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vilas
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12 May 2009 at 10:25pm | IP Logged 
Have a look on this video and please comment his fluency.

I can say that his English is perfect, so his french and his Spanish .


      http://www.youtube.com/w atch?v =L3w8y HrqFiQ

Edited by Fasulye on 08 December 2011 at 7:10pm

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Toffeeliz
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 Message 2 of 121
12 May 2009 at 11:50pm | IP Logged 
Had to get rid of the space between y and H.

His English is great I agree. His skill seems to lie within his accents, I would say it is spotless with English! Just a bit of hesitation marred it.

It is low-brow to mention he is quite the looker? ;D
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Russianbear
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 Message 3 of 121
13 May 2009 at 12:11am | IP Logged 
Yes, this guy is amazing. We already discussed him in a couple of other threads. The only chink in the armor seems to be his Russian, but even his Russian is still pretty good, especially the accent. I've seen people with (apparently) less skills than him claim fluency in Russian language, so I would find it hard to object even if he DID claim to be fluent in Russian, which he doesn't. Personally, I have a hard time evaluating his Russian skills based on his videos. When I first saw his Russian video I thought he was definitely less than fluent, but now I think I may have been too critical and maybe it is too hard to tell one way or another.

Edited by Russianbear on 13 May 2009 at 12:17am

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Witproduct
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 Message 4 of 121
13 May 2009 at 2:46am | IP Logged 
His Dutch is okay. His accent a little bit forced, but I have often spoken foreigners who lived in the Netherlands speaking with this accent. Most Dutch themselves speak a little less harsh.
He almost could fool me he's a native speaker.

Edited by Witproduct on 13 May 2009 at 2:59am

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Woodpecker
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 Message 5 of 121
13 May 2009 at 2:55am | IP Logged 
I definitely would have said he was a native English speaker, though how a guy from Italy ended up with a Cairo, Illinois, accent, I can only guess.
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Eduard
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 Message 6 of 121
27 May 2009 at 12:10am | IP Logged 
My experience is that mastering, or at least greatly resembling a native accent in the target language helps in being perceived as being fluent. If you've got your 'like, sort of, kinda' breaker words, that give you time to think, available, people may quickly take you for a native.

This is not meant as critique, it is rather a helpful hint :-). And btw the Italian guy does a good job at speaking the languages. I only cannot say something relevant to his Russian, as I don't speak that language.

His Dutch btw sounds better than his Swedish, but as someone else already mentioned, his accent is commonly associated with elite or posh people, comparable to stiff upper lip British English, yet therefore no better or worse than any other kind of standard Dutch.
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paparaciii
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 Message 7 of 121
28 May 2009 at 11:23am | IP Logged 
I hope one day to speak with the accent that he has got in English. Not in Russian, though. :D


Edited by paparaciii on 28 May 2009 at 11:23am

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cordelia0507
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 Message 8 of 121
28 May 2009 at 9:47pm | IP Logged 
His Swedish is ok - he sounds like one of the people who arrived to Sweden from Italy during the labour immigration of the 1970s. What he's saying is merely a rant with no particular message. Mostly he's talking about wanting to speak to blonde women, blah, blah. What a cliche! :-) But I am impressed anyway.

It would be interesting to hear what his techniques are, for learning languages.


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