I totally forgot to do this yesterday…
What’s your native language? Do you speak any foreign languages? If so, how did you come to learn them?
I natively speak British English, albeit with a slight northern accent and dialect. I also speak French almost fluently and know quite a lot of German, through having studied them at school and college. I also know odd words in Spanish, Italian and Romanian from visiting these countries, and occasional words in Arabic from having lived in Bradford for nearly 3 years.
What’s your native country? Have you visited any foreign countries? If so, which ones?
I’m a native British citizen with English ancestry going back several generations. I’ve visited the following countries:
With a bit of luck, Canada will be next on that list. Despite having studied German for 4 years, I haven’t actually been to a German-speaking nation yet.
Are there any foreign foods, books, movies, or other items that you are particularly fond of? Name some of your favourites.
I like Italian, Indian, French and Spanish food. Not really a book person (although I’ve just bought 3 off Amazon, go figure), but I did enjoy watching City of God even if I did need the subtitles to be able to understand it. I’ve also seen La Haine, again with English subtitles but I could at least understand most of the French dialogue.
FQ NATIVE: If you had to trade your nationality for that of any foreign country, which would you choose and why?
Difficult, because on the whole I’m proud to be British, but I’d probably say Canada or the Netherlands. Canada because English is an official language and it sounds like a cool place, the Netherlands because of its liberal attitudes.