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Alex Rawlings, a 20-year-old student at Oxford University, has won a search to identify the most multilingual student in the U.K.

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+49 1. Ganjabus commented 11 years ago

And I have trouble speaking my first language..
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+12 2. imagic commented 11 years ago

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+13 3. Mafu commented 11 years ago

wow, this is very impressive... I also love learning languages, but 11 languages at 20 is just incredibly amazing!! He also seems to be quite fluent in all of them !
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+19 4. JesperA86 commented 11 years ago

The description is a little bit weird :P

It sounded like Alex Rawlings won the contest that wanted to find the most multilingual person, not that Alex Rawlings WAS the most multilingual person :P
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+3 5. orion commented 11 years ago

Wow, he seems very fluent in all of them, even if this text is rehearsed. I rarely find the right words without pausing to think! Respect.
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+3 6. cranky commented 11 years ago

So he speaks English, Catalan, Greek, German, Russian, Dutch, Afrikaans, Spanish, French, Italian and Hebrew. Well done! Ben fet! Μπρ?βο! ???????! Goed gedaan! Wel gedaan!¡Bien hecho! Bon! Ben fatto! ?? ?????! (With help from Google translate -- edit: to bad Snotr doesn't support all encodings)
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-4 7. pyr0 commented 11 years ago

I bet he is single because he does not speak the language of love >:)
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+4 8. loadrunner commented 11 years ago

I only know Dutch, English, German and Spanish. think he can get a good translator job. His Dutch and German seem almost free of dialect.
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-4 9. WildMonkey commented 11 years ago

Jokes on him, in a few years we will all have perfect universal translators on our phones. It's like the genius astrophysicists working at Burger King.
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+3 10. irishgek commented 11 years ago

He has a natural talent for it as he has also mastered all the accents almost spot on !

#8 I'm Irish and I learned Dutch (lived there 9 years) but he still pronounced the "CD" with an English C not the Dutch one :P
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+2 11. drudchen commented 11 years ago

His russian is pretty impressive.. almost no accent
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+1 12. kissmybackbone commented 11 years ago

@9 oh yeah ?! and when the translator battery dies, how are you going to ask for an outlet then ??!!
maybe you should learn sign language (actual words, mind you...!!)
but then again, when you play online games you only need about 100 words....
looks like the joke is already on you
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+1 13. Burimi commented 11 years ago

I can speak: Albanian, English, German, Bosnian, Croatian, serbian, MonteNegrin, and FYROM only 8 languages :(
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-7 14. Yours88 commented 11 years ago

Why did they count greek twice?
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+9 15. PortugaL26 commented 11 years ago

yeah, but i speak portuguese and he doesn't! 8-) :D
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+5 16. dannodon commented 11 years ago

#13: LOL, or you can just say Yugoslavian? It's almost the same (apart from albanian).
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+2 17. Burimi commented 11 years ago

#16 - there is no more YUGOSLAVIA. I know its almost the same Bosnian, Croatian, serbian, MonteNegrin, and FYROM but I just wanted to look interesting.
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+1 18. SamPsychedelic commented 11 years ago

Just found out that India as a country has more than 50 languages x_x
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-3 19. kazannova commented 11 years ago

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-4 20. ZEX983 commented 11 years ago

#Burimi, duvaj ga sa tim pravopisom, jel razumes?
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0 21. Or3n commented 11 years ago

yay! hebrew and spanish! :D
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0 22. RealDollNipSlip commented 11 years ago

@PortugaL26. Pena que ninguem conheco a nossa lingua. E a maioridade que falam Portugues sao Brasileiros.
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+2 23. Burimi commented 11 years ago

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0 24. herial commented 11 years ago

Ultimate challange: learn Slovenian language! some say it's most dificult language! and i agree! :D
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+1 25. Threeme2189 commented 11 years ago

He has to work on his Hebrew a bit.
But he's a helluva lot better than I am at all of the other languages!!!
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0 26. tree4free commented 11 years ago

#24 i speak Slovenian perfectly, but for foreigners it's true that this is one of the most difficult languages to learn.
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+2 27. cyberdevil commented 11 years ago

I think it requires a certain mindset to learn that much, and to really be fluent in them. Just keeping French & Spanish separate is hard enough for me, inspiring this is.
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+3 28. RandurSource commented 11 years ago

I can speak english and very loud english to make myself understandable in France