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dmallind Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-23-07 06:17 PM
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74. Newspapers? French sure Italian maybe
Edited on Fri Nov-23-07 06:20 PM by dmallind
Most newspapers - and not just US ones - are written at a very basic level. There are few French newspaper articles I can't at least get 90% of and guess the rest, even though my actual fluncy in French requires great patience on the part of those speaking to me. Other than pre schoolers, I wouldn't even attempt in all seriousness to converse in Italian with Italians, but I can understand the majority of the majority of newspaper articles in that language. Reading and understanding of course is much easier than speaking even in a classroom setting, let alone in real life with native speakers.

If there were Latin newspapers I'd probably do well - 7 years of that. Spanish? Only by wild ass guessing based on about 50 words that I know and then Romance language cross-pollination.
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