyrillic alphabet origin is from Bulgaria ;)
2015-12-20 12:52
#317
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Israel TalOs 
i speak hebrew and german and i understand yiddish even though i never learned it
2015-12-20 13:26
Slovak/Polish/Czech
2015-12-20 13:35
Croatian / Bosnian / Serbian language are just different slangs (if you speak 1 of them, you're speaking fluently other 2) and we understand like Czech / Slovakian / Polish and Slovenian but you can't always understand full sentence. When I was in Prague we were always oredering pivo (beer) and we spoke with czech people and we understood like majority of words (sentences).
2015-12-20 13:39
I can understand (reading for main idea) polish, ukrainian, bulgarian. My mother tongue is russian.
2015-12-20 13:55
#333
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Germany Bestgerman69 
I understand luxembourgish and a bit dutch
2015-12-20 14:14
#339
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South Africa kHYRR73 
as native in Russian, and have lived in CZ for ~5 years can understand most of Slavic Languages also understand most of Turkic languages and a bit of Farsi (Persian). Also have studied German, Spanish and French.
2015-12-20 14:28
i'm swedish. I can easily understand norwegian and danish. some german too
2015-12-21 09:08
#353
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World breezy0 
show me a swede who can "easily" understand danish. my swedish friends told me it's like impossible to understand danish as a swede.
2015-12-21 09:28
Depends where you come from in Sweden
2015-12-21 19:31
for meee Norwegian, Danish, Swedish bit German
2015-12-21 15:29
can read dutch text, but dont understand it when dutchfags are talking it
2015-12-21 19:15
#391
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World breezy0 
i sometimes understand austrians
2015-12-22 09:30
haha
2015-12-22 13:33
#395
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World breezy0 
:P
2015-12-22 14:03
azerbaijan turkish and north cyprus
2015-12-21 19:18
#370
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Turkey Mejuckei 
Also other Turkic countries.
2015-12-21 19:36
I understand danish, norwegian, swedish and written german. When they speak fast it´s close to impossible to understand them.
2015-12-21 19:32
#367
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Denmark fujiYEEZY 
Du skal bare lyt' efter, din bøv.
2015-12-21 19:33
skrev også når de taler hurtigt... forstår dem nemt når det går langsomt
2015-12-21 19:35
#371
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Denmark fujiYEEZY 
Haha, tager pis på dig, chef. :)
2015-12-21 19:37
jeg elsker dig min blomst <3
2015-12-21 19:38
#374
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Denmark fujiYEEZY 
rolig, homse. Ikke alt der der Københavner-shit.
2015-12-21 19:39
hov hov, skal du ikke ud og bolle en ko dit fede dræn
2015-12-21 19:40
#377
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Denmark fujiYEEZY 
Hahahahaha den er såmænd klaret. :) Det er førsteprioritet i Jylland, så det er klaret inden klokken er 12.
2015-12-21 19:44
hahahaha stærkt!
2015-12-21 19:46
azerbaijani,turkish,mongolian,kazakh
2015-12-21 19:34
#378
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Estonia jossd 
Finnish and Estonian
2015-12-21 19:45
#401
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Spain YankoFarelli 
I was traveling in Italy one week without problem to understand
2015-12-22 17:41
English is all you need. Sad but true.
2015-12-26 20:54
As swiss you understand german very well, even if you wouldnt had it in school. The other way around, germans dont understand shit. Swiss is not like a dialect of german, its more different than that. For example: we have no präteritum, which is the "past form", we only use perfekt, which is the "present perfect simple".
2015-12-29 13:08
#417
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Spain akproxx 
portuguese italian and españolo not 100% only españolo 100% cuz AI an españolo
2015-12-29 13:08
#418
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Argentina YH!one 
No m8, I really doubt you know how to speak with our rioplatense dialect along with the voceo.
2015-12-29 18:16
Yes I can talk swedish and german very similaries not expected expected
2015-12-29 18:18
english and ruski
2015-12-29 21:11
turkish = azerbaijan
2015-12-29 21:14
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