If you had to move to another country for one year ...

  • BrownsTown

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    Oct 23, 2011 1:33 PM GMT
    ... where English was not the primary language, which one would it be?

    For me, hands down, it would be Brazil. Big drop off to 2nd place, maybe Italy or Spain.


    (Yeah, this is a thread focused on the native English speakers, sorry!)

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    Oct 23, 2011 1:58 PM GMT
    Germany!

    Beautiful place, rich history, great food, nice people, the list goes on.
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    Oct 23, 2011 2:02 PM GMT
    No doubt, Spain.
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    Oct 23, 2011 2:04 PM GMT
    Italy or Spain
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    Oct 23, 2011 2:05 PM GMT
    Quebec!!!
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    Oct 23, 2011 2:06 PM GMT
    Lets go to Spain.....I can't speak Spainish........it would be fun. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Oct 23, 2011 2:07 PM GMT
    Hilldweller saidLets go to Spain.....I can't speak Spainish........it would be fun. icon_biggrin.gif


    WE SHOULD GET A GROUP OF US RJERS AND GO THERE! IT WOULD BE SO FUN!
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    Oct 23, 2011 2:13 PM GMT
    NewtonLoves said
    Hilldweller saidLets go to Spain.....I can't speak Spainish........it would be fun. icon_biggrin.gif


    WE SHOULD GET A GROUP OF US RJERS AND GO THERE! IT WOULD BE SO FUN!


    I'm in! icon_biggrin.gif
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    Oct 23, 2011 2:14 PM GMT
    Paris France

    The City Of Love icon_smile.gif
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    Oct 23, 2011 2:15 PM GMT
    BrownsTown said
    NewtonLoves said
    Hilldweller saidLets go to Spain.....I can't speak Spainish........it would be fun. icon_biggrin.gif


    WE SHOULD GET A GROUP OF US RJERS AND GO THERE! IT WOULD BE SO FUN!


    I'm in! icon_biggrin.gif

    YAYYYYYYYYYYYY! LETS GET A DATE AND WE CAN DO IT!
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    Oct 23, 2011 2:18 PM GMT
    Actually I did just learn a spanish word from a Spanish girl working in the mini-mart, " Policeo" (sp).


    So slow the fuck down, I am not ending up in a spanish jail for anyone. icon_biggrin.gif


    this kid ain't going there........lol
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    Oct 23, 2011 2:34 PM GMT
    Germany or Netherlands. No doubt about it icon_smile.gif
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    Oct 23, 2011 2:37 PM GMT
    BrownsTown said... where English was not the primary language, which one would it be?

    For me, hands down, it would be Brazil. Big drop off to 2nd place, maybe Italy or Spain.


    (Yeah, this is a thread focused on the native English speakers, sorry!)



    Thats racism!!!! excluding non-native english members hahaha icon_biggrin.gif
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    Oct 23, 2011 2:39 PM GMT
    France !!! ...
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    Oct 23, 2011 2:45 PM GMT
    hot_french_man said
    BrownsTown said... where English was not the primary language, which one would it be?

    For me, hands down, it would be Brazil. Big drop off to 2nd place, maybe Italy or Spain.


    (Yeah, this is a thread focused on the native English speakers, sorry!)



    Thats racism!!!! excluding non-native english members hahaha icon_biggrin.gif

    kmsl!
  • BuddhaLing

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    Oct 23, 2011 2:46 PM GMT
    I spent eleven years in Europe. Here's my ranking:

    Germany, then Italy, and then Spain

    The Germans are a fun-loving people. They love to drink their beer and enjoy eating and playing cards. I spent nine years in Germany. I speak German. It's a great country! The travel on the trains and local busses is primo! Italy, on the hand, as far as travel goes, can be unreliable. One never knows when there is going to be a strike and everything shuts down! The Italian food is the best if you eat at a tratorria! I spoke Italian while there. I took two courses with the University of Maryland while stationed in Vicenza. I have never been to Spain but I speak Spanish.
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    Oct 23, 2011 2:48 PM GMT
    Cairo_M saidFrance !!! ...


    Cairo - hope some day you are able to live in place that gives you the freedom to be you (a reference to something you once posted)

    Espania
  • BrownsTown

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    Oct 23, 2011 2:51 PM GMT
    hot_french_man said
    BrownsTown said... where English was not the primary language, which one would it be?

    For me, hands down, it would be Brazil. Big drop off to 2nd place, maybe Italy or Spain.


    (Yeah, this is a thread focused on the native English speakers, sorry!)



    Thats racism!!!! excluding non-native english members hahaha icon_biggrin.gif


    hot_french_man, I promise to come to Paris and make it up to you. icon_biggrin.gif
  • vintovka

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    Oct 23, 2011 4:15 PM GMT
    Costa Rica is my favorite place overall, Colombia and Panama are also nice places, but I could just as easily be persuaded to spend a year in Spain, Germany or Quebec. I suppose it would depend on the resources available too.
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    Oct 23, 2011 4:24 PM GMT
    Either Germany or France. I've lived there before, and German is very like English, I can get by. Plus many Germans speak English, a friendly people who will help you speak with them.

    France is a bit less friendly, but they'll let down their guard if they think you're making an effort to speak their language. They're hesitant to admit they know any English, but they do.

    I'd also consider Italy, because of my partner. He can still speak a bit of it, though born in the US, and I'd try my best to learn some, to please him.

    Learning languages is fun, and how you show respect for other peoples. Like knowing their customs & habits. I'm not very good at it, but I do make an effort.
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    Oct 23, 2011 4:26 PM GMT
    My easy answer is Korea because I'm Korean, but in the spirit of this thread - or at least what I think it is - I would have to say Spain.
  • Aquanerd

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    Oct 23, 2011 4:40 PM GMT
    Chile
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    Oct 23, 2011 4:51 PM GMT
    Italy, I love it there. Been there over my life time a few times and heading back early next year. Been too long for some lust of life.
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    Oct 23, 2011 4:51 PM GMT
    Anywhere in the Mediterranean.
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    Oct 23, 2011 4:53 PM GMT
    Netherlands.....
    The safest place on this planet for gays!! icon_smile.gif